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“Marvin Appel is a discerning and highly regarded money manager. In this concise but compelling text, he shows how individual investors can use a range of fixed-income strategies to gain superior returns while ably managing risk.” --Nelson Freeburg, Editor, Formula Research
“This book is a great source of knowledge. While reading I found myself learning things I didn’t know, and I’ve been in this business for over 20 years. Marvin Appel has done an excellent job; I am truly impressed.” --Ike Iossif, President and Chief Investment Officer, Aegean Capital Group, Inc., and Executive Producer of “MarketViews.tv”
Today, many risk-averse investors simply can’t meet their income needs with conventional bank CDs, money market funds, or bonds. This book reveals how you can earn more, without exposing yourself to excessive risk or the costs of a highly active trading strategy.
Dr. Marvin Appel shows how to take advantage of high-yield bond funds and income-producing equity strategies...when to purchase individual bonds, when to use bond mutual funds, and which bond funds are best...how to finally make diversification work again.
Step by step, you’ll build a master portfolio for the coming years: one that can deliver attractive long-term returns more safely than you ever thought possible!
You can’t survive on what CDs and money markets are paying these days--but you can’t live with high risk, either. Fortunately, with this book’s powerful, proven strategies, you can earn more income without losing sleep! Dr. Marvin Appel reveals smarter, safer ways to use bonds and bond funds...derive more cash from stocks at surprisingly low risk...safely supplement your returns with preferred shares and options...plan for income you can actually live on!
Chapter 1: Introduction 1
Chapter 2: Basics of Bond Investments 7
Chapter 3: Risks of Bond Investing 29
Chapter 4: Bond Ladders--Higher Interest Income with Less Risk 45
Chapter 5: Bond Mutual Funds--Where the Best Places Are for Your One-Stop Shopping 51
Chapter 6: The Safest Investment There Is--Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) 67
Chapter 7: High-Yield Bond Funds--Earn the Best Yields Available while Managing the Risks 81
Chapter 8: Municipal Bonds--Keep the Taxman at Bay 93
Chapter 9: Preferred Stocks--Obtain Higher Yields Than You Can with Corporate Bonds 115
Chapter 10: Why Even Conservative Investors Need Some Exposure to Other Markets 133
Chapter 11: Equity ETFs for Dividend Income 139
Chapter 12: Using Options to Earn Income 153
Chapter 13: Conclusion--Assembling the Program for Lifetime Investment Income 167