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With bond yields near record lows, income investors have been hard pressed to find low-risk securities that generate the cash flow they require.As Christopher Antony of CIBC Wood Gundy’s Investment Strategy Group noted in a recent report, the FTSE TMX Canada universe bond index was yielding just 1.7 per cent at the time while the S&P/TSX composite index was at 2.9 per cent. Meantime, the preferred share universe index yielded a very attractive 5.4 per cent.

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