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Income Investing: A Way You’ve Probably Neglected
Interest rates are at silly-low levels—and the Fed says to expect more of the same. Money funds and bank CDs earn less than zero after taxes and inflation. Where can investors get some decent yield without taking on huge quality or currency risk? No need for junk bonds or overseas debt. Consider preferred stocks. These securities, a corporate vehicle established and tested for well over a century, stand above the common stock but below bonds. Many investors are unfamiliar with this large investment arena, where yields can be quite attractive. Learn all about it: different types of preferreds and quasi-preferreds, terminology, and online information resources. Some, but not all, offer qualified (15% tax rate) dividends. Did you know that some REITs offer preferred stocks? Or that the IRS considers some preferreds’ “dividends” actually to be interest? Do you know that some exchange-traded and closed-end funds specialize in preferreds, for fast diversification? Come gather a wealth of expanded knowledge. And why not invite a friend to see what AAII has to offer?
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