Author: Tim Plaehn

How the Market Works When Prices Get Ugly

How the Market Works When Prices Get Ugly

At the end of May, the values of most of The Dividend Hunter recommendations were above the entry prices in effect when the stocks were first recommended. I was feeling pretty good at that time. June and July were not kind to high yield share prices, with typical declines of about 10% over the two […]

How Dividend Investors Can Profit in any Market Conditions

How Dividend Investors Can Profit in any Market Conditions

When the entire stock market drops as quickly as it did last week, investors are more worried with just keeping their money instead of growing it. But, dividend investors have a unique advantage over other equity investors for profiting during troubling market conditions. Tim Plaehn explains how. The stock market is going through a serious […]

The Only Safe Haven in a Bear Market

The Only Safe Haven in a Bear Market

Every 50 cent drop in the price of crude oil seems to knock another 2% off share values. It hurts, but it is during market corrections and the deeper bear markets when dividend investors have an advantage over investors whose primary focus is capital gains. The 60% decline in the price of crude oil has […]

This Dividend Stock Is Too Good to Be True

This Dividend Stock Is Too Good to Be True

With a recent April 2015 IPO, this new high-yield dividend stock is making an exciting entrance into the market. With a 10% yield and an enthusiastic management team with visions of high growth, is this stock too good to be true, or is it just blowing hot air? If you are an income investor, you […]

3 Refining Stocks About to Report Record Profits

3 Refining Stocks About to Report Record Profits

If you live anywhere in the Midwest, you ¬†are probably experiencing gasoline sticker shock. While the price of crude keeps dropping, drivers in middle America are not getting any benefit from lower gas prices due to lower crude oil prices. The problem stems from an outage at BP’s (NYSE:BP) large refinery just east of Chicago. […]

3 REITs Boosting Dividends in September

3 REITs Boosting Dividends in September

One of the primary, if not the top, benefit of dividend-focused investing is to own shares that regularly increase their dividend payments. That is because dividend increases lead to share price appreciation and increase investors’ total returns. Buy these three REITs now to profit from the coming dividend boosts. One of the primary, if not […]

The Best REIT to Buy Today

The Best REIT to Buy Today

During the three weeks or so of each quarterly earnings season, I either listen to or read the transcripts of 100+ earnings conference calls. The calls can be invaluable to learn about management team goals, plans, and how well those plans are working out. My top “don’t miss” call each quarter comes from a high-yield […]

What Does the Future Hold for Linn Energy?

What Does the Future Hold for Linn Energy?

As its free-fall has plateaued, Tim Plaehn investigates why there is still merit in this beaten down stock. It trades at an undeservingly low valuation and, although decidedly risky, Linn has the potential to return to former highs. Linn Energy LLC (Nasdaq:LINE) and its parallel shares LinnCo LLC (Nasdaq:LNCO) suspended distribution payments starting in the […]