Yes, You Can be a Successful Income Investor!: Reaching for Yield in Today's Market

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New Beginnings Press, 2005 - Business & Economics - 223 pages
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With the bursting of the stock market bubble, and after 13 rate cuts by the Federal Reserve, yields on CDs and Money Market funds tread at historic lows--a negative return after a inflation. Gone are the days when investors could earn 5 percent interest, risk-free. With smaller savings coupled with lower returns on what savings remain, retirees and others living on fixed-income investments watch in horror as their income checks shrink with each passing month. However, there are investments that still earn a significant rate of return--and do so reliably and consistently. These fixed-income securities include bonds, real estate investment trusts, preferred stocks, and emerging market debt, among others. They earn the kind of returns that baby boomers and the retirement community need in the same way they need to draw breath, yet hardly anyone knows anything about them. As 70 million Americans reach retirement age in the next 15 years, fixed-income investing will become a sociologically inevitable megatrend. Yes, You Can Be a Successful Income Investor! shows you how you can safely secure the highest possible yield from your savings, even in a treacherous investment environment.

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Contents

Welcome to the Real World
1
Investing for Yield
5
Bond Basics
13
Copyright

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Ben Stein is a respected economist who has written about finance for "Barron's, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, " and "Fortune." A critic of corporate executives' self-dealing, Stein travels the country speaking about finance and is a regular contributor to CBS's "Sunday Morning, " CNN, and Fox News. He was the winner of the 2009 Malcolm Forbes Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism.



Phil DeMuth is an author, psychologist, and investment advisor whose articles have appeared in "The Wall Street Journal " and many other publications. He has made TV appearances on CNBC, Forbes on Fox, and Wall Street Week with Fortune. He has also collaborated with noted financial writer Ben Stein on several books that focus on prudent financial investing.

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