With falling energy prices, volatile exchange rates and China’s slowing economy ratcheting up the uncertainty, second-quarter earnings season will provide critical insights into how our picks have held up in this challenging environment and what the future might hold.
In the May 1 issue of Capitalist Times Premium, we analyzed quarterly results for about half the names in our Lifelong Income Portfolio. Here’s our take on how the rest of our picks fared in the first quarter.
Weakness in the prices of crude oil and natural gas liquids have ratcheted up the pressure on producers, prompting operators to scale back planned capital expenditures and, in some cases, slash their dividends. But the energy sector still houses some appealing options for income-seeking investors.
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