As Published in the Shore 2013 Edition of NJ Lifestyle
We are currently in a near zero interest rate environment and the Federal Reserve seems intent on keeping rates right there for the foreseeable future. This has caused investors to diversify the income portion of their investment portfolios and re-think ways to generate income outside of traditional savings and interest bearing accounts. Accordingly, investors have been bidding up dividend paying stocks. high yield bonds, MLP’s and real estate investment trusts, in part to replace the lost income that in the past had been previously so highly predictable and easily obtainable. Now the Federal Government wants its share too. Let us explain.