Author: Tim Plaehn

3 Refining Stocks About to Report Record Profits

3 Refining Stocks About to Report Record Profits

If you live anywhere in the Midwest, you  are probably experiencing gasoline sticker shock. While the price of crude keeps dropping, drivers in middle America are not getting any benefit from lower gas prices due to lower crude oil prices. The problem stems from an outage at BP’s (NYSE:BP) large refinery just east of Chicago. […]

3 REITs Boosting Dividends in September

3 REITs Boosting Dividends in September

One of the primary, if not the top, benefit of dividend-focused investing is to own shares that regularly increase their dividend payments. That is because dividend increases lead to share price appreciation and increase investors’ total returns. Buy these three REITs now to profit from the coming dividend boosts. One of the primary, if not […]

The Best REIT to Buy Today

The Best REIT to Buy Today

During the three weeks or so of each quarterly earnings season, I either listen to or read the transcripts of 100+ earnings conference calls. The calls can be invaluable to learn about management team goals, plans, and how well those plans are working out. My top “don’t miss” call each quarter comes from a high-yield […]

What Does the Future Hold for Linn Energy?

What Does the Future Hold for Linn Energy?

As its free-fall has plateaued, Tim Plaehn investigates why there is still merit in this beaten down stock. It trades at an undeservingly low valuation and, although decidedly risky, Linn has the potential to return to former highs. Linn Energy LLC (Nasdaq:LINE) and its parallel shares LinnCo LLC (Nasdaq:LNCO) suspended distribution payments starting in the […]

Finding Profit Opportunities in this Oversold Sector

Finding Profit Opportunities in this Oversold Sector

The majority of stock market participants focus on short-term news and events. That can easily be proven by looking at the 52-week high and low stock prices of any company with a stable business. Most of the time you can see large differences in the two numbers, even when not much has changed in that […]

Sell This Dangerous REIT You May Own

Sell This Dangerous REIT You May Own

Within a sub-sector of all REITs lies a seemingly attractive group of equities that offer high dividend yields around 10%, but the real story about the safety of those dividends is much different. They are highly leveraged and any change in interest rates can be catastrophic to your investment.  Finance REITs, those that own or […]

It’s Time to Buy These Energy Stocks

It’s Time to Buy These Energy Stocks

I heard a term today: “Stealth bear market,” and the energy sector is definitely experiencing one, but the recent drop in crude prices have pulled away the “stealthy” part. I cover the master limited partnership –MLP– type of companies that operate in the energy sector, and values have been hammered across the board, pointing to […]

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How to Triple Your Investment With This Asset Class

The last time crude prices fell as fast and as sharp as this year was in the ’08-’09 financial crisis. But some wise MLP investors tripled their money by buying at the bottom. Find out why history could be repeating itself and how you can capitalize. Over the last year, the price of the benchmark […]

Buy This Energy Buyout Candidate

Buy This Energy Buyout Candidate

The price of WTI crude has dropped from the low $60’s to around $50 in just a couple of weeks. Investors are freaking out, and share prices of energy companies across the board have been hit.While the values of almost all energy stocks are falling, not all companies have business operations tied to the price […]

2 High-Yield Stocks On Sale Today

2 High-Yield Stocks On Sale Today

The market doesn’t know crap… at least in the short-term! Despite revealing important news that shows their business prospects are actually improving, irrational fear has driven these stocks to oversold territory. Buy these two leading stocks today to lock-in great yields and growth at discount prices. One of the questions I get a lot is […]