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I've been following TMF for some time, and enjoy the discussion boards. But this site is missing the same thing everyone else is...a dedicated discussion on income investing...not just bonds...but income securities.

In a nutshell, as the baby boomers start heading into retirement, most are going to realize that all of the capital gains they have realized are for not unless they enjoy them (you can't take it with you). Some will gradually sell off pieces and do tight portfolio management. But most would prefer that their portfolios generate a steady and constant dividend they can combine with Social Security and, if applicable, an employment pension, to live on, with a portion invested in growth to occasionally feed their income portfolio to offset inflation.

Income instruments include: REITs, utilities, open end bond funds, preferred stock, Exchange Traded Bond Funds, royalty trusts, closed end bond funds, Master Limited Partnership's and, yes, even individual bonds.

No, THIS IS NOT FIXED is Income Only...and there is a

If this interests you and is something you have been interested in pursuing, this is a place to share and gather ideas. But be prepared, the securities industry places little interest in income producers, and objective information is scarce...but its there.

What are some of your ideas and experiences?

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