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

I have four Business Development Companies (BDCs) on the list of Dividend Hunter recommended stocks. The Fed’s interest rate hikes have proven to be a huge benefit for BDCs. These companies lend using adjustable-rate loans and carry low debt loads of their own. Hercules Capital (HTGC) will continue to be an excellent income investment, writes Tim Plaehn, editor of The Dividend Hunter.
Dividend Hunter stock Sitio Royalties Corp. (STR) provides direct exposure to prices of energy commodities (crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids). Picking up shares near the current mid-$20s prices could easily look like a very good move a year or more in the future, notes Tim Plaehn, editor of The Dividend Hunter.
I’ve stated for several months that the markets will stay volatile until the Fed stops increasing interest rates. In the meantime, our quarterly rebalancing lets us take advantage of the individual price swings between our different stocks. I am adding HF Sinclair Corporation (DINO) using 3% of the current cash balance, writes Tim Plaehn, editor of Monthly Dividend Multiplier.
The “BDC” business model operates exceptionally well in the current interest rate environment, and the potential of Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation (OCSL) is too compelling to pass on, highlights Tim Plaehn, editor of The Dividend Hunter.

Tim's Videos

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.
Learn why energy-focused Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) could be one of the strongest investments over the next few years.

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