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Income Investing with Bonds, Stocks and Money Markets by Jason Brady

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5EQUITIES FOR INCOME

 

There once was in Westphalia, in the castle of the noble Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh, a young man whom nature had given a most sweet disposition.

—Voltaire, Candide

 

We’ve talked at length about bonds and the variety of fixed-income instruments that are used to generate income for a number of different kinds of investors. The trap of negative optionality and asymmetry of returns make the task of finding income in bonds very challenging. But investors often overlook a fairly obvious source of cash flow: equities. U.S.-based income seekers are particularly likely to forget about stocks for income, because dividend yields are so poor in the U.S. compared to those in other countries. But globally, stocks can provide a significant, ...

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