Investors: Consider U.S. Real Estate for Stable Income

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By Gershon Distenfeld & Brian Phillips

Earning investment income today is tough—and it’s probably going to stay that way. But there are opportunities in less traveled parts of the bond market. And they’re not as risky as you might think.

Consider US commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS). CMBS package together hundreds of loans for properties such as downtown office buildings, hotels, shopping malls and multifamily apartment complexes.

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