Brett Owens

Brett Owens is the Chief Investment Strategist at Contrarian Outlook.

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Why Does Wall Street Hate These 6%-13% Dividends?

Why Does Wall Street Hate These 6%-13% Dividends?

| May 20, 2024

What’s better than a big dividend? A hated high yield. Especially when the disgust comes from Wall Street analysts themselves. You know, the fanboys who follow the company for a living. Analysts are paid to be bullish. Let’s face it, nobody wants to hear from a bear. Here’s how unusual is it for analysts to be down on […]

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How To Buy Yields Up To 12% For Pennies On The Dollar

How To Buy Yields Up To 12% For Pennies On The Dollar

| April 17, 2024

As contrarians, we search for income stocks that vanilla investors hate. Today there are not many dividend deals left. No surprise, with the market levitating since last October. But! When we expand our search to CEFland, we do find a few closed-end funds (CEFs) left at the bottom of the bargain bin. Today we’ll discuss five that […]

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My Favorite Way To Invest Like Private Equity (And Earn 10%+ Dividends)

My Favorite Way To Invest Like Private Equity (And Earn 10%+ Dividends)

| March 13, 2024

This is how wealthy people invest—and collect yields up to 12.5%. Private equity (PE) is usually reserved for the rich. It’s the time-honored sport of milking cash from perfectly good businesses! Bleed ‘em dry and keep those dividends coming. The minimum buy-in for most PE funds? From $500,000 to a cool million bucks or more. This lucrative pastime […]

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Earn 3x To 6x The Market’s Dividends Without Breaking A Sweat

Earn 3x To 6x The Market’s Dividends Without Breaking A Sweat

| March 4, 2024

I think I’ve been asked every day this week from ordinary people if I’m trading NVIDIA (NVDA). Be careful out there, my fellow contrarian! A sharp pullback is possible. Something has to shake the froth out of this market. When that happens, investors will look for stocks that are high on income and low on volatility. Today we’ll […]

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2 Big Dividends (Yielding 10%+) Soaring On The AI Megatrend

2 Big Dividends (Yielding 10%+) Soaring On The AI Megatrend

| February 21, 2024

If you’re a dyed-in-the wool dividend investor (like me!), you’ve likely taken a look at the big gains folks are reaping on AI stocks … and resigned yourself to missing out on the whole thing. After all, most AI stocks, like Alphabet (GOOGL) and NVIDIA (NVDA), yield 0% (or close to it!). And we simply demand a dividend before we […]

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7 King-Sized Yields (Up To 12.4%) That Wall Street Can’t Stand

7 King-Sized Yields (Up To 12.4%) That Wall Street Can’t Stand

| February 14, 2024

When the Wall Street cheerleaders actually dislike a stock—well, that sure commands our contrarian attention. Today we’ll cover one of my favorite traditions, which is fading the opinions of analysts. You know, the guys who typically slap a Buy rating on everything they see? It sounds counterintuitive, but we don’t want Buy ratings on our stocks. Give us Holds and Sells […]

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Magnificent 7 Move Over: “Dividend 6” Yields Up To 8.3%

Magnificent 7 Move Over: “Dividend 6” Yields Up To 8.3%

| February 5, 2024

Magnificent Seven? Tired. Dividend Six? Wired. Plain vanilla investors fawn over chipmakers and AI stocks. They hope they can buy them high, and sell them higher. Contrarian income investors like us? We focus on the companies that support the AI hype. The “pick and shovel” providers. A “Dividend Six” that plays on AI and pays $26,000 to $41,500 in dividends alone on […]

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Dogs Of The Dow 2024: Cheap Dividends, But Are They Values?

Dogs Of The Dow 2024: Cheap Dividends, But Are They Values?

| January 10, 2024

The 2024 Dogs of the Dow are particularly homely hounds—which means we’re talking big dividends. This year’s Dogs yield more than three-times the broader market’s paltry payout. So, should we hold our noses and buy? Let’s grab some peanut butter treats and investigate. But first, a review of the “Dogs” strategy. The “Dogs of the Dow” strategy means […]

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7 Life-Changing Dividends Up To 18%

7 Life-Changing Dividends Up To 18%

| December 13, 2023

A safe double-digit yield makes it a lot easier to retire. Today we’ll discuss a portfolio that pays 14.1% (that’s no typo). The math on 14.1% looks awesome. This yield generates $14,100 on a $100K every year. Or $141,000 on a million dollar portfolio. Contrast this with “the market”—$1 million plunked into the S&P 500 would only […]

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These 5 Companies Pay Regular “Special Dividend” Bonuses

These 5 Companies Pay Regular “Special Dividend” Bonuses

| November 20, 2023

Quarterly dividends. Getting paid every 90 days. Ninety. Who wants to wait that long? That’s life as a vanilla income investor. These poor folks (literally!) have no idea about “special dividend” stocks. These are companies that pay each shareholder hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars a year more than expected. The payments often come around the holidays. Think of them […]

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