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Brett Owens is the Chief Investment Strategist at Contrarian Outlook.

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Own Fixed Income? Avoid These 4 Fatal Flaws

April 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Own Fixed Income? Avoid These 4 Fatal Flaws

Want more yield and price upside in your portfolio? You can get both from bonds – if you think a little contrarian, of course. Just avoid the four common mistakes most bond investors make, and you’ll probably do better than most stock jockeys! “First-level” financial advisors tell you to sell some stocks and buy more bonds as you get […]

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Trump’s Dividend Trio: 3 “Must Buy” Stocks For A Trade War

March 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Trump’s Dividend Trio: 3 “Must Buy” Stocks For A Trade War

Worried that President Trump’s tariff threats will ignite a disastrous trade war? I have great news for you, because the best way to protect your portfolio—and profit—in times like these is simple: buy dividend-growth stocks. I’ll name three with exploding payouts in a second. All three are also proven winners when tariff threats start flying, making […]

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10 Steady Tax-Equivalent Yields Up To 10%

March 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
10 Steady Tax-Equivalent Yields Up To 10%

Municipal bonds are off to a slow start in 2018 – which is usually a bullish sign for these tax-free payers. We last “pounded the table” on munis in December 2016. They were coming off their worst month since the Great Recession, and we discussed their tendency to rally when they are hated: “It’s impossible to call a […]

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9 Dividends Due For A Raise In March

February 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
9 Dividends Due For A Raise In March

Dividend growth is the key to retirement because it fends off the effects of inflation. Even amid low inflation of 2% to 3% a year, a stagnant dividend will actually lose 2% to 3% of purchasing power a year. The only way to actually grow your income over time, then, is to invest in companies […]

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This Last Safe 10% Bond Yield Won’t Last Long

August 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
This Last Safe 10% Bond Yield Won’t Last Long

Is there a bond bubble? There’s certainly more froth than not, with investors recklessly reaching for the riskiest of yields. But there’s one last 10% dividend on the board worthy of our consideration. It’s available thanks to investors’ misunderstanding (and laziness) – we’ll discuss details in a minute. But first, let’s review three key rules […]

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5 Wildly Popular – And Overrated – Funds. Sell Today!

July 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
5 Wildly Popular – And Overrated – Funds.  Sell Today!

As we speak, $376 billion is locked up in five of Wall Street’s most overrated, overloved funds. And the sad reality is that there’s a high chance a few thousand bucks of that are courtesy of … well, you. The good news? I can show you seven far better options. While Wall Street still rolls out hundreds of […]

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5 Bargain Tech Dividends To Buy On This Dip

June 21, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
5 Bargain Tech Dividends To Buy On This Dip

It’s usually the last place dividend fans look for big yields and surging payout growth—but it should be one of the first. I’m talking about the technology sector. And before you dismiss me as crazy, check out this chart. The Home of Payout Growth What you’re seeing here is the dividend-growth rate of the Technology […]

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4 Monthly Dividend Stocks To Bankroll Your Retirement

May 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
4 Monthly Dividend Stocks To Bankroll Your Retirement

Here’s a fact: if you want to clock out of the workforce in any kind of comfort, you’ll need $4,000 a month—$4,074, to be exact. How do I know? Because that’s what your average 65- to 74-year-old couple shells out every month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It comes out to $48,885 a […]

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10 ETF Dividends In Serious Danger

May 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
10 ETF Dividends In Serious Danger

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can be an easy “one-click way” to diversify your dividends. Instead of grinding on the viability of any single payout stream, why not build a basket of them? But be careful – some pooled payouts are all bad and don’t even keep up with the broader market. In a minute, we’ll review […]

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3 REITs Paying 6.3% To 7.8% That Will Fund Your Retirement

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
3 REITs Paying 6.3% To 7.8% That Will Fund Your Retirement

Real estate investment trusts (REITs), when picked carefully, provide generous dividends that will fund your retirement cash flow needs by themselves. Today I’m going to show you how REITs are literally the best buy-and-hold asset you can put your money into – and I’ll introduce you to three powerful real estate plays yielding up to […]

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