Brett Owens

Brett Owens is the Chief Investment Strategist at Contrarian Outlook.

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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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These 8 Dividends Are Rising 23% Per Year

These 8 Dividends Are Rising 23% Per Year

| March 31, 2021

Thanks to two stock market pullbacks in 2020 and this current pause to begin 2021, equity prices are likely still “catching up” with their pre-2020 trajectories. Big tech is frothy but many lesser-known dividend growers are still cheap. And that’s music to my ears, because the surest, safest way for us to double our money in the […]

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9 Beaten-Up Tech Dividends Up to 5.9%

9 Beaten-Up Tech Dividends Up to 5.9%

| March 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Nasdaq’s recent quick 11% slip earned the “correction” label. This alarmed many newbie investors who bought technology shares hoping they would keep heading higher. We careful contrarians, on the other hand, welcome pullbacks like these. Being focused on income, we are now able to go shopping and secure more tech dividends per dollar. The only “catch” is that […]

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No Rate Worries Here, Just Tax-Advantaged Yields Up to 7.8%

No Rate Worries Here, Just Tax-Advantaged Yields Up to 7.8%

| March 9, 2021

Does a rising 10-year Treasury yield mean we should move on from municipal (muni) bonds? We’ll talk muni strategy in a moment. First, let’s pay homage to these tax-efficient payers. Munis are superior to Treasuries two ways. First, they pay more. Even with the 10-year rate popping above 1.6% earlier this week, we can double […]

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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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