Author: Tim Plaehn

Time to Buy Some “Food Insurance”

Time to Buy Some “Food Insurance”

With my conservative investment strategies, I do not have much reason to worry about the current stock market correction. I know that if I accumulate dividend-paying shares for cheap while others are selling, my income and wealth will be much greater when the market recovers. And it always recovers. I am, however, concerned about a […]

It’s Downstream Energy’s Turn to Shine

It’s Downstream Energy’s Turn to Shine

For investors, energy companies have been the bright spot in a very dark 2022 stock market. The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) is up 43% year-to-date, while the broad-coverage (including energy) SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) has dropped by 18%. Energy companies divide into three sectors: upstream, midstream, and downstream. So far this year, […]

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A “Stupid Cheap” Stock Pick for Bottom-Fishers

When the stock market goes into a bear market, it drags down almost every stock. Sound, profitable companies see their shares driven down right alongside the perhaps more deserving stocks that may have been overvalued. If you understand how a company operates and the concept of relative valuations, you can, during a bear market, find […]

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The Future of Energy – and How to Play It

Energy. Every aspect of our lives requires some form of energy, from transportation, to the growing of food, to powering your Facebook feed. For example, the internet is forecast to soon consume one-fifth of all the world’s electricity. The recent double whammy of pandemic restrictions and sanctions on Russia has revealed how fragile the global […]

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How to Beat the Wall Street Journal’s Market Crash Play

The wealth destruction this year experienced by investors who held the hot stocks of 2021 has been brutal. A recent Wall Street Journal email noted how investors have now changed strategies in response – better late than never. But if you really want to see long-term success in the rising-interest rate, high inflation, expensive-commodity era […]

Don’t Let Panic Lose You Money

Don’t Let Panic Lose You Money

Last week, I told my premium subscribers to get out of a stock that had been panic-sold two months earlier. By understanding exactly what was going on, we avoided the panic-triggered losses and sold at a price 130% above the selloff low. So, let’s talk about how not to be an emotion-driven, lose-your-money, panic-selling investor… […]

Preferred Stock Income “On Sale” Right Now

Preferred Stock Income “On Sale” Right Now

Stock market disruptions create opportunities for investors who can differentiate between investments that are in trouble versus those that are not. Lower prices provide the potential for great long-term returns, and with rising interest rates and stocks in correction territory, preferred stocks offer an excellent opportunity to lock in long-term high yields. Here are a […]

Why Growth Investors Panic – and I Don’t

Why Growth Investors Panic – and I Don’t

Of the two types of stocks in which to invest – growth stocks and value stocks – investors naturally gravitate to growth stocks. At first glance, it makes sense to invest in rapidly growing companies and see rapidly increasing share prices and capital gains. However, it’s not that simple, and investors often get burned chasing […]

Plan For When Your Favorite Stock Stops Going Up

Plan For When Your Favorite Stock Stops Going Up

The crash last week of Netflix Inc. (NFLX) shows how badly investors in growth stocks can get hurt when the music stops. The Netflix debacle shows that if you are investing for price appreciation, you need to have an exit plan or alternative strategy. And that’s true not only of tech stocks, but of any […]