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 real estate investment trust (REIT) sector has been hammered in 2022; the Real Estate Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLRE) was down 27.5% year-to-date as of early December, recalls Tim Plaehn, income specialist and editor of The Dividend Hunter.
Qurate Retail (QRTEA) operates the retail brands QVC, HSN, Zulily, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, and Grandin Road, explains Tim Plaehn, income specialist and editor of The Dividend Hunter.
Starwood Property Trust (STWD) has been one of our portfolio stocks since our very first June 2014 issue; over the years, it has become our largest position, notes Tim Plaehn, editor of The Dividend Hunter. 
Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN) — which stands apart from the rest of the business development company crowd — is an income stock for all seasons, recalls Tim Plaehn, income specialist and 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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Provides portfolio stocks, economic outlooks, and new opportunities. Think of this as a monthly "Income Check Up" to make sure you are on track for Retirement A.

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