With the S&P 500 up only 4.91% so far this year, 2014 is turning out to be a snoozer for the U.S. stock market.
But combine a flat-lining stock market with falling interest rates and this year has been a terrific one for income investors
In fact, a handful of income investments in my firm Global Guru Capital's "Double Your Dividends" investment program have already generated 10%+ gains only five months into the year.
And a casual glance at the charts confirms that they've done so with next to no volatility.
Throw in the promise of steady income -- hearing the cash register ring each and every month -- and these income investments in 2014 are as close to the "holy grail" of investing as you'll ever see in the real world.
With that, here are the top-five best performing income investments in the "Double Your Dividends" Investment Program.
Nicholas Vardy is currently editor of the monthly investment newsletter, The Alpha Investor Letter, which provides longer-term global investments. He also writes two weekly trading services, Triple Digit Trader and Bull Market Alert, which focus on making short-term profits in the hottest markets in the world.