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Brett Owens is the Chief Investment Strategist at Contrarian Outlook.

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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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10 Yields Up To 15.4%: Can You Spot The Safe One?

10 Yields Up To 15.4%: Can You Spot The Safe One?

| November 11, 2019 | 3 Comments

Most stocks that pay more than 10% are, honestly, trash. Their yields usually look big because their stocks have split once or twice “the wrong way.” Take Tupperware Brands (TUP), for example. The party ended abruptly for these shareholders. I feel bad for anyone who was mistakenly holding these shares “just for the dividend.” The yield […]

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Is This $4,424 Monthly Dividend Paycheck For Real?

Is This $4,424 Monthly Dividend Paycheck For Real?

| November 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

I recently illustrated the dangers of trusting the Dividend Aristocrats to take care of your retirement needs. Their average yield of 2.4% is a fraction of what you’ll need to retire on dividend income alone, and their payout growth—while long-standing—isn’t rapid enough to get you where you need to be when it’s time to call it a […]

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A 64-Year Dividend Increase Streak: Buy, Hold Or Sell?

A 64-Year Dividend Increase Streak: Buy, Hold Or Sell?

| October 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dividend yields are so low today that dividend growth is actually becoming cool. Income investors are combing over “Dividend Aristocrats”–stocks that have raised their payouts for 25 straight years–in desperation to find any meaningful yield. Problem is, these stocks are so popular and richly valued that they don’t pay much today. Nor will they yield much more tomorrow, […]

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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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