Desperately Seeking Yield: 23 December 2020

Another risk factor: central banks can raise interest rates. Although that doesn’t appear imminent in the US or elsewhere, the recent chatter about rising inflation risk in the year ahead has directed minds to the subject in recent months.

Don’t forget that even if you earn a respectable yield in a given ETF, market volatility can create capital losses that wipe out the gain (and more) from a fund’s distributions.

Overall, the table above is presented as a first approximation of what’s available in global markets at the moment (via a rear-view mirror) when you cast a wide net in the desperate search for yield. Further research, however, is highly recommended. Proceed accordingly.

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