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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Big Change Coming To Ex-Div Dates – Here’s How To Prepare

Big Change Coming To Ex-Div Dates – Here’s How To Prepare

| May 22, 2024

Most investors who own dividend-paying stocks are aware of the ex-dividend phenomenon. To receive an upcoming dividend payment, shares must be owned before the stock goes ex-dividend. That’s why you need to be aware of a big change coming to ex-div dates next week. A dividend announcement includes three pieces of information: the amount of […]

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REITs Are Undervalued – Here’s Proof

REITs Are Undervalued – Here’s Proof

| April 22, 2024

This is a REIT tale that I have a bit of trouble telling. My timing on a particular REIT was not good, and my subscribers missed out on a nice gain. However, there is a good lesson here – and it shows why REITs are undervalued right now. Let’s take a look at why now […]

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The High-Yield Way To Play Spiking Oil Prices

The High-Yield Way To Play Spiking Oil Prices

| April 8, 2024

As tracked by the price of WTI, crude oil that serves as one of the main global oil benchmarks, crude oil has climbed from the recent $65 to less than $80 per barrel trading range. A few weeks ago, the WTI price rose above $80, and recent trading shows that level might become a new […]

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The Most Intriguing ETF I’ve Ever Seen

The Most Intriguing ETF I’ve Ever Seen

| March 25, 2024

I see newly announced ETFs hit my inbox almost daily, usually two or three at a time. We research, review, and recommend ETFs that use options strategies to boost yields or returns. Many of these funds, especially some of the single stock covered call ETFs, sport eye-popping yields. While distribution yields are not the whole […]

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What “Fund Expenses” Really Mean For Your Returns

What “Fund Expenses” Really Mean For Your Returns

| March 11, 2024

I get a lot of questions about fund expenses. It usually occurs when I recommend a new fund, and I get something like, “What do you think about the 2% expense rate?” Many investors have misconceptions about fund expenses. So let me explain – because they can matter much less than people think… The discussion […]

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Prepare For The Inevitable Bounce In Natural Gas Prices

Prepare For The Inevitable Bounce In Natural Gas Prices

| February 28, 2024

The Biden administration’s pause on approvals for new liquified natural gas (LNG) liquefaction projects has tanked the price of natural gas. The low prices will curtail production, eventually leading to higher prices. This is the time to invest to profit from the price recovery – and here are my favorite ways to do it… Natural […]

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Get The Tax Advantages Of MLP Investing Without The K-1 Hassles

Get The Tax Advantages Of MLP Investing Without The K-1 Hassles

| February 12, 2024

Energy midstream companies organized as master limited partnerships (MLPs) offer significant tax advantages to investors. However, there are a few “gotchas” with MLP investing, so it is essential to correctly structure how you get exposure to this very attractive type of income investment. Let me show you. Believe me, you’ll be grateful you read this […]

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Where To Find Dividend Growth In 2024

Where To Find Dividend Growth In 2024

| January 29, 2024

For dividend growth-focused investors, the 2020 coronavirus pandemic-triggered shutdown threw a monkey wrench into dividend income expectations. In response to the shutdown, companies stopped increasing dividends, cut dividend rates, or suspended dividends entirely. Four years after the shutdown, it’s time to see how dividend policies have changed… And where the next big dividend growth opportunities […]

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Time For My 2024 Crystal Ball

Time For My 2024 Crystal Ball

| January 8, 2024

One of the most popular finance games when the New Year comes around is to make forecasts about the upcoming year. Most predictions don’t come to pass—the future is just too darn fickle. However, it is the start of a new year, so I, too, will take a shot at some predictions. Because some things […]

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Five Preferred Stocks For Massive Yields In 2024

Five Preferred Stocks For Massive Yields In 2024

| December 6, 2023

Preferred stock issues can include a lot of specific features, such as whether they are cumulative or not, convertible or not, and whether there are extraordinary call provisions. With the massive increase in interest rates, preferred stocks with fixed-to-floating coupon rates are poised for significant, locked-in yield increases. That’s a massive 2024 profit opportunity just […]

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