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Investing Topics: Telecom Stocks

Two Big Dividend Cuts and More on the Way

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 11, 2016
Two companies in our coverage universe cut their dividends last month. We look at what went wrong and add four names to our Endangered Dividends List.

A Wave of Dividend Cuts

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 10, 2016
Nine of the more than 200 companies covered in our Utility Report Card have slashed their dividends since we posted the February issue of Conrad’s Utility Investor.  

Focus on Strategy

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 10, 2016
Utilities take the crown as the S&P 500’s top-performing sector this year, with the group generating a total return of 10.5 percent. Much of this strength reflects the appeal of utilities’ resilient cash flow and generous dividends, qualities that make the sector a good place for investors to hide out in uncertain times. But every stock takes a hit in a bear market; savvy investors should bide their time and wait for valuations to improve.

Buy, Hold, Profit: Three Forever Stocks to Grow Your Nest Egg

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 10, 2016
Your broker may want you to trade in and out of stocks regularly—that’s how they make their money. But there’s something to be said for buying into high-quality names, sitting back and watching the dividends roll in. Participating in a dividend reinvestment plan can be even more lucrative over the long haul. Here are three names with staying power, the bedrock on which you can build your portfolio.

Three Must-Own Dividend Stocks to Buy in a Bear Market

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 10, 2016
Believe it or not, I find myself looking forward to bear markets. Shares of utilities and other companies that provide essential services usually hold up better than cyclical stocks because of their steady revenue and outsized dividends. But even our favorites will pull back when the market sells off indiscriminately. Here are three stocks you shouldn’t hesitate to add to your portfolio in a bear market.

Telecom: The More Things Change, the More Things Stay the Same

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 5, 2016
In the fourth quarter, the telecom sector's big dogs continued to extend their lead over the also-rans.

A Sleep-Easy Strategy in Uncertain Times

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 7, 2015
Having confidence in your holdings’ underlying businesses makes it easier to endure a volatile market without losing too much sleep.

Best Opportunities in a Bear Market

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 7, 2015
Narrowing market leadership and other technical indicators suggest the risk of US equities sliding into a bear market next year has increased. We highlight some of the best opportunities in our coverage universe so that you know where to pounce when the time comes.

Third-Quarter Earnings Season Kicks Off

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 27, 2015
Here's our take on the first three Model Portfolio holdings to report third-quarter results.

A Double-Digit Yield from this Preferred Stock

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 14, 2015
This regional telecom appears to have turned the corner, and its preferred shares trade with plenty of liquidity and sport a double-digit yield.

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