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The Energy Sector’s Endangered Dividends

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 16, 2014
There are more dividend cuts to come in the energy sector, largely among highly leveraged producers that own marginal acreage. But savvy investors can bag some bargains in the high-yield bond market.

Don’t Panic: Oil’s Drop and Income Investors

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 12, 2014
Oil's dramatic retrenchment serves as a useful reminder of why investors should diversify their portfolios.

REITs: Don’t Settle for Average

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 30, 2014
Investors looking for big, safe yields from real estate investment trusts (REIT) will be better served focusing on company-specific stories instead of buying exchange-traded funds (ETF).

The World’s Cheapest Utility Stock

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 25, 2014
The world's cheapest utility stock yields 27 percent based on its past 12 months of dividends. Although the utility won't be able to sustain this payout over the next 12 months, this deep-value name could be a worthwhile buy for aggressive investors who understand the risk and can afford to wait for some good news.

Utilities Enter the Spin Cycle

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 13, 2014
Expect more utilities to monetize assets and recycle capital by spinning off yieldcos and master limited partnerships.

The Fed Ends Quantitative Easing: What’s Next for Dividend Stocks?

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 4, 2014
Last week, the Federal Reserve ended its bond-buying program. Here's what this long-awaited policy shift means for dividend-paying stocks.

Politics and Utilities

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 27, 2014
Gubernatorial races are of paramount importance for utilities because governors appoint regulators in most states. Here's a quick roundup of what's at stake.

Your Questions Answered

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 20, 2014
Elliott Gue and I returned after spending several days of talking to subscribers and giving presentations at theĀ World MoneyShow Toronto. Here's a sampling of questions that came up during our talks.

Unconventional Investing for the Win

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 14, 2014
Conventional wisdom holds that October is a dangerous month for stocks, which means that investors must think unconventionally to get ahead.

The Great Gross Out and Closed-End Bond Funds

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 8, 2014
Bill Gross' departure from Pacific Investment Management Company has garnered all the headlines in the bond markets and led to huge outflows from the firm's fund products. But challenging conditions in the bond market are a bigger cause for concern.



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