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Your Early Retirement Portfolio: Huge Dividends—Every Month—Practically Forever

Brett Owens, Chief Investment Strategist
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of the endless media reports that say you need a million bucks to retire.

I’m tired of it because seemingly insurmountable figures like that are actively discouraging people from ever leaving the workforce: in April 2024, one in four Americans polled said they didn’t plan to retire at all.

But I have good news for you: the $1-million figure these so-called “experts” are throwing around is pulled straight out of thin air. It’s just another example of the lazy thinking that often plagues Wall Street.

The truth is, even after all we’ve been through in the few years, you can still get the retirement you deserve—and on a lot less than the talking heads say you need.

How much less, you ask?

I’m talking about a fully paid-for retirement, with an income stream that outstrips the average wage of the typical working American, on just a $600K stake—and possibly as little as $455K.

And get this: You’ll get paid every single month, too.

Best of all, when you buy into the two high-yield corners of the market I’ll reveal in this report (and check out the 4 specific names I’ll reveal, yielding up to 8.3% now), you could live on dividends alone—without selling a single stock to generate cash.

Imagine that: with a secure income stream, you can forget about the market’s gyrations. With your capital intact, you could even leave a nice legacy for your kids, grandkids, a charity of your choice—it’s up to you!

About That Monthly Income Stream …

Before I go further, I need to tell you something.

This approach isn’t for folks who want to stick with the plain-vanilla stocks most people are content to invest in.

It’s for savvy investors who are willing to invest just a little differently …

… who don’t mind stepping a little outside their comfort zone to bag the steady 7%, 8% (and higher) dividends we need to get the retirement I just described.

So if you want to turn back here and continue “grinding it out” with the sub-2% dividends of the S&P 500, I can’t blame you. After all, it’s easy to invest in the familiar.

But those lame payouts mean you’ll have to consistently sell down your portfolio for extra cash in retirement. And it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be forced to do so straight into a downturn, just like many folks were forced to do in the coronavirus crisis and during the 2022 mess.

A smooth income stream? Forget about it.

Almost all S&P 500 stocks pay quarterly instead of monthly.

Sure, you could stagger them so your portfolio pays you every month. But that forces you to pick stocks based mainly on their payout schedules—a one-way ticket to investment disaster if there ever was one. Worse, your monthly cash stream would still vary widely from month to month!

If you want to go beyond a chaotic cash stream and bank the outsized dividends you need for a “no-withdrawal” retirement (plus some nice price gains, too), read on.

Monthly Dividend Play No. 1: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) With High, Steady Payouts

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are a natural draw for income-seekers because they usually pay much bigger dividends than the typical stock.

There’s a good reason for those higher payouts: the IRS hands REITs a “get out of jail free card” when it comes to taxes. These firms pay zero corporate tax so long as they hand out 90% of their profits as dividends!

It is true that some REITs were hit hard in the COVID-19 crisis, particularly those that own shopping malls. They’ve rebounded since, though some are still below their pre-pandemic highs, as ongoing worries about the uncertain direction of interest rates and inflation weigh on consumer spending.

But not all REITs have been as badly affected, and some stand to gain in the long run, like the two monthly payers we’ll dive into now.

REIT No. 1: STAG Industrial (STAG)

Warehouse owner STAG Industrial is perfectly positioned to profit from two powerful megatrends: online shopping (which I know we’ve been talking about for years, but it still continues to grow!) and “onshoring,” or the return of US manufacturing to its home country from basket cases like China.

STAG’s top-10 tenants include e-commerce beneficiaries Kenco Logistics, FedEx (FDX) and (AMZN) itself, which is the REIT’s biggest tenant.

It also rents out a significant amount of space to automobile-related firms, positioning it to benefit from rising demand for cars (including electric cars and hybrids).

Source: STAG Industrial Q1 earnings supplemental

The other thing that stands out about STAG is its broad diversification: through its 570 properties (113 million square feet), the REIT has exposure to more than 45 different sectors, and its largest tenant, Amazon, accounts for just under 3% of annualized base rent.

Now let’s talk dividends: as I write, STAG yields 4.2%, and it hikes its monthly payout on the regular, so we can count on its forward dividend yield being a little higher than that:

STAG’s Growing Monthly Payout

The bottom line? STAG boasts one of the steadiest REIT dividends out there. If you’re looking for a reliable monthly income stream, the trust should be high on your list.

REIT No. 2: LTC Properties (LTC)

LTC Properties invests in 195 senior-care facilities across America. About 50% are seniors’ housing (which help seniors live independently for as long as possible) and 50% are skilled nursing (for more frequent care).

The REIT’s operators were hard-hit in 2020, due to the fact that seniors in congregate settings are among the worst affected by COVID-19. However, as LTC rents out, rather than directly operates, its facilities, it was able to navigate the crisis more easily. And longer term, the thesis behind investing in LTC remains intact: the trust is in the path of a wave of retiring baby boomers, a demographic trend that will continue for years to come.

The REIT also did a good job of maintaining its dividend throughout the crisis, and the payout should find increased stability now that the pandemic has passed and demand for space in its properties allows it to acquire more buildings and increase its rents.

LTC Kept Its Monthly Payout High Throughout the Crisis

Throw in a high 6.8% yield and we’ve got a “megatrend-powered” payout that can bankroll our retirement by profiting from the wave of retirements washing across the country. Perfect.

Monthly Dividend Play No. 2: Closed-End Funds (CEFs) Yielding Up to 8.3%

Now that we’ve covered off our monthly REIT dividends, let’s move on to another favorite income play of mine—closed-end funds (CEFs), where big yields also abound. In fact, the average dividend yield of all 500 or so CEFs out there clocks in around 8% as I write this.

Even better, CEFs give us one-click diversification, thanks to their broad portfolios of corporate bonds, US stocks, REITs and a wide range of other holdings.

We also benefit from their active managers, who have the backing of some of the world’s largest fund companies, like BlackRock. That helps CEFs regularly beat their indexes, particularly in areas like bonds and preferred shares.

I’ve got two CEFs for you to take a look at now. Both offer sky-high dividends:

CEF No. 1: BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund (CII)

Let’s start with blue chip stocks, where this fund, from BlackRock, the world’s biggest investment firm, plies its trade. CII takes a portfolio of large cap stocks that’s about as, well, large as they come—and then adds its “secret sauce” to hand us a 6.1% dividend that grows (and, of course, is paid monthly).

CII’s (Very) Blue Chip Portfolio

Source: BlackRock

The one problem with this portfolio is that it’s stacked with low (and no-) dividend payers. So how does it generate the cash it needs to support its dividend?

By selling call options on these holdings. These options give the buyer the right (but not the obligation) to buy stocks in CII’s portfolio at a fixed price and a fixed point in the future. If the stock hits that price, the buyer may purchase it (in which case it’s “called away,” in option-speak). If not, CII keeps the shares. No matter what happens, CII keeps the cash it collects for selling these options.

That fee is the key to the fund’s dividend, which has grown 20% in the last five years.

Finally, we have the opportunity to purchase this one at a 7% discount to net asset value (NAV, or the value of the underlying portfolio). That ’s more than enough to cover CII’s modest (for a CEF) fees of 0.89% of assets, so we’re essentially getting BlackRock’s world-class management for free here.

CEF No. 2: Reaves Utility Income Fund (UTG)

Everyone knows utilities are a rock in unsteady times. But the main snag with investing in utilities now is that individual utilities’ dividends are fairly ho-hum, with the benchmark Utilities Select Sector ETF (XLU) yielding just over 3% today. That’s a lot better than the 1.2% you’d get from the typical S&P 500 stock, but we can do much better still with a smartly managed utility CEF.

Moreover, utilities often serve as bond proxies for many folks, so their prices have moved lower as bond yields have risen, setting up some nice bargains in the space.

Enter the 8.3%-yielding Reaves Utility Income Fund (UTG). The fund holds rock-steady utilities like Duke Energy (NEE), Alliant Energy (LNT) and BCE Inc. (BCE), Canada’s leading telecom provider.

And the management team at Reaves, an investment firm with 60 years of history, has delivered upside most investors can only dream of, delivering an outstanding 464% return since inception in 2004 (with dividends included—and little drama).

Best of all, much of that return has been in cash, thanks to UTG’s massive dividend. And you’ve got a lot of reassurance that the fund’s share price will hold its own while you’re collecting that payout in the future: it currently sports a five-year beta rating of 0.83, which means it’s historically been 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Putting It All Together

So where does this leave us? With the four picks above, you’d pull in an average yield of about 6.4%, plus you’d get wide diversification, with exposure to warehouses, healthcare, blue chip stocks and utility stocks.

So if you were to invest, say, $635,000—a full $375,000 less than the suits say you need for a healthy retirement—you’d generate $40,000 in income.

That’s enough to retire on for some folks (or at least let them achieve financial independence by using their dividends to supplement other income sources). Plus you’re positioning yourself to nicely grow your nest egg, too, thanks to all five of our picks’ upside potential.

Forget $635,000: Let’s Kickstart Your $40,000 a Year on a LOT Less

I think you’ll agree that a $40,000 income stream on a $600K nest egg is a pretty sweet deal. And the four stocks and funds above are one way to get there.

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Brett Owens
Chief Investment Strategist
Contrarian Income Report

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