Skip to main content
Update
Non-financial boards have been closed.

Non-financial boards have been closed but will continue to be accessible in read-only form. If you're disappointed, we understand. Thank you for being an active participant in this community. We have more community features in development that we look forward to sharing soon.

Fool.com | The Motley Fool Community
Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
No. of Recommendations: 2
The original poster on this thread asked a good question...you seem to be getting a bunch of different answers.

I don't think the reference you made to galeno's use of the word "yield" had anything to do with bonds. I say this because galeno is a MM/CD ladder plus tech stocks kind of guy (I'm oversimplifying - sorry galeno.) I suspect when he used yield it was in reference to the annual drawdown from the portfolio, not dividend yield, money market yield or bond yield.

If a portfolio is in distribution phase, I suppose you could say that there are a few different types of "yield" out there. Dividend yield (from stocks), Money market yields (from MMs), bond/CD yields, and the big daddy of them all, "portfolio yield" - which might include all the previous terms plus some drawdown from assets...to get you to your "withdrawl rate."

The idea is to keep this last one at a safe level.

Hope this helps a little.

Euro

Print the post  

Announcements

When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.