Originally Posted by boo
There isn't any safe income these days, at least not meaningful income. A Vanguard Barclays Aggregate Index fund, which consists of investment grade credit, governments, and agency MBS is only yielding 3% (net) these days. I like bank loan funds, which currently yield 5%-6% and will rise along with interest rates. The thing is, if there's another credit-market dislocation, be prepared for roller coaster ride. There's always mortgage REITs, which are yielding 15%-20%, but of course there's a damn good reason the yields are high. When the Fed starts raising rates, it could get ugly.
Love me some REITs yielding at almost 20%... Dunno what the end is going to look like (or when it is going to come) but it probably won't be pretty. Should sell my AGNC shares at some point...but I don't want to