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Investing Topics: Endangered Dividends

Boom! Goes the Dividend

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 11, 2016
We weren't surprised when Ferrellgas Partners LP (NYSE: FGP) announced that the master limited partnership may need to cut its distribution by 50 percent.

Forget the Fed: Focus on Fundamentals

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 29, 2016
While the market fixates on whether the Federal Reserve will hike rates, too many income-seeking investors ignore the danger lurking in their portfolios.

A New Threat

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 12, 2016
Soft commodity prices, declining oil and gas production in some regions, counterparty risk and elevated costs of capital have threatened midstream master limited partnerships’ distributions over the past two years.

Dividend Shrink Ray Targets Small-Cap Telecoms

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 10, 2016
Size isn’t everything in the telecom sector, but it is important.  

Rally in Energy Prices Brings Relief

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 12, 2016
Sometimes a rising tide lifts all boats. The sharp recovery in oil and gas prices since mid-February has convinced all too many investors that the risk of further distribution cuts among energy-focused master limited partnerships (MLP) has declined. The immediate response to the indiscriminate selling of late 2015 and early 2016 has been a wave of indiscriminate buying. But selectivity will be critical going forward.

Two Big Dividend Cuts and More on the Way

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 11, 2016
Two companies in our coverage universe cut their dividends last month. We look at what went wrong and add four names to our Endangered Dividends List.

A Wave of Dividend Cuts

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 10, 2016
Nine of the more than 200 companies covered in our Utility Report Card have slashed their dividends since we posted the February issue of Conrad’s Utility Investor.  

Misery Loves Company

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 11, 2016
Five new members joined the Endangered Dividends List this month.

How Safe Are These Dividends?

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 6, 2015
We've added a few more names to our Endangered Dividends List.

Staying Vigilant

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 7, 2015
Two companies on our Endangered Dividends List slashed their payouts.

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