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Brett Owens

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Brett Owens's Opinion & Analysis
A complete archive of Brett Owens's articles, including current analysis & opinion.

Healthcare—along with consumer staples (“buying stuff”) and utilities (“keeping the lights on”)—provide portfolio stability. Plus, they usually pay dividends,...
I recently accomplished something that had been on my “to do” list for no fewer than three months. I figured out how to log into my 401(K)! You would think a simple “password...
Oil stocks—and their fat dividends—are breaking out to new highs. Question for you. If Fed Chair Jay Powell hadn’t printed a bunch of money over the past 14 months, would energy...
Are the best things in life actually free? It depends how we handle the hidden costs. Free coffee is good. At home, I drink one mega-cup per day. At fixed income conferences, I typically scale that...
With stocks grinding along near all-time highs, decent discounts (and decent dividend yields!) are thin on the ground. But if we look close enough, they are there. The answer to this no-yield problem...
Energy prices have rallied furiously, but they likely have further to go. Oil and gas prices last peaked around 2014 and sunk slowly until the black goo hit negative prices in the spring of last...
No doubt, there is a lot to be worried about right now in the financial world. Fortunately, there is finally a lot of worrying happening. We contrarians welcome unease. Broader discomfort means...
“I have no clue what to do,” said a friend recently over backyard beers. “On the one hand, stocks are still rising. On the other, everything is pricey.” I know you’re...
The Fed has crushed many retirements because bonds simply don’t yield enough. Heck, neither do most stocks thanks to the equity bubble they’ve inflated! But we dividend-focused retirees...
Let’s chat about making some real money in stocks. I’m talking about 14.6% returns per year, every single year. I know, my 14.6% annual number sounds pedestrian in a world where peddlers...