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Investing Topics: Telecom Stocks

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.

Challenges and Opportunities

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 7, 2014
We highlight the best buying opportunities in today’s market, including several names that trade at an unwarranted discount because of the severe downdraft in crude-oil prices.

Taking Precautions

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 7, 2014
Weak oil prices and pessimistic guidance call for caution when dealing with these five stocks.

Standing at the Top

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 7, 2014
For the better part of two decades, governments have sought to promote competition in the telecommunication sector. Ironically, the more regulators have strived in this direction, the more dominant the industry leaders have become. This Canadian telecom has invested heavily in its network, and is a major player in content with a big chunk of the country's wireless spectrum.

Third-Quarter Earnings Season Kicks Off

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 24, 2014
Although falling crude-oil prices have dominated the financial headlines, third-quarter earnings season is under way.

Abundant Bargains Abroad

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 4, 2014
Many of the stocks in the Aggressive Income Portfolio and Conservative Income Portfolio trade below our buy targets. And eight of my Top 10 DRIPs are also at ideal entry points. Some of the best buys right now are outside the US, largely because the greenback has surged against many currencies this year. Two factors support this strength: Slowing economic growth in China, which has pressured the currencies of commodity-exporting countries; and a US economy that has gained steam, enabling the Federal Reserve to rein in quantitative easing at a time when the European Central Bank plans to start buying bonds.

Looking for Value in All the Right Places

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 4, 2014
Fears of rising interest rates and falling oil prices got you down? Take advantage of this opportunity to add to some of our favorite essential-services names, many of which now trade below our buy targets. Here’s what you need to know to profit from what’s going on in the utility space.

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