Brett Owens

Brett Owens is the Chief Investment Strategist at Contrarian Outlook.

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13 Sky-High Yields Of 7%-Plus: 4 Bombs, 9 Buys

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
13 Sky-High Yields Of 7%-Plus: 4 Bombs, 9 Buys

What do most exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and many blue-chip stocks have in common? They’re big, they’re popular with Wall Street pundits … and they don’t deliver nearly as much income as investors need to retire. Not even close. I want to share some ugly and eye-opening numbers with you about the skinflint ETF industry. I […]

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Your Passport To Underappreciated 7% Yields

| July 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
Your Passport To Underappreciated 7% Yields

Subscribers to my Contrarian Income Report have enjoyed safe yields of 7% or more over time – and enjoyed long-term price stability – thanks to two simple principles: Buy stocks and funds when they’re out of favor. That way, prices are lower and yields are higher when we make our purchase. Rely on dividends alone for income. That way, […]

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3 Buys To “Catapult” Your Dividends To 8.6%

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
3 Buys To “Catapult” Your Dividends To 8.6%

My best advice for you today is this: ignore the breathless trade-war panicking and focus on one thing: cash. Because the truth is, US companies—like the 3 stout dividend growers we’ll dive into below—are swimming in it. So much so, in fact, that they don’t know what to do with it all … so they’re sending it right […]

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7 July Dividend Hikes To Buy For 12% Yearly Gains, Forever

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
7 July Dividend Hikes To Buy For 12% Yearly Gains, Forever

Most people are chasing big dividend payers right now in this “3% world” we live in. Meanwhile, a small group of “hidden yield” stocks are quietly handing smart investors growing income streams PLUS annual returns of 12%, 17.3%, or more. Let’s talk about how to find these stocks, and bank 12% returns or better every […]

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4 High-Yield Landmines To Avoid At All Costs

| June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
4 High-Yield Landmines To Avoid At All Costs

The stock market’s up, so yields are down. And while there are still some generous payers available, be careful – some are paper tigers that will probably suffer this year. That’s exactly the danger that’s facing four enticing high-yielders (yielding up to 20%!) that I’ll discuss with you shortly. Since stock prices generally follow their […]

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4 REITs Paying Up To 5% With 136% Payout Growth

| May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
4 REITs Paying Up To 5% With 136% Payout Growth

Today we’re going to dive into the two “cheapest” corners in the S&P 500. Because with the terrible performance these 2 sectors have put in this year, you could think both are bargains now. But the truth is, only one of these sectors is worth buying into now (I’ll name 4 specific stocks in a minute). In […]

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Own Fixed Income? Avoid These 4 Fatal Flaws

| April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
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 | 0 Comments
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 | 0 Comments
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 | 0 Comments
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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