Brett Owens

Brett Owens is the Chief Investment Strategist at Contrarian Outlook.

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How I Plan To Grow My Money 2X (With 50% More Dividends)

| October 25, 2019 | 0 Comments
How I Plan To Grow My Money 2X (With 50% More Dividends)

I know you’ve got cash lying around you’d love to double. Heck, even the most buttoned-down investor wouldn’t turn down a quick 2X gain. So let’s go ahead and double your stake—and do it safely, too. Before you ask, no, this isn’t some wild pot-stock speculation: my 2X money plan only works on companies paying—and […]

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Credit Crisis Concerns? These Are The Worst 1,894 Bonds To Own Now

| October 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
Credit Crisis Concerns? These Are The Worst 1,894 Bonds To Own Now

We all love 7% yields here. But how do you feel about Sprint’s 7.88% bonds that mature in September 2023? Well, the company might make it until then. Shares trade for pocket change at just over $6. Equity investors in Sprint (S), however, have been (wait for it) sprinting to the exits lately: The Stock Feels the Weight of Sprint’s […]

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These 21 Safe Bond Funds Pay Up To 8.5% And Never Go Down

| August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments
These 21 Safe Bond Funds Pay Up To 8.5% And Never Go Down

“Brett, give me some bond funds with big yields. And it’d be great if their prices never went down!” My money manager friend was chasing the holy grail of retirement income. He wanted safe payouts from bonds to balance his clients’ stock exposure. “How about the Artisan High Income Investor Fund (ARTFX)?” I replied. “It pays […]

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17 Monthly Dividends That Pay $2,629 Per Month

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
17 Monthly Dividends That Pay $2,629 Per Month

Mortgage payments. Car payments. Cell-phone bills. Power bills. Water bills. Credit card bills. What do they all have in common? Nobody likes them, of course. But more importantly, they all arrive relentlessly month after month. That’s fine when you have a normal job that pays you every couple of weeks or every month. But that […]

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I Love CEFs – But I Hate These 212 Loser Funds

| March 15, 2019 | 0 Comments
I Love CEFs – But I Hate These 212 Loser Funds

Closed-end funds (CEFs) are increasingly becoming favorites of retirees looking for income. And why not? Many pay 5%, 6% and even 7% or more today. In a world where stocks yield 2% and bonds just 3% or so, the extra dividends can be the key to a comfortable retirement. The “closed” in CEF technically means […]

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5 Dividend Stocks That Haven’t Yet Rallied – But Will

| March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
5 Dividend Stocks That Haven’t Yet Rallied – But Will

We contrarians stayed calm through the market’s fourth quarter hissy fit. We not only held onto our shares through November and December but we also added dividend payers opportunistically to our portfolios. Now, it’s time for us to be a bit more conservative. Most US stocks have rallied so much that they are now “overbought.” This […]

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My 3 Favorite “Dogs Of The Dow” For 2019

| January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
My 3 Favorite “Dogs Of The Dow” For 2019

The “Dogs of the Dow” is one of the simplest, most well-known dividend strategies on Wall Street. And investors who choose to jump in during 2019 will be shooting for their fifth straight year of market-beating returns. Of course, by being a little more selective, you and I can beat even the Dogs – just […]

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The Best, And Worst, Ways To Buy Preferred Shares

| November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Best, And Worst, Ways To Buy Preferred Shares

As you near (and enter) retirement you probably favor bonds, which provide income with less drama than stocks. However, less drama means less potential upside. With retirees living longer than ever before, it’s important to not go too conservative too early in life. And fortunately today, even 65 or 70 may be too early! One […]

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The 3 Best Big Dividends (Up To 9.5%) for This Uncertain Market

| October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
The 3 Best Big Dividends (Up To 9.5%) for This Uncertain Market

Dividends or growth? Why choose? There’s a widespread belief that stocks and funds can deliver red-hot capital gains or substantial income, but not both. Fortunately for us that’s not true. It is possible to collect big dividends and capital appreciation. I’m going to show you how to safely collect 32% in total returns in less than a year from a big […]

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2 Perfect Retirement Stocks Paying Up To 8% (And 2 Losers Circling The Drain)

| October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
2 Perfect Retirement Stocks Paying Up To 8% (And 2 Losers Circling The Drain)

It’s the No. 1 fear that keeps retirees (and near-retirees) pacing the halls at night: that their nest egg will expire before they will! It’s easy to see why. After all, many of these folks will need to fund a retirement that’s much longer than their parents’ was: according to the Brookings Institution, nearly one in four […]

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