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Income Investing: An Intelligent Approach to Profiting from Bonds, Stocks, and Money Markets by Jason Brady

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1INVESTING FOR INCOME

 

“Amen!” cried Goodman Brown. “Say thy prayers, dear Faith, and go to bed at dusk, and no harm will come to thee.”

—Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Young Goodman Brown”

 

If you’ve picked up a book about investing for income, I probably don’t have to convince you that it’s an important strategy or that income generation is likely to be a key part of investment returns for the foreseeable future. But coaxing income from your investment portfolio is easier said than done. There are a number of serious pitfalls and issues involved in any income strategy, and we’ll explore them in depth as this book goes on.

Investing for income is not a new concept. John D. Rockefeller, famous philanthropist and founder of Standard Oil, reportedly said, ...

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