Michael Foster

Michael Foster is the Senior Analyst at Contrarian Outlook.

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Play This “Quiet Shift” In Housing For 7% Dividends And Upside

| July 5, 2022
Play This “Quiet Shift” In Housing For 7% Dividends And Upside

Demand for rental property is literally going through the roof—and we can play the trend for a rock-solid 7% dividend that can be had at a discount! What’s driving this opportunity? Higher interest rates. As you can see below, the average 30-year mortgage issued today bears an interest rate near 5%, a level we haven’t come close […]

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3 Easy Ways To “Crash-Proof” Your Portfolio, Grab 7%+ Dividends

| March 1, 2022
3 Easy Ways To “Crash-Proof” Your Portfolio, Grab 7%+ Dividends

With the swift stock-market decline we’ve seen since the start of 2022, and now, you can be forgiven if your stomach tightens just a bit when you go to check your retirement account. So today I’m going to give you my three best tips for securing your hard-earned cash—and even better, locking in a dividend stream you […]

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How To Work Today’s Inflation Fears For 6%+ Dividends And Big Upside

| November 23, 2021
How To Work Today’s Inflation Fears For 6%+ Dividends And Big Upside

I’m hearing from a lot of CEF Insider members who are worried about inflation these days, and there’s a good reason why: consumer prices raced up 6.2% in October from a year ago! The good news is that we’ve got an easy setup that lets us work inflation fears to our advantage, grabbing ourselves bigger dividends, and […]

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3 Funds That Could Pay You Huge 7%+ Dividends Ranked Worst To First

| August 17, 2021
3 Funds That Could Pay You Huge 7%+ Dividends Ranked Worst To First

These days, many of the dividend investors I talk to feel squeezed between: Weak yields (which have plunged as stocks have surged) and High taxes (which are likely to rise further). You’re no doubt feeling this pinch, too. The good news is that there’s an investment that lets you wiggle out of this trap, regularly offering steady-as-she-goes […]

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A 3-Fund Portfolio for 10% Dividends

| April 20, 2021
A 3-Fund Portfolio for 10% Dividends

This “stocks-up, yields-down” market is clobbering income investors. With stock prices floating higher, yields are crumbling to dust: with the 1.3% payout on the typical S&P 500 stock—a 20-year low—you’d need to invest $2.2 million to get just $2,500 a month in dividends! (And let’s not forget that the typical S&P 500 stock pays dividends quarterly, not […]

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5 Stocks Set To Roar Into 2021 (And 8 Laggards About To Crash)

| September 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
5 Stocks Set To Roar Into 2021 (And 8 Laggards About To Crash)

Sometimes, picking the best contrarian stocks can be fairly straightforward. For instance, back in early spring, it seemed obvious to anyone who went a bit deeper than the daily headlines to see that the market wasn’t giving tech stocks their due, given its importance during the lockdown and its potential for big post–COVID-19 growth. So […]

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How To Invest In CEFs (For 8% Dividends, 20%+ Upside)

| July 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
How To Invest In CEFs (For 8% Dividends, 20%+ Upside)

Let’s be honest: there are a ton of ways to collect passive income out there. But there’s only one that’s easy to get into (no matter how much money you have!), generates yearly cash payouts of 8% or more and is used by billionaire investment gurus on the regular. I’m talking about an often-overlooked investment called a closed end fund […]

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Income Investors: How To Play The Pullback For 7% Dividends (And Gains)

| March 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
Income Investors: How To Play The Pullback For 7% Dividends (And Gains)

What are we income-seekers to do after this latest pullback? Buy more? Sit on the sidelines? It’s the question everyone’s asking. And while no one can predict the future, the past gives us some solid hints at what might be ahead, and the moves that make the most sense for our income portfolios (including a […]

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17 “Crash-Proof” Funds Yielding 8.1%+ (With Upside)

| November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
17 “Crash-Proof” Funds Yielding 8.1%+ (With Upside)

There’s nothing worse than watching your cash drain away in a downturn—especially if you’re near retirement and don’t have the time to bounce back. That’s why I’m hearing so much fear these days that 2020 could be another 2008. Luckily, there’s a simple way to protect your nest egg. It involves 17 unique funds that […]

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Forget $1 Million: Here’s How To Retire On A Lot Less

| May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
Forget $1 Million: Here’s How To Retire On A Lot Less

You’ve no doubt heard the “wisdom” that you’ll need a million bucks to have any hope of retiring. If you’re like most folks, you’ve probably wondered how you’ll manage to save such a huge stash. Maybe you’ve given up and resigned yourself to working till you’re 100. I can’t blame you. Because with the rising […]

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