Lucky Number 27

Written by Jimmy Mengel
Posted July 11, 2018 at 8:00PM

Investing in the post-Trump world is quite the wild card...

I don't think I've ever seen such a volatile person call the shots in a global economy. Love him or hate him, you can count on him for making brash and bold statements that affect the entire world in mere seconds. 

Now, investors are generally a freaked out bunch... at least the ones I've been running into at dinner parties, family gatherings, the gym, the grocery store, the DMV — you know, pretty much everywhere I go.

When someone finds out I'm a financial writer, they immediately ask two questions: what is the market going to do the next time Trump, say, declares a trade war, and what stocks should I invest in that will never go down?

Now, if I knew the answer to either of those questions, I'd already be sailing around the world in a yacht without a care in the world. Nobody can accurately predict the next crash, and there isn't a stock on Earth that has never gone down — at least in the short term.

But never fear, I tell the scared, huddled masses. Even if stocks go up and down there is one sure thing in the stock market…

Dividends.

Dividends are the single best way to ride out financial storms — period. If you own solid dividend stocks you get paid regardless of what happens in the market. If we're riding high like we've been for the better part of the last decade, the dividends flow like water. If we see a crash like we did in 2008, guess what? The companies still have to send you the checks...

Over the past 25 years, dividends are responsible for almost 50% of the S&P returns. If you did the smart thing and reinvested those dividends back into buying more shares of stock during that time, you would have about doubled your gains.

Keep in mind that over those 25 years, we've seen two major market crashes. But solid dividend stocks have weathered the storms and continued showering shareholders with cold, hard cash. They have outpaced the market as a whole, and with far less volatility. In other words, dividend stocks are not only safer — but they pay you to own them.

But there are two ways of thinking about dividend stocks — as short-term income while the market works itself out, or as a long-term investing plan. It's all a matter of your time frame: do you want a guaranteed 20% kickback right now, or would you rather slowly build your portfolio to eventually double your money over a couple of decades?

Lucky for you, I’ve just released an entire book that outlines every one of these scenarios, and you can read it for free today...

Full disclosure, I invest in a lot of things: marijuana stocks, small caps, and biotechs to name a few. But the one investment that anchors my entire portfolio is the reliable dividend stock.

And I’m far from the only one. Many investors who are far more accomplished than I have been doing this for decades.

Mark Cuban, the investor and entrepreneur from the hit T.V. show Shark Tank, has a net worth estimated at $3.3 billion.

Here’s what he says about dividend stocks:

"I believe non-dividend stocks aren’t much more than baseball cards. They are worth what you can convince someone to pay for it."

On Shark Tank, there’s another big believer in dividend stocks. It’s "Mr. Wonderful" — Kevin O’Leary.

His net worth is about $400 million.

And here’s how he feels about growing rich through dividends...

"I do not own a single security anywhere that doesn’t pay a dividend, and I formed a mutual-fund company with that very simple philosophy."

Everyone's favorite investor, Warren Buffett, has also relied heavily on dividends throughout his career. In fact, Berkshire Hathaway is set to make $700 million this year alone from its stake in Apple.

But you don't have to be a billionaire in order to start your own dividend portfolio and collect thousand-dollar checks each and every month. That's why I'm offering you a free copy of The Big Black Book of Income.

After months of exhaustive research, I’ve unearthed 27 sources of guaranteed income. Each of these income sources could send you monthly or quarterly paychecks that could fully fund your retirement. Some of these stocks pay you every 30 days. Others pay you every three months. It’s like clockwork. Your payments keep coming whether the market goes up or down.

If you are at all worried about a major market correction — or would just like the peace of mind of going to sleep knowing that you won’t lose everything when you wake up — please claim a copy of my free book, The Big Black Book of Income.

It could set you up for the rest of your life.

Godspeed,
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Jimmy Mengel

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Jimmy is a managing editor for Outsider Club and the investment director of the personal finance advisory, The Crow's Nest, and cannabis stocks advisory, The Marijuana Manifesto. For more on Jimmy, check out his editor's page.

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