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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Is It Time To Jump On The High-Yield, Hated Mall REITs?

Is It Time To Jump On The High-Yield, Hated Mall REITs?

| October 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

It may be time to make a high-risk bet on the loathed and downtrodden shopping mall real estate investment trusts (REITs). A record number of retail store closings in 2019 have investors fearing a Retail Apocalypse 2.0 and running away from the mall REITs. I realize that the mall owners face serious challenges, but I […]

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These REITs Are Expected To Increase Dividends In November

These REITs Are Expected To Increase Dividends In November

| October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

2019 has been volatile, but so far into the year, a positive one for income stock investors. If you look at the Vanguard REIT Index Fund (VNQ), you see that 2019 has produced a steady increase in REIT values. After a great first nine months of the year, the market is showing signs of strain […]

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Dividend Growth Stocks For Investors Who Like Monthly Dividends

Dividend Growth Stocks For Investors Who Like Monthly Dividends

| October 2, 2019 | 2 Comments

If you invest for income you likely know that most of the thousands of dividend-paying stocks listed on the U.S. exchanges pay quarterly dividends or once every three months. Quarterly dividends are nice, but most of us pay our bills monthly, so it would be convenient to have investments that pay attractive yields and pay […]

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Three Oil Stocks To Pick Up The Slack From The Loss Of Saudi Production

Three Oil Stocks To Pick Up The Slack From The Loss Of Saudi Production

| September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, September 14, Saudi Arabia’s largest crude oil processing facility at Abqaiq, was attacked by at least 30 drones and cruise missiles. The attack shut down about one-half of the country’s oil production capacity, which is 5% of the world’s daily production and consumption. When trading markets opened on Monday, crude oil prices jumped […]

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Value Investing Returns To These High-Yield Stocks

Value Investing Returns To These High-Yield Stocks

| September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The decade long stock market bull market has been led by growth stocks. A few weeks ago, I listened to a podcast on Bloomberg with Chris Meredith, Co-CIO of O’Shaughnessy Asset Management. He noted that using the separate Russell value and growth indexes, that value had underperformed growth by 136% over the last 12 years. […]

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These Popular High-Yield Stocks Will Crush Investors When The Recession Starts

These Popular High-Yield Stocks Will Crush Investors When The Recession Starts

| September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Not all high-yield stocks are created equal. Investors looking for yield sometimes forget or are not aware that the same yield does not indicate the same relative safety from stocks in this group. If the economy continues to grow, the majority of high-yield companies will continue to pay the current dividends. The financial news outlets […]

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High-Yield Buyout Prospects As The Energy Sector Finds A Bottom

High-Yield Buyout Prospects As The Energy Sector Finds A Bottom

| August 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is starting to look like the long suffering energy midstream sector has found a bottom. This is good news for income investors, since this group of stocks pays growing dividends with very attractive yields. A market bottom for the sector will give positive, double digit annual total returns going forward. The current level of […]

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How Much Could You Make When Your Dividend Stock Pays An 18% Yield?

How Much Could You Make When Your Dividend Stock Pays An 18% Yield?

| August 21, 2019 | 1 Comment

I feel like we have moved into a Dr. Strangelove type of financial world. The economic data shows that the U.S. economy is doing fine. We have growth in the economy, low unemployment, and rising wages. Home prices continue to increase. In contrast, on the financial markets side of the universe, traders are pushing bond […]

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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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