Author: Tim Plaehn

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These Preferred Shares May Be About to Double

Back in March, investors in the Cedar Realty Trust (CDR) preferred shares went into an uproar (and selling mode) when the company agreed to be sold to Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust (WHLR). The deal closes next week, so it’s a good time to revisit the investment potential of the CDR preferred shares. Because I […]

Give Yourself a Raise with Equity Raises

Give Yourself a Raise with Equity Raises

When one of my recommended high-yield stocks does a secondary share issue, I always get questions about what is going on. The significant share price drop and share dilution of a secondary issuance make investors wonder if the stock remains a good investment. So today, I thought it would be good to review secondary stock […]

Only This Kind of Company Can Save Your Portfolio

Only This Kind of Company Can Save Your Portfolio

I’ve come to think that while some companies strive to make Wall Street analysts and large portfolio managers happy, others put common investors like us first. A company’s dividend policy will be a telling factor about on which side a company’s management team and board of directors fall. Small investor-friendly companies pay out a significant […]

These 4 Stocks Will Profit from Rising Rates

These 4 Stocks Will Profit from Rising Rates

Last week the Federal Reserve hiked its benchmark interest rate by 0.75%. With inflation exploding higher, the Fed has, since February, pushed the rate from effectively zero percent to a current target of 2.25% to 2.50%. You may have heard or read that these higher rates are a stiff headwind for tech company growth and […]

 2 Best Stocks for the 2022 Recession

 2 Best Stocks for the 2022 Recession

With a number of large-cap companies putting out disappointing second-quarter results, as investors we need to look to different industries and sectors for some bright spots. The 2022 recession will affect companies in diverse business areas a lot differently compared to what we saw during the pandemic shutdown of early 2020. Let’s take a look […]

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For Preferred Income, This Active ETF is the Only Way to Go

Recently I received a note from a long-time subscriber asking what was going on with the Dividend Hunter recommended preferred stock ETFs. During the Covid crash, these ETFs and preferred shares in general were a great buy. With lower risk than regular shares, pre-fixed dividends, and fire-sale prices, those of my Dividend Hunter subscribers who […]

Grow Your Income by 60% Thanks to This Bear Market

Grow Your Income by 60% Thanks to This Bear Market

With the stock market down across the board, investors who were looking for capital gains are in a bad spot. But as share prices go down, you can get the same dividend payments for less money. In other words, dividend yields are going up. Right now, I’m looking at the yields from my Dividend Hunter […]

3 Best Ways to Buy This Energy Dip

3 Best Ways to Buy This Energy Dip

Crude oil prices have dropped significantly since early June, and energy stock prices have matched or exceeded the decline. Yet energy commodity prices remain very high, and the supply/demand imbalances point towards higher prices later in the year. Now is the time to invest in all three of the energy subsectors. Here’s my favorite way […]