Brett Owens

Brett Owens is the Chief Investment Strategist at Contrarian Outlook.

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What’s Better Than 7%-8% Yields? A 17% Sale On Them

What’s Better Than 7%-8% Yields? A 17% Sale On Them

| September 27, 2021

Historically, for whatever reason, stocks have made most of their gains between November 1 and May 1. (Hence the phrase “sell in May and go away.”) I won’t bore you with the statistical details because they don’t matter for our purposes. Every year is unique, and we treat each as such. But, for our contrarian […]

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How We’ll Tap This Ignored Trend For 92% Upside, Accelerating Dividend Growth

How We’ll Tap This Ignored Trend For 92% Upside, Accelerating Dividend Growth

| September 15, 2021

Today I’m going to give you a shot at the next Texas Instruments (TXN), which has delivered a dividend that’s surged 104% since members of my Hidden Yields service bought it in 2017. Or the next Jefferies Financial Group (JEF), whose dividend has popped 67% higher in the last year alone.  The key to breakneck payout growth like this is investing in megatrends that […]

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3,700% Dividend Growth In Just 10 Years? You Betcha

3,700% Dividend Growth In Just 10 Years? You Betcha

| August 30, 2021

“Son, I am old. But I am not dead!” There was a pause. “Now get me another beer…” His 40-year-old “boy” froze, then complied. I, meanwhile, busted out in laughter. Is there anything better than a dad that likes to party? I challenge you to think of something while we discuss the next best thing. […]

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2021 Midyear Report: The Best (And Worst) Dividends To Buy Now

2021 Midyear Report: The Best (And Worst) Dividends To Buy Now

| July 21, 2021

It’s mid-2021, and stock prices are up, dividend yields are down, and you’re probably wondering what the heck to buy for a decent income stream as we thunder toward 2022. It’s a head-snapping reversal from where we were a year ago, which makes now the perfect time to step back and plot our next dividend moves. So let’s piece […]

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48 Dividend Raisers Yielding Up To 8.8%

48 Dividend Raisers Yielding Up To 8.8%

| July 7, 2021

For the past few weeks, I’ve been drawing up a roadmap of how income investors like us can fend off inflation’s impending march. Utility stocks. Small banks. Heck, small businesses. But they all center around one central theme you can find in just about any corner of the market: dividend growth. Show me a payout that is heading […]

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This Safe 5-Stock Healthcare Portfolio Yields 5.5%

This Safe 5-Stock Healthcare Portfolio Yields 5.5%

| June 21, 2021

Healthcare—along with consumer staples (“buying stuff”) and utilities (“keeping the lights on”)—provide portfolio stability. Plus, they usually pay dividends, too! Of the three safety sectors, healthcare is a steady growth market, too. Consider these stats from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: National health spending is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 5.4% […]

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Dividends Up To 10.7% In America’s Small Business Recovery

Dividends Up To 10.7% In America’s Small Business Recovery

| June 7, 2021

Business development companies (BDCs) are big dividend-paying companies that tend to thrive as rates rise. Today, we’ll discuss three inflation-powered payouts up to 10.7%. BDCs extend loans to small businesses and often their loans have a “floating rate” component included. So, the BDC tends to make more money as long-term rates rise. A quick background […]

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These 7 Dividend ETFs Yield Up To 10%

These 7 Dividend ETFs Yield Up To 10%

| May 10, 2021

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) sure are easy to buy. There’s an ETF for just about anything we can think of—stocks, bonds, commodities, growth, value, sectors, industries and, of course, high yield. Dividends are our beat here at Contrarian Outlook. And ETFs keep us busy, because for every income investing angle, there is a popular dividend fund that we […]

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5 Dividends Paying Up To 8% (Ranked Worst To First)

5 Dividends Paying Up To 8% (Ranked Worst To First)

| April 28, 2021

Fact: there are still lots of big, cheap and safe dividends out there—but they’re going fast as this market floats higher. So today we’re going to get right to it and look at four options for your portfolio now, ranked from worst to first. “Worst to First” Income Play No. 4: 10-Year Treasuries The 10-year Treasury offers […]

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5 Dividend Yields Up To 13.6%: Buy, Hold Or Sell?

5 Dividend Yields Up To 13.6%: Buy, Hold Or Sell?

| April 19, 2021

It’s a no-yield world we dividend investors are living in. But believe it or not, there are some payers with serious yields that get zero mainstream attention. We’ll discuss five in a moment. I’m talking about dividends between 9.5% and 13.6%! Yes, you read that right—one of these stocks dished 13.6% back to its happy […]

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