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Investing Topics: International Stocks

Keeping Global with an American Accent

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 26, 2019

The strong US dollar, worries about slowing global growth and disruption from uncertain politics and trade policy: That trio of entrenched trends continues to fuel investor appetites to “buy American,” dividend-paying stocks of US-based companies that generate all or mostly all of their sales within our borders.

Political Turmoil Creates Profit Opportunities

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 16, 2019

Despite good news, several essential services companies have seen a 10% drop so far in 2019. The reason: politics. Our view for some of them is investors are over-estimating risks and underpricing their strengths.

A Rare 9 Percent Yield With Safety Credentials

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 6, 2018
For the first year since 2005, propane distributor Amerigas Partners (NYSE: APU) didn’t raise its quarterly distribution. Rather than a sign of weakness, however, management’s decision secures the already generous 9 percent plus yield and may have set the stage for shares to break out of an 8-years plus trading range.

How Currencies Count This Year

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 15, 2018
Think foreign exchange rates don’t matter in today’s interconnected world of passive strategies and ETFs? Think again.

Dominant Down Under and Cheap Again

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 13, 2018
This Australian energy giant has reaped the rewards of climbing natural-gas prices while continuing to invest in the future.

Picks and Pans for 2018

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 8, 2018
We review our top picks from last year and highlight our favorite stocks for 2018.

Ready for the Next Act

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 8, 2018
This Conservative Income Portfolio has positioned itself for the next leg of its growth story.

No Longer A Keystone for TransCanada

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 6, 2017
We explore what the Nebraska Public Service Commission's approval of the Keystone XL pipeline's cross-border segment really means for TransCanada Corp.

Following a Winning Playbook

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 14, 2017
This under-the-radar utility recently established a new growth platform that should build wealth for shareholders.

A Handful of Upgrades

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 8, 2017
Company-specific developments warrant higher buy targets for a trio of our Portfolio holdings.

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ABOUT ROGER CONRAD

Roger S. Conrad needs no introduction to individual and professional investors, many of whom have profited from his decades of experience uncovering the best dividend-paying stocks for accumulating sustainable wealth. Roger b