Now is the Time for Floating Rate Bonds

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Now is the Time for Floating Rate Bonds

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The Fed looks set for another hike in September, and likely another before the end of the year. That means that fixed income is a very tricky market, as many bonds will likely see losses. So how can one protect their portfolio but still earn reliable income? One option is to buy floating rate bonds. Luckily, there are several funds that can help investors own floating rate bonds. Some of them include the Fidelity Floating Rate High Income (4.36% yield), the iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF, the BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund, or the Eaton Vance Floating Rate Income Fund.

FINSUM : We think floating rate bonds seem like a good strategy for the current environment. Just be careful of high credit risk in some of these funds.

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  • floating rates
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  • dividends

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