Utilities – Today’s Best Bond Alternative

Introduction:   Equity versus Debt a.k.a. Owner-ship versus Loaner-ship To refer to any stock or equity as an alternative to bonds or fixed income is sure to stir up the ire and consternation of many professional and individual investors alike who deem themselves prudent.  Frankly, under normal circumstances I would tend to agree.  But the nature[…]

The Telecommunications Services Sector Untethered and Poised to Grow

Introduction Suffice it to say that the Telecommunications Services sector of today is not your grandfather’s Telecommunications Services sector.  The explosion, and rapidly becoming ubiquitous implementation, of wireless technologies have been disruptive and game changing.  As a result, the very nature of the established stalwarts within this industry have gone through an extraordinary metamorphosis.  As[…]

Improve The Productivity Of Your Dividend Growth Portfolio With Technology

Introduction and General Observations of the Information Technology Sector Dividend growth investors seeking quality dividend growth stocks to fund their retirement portfolios have not historically looked to the Information Technology sector.  Traditionally, the Information Technology sector has been associated with higher growth and higher risk. However, in addition to higher growth, many technology companies are[…]

Is The Financial Crisis Over For Financial Stocks?

The cause of the financial crisis of 2007 -2008, also known as the Great Recession of 2008, is attributed to many different theories.  However, one of the most common theories is an easy money regulatory environment that led to an abundance of subprime loans, which in turn inflated real estate prices to bubble levels.  Additionally,[…]