Artificially low interest rates have pushed many investors out of traditional fixed income categories and into high-dividend low-volatility stocks such as AT&T. But as many of these stocks start to look expensive, some investors are now reaching into covered call strategies to eke out some extra income. In this article, we highlight five big income options that we like more than AT&T covered calls.
It's been a terrible year for dividend stocks. The two sector ETFs with the highest dividend yields (Utilities and Energy) have been the two worst performing ETFs in terms of total return (dividends plus price appreciation).