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Investing Topics: Dividend Stocks

Dishing the Dirt on the Utility Sector’s Spin Cycle

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 14, 2015
Utilities have announced a number of spin-offs over the past 12 months. Some are worth your while; some are not.

Key Themes for the Second Half of 2015

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 12, 2015
The utility sector is a mixed bag right now: Some stocks remain at elevated valuations and look ripe for profit-taking; others look like good buys for opportunistic investors.

Strategy Review

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 12, 2015
Heading into earnings season, we expect most of our Portfolio holdings to post solid second-quarter results. Nevertheless, the macro backdrop suggests that investors should take some profits off the table in their big winners and take advantage of any pullbacks to buy high-quality names.

Resolving Challenges, Investing in Growth

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 10, 2015
This utility recently doubled its rate of quarterly dividend growth, but the stock is still down 10 percent on the year. Smart investors should take advantage of this opportunity.

A Turnaround Story Gains Traction

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 10, 2015
This global telecom giant continues to make all the right moves to return to dividend growth, but the stock still trades at a discount.

Thoughts on the MLP Selloff

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 6, 2015
Recent downside in the Alerian MLP Index reflects a number of factors, including the group's outperformance relative to other energy stocks last year, the market’s growing concern about rising interest rates and worries that the slowdown in drilling activity will limit future growth opportunities.

Two to Buy

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 30, 2015
The recent pullback in dividend-paying stocks means that two of our favorites at attractive valuations. Both could experience more downside in the near term because of concerns about rising interest rates, but remain solid holdings for the long haul.

3 Reasons Not to Sweat the Latest Taper Tantrum

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 17, 2015
Investors should focus on buying best-in-class utility stocks at reasonable valuations, instead of fretting over what the Federal Reserve may or may not do.

Balancing Act

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 7, 2015
Our Portfolio holdings continue to perform well as businesses—the key to long-run dividend growth and capital gains. Concerns about an uptick in interest rates create buying opportunities, but savvy investors should also play some defense.

Grappling with Externalities

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 7, 2015
Now that first-quarter earnings season has wrapped up, concern about rising interest rates has taken over as the primary near-term driver for dividend-paying stocks. Here’s how you can take advantage.

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