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Investing Topics: International Stocks

Turnaround Gains Traction

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 11, 2017
After a dividend cut, this international telecom titan continues to make progress on its turnaround effort and remains an appealing value play.

Warning: Falling Dividends

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 11, 2017
Three companies escape from the Endangered Dividends List, while a troubled international telecom announces what could be the first of several dividend cuts.

International Festival

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 8, 2016
International equities have fared far better this year than in 2014 and 2015, with the seven in our model Portfolios delivering an average total return of 17.2 percent in US dollar terms.

Stick with the Plan

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 11, 2016
The investment strategy we’ve pursued over the past several months has paid off thus far. And after the recent pullback in utility stocks, two of our longtime favorites once again trade below our value-based buy targets.

A World of Opportunity

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 12, 2016
A strong US dollar has weighed on the returns generated by international utility stocks in recent years. But investors should consider looking abroad for high-quality utility and telecom names that trade at reasonable valuations and offer a favorable risk-reward proposition.

Quench Your Thirst for Yield

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 12, 2016
An undemanding valuation and solid growth prospects make this European utility a good buy for aggressive investors.

Calling All Income Investors

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 12, 2016
This Canadian telecom giant continues to generate ample free cash flow while paying a generous dividend and outspending its rivals on investments in network quality.

Utility Stocks Run Hot

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 10, 2016
Traders continue to rotate into utility and telecom stocks because of their defensive qualities and above-average yields. But with more than half of our Portfolio holdings trading above our value-based buy targets, investors should exercise caution.

Second-Quarter Earnings Season Winds Down

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 27, 2015
We briefly recap our key takeaways from earnings season and review results from the final three of our Portfolio holdings to report results.

A Turnaround Story Gains Traction

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 10, 2015
This global telecom giant continues to make all the right moves to return to dividend growth, but the stock still trades at a discount.

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