Author: Tim Plaehn

Stocks to Buy When the Bull Market Fizzles Out

Stocks to Buy When the Bull Market Fizzles Out

Just over a year ago, the U.S. stock market bottomed out following a pandemic-triggered economic shutdown. From the trough, the major stock indexes marched steadily higher. In the 12 months following the bottom, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) gained 77%. The Invesco QQQ ETF (QQQ), which tracks the Nasdaq 100 stock index, is up […]

Top 10 Reasons I Love Dividends, And You Should Too

Top 10 Reasons I Love Dividends, And You Should Too

Over the decades, I have seen friends, relatives, and acquaintances lose their entire investment portfolios due to stock market crashes. Some of these folks, along with many, many other investors, gave in to fear and sold at the worst time in the markets. In truth, the human nature pushes most investors to follow the greed […]

Your Dividend Life Raft For Unsettled Markets

Your Dividend Life Raft For Unsettled Markets

The first two months of 2021 were marked by heightened stock market volatility. I am sure you watched the GameStop stock price game, where billions were made and then lost. Shares of high-flying Tesla (TSLA) have lost 20% in a few short weeks. For investors who bought at $900, looking at a $700 share price […]