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Investing Topics: Federal Reserve

An Eye on Washington and Two Eyes on Fourth-Quarter Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
Although interest rates and federal policies can affect the stock market and create challenges and opportunities, how companies have positioned themselves and how management teams react to changes ultimately shape investors’ returns.

#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.

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.

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.

Fed Policy in Focus

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 7, 2015
Earnings, not interest rates, will drive returns for dividend-paying stocks in 2015 and beyond.

Sector Rotation and Deals, Deals, Deals

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 14, 2015
The Dow Jones Utilities Average has pulled back from its January 2015 high, while, at the opposite end of the teeter-totter, energy stocks have caught a bid. We explain our strategy for investing in this late-stage bull market, kick the tires on recent mergers and acquisitions and analyze the results of the Federal Communication Commission’s recent spectrum auction.

The Fed Ends Quantitative Easing: What’s Next for Dividend Stocks?

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 4, 2014
Last week, the Federal Reserve ended its bond-buying program. Here's what this long-awaited policy shift means for dividend-paying stocks.

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