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The Promise and Peril of Multi-Asset Income

Don’t let the solution for more income be worse than the problem.

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A tough decade for income-seeking investors has only gotten more challenging in 2020. At the end of October, the yield on the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index was 1.25%, nearly a full percentage point lower than it was a year ago. Yields have fallen as the Fed slashed rates to near zero and investors piled into safe havens amidst heightened uncertainty stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

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