Income Beyond Bonds

With both short- and long-term interest rates in the basement, income-sensitive investors have naturally begun to look to equities.  Significantly, the yield on the S&P 500 now exceeds that of the 10-year U.S. Treasury bond – a relationship last seen in approximately 1958.  But if some equity yield is good, does that mean that more equity yield must be better?  Not necessarily – we recently identified some of the opportunities and pitfalls for investors seeking income beyond bonds: http://us.spindices.com/documents/research/research-income-beyond-bonds.pdf

 

 

 

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