The unfortunate part is, I don’t think the current lethargy is just a summertime phenomenon this time around. Between nearly immeasurable earnings growth in Q2 against an equally pathetic revenue growth rate, I’ve got an inkling that this go-nowhere lethargy is going to keep the market handcuffed for a while … at least until it becomes clear there’s a reason to pour in or file out.
Don’t worry, though — I’ve got a cure for the summertime (and beyond) blues. While the market is doing nothing until further notice, we might as well use the time to park our idle cash in some solid dividend payers. Here are the five I’d start the hunt with — and best of all, this list is narrowed down to names you’ll find in our Real America Index: