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Investing Topics: Dividend Stocks

Financing the Future of Energy

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 11, 2016
During the gold rush, companies that supplied the picks and shovels to the diggers reaped the biggest profits. And no “equipment” is more important to the development of America’s renewable-energy future than money.

The Case for Utility Stocks

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 22, 2016
Utility stocks offer exposure to underappreciated growth drivers.

Buckle Up for Outperformance: Four Big-Yield Utility Stocks with a Growth Kicker

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 10, 2016
With the US and global economies softening and credit markets tightening, a company’s relative cost of capital can determine whether it’s a winner or a loser.

Buy, Hold, Profit: Three Forever Stocks to Grow Your Nest Egg

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 10, 2016
Your broker may want you to trade in and out of stocks regularly—that’s how they make their money. But there’s something to be said for buying into high-quality names, sitting back and watching the dividends roll in. Participating in a dividend reinvestment plan can be even more lucrative over the long haul. Here are three names with staying power, the bedrock on which you can build your portfolio.

Three Must-Own Dividend Stocks to Buy in a Bear Market

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 10, 2016
Believe it or not, I find myself looking forward to bear markets. Shares of utilities and other companies that provide essential services usually hold up better than cyclical stocks because of their steady revenue and outsized dividends. But even our favorites will pull back when the market sells off indiscriminately. Here are three stocks you shouldn’t hesitate to add to your portfolio in a bear market.

In the Land of Infrastructure, Capital is King

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 7, 2016
With the US and global economies softening and credit markets tightening, a company’s relative cost of capital can determine whether it’s a winner or a loser.

A Lesson for MLP Investors from Past Selloffs

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 19, 2016
The utility sector's implosion in 2002 and 2003 has some important lessons for MLP investors.

New Year, Time-Tested Strategy

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 11, 2016
By most measures, last year was a difficult time for income-seeking investors, as anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s first rate hike since 2006 weighed on sentiment toward dividend-paying stocks. Here’s our strategy for 2016.

Kind of a Big Deal

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 11, 2016
After closing a big deal, this Northeast utility has the financial wherewithal and opportunity set to drive annual dividend growth of 10 percent in coming years.

Quality on Sale

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 6, 2015
This electric utility hiked its quarterly dividend by 8.2 percent--and there's more upside to come.

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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