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Investing Topics: High Yields

Buying the Pullback

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 9, 2014

Don’t panic! The long-awaited correction has finally arrived, giving patient investors an opportunity to pick up high-quality utility stocks at reasonable valuations.

Dividend Investors: Don’t Be Afraid to Take Profits

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 4, 2014

Income-seeking investors shouldn't hesitate to take profits on stocks that run-up beyond their fair value.

Upstream MLPs Search for Scale

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 29, 2014

Breitburn Energy Partners LP's recently proposed acquisition of QR Energy LP demonstrates that the search for scale is alive and well among upstream MLPs, as private-equity buyers ratchet up the competition for asset acquisitions.

Strong Earnings Promise Outsized Returns

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 2, 2014

Rising dividends are the essential fuel for higher stock prices. And nothing is more critical for payout growth than healthy, expanding businesses.

Closed-End Bond Funds: Proceed with Caution

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 30, 2014

Closed-end bond funds have pulled back over the past 12 months in anticipation of rising interest rates. Investors eyeing these funds' high yields should proceed with caution.

How Safe Are Telecom Dividends?

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 17, 2013

What telecom names boast the safest dividends? The industry’s Big Four take the title, hands down. Among the smaller fry, Consolidated Communications (NSDQ: CNSL) is in the best shape--one of the reasons short interest in the stock is lower than its peers that trade with reasonable liquidity. 

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