About Us

Whether you’ve just started building your portfolio, are nearing retirement and worry if you’ve saved enough, or are already living off your nest egg – the biggest challenge we all face in the market today is uncertainty.
At Contrarian Outlook, we still believe there are plenty of profit opportunities out there, no matter which way the herd runs next. Our mission is to show you where and how to make the most of them with objective, independent, unbiased investing ideas.
There’s no double-talk or hidden agenda, and no backroom deals with any of the companies we cover. Our business is supported by you, our members, so our number one priority is delivering the best possible research and advice.
Yours in safety and profits,

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Brett Owens
Brett Owens began trading stocks profitably in between classes at Cornell University, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering (ORIE). His degree is quite popular with Wall Street recruiters but he couldn’t stand the thought of grinding it out 80 or more hours a week in a cubicle.
So Brett moved to San Francisco and joined the software industry, where he co-founded two SaaS (software as a service) companies that today serve more than 26,000 business users. He and his companies have been featured in leading publications such as The Economist, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, Entrepreneur Magazine, and The Globe and Mail.
He then invested his software profits in dividend-paying stocks. Brett used his ORIE background to develop a “calculated contrarian” approach to the markets. Instead of merely buying issues that look promising on the surface, he employs a “second-level thinking” approach to identify and buy income-paying stocks when their yields are highest and downside is limited – thanks to market overreactions.
Today, Brett lives in Sacramento, California with his wife and two daughters, and serves as the Chief Investment Strategist at Contrarian Outlook.
Brett’s premium services include:
Contrarian Income Report – Safe, stable 7%+ dividends (many paid monthly).
Hidden Yields – Total returns of 15% (or more) year after year with dividend growth plays.
Dividend Swing Trader — 5% Income and 15% average annual gains in both bull and bear markets.

Michael Foster
Michael Foster has worked as an equity analyst for a decade, focusing on fundamental analysis of businesses and portfolio allocation strategies. His reports are widely read by analysts and portfolio managers at some of the largest hedge funds and investment banks in the world, with trillions of dollars in assets under management.
Michael has been traveling the world since 1999 and has no plans to stop. So far, he’s lived in NYC, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Seoul, Bangkok, Tokyo, and Kuala Lumpur. He received his Ph.D. in 2008 and continues to offer consulting services to institutional investors and ultra-high net worth individuals.
Michael is also the Investment Strategist behind CEF Insider, a monthly research service for independent investors seeking high-yields and capital gains. Please click here to learn more about CEF Insider.