Traditionally, my preferred investing strategy for income was in common stock in large, stable dividend producing companies.
While there are still plenty of these companies out there with appealing yields in today's market; I am getting a little scared every time I see an article by a market prognosticator suggesting that all of the bailouts and money printing can only lead to another bubble and sharp market sell-off.
With the wild swings in the market, it makes me a little nervous than I may have been historically to sink my money into common equities at all. Sure a 4-6% payout is fine, but if the underlying stock price declines by 30%, it will take a lot of years to recoup the loss.
So, where are some other income investments I might want to look into