Striking a prudent balance between income and risk today requires widening the opportunity set by combining traditional and non-traditional sources of income. A flexible investment approach across income-producing asset classes can help provide higher yields and meaningful diversification, which can reduce overall portfolio volatility.

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Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

Diversification and asset allocation may not protect against market risk or loss of principal.

The strategies discussed are strictly for illustrative and educational purposes and should not be construed as a recommendation to purchase or sell, or an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. There is no guarantee that any strategies discussed will be effective.

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