Michael Foster

Michael Foster is the Senior Analyst at Contrarian Outlook.

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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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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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