Author: Tim Plaehn

Dividends for Income vs. Reinvesting for Growth

Dividends for Income vs. Reinvesting for Growth

The topic of reinvesting dividends or taking distributions in cash has come up several times in my correspondence with The Dividend Hunter subscribers. The Dividend Hunter approach and recommended stocks can be used for either investment goal – reinvesting dividends for long-term growth or generating a high cash flow yield to provide an income off […]

Buy This Solid REIT at a Bargain Price

Buy This Solid REIT at a Bargain Price

Companies use investor or analyst day presentations as venues to show deep dive details on how their businesses operate and how the management team works to build share owner value. The detailed view of a business typically provided helps me evaluate the long-term dividend growth prospects of the company making the presentation. Recently, commercial property […]

The 13.5% Yield MLP You Can Put in Your IRA

The 13.5% Yield MLP You Can Put in Your IRA

One of the biggest problems facing yield-seeking investors has finally been solved. Now, the best quality MLPs can be owned in your retirement account through this ETF solving investors desires for yields and tax efficiency.  Up until late last year, high-yield investors had been counting on the upstream MLPs to generate high-yield, predictable cash flow […]

The Best Stock Tip You’ll Get All Year

The Best Stock Tip You’ll Get All Year

How much attention would you pay to an investment theme that had a very good probability of generating 20% to 25% annual total returns for the next half decade or longer. Yes, there are a handful of companies out there that should put those types of returns into your brokerage account, year after year. This […]

3 High-Yield Stocks 20% Off

3 High-Yield Stocks 20% Off

Pick up these three companies at a 20% discount as the market is indiscriminately selling off high-yielding stocks on fears of a rate hike. Lock-in great yields and strong growth at fire-sale prices as these businesses will actually benefit from a higher rate environment. ​ On June 17th, the Federal Reserve Board released its latest […]

A Fighter Pilot Approach to Investing

A Fighter Pilot Approach to Investing

To put it politely, the market has been choppy for higher yielding stocks. Less politically correct, it has been downright crappy to own many names in the MLP and REIT sectors. I know it is tough when a stock you picked up a few months ago with great confidence is now down about 15% and […]

Everything You Need to Know about Dividends

Everything You Need to Know about Dividends

Investing in dividend paying stocks is a sure fire way of creating long-term wealth. Money will keep coming in every quarter and eventually your money will start growing exponentially due to compounding interest. Tim Plaehn is an expert at using dividends to achieve this and he wants to show you everything he’s learned. As the […]

Time to Pick Up Some Lodging REITs: The Summer’s Top Choice

Time to Pick Up Some Lodging REITs: The Summer’s Top Choice

Hotel/lodging REIT, Summit Hotel Properties, Inc (NYSE:INN) is poised to start rapidly increasing its dividend rate. On that expectation, I have recently added Summit to our recommendations list. Background Summit Hotels launched with a February 2011 IPO. At that time the company owned about 65 hotels. Since the IPO, INN has purchased 49 additional hotels […]

Is Targa Resources the Next Energy Midstream Buyout?

Is Targa Resources the Next Energy Midstream Buyout?

The steep declines in the energy commodity prices have led to speculation about mergers or acquisitions in the sector. I primarily follow the MLP and related companies, and so far in 2015, acquisition activity has been light. Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (Nasdaq:VNR) has agreed to acquire a couple of smaller upstream MLPs and Enterprise Product […]

When to Put MLPs Into a Retirement Account

When to Put MLPs Into a Retirement Account

Master limited partnerships (MLPs) offer the combination of attractive current yields, distributions that often grow every quarter, and exposure to the energy sector through the ownership of infrastructure assets that keep the sector operating. When I make presentations at investor conferences, a question that always comes up is: “Can I own MLPs in my retirement […]