Author: Tim Plaehn

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 […]

4 High-Yield, Small-Cap Oil and Gas Producing MLPs

4 High-Yield, Small-Cap Oil and Gas Producing MLPs

I have been running with a theme this week that for income stock investors, dropping down to the small cap end of the high-yield spectrum will generate higher yields compared to the large cap peers in the same industry sectors. There are several reasons for this phenomenon: Small-cap companies are often much younger without the […]

3 Under-the-Radar, High-Yield, Small-Cap REITs

3 Under-the-Radar, High-Yield, Small-Cap REITs

My hunt and follow up research for income stocks focuses on finding higher-yielding stocks that should increase the dividends paid over time. I have no limits when it comes to size of companies or what sector or type of business structure. However, some structures, such as real estate investment trusts (REITs) have a natural advantage […]

Growing Dividends or Falling Stock Prices: Pick a Side

Growing Dividends or Falling Stock Prices: Pick a Side

The last couple of weeks have shown how a handful of negative news items can lead to very unpleasant stock market results. Especially galling were those market days that, after a down day, started the morning with a nice positive pop in stock prices and then through the day the market gradually moved from a […]