Low yields on cash holdings have been here for a while, with no signs of ascending.

Money market mutual funds have an average yield of 0.01%, according to Money Fund Report. Bankrate.com puts the average payout from bank money market accounts at 0.11%—$55 a year on a $50,000 deposit. With such traditional vehicles yielding next to nothing, is there any place where advisors can find acceptable volatility along with some payout?

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