Our Shah Gilani calls this time "The Era of the Income-Challenged Investor."
And with good reason.
Fed policymakers just voted to keep benchmark short-term interest rates down near zero and they're likely to stay there until 2022.
In fact, the Fed's held rates so low for so long that there are no decent-yielding fixed-income investments.
And the stock market's no exception.
Thanks to the pandemic, 40 S&P 500 companies suspended dividends and another 18 cut them completely in the first five months of the year.
But that doesn't mean there aren't great dividend plays available.
Lots of companies pay fat dividends to their stockholders, earn plenty of money regularly to keep paying them, and offer a wealth-building "kicker" called appreciation.
Today, Shah's going to tell you about three of his favorites.