Author: Tim Plaehn

Buy These 2 MLPs with 9.7% Yields for Merger Profits

Buy These 2 MLPs with 9.7% Yields for Merger Profits

July 24, 2014 was a big day for the small, high-yielding upstream MLP sector. In a sector dominated by $10 billion market cap Linn Energy LLC (Nasdaq: LINE), the rest of the handful of companies were valued in the $1 to $3 billion range. With business models that require these oil drillers to acquire assets […]

3 Stocks to Buy When the Market Corrects 10%

3 Stocks to Buy When the Market Corrects 10%

Thursday last week, July 17, the stock markets gave investors a taste of what may be the early signs of a true market correction, which would be a drop in the major market indexes of at least 10%. Since the bottom of the last bear market, there have been three 10% or greater corrections, in […]

3 Oil Patch “Ponzi Schemes” for Monthly Dividends

3 Oil Patch “Ponzi Schemes” for Monthly Dividends

There is a dirty secret about oil and gas drilling company stocks that is not generally shared with the investing public. Energy companies involved in exploration and production (E&P) must continue to drill new wells to find more oil and/or natural gas just to keep production at the current level. A new oil well produces […]

Buy These 4 Dividend Stocks for Rising Interest Rates

Buy These 4 Dividend Stocks for Rising Interest Rates

Sometimes you can just hear the tick, tick, tick… of the bomb that the eventual return of higher interest rates will drop on the financial markets. When I made two presentations at the Las Vegas MoneyShow in May, the number one question I received was “What will happen to REITs, MLPs and other income stocks […]

Swing Trading Strategy for Double Digit Dividend Stock Profits

Swing Trading Strategy for Double Digit Dividend Stock Profits

Income investors who have discovered the small sector of Business Development Companies (BDC) know that many of these stocks pay steady dividends with very attractive yields. I have found that the combination of a higher yield plus stable and predictable dividends often produces short term share price swings that are also quite predictable. The dividend […]

3 High-Yield MLPs to Buy On Higher Crude Prices

3 High-Yield MLPs to Buy On Higher Crude Prices

Recently the market price of crude oil has jumped significantly, offering the potential for crude oil producers (exploration and production or E&P in energy sector jargon) to rack up some extra profits. Investors have several avenues to pursue stock market profits resulting from higher oil prices. Corporate E&P companies typically plow profits back into drilling […]

Buy These 4 High-Yield Small Cap REITs

Buy These 4 High-Yield Small Cap REITs

The universe of real estate investment trusts (REIT) currently consists of about 200 companies. Ten percent of that total falls into the subsector of agency mortgage REITs, which are little more than leveraged bets that interest rates will not rise. I continue to review and analyze companies from the remaining majority of property owning or […]