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Investing Topics: Telecom Stocks

The Incredible, Shrinking Dividends

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 5, 2015
Don't get caught out by surprise. Here's the latest on potential dividend cutters.

Stay Vigilant, Focus on Value

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 7, 2015
The market’s attention has turned to the Federal Reserve once again. But savvy investors will focus on industry- and company-specific drivers to identify outperformers. We explore several key trends for essential-services investors.

The 10 Percent Club

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 7, 2015
Fears of rising interest rates have given traders an excuse to take profits on utility stocks after last fall’s big run-up. Investors with a longer time horizon have ample opportunity buy the high-quality names in our 10 Percent Club, a distinguished group of essential-services stocks that offer a compelling combination of current yield and potential dividend growth.

Earning Their Keep

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 14, 2015
There’s more to analyzing quarterly earnings than whether a company met Wall Street analysts’ consensus estimates. These regular check-ups provide useful insight into the health of our Portfolio holdings’ underlying businesses and their future growth prospects.

Sector Rotation and Deals, Deals, Deals

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 14, 2015
The Dow Jones Utilities Average has pulled back from its January 2015 high, while, at the opposite end of the teeter-totter, energy stocks have caught a bid. We explain our strategy for investing in this late-stage bull market, kick the tires on recent mergers and acquisitions and analyze the results of the Federal Communication Commission’s recent spectrum auction.

Looking Back to Find the Way Forward

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 11, 2015
Our model Portfolios outperformed once again in 2014. Rather than rest on our laurels, we kick the tires on our winners and losers to determine whether they’re worth holding for 2015.

Four Cuts and One Escape from the Endangered Dividends List

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 11, 2015
Four companies on our Endangered Dividends List cut their payouts last month, while one regional telecom escapes from the list after announcing a surprise dividend increase.

Market Currents: Key Trends to Drive Returns in 2015

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 10, 2015
The trends that shaped returns for essential-services stocks in 2014 should remain in play this year. Here’s how to profit.

Three Keys for Successful Investing in the New Year

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 3, 2015
Our Model Portfolios in Conrad's Utility Investor outperformed in 2014. Here are the three keys we'll focus on in 2015 to keep the momentum going.

Don’t Panic: Oil’s Drop and Income Investors

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 12, 2014
Oil's dramatic retrenchment serves as a useful reminder of why investors should diversify their portfolios.

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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