I see, Ted is starting to post again so the thread I started on the Markets & More (in his absence) will most likely be no more when he returns to the morning slot with his daily opening post. Know though, if for some reason he chooses not to return and make his former daily opening post ... The Markets & More will continue.
With this, I have elected to open a new thread of "What Are You ... Buying ... Selling ... or Pondering?" that I took over, about a year ago, after another poster left the board.
Recently, in reading the board, I found many are looking at high yield and bank loan funds in this projected rising interest rate environment as a good investment choice. As I remember, my convertible securities funds performed well in past rising interest rate environments as well. In fact, I use to have a complete sleeve consisting of three convertible funds years back.
Since, I already have a meaninful representation in high yield and bank loans I recently opened a position in a convertible securities fund adding it as a member in my hybrid income sleeve.
I have linked below a few links on convertibles that might be of interest.
An old but good article ...http://www.kiplinger.com/article/investing/T041-C007-S001-cut-risk-with-convertible-securities.htmlhttp://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/convertible-security.asphttp://news.morningstar.com/fund-category-returns/convertibles/$FOCA$CV.aspx
I wish all ... "Good Investing."