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Investing Topics: Dividend Investing

Turnaround Gains Traction

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 11, 2017
After a dividend cut, this international telecom titan continues to make progress on its turnaround effort and remains an appealing value play.

Picks and Pans for 2017

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 10, 2017
At the start of the new year, we roll out our top picks and pans among the various segments represented in our Utility Report Card. Last year’s picks generated an average total return of 22.9 percent, while our pans posted a 2.1 percent gain. We hope to build on this success in 2017.

Lessons from 2016 and Outlook for 2017

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 10, 2017
Two of our three model Portfolios outperformed the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Utility Average handily last year, while our aggressive picks lagged. We review what went right and what went wrong, with an eye toward refining our process.

Content is King When It Sits on the Right Throne

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 25, 2016
AT&T follows Comcast Corp’s example with a bold move into the content side of the business. Here’s our take on the deal and third-quarter earnings from some of our core Portfolio holdings.

Election 2016: What’s at Stake for Utility Stocks?

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 24, 2016
The upcoming gubernatorial elections could have important implications for utilities in these states.

AT&T and Verizon Communications Extend Their Reach

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 10, 2016
Some analysts have criticized recent acquisitions by AT&T and Verizon Communications as signs of weakness. We take a different view.

Learning from Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 30, 2016
A baker's dozen of our Portfolio holdings have reported second-quarter results. Here are our key takeaways.

Safety Lags in Risk-On Environment

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 10, 2016
When the risk-off trade inevitably comes back in vogue, expect this defensive master limited partnership to benefit from the flight to quality.

Momentum, MLPs and Mergers

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 12, 2016
Momentum has carried utility stocks to historically high valuations, limiting the number of attractive buying opportunities. Master limited partnerships have also rallied hard from their nadir in February, but stock selection will become increasingly important going forward.

In Transition

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 12, 2016
This Aggressive Income Portfolio holding stands to benefit from Australia's transition to clean energy.

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ABOUT ROGER CONRAD

Roger S. Conrad needs no introduction to individual and professional investors, many of whom have profited from his decades of experience uncovering the best dividend-paying stocks for accumulating sustainable wealth. Roger b