Author: Tim Plaehn

These Three CEFs Are Worth Another Look

These Three CEFs Are Worth Another Look

Every month, I ask subscribers to my Dividend Hunter Insiders service to send in any stock they want for a deep dive analysis. Out of the submissions, I pick one stock to analyze and share my thoughts with all Insider subscribers. Each month, when the email to send in stock picks goes out, I am […]

An Easy Way for Conservative Investors To Get Into Preferreds

An Easy Way for Conservative Investors To Get Into Preferreds

I have direct contact with hundreds of individual investors. I am a speaker at the MoneyShow investor conferences. I host webinars for subscribers to my newsletter services, including the Dividend Hunter. I get dozens of emails daily with questions about income stocks and investing strategies. I often see that individuals are confused about the structure, […]

Coronavirus Fears Select High-Yield Stocks Are On Sale Now

Coronavirus Fears Select High-Yield Stocks Are On Sale Now

The Coronavirus outbreak is a real threat to human life and business results. However, when unexpected tragedies like this outbreak occur, the stock market almost always overreacts to the perceived risks to company results. During the sell-off, stock prices fall too far, even if short to intermediate-term business results will be affected. It takes guts […]

Two “Screaming Buy” Dividend Stocks From the Orlando MoneyShow

Two “Screaming Buy” Dividend Stocks From the Orlando MoneyShow

At the end of last week I spent two days at the Orlando MoneyShow. I attend MoneyShow conferences across the country as an invited speaker, giving presentations on income-focused investing strategies. I also use these trips as an opportunity to talk one-on-one with some of the sharpest money managers, investor relations representatives, and analysts in […]

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.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The Short Guide to Dividend Investing With Coronavirus Spreading

China-centered Coronavirous outbreak has caused volatility and havoc in the financial and commodity markets. Last Friday’s 600 point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) pushed the weekly decline to 733 points. This decline was the worst drop for the U.S. stock market since August 2019, when recession fears gripped investors. At this time, […]

Dividend Increases Up to 25% Could Be in the Cards for These Energy Stocks

Dividend Increases Up to 25% Could Be in the Cards for These Energy Stocks

Before the energy commodity and stock sector crash in 2015, energy midstream stocks paid steadily growing dividends that income investors loved. The steady stream of dividend increases propelled share higher. It was a strategy that worked for years, buy energy midstream stocks with attractive yields and growing dividends to generate great total return year after […]

Where is the Skepticism?

Where is the Skepticism?

Fifteen months ago, during the final months of 2018, the financial news was full of predictions of an economic recession in 2019. Now in hindsight, it is obvious all of those “experts” were wrong. Through 2019 the economy maintained a path of steady growth, and the stock markets gained almost 30%. Not at the beginning […]

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These Stocks Are Expected to Raise Dividends with February Earnings Reports

The stock market is an interesting world. Stocks trade every business day. Analysts and financial writers publish numerous opinion pieces every day. For popular stocks, you can find new things to read every day. Even less popular companies are reviewed and rated several times a month. Conversely, publicly-traded corporations typically release “real news” financial information […]