Bonds – A Necessary Component of the Income Investor’s Portfolio


In the second part of my series on income investing, I discussed the role that common stocks can play in an income investor’s portfolio. But stocks aren’t the only game in town. Bonds are also an important component of any diversified income-focused … [Read more...]

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


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


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...]