Author: Contrarian Outlook

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12min200
It’s no secret why most people buy closed-end funds (CEFs): big dividends! The 500 or so CEFs out there yield a game-changing 7%, on average. And with CEFs coming from all corners of the economy, you can easily build a nice, diversified CEF portfolio paying enough dividend cash to let you retire on $500,000 (or […]

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15min270
In normal times, real estate investment trusts (REITs) are a great way to cut your portfolio’s volatility—and double the income you’d get from regular stocks. Of course, there’s nothing typical about 2020, but this “new normal” actually presents an especially excellent opportunity to buy select REITs on the cheap. I’m talking about cash cows with […]

Contrarian OutlookJune 30, 2020
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13min350
With the epic “relief rally” finally on fumes, it’s time to consider jettisoning any dividends that (let’s be honest) should have been sold in February. Stock prices are quite disconnected from their underlying fundamentals, and the four firms we’re going to discuss today have particularly poor prospects. Sure, these yields appear generous. But these days, […]

Contrarian OutlookJune 26, 2020
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12min140
With pandemic cases once again in full focus, the market is (once again) trading like its assets. Everything’s up big one day, everything’s down big the next. We rational, contrarian-minded income investors however know that the stock market is indeed a “market of stocks.” It doesn’t make sense for everything to trade “as one.” We […]

Contrarian OutlookJune 25, 2020
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8min370
Today we’re going to cut through the economic hype surrounding this crisis and jump on a little-noticed opportunity for double-digit upside and 7% dividends, too. I’ll get into the raw numbers, and some specific tickers, shortly. First, here’s a figure you may have read in the news: US households lost $6 trillion in the first […]


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