Author: Tim Plaehn

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday July 29, 2008. Stocks rose Tuesday, rebounding a day after their steep tumble as a jump in consumer confidence offset some of the market's increasing concerns about the financial sector. Falling oil prices also helped lift the Dow Jones industrial average by about 125 points. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Buy These 3 Stocks for Profits from Investor Panic

My first “job” after graduating from the United States Air Force Academy was an Air Force pilot. I was a front-line combat ready and instructor pilot: first in the OV-10 Bronco and then flying the F-16 Fighting Falcon. I was a military pilot for nine years and accumulated over 2,000 hours of flight time, always […]

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Sell These 3 High Yield Stocks Before Earnings

Quarterly earnings release time is the real news make or break time for most publicly traded companies. For investors in many publicly traded companies, these once-every-three months information dumps are the only time actual business results can be reviewed and analyzed. All the stuff you read in the 90 days between release dates are just […]

3 Warning Signs That Your Dividend Is About to Be Cut

3 Warning Signs That Your Dividend Is About to Be Cut

Dividend focused investors want to earn the highest possible yield, but also want the highest level of safety. At the same time, the higher the yield the market puts on the stock, the more the market believes there is a probability of future dividend reduction. The market may be right about a dividend cut for […]

5 REITs Increasing Dividends In November

5 REITs Increasing Dividends In November

2017 has been volatile but so far into the year yielded a flat return for REIT investors. If you look at the Vanguard REIT Index Fund (NYSE: VNQ) you see that in 2017 investors have been hot and cold about REITs. The result is a sector that is just above breakeven for the year. Over […]

The 6 Stock High-Yield Portfolio in an Amazon World

The 6 Stock High-Yield Portfolio in an Amazon World

The Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) juggernaut has been and continues to be a disruptive force across a wide sector of the U.S. economy. Much of the financial news focuses on how Amazon’s growth may put traditional retailers out of business. The perception of massive e-commerce growth has hurt retail store and mall owning real estate […]

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 […]