Be careful of chasing yield. In a low-return, low-yield environment, everyone wants to find enhancements to their portfolios. This is understandable. Unfortunately, investors often do so by chasing returns. Chasing yield or return is one of the biggest mistakes investors can make.
It is an understatement to say the world has experienced a radical shift in capital markets. There are more layers of information and opinions on the direction of the world than we've seen in decades. The internet and the media do not always make it easier, but Michael Dubis' contribution through IB blogs will help you sift through the noise and give you some perspective. You can find his company online.