This 14.2% Yield is Too Good to Be True (But This 9.5% Payout Isn’t!)

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Most dividend investors understandably love the idea of an 8% No Withdrawal Portfolio. It’s a simple yet “game changing” idea that you don’t hear much from mainstream pundits and advisors.

Find stocks that pay safe 7%, 8% or more and you can retire comfortably, living off dividend checks while your initial capital stays intact (or even appreciates).

Now this strategy is a bit more complicated than simply finding 8% yields and buying them. Granted the recent stock market pullback has benefited investors like us because we can snag more dividends for our dollar. Yields are higher overall, and that’s a good thing.… Read more

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The busiest week for earnings so far this quarter delivered several positive surprises, as the broader U.S. market averages finished off the best January performance in three decades.

Industrial and Energy stocks were the big winners for the month, led by an 18% gain in the underlying price of crude oil. On the other hand, Utility and Healthcare names have lagged in the opening weeks of 2019.

FOMC Flinches and Jobs Growth Surprises

There was little belief that Chairman Powell and the Fed would change interest rates on Wednesday, but the tone of their commentary did turn decidedly more dovish this week.… Read more

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This bull market is ten years old and stocks at large are richly valued. No wonder the last few weeks have been scary for some, who haven’t seen a real bear market in a very long time. Should we take our cue from the recent pullback to sell some positions, hunker down in cash and “wait things out” for a bit?

Absolutely not. First, it’s very difficult (and really, impossible) to know when it’s time to “get back into stocks.” Hulbert Financial recently ran the numbers for Barron’s on the advisors it monitors. It focused on the best “peak market timers” – the gurus who correctly forecasted the bursting of the Internet bubble in March 2000 and the Great Recession in October 2007.… Read more

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It’s the No. 1 fear that keeps retirees (and near-retirees) pacing the halls at night: that their nest egg will expire before they will!

It’s easy to see why.

After all, many of these folks will need to fund a retirement that’s much longer than their parents’ was: according to the Brookings Institution, nearly one in four men who were 65 in 2015 will live to 90. Women have better odds: over one in three.

That adds up to 25 years (or more!) out of the workforce.

And today’s retirees are clocking out as old retirement-income “go-tos” scrape bottom: the average S&P 500 stock pays out just 1.7% today, near 7-year lows.… Read more

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It’s something I hear from readers all the time: “Brett, the 7%+ dividends you recommend in the Contrarian Income Report service are well and good, but are dividends that high really safe to invest in? I’m worried about a dividend cut.”

The answer?

They are absolutely safe—so go ahead and enjoy the outsized cash payouts delivered by our Contrarian Income Report selections, which I’ve carefully chosen and safety-checked to let you retire on a $500k nest egg (and maybe even less).

And for stocks outside of our portfolio, you just need to take a few quick steps to stay off the rocks.…
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Interest rates are soaring—so dividend stocks are yesterday’s news. Right?

Yes and no.

While some double-digit paying dogs should be sold immediately, other dividend growers should be bought today for 25%+ upside in 2018.

The truth is, the 10-year Treasury yield’s recent run to 2.7%, a 13% rise since January 1, has tapped the brakes on the stock-market rally and hit high-yield plays like REITs hard.

10-Year Rises, High-Yielders Wobble

If you hold high-yielders in your portfolio, you likely know what I’m talking about.

So should you be worried? No way.

In fact, now is the time to buy. I’ll show you 2 dividend plays that should be high on your list shortly (including a bargain real estate play with a 5.5% yield and incredible dividend growth).…
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Brett

Hi, I’m Brett Owens – and I’m a financial junkie. My “problem” started incollege, when I got a little dose of the stock market – man, was I hooked…in no time, I was reading the Wall Street Journal religously.

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