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Brett Owens is the Chief Investment Strategist at Contrarian Outlook.

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BDCs As The “New Bonds,” With Yields Up To 9.1%, But Are They Safe?

BDCs As The “New Bonds,” With Yields Up To 9.1%, But Are They Safe?

| February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you want to live off dividends in retirement, you can’t depend on “blue-chip stocks.” They simply haven’t paid enough yield for years: Even High-Yield Savings Accounts Start to Look Good at These Levels The S&P 500’s yield recently hit 1.7%. Think about it in “retirement spending” terms. If you took an entire million-dollar nest […]

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How To Buy Tomorrow’s Dividend Aristocrats At A Discount Today

How To Buy Tomorrow’s Dividend Aristocrats At A Discount Today

| February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

The blue-chip corporations that make up the Dividend Aristocrats are a tribute to the power of dividends. They have raised their payouts for 25 straight years or more and, most importantly, made many of their investors quite wealthy in the process. Unfortunately for us, everyone already knows these firms are great. And as a result, their […]

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The Secret To Safe 7% Dividends (With Upside) In 2020

The Secret To Safe 7% Dividends (With Upside) In 2020

| February 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

I’m annoyed with this bubbly stock market. It’s making it nearly impossible for regular people to find decent dividends. Sure, we’ll always take upside, and despite overdone drops due to the coronavirus, the market has handed us a 4% total return since the New Year, building on the 31% it delivered last year. But where the heck do we […]

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This “Dividend Time Machine” Lets You Buy 7% Payouts At 2019 Prices

This “Dividend Time Machine” Lets You Buy 7% Payouts At 2019 Prices

| January 31, 2020 | 1 Comment

Let’s be honest: our lives would be much easier if we could just buy the typical S&P 500 stock, get the 7%+ dividends we need for retirement, and call it a day. Trouble is, the popular kids only pay high yields when the market’s in flames! Like Pfizer (PFE), which yields a ho-hum 3.8% now. But if you’d bought […]

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5 Steps For 15% Per Year (Whether Bull Or Bear)

5 Steps For 15% Per Year (Whether Bull Or Bear)

| January 24, 2020 | 1 Comment

Will this bull market actually die of old age this year? The macro picture is dicey and stock valuations are pricey, but we must stay invested. The stock market goes up about two-thirds of the time. Permabears miss out on compounding and it’s not as easy to be a part-time bear as it sounds. To illustrate this let’s consider […]

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Dogs Of The Dow For 2020: Dividend Bargains, Or Yield Traps?

Dogs Of The Dow For 2020: Dividend Bargains, Or Yield Traps?

| January 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

The New Year is here, which means it’s once again time to revisit a contrarian (and income) investing tradition: The “Dogs of the Dow.” This simple yet famous dividend strategy involves buying the 10 highest yielders in the 30-component Dow Jones Industrial Average at the beginning of each year. It’s an income play, sure, but […]

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CEF Investors: Do This Now For 94%+ Upside (And 8.8%+ Dividends)

CEF Investors: Do This Now For 94%+ Upside (And 8.8%+ Dividends)

| December 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

I’m about to reveal my very best strategy for pocketing 20%+ upside (and 7%+ dividends) from closed-end funds (CEFs) in the year ahead. And in the long run, you could be in for truly monstrous gains, like the 94% return, and 8.8% dividend, I locked in using this simple plan just a few days ago. I’m sharing […]

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A Country Club Investing Secret For Safety, Income And Growth

A Country Club Investing Secret For Safety, Income And Growth

| December 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Stocks or bonds? With the market off to an inauspicious December start, you may be thinking about shuffling some money from equities into income. But rich guys and gals know better than to choose. They blend the best of both worlds to collect interest and enjoy share price upside! And we can too. Their secret tickers? Convertible bonds. (Before […]

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3 Incredible 8% Dividends No One Talks About

3 Incredible 8% Dividends No One Talks About

| November 29, 2019 | 1 Comment

I run into far too many investors who think the best way to build their bond income is to buy through an ETF. It makes sense. After all, buying corporate bonds “direct” means playing in the murky over-the-counter market, or forking over a hefty brokerage commission. What’s more, the media—with help from ETF providers’ marketing […]

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6 Steps To Fast 60% Returns From Safe Dividend Stocks

6 Steps To Fast 60% Returns From Safe Dividend Stocks

| November 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

This week we’re going to get a bit greedy (responsibly, of course) and discuss fast double-digit gains from safe dividend stocks. Many of you probably sat back and enjoyed Arbor Realty Trust’s (ABR) “parabolic” move to the upside in recent weeks. Since we purchased Arbor for our Contrarian Income Report portfolio in July 2018, we’ve enjoyed epic 60% total […]

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