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Investing Topics: Dividend Stocks

Four Stress Tests for Your Portfolio Holdings

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 12, 2015
How comfortable would you be holding your stocks in a bear market? With the bull market show its age—including consistently bad breadth—this question has taken on new urgency as the year winds down.

Yieldcos Offer Big Yields after Meltdown

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 18, 2015
Investor sentiment toward yieldcos has soured considerably since midyear. Here's why.

Dividends under Threat and on the Mend

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 14, 2015
There are two ways to escape the Endangered Dividends List: posting improved operating results that eliminate the threat to the payout or cutting these disbursements to shareholders completely.

Quality at a Discount

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 14, 2015
Shares of best-in-class utilities rarely sell for bargain prices, which is why we've taken advantage of recent weakness to snap up this stock for our Conservative Income Portfolio.

Three Ways to Play the Utility Takeover Boom

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 14, 2015
We highlight three strategies to profit from the recent resurgence in merger and acquisition activity in the utility and telecom sectors.

Managing the Downside

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 13, 2015
Only time will tell whether recent volatility in US equities will develop into a full-on bear market. In the interim, here’s a plan that will keep you invested and generate a steady stream of dividends. We’ll also highlight strategies to avoid the destructive behaviors that seem rational during selloffs great and small.

#AskRoger Utilities & Income – Episode No. 1

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 10, 2015
In this new YouTube video series “#AskRoger Utilities & Income,” Roger Conrad answers readers’ questions about utilities, income investing, dividends and more! If your question wasn’t answered this time, submit your comments on Twitter using the hashtag #AskRoger.

Second-Quarter Earnings Season Winds Down

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 27, 2015
We briefly recap our key takeaways from earnings season and review results from the final three of our Portfolio holdings to report results.

Making Calculated Moves

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 11, 2015
In the second half of 2015, our investment strategy remains focused on the long term and opportunistic in the near term.

What’s Working Now

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 10, 2015
The bear market in energy stocks continues. But there are still plenty of ways to lock in above-average yields and build long-term wealth with our favorite essential-services stocks.

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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