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Barron's Cover Story: This Year's Best Income Ideas

Barron's Cover Story: This Year's Best Income Ideas
  • The cover story in this weekend's Barron's offers a look at how to get yields of up to 9 percent in 2016.
  • Junk bonds and high-dividend stocks topped the annual survey, while Treasurys and MLPs brought up the rear.
  • Other feature stories offer top picks from advisors and fund managers.

Cover Story

"Get Yields Up to 9%" by Andrew Bary.

There are still plenty of places to find decent income in the stock and bond markets, says this week's cover story in Barron's, even with many key interest rates at or near historically low levels. So for the fourth straight year, Barron's has sized up income-producing investments in those markets in a survey to uncover the best and worst income investments for 2016.

See why junk bonds and high-dividend stocks such as Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) and Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) are Barron's top picks among the top 10 income sectors, and why Treasurys and master limited partnerships (MLPs) failed to make the cut.

Find out how utilities and municipal bonds stacked up this time in the annual survey, as well as real estate investment trusts and telecoms. That article includes top picks in each of the 10 income sectors, presented by the numbers (return, yield, price, etc.), as well as a glance back at how the Barron's income picks for 2015 fared.

Related Link: 5 "Bold" Predictions For 2016

Feature Stories

Other featured stories in this weekend's Barron's include:

  • "Cruise's Big Three Could Steam to 20% Gains" by Jack Hough
  • "Pandora Stock Could Fall 20% or More" by Alexander Eule
  • "A Chance to Invest With Activist Elliott Management" by Bill Alpert
  • "How Stocks Could Grind to 7%-8% Total Returns" by Lawrence C. Strauss
  • "Fresh Air, Fresh Ideas" by Sarah Max
  • "A Top Advisor Sees a Strong Market in 2016" by Steve Garmhausen

In Barron's Penta: "New York Comes Down on Art Collectors" by Stacy Perman explains why art buyers must take care when paying sales taxes.

"King of Whoppers" is an editorial commentary by Thomas G. Donlan that discusses the candidacy of Donald Trump.

In Barron's Asia: "And the Most Attractive Stock Market for 2016 Is…" by Wayne Arnold takes a look at why China is likely to be Asia's best performing stock market next year despite its bleak economic outlook.

Related Link: Chinese Stocks Just Broke A 35-Year Support Line


Columns in this weekend's Barron's discuss:

  • The trouble with China
  • The prospects for an oil rebound in 2016
  • The prospects for the cloud in 2016
  • Two big online brokers revamped
  • Why top value funds have suffered
  • Economic New Year's resolutions

Disclosure: At the time of this writing, the author had no position in the mentioned equities.

Image Credit: Public Domain

Posted-In: Alexander Eule Andrew Bary Barron's Bill Alpert Donald Trump high-dividend stocksTop Stories Media Best of Benzinga


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