Author: Tim Plaehn

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Is this the Best, Safe, High-Yield Income Investment?

For income investors, the last 11 months have been, to paraphrase Dickens, “the best of times, the worst of times.” The February-March 2020 market crash was especially brutal on the high-yield investment sectors. Without a lot of information, I had to analyze my Dividend Hunter recommendations and decide which were best to sell and which […]

6 Questions To Ask During This Earnings Season

6 Questions To Ask During This Earnings Season

Every earnings season, I check the results from hundreds of publicly traded companies. In the past, for most companies, a quick scan of the earnings results would show whether or not a company remained on its expected trajectory. The 2020 fourth-quarter earnings results will be very different. They will tell the tale of a very […]

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These Two 8%+ Yield Income Stocks Are Still a Bargain

Unless you subscribe to the “greater fool” theory, it is hard to pick up shares of most stocks at current prices. While much of the U.S. economy remains throttled by the pandemic, the major stock indexes and popular tech stocks continue to set new record high prices. While the popular stocks and sectors appear extremely […]

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The Three Criteria For Choosing Preferred Stocks

The early days of 2021 sure feel a lot different for investors compared to the first quarter of 2020. Last year we survived through a stock market crash that was especially hard on the different types of high-yield investments. At the time, I recommended great income opportunities to my Dividend Hunter subscribers on the cheap […]


Becoming a Successful Dividend Investor in 2021

My Dividend Hunter service has evolved to the point where subscribers have access to a tremendous amount of income investment information and advice. I get tons of questions for which the answers are readily available in the subscriber materials. So in 2020, I started presenting a quarterly live New Subscriber Orientation webinar. Over and over, […]

Buy My Top 2 High-Yield Dividend Picks For 2021

Buy My Top 2 High-Yield Dividend Picks For 2021

Each year I am asked by the MoneyShow folks to submit two stock recommendations for the new year. These recommendations are published on the MoneyShow website as well as mainstream financial websites, such as Forbes. I always put out one aggressive stock pick and one conservative one. Since my focus is the Dividend Hunter, both […]

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Preferred Stocks: Higher Yields, Safer Dividends

Before the coronavirus pandemic and resulting financial crisis, I was lukewarm about preferred stocks. For my Dividend Hunter service, I felt that high-yield common shares provided all the opportunity needed to build an attractive income stream. The pandemic-triggered stock market crash and numerous dividend reductions and suspensions pushed me to reevaluate my thoughts about individual […]

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Beaten Down Income Stocks to Buy For the Recovery After COVID

In my high-yield investment service, the Dividend Hunter, the economic and social disruptions of 2020 forced a host of changes in my recommended investments and portfolio management guidance. As we move into 2021, I suspect investors will need to remain vigilant about business conditions as the coronavirus pandemic hopefully comes under control. Here are things […]