In the latest episode of WealthTrack, financial columnists Jason Zweig and Jonathan Clements of The Wall Street Journal talk about how long-term investors can find income in a low-yield world.
Zweig and Clements discuss the use of annuities, as well as how investors can use Social Security to their advantage. Zweig also talks about how investors shouldn’t mistake dividend stocks for bonds when searching for income. “They’re stocks, and they’re risky,” he says. He also advises that investors focus less on whether the broader stock market is a little over or undervalued, and instead think about how they have handled past downturns when considering their equity allocations. Zweig recommends Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, saying that the time to protect against unexpected inflation is when inflation is quiet.