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Bruce, thanks for your insightful post.

Should I consider any other types of income oriented CE Funds that don't focus on bonds, such as CE Preferred Stock Funds?

I see in your recommendations for reliable yield you didn't mention bond mutual funds or bond ETFs- what's your take on those? Are they any better (or worse) than CE Bond Funds?

I see other boards where income investors are crowing about the 8, 9, 10%+ yields they're supposedly getting from numerous high-yield bond mutual funds and ETFs. But I wonder about a few things, such as:
-do they actually receive the exact published yield for those funds, or something less, after fees & expenses?
-are those published yields paid out consistently over long periods?
-how much time and effort do they end of spending managing a portfolio of multiple high-yield funds?
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