Brett Owens

Brett Owens is the Chief Investment Strategist at Contrarian Outlook.

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3 Preferred Pretenders (And “Real Deals” Yielding 10%)

| November 17, 2020 | 0 Comments
3 Preferred Pretenders (And “Real Deals” Yielding 10%)

Wall Street can have its casino. We’re going to look past the suits’ “common shares” and instead dial in some steady dividends—up to 10%!—that, for whatever reason, aren’t widely talked about on financial news channels and websites. We income investors could care less what the S&P 500 or, heaven forbid, glue-sniffing NASDAQ, did in their daily session. […]

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3 Dividend Traps Tempting Investors With 8%-10.5% Yields

| October 20, 2020 | 0 Comments
3 Dividend Traps Tempting Investors With 8%-10.5% Yields

We can’t take every dividend we see at face value. Especially when we’re talking about 8%, 9% and even 10% yields. Bull markets, government stimulus, money printing and the scent of all-time highs might give the impression that any stock is safe. Unfortunately that isn’t the case. Even in a bull market, there are dividend traps paying 8% to […]

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5 Dividends Up To 10.8% To Buy On This Dip

| September 29, 2020 | 0 Comments
5 Dividends Up To 10.8% To Buy On This Dip

Are you trying to grind out a livable retirement on dividends alone? It’s possible, and it doesn’t require millions and millions already in the bank. (Even today, with interest rates in the tank.) However, we must step outside the mainstream to achieve this. After all, why mess around with a standard $15,600 a year in retirement income […]

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These 3 “Perfect” REIT Dividends Are Still On Sale

| August 27, 2020 | 0 Comments
These 3 “Perfect” REIT Dividends Are Still On Sale

The economy is a mess—and that’s presenting quite the opportunity for these landlords, and contrarians like us. Tenants are still paying, but these stocks are priced like a few are flaking. That’s not the case. Plus, one firm is about to take advantage of a weak 2020 market to go shopping and secure future cash […]

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Monthly Payouts (Yielding Up To 9.7%) That Are Jay Powell-Proof

| July 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
Monthly Payouts (Yielding Up To 9.7%) That Are Jay Powell-Proof

“Brett, how you hanging in there?” My CPA leaned into his computer on our latest Zoom call. “Well, every time Gavin Newsom talks, my life seems to get a bit worse.” (The governor of California had just announced that public and private schools would not open in the fall.) He cracked up. “That comment reminds […]

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3 Good Yields In Energy We’ll Soon Buy As GREAT Yields

| June 16, 2020 | 0 Comments
3 Good Yields In Energy We’ll Soon Buy As GREAT Yields

The broader market, as defined by the S&P 500, has rallied like crazy. But don’t worry, you haven’t “missed out” on anything. The rally has been carried by large, and largely non-dividend paying stocks! Most income plays are just now getting up off the mat. We’ll discuss one of my favorites today. Energy, for example, is in the […]

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2 Smart Lockdown Buys For 150% Dividend Growth, Upside

| May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments
2 Smart Lockdown Buys For 150% Dividend Growth, Upside

We’re almost three months into this crisis and three things are crystal clear: Plenty of “household-name” dividend-payers are in big trouble—and not just the ones you see in the news. When the payout cuts come, the resulting share-price drops will crush the unwary. Way too many people are clinging to blue chips yielding 2% or 3%. But is […]

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3 “Mystery” Dividend Growers You Can’t Ignore Anymore

| April 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
3 “Mystery” Dividend Growers You Can’t Ignore Anymore

Bull market, bear market, it doesn’t matter: Underappreciated, under-covered companies always manage to make a splash. That’s how my Hidden Yields service delivers portfolio doublers every five or six years. The market has clusters of dividend growth stocks that are too boring for the financial media or most analyst firms to lavish with coverage, and that don’t […]

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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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