How to Bank 25.3% in “Hidden Yields” Every Year

Brett Owens, Chief Investment Strategist
Updated: April 25, 2018

Most investors live in the past and fixate on dividend track records rather than a payout’s forward prospects. That’s too bad for them, but it provides opportunity for us to bank big returns that shouldn’t be available in any “efficient” market.

By looking ahead, we can identify the dividends that are likely to grow the fastest. And when we identify payouts that are poised for yearly raises of 15%, 20% or even 25% or more, we should buy those stocks and enjoy annual stock price gains in that neighborhood.

Sure, it isn’t quite that simple. But it’s pretty close. Let me explain my entire dividend growth strategy first – and later, I’ll also share my 7 dividend payers with 100% to 200% price upside with you.…
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My Easy, 1-Step Plan for 100%+ Gains (and 3x dividend income)

Brett Owens, Chief Investment Strategist
Updated: April 24, 2018

You and I both know that dividends just don’t get much respect from most folks.

But most folks have it all wrong. I’ll show you why in a moment (I’ll also reveal 2 “accelerating” dividends to put on your buy list now).

First, it’s easy to see why dividends are (way too often) an afterthought: it’s tough to get excited about them when the typical S&P 500 name dribbles out the measly 1.9% yield it does today.

It gets worse when you look at the US inflation rate: 2.1% as of March.

So at best, you can hope your dividends offset inflation, while you hope the underlying stock price soars.…
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This Rare “Double Discount” in Stocks Will Vanish in May

Michael Foster, Investment Strategist
Updated: April 24, 2018

We need to talk about a rare double discount in the stock market that’s out there now—just waiting for us to jump on it.

And doing so couldn’t be easier. It all comes down to 3 funds primed to spike when one of these discounts closes—and then spike again when the second one snaps shut!

Both of these ridiculous markdowns are already starting to narrow, so we need to make our move soon.

One other thing: these 3 funds pay massive dividends—from 7.4% to 11.7%!

Before I reveal the names of these funds, let’s talk about the first discount: the massive undervaluation of the stock market—and when we can expect investors to go from extreme fear to extreme greed.…
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Uncle Sam’s Favorite BDCs (with 9% to 10% Yields)

Brett Owens, Chief Investment Strategist
Updated: April 21, 2018

Business development companies (BDCs) are the kings of yield right now, and it’s not even close. As I write, the average yield in the space is 9.5%, and more than half of all publicly traded BDCs boast a yield in the double digits.

That’s thanks to a long drubbing among these companies – but for the first time in a while, things are starting to look up in this high-yield arena. And right now, I have my eye on three glimmers of hope in the space that are throwing off 9% to 10% dividends.

2017 was a downright dreadful year for BDCs, which managed to even underperform bonds despite their high yields.…
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4 Beaten-Down Funds Set to Soar (with dividends up to 10.9%)

Michael Foster, Investment Strategist
Updated: April 19, 2018

Today I want to show you a beaten-down sector that has a long history of crushing the market—and 4 funds that should be on your radar now.

These 4 funds are a great place to pocket dividends up to 10.9% (or $10,900 a year on a $100k investment) while you wait for the market to realize that it’s discounting their industry far too much.

I’m talking about 4 standout fund buys from the biotech sector.

Biotech has fallen over 10% from its 2018 high and is now down a bit more than the broader market. Just look at the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) vs.…
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How to Cherry Pick the Top Dividend Growers

Brett Owens, Chief Investment Strategist
Updated: April 18, 2018

Eric Ervin was making his rich client so much money that he suggested: “Hey, why don’t you just quit your job?”

The investor saw the opportunity to scale Eric’s “secret strategy” – and he wanted to help invest!

Both guys knew the power of dividend growth investing. But Eric’s second-level insight is what made them both a boatload of cash. He figured out a way to bet purely on the higher payouts – as close to a “sure thing” as you’ll ever see in stocks. Here’s what I mean.

Blue chip stocks tend to raise their dividend every year. Even if it’s a token increase, it keeps shareholders happy.…
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The Only 3 Retail REITs You Should Consider (Paying Up to 6%)

Brett Owens, Chief Investment Strategist
Updated: April 17, 2018

Make no mistake: The “Mallpocalypse,” the “Retailpocalypse,” whatever you want to call it, is very real, and its shockwaves are being felt in just about every corner of the brick-and-mortar retail world. In fact, there are only a few true havens left – including a few higher yielders in the 5%-6% range. We’ll get to those in a minute.

Every other week, it seems like there’s another story about a retailer going bankrupt or shuttering locations. Just consider some of the store closings lined up for this year:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) is going to shut down 60 of its 868 locations in 2018.

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20 Funds to Beat the Fed and Pocket Dividends up to 12.4%

Michael Foster, Investment Strategist
Updated: April 16, 2018

There are 20 elite closed-end funds (CEFs) that have proven their toughness in the last 10 years (including through the Great Recession, the most brutal test of all) and have still handed investors market-beating returns.

And below we’re going to look at all 20 of them.

So if you’re looking for a proven dividend payer that will hold its own through today’s troubles—trade wars and rising interest rates, to name just two—these 20 funds are a great place to start.

The Toughest of the Tough

Some of these cash machines throw off dividends of 6.8% or more (and one I’ll tell you about in a moment pays a sky-high 12.4%!).…
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These 3 Blue Chips Will Cost You $643,915 by 2038

Brett Owens, Chief Investment Strategist
Updated: April 14, 2018

Blue chip stocks are among the worst retirement investments you can make.

There are several blue-chip stocks that will actually cost you thousands of dollars each year. We’ll discuss three in a moment.

Sure, the financial media might lionize these stocks. But blue chips are simply big companies. When the term first came into being, it was simply an homage to the blue poker chip – at the time, the most valuable chip on the table. Before purples, oranges and grays began to grace the baize.

However, now the term comes with a boat load of perks – the simple assignment of the term “blue chip” is practically a buy recommendation.…
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How to Turn JPMorgan’s 2% Dividend Into 7.4%

Brett Owens, Chief Investment Strategist
Updated: April 13, 2018

17.1%.

If you only pay attention to only one number this earnings season, this should be it.

It’s the first-quarter profit gain the suits at FactSet have S&P 500 companies pegged for. And if that’s where the final number lands, it’ll be the biggest profit bonanza in 7 years!

Better yet, the S&P 500 trades at around 16.5 times its next 12 months of forecast earnings. That’s way down from 18.5 in January.

The upshot?

Ignore the terrifying headlines battling for your attention day in and day out. This market is ripe for buying. And dividend-growth stocks should top your list—as should the 7.4%-paying fund I’ll show you shortly.…
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