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Brett Owens is the Chief Investment Strategist at Contrarian Outlook.

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4 Cash Machines That Soar With Rates (And Pay 7%+ Dividends)

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
4 Cash Machines That Soar With Rates (And Pay 7%+ Dividends)

Right now, there are 2 fears giving first-level investors night terrors (and costing them huge gains and income). Rising interest rates will kill stocks, and… Nosebleed valuations (along with more record highs for the S&P 500) will kill stocks. The problem? Both are nonsense! Let’s take the second one first—then we’ll push on to 4 buys […]

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Earn $40K In Dividends On $500K? My 8-Step Plan To 8% Yields

| September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
Earn $40K In Dividends On $500K? My 8-Step Plan To 8% Yields

Even with the 10-year Treasury “rallying” of late, it still pays just 2.9%. Put a million bucks in T-Bills, and you’re banking $29,000 per year. Barely above poverty levels! Hence the appeal of closed-end funds (CEFs), which often pay 8% or better. That’s the difference between a paltry minimum-wage income of $29,000 on a million saved or […]

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25 Popular Funds To Sell, 5 To Buy Instead (For 7.2% Dividends!)

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
25 Popular Funds To Sell, 5 To Buy Instead (For 7.2% Dividends!)

The average yield among the 25 largest dividend exchange-traded funds is a meager 2.7% right now. That means if you plunked a $1 million on ETFs dedicated to dividend stocks, you’d only make $27,000 every year. That’s barely higher than the 2018 federal poverty level for a family of four ($25,100)! But you and I […]

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A “Secret” 10.5% Dividend From Pfizer (Starting Today)

| June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
A “Secret” 10.5% Dividend From Pfizer (Starting Today)

What if I told you there’s a way you can buy your favorite blue chips and get a dividend up to 6 times bigger than what these stocks pay today? Let’s be honest: with an income stream like that, backed by household names like Pfizer (PFE) and AT&T (T)—more on these two stocks below—you’d leap at the chance, right? The […]

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My Personal 8-Step Plan For 8% Dividends In CEFs

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
My Personal 8-Step Plan For 8% Dividends In CEFs

Today, the 10-year Treasury pays just 2.7%. Put a million bucks in T-Bills, and you’re banking $27,000 per year. Barely above poverty levels! Hence the appeal of closed-end funds (CEFs), which often pay 8% or better. That’s the difference between a paltry minimum-wage income of $27,000 on a million saved or a respectable $80,000 annually. […]

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These Fat 9% To 24% ETF Yields Are Traps

| February 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
These Fat 9% To 24% ETF Yields Are Traps

I told you that the Infracap MLP ETF (AMZA) was a dog. Well, the fund just cut its dividend by 37%. This is one of the biggest ETF payout cuts in recent memory, and it’s a gut punch to shareholders who rode out massive underperformance for the income tradeoff. That payout mattered. Just look at the difference between price returns […]

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The 5 Dumbest High-Yield Funds (Ranked Worst to Just “Bad”)

| January 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
The 5 Dumbest High-Yield Funds (Ranked Worst to Just “Bad”)

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) shattered growth records in 2017, with inflows topping $464 billion last year. The global ETF market now boasts more than $4.5 trillion in assets, and a large part of the appeal has been driven by dirt-cheap fees. But many of these fund’s fees are “cheap for a reason.” We’ll talk about five […]

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4 REITs To Buy Before December 13 – And 45 To Avoid

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
4 REITs To Buy Before December 13 – And 45 To Avoid

Today I’m going to show you 4 REITs with high—and growing—yields that are bargains now. But you’ve only got weeks to act here, and likely less. Why? Because real estate investment trusts have underperformed the broader market by a lot in the last six weeks … but a proven contrarian signal is about to send the […]

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5 REITs That Are Just Right For Retirement

| October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
5 REITs That Are Just Right For Retirement

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are a must-have holding for any and all retirement accounts. The five REITs I’m about to show you are pivotal to both growing your nest egg, then delivering consistent cash to pay the bills once you’ve called it a career. Slowly but surely, market research is starting to agree with […]

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3 CEF Traps (237 Funds In Total) You Must Avoid

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 CEF Traps (237 Funds In Total) You Must Avoid

The term closed-end fund (CEF) is a bit of a double entendre. An unintended one, I’m sure – and one we can leverage for safe 6%, 7% and even 8% yields with upside to boot. The “closed” in CEF technically means that the fund’s number of shares are fixed. Which is why these vehicles can have wild price swings […]

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