Author: Tim Plaehn

Avoid These 3 Bond Funds When Interest Rates Rise

Avoid These 3 Bond Funds When Interest Rates Rise

Are bond funds a safe haven if the stock market crashes? With interest rates about to rise, is it a good time to invest in a bond fund? These are questions investors may be asking themselves as the stock market may be peaking and the Fed keeps jacking up interest rates. If you are fearful […]

Dump These 3 High-Yield BDCs Now!

Dump These 3 High-Yield BDCs Now!

Business Development Companies (BDCs) are a popular stock sector with yield focused investors. These are companies that provide financing to small and medium sized corporations. BDCs are pass-through businesses, which means they pay no corporate income taxes if 90% or more of net income is paid out as dividends to shareholders. There are some great […]

4 High-Yield REITs Increasing Dividends in October

4 High-Yield REITs Increasing Dividends in October

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 […]

3 Recession Proof High-Yield Dividend Stocks

3 Recession Proof High-Yield Dividend Stocks

As the stock market indexes continue with history’s longest bull market, investors are becoming concerned that the bull is on its last legs and they need to start preparing for the next bear market. I am not predicting the end of the bull market. Nobody can. What you can do is start to add stocks […]

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3 High Growth Dividend Stocks Paying Over 6%

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 […]

Buy These 3 High Yield, High Growth Clean Energy Stocks

Buy These 3 High Yield, High Growth Clean Energy Stocks

Although the rate of growth has slowed, developing and operating renewable energy facilities remains on a growth trajectory. A more moderate pace will allow the industry to better sustain growth over an extended number of years. Developers of renewable energy projects use high-yield business structures as the final owners of the projects. The pass-through renewable […]

Buy These 3 Stocks Paying Over 7% in the Best High-Yield Sector for Conservative Investors

Buy These 3 Stocks Paying Over 7% in the Best High-Yield Sector for Conservative Investors

High yield stocks come out of a range of different business sectors. You may be aware of business development companies (BDCs), real estate investment trusts (REITs), and master limited partnerships—MLPs. Also, on high yield investor radars will be closed-end funds (CEFs) and leveraged ETFs. For an attractive yield combined with a high level of safety, […]

Buy This 8.4% REIT That’s Raised Dividends Every Quarter

Buy This 8.4% REIT That’s Raised Dividends Every Quarter

Back in April I added TPG Real Estate Finance Trust (NYSE: TRTX) to the Dividend Hunter recommendations list. TRTX is a finance REIT focused on commercial mortgage transition loans. The commercial loan REITs are especially attractive with interest rates on the rise. Background TPG is a private equity firm with $79 billion under management. The […]