Author Archive: Michael Foster

Michael Foster is the Senior Analyst at Contrarian Outlook.

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Why You Need To Invest In Closed-End Funds

September 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Why You Need To Invest In Closed-End Funds

By now you probably either invest in closed-end funds (CEF) or have heard more folks talking about them. There’s a good reason why: dividends! With 10-Year Treasuries yielding around 2.3% and your typical S&P 500 stock paying even less—just 1.9%—there’s a very good chance none of the folks you know are clocking dividends that can even beat […]

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4 Reasons Why Stocks Will Soar – And Now Is The Time To Buy

June 23, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
4 Reasons Why Stocks Will Soar – And Now Is The Time To Buy

Another day, another bearish article. It’s impossible nowadays to read the news without someone telling us that a crash is coming and we need to sell our stocks now! If you’re seeing these same people urging you to liquidate your retirement accounts, you’re not alone. In fact, these stories seem to be everywhere in the […]

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4 Cheap Dividend-Growth Stocks To Buy For 2017

January 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
4 Cheap Dividend-Growth Stocks To Buy For 2017

2016 is in the books, and the S&P 500 gained over 11% on the year. That’s great news if you’re already in the stock market … but it’s bad news if you’re looking to buy. The market’s price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is now 26.1, which is 17.6% higher than it was at the beginning of the […]

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5 Overhyped Dividend Stocks You Must Avoid Now

November 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
5 Overhyped Dividend Stocks You Must Avoid Now

Donald Trump’s win has done something extraordinary to the financial sector. Just look at this one-month chart for the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF): Banks Love Trump This is unexpected on two levels. First, of course, Trump’s very election came as a shock to many. Second, there was no shortage of people saying stocks […]

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