Investors seeking better returns are looking beyond traditional stocks and bonds. Investing for income has become pretty difficult in the last decade.
The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds hasn’t been higher than 5 percent since before the Great Recession, and in the intervening years we’ve seen both government and corporate bonds yield less and less.
In this environment, many Americans are looking beyond traditional blue-chip stocks and bond investments to find the yield they desire.
And increasingly, some of those investors are turning to real assets. Here are five outside-the-box ideas for investors looking to generate a reliable and regular distribution from their portfolio: