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Income Investing Today: Safety and High Income Through Diversification

Income Investing Today: Safety and High Income Through Diversification

Richard Lehmann

ISBN: 978-0-470-14007-9

Apr 2007

256 pages



Income Investing Today

Income Investing Today details a safe alternative to the downside risks inherent in the stock market--income securities that can provide a 7% to 8% annual cash income. With this book, fixed income expert Richard Lehmann outlines income investing concepts you need to understand, various investment vehicles, and investment strategies that will help you build a safe, diversified portfolio of investments.

The investment vehicles he explains range well beyond traditional fixed income securities or creditor instruments such as bonds, to include hybrids, REITs, mutual funds, and more. He shows that the key to building a steady, growth-oriented income portfolio is to diversify over a variety of securities that depend on different drivers--that is, portfolios that are not vulnerable to any one specific economic factor such as interest rates.

The ideal guide for individual investors saving for retirement and seeking more safety in their portfolios, Income Investing Today shows how a diversified collection of income securities can equal or exceed the returns from common stock with much lower risk.
1. The Why & How of Fixed Income.

2. Information Sources & How to Use Them.

3. Bonds.

4. Preferreds & Hybrids.

5. Convertibles & Adjustable Rate Debt.

6. Income Stocks.

7. Mutual Funds.

8. Securities & Other Investments to Avoid.

9. Other Topics of Interest.

10. Summing Up.

Appendix A. Internet Investment Information Sources.

Glossary of Income Terms.

Appendix B. Glossary of Income Terms.