Author: Tim Plaehn

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 […]

3 Stocks for Big Dividends From High Gas Prices

3 Stocks for Big Dividends From High Gas Prices

Although the price of a gallon of gas has dropped a bit from the mid-summer highs, where I live the price is still 60 cents per gallon higher than back in the Spring. A cure for the pain at the gas pump is to buy shares of refining companies that profit from high gasoline prices. […]

2 Dividend Growth Stocks for 40% Gains

2 Dividend Growth Stocks for 40% Gains

I stay constantly and quietly amused by the financial news networks. All of the talk is about day-to-day events and every up or down day has big meaning if you have to talk about it for a living. Yet I rarely see (OK, never) mention of one type of stock market investment that has produced […]

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 […]