Author Archive: Tim Plaehn

Tim Plaehn is the lead investment research analyst for income and dividend investing at Investors Alley. He is the editor for The Dividend Hunter, an investment advisory delivering income investments with double digit growth in share price and dividend payments, and 30 Day Dividends, a specialty income service that takes advantage of opportunities for relatively fast, attractive profits around potential dividend payouts.

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Avoid These 3 Bond Funds When Interest Rates Rise

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
Avoid These 3 Bond Funds When Interest Rates Rise

Are bond funds a safe haven if the stock market crashes? With interest rates about to rise, is it a good time to invest in a bond fund? These are questions investors may be asking themselves as the stock market may be peaking and the Fed keeps jacking up interest rates. If you are fearful […]

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The Dangers Of Closed-End Funds

| June 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Dangers Of Closed-End Funds

With my focus on higher yield investments, I often receive questions about various closed-end funds. CEFs are actively managed investment pools with shares that trade on the stock exchanges. A lot of these funds carry very attractive yields. The danger is that this is an asset class where it is hard to separate the good […]

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ETF Traders Are Giving You These 3 High-Yield Stocks At A Discount

| March 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
ETF Traders Are Giving You These 3 High-Yield Stocks At A Discount

For investors who own individual dividend paying stock, it has become difficult to see why share prices move as they do. You probably know the feeling of having one of your stocks make a big move —usually down—and you cannot see any reason for the stock price action. Much of the blame for wild stock […]

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Buy This 25% Yield Stock For High Yield And Compound Growth

| November 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Buy This 25% Yield Stock For High Yield And Compound Growth

With its current 25% yield, the InfraCap MLP ETF (NYSE: AMZA) is either one of the most intriguing or scary investments available to income focused investors. Or both! The AMZA share price has been in a two-month decline, and investors are again asking if the big dividend is sustainable, or will it be reduced? In spite of […]

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Owning The Top Preferred Stock For High-Yield And Safety

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Owning The Top Preferred Stock For High-Yield And Safety

Preferred stock shares can be viewed as a hybrid of common stock shares and corporate bonds. Preferred shares pay a fixed dividend rate, similar to bond interest. Technically preferred shares are equity like common shares. The preference feature is that preferred dividends must be paid before any dividends can be paid on a company’s common […]

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On Sale Now: A Safe $11 Dividend Stock Yielding 19%

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
On Sale Now: A Safe $11 Dividend Stock Yielding 19%

That’s right, Tim Plaehn shares one of his favorite and highest yielding stocks that can pay you almost 20% on your money. You can rest easy owning this stock as well because its dividend payments are rock-solid.  My research in the world of high yield stocks shows that it is very difficult to find shares […]

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5 REITs With Fast Growing Dividends

| August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
5 REITs With Fast Growing Dividends

Increasing dividends over time will pull up the share price of a stock. High yield and regular dividend growth gives income investors the most consistent gains out of any strategy. REITs like the five in today’s article can play a key role in those consistent returns. I receive a lot of communication from individuals interested […]

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The 6 Stock Dividend Portfolio That Will Beat Your ETF

| August 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
The 6 Stock Dividend Portfolio That Will Beat Your ETF

Cherry-picking the best stocks out of popular income ETFs, Tim Plaehn created a new portfolio that trounces its fund counterparts over the last five years. Use this model portfolio to boost your dividend payments and stock performance. I know a lot of income investors own shares of the iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF (NYSE: […]

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2 Stocks Increasing Dividends In July

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
2 Stocks Increasing Dividends In July

Investing in an accelerating dividend is one of the best ways to consistently increase your wealth over the long-term. With these three stocks having a long history of dividend growth and expected pay increases coming in May, now is a great time to add them to your portfolio. Dividend growth is the driving force of […]

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3 Safe Dividend Stocks To Earn Double-Digit Yields Forever

| May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
3 Safe Dividend Stocks To Earn Double-Digit Yields Forever

Take advantage of the market’s mistake that has lifted these stocks’ yields to new highs and lock in double-digit yields forever. With plenty of free cash flow, these three stocks are secure and will be great bargains if the market slides this summer. Recently, I gave several presentations to rooms full of investors at the […]

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