5G is set to spur Verizon’s 4.3% yield

The company’s plan to cut its long-term operating costs by $10 billion should help offset the $18 billion upgrade of its wireless networks to 5G.

At the same time, it’s just completed the integration of its Internet properties into a new division.

The stock trades at just… Read More

New businesses enhance these telcos

To cut their reliance on phone services, these U.S. telecom giants continue to expand with new businesses. Those moves should also continue to spur their dividend growth.
AT&T INC. $31 (New York symbol T; Income Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares o/s: 7.3 billion; Market cap: $226.3 billion; Price-to-sales… Read More

Leaders in cybersecurity meet rising demand

Hackers, organized crime and even state-sponsored actors are increasingly targeting government and business infrastructure, not to mention individuals, to gain access to confidential information. The list of targets is endless but any entity that is digitally connected is vulnerable. E-commerce, commercial supply management and payment… Read More

Cannabis in the news October 3, 2018

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1. Pot smokers in Ontario will soon be able to light up in public—wherever cigarette smoking is legal.

The province’s attorney general made the announcement last week, looking ahead to Oct. 17 when recreational pot use becomes legal. The policy change loosens rules… Read More

Better networks set to fuel Verizon’s dividend

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. $51 (New York symbol VZ; Income-Growth Dividend Portfolio, Utilities sector, Shares outstanding: 4.1 billion; Market cap: $209.1 billion; Dividend yield: 4.6%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.verizon.com) has 116.5 million wireless users, 12.3 million phone customers and 15.4 million Internet and TV subscribers.
With the November 2017… Read More