Author: Tim Plaehn

3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks for Oil Over $50

3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks for Oil Over $50

After what seemed like it had hit a glass ceiling for weeks, WTI crude has again climbed above $50 per barrel. It has been four months since a barrel was above the $50 mark. This price level seems to be a strong trigger for the entire energy sector. If it holds, income focused investors can […]

Sell These 3 Popular High-Yield Stocks Before They Crash

Sell These 3 Popular High-Yield Stocks Before They Crash

Sometimes what looks like a great investment deal is just the opposite. I see many investors and financial writers who view stocks trading at a discount to book value as “good deals”. The reality is that these “good deals” are often a danger to your portfolio value. This especially applies to the business development company […]

Owning the Top Preferred Stock for High-Yield and Safety

Owning the Top Preferred Stock for High-Yield and Safety

Preferred stock shares can be viewed as a hybrid of common stock shares and corporate bonds. Preferred shares pay a fixed dividend rate, similar to bond interest. Technically preferred shares are equity like common shares. The preference feature is that preferred dividends must be paid before any dividends can be paid on a company’s common […]

Buy These 5 REITs Increasing Dividends in October

Buy These 5 REITs Increasing Dividends in October

My dividend driven investment strategies are very focused on finding, owning and sometimes trading dividend paying stocks that regularly –or irregularly– increase their dividend rate. You can put some extra pop into your brokerage account value by purchasing shares of growing dividend stocks before they come out with their next dividend increase announcement. The real […]

Buy this 12% Dividend Stock on Sale Now

Buy this 12% Dividend Stock on Sale Now

High-yield stock Uniti Group Inc. (Nasdaq: UNIT) has declined by 25% over the last month. The drop was triggered by the dividend suspension announcement from Windstream Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: WIN). UNIT was spun off by WIN in 2015. The master lease with WIN provides about 70% of UNIT’s revenue. The UNIT stock chart looks ugly. […]

Volatility Plays for Income Investors

Volatility Plays for Income Investors

Selling call options on individual stocks is a favorite income boosting strategy for individual investors. Selling options on individual stocks requires extra trading expertise, special account authorization, and extra time spent in front of a computer. There are several funds that provide covered call strategy returns without the extra work. This means as an investor […]

Sell These 3 REITs Before Rates Rise

Sell These 3 REITs Before Rates Rise

Investors in the residential mortgage backed securities owning real estate investment trusts (RMBS REITs) enjoyed a great run in 2017. These stocks have had share price gains of around 20% while paying double-digit dividend yields. The danger is that a quick upward spike in interest rates could quickly wipe out the recent gains. Finance REITs […]