Thursday 6/26/2014 17:09:05 EST - Standard & Poor's

With the yield for 10-year Treasury note falling to 2.60%, from above 3% at the start of the year, we think investors are increasingly looking for alternative income investments. Fortunately there are also a lot more dividend-paying stocks and ETFs to choose from.

According to S&P Dow Jones Indices, which operates independently from S&P Capital IQ, there have been 225 dividend increases in the S&P 500 as of mid-June, with 217 unique issues. There are now 422 companies that p...