Author: Tim Plaehn

One Easy Formula for a Retirement of Endless Income

One Easy Formula for a Retirement of Endless Income

Many investors buy hot or well-known stocks in the hope that share prices will continue to rise. However, as I was advised many years ago, hope is not a plan. The plan I share with my subscribers derives from conversations I had over several decades with investors who have actually become wealthy by investing in […]

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4 High-Yield Dividend Traps to Sell Now

I review a lot of high-yield investments. You likely are aware that an investment gets priced for a higher-than-typical yield because of the potential or possibility of a dividend rate reduction. The interesting part about a company’s decision to change its dividend is that it is a binary event. Either the dividend is cut, or […]

Worried About Another Market Drop? Buy THIS

Worried About Another Market Drop? Buy THIS

Last week (May 11-15), prices for precious metals spiked higher. In just a week, gold gained 2.7% and silver climbed by 6.5%. But don’t think that you missed your chance. The recent gains are likely to be just the start of a strong run-up in precious metals value. The macro-economic factors now coming to the […]

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The Safest Dividend Stocks to Hold Today

While stock prices have recovered some from the March lows… The U.S. economy is in a recession. There is no doubt of that fact. First quarter GDP came in negative. But the U.S. stock market is forward-looking. Investors value stocks based on their view of future business results. However, the price discovery process is chaotic. […]

These Three High Yield Stocks Get Bullish Analyst Ratings During the Bear Market 

These Three High Yield Stocks Get Bullish Analyst Ratings During the Bear Market 

The pandemic-triggered stock market selloff has been incredibly tough on income investors, and the dividend-paying stocks they like to own. In the current market, investors have been drawn to big-name companies whose business was uninterrupted by the crisis. This group pays small or no dividends. Several factors have kept dividend-paying stocks down, but that means […]

Trade of the Decade: Buy THIS in the Corona-Crash

Trade of the Decade: Buy THIS in the Corona-Crash

The U.S. economy remains mostly shut down to combat the spread of COVID-19. Only history will tell if the politicians got it right. One thing we know is that the shutdown did produce a stock market crash. The challenge now is to find investments that will provide superior returns in what will become the new […]

How To Tell Which Stocks Will Keep Dividends, Which Will Cut Dividends, and Which Might Go Out of Business

How To Tell Which Stocks Will Keep Dividends, Which Will Cut Dividends, and Which Might Go Out of Business

2019 was a record year for dividend payments from publicly-traded U.S. corporations. In 2019, U.S. companies paid $491 billion in dividends. At the start of this year, the expectation was that payouts would top $500 billion for the year, but the federal and state government shutdowns of much of the economy has changed those expectations. […]