It's been a tough time for income investors lately.
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Ten-year Treasuries pay less than 4%. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index yields just over 2%. Money market fund returns are microscopic, paying an average of just 0.05%. (At that rate, it will take your money one thousand years to double.)
What should you do?
Take a look not at the stock market, but inside it. The S&P 500 may yield 2.1%, but many individual stocks are yielding far more. In addition, yields are about to arch higher.