Author: Tim Plaehn

Buy These 3 High-Yield Safety Stocks

Buy These 3 High-Yield Safety Stocks

Reading Time: 3 minutes For investors looking to generate the highest potential dividend yield from a stock portfolio, it’s not difficult to find stock market investments with yields greater than 10%. However, a well-known market adage is that the higher the yield, the higher the risk. The worst possible outcome¬† for an income stock investor is a dividend cut […]

Dividend stocks vs. dividend ETFs: Which is better?

Dividend stocks vs. dividend ETFs: Which is better?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer many benefits for investors who want to invest in broad or narrow sectors of the investment markets without the need to make specific stock or other individual security investment choices. And you’ve probably at least once thought about getting the best of both worlds with dividend-focused ETFs: income + a basket […]

Buy These 3 Dividend-Paying Gold Stocks

Buy These 3 Dividend-Paying Gold Stocks

Reading Time: 4 minutes While gold provides a hedge against economic financial disruptions and higher inflation, any money you put into gold based investments can be viewed as dead money – i.e. producing no income — while you wait for the price of gold to soar. As a result, buying gold as a long term investment could take a […]

Reduce Your Tax Bite with These 10%+ Yielding Stocks

Reduce Your Tax Bite with These 10%+ Yielding Stocks

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s April 16th and with your tax return now tied with a bow and sent off to the IRS, you may be asking if there is a way to reduce the tax bite on your investment earnings. Fortunately, the complications of the U.S. tax code leave a few windows of opportunity that allow you to […]

5 MLPs to buy at a 10% discount

Reading Time: 3 minutes A visit to acronym city will let us walk out with a handful of investment choices that offer attractive, tax-advantaged yields couple with strong prospects for growth. To more quickly get to the money-making good stuff let’s start with a few definitions: Master limited partnership (MLP): A business structure where investors own limited partnership units […]

5 high-yield REITs for monthly dividend checks

5 high-yield REITs for monthly dividend checks

Reading Time: 4 minutes The common practice for U.S. dividend paying companies is the quarterly dividend payment. A small portion of the total number of dividend paying companies make monthly dividend payments. Combine the steady returns of a quality real estate investment company (REIT) and monthly checks and you have an attractive addition to your stock portfolio.

Which 2 REITs Will Last the 2014 Rally?

Which 2 REITs Will Last the 2014 Rally?

Reading Time: 5 minutes The first quarter of 2014 has been much better for mortgage REIT share prices. The price gains have been good news for suffering mREIT investors, but the question is whether the gains can continue or even have the share prices stabilize so investors can count on a double-digit yield going forward.

Buy These 7 Stocks for Strong Dividends and Growth

Buy These 7 Stocks for Strong Dividends and Growth

Reading Time: 6 minutes Picking income stocks that will grow the dividends provides two big benefits to your portfolio. One, a rising dividend will force the market to increase the share price at a comparable rate. Second, a company that has consistently increased dividends is not about to announce a dividend cuts.