Playing Offense

Remember when conservative, income-oriented investing was pretty simple? You know, hold some bonds here and buy some dividend-paying stocks there. These days, that old playbook just won’t cut it. At least that’s how some investment strategists see it.

“The paradigm of conservative investing has changed quite a bit the past couple of years,” says Mike Sorrentino, chief strategist at Global Financial Private Capital LLC. “Years ago, you could’ve bought a government bond, gotten returns above inflation and paid the bills. Those days are over.”

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