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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

Ongoing global events have me convinced that liquified natural gas (LNG) could be the world’s most important energy source for years – possibly decades – to come. That’s why for a more aggressive play for 2024, I’ve chosen New Fortress Energy (NFE), notes Tim Plaehn, editor of The Dividend Hunter.
I regularly review a large number of high-yield stocks. I try to dig out the details that separate a high-quality company from one that has the potential to truly whack investor wealth. That’s why Main Street Capital (MAIN) is my conservative pick for 2024, explains Tim Plaehn, editor of The Dividend Hunter.
Business development companies (BDCs) operate under special rules that limit the amount of debt they can use, and they must pay out 90% of net investment income as dividends to investors. That makes them excellent investments for those looking for income. One I like is Blue Owl Capital Corp. (OBDC), shares 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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