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Brett Owens is the Chief Investment Strategist at Contrarian Outlook.

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Small Biz, Massive Cash: BDCs Yielding Up To 11.8%

Small Biz, Massive Cash: BDCs Yielding Up To 11.8%

| October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Income investors have been crushed this year. Bond yields are down and stocks pay less and less “dividend per dollar” with each rally. But there’s still one little-known corner of the investing world we can look to for safe yields up to 11.8%. Business development companies (BDCs) provide debt and equity financing for small and […]

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4 Market-Shattering Yields: 2 Contenders, 2 Pretenders

4 Market-Shattering Yields: 2 Contenders, 2 Pretenders

| October 7, 2019 | 1 Comment

A blue-chip dividend portfolio pays about 2% today. Put a million bucks into a bucket of these stocks and you’ll bank just $20,000 in yearly dividends. That’s barely extra change–on a million invested! There’s a better way. I prefer to focus on stocks and funds that simply aren’t as familiar as the big names to […]

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The Key To 734% In Red-Hot Gains Is … Dividends?

The Key To 734% In Red-Hot Gains Is … Dividends?

| September 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

An “early alert system” for double-digit stock growth is hiding in plain sight. And right now, it is warming up for 50 stocks we’re about to talk about. I’ll share their names and tickers in a moment. This signal preceded 384% to 1,000%+ total returns for a pair of seemingly plain-Jane companies. Better still: It’s […]

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5 Safe Oil Yields Up To 8.5% (With Stocks That May Spike, Too)

5 Safe Oil Yields Up To 8.5% (With Stocks That May Spike, Too)

| September 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Energy stocks are en fuego again after a drone strike on a Saudi oil facility. We’re going to (as usual) skip the geopolitical talk and discuss oil dividends that will benefit from this disruption. While “buy and hope” investors ponder basic ways to play the spike, you and I know that about half of energy […]

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3 Dividend Stocks That Are Near-Perfect For High Volatility

3 Dividend Stocks That Are Near-Perfect For High Volatility

| September 2, 2019 | 2 Comments

“I did read that. I thought about you, B.O.” While other people may be known for their hobbies, or their families, my publisher thought of me when a Vanguard fund re-opened! I’ve yapped about the Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund (VDIGX) before. I rarely mention (let alone endorse!) mutual funds. But VDIGX is notable for two reasons: I […]

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Exposed: How I’m Grabbing (Monthly) 7.9% Dividends As Rates Plunge

Exposed: How I’m Grabbing (Monthly) 7.9% Dividends As Rates Plunge

| August 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you ever want to retire (or stay retired!), you’ve got a big problem. Bonds don’t pay much now, and they’re likely to pay less and less in the months and years ahead. I probably don’t have to tell you that the yield on the 10-year Treasury note has crashed to 1.6%. In other words, a $500K investment would get you […]

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Pullback Action Required: 2 Buys For 113% Payout Growth, 2 Urgent Sells

Pullback Action Required: 2 Buys For 113% Payout Growth, 2 Urgent Sells

| August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

I want you to think about your very first reaction when you flick on the TV and see the Dow has crashed 300, 500—even 800 points. It feels like you’re drowning, right? It’s physical, like a gasp after falling into a cold lake. Your first instinct is likely to reach for the closest “life preserver.” […]

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Undercover Yields Up To 8.3% That The Computers Overlooked

Undercover Yields Up To 8.3% That The Computers Overlooked

| August 5, 2019 | 2 Comments

We buy real estate investment trusts (REITs) for their yields first and foremost. Show us the money! Dividend growth is good, too. A 4% yield looks twice as nice if we believe our income will double in just a few years. After all, a 4% payer that boosts its dividend by 10% won’t yield 4.4% […]

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The First Rule Of Successful REIT Investing

The First Rule Of Successful REIT Investing

| July 29, 2019 | 1 Comment

You and I know why people buy real estate investment trusts (REITs). They’re income machines that are literally mandated to take the lion’s share of their profits and put them back into shareholders’ hands as cash dividends. It’s no secret. Just about anyone who buys into REITs know that they produce far bigger dividends than your typical […]

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These “Rich Guy” Dividend Favorites Yield 8.8% To 9.9%

These “Rich Guy” Dividend Favorites Yield 8.8% To 9.9%

| July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Not yet as rich as you always wanted to be? Don’t worry, because today we’re going to dial you in for some “rich guy” dividend favorites that’ll pay you up to 9.9% every year. Private equity is a lucrative and secretive world. It’s often limited to accredited investors, which means these funds require you to […]

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