Author: Tim Plaehn

Buy These 2 Growing Energy Behemoths

Buy These 2 Growing Energy Behemoths

This article is directed at two kinds of investors. In one corner, we have the former Kinder Morgan Energy Partners unit holders, who are extremely upset at the Kinder Morgan roll up and their very large tax bills. In the opposite corner are investors who would like the yields and dividend growth rates of the […]

Who Gives You the Best Deal on Investment Advice?

Who Gives You the Best Deal on Investment Advice?

In today’s society, consumers never lack for choice when it comes to finding services to help manage their investments. Some are better deals than others, and some should be outright avoided. So, are you sure that you’re getting the best deal out there? Last week, the Investors Alley team was at the Las Vegas MoneyShow. […]

What Dr. Strangelove Can Teach Us About Market Corrections

The full title of the classic 1964 movie is “Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”. Income focused stock market investors need to follow the advice of Dr. Strangelove and get ready to “love the correction” that many news hosts and experts are forecasting for the stock market. Financial […]

Buy the Dip! 5 REITs on Sale Right Now

Buy the Dip! 5 REITs on Sale Right Now

Ever since the January high, REITs have been slowly shedding value, and some great bargains have appeared as of late. Take advantage, as now is the best time to buy shares in these five high-quality REITs that are still boosting their dividends every year. Equity (those that own real property) REITs were one of the […]

Using MLPs to Play the Energy Recovery

Using MLPs to Play the Energy Recovery

If you haven’t been watching closely, you may have missed the fact that the price of crude oil has started to rally, and quite strongly. The energy sector stocks have experienced an actual bear market, and investors who recognize the recovery cycle can get in early and ride the upswing. Now, I want to show […]

How to Supercharge Your Dividend Investment Returns

How to Supercharge Your Dividend Investment Returns

Use this one strategy to give your returns from dividend investments a huge boost. Over time, it has the ability to turn your traditional dividend investments into unbelievable tools for financial freedom. And the best part is everyone can do it! For the dividend-focused investor, a dividend reinvestment plan can supercharge returns over time. Traditionally […]

2 REITs Raising Dividends in May

2 REITs Raising Dividends in May

With my dividend and yield focused investment strategy, one of the best moments is getting that email which states that one of my holdings is increasing the company’s dividend rate. A stock that pays a stream of steadily growing dividends will produce a total return that works through all stock market cycles. A luxury that […]

The Best and Worst Investments for a Rate Hike

The Best and Worst Investments for a Rate Hike

What will happen to my dividend paying investments when the Fed hikes rates? That is a question every income investor should be asking as it is certain that a rate hike will come. The answer? Some will have their profit margins squeezed while others will be boosted, find out which will happen to your investments […]

Buy This High-Quality REIT on Sale Today

Buy This High-Quality REIT on Sale Today

For 2014, REITs were one of the hot, hot sectors in the stock market. The REIT indexes and ETFs put up total returns for the year in excess of 30%. In an income-focused sector like REITs, that level of returns is not sustainable. If you own some REIT shares, you know firsthand that the market […]

4 Smart Investments for Growing Tax-Free Paychecks

4 Smart Investments for Growing Tax-Free Paychecks

Increasing distributions streams, especially those that are tax shielded, are one of the best ways to compound your income from dividend stocks. With these four investments, you can expect bigger and bigger dividend checks every quarter and pay zero taxes on them. It’s a win-win for income-focused investors. The last six months have been a […]