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This Safe 5-Stock Healthcare Portfolio Yields 5.5%
June 18, 2021
Healthcare—along with consumer staples (“buying stuff”) and utilities (“keeping the lights on”)—provide portfolio stability. Plus, they usually pay dividends, too! Of the three safety sectors,...
This 5.1% Payer Thrives on Inflation (You Won’t Believe How)
June 17, 2021
Far too many investors think inflation is bad news for closed-end funds (CEFs), for a simple reason: they fear it’ll boost CEFs’ borrowing costs. (Because CEFs, of course, use leverage to varying...
This 910% Dividend Grower Has More Upside
June 16, 2021
I recently accomplished something that had been on my “to do” list for no fewer than three months. I figured out how to log into my 401(K)! You would think a simple “password reset” would not be that...
My “Automatic” Way to Grab 100% Dividend Growth, Upside
June 15, 2021
In a levitating market like today’s, we dividend investors absolutely must have a portfolio that does three things: Automatically “times” the market for us. Frees up cash for us to grab bargain...
3 Funds to Get 9.8% Dividends Today
June 14, 2021
Let’s say you want to generate a middle-class wage using only dividends, but you’ve only got $300,000 to invest. Can it be done? It certainly can—and it’s easy to do with just three funds you can buy...
How to Play “Hidden” Dividends for Huge 8.4% Yields
June 11, 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 1.4% dividend the typical blue-chip stock pays. Swapping Dividend...
This Unusual “Index Boomerang Effect” Can Generate 95% Gains in CEFs
June 10, 2021
Most people don’t realize this, but there’s a simple, two-step way to grab serious gains in high-yield closed-end funds (CEFs). I call it the Index Boomerang Effect. And when I say it’s simple, I’m not...
These Inflation Dividend Stocks Could Rally Another 100%
June 09, 2021
Oil stocks—and their fat dividends—are breaking out to new highs. Question for you. If Fed Chair Jay Powell hadn’t printed a bunch of money over the past 14 months, would energy stocks still be this...
This “Split Secret” is the Key to Speedy 80% Stock Gains & Rising Dividends
June 08, 2021
Who’s up for speedy 80% stock gains? Believe it or not, there’s a “split secret” hiding in plain sight for us to apply. Let’s discuss the details. And appreciate that we can tap this strategy using...
Here’s a “DIY” Plan for 6.1% Dividends, Yearly 11% Returns
June 07, 2021
If you’re on the lookout for an expert to help you build your nest egg—and bulk up your dividend stream to, say, a 6%+ yield—you have two main choices: a professional wealth manager or an investment...
Dividends up to 10.7% in America’s Small Business Recovery
June 04, 2021
Business development companies (BDCs) are big dividend paying companies that tend to thrive as rates rise. Today, we’ll discuss three inflation-powered payouts up to 10.7%. BDCs extend loans to small...
These 2 Unusual CEF Moves Can Boost (or Slash!) Your Profits
June 03, 2021
There’s an obvious reason why we love closed-end funds (CEFs): the dividends! CEFs’ payouts average around 7% as I write this, and there are plenty paying well into the double digits. One fund we’ll...
These “Fed-Fueled” Dividends Whip Inflation, TIPS
June 02, 2021
Are the best things in life actually free? It depends how we handle the hidden costs. Free coffee is good. At home, I drink one mega-cup per day. At fixed income conferences, I typically scale that...
A Stunning “Rinse and Repeat” Play for 40%+ Returns (Again and Again)
June 01, 2021
With stocks grinding along near all-time highs, decent discounts (and decent dividend yields!) are thin on the ground. But if we look close enough, they are there. The answer to this no-yield problem...
What the AT&T Dividend Cut Really Means (and 3 Huge Dividends to Buy Instead)
May 31, 2021
The once unthinkable has happened: AT&T (T), a Dividend Aristocrat that increased payouts for 30 years, said it will cut its payout nearly in half. The move is especially infuriating because, as...
Make 5% to 9% Annually in the Oil Patch
May 28, 2021
Energy prices have rallied furiously, but they likely have further to go. Oil and gas prices last peaked around 2014 and sunk slowly until the black goo hit negative prices in the spring of last year....
This New Fund Could Upend the CEF World. Here’s What You Need to Know
May 27, 2021
There’s a new closed-end fund (CEF) on the market, and it comes from one of the biggest CEF issuers in the space: BlackRock. It’s big—with $4.5 billion in assets under management. You can tell that...
Contrarian Alert: Investor Discomfort Means Dividend Deals
May 26, 2021
No doubt, there is a lot to be worried about right now in the financial world. Fortunately, there is finally a lot of worrying happening. We contrarians welcome unease. Broader discomfort means...
How a Simple Indicator Led Us to a Fast 102% Return (It’s Happening Again)
May 25, 2021
“I have no clue what to do,” said a friend recently over backyard beers. “On the one hand, stocks are still rising. On the other, everything is pricey.” I know you’re feeling my buddy’s pain—I get...
My Latest Read on Inflation (and a 5.3% Dividend Ripe for Buying)
May 24, 2021
Manufacturing is as cyclical a business as there is, and it’s about to take off, driven by two vastly misunderstood factors: An uptick in inflation, and A big jump in stimulus spending What most people...
3 “Reopen REITs” Still Cheap, Yielding Up to 8%
May 21, 2021
The Fed has crushed many retirements because bonds simply don’t yield enough. Heck, neither do most stocks thanks to the equity bubble they’ve inflated! But we dividend-focused retirees have a...
Fall for This Trap and You’ll Miss a Safe 5.8% Dividend
May 20, 2021
Plenty of people blindly buy into the line that market volatility is a bad thing. It’s easy to see why, after last year’s crash dented retirement savings around the world. Contrarians like us, of...
CEF Investing for High Yields and Big Gains
May 20, 2021
Let’s be honest: there are a ton of ways to collect passive income out there. But there’s only one that’s easy to get into (no matter how much money you have!), generates yearly cash payouts of 8% or...
The Simplest, Safest Way to Earn 14.6% Per Year from Stocks
May 19, 2021
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...
1 Quick Trade to Beat Inflation, Grab Growing 4%+ Payouts
May 18, 2021
Don’t let this inflation panic rattle you. This market is really just shifting gears, and we’re going to shift along with it, riding the waves to some big dividends that are about to switch into growth...
3 Ways to Safeguard (and Grow) Your Dividends as Inflation Ticks Higher
May 17, 2021
Inflation worries are everywhere, so let’s dive into what’s behind them—and what we contrarian income-seekers should do right now. The three steps I’m about to show you could hand you a lot of fresh...
How to Grow Your Dividends By 23% – By Next Year!
May 14, 2021
“Don’t you own that, B.O.?” Go figure. While some people are thought of for their jokes, their hobbies or their families, a reader thought of me when they read about a Vanguard fund underperforming of...
This Contrarian Tech Trend Is Ripe for Buying (for Big Dividends and Gains)
May 13, 2021
We need to talk about SPACs, the popular kids of the investment world over the last year, because they could play a bigger role in our portfolios—and even our dividend income—in the future. Few people...
2 Big Reasons That Interest Rates Will Stall Around 2%
May 12, 2021
Corn Prices Hit 7-Year Highs What a headline! Mr. and Ms. Market could handle a spiking M2. They could turn a blind eye to higher 10-year yields. But now, JP has really backed himself into a corner....
Buy These Big Dividends Before June 30 (They’ll Soar Shortly After)
May 11, 2021
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise: financial stocks are still a hotbed of dividend (and share-price!) growth for contrarian income-seekers like us. I know what you’re going to say next: “Brett,...
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