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Tim Plaehn

Lead Research Analyst,

Investors Alley, a Subsidiary of Magnifi Communities

  • Expertise in Creating High-Yield Income Streams
  • Former Certified Financial Planner, Stockbroker, and F-16 Fighter Pilot
  • United States Air Force Academy Graduate with a Degree in Mathematics

About Tim

Tim Plaehn is the lead research analyst for income and dividend investing at Investors Alley, a subsidiary of Magnifi Communities. He is the editor of The Dividend Hunter, Weekly Income Accelerator, and Monthly Dividend Multiplier. Mr. Plaehn was formerly in the US Air Force serving as an F-16 fighter pilot and instructor. Several times a year he offers live training courses on income investing, covered call trading, and portfolio management.

Tim's Articles

The new world of single-stock, covered call ETFs is the latest step in the long line of ETF innovations. One to consider is the YieldMax AAPL Option Income Strategy ETF (APLY), which its sponsor launched in July 2023, notes Tim Plaehn, editor of The Dividend Hunter.
American Financial Group Inc. (AFG) is a holding company based in Ohio and founded in 1959. But its insurance roots go back to 1872. It pays steadily growing quarterly dividends and also rewards investors with supplemental payouts, advises Tim Plaehn, editor of Monthly Dividend Multiplier.
Kinetik Holdings Inc. (KNTK) is an energy midstream company that was formed in February 2022 when publicly traded Altus Midstream merged with privately held EagleClaw Midstream. This created the only pure-play midstream company operating in the Texas Delaware Basin, notes Tim Plaehn, editor of The Dividend Hunter.
Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) values are inversely sensitive to rising interest rates. With the Federal Reserve launching the most rapid rate-hiking cycle in decades two years ago, REIT values have fallen by about 35%. But share prices will lead a recovery in business results, which is why you should look at the Hoya Capital High Dividend Yield ETF (RIET), suggests Tim Plaehn, editor of The Dividend Hunter.

Tim's Videos

The bond market drawdown that started in August 2020 has been the longest decline in the history of the bond market. Investors with assets in bond funds have suffered through a three-year bear market. Unfortunately, the way bond funds operate makes it nearly impossible to recover the losses. In this presentation, Tim will explain how bond funds operate and the problems with traditionally operated funds. He will also give you high-yield alternatives with a different structure that eliminates the biggest problem with traditional bond funds and ETFs. He'll even show you how to incorporate them into your portfolio.

When the pandemic-induced lockdowns started last year many companies suspended or severely cut back their dividend payments to conserve cash. Some have restarted, some are waiting, some may be a while until they restart, and some may not even survive. Those that haven't restarted dividends or won't for a while are close to dead money for investors. Those already paying dividends again—even in small amounts to start—are what Tim Plaehn considers to be alive. In this discussion he will look at some of the better-known names in the high-yield space to determine which stocks you should consider dead, which to consider alive, and how to make the call.
The energy sector, especially Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) have crashed. Do they have further to go? Probably reports Tim Plaehn.
Tim Plaehn breaks down what you need to know when investing in high yield stocks.

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