Income investors are facing negative real returns as inflation rates soar. Not only is wage growth falling behind inflation, but cash savings are earning almost nothing in bank accounts. Investors who waited years for interest rates to rise and pay a better return now cannot wait. However, those who found high-yield stock gems have earned…

Alarming inflation rates rattled stock markets in the last month, including investors in dividend stocks. Previously steady performing assets are experiencing pockets of weakness, as risks are higher than before. For example, the financial sector has enjoyed a steady uptrend since November 2020. Markets thought that the absence of inflationary pressures would lift economic growth…