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Brett Owens is the Chief Investment Strategist at Contrarian Outlook.

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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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12 High-Yield Funds Paying Up To 21%

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
12 High-Yield Funds Paying Up To 21%

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer “one-click” diversification. Investors buy ETFs to hedge against individual stock collapses. ETFs can also offer big yields. We’ll look at 11 of them today, with dividends starting at 4% and climbing all the way up to an amazing 21%! Is the 21%er a trap? Of course it is. But my favorite […]

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3 Safe Yields Up To 9.5%, With 20% Upside

| July 24, 2017 | 1 Comment
3 Safe Yields Up To 9.5%, With 20% Upside

If you want to find the best high-yield opportunities on Wall Street, you don’t follow bright neon signs – you turn over rocks. Years of research has shown that the most widely recommended names are typically overcrowded trades, killing any chance you have at wringing out any value. Worse, analysts’ and pundits’ picks are often […]

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3 Healthy Yields Of Up To 7.3% In Housing’s Sweet Spot

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 Healthy Yields Of Up To 7.3% In Housing’s Sweet Spot

Residential real estate is hot right now – and apartment owners are making money hand-over-fist. But don’t worry, I’m not going to recommend you run out and buy an entire complex. Instead, I’ve got three apartment REITs you can buy from the convenience of your computer (or phone, for that matter!) for yields up to […]

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3 Must-Buy REITs For 100% Dividend Growth And Double-Digit Gains

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 Must-Buy REITs For 100% Dividend Growth And Double-Digit Gains

They call it the “silent wealth killer” for a reason: it takes the 2.2% yield you’d get from say, a 10-year Treasury note today and almost completely wipes it out. And if this hidden threat perks up even a little bit (as it’s certain to do), it will push your average Joe (or Jane) into […]

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10 ETF Dividends In Serious Danger

| May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
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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The “Smart CEF Money” Is Buying These 8%+ Yields

| May 1, 2017 | 1 Comment
The “Smart CEF Money” Is Buying These 8%+ Yields

Closed-end fund (CEF) investors regularly go crazy. Their bouts with investment insanity often present us contrarian income hunters with 8%+ yields. And big price upside to boot. But be careful, because these first-level types can be as greedy as they are fearful. It’s important to fade both of their emotional extremes for dividend security and […]

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Yellen Just Slapped A “Buy” Rating On These 8% Yields

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Yellen Just Slapped A “Buy” Rating On These 8% Yields

As recently as last week, many high quality closed-end funds (CEFs) were being neglected thanks to the headline worry that higher rates would hurt them. That nonsense stopped abruptly when Fed chair Janet Yellen basically slapped a “Buy” rating on the entire sector! Her dovish outlook was taken as a cue that CEF investors could […]

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