We’re not asking for much. Earning a 5% yield would be nice. Heck, we’d settle for 4%. But current opportunities for income appear far stingier. What’s an investor to do?
...The formula for a sustainable stream of 4% income today involves a mix of four [...] elements. Sorry, I can’t make it simpler. Each of the securities below is riskier than U.S. government–insured assets, but the ultimate payoff is worth the modest gamble. And you can reduce your risks by diversifying.