YES, sound investments are available with yields of 5% or more in today's market. You don't have to settle for the minimal interest rates currently offered by CDs, T-Bills, and the like.

BUT it's essential to avoid these stumbling blocks:
Overpaying for a security.
Holding on following significantly negative developments that may not be widely reported.
Suffering a reduced payout.
Failing to spread your risk across different security types (preferred stocks, closed-end funds, convertibles, dividend stocks, and more).

Every month Income Securities Investor gives you nine meticulously researched recommendations that focus on high income generation and principal protection. Each newsletter issue also includes updates on previous recommendations and expert insights into market conditions and outlook. Your subscription also gives you access to portions of this website listing a larger number of past recommendations, plus valuable pointers on successful investing. Find out more by downloading a recent newsletter:

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Investor News

Includes news on income investing and useful advice on personal
finance, as well as commentary by Income Securities Investor
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Marty Fridson spoke on inflation, interest rates, and income at the recent MoneyShow Virtual Expo. Click here to view his presentation:   More ...

Hope you'll join me at the Money Show Virtual Expo! For details on speakers and to register:   More ...

Dowload Marty Fridson’s Moneyshow presentation, “Sizing Up Income-Focused ETFs.” (requires Mocrosoft Powerpoint)   More ...

Is the Fed really damaging future economic growth by creating "zombie" companies that should be failing?   More ...

Cryptocurrency has gotten a bit less cryptic recently. Also, central bank digital currencies pose an emerging challenge.   More ...

Traders are talking about a possible return to $100 oil. What would it mean for high yield bond prices?   More ...

Marty Fridson’s presentation at the CFA Society of New York’s 31st High Yield Bond Conference describes the size, structure, and performance of the high yield bond market.   More ...

Marty Fridson’s presentation at the CFA Society of New York’s 31st High Yield Bond Conference describes a variety of quantitative methods currently being employed in high yield investment management.   More ...

Here is a detailed summary of how the currently proposed tax law changes would affect you:   More ...

No, poor performance last quarter doesn't mean you should reduce fixed income exposure. It's not even clear you should do that if you expect interest rates to continue rising.   More ...

Marty Fridson talks about where to find yield in today’s low-rate environment on “Money Life with Chuck Jaffe.”   More ...

Don’t Take The Long Duration Stocks Thesis Too Literally   More ...

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Meet the Editor

Martin Fridson, CEO of Income Securities Advisors, Inc

Mr. Fridson was a corporate bond research director on Wall Street and is now Chief Investment Officer at Lehmann Livian Fridson Advisors, LLC.

He has written numerous articles on bonds and fixed income investing and has authored six books. He has guest-lectured at leading universities.

Mr. Fridson holds an MBA from Harvard, is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and is past president of the Fixed Income Analysts Society.

Newsletter content

Pick of the month

Each month our favorite security, for a variety of reasons, is featured on the front page.


Up to nine recommendations for bonds, preferreds and convertibles each month.

Model Portfolios

Updates on our 4 Model portfolios Low-risk, Med-Risk, High-risk, and Multi-Driver.

Featured articles

Reports on new developments in the fixed income market and educational pieces.

Corporate updates

Changes and developments for companies where a recommendation was made.

Rating changes

Rating changes by Moody's and Standard & Poor's on recommendations.

Interest rates

Updates on interest rate trends and where opportunities appear.

About ISI Newsletter

The ONLY Newsletter providing ADVICE on BONDS, PREFERRED STOCKS, CONVERTIBLES, and other income securities.

The newsletter addresses the various fixed-income markets, not only with specific recommendations but also with specific guidance.

We will keep you up to date on a large universe of securities of past recommendations, giving you specific action-oriented advice.

We are proud to present our model portfolios' performance for the last 10 years.

Why Should I Subscribe?

Use the newsletter as the best source for self-directed investing and for building your own income securities portfolio.

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Monthly Recommendations: Our best corporate bonds, preferred stocks, convertible securities, master ltd. partnerships, and closed-end funds. All with very attractive yields.

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Income Securities Advisors has a referral arrangement with an independent SEC Registered Investment Adviser, Lehmann Livian Fridson Advisors LLC, on income securities on a non-custodial basis. LLFA has no affiliations with any underwriter, brokerage firm, or trust company and is not a dealer or broker in securities. Portfolio management services are on a fee-only basis.

LLFA focuses on income securities such as bonds, preferreds, ETF's MLP's, and Closed end Funds. LLFA seeks investors whose goals are principal protection, steady monthly income and high yield. You are invited to visit LLFA's New York City office. For additional information see, or call 212-319-8903 or contact