The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker and chief technology officer Jeremy Phillips discuss emerging trends in technology.
In today's edition, Jeremy and Eric look at the telecom sector and its recent struggles. Yields are on the rise, and that's not necessarily a good thing, as collapsing share prices are the catalyst behind these rising yields. The main fear in the industry is that a slowdown could crimp access to cheaper debt that these telecoms rely on for their debt-heavy capital structure. Eric reminds investors not to chase the highest yield alone, but to manage risk and create a basket of high-yielders that can survive a downturn and protect principal.
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