These 21 Safe Bond Funds Pay Up to 8.5% and Never Go Down

“Brett, give me some bond funds with big yields. And it’d be great if their prices never went down!” My money manager friend was chasing the holy grail of retirement income. He wanted safe payouts from bonds to balance his clients’ stock exposure. “How about the Artisan High Income Investor Fund (ARTFX) ?” I replied. “It pays a steady 6% or so. And it never goes down.” Same S&P Yearly Return, Less Heartburn “The only problem is that it never goes up, either. And that’s prevented me from recommending it to my Contrarian Income Report subscribers.” Our CIR portfolio holds eight bond funds today (versus ten stocks and stock funds).… Read more
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