Author: Tim Plaehn

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 […]

Refiners Are Set to Have a Blowout Quarter

Refiners Are Set to Have a Blowout Quarter

Oil refiner stocks are set to record big earnings growth this quarter, making them one of the rare bright spots in an overbought market. Tim Plaehn recommends four in this sector that should outperform the rest of the market. The greatly untold story related to lower crude oil prices has been the growing profits in […]

Stop Worrying About a Rate Hike

Stop Worrying About a Rate Hike

News from the Fed about when interest rates will be raised has become a fixation for the market. But, investors must have forgotten that the Fed used to change rates upwards of ten times a year! Save yourself a headache and learn exactly how a rate hike will affect your portfolio.  I really don’t get […]

Oil Prices are About to Soar: Here’s Why

Oil Prices are About to Soar: Here’s Why

Since the start of the year, watching the so-called experts on the financial news channels try to predict the price of oil has been amusing. Mostly because they have been comically inaccurate. This is how I remember some of the conversations. In January, the benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude oil price hit $44 per barrel. […]

A New MLP Fund with a New Approach

A New MLP Fund with a New Approach

Note: the following write-up is from a recent issue of The Dividend Hunter, a leading investment advisory newsletter focused on high yield dividend stocks. More details on The Dividend Hunter can be at the end of the article. Master limited partnership (MLP) units are one of the most attractive investment categories available to income focused […]

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 […]