High-Yield Investing

3 High-Yield Stocks 20% Off

3 High-Yield Stocks 20% Off

Pick up these three companies at a 20% discount as the market is indiscriminately selling off high-yielding stocks on fears of a rate hike. Lock-in great yields and strong growth at fire-sale prices as these businesses will actually benefit from a higher rate environment. ​ On June 17th, the Federal Reserve Board released its latest […]

A Fighter Pilot Approach to Investing

A Fighter Pilot Approach to Investing

To put it politely, the market has been choppy for higher yielding stocks. Less politically correct, it has been downright crappy to own many names in the MLP and REIT sectors. I know it is tough when a stock you picked up a few months ago with great confidence is now down about 15% and […]

When to Put MLPs Into a Retirement Account

When to Put MLPs Into a Retirement Account

Master limited partnerships (MLPs) offer the combination of attractive current yields, distributions that often grow every quarter, and exposure to the energy sector through the ownership of infrastructure assets that keep the sector operating. When I make presentations at investor conferences, a question that always comes up is: “Can I own MLPs in my retirement […]

Refiners Are Set to Have a Blowout Quarter

Refiners Are Set to Have a Blowout Quarter

Oil refiner stocks are set to record big earnings growth this quarter, making them one of the rare bright spots in an overbought market. Tim Plaehn recommends four in this sector that should outperform the rest of the market. The greatly untold story related to lower crude oil prices has been the growing profits in […]

Stop Worrying About a Rate Hike

Stop Worrying About a Rate Hike

News from the Fed about when interest rates will be raised has become a fixation for the market. But, investors must have forgotten that the Fed used to change rates upwards of ten times a year! Save yourself a headache and learn exactly how a rate hike will affect your portfolio.  I really don’t get […]

A New MLP Fund with a New Approach

A New MLP Fund with a New Approach

Note: the following write-up is from a recent issue of The Dividend Hunter, a leading investment advisory newsletter focused on high yield dividend stocks. More details on The Dividend Hunter can be at the end of the article. Master limited partnership (MLP) units are one of the most attractive investment categories available to income focused […]

More MLP Reconsolidation to Watch For

More MLP Reconsolidation to Watch For

There’s a new trend in the energy markets, and after two huge energy enterprises consolidated their master limited partnerships (MLPs), we’re expecting even more to come. The two MLPs we’re covering in this article have a high chance of following suit which would mean big premiums for their investors. Last week Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) […]

Buy the Dip! 5 REITs on Sale Right Now

Buy the Dip! 5 REITs on Sale Right Now

Ever since the January high, REITs have been slowly shedding value, and some great bargains have appeared as of late. Take advantage, as now is the best time to buy shares in these five high-quality REITs that are still boosting their dividends every year. Equity (those that own real property) REITs were one of the […]

How to Supercharge Your Dividend Investment Returns

How to Supercharge Your Dividend Investment Returns

Use this one strategy to give your returns from dividend investments a huge boost. Over time, it has the ability to turn your traditional dividend investments into unbelievable tools for financial freedom. And the best part is everyone can do it! For the dividend-focused investor, a dividend reinvestment plan can supercharge returns over time. Traditionally […]

The Best and Worst Investments for a Rate Hike

The Best and Worst Investments for a Rate Hike

What will happen to my dividend paying investments when the Fed hikes rates? That is a question every income investor should be asking as it is certain that a rate hike will come. The answer? Some will have their profit margins squeezed while others will be boosted, find out which will happen to your investments […]