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Feature Articles

Chinese Internet Stocks: A Web of Buys

By Yiannis G. Mostrous on Oct. 7, 2013

Unlike the infamous Pets.com and other casualties of the tech bust in 2000--outfits that generated more hype than profits--many of today’s Internet companies have developed profitable business models and are here to stay. But this growth story is far from over, especially in China, the world’s quintessential emerging economy.

One for Growth, One for Income

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 23, 2013

The past five years have been a golden age for energy-focused master limited partnerships (MLP). Fueled by access to inexpensive capital, elevated oil prices and rising demand for infrastructure to support the US energy renaissance, MLPs have posted impressive distribution growth and delivered huge returns since the bull-market rally began in spring 2009. However, past performance isn't predictive of future results. And with many MLPs trading at sky-high valuations, investors will need to be selective and avoid value traps. 

Dividends Down Under

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 13, 2013

In the prevailing low-yield environment, income-starved investors have piled into dividend-paying US equities for their superior current returns relative to bonds, pushing valuations on many of these stocks to frothy levels. Last issue, we highlighted opportunities for investors to scoop up high-quality Canadian dividend payers at bargain prices. This time, we shift our focus even further afield, to some of our favorite income-generating names that trade on the Australian Stock Exchange.

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