Why The Recent Drop In Interest Rates May Not Be What You Think

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Last Wednesday I finished a three-part series on how one might dissect longer-term bond interest rates to try and understand what the financial markets are trying to tell us about what is going on. These three posts dealt with the real rate of … [Read more...]

The Role Stocks Play in an Income Investor’s Portfolio

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In my recent article, “Income Investing – What Exactly Is It?” I noted that income investing “involves focusing your efforts on creating diversified streams of income with as little risk to principal as you feel is possible in order to sustain your … [Read more...]

Bonds vs. Bond Mutual Funds

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So What’s Better? Investing in individual Bonds directly or through a Bond Mutual Fund? The short answer is “it depends” and there really is no single correct answer. There are potential benefits and drawbacks to each, and ultimately the decision … [Read more...]