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Brett Owens is the Chief Investment Strategist at Contrarian Outlook.

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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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5 “Dead Money” Dividend Aristocrats To Avoid

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
5 “Dead Money” Dividend Aristocrats To Avoid

The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats are a group of stocks beloved as “widows-and-orphans” investments – can’t-miss companies whose stability and rock-solid dividends will keep you into old age and will exist long after you’ve passed. It’s a reassuring thought, but ultimately, it’s an illusion. Like the broader S&P 500 and the stock market as a […]

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3 Retirement Stocks To Buy Right Now – And 6 To Avoid

March 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
3 Retirement Stocks To Buy Right Now – And 6 To Avoid

With the Trump bump squeezing stocks higher, retirees (and near-retirees) are asking me two questions a lot these days: Is it still a good time to buy? And if so, what the heck should I buy? The answer to the first is, undoubtedly, yes. And it’s no secret what’s behind the second: according to FactSet, […]

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3 Diversified Funds Paying Up To 9.5%

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
3 Diversified Funds Paying Up To 9.5%

Instead of meticulously picking one high paying stock after another – in hopes of building a secure dividend stream – how about simply buying a fund or two that does everything for you? After all, you’ve already made the correct asset allocation in choosing dividend stocks – which outperform non-payers by a wide margin. There […]

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5 Funds That Could Double Your Retirement Nest Egg

January 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
5 Funds That Could Double Your Retirement Nest Egg

If you want to save a million dollars, you need to save a ton of money over a lifetime. Or at least that’s what we’re constantly told. But it’s not true. The fact is, you can save $1 million a lot quicker by saving just $298 per month. It just takes a contrarian’s view on […]

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5 Diversified Vanguard Funds Paying 4% Or More

January 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
5 Diversified Vanguard Funds Paying 4% Or More

Vanguard’s offerings don’t usually attract much attention from income investors. But they should – and I’m going to analyze five of the firm’s highest yield (and low cost) offerings shortly. Three of them are compelling portfolio conveniences, while two have lagged their competitors in disappointing un-Vanguard-like manners. While Vanguard provides a few actively managed funds, […]

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3 “Preferred” Dividends For Secure 6% Yields

December 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
3 “Preferred” Dividends For Secure 6% Yields

If you could earn 5% to 6% in income every year from a stock you don’t have to watch … you’d hold it today, right? Well, if you don’t already, here’s your wake-up call. Preferred stocks are a rarely talked about type of corporate equity that packs a one-two punch of high yield and low […]

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3 “Dark Horse” Dividend Stocks Primed For 30% Gains In 2017

December 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
3 “Dark Horse” Dividend Stocks Primed For 30% Gains In 2017

Today I’m going to share three of my favorite dividend stocks from an ignored corner of the market set to soar in President Trump’s first year. Which corner? The “little guys”: small and mid-cap stocks. In many ways, the cat’s already out of the bag. As they’ve done with financial stocks, investors have bid up […]

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3 Dividend Stocks To Buy Now And Hold For 20 Years

November 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
3 Dividend Stocks To Buy Now And Hold For 20 Years

Forget the pundits—they totally blew the call on this election. And I sure hope you didn’t take their stock advice, either. Ahead of the vote, one economics professor said the market would drop 7% if Trump won. Another analyst said you should go to cash “if you’re not already there.” I could go on. If […]

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