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Brett Owens is the Chief Investment Strategist at Contrarian Outlook.

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5 Wildly Popular – And Overrated – Funds. Sell Today!

July 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
5 Wildly Popular – And Overrated – Funds.  Sell Today!

As we speak, $376 billion is locked up in five of Wall Street’s most overrated, overloved funds. And the sad reality is that there’s a high chance a few thousand bucks of that are courtesy of … well, you. The good news? I can show you seven far better options. While Wall Street still rolls out hundreds of […]

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5 Bargain Tech Dividends To Buy On This Dip

June 21, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
5 Bargain Tech Dividends To Buy On This Dip

It’s usually the last place dividend fans look for big yields and surging payout growth—but it should be one of the first. I’m talking about the technology sector. And before you dismiss me as crazy, check out this chart. The Home of Payout Growth What you’re seeing here is the dividend-growth rate of the Technology […]

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4 Monthly Dividend Stocks To Bankroll Your Retirement

May 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
4 Monthly Dividend Stocks To Bankroll Your Retirement

Here’s a fact: if you want to clock out of the workforce in any kind of comfort, you’ll need $4,000 a month—$4,074, to be exact. How do I know? Because that’s what your average 65- to 74-year-old couple shells out every month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It comes out to $48,885 a […]

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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 | 1 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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