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Michael Foster is the Senior Analyst at Contrarian Outlook.

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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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These 8.9% Dividends Are Shockingly Cheap Following The Crash

These 8.9% Dividends Are Shockingly Cheap Following The Crash

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you’re still fearful about stocks as we pick up the pieces from the market’s grim October, let me ease your mind with one chart: Stocks Still a Long-Term Winner As you can see, that’s the market’s return over the last 10 years. As you can also see, stocks have returned nearly 2.5 times a […]

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Your Contrarian Guide To Post-Selloff Profits (And 7.5% Dividends)

Your Contrarian Guide To Post-Selloff Profits (And 7.5% Dividends)

| October 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the stock market collapsing 6% from its all-time high in just two weeks, a lot of people are freaking out. Don’t follow them! Because now is the best time to buy we’ve seen in a long time. Before I show you my top 3 “buy now” indicators—which are all blaring green—and a bargain 7.5%-yielder to jump […]

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How To Retire On $300,000 (And Bag 12% Gains Every Year)

How To Retire On $300,000 (And Bag 12% Gains Every Year)

| September 7, 2018 | 2 Comments

Today I’m going to show you how to get a livable income stream from a $300,000 nest egg—while growing your savings at the same time. Sounds impossible, right? Wrong. What’s more, we’re going to pull it off using just 6 funds. When we’re done, we’ll end up with a simple, diversified portfolio that throws off a nice, […]

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4 Cheap Dividend-Growth Stocks To Buy For 2017

4 Cheap Dividend-Growth Stocks To Buy For 2017

| January 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

2016 is in the books, and the S&P 500 gained over 11% on the year. That’s great news if you’re already in the stock market … but it’s bad news if you’re looking to buy. The market’s price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is now 26.1, which is 17.6% higher than it was at the beginning of the […]

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4 Dividend Stocks You Need To Sell Now

4 Dividend Stocks You Need To Sell Now

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s a classic death spiral. I’m talking about the flight to dividend-paying—and dividend-growing—stocks in the past eight years. It’s easy to see what triggered it: US Treasuries don’t offer pay enough to cover inflation, and despite President-Elect Trump’s inflationary policies—more on those below—that won’t change anytime soon. That’s prompted income-starved investors to pile into higher-yielding […]

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