- By Ben Reynolds
Today's market is tough.
Bond yields were already at historic lows that pushed traditional utility stock valuations to historic highs.
Other income-oriented equities like preferred shares and large REITs have also seen their share prices pushed up by lower-for-longer interest rates.
In today's market, it is getting very difficult to find high quality conservative investments with a yield above 4% and even more difficult to find a monthly dividend-paying investment above 4%. What is an income investor to do?