The Impact of Chasing Yield

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


The extremely low yields on fixed income investments such as bonds, money market funds and savings accounts may be tempting investors to chase yield, and as a result, incur more risk. The Fed’s announcement that they will most likely keep rates low is enticing people to search for yield.  Investors trying to bolster yield in this low interest rate environment must understand that it does not come without a price. 

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