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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When Not to Sell Call Options

When Not to Sell Call Options

| June 21, 2021

I’m often asked, “what are stock options?” by some of my newer readers. Stock options are derivatives based on the value of the stock and offer the trader the opportunity to buy or sell the stock at a stated price within a specific time. The most common option trades, especially for beginners, are covered calls. […]

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This Stock Now Pays Half Of Each Quarter’s Profits As Dividends

This Stock Now Pays Half Of Each Quarter’s Profits As Dividends

| June 9, 2021

After a year that featured tech stocks as the big winner, many investors (and television talking heads) have expressed shock that the energy sector leads the way so far in 2021. With the price of crude oil rising higher, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) has gained 43% through the first five months of 2021. […]

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Are Stock Buybacks Good For Dividend Investors?

Are Stock Buybacks Good For Dividend Investors?

| May 12, 2021

As I review 2021’s first-quarter earnings results, I have been struck by how company after company announced new or increased share buyback programs. Companies describe buybacks as “returning cash to shareholders.” I think that is a load of crap, and I have several thoughts on why widespread stock buybacks are a terrible idea. Alphabet Inc. […]

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Choosing Between Chaff & Flares Versus Eject For Dividend Investors

Choosing Between Chaff & Flares Versus Eject For Dividend Investors

| May 3, 2021

I get to communicate with a lot of investors. Many express fears about a potential stock market crash, primarily triggered by eyeball-seeking financial news sources. Sure, investors should plan for the next market downturn…but to use a fighter pilot expression, pulling the ejection handle is not the answer. After graduating from the U.S. Air Force […]

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Top 10 Reasons I Love Dividends, And You Should Too

Top 10 Reasons I Love Dividends, And You Should Too

| March 15, 2021

Over the decades, I have seen friends, relatives, and acquaintances lose their entire investment portfolios due to stock market crashes. Some of these folks, along with many, many other investors, gave in to fear and sold at the worst time in the markets. In truth, the human nature pushes most investors to follow the greed […]

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These Three CEFs Are Worth Another Look

These Three CEFs Are Worth Another Look

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every month, I ask subscribers to my Dividend Hunter Insiders service to send in any stock they want for a deep dive analysis. Out of the submissions, I pick one stock to analyze and share my thoughts with all Insider subscribers. Each month, when the email to send in stock picks goes out, I am […]

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Coronavirus Fears Select High-Yield Stocks Are On Sale Now

Coronavirus Fears Select High-Yield Stocks Are On Sale Now

| February 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Coronavirus outbreak is a real threat to human life and business results. However, when unexpected tragedies like this outbreak occur, the stock market almost always overreacts to the perceived risks to company results. During the sell-off, stock prices fall too far, even if short to intermediate-term business results will be affected. It takes guts […]

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These REITs Show It’s Better To Be The Landlord Than The Renter

These REITs Show It’s Better To Be The Landlord Than The Renter

| February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

This week I will be making presentations to investors at the Orlando MoneyShow. The MoneyShow folks have now been asking me to come back for six years. Each year is a great time, and I love to get in front of the investing public. So, I thought it would be appropriate to cover some gaming-related […]

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Where Is The Skepticism?

Where Is The Skepticism?

| January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Fifteen months ago, during the final months of 2018, the financial news was full of predictions of an economic recession in 2019. Now in hindsight, it is obvious all of those “experts” were wrong. Through 2019 the economy maintained a path of steady growth, and the stock markets gained almost 30%. Not at the beginning […]

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These Are The Kind Of Dividend Stocks To Own For The Next Recession

These Are The Kind Of Dividend Stocks To Own For The Next Recession

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

This stock market makes it difficult for me to write about undervalued sectors or nice conservative income stocks. With the stock market indexes and big name companies climbing to new highs every day, there is euphoria with investors who now believe the good times will keep rolling into 2020. They have so far through the […]

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