Finding high-yield dividend stocks in this low-yield environment can sometimes be a frustrating task. When I started in the business in the mid-1990s, high yield was everywhere. Moreover, you didn’t really need to take on excessive risk to find it. Today, yield-hungry investors have to be much more aggressive than in years past, as there just aren’t as many ways to make your money generate the kind of total return they once did.
Fortunately, there are still plenty of great ways for investors to get the yield they’re looking for. And while you might have to be a bit more aggressive than in the past, that newfound aggression can be justly rewarded … if you know where to look.
Now, to get a portfolio oriented toward high-yield, I like to use a combination of alternative, high-yield income exchange-traded funds (ETFs), as well as some targeted high-yield dividend stocks.
Here are seven high-yield stocks and ETFs for aggressive investors.