With bank rates so low, various stock related investments may seem tempting, but as this WSJ article describes
, there may be more risks than you had expected.
In the parched landscape of income investing, dozens of closed-end funds yield more than 10%.
Just as wanderers in the desert shouldn't mistake a mirage for an oasis, investors shouldn't regard these funds as salvation. Often, the income you earn in the short run mightn't be worth the principal you lose in the long run.
Has the low interest rate environment led you to invest more in things like stocks, bonds, annuities or commodities?