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Brett Owens

Chief Investment Strategist,

BNK Invest, Inc.

  • Editor, Contrarian Income Report
  • Co-Founded Two Successful Software as a Service Companies
  • Author of How to Retire on Dividends

About Brett

Brett Owens graduated from Cornell University and soon thereafter left Corporate America permanently at age 26 to co-found two successful SaaS (Software as a Service) companies. Today, they serve more than 26,000 business users combined. He took his software profits and started investing in dividend-paying stocks. Mr. Owens employs a contrarian approach to locate high payouts that are available thanks to some sort of broader misjudgment. Renowned billionaire investor Howard Marks called this "second-level thinking."

Brett's Articles

AI stocks are booming – but they’re an absolute “dividend desert” for us contrarian income-seekers. Or are they? What if we could find a way to grab more of our AI profits as dividends – particularly growing dividends – so we don’t have to “buy and hope” for price gains alone? We can if we employ a “pick and shovel” approach, and one stock I like is Sempra (SRE), advises Brett Owens, editor of Contrarian Income Report.
Every now and then we run across a stock like life insurer Lincoln National (LNC), which offers a high yield and strong payout growth. LNC recently yielded 7.4% and has hiked its payout 4,400% since the trough of the 2008/2009 financial crisis, writes Brett Owens, editor of Contrarian Income Report.
A two-year interest rate trend is about to turn. When it flips, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon’s safe, somewhat-secret, 7.4% dividend play will directly benefit. I’m talking about my favorite bond fund for 2024, the iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB), explains Brett Owens, editor of Contrarian Income Report.
Closed-end funds (CEFs) are ready to climb after a two-month decline. In preparation, some investors are buying funds that feature convertible bonds. But I'd favor the fixed income category that everyone hates – and buy Nuveen AMT-Free Municipal Credit (NVG), says Brett Owens, editor of Contrarian Income Report.

Brett's Books

Brett Owens

How to Retire on Dividends: Earn a Safe 8%, Leave Your Principal Intact

Skip Wall Street's low-yielding, blue-chip, "dividend aristocrat" BS and learn how from Brett and Tom.