Michael Foster

Michael Foster is the Senior Analyst at Contrarian Outlook.

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3 Buys To “Squeeze” Amazon For An 8% Dividend

3 Buys To “Squeeze” Amazon For An 8% Dividend

| August 10, 2022

I’m always shocked when dividend investors ignore tech stocks. Which means I’m shocked a lot, because pretty well all income-seekers do it! That’s because most folks still think of technology as the home of profitless startups, crumbling crypto platforms or zero-dividend names like Tesla (TSLA) and Amazon.com (AMZN). But the truth is, big caps dominate the tech space, […]

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4 Dividends That Thrive In A Market Storm (And Pay 7.6%+)

4 Dividends That Thrive In A Market Storm (And Pay 7.6%+)

| March 30, 2022

If you’re like most investors I hear from these days, you’re suffering from a serious case of market vertigo. On the one hand, stocks have posted strong gains over the last couple of years: with an annualized average return of over 19% since the start of 2020, the main US indices are up over double […]

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“Crash-Proof” Your Portfolio With These Tax-Free 5% Dividends

“Crash-Proof” Your Portfolio With These Tax-Free 5% Dividends

| February 2, 2022

There’s a group of 7%+ dividends out there that are perfect for today’s market. They’re far less volatile than “regular” stocks, their payouts are tax-free, and (for now) you can get them for a steal—as cheap as 93 cents on the dollar! That puts them high on the list of “refuges” from the speculative stocks the mainstream […]

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This Unloved Dividend Payer Soared 34% (It’s Just Getting Started)

This Unloved Dividend Payer Soared 34% (It’s Just Getting Started)

| October 20, 2021

Let’s work this market pullback to grab ourselves a sweet 21% “double discount” on our favorite stocks. We’ll also get a dividend from blue chip firms that don’t even pay one! The key is an off-the-radar closed-end fund (CEF) holding some of the biggest names on the market and trading at a totally undeserved 17% […]

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3 REITs Yielding Over 7% You Can Take To The Bank

3 REITs Yielding Over 7% You Can Take To The Bank

| August 16, 2021

Did you know that over 36% of US publicly traded REITs either cut or slashed their dividends during the pandemic? This combination of dividend cuts and demand from yield-hungry investors has led to bottom-of-the-barrel yields across the industry. The Vanguard Real Estate ETF (VNQ), which is a solid proxy for the REIT market, now pays only […]

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3 “Hot Potato” Fund Buys For A Quick 10%+ Cash Stream

3 “Hot Potato” Fund Buys For A Quick 10%+ Cash Stream

| August 2, 2021

These days I hear from a lot of CEF investors who are struggling to dig up cheap dividends. If you’re one of these folks, I get it. In fact, I’m right there with you! Even for those of us who spend our entire day looking for CEF bargains, this market’s been a grind, making it tougher than […]

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3 Ways To Safeguard (And Grow) Your Dividends As Inflation Ticks Higher

3 Ways To Safeguard (And Grow) Your Dividends As Inflation Ticks Higher

| May 19, 2021

Inflation worries are everywhere, so let’s dive into what’s behind them—and what we contrarian income-seekers should do right now. The three steps I’m about to show you could hand you a lot of fresh dividend income and price upside, too—even in this (still) overstretched market. First up—is inflation a real fear right now? Let’s look at the […]

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These 7.3% Dividends Are Safe (If You Follow These 3 Steps)

These 7.3% Dividends Are Safe (If You Follow These 3 Steps)

| April 12, 2021

If you’re on the hunt for big dividends (and who isn’t these days?), closed-end funds (CEFs) must be on your shopping list. As I write this, there are more than 500 CEFs in existence, yielding an outsized 7.3%, on average. Compare that to the yield on the typical S&P 500 stock: a measly 1.4%! Ten-Year Treasuries? A […]

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The Best, And Worst, Dividend Funds Out There (No. 3 Pays A 7% Dividend)

The Best, And Worst, Dividend Funds Out There (No. 3 Pays A 7% Dividend)

| March 22, 2021

If you’re not one to invest through individual stocks, a fund is the way to go. And if you invest in one totally overlooked type of fund, you can get the best of all worlds: diversification, the profit-making power only the stock market can provide—and a 7% dividend, too! 1-Click Diversification With a fund, you […]

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These Stimulus-Powered Investments Could Soar 53%+

These Stimulus-Powered Investments Could Soar 53%+

| March 5, 2021

There’s $2 trillion in cash headed straight into the US economy, and today we’re going to grab a share, both in the form of price gains and dividends. I’m talking about the latest stimulus plan that’s made its way through the House of Representatives. While plenty of folks fret over the rise in public debt this $1.9-trillion […]

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