Stay Small and Move Slowly

One question I am asked with some consistency is about how and where to find investments that can provide some measure of income. The world is yield starved after a few years of quantitative easing (QE) and zero-interest rate policy (ZIRP) programs and that is not going to change anytime soon.

I generally favor a mix of higher yielding alternative income securities such, as real estate investment trusts (REITs), business development companies (BDCs) and Mortgage Real Estate Investment Trusts (mREITs), as well as companies that have the potential for very high dividend growth over the next five to 10 years. Generally speaking, this has provided a portfolio income well above what is available from bank instruments, bonds, municipal funds and even blue-chip dividend stocks. Right now, I am having the same problem everyone else is: Yield chasing has pushed prices to unsustainable levels....586 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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