Investors continue to turn to fixed-income focused products as a way to ensure income in this uncertain economic climate. However, as the markets continue on the road to recovery, taking on some risk could be an attractive endeavor. A fund such as iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund (DVY) tracks a basket of solid U.S. companies which offer a stable, consistent payout.
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-- Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.