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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Sell These 5 Risky Funds Luring Investors Looking For High Yields

| July 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Sell These 5 Risky Funds Luring Investors Looking For High Yields

I receive a lot of questions concerning the different investments on closed-end funds (CEFs); particularly the category of high yield investment types. A lot of investors see the yields and monthly dividends and decide to jump into CEFs without understanding what they are buying. You can find several danger signals that will tell when to […]

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Dump These 3 Popular Income Funds Before They Blow Up Your Portfolio

| June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
Dump These 3 Popular Income Funds Before They Blow Up Your Portfolio

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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Dump These 5 High-Yield Funds Before They Blow Up Your Portfolio

| May 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
Dump These 5 High-Yield Funds Before They Blow Up Your Portfolio

Last week I was an invited speaker at the Las Vegas MoneyShow and made several presentations concerning income and dividend stock investing. I like the Q&A portion at the end of each talk. I benefit from learning what income focused investors are most interested in. One topic that came up several times was my opinion […]

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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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