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How to Turn Rising Rates Into a 9% Annual Payday
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Anyone up for a 10.2% payout? One that is powered by profits that should actually rise alongside interest rates ? If so, I’ve got a three-letter acronym for us: B-D-C. Business development companies...
This Low-Key Fund Is the Hottest Retail Play of 2021 (Yields 7.1%)
February 25, 2021
One of the great things about closed-end funds (CEFs) is that there’s one out there we can use to tap just about any trend—and turn it into a nice 7.1%+ dividend payout. Take the surge in retail we saw...
Rising Rate Dividend Plays Paying Up to 9.8%
February 24, 2021
On Sunday night, our old friend exclaimed to my wife and me: “ How have you all been??” It’d been, well, almost a year since we’d been to her bar. We had plenty to catch up on with our drink-slinging...
It’s a Bond. It’s a Stock. It’s Both (and It Pays Huge 7% Dividends)
February 23, 2021
Stocks or bonds? Why choose when: Stocks pay just 1.5% Bonds pay just 1.3%, yet There are little-known hybrid instruments yielding up to 7.9%! These vehicles aren’t risky. They just happen to be...
My 12% Plan for a $250K Retirement
February 22, 2021
You may not know it, but you could have enough money saved to retire right now . It’s true! Today we’re going to look at how you can pull a nice $30,000-a-year income stream from your current hoard,...
A Simple 3-Step Plan for 6% Dividends, 142% Gains
February 19, 2021
The S&P 500 is still levitating, and if you’re like me, you’re starting to feel like this bull run is on borrowed time. It’s understandable. The economy is just now stumbling to its feet, yet interest...
Dividend Bargain Hunt: The Huge 12.5% Payout Everyone Has Missed
February 18, 2021
With the market scraping all-time highs—and dividend yields scraping historic lows —you’re probably thinking there’s nowhere you can find big, safe dividends with at least some price upside right now....
This 7.6% Yield is Paid Monthly, Trades at 96% of Fair Value
February 17, 2021
High-yield bonds have never paid less. Which is too bad, because let’s be honest— dividends are the reason we income investors wade in “junk bond” waters in the first place. Fortunately, by being...
3 Simple Steps to “Recurring” Dividends That Grow Every Year (Forever)
February 16, 2021
Today we’re going to discuss the secret to double-digit annual returns every year, forever , with secure dividend stocks. It’s simple but not easy. Here’s the hint. We must seek out hefty recurring...
These Ignored 6.5% Dividends Will Be the Biggest Story of 2021
February 15, 2021
A wild year like 2020 is a great acid test for closed-end funds (CEFs)—and it can tell us a lot about which of these high-yield plays to pick (and avoid!) as we move deeper into 2021. A Split Market If...
8 Growing Dividend Payers (up to 8.2%) You Can Sit on for Decades
February 12, 2021
If we learned anything from 2020, it was the value of a few extra rolls of toilet paper. A close second? The reminder about the value of a reliable dividend. This lesson has been taught over and over....
GameStop Is History, but It Will Fuel Our 7%+ Dividends (and Gains) in 2021
February 11, 2021
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to say farewell to this whole Reddit/ GameStop (GME) situation. But before we bid adieu to this weird market moment, we need to take just one more run around the...
These “Great American Reset” Stocks Will Create Fortunes
February 10, 2021
Another hand went up. I pointed for the next question. When you consider dividend investments, Brett, what is more important in your opinion: The current yield and value of the stock itself, or The...
These “ETF Slayer” Funds Pay Huge 6%+ Dividends (With Big Upside)
February 09, 2021
You and I both know there’s a problem with the sugar high the stock market’s been on. Does it mean we should dump some of our beloved dividend stocks and try to buy them back at lower prices? We’ll...
These Tax-Free 5%+ Dividends Are Hiding in Plain Sight
February 08, 2021
With stocks crowding all-time highs, we need to follow our contrarian instincts now more than ever. That, of course, means going where everyone else isn’t. And the best contrarian investment I can...
Wall Street Hates These 3 Dividend Payers (But Should You?)
February 05, 2021
The markets sure turned against “the little guy” in a hurry. We chatted about the massive run-up in GameStop (GME) on Wednesday. I had a buddy of mine, who just happens to be a loyal Reddit reader,...
How We’ll “Squeeze” the GameStop Drama for Safe 6.4%+ Dividends
February 04, 2021
Over the last few days, my inbox has been filling up with questions from readers about how this GameStop (GME) drama will affect their dividends, their pensions and even their retirement. Let me say...
5 Dividend Stocks with 1000%+ “Short Squeeze” Potential
February 03, 2021
Can you explain GameStop (GME) stock to me? My buddy who texted isn’t usually into stocks. They are too quaint for him—heck, bitcoin has become too mainstream for him. Something was up. Sure enough, I...
These “Preferred” 8% Dividends Get Us Into Wall Street’s VIP Lounge
February 02, 2021
This GameStop madness is a clear and present danger to our dividends. Let’s stop and look at exactly what it means for our income streams, and what we’re going to buy to protect ourselves (and cash in...
These “Goldilocks” 8% Yields Are Perfect for 2021
February 01, 2021
One of the biggest risks you’ll face as an investor is the temptation to listen to people at the extremes. In income investing, these so-called “gurus” break down into two camps. The first are the...
“Amazon’s Landlord” Pays Monthly Dividends, Yields 4.7%
January 29, 2021
An income-focused money manager friend of mine bragged to me about what he did for one of his clients. Namely, he’s used his Contrarian Income Report subscription to smartly help her turn a modest nest...
These Funds Yield Up to 10% (But They’re Primed to Fall 33%+)
January 28, 2021
Many people are desperate for any decent yield these days, which is making oil and gas funds (with payouts that can stretch into the double digits) look attractive. But the trouble with buying these...
The “Breakfast Beers” of Dividend Stocks Pays 8.9%
January 27, 2021
Everything is expensive— except for these dividend payers. These bargains are left on the board because they fell so far, so fast in 2020 that the market’s subsequence bounce couldn’t quite pull them...
These 2 “Hidden” Yields (Up to 11%) Are Hiding in Plain Sight
January 26, 2021
There are dozens of huge yields out there that no one ever talks about. I’m talking about payouts 6-times (or bigger) than the pathetic 1.5% dividend the typical blue-chip stock pays. Swapping Dividend...
This Secret Will Help You Crush the Market, Grab 7% Dividends in 2021
January 25, 2021
Don’t listen to the index-fund crowd: it is possible to beat the market year in and year out—and you can do it while grabbing big 7%+ dividends, too! There are three steps to pulling off this feat: Go...
54 Dividend Raisers Yielding Up to 16.1%
January 22, 2021
Dividends are back . And here are 54 secure payouts that are due for a raise between now and March. The S&P yields a lousy 1.6% as I write. It’s sad to imagine a hefty million bucks in stocks could...
How to Tap Biden’s Stimulus Plan for 6%+ Dividends and Big Gains in 2021
January 21, 2021
Another year, another COVID relief package—$1.9 trillion worth this time. As the old saying goes, “A trillion here, a trillion there, and soon you’re starting to talk about real money!” But what does...
These Tax Haven Bonds Pay 7.7% for Top Bracket Ballers
January 20, 2021
The yield on the 10-year Treasury is exhausted after its epic run to nearly 1.2%. It’s due for a breather. Anyone who buys the long bond today can still “lock in” a 1.1% yield. But remember, this...
How to Front-Run Rising Rates (With Dividends That Soar 224%+)
January 19, 2021
Long-term interest rates have awoken. The trend toward higher Treasury yields is likely just getting started, which makes 2021 an “inflection year” for us income investors. And what better way to...
The 1 Investment That Boosts Your Dividends Without Boosting Your Taxes
January 18, 2021
Now that the Democrats control the House, Senate and the White House, you’re probably wondering what the new administration means for your tax bill—and your portfolio. There’s good news here, and it...
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