Author: Tim Plaehn

The Best Play on the Shrinking MLP Universe

The Best Play on the Shrinking MLP Universe

The DCP Midstream (DCP) buyout offer earlier this month marked another master limited partnership (MLP) coming off the board. Over the last eight years, the number of publicly traded midstream MLPs declined by 74%. Here’s what that means for investors, especially those who like the tax-advantaged, high-yield income from MLPs… On August 18, Phillips 66 […]

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Don’t Be Part of the Coming Retirement Crisis

There is a pending retirement crisis for U.S. workers, and the only solution is to take your future into your own hands. So today, let’s talk about a strategy to ensure your retirement years will be as you hope and dream. I receive a daily email from a business and tech news service called The […]

Earn Income Forever – Even if the Stocks Change

Earn Income Forever – Even if the Stocks Change

We’d all like to just be able to buy a stock, hold it forever, and have all our problems go away. I’d like that too. In fact, that’s my goal with my Dividend Hunter service. There, I look for high-yield investments that can generate income for years, preferably forever. Unfortunately, the markets and the economy […]

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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 […]