Tim Plaehn

Tim Plaehn is the lead investment research analyst for income and dividend investing at Investors Alley. He is the editor for The Dividend Hunter, an investment advisory delivering income investments with double digit growth in share price and dividend payments. Tim’s also editor of Weekly Income Accelerator, a covered call trading service, and Automatic Income Machine, a dividend growth service focused on growing your nest egg.

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How To Find The Best Preferred Stocks

| January 4, 2022
How To Find The Best Preferred Stocks

Because of their high level of dividend safety, I think individual preferred stocks should account for a portion of any investor’s high yield holdings. I regularly look at different preferred stocks, looking for candidates that I can recommend to The Dividend Hunter members. I also monitor the current list of preferreds, making sure they still meet my […]

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What To Look For In Earnings Reports From Dividend Stocks

| October 19, 2021
What To Look For In Earnings Reports From Dividend Stocks

Every quarter, companies report their earnings. And every quarter new investors ask what to look for in earnings reports from dividend stocks. Most companies follow a calendar quarter, so I will be digging through a flood of third-quarter earnings reports over the next four weeks. While I review hundreds of company earnings reports, I focus […]

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Prepare Your Portfolio For A La Niña Winter

| September 28, 2021
Prepare Your Portfolio For A La Niña Winter

It’s only September, and natural gas prices are already skyrocketing in Europe and the United Kingdom. A forecast La Niña weather pattern, plus lack of energy security, could leave Europeans and Brits either sitting in the cold and dark or force the companies into a bidding war for U.S. sourced natural gas. My sources in […]

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Are Hotel REITs Attractive Again?

| June 22, 2021
Are Hotel REITs Attractive Again?

Many investors are playing the recovery trade, looking for those stocks and companies that are not yet out of the pandemic woods, but should see a substantial improvement in their business results as the economy continues to open. Hospitality and travel-related companies are popular stocks for this investment strategy. However, with the hospitality-related REITs, shares […]

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Your Dividend Life Raft For Unsettled Markets

| March 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
Your Dividend Life Raft For Unsettled Markets

The first two months of 2021 were marked by heightened stock market volatility. I am sure you watched the GameStop stock price game, where billions were made and then lost. Shares of high-flying Tesla (TSLA) have lost 20% in a few short weeks. For investors who bought at $900, looking at a $700 share price illustrates the […]

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GME: A Lesson In How A Short Squeeze Works

| February 4, 2021
GME: A Lesson In How A Short Squeeze Works

If you watch financial news, you are probably aware of the short squeeze initiated by retail traders that drove share prices of stocks like GameStop Corp. (GME) up more than 800% in a few days. It was the biggest story last week. I do not think the news reporters did a very good job explaining the […]

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Buy My Top 2 High-Yield Dividend Picks For 2021

| January 5, 2021
Buy My Top 2 High-Yield Dividend Picks For 2021

Each year I am asked by the MoneyShow folks to submit two stock recommendations for the new year. These recommendations are published on the MoneyShow website as well as mainstream financial websites, such as Forbes. I always put out one aggressive stock pick and one conservative one. Since my focus is the Dividend Hunter, both […]

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Validation Of Using Easy Covered Call Strategies

| December 3, 2020
Validation Of Using Easy Covered Call Strategies

I often refer to covered calls as the third leg of a balanced, income-focused investment approach. (Three legs because it takes at least that many to make any chair or table stable and functional—the others are cash flow with high-yield stocks like in the Dividend Hunter and stocks consistently growing dividends like those in my […]

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A Convenient Way To Avoid Paying Taxes On Reinvested Dividends

| October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments
A Convenient Way To Avoid Paying Taxes On Reinvested Dividends

If you live in a state with a high income tax rate, the extra taxes need to be considered. One of the reasons I chose to live in Nevada when returning from South America – besides the beautiful outdoors – is no state income taxes. The area in which I live is booming as Californians […]

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