About

Dr. Carla Pasternak is the columnist for Income Investor. For the past decade, she wrote High-Yield Investing, which under her byline was the highest subscription income newsletter in North America with over 40,000 subscribers. For several years, she also wrote a companion newsletter, High-Yield International

Dr. Pasternak holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the University of Calgary in Canada. A native New Yorker, she received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College of Columbia University. 

Prior to writing High-Yield Investing, Dr. Pasternak served for 10 years as Founding President of an investor relations firm that wrote, designed, and produced hundreds of annual reports and other investor communications. She also taught business and English courses at the University of Wisconsin and Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada for many years. 

Dr. Pasternak is passionate about the stock market and enjoys helping others understand the intricacies of income investing. She applies both technical and fundamental analysis to identify overlooked and undervalued corners of the income universe.

Content from Carla Pasternak

European Small Caps with High Yields
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Based on forward p/e and cash flow multiples, European shares are trading at very attractive price levels versus U.S. eq…

Tickers: DFE
An ETF for High Yield Corporates
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Despite a bear market for bonds in the face of rising interest rates and inflation expectations, one corner of the fix…

Tickers: HYG
ETF Duo for Uncertain Times
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For now, the only certainty is continued uncertainty. Given Trump's unpredictable management style, it seems reasonabl…

Tickers: SWHFX
On the Sunny Side of the REITs
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Here is a real estate investment trust that's successfully playing the growing retro trend of hitting the road and trav…

Tickers: SUI
The Fed Helps This Solid Bond Fund
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It&rsquo’s all in the margins for this closed-end bond fund, and low rates mean a big dividend for investors, writ…

Tickers: JFR
'Secret' Metric Unearths 5 Stock Gems
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If there's one thing you need to find out about a company, it's how much money it really has to pay out dividends, writ…

Tickers: LMT | BIP | LLY | VZ
One Taxi Worth the Ride
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This is one income stock off most people’s radar screens that kicks off a great dividend and is undervalued, says …

Tickers: TAXI
One Telecom with a Big Yield…and a Wild Ride
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Most of the major telecoms you think about have the image of stability and predictability even in precarious times but n…

Tickers: VZ | FTR