Author: Tim Plaehn

Why MLPs are a Must Have for Every Portfolio

Why MLPs are a Must Have for Every Portfolio

If you’ve been thinking about adding stable stocks with high yields to your portfolio, now’s the time to look at picking up a few MLPs. During the past several weeks energy stocks have been hit hard due to falling crude oil prices. However, these price drops are an open invitation for savvy investors to buy […]

3 High Yield Stocks to Dump Before Christmas

3 High Yield Stocks to Dump Before Christmas

As we move into December, now is the time to prime your portfolio for the coming year. Some stocks may have performed well for you in 2014, but 2015 is showing signs of above average volatility. Here are 3 stocks to drop and 3 stocks to replace them for your income portfolio. Once we own […]

Buy These 3 Dividend Stocks to Profit from European Growth Efforts

Buy These 3 Dividend Stocks to Profit from European Growth Efforts

This past week, both the U.S. stock markets and European stock values rallied strongly on announcements by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi indicated that the ECB was preparing a series of powerful monetary stimulus policies to kick start growth and inflation for the Eurozone economies. The economies of most of the European financial zone […]

Logistics Focused MLPs Immune to Energy Price Volatility

Logistics Focused MLPs Immune to Energy Price Volatility

The surprising drop in the price of a barrel of crude into the $70’s, down from around $95 earlier this year, has thrown the energy sector into turmoil. Stock market participants have lumped together price dependent energy companies with non-price dependent companies, driving down the values of all. This handful of companies that are immune […]

A Once-in-a-Decade Opportunity to Lock in 12%+ Yields

A Once-in-a-Decade Opportunity to Lock in 12%+ Yields

Upstream MLPs have built fortresses around their profits protecting them from the price volatility of crude oil. This long-term strategy protects the distributions of these companies and also ensures that you receive your check every quarter. Give your income portfolio a huge boost and buy these stocks while they’re still cheap. The core businesses of upstream MLPs include […]

3 High-Yield Stocks to Pick Up in a Troubling Market

3 High-Yield Stocks to Pick Up in a Troubling Market

I admit it; this market is making me crazy. But, these three stocks are giving me a moment of clarity in this troubling market. The fear of rising interest rates has pushed down the values of the higher yielding finance related stocks. The falling price of oil has hit the MLP space hard, and when […]

Dump These High-Yield Stocks Now With the End of QE

Dump These High-Yield Stocks Now With the End of QE

Quantitative Easing is ending and that means interest rates are going up. Investors should beware of a certain group of stocks that will plummet when this happens. These companies are directly affected by rising interest rates, and everyone invested in these stocks should sell now.  On October 29th, the U.S. Federal Reserve announced it would […]

Finding Market Beating Gains With Variable Dividend Paying MLPs

Finding Market Beating Gains With Variable Dividend Paying MLPs

There exists a small, interesting, little understood, and sometimes very profitable sector in the MLP space. This group consists of the master limited partnerships (MLPs) that pay variable distributions based on quarterly profit results. These partnerships have both variable raw material costs and variable pricing for the products they sell. The partnerships are set up […]

3 MLP’s Yielding Over 10% to Buy Today

3 MLP’s Yielding Over 10% to Buy Today

Upstream master limited partnerships offer unique dividend investing opportunities. These partnerships can lock in distribution rates for years ahead meaning that, despite volatility in the prices of oil, these high yields are safe. Tim Plaehn has found 3 undervalued stocks that will continue to pay you big dividends no matter what happens in the economy. […]