Low yields, compounded by the market’s steep dive this week, are prompting investors—particularly Baby Boomers—to seek income beyond the traditional sources, The Wall Street Journal reports. That’s means they’re not just looking at dividend-paying stocks and long-term Treasury bonds but at exotic offerings, such as foreign real estate investment trusts, publicly traded energy partnerships and dividend-capture funds.

The latter invest in dividend-paying stocks long enough to qualify for the next dividend payment, and then they cash out.

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