Those of us who are retired or near retirement are looking protect our investments with well-diversified portfolios. A portion of my tax deferred portfolio, is dedicated to income generating stocks, no bonds at this point, to help handle the MRD that will kick in when I turn 70 ½ years old. My preferred holdings are good stable businesses that I’ve come to trust over the years, they basically don’t go up or down. In 2015 I started again adding mortgage backed REITs like AGNC to my other long time REIT holdings. My newest edition in 2015 was Nordic Atlantic Tanker, with the world awash in oil and no place to store it daily tanker rates are going sky-high.
Here is my list of Income producing stocks for 2016.