Author: Tim Plaehn

Buybacks or Dividend Increases: Which is Better?

Buybacks or Dividend Increases: Which is Better?

The challenges businesses faced during the pandemic’s early days forced many companies to change their dividend policies. Now, more than four years on from those scary days, it is apparent that many companies will not go back to their pre-COVID dividend practices. Share buybacks have become a more popular way to “return cash to shareholders.” […]

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Here’s Where to Get a Consistent 10% Yield

This month we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of my Dividend Hunter high-yield investment service. Over the years, I found that the recommended investments (portfolio) list carried an average yield of around 8%. I recently took another look at the current average yield and was quite surprised that it was above 10%. Let’s see what’s changed. […]

Will the Marcellus Save Elon Tesla?

Will the Marcellus Save Elon Tesla?

This article covers one of my favorite news items from the last month. A new significant source of lithium has been discovered. The source is in the U.S., and the lithium is easily recoverable. The rub is that the new lithium source is closely tied to hydrocarbon energy production. Here is a quote and graphic […]

Ten Years in, and as Committed as Ever

Ten Years in, and as Committed as Ever

June marks the 10th anniversary of my Dividend Hunter newsletter. While I tend to stay in my bubble and work, I am told that very few investment newsletters reach the ten-year mark. I attribute the longevity of the Dividend Hunter to an effective investment strategy and an engaged subscriber base that helps me work every […]

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7% Yield and Consistent Dividend Growth

An attractive yield plus solid dividend growth is a surefire strategy for building investment income and wealth. Energy midstream stocks offer a hard-to-beat combination of yield and dividend increases for investors who want to follow this strategy. Energy infrastructure/midstream companies are split pretty evenly between those organized as Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and C-corporations. Managed […]

How AI Will Change U.S. Infrastructure Forever

How AI Will Change U.S. Infrastructure Forever

Recently, the AI discussion has taken a turn with the realization that the production of advanced AI chips and the building of massive data centers to house those chips will dramatically increase the amount of electric power needed in the U.S. A recent forecast change by Georgia Power illustrates how much power demand will grow […]

Big Change Coming to Ex-Div Dates – Here’s How to Prepare

Big Change Coming to Ex-Div Dates – Here’s How to Prepare

Most investors who own dividend-paying stocks are aware of the ex-dividend phenomenon. To receive an upcoming dividend payment, shares must be owned before the stock goes ex-dividend. That’s why you need to be aware of a big change coming to ex-div dates next week. A dividend announcement includes three pieces of information: the amount of […]

Dogfight: Tesla Covered-Call ETFs One v. One

Dogfight: Tesla Covered-Call ETFs One v. One

During my time as a fighter pilot, a one-versus-one dogfight was one of the most challenging types of flights. This type of mission pitted one pilot’s skills against his opponent. This air combat training was not the type of flight in which you wanted to come home second best. The new category of single stock […]

The Best Dividend Growth Stock Money Can Buy

The Best Dividend Growth Stock Money Can Buy

Investing in dividend growth stocks is a proven strategy for building wealth. Stock prices of companies that steadily and regularly grow their dividends will see share price appreciation driven by the dividend growth. Plus, the dividend yield adds to the total return. And I may just have found the best dividend growth stock money can […]