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Cashing in on Volatility

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 9, 2014
Volatility sparks fear among investors but also creates opportunities. The October issue of Conrad’s Utility Investor highlighted four ways for readers to profit from an unsettled market:
  • Picking up high-quality international equities on the cheap, thanks to the strengthening US dollar;
  • Buying when dividend-paying stocks sell off because of misplaced fears about the end of easy money;
  • Taking advantage of uncertainty and panic in the energy patch to add to positions in high-quality producers and midstream operators; and
  • Buying US utilities that have pulled back because of election-related fears.
Our strategy has already produced some happy returns.

Robust Growth at a Deep Value

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 29, 2013

Telefonica’s woes can be squarely blamed on aggressive global expansion right up to the great crash of 2008. Revenue growth in Latin America has offset shrinking in Spain and elsewhere in Europe but the Continent’s credit crunch has forced the company to sell assets to reduce its debt load, even as its credit rating has been cut. But things are looking up.

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