Note: The following is part of Morningstar's 2019 Portfolio Tuneup week. A version of this article appeared on Aug. 30, 2018.
While yields have ticked up a bit over the past few years, today's retirees may still have a tough time subsisting on yield alone. Some income-focused investors have ventured further onto the risk spectrum to generate a livable yield; a smaller segment has been sticking with safer sources of income but trying to make do on less.
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