I am very happy with my HIGH dividend payers: fixed income stocks called MERpA (Merril Lynch Preferred A) and Pennsylvania Power and light which pay 9% and 7% respectively. But I wasn't happy with money being added to my account every quarter, I wanted to grow faster hence MAgs. If I had put more in these, I would be a couple thousand ahead now. So yes, one can buy and hold fixed income stocks and by them on line. Doesn't anyone else know about these? I have had them for over a year and they don't move more than one or two points and just pay, pay, pay. I have mo also which pays out like crazy!