For an aging population eager to bolster current income and enhance the security of investment returns, income-generating investments have never been more critical. But in an era of all-time low interest rates, many traditional income sources are unappealing.

Investors' search for income is increasingly taking them to what may seem, at first blush, an unlikely source-the stock market. There is renewed investor interest in equities-dividend-paying stocks and stock funds, in particular-and in professional guidance in identifying the best opportunities. Delivering essential guidance to clients anxious to tap alternative strategies for generating income is one of today's most meaningful advisory opportunities, a finding demonstrated by a recent national poll we conducted among mass-affluent investors.

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