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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Separating Real News From Fake News In The Stock Market

Separating Real News From Fake News In The Stock Market

| May 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

For an investor trying to build wealth, the massive amount of news coming out of the financial media can be contradictory and confusing. Investors often don’t realize that there are two sides to every stock trade. The seller doesn’t want to own the shares for a range of reasons, and the buyer does so with […]

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

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

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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The Top 2 “Screaming Buy” Dividend Stocks From The Las Vegas MoneyShow

The Top 2 “Screaming Buy” Dividend Stocks From The Las Vegas MoneyShow

| May 15, 2019 | 1 Comment

From the Las Vegas MoneyShow, Paris Hotel. This week the Investors Alley editorial team is at the annual Las Vegas MoneyShow. As I have for the past five years, I will be making presentations covering different dividend stock investment strategies. This is a good time to share my stock picks for the show’s annual Top […]

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Dump These 3 High-Yield Stocks Fast As The Yield Curve Flattens

Dump These 3 High-Yield Stocks Fast As The Yield Curve Flattens

| May 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

After a decade of zero percent short term rates, in 2016 the Federal Reserve Board started to increase its Fed Funds Rate, which is the rate that drives all short term interest rates. That rate is now effectively 2.5%. Over the same period, rates at the longer end of the yield curve have not risen […]

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Buy These 5 High-Yield Stocks That Just Raised Dividends

Buy These 5 High-Yield Stocks That Just Raised Dividends

| May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

For the income stock focused investor, what could be more appealing than a high current yield combined with steady dividend increases? For the last three years, the energy infrastructure services sector (also called energy midstream) has gone through significant financial restructuring, resulting in no dividend growth, and even dividend rate reductions. The period of restructuring […]

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Income Stocks To Buy Before Earnings

Income Stocks To Buy Before Earnings

| April 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Much of the income stock universe will report 2019 first quarter results starting on April 28 and running through May 8. Last week there was a 4% to 5% sell-off of many income stocks. The drop was fueled by some negative Wall Street analyst comments that don’t seem to be well grounded in reality. For […]

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3 Tax-Advantaged Dividend Stocks That Take The Sting Out Of Tax Day

3 Tax-Advantaged Dividend Stocks That Take The Sting Out Of Tax Day

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s Federal income tax filing day. It’s a stressful day for many people. Investors get the added bonus of paying extra taxes on their investment gains, interest and dividend income. Investors and financial advisors can get fixated on reducing taxes, because no one likes to write a check to the IRS. I want to burst […]

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Buy These 3 REITs Increasing Dividends In May

Buy These 3 REITs Increasing Dividends In May

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

For income stock investors, the best defense against stock market downturns is to own shares in companies that periodically increase their dividend rates. Focusing on a growing income stream changes how you think about stock prices. REITs are active businesses where the good ones are managed to grow income and the dividends paid to investors […]

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Buy And Hold These Three High-Yield Stocks With A Long Track Record Of Dividend Growth

Buy And Hold These Three High-Yield Stocks With A Long Track Record Of Dividend Growth

| April 3, 2019 | 1 Comment

Stocks that qualify for near permanent buy and hold status are rare. It’s the nature of investing in stocks to have companies that lose their way or don’t live up to expectations. Then there are the new stocks we find that may be exciting opportunities, and to invest in them current holdings may need to […]

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Sell These 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks

Sell These 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks

| March 25, 2019 | 1 Comment

With my Dividend Hunter service, I provide a list of high-yield investments that I have deeply researched, and my analysis shows provide an attractive combination of current yield and dividend stability. As a high-yield stock expert, I often get asked questions about other stocks or investments that are not on my recommendations list. Sometimes a question will […]

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