Can Institutional Investors Rely on Equities for Income?

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The drawn-out low-yield environment has frustrated institutional investors to the point of them allocating capital again to leveraged loans, mortgage-backed securities and private debt securities. PIMCO founder Bill Gross’ August 2014 investment outlook, “Goodnight Vietnam“, highlighted that, “Capital gains from almost all asset classes are approaching dusk. Low but relatively dependable income will be the market’s future driver.”

Furthermore, the S&P 500 utility sector had a dividend yield of 3.9%.

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