Uh yeah, but MLP's can go down in value big time! They use
Posted on: June 22, 2011 at 23:00:12 CT
leverage and got crushed during the financial crisis--don't think I want to risk my house fund on these so-called "safe" investments? I hear ya about the 5-8% income return, but that comes at a price (i.e. risk of losing your ass!). I can see including them in a long-term portfolio, but my time horizon is short-term bro;...Didn't I see silver just drop from like $50 to $35 in a couple of weeks--dude thanks for the advice but notice I said "house fund" money--meaning LOW risk--Iwas thinking more like a Global Asset Allocation fund like those offered from PIMCO or even absolute return funds offered by Putnam--these seem like a relatively low risk way with some income generation while providing some of the upside of the stock market but without all the downside risk..
Edited by Beakerbasher at 23:02:54 on 06/22/11