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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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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Three Of The Most Shorted Stocks Today Paying Dividends

| October 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
Three Of The Most Shorted Stocks Today Paying Dividends

Short selling is a trading strategy to bet that a stock price will fall. However, if many traders all short the same stock and the trade turns against them, they can get caught in a money-losing short squeeze. For high-yield stocks, selling short is often a bet on a dividend cut. When that doesn’t happen, […]

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Double Digit Dividend Yields And The Potential For 100% Stock Price Gains

| September 10, 2020 | 0 Comments
Double Digit Dividend Yields And The Potential For 100% Stock Price Gains

For the broader U.S. stock market, the pandemic-triggered crash has come and gone. In February and March, the S&P 500 stock index experienced a short-term bear market, dropping by over 35% from its early-February peak to the late-March bottom. The S&P 500 steadily recovered the losses and then some, with the index now up 11% […]

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2 Questions You Need To Ask If You’re Worried About More Dividend Cuts

| August 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
2 Questions You Need To Ask If You’re Worried About More Dividend Cuts

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy and business resulted in a stock market crash and severe business disruption for many companies. One impact of the economic slowdown/shut-in was that many companies were forced or chose to slash common stock dividends. For example, out of the 165 equity REITs tracked by Hoya Capital […]

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These Four High-Yield Stocks Make Value Investing Attractive To Investors

| July 21, 2020 | 0 Comments
These Four High-Yield Stocks Make Value Investing Attractive To Investors

The financial news focuses on the major stock market indexes. These are the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), the S&P 500, and the NASDAQ Composite Index (NASDAQ). However, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on different sectors of the economy has these indexes painting an incomplete picture of what’s happening in the U.S. stock market. […]

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