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The Simplest, Safest Way To Earn 14.6% Per Year From Stocks

| May 20, 2021
The Simplest, Safest Way To Earn 14.6% Per Year From Stocks

Let’s chat about making some real money in stocks. I’m talking about 14.6% returns per year, every single year. I know, my 14.6% annual number sounds pedestrian in a world where peddlers are hawking virtual (pretend?) coins with pups on the cover. But my returns are real—and spectacular for investors who are patient. With this method we can double […]

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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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The Beautiful, Boring Secret To Landing 7% Dividends

| January 19, 2021
The Beautiful, Boring Secret To Landing 7% Dividends

As Wall Street loses its mind over a long bond that pays a lousy 1%, we level-headed income investors are going to stay calm. And 7.7% on. Yes, we “prefer” (hint, hint) dividends that are 7X the weak 1% yield the wonks are clamoring about. I’ll get to the specifics on these retirement makers—which we can […]

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My Personal “Set-It-And-Forget-It” Plan For 10% Dividends, 100% Upside

| December 10, 2020
My Personal “Set-It-And-Forget-It” Plan For 10% Dividends, 100% Upside

The mainstream crowd has gotten way too greedy—which means we could be in the teeth of a stock-market selloff within weeks. Most folks hear the word “selloff” and gasp. But not us contrarian dividend hounds! We know that volatility is our friend. It’s easy to see this just by looking at what the market’s done in the […]

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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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2 Questions You Need To Ask If You’re Worried About More Dividend Cuts

| August 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
2 Questions You Need To Ask If You’re Worried About More Dividend Cuts

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy and business resulted in a stock market crash and severe business disruption for many companies. One impact of the economic slowdown/shut-in was that many companies were forced or chose to slash common stock dividends. For example, out of the 165 equity REITs tracked by Hoya Capital […]

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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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These Four High-Yield Stocks Make Value Investing Attractive To Investors

| July 21, 2020 | 0 Comments
These Four High-Yield Stocks Make Value Investing Attractive To Investors

The financial news focuses on the major stock market indexes. These are the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), the S&P 500, and the NASDAQ Composite Index (NASDAQ). However, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on different sectors of the economy has these indexes painting an incomplete picture of what’s happening in the U.S. stock market. […]

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7 Inexpensive, High-Dividend ETFs To Buy

7 Inexpensive, High-Dividend ETFs To Buy

These high-dividend ETFs come with income and low fees The universe of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is awash in low-fee products, and the space is growing as issuers reduce their fees to lure investors. Income-seeking investors do not have to pay up to access high-dividend ETFs. In fact, numerous high-dividend ETFs can be inexpensive, which is an […]

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