If you’re hunting for income, your job just got a lot tougher, and it’s all the Federal Reserve’s fault! Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s recent cave-in on rate hikes means the central bank is out of action for the rest of 2019—and its next move could even be a cut.
Sure, this has been great for stock prices, which surged 8% since the new year. But it’s crushed dividend yields, leaving you with far fewer buys to get the 6%+ yields you need to retire on dividends alone.
Look at how this past month’s price gain has compressed the average S&P 500 stock’s yield from a pathetic 2.1% to a very pathetic 1.9%!… Read more