August 27, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT
7 ETFs Yielding 7% Or More
For the past several years, interest rates in the U.S. and in many developed countries around the world have been hovering at record lows as central banks have attempted to spur economic growth by reducing borrowing costs. And all indications are that the low interest rate environment is here to stay–at least for another few years. Analysts generally agree that most interest rates won’t begin to climb until 2014 at the earliest, and it’s entirely possible that investors are looking at another several years of record low rates. While this environment may be good for those looking to borrow, it poses a significant challenge to those looking to generate meaningful current returns on their portfolio. Against this backdrop, many traditional sources of current returns have dried up. Treasuries yield next-to-nothing; 10-year notes are sporting a yield in the neighborhood of 1.7%, while 5-year notes offer up a paltry 0.70%. Even [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Junk Bond ETFs: More Than Just JNK & HYG Highlighting The Kings Of The Dividend ETFs Three “Dividend ETFs” That Go Beyond Stocks Leveraged Dividend ETFs: Too Good To Be True? 12 High-Yielding Monthly Distribution Bond ETFs
For the past several years, interest rates in the U.S. and in many developed countries around the world have been hovering at record lows as central banks have attempted to spur economic growth by reducing borrowing costs. And all indications are that the low interest rate environment is here to stay–at least for another few years. Analysts generally agree that most interest rates won’t begin to climb until 2014 at the earliest, and it’s entirely possible that investors are looking at another several years of record low rates. While this environment may be good for those looking to borrow, it poses a significant challenge to those looking to generate meaningful current returns on their portfolio. Against this backdrop, many traditional sources of current returns have dried up. Treasuries yield next-to-nothing; 10-year notes are sporting a yield in the neighborhood of 1.7%, while 5-year notes offer up a paltry 0.70%. Even [...]

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