Author: Tim Plaehn

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 […]

3 Stocks to Buy When the Market Corrects 10%

3 Stocks to Buy When the Market Corrects 10%

Thursday last week, July 17, the stock markets gave investors a taste of what may be the early signs of a true market correction, which would be a drop in the major market indexes of at least 10%. Since the bottom of the last bear market, there have been three 10% or greater corrections, in […]

3 Oil Patch “Ponzi Schemes” for Monthly Dividends

3 Oil Patch “Ponzi Schemes” for Monthly Dividends

There is a dirty secret about oil and gas drilling company stocks that is not generally shared with the investing public. Energy companies involved in exploration and production (E&P) must continue to drill new wells to find more oil and/or natural gas just to keep production at the current level. A new oil well produces […]

Buy These 4 Dividend Stocks for Rising Interest Rates

Buy These 4 Dividend Stocks for Rising Interest Rates

Sometimes you can just hear the tick, tick, tick… of the bomb that the eventual return of higher interest rates will drop on the financial markets. When I made two presentations at the Las Vegas MoneyShow in May, the number one question I received was “What will happen to REITs, MLPs and other income stocks […]

Swing Trading Strategy for Double Digit Dividend Stock Profits

Swing Trading Strategy for Double Digit Dividend Stock Profits

Income investors who have discovered the small sector of Business Development Companies (BDC) know that many of these stocks pay steady dividends with very attractive yields. I have found that the combination of a higher yield plus stable and predictable dividends often produces short term share price swings that are also quite predictable. The dividend […]