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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These Three BDCs Show Why You Need To Be Careful When Chasing Yield

These Three BDCs Show Why You Need To Be Careful When Chasing Yield

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Business Development Company (BDC) is a finance company operating under special pass-through laws and rules. Pass-through business structures allow companies to not pay corporate income taxes as long as the majority of net income is “passed through” to investors as common stock dividends. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are another well-known type of pass-through […]

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3 Conservative Monthly Dividend Investments

3 Conservative Monthly Dividend Investments

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

In July, the major stock market indexes hit new record high values. In the few weeks since all three indexes hit those highs, the stock market has had trouble pushing higher. Steep down days have outnumbered the positive days. If companies don’t report second-quarter earnings to justify the current high level of share prices, this […]

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Three High-Yield Trades For A Market Lacking Direction

Three High-Yield Trades For A Market Lacking Direction

| July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, the stock market major indexes set new record highs. Then as 2019 second-quarter earnings season kicked off; the markets pulled back. As we move deeper into earnings, it is impossible to determine where stock prices will go. This type of increased market volatility can produce more attractive return opportunities for covered […]

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10 Highest Yield Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Div This Week

10 Highest Yield Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Div This Week

| July 19, 2019 | 1 Comment

The rules of dividend payouts are unique to the stock market. Each dividend payment comes with a set of dates. Each corporate dividend payment must be declared by the company’s board of directors. Once announced, the dividend will come with a record date and a payment date. To earn the next dividend, you must be […]

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Three REITs Expected To Raise Dividends In August

Three REITs Expected To Raise Dividends In August

| July 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

July marks the start of the 2019 third quarter, and in a few weeks, earnings season starts, with a flood of quarterly earnings reports. With income stocks, quarterly earnings often are closely led or followed by dividend announcements. Common stock dividends are not sure things until they are announced. It’s even better when a dividend […]

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Three All-American High-Yield Dividend Stocks For Independence Day

Three All-American High-Yield Dividend Stocks For Independence Day

| July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

For me, there are few things more patriotic than earning fat dividend checks from U.S. companies. I like dividends more than apple pie. For some fun today, I want to highlight a few attractive, dividend paying stocks with at least a plausible tie to an All-American theme. I hope you have some fun plans for […]

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Three High-Yield Stocks Expected To Raise Dividends In Early July

Three High-Yield Stocks Expected To Raise Dividends In Early July

| June 28, 2019 | 1 Comment

Next week we start a new month and more importantly for stock investors, a new quarter. Income focused investors can look forward to a new round of dividend announcements and payments. A number of the companies in the energy infrastructure sector make dividend announcements in the early days of a new quarter, weeks before they […]

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These 5 Dividend Aristocrats Have High Yields And Growth

These 5 Dividend Aristocrats Have High Yields And Growth

| June 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are a handful of basic, popular strategies for investing in the stock market. Growth stock investing gets the headlines. This strategy involves buying stocks that are going up in price, with the assumption that the share prices will continue to rise. Investors like the idea of maybe buying the next Amazon (AMZN) or Apple (AAPL). The challenge […]

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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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