Author: Tim Plaehn

A Quick and Dirty Guide to the Recent MLP IPOs

A Quick and Dirty Guide to the Recent MLP IPOs

Investing in the right master limited partnership will reward you with high dividend yields and share price growth, but how can you distinguish which are worth your money? Tim Plaehn  shows you what to look out for in this hot topic.  The market for master limited partnership (MLP) IPOs is really starting to heat up. […]

High Growth MLPs to Buy During This Market Correction

High Growth MLPs to Buy During This Market Correction

Just in time for fall to start turning to what’s predicted to be another brutal winter these two MLPs are trading at attractive entry prices with the broader market price pressures. Both have the backing of much larger energy firms with a vested, and monetary, interest in their success. This is a good time for […]

The Case Against Monthly Dividend Stocks

The Case Against Monthly Dividend Stocks

This may sound like heresy to some of you reading this, but I am becoming more and more convinced that monthly dividends are a lazy management team’s way to get out of providing attractive dividend growth for investors. Over the last several years, a significant number of high yield master limited partnerships (MLPs), real estate […]

4 High-Yield Stocks to Buy Now Before the Fed Hikes Rates

4 High-Yield Stocks to Buy Now Before the Fed Hikes Rates

Fear in the stock market rends to paint all of the stocks in a specific sector with the same red brush. However, this can spell opportunity as rising interest rates do not affect all REITs equally. There are a handful of companies that actually stand to benefit from the Fed’s tightened monetary policy.  Fear in […]

Why Yearly Dividend Increases are a Must Have in Your Portfolio

Why Yearly Dividend Increases are a Must Have in Your Portfolio

One of the greatest benefits of dividend stocks is the steady payments deposited in your account each quarter, but not all dividend paying stocks are created equally. Tim Plaehn reveals his secret strategy to find companies that regularly increase their payments to shareholders. I recently wrote a not quite negative article on a high yield […]

Double Your Money AND Double Your Income in 10 Years (Or Less!)

Double Your Money AND Double Your Income in 10 Years (Or Less!)

As a full-time researcher and writer about the stock market, I find it interesting that the mainstream financial news spends so little time discussing dividends, dividend focused stocks such as REITs and MLPs. They often actually discuss dividend payments as a negative for stock investing results. This is contrary to my research that shows a […]

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This “New” $100 Billion Energy Company to Double

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) may not be as well known as other energy giants like ExxonMobil, Chevron, or ConocoPhillips, but KMI has set up a bold strategy to move itself into the $100 billion market cap club and grow rapidly from there. Investors who get in now have a very good chance of making […]

3 Healthcare REITs for Above Average Yield and Growth Prospects

3 Healthcare REITs for Above Average Yield and Growth Prospects

My research into dividend paying stocks reaches into all types of companies including real estate investment trusts (REITs), master limited partnerships (MLPs), business development companies (BDCs), publicly traded partnerships (PTPs) and regular old corporations with a variety of domestic and international organizational characteristics. One point that I find to be of great interest is the […]