A version of this article previously appeared in the June issue of Morningstar ETFInvestor.
Many investors obsess over investment income, and it's easy to understand why. Retirements are lasting longer, and with longer life expectancies come higher medical costs and greater risk of outliving one's assets. While demands on savings have increased, so has the challenge of meeting them with investment income. Interest rates are lower now than they have been historically, as are dividend payout ratios.
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