Income Investing Today: Safety & High Income Through Diversification

Income Investing Today: Safety & High Income Through Diversification

by Richard Lehmann, R. Lehmann


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Income Investing Today: Safety & High Income Through Diversification by Richard Lehmann, R. Lehmann

Income Investing Today

Income Investing Today details a safe alternative to the downsiderisks inherent in the stock market—income securities that canprovide a 7% to 8% annual cash income. With this book, fixed incomeexpert Richard Lehmann outlines income investing concepts you needto understand, various investment vehicles, and investmentstrategies that will help you build a safe, diversified portfolioof investments.

The investment vehicles he explains range well beyond traditionalfixed income securities or creditor instruments such as bonds, toinclude hybrids, REITs, mutual funds, and more. He shows that thekey to building a steady, growth-oriented income portfolio is todiversify over a variety of securities that depend on differentdrivers—that is, portfolios that are not vulnerable to any onespecific economic factor such as interest rates.

The ideal guide for individual investors saving for retirement andseeking more safety in their portfolios, Income Investing Todayshows how a diversified collection of income securities can equalor exceed the returns from common stock with much lower risk.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470128602
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/04/2007
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Richard Lehmann is President of Income Securities Advisors, Inc. (ISA), and publishes the Forbes/Lehmann Income Securities Investor newsletter, as well as the ETF Investor Newsletter and Distressed Debt Securities Newsletter. He founded the Bond Investors Association (BIA) in 1983 as an information and advocacy organization for individual bondholders. ISA is the successor to BIA. Lehmann is also a columnist with Forbes magazine and has been actively involved in fixed income advising and bond defaults since 1976. He is also the portfolio manager of the Fallen Angels Income Fund (FAINX), a publicly traded no-load fund. Lehmann has taught finance and accounting in Miami and has spoken at numerous investment seminars. He holds an MBA from Columbia University, is a CPA, and an SEC-registered investment advisor. Visit for more information.

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Table of Contents

1. The Why & How of Fixed Income.

2. Information Sources & How to Use Them.

3. Bonds.

4. Preferreds & Hybrids.

5. Convertibles & Adjustable Rate Debt.

6. Income Stocks.

7. Mutual Funds.

8. Securities & Other Investments to Avoid.

9. Other Topics of Interest.

10. Summing Up.

Appendix A. Internet Investment Information Sources.

Glossary of Income Terms.

Appendix B. Glossary of Income Terms.

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