Author: Tim Plaehn

Buy These 3 Stocks in the Safest High-Yield Sector

Buy These 3 Stocks in the Safest High-Yield Sector

Over the last four months, the U.S. stock market has turned ugly and the fear of an economic recession is in the air. There are a lot of recession predictions coming out in the financial media. I have seen forecasts for an economic slowdown this year, next year, or further out on the future. Timing […]

Buy These High-Yield Stocks with PG&E Going Chapter 11

Buy These High-Yield Stocks with PG&E Going Chapter 11

Two months after its stock started to crash, PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) has made it official. The company will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy at the end of January 2019. The large California utility faces up to $30 billion in legal liabilities stemming from power infrastructure caused Northern California wildfires in 2017 and 2018. Here […]

Buy These 3 High-Yield Restructured Energy Stocks

Buy These 3 High-Yield Restructured Energy Stocks

Energy infrastructure (commonly called midstream) companies have weathered a string of tough years since the energy commodity price crash of 2015. These were high flying stocks in the decade through 2014, with the master limited partnership (MLP) sector returning an average 18% per year from 2000 through 2014. MLPs were the energy infrastructure/midstream business structure […]

Buy These 5 REITs Increasing Dividends in February

Buy These 5 REITs Increasing Dividends in February

With the start of a new year, it is natural to look for ideas to help your stock portfolio grow during the year. One bit of assistance I like to provide is to list those real estate investment trusts (REITs) that should announce higher dividend rates in the upcoming months. This knowledge can give you […]

Buy These 3 High-Yield Contrarian Stocks for Income and Gains

Buy These 3 High-Yield Contrarian Stocks for Income and Gains

Investing in stocks with strong dividend growth has historically proven to be a powerful total return strategy. Mathematically, for a stock to stay at a certain yield, the share price must increase at a rate that equals the annual dividend growth rate. Long term results show that dividend growth stocks produce average annual returns that […]

My Top 2 High-Yield Picks for 2019

My Top 2 High-Yield Picks for 2019

Each year I am asked to participate in the MoneyShow “Top Picks” report. The folks at MoneyShow “ask the nation’s leading advisors for their favorite investment ideas for the coming year.” The Top Picks are run in series in January on the MoneyShow.com website. Highlights of the picks will also be featured on Forbes, TheStreet […]

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks to Survive the Bear Market

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks to Survive the Bear Market

Last week the Federal Reserve Board announced the expected 0.25% increase in the Fed Funds interest rate. Despite doing the expected, the stock market swung from a 1.5% gain for the day to down as much as 2.5%. That’s an 800 point swing by the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Bloomberg noted “…no matter what the […]