Author: Tim Plaehn

4 All-American Dividend Stocks to Buy

4 All-American Dividend Stocks to Buy

It’s no secret that the global economy is on a weak footing. Many multi-nationals are taking hits to their growth and will have tough times booking gains in 2016, but a great strategy to avoid this trap is to start making investments in companies that only do business in the States. The stock markets started […]

3 Dividend Stocks for Double-Digit Gains in 2016

3 Dividend Stocks for Double-Digit Gains in 2016

Dividend stocks aren’t usually known for bringing quick and large gains to your portfolio, but these 3 stocks are different. With high yields and strong dividend growth prospects, these not-so-boring dividend stocks could bring income and share price growth to your portfolio. After a six-year bull market run, the stock market took a breather in […]

Sell These 4 Popular High-Yield Stocks

Sell These 4 Popular High-Yield Stocks

With extremely high chances of dividend reductions that could send their stock prices plummeting, these four stocks should not be in any investor’s portfolio in 2016. Given their popularity, there is a good chance you own at least one. Plus: Tim Plaehn previews the entire high-yield investing environment for 2016. In some ways, 2015 was […]

7 REITs Boosting Their Dividends 10% or More

7 REITs Boosting Their Dividends 10% or More

Add some dividend growth horsepower to your portfolio with any of these seven REITs increasing their dividends by double digits and start collecting a growing stream of income. One of my goals for 2016 is to add some more dividend growth horsepower to my dividend-focused investing strategy. My best results in 2015 have been from […]

This Little-Known Tech Stock Will Pay You a 10% Yield

This Little-Known Tech Stock Will Pay You a 10% Yield

Bankrolling some of the hottest tech startups in the country, this must-own stock gives you exposure to a fast-growing sector while getting consistent income. Now is the time to pick up shares of this below-the-radar, high-yield company. New technology companies are a driving force in the current economy. With overall growth flat or declining in […]

4 Dividend Stocks Giving a New Year’s Pay Raise

4 Dividend Stocks Giving a New Year’s Pay Raise

Higher dividend rates are right around the corner for these four stocks. The increased payouts should bring higher share prices too, which could be a nice bonus for your portfolio to begin 2016. Regular readers of my writings know that I preach that a REIT worth owning should reward investors with regular dividend increases. The […]

6 Strong Buys for the Fed Rate Hike

6 Strong Buys for the Fed Rate Hike

With an almost certain increase in the Fed funds rate for this Wednesday, it is time to look ahead into the stocks that will outperform in a higher rate environment. These six stocks fit the bill and can offer investors both stable high yields and strong share price appreciation in the year to come.  As […]

5 Stocks to Buy Before January Dividend Increases

5 Stocks to Buy Before January Dividend Increases

Give yourself a pay raise every year with these five REIT stocks that are growing their dividends at impressive rates. Be sure to buy them soon as all five have histories of raising their dividends in early January. A REIT worth owning should reward investors with regular dividend rate increases. The typical REIT announces a […]

Buy These 4 REITs Increasing Dividends

Buy These 4 REITs Increasing Dividends

These four recent REIT IPOs are growing their cash flows and look ready to pay out their first dividend increase. And, since the market isn’t expecting an increase this early, a small bump to their dividend could result in a nice pop in their share price. The best income investments are stocks that currently pay […]

3 Ways to Play an Energy Price Recovery

3 Ways to Play an Energy Price Recovery

It has been just over a year since OPEC surprised the energy markets by refusing to reduce production targets to prop up the price of oil. The result has been a 60% drop in the price of a barrel of crude and 40% to 70% declines for most of the energy sector stocks. Now it […]