Although the economy needs to improve before the Fed raises key rates, some dividend payers might act as good hedges amid higher rates, while others have something to lose, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
Income investors concerned about heavy government-bond concentration in the Barclays Aggregate Bond Index should consider dividend payers and the bonds of countries with low debt/GDP ratios, says the Princeton professor.
Retirees who start with a conservative equity stake and build that up to a target percentage over the years will experience less volatility while still achieving solid returns, says financial-planning expert Michael Kitces.
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