Brett Owens

Brett Owens is the Chief Investment Strategist at Contrarian Outlook.

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These Reliable Monthly Dividend Payers Have Never Been Cheaper

| March 24, 2020 | 1 Comment
These Reliable Monthly Dividend Payers Have Never Been Cheaper

A trio of reliable monthly dividend payers has been swept up in the pandemic panic. They could be the dirt-cheap buys that have dividend investors kicking themselves this time next year for not “backing up the truck” and buying every monthly paying share in sight. These closed-end funds (CEFs) as a whole are far smaller […]

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Buy At These Highs? No Thanks – 4 Cheap Dividends Instead

| February 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
Buy At These Highs? No Thanks – 4 Cheap Dividends Instead

If you’re an income investor like me, these stock market all-time highs are pure misery. Fortunately, I have a fix, which I’ll explain in a moment. High stock prices mean low yields for new money, which unfortunately minimizes dividend potential. Plus, buying overpriced stocks limits upside potential, too. Why reach for a 2% yield when you could lose that in […]

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5 Dividend Stocks That Drenched Investors In Cash This Year

| December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
5 Dividend Stocks That Drenched Investors In Cash This Year

Dividend growth is the secret to a comfortable retirement. Today, we’re going to discuss five stocks with big “payout momentum” heading into 2020. As dividends grow, stock prices, are likely to follow, so pay attention. How do I know? The dividend-growth strategy in my Hidden Yields research service has resulted in 17%-plus annual returns since inception. Do the math, […]

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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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