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Top 3 Safe, High-Yield Income Investments In 2021

May 02, 2021 9:25 AM ETFPI, FPI.PB, VGSIX, VGSLX, VGSNX, VNQ, O14 Comments


  • With bond yields at historical lows, it’s difficult for retired investors to find safe investments that still pay a good yield.
  • However, 3 opportunities still exist: blue-chip REITs, preferred shares, and property-backed loans.
  • We discuss the pros and cons of each option, and whether they fit into a balanced retirement portfolio.
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As investors near retirement age, they are usually advised to move more of their money into income investments in an effort to de-risk their portfolio.

Retirees typically make less money than those in

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