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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This 5 High Yield Stock Portfolio Destroys The Most Popular REIT ETF

This 5 High Yield Stock Portfolio Destroys The Most Popular REIT ETF

| November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many income investors own shares of the iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF (NYSE: REM) as a stock market investment that pays a high (just over 10%) current dividend yield. The problem with REM is that it holds a lot of the highly leveraged, dangerous to your wealth, residential mortgage-backed securities, or as they are regularly referred […]

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Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks To Protect Your Portfolio

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks To Protect Your Portfolio

| November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The stock market has turned volatile, and the income stock sectors feel downright unwelcoming. Since I have contact with thousands of investors, I learn there are a thousand different situations in the market. The investor who bought at a higher price doesn’t like to see the share price drops in his portfolio. Another is expecting […]

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Buy These 2 High-Yield Marijuana Dividend Stocks

Buy These 2 High-Yield Marijuana Dividend Stocks

| October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The countrywide legalization of Cannabis sales on October 17 by Canada has set off a modern gold rush by investors. Since pot is still illegal by Federal law in the U.S. the handful of Canadian cannabis companies that trade over-the-counter in the U.S. have been bid up to astronomical values. The belief is that legalization […]

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Buy These 3 REITs Increasing Dividends In November

Buy These 3 REITs Increasing Dividends In November

| October 19, 2018 | 2 Comments

2018 has been volatile but so far into the year yielded a flat return for income stock investors. If you look at the Vanguard REIT Index Fund (NYSE: VNQ), you see that in 2018 investors have been hot and cold about REITs. Each time the Fed has increased short term rates, REITs have sold off. The result […]

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Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks Raising Dividends In October

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks Raising Dividends In October

| October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

I always look forward to the start of a new calendar quarter. Within a few weeks, stocks with policies of quarterly dividend increases will start to declare the next dividend rates. It is an interesting market effect that the investing public doesn’t take into account that some companies grow dividends every quarter. The market acts […]

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Three High-Yield Dividend Stocks In The Entertainment Space

Three High-Yield Dividend Stocks In The Entertainment Space

| September 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. economy is growing nicely, with any recession at least a few years out in the future. Average wages for working folks are also starting to increase after years of stagnation. Confidence in the economy and more money in their pockets will have people more willing to spend on recreation activities. Now is a […]

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4 High-Yield REITs Increasing Dividends In October

4 High-Yield REITs Increasing Dividends In October

| September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The power of a dividend focused investment strategy is the ability to build a portfolio with an attractive current yield and have the income stream grow over time. Many dividend stocks have histories of regular dividend increases. You can put some extra pop into your brokerage account values by purchasing shares of growing dividend stocks […]

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3 High Growth Dividend Stocks Paying Over 6%

3 High Growth Dividend Stocks Paying Over 6%

| August 24, 2018 | 1 Comment

It can be very difficult for investors to generate consistent returns in the stock market. Picking the direction of share prices can feel more like gambling. Not a comfortable feeling when putting your life savings at risk. When I give talks at different investor conferences, I like to discuss a stock selection strategy that will […]

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Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks With Positive Earnings Surprises

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks With Positive Earnings Surprises

| August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Earnings season is in full swing, with a large portion of the high yield stock universe reporting in the first half of August. Predicting what will happen with individual company earnings is a tough sport and guessing how share prices will react is more like wagering on sports events. However, earnings is the time when […]

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3 High-Yield Dividend Funds Taking Advantage Of Market Volatility

3 High-Yield Dividend Funds Taking Advantage Of Market Volatility

| July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Outside of the FAANG bubble, to date in 2018 the U.S. stock market has trended sideways. As you may be aware, that sideways direction has been punctuated by large daily moves in both directions – up and down. Increased market volatility can produce more attractive return opportunities for covered call option traders. However, you don’t […]

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