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Michael Foster is the Senior Analyst at Contrarian Outlook.

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These 15 Funds Crush Their Index (And Pay 7% Dividends, Too!)

These 15 Funds Crush Their Index (And Pay 7% Dividends, Too!)

| February 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

You’ve probably heard that less than half of active funds beat their index, and a low-cost index fund is your best bet for long-term investing. Well, today I want to show you why that is 100% wrong. I’ll also reveal 15 funds paying dividends from 5.6% to 7%, while crushing their index, too. First, the facts. When […]

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This Simple Move Could Give You 486% Returns, 8%+ Dividends

This Simple Move Could Give You 486% Returns, 8%+ Dividends

| January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Today we’re going to talk about the biggest threat to your portfolio (and dividends!) you face in 2020. It’s not a recession. It’s a near-irresistible human impulse—purposely amped up by the financial press—that could lock in big losses for you, or cause you to miss out on a huge gain, like the 486%+ some investors left on […]

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These 118 Funds Are Cheaper Than Stocks (and pay an average 7%, too)

These 118 Funds Are Cheaper Than Stocks (and pay an average 7%, too)

| December 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Buy low, sell high.” It’s the oldest investor slogan there is—and the deadliest one, too! You simply cannot afford to give in to this “wisdom” today, even though it’s tempting. Now that we’ve seen a couple of days of weakness, you might be wondering if the recent all-time high was a sign to sell—and if […]

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How To Play Tech For 6% Dividends And 300% Upside

How To Play Tech For 6% Dividends And 300% Upside

| October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

New funds are rare in the closed-end fund (CEF) world. But there’s a new kid on the block throwing off a monthly 6% dividend. Today we’re going to run through this new fund to see if it might have a place in your portfolio. 6% Dividends and Netflix-Like Growth—in 1 Fund I’m talking about the BlackRock Science and […]

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3 Bombshell REITs Yielding 9.3% (With Upside)

3 Bombshell REITs Yielding 9.3% (With Upside)

| September 13, 2019 | 1 Comment

In a second, I’m going to reveal three real estate stocks that are much better than buying rental property of your own. Why? Because this trio: Pays a 9.3% dividend, on average—with one yielding an incredible 11%. I think you’ll agree that this is a pretty tough return for most “real” landlords to get. Takes zero work—you just […]

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This 7.1% Dividend Makes Your Nest Egg Last Forever

This 7.1% Dividend Makes Your Nest Egg Last Forever

| September 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Are you worried you’ll make the wrong call in this gyrating market? It’s a reasonable fear, with the Dow heading up 200 points one day and down 600 the next—and dark trade-war headlines piling up daily. But sitting in cash is even more dangerous! Because your stuffed mattress is at the whim of inflation—and that […]

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3 Top Tech Buys For 6%+ Dividends, 15% Gains

3 Top Tech Buys For 6%+ Dividends, 15% Gains

| July 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Almost everyone walked right by the three monster dividends I’ll show you in a minute: they yield up to 9% now, and we’re looking at 15%+ price upside too! The media always downplays these picks—and never gives them the credit they’re due, especially when it comes to their massive dividend payouts. But a few folks are starting to see […]

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3 Steps To Big Dividends (And 18% Upside) In 2019

3 Steps To Big Dividends (And 18% Upside) In 2019

| May 3, 2019 | 1 Comment

When it comes to stocks, it takes a strong stomach to bet against the crowd. But the truth is, you can pull in big profits doing just that. Today I’m going to show you how to push straight through the hype and peer pressure—and cash in. It’s easy to see how shunning the crowd pays […]

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3 Steps To Save You From A 23% Dividend Cut

3 Steps To Save You From A 23% Dividend Cut

| April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

In February, I wrote this about the PIMCO Global Stocks+ and Income Fund (PGP): “If you have PGP in your portfolio, this is the time to ditch it.” Then in early April, this happened: Warning Becomes Reality What was behind this nosedive? A whopping 23% dividend cut! Worse, PGP owners who didn’t heed my sell call are now […]

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This “Miracle” 8% Dividend Actually Cuts Your Tax Bill

This “Miracle” 8% Dividend Actually Cuts Your Tax Bill

| April 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Here’s something you may not know about closed-end funds (CEFs): they can give you a much lower tax bill than if you buy and sell stocks yourself. And if you follow the first-level strategy most folks do and invest through an index fund like the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), you’re almost certainly paying more tax than you […]

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