5 Stocks Unlocking Value on Breakup Pressure

5 Stocks Unlocking Value on Breakup Pressure

Spinoffs have historically been great investments, and right now a number of companies are feeling the pressure to break apart to unlock more value. These are the stories you should be buying and selling. With the S&P 500 now down nearly 5% over the last year, companies are looking to unlock value any way they […]

5 REITs Upping Their Dividends in March

5 REITs Upping Their Dividends in March

A big dividend increase that sends a share price rallying is just what your portfolio needs to remedy this ugly and volatile market. See which five stocks Tim Plaehn has chosen as his five most likely candidates to raise their dividends in March. As a dividend-focused investor, I put less emphasis on short-term share price […]

Sell These 5 Stocks on the Verge of Bankruptcy

Sell These 5 Stocks on the Verge of Bankruptcy

These stocks have serious red flags and are ticking time bombs in your portfolio. Several companies from our 2014 and 2015 watchlists are already bankrupt or very close, and the companies profiled this year are likely on the same track. Dump these losers immediately. Bankruptcies — no one likes to talk about them, but they’re […]

Buy These 4 Blue Chip Dividend Stocks

Buy These 4 Blue Chip Dividend Stocks

De-risk your portfolio with these blue chip dividend payers that have some of the safest yields in the market. We’re not talking about 1% or 2% yields either; each of these stocks pays a secure and growing 4% plus yield that can immediately boost your dividend income.  For the stock market, 2016 has started off […]

3 Stocks to Buy in Case of Recession

3 Stocks to Buy in Case of Recession

Some economists are turning bearish on the U.S. economy. These three stocks will do well regardless if the U.S. falls into a recession, so add them to your watchlist today. The seemingly never-ending downturn in the stock market has some economists re-thinking their growth forecasts, leading some market watchers to opine about the possibility that […]

Bear Market Refuge: Earn a Safe 24% Yield in This ETF

Bear Market Refuge: Earn a Safe 24% Yield in This ETF

Move over 8%, 10%, and even 12% yields. Tim Plaehn reveals a relatively new ETF paying a whopping 24% yield. This ETF has also increased its dividend rate by 1% every quarter since launch. Boost your quarterly dividends with this safe income investment. With the recent declines in the stock market, I have been spending […]

Bear Market Refuge: The Best High-Yield Stock to Buy

Bear Market Refuge: The Best High-Yield Stock to Buy

Tim Plaehn details why this stock deserves a spot in every income investor’s stock portfolio. Just tuck it away and hold onto the company forever. Few things are more All-American than a V8 powered muscle car. When I research the market, I find a lot of 4-cylinder powered stocks, a few V6’s, and a lot […]

This Stock Rallied 16% Higher during the Sell-Off

This Stock Rallied 16% Higher during the Sell-Off

And, the best news is that it has even more room to run higher. The major averages are down, but this stock is showing no signs of stopping its rally. Retail sales haven’t been great. It was a so-so holiday shopping season, with Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) being the only real winner. The industry-wide retail sales […]

Why Now Is the Best Time to Buy

Why Now Is the Best Time to Buy

It may go against your emotions, but there is strong proof from the stock market’s history that now is a great time to buy stocks. Tim Plaehn shares this proof as well as two stocks he is accumulating right now. We all know that the goal of investing is to buy low and sell high. […]

3 Cheap Growth Stocks Paying Great Dividends

3 Cheap Growth Stocks Paying Great Dividends

With at least 25% upside in their share prices and each sporting an over 4% dividend yield, these are three great buys for investors looking for safety and growth. Given the brutal start to 2016, many investors are wisely clamoring for safer pastures. In this type of environment, it is no surprise that interest in […]