• This Telecom Is Behind With 4G but Remains Solid

    By Nick Chiu - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: CHL, CHT, VOD

    For investors looking for stability, Chunghwa Telecom (NYSE: CHT) cannot be missed. As Taiwan’s largest integrated telecom company, Chunghwa Telecom continues to deliver stable, consistent dividends, currently offering over 4.5% annual dividend yield. 

    What does Chunghwa Telecom offer?

    Besides traditional fixed line services, Chunghwa also offers broadband, mobile and Internet value-added services (VAS). Chunghwa connected directly to mainland China’s telecommunications network with Taiwan’s by laying the more »

  • Tempting Markets

    By Reuben Brewer - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: MTNOY.PK, NOK, VOD

    Nokia's (NYSE: NOK) emerging market stronghold is under attack from competitors. That's not surprising because it is a leader in very tempting markets. As new entrants join the handset fray, consider looking at wireless providers MTN Group (NASDAQOTH: MTNOY.PK) and Verizon Wireless partner Vodofone (NASDAQ: VOD).

    Smart Phone Wars

    Smart phones have taken over the handset space in developed markets. This makes complete sense based both on functionality more »

  • 3 Great Dividend Plays for Long-Term Growth

    By Brenda Johnson - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: AI, SPH, VOD

    Stocks that have a good dividend yield not only give you another path to increasing your assets, but also work well when you reinvest your dividends after each payout into the purchase of more shares.  This continually increases the worth of your overall portfolio, which is why many investment advisors recommend diversifying this way. Many slower-growing blue chip stocks pay good dividends and have a solid track record. Some stocks more »

  • High-Speed Network Development in Europe Is Slow, But Steady

    By Nick Chiu - June 9, 2013 | Tickers: DTEGY.PK, TEF, VOD

    Europe needs to boost its mobile network. According to a report by the GSMA industry group, Europe is behind the U.S. in its efforts to boost phone bills and upgrade networks. Wireless phone bills in Europe have continued to decline since 2000, while U.S. carriers have reversed the falling trend since 2010.

    Vodafone boosts its investment

    Due to the weak economic outlook, European carriers are less willing to more »

  • Are Smart Phones the 21st Century Addiction?

    By Wes Patoka - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: T, VZ, VOD

    Telecommunication devices have been woven into our society and became a necessity. Our cellphones now let us use features like email, texting, Facebooking, and that old novelty of calling people. People are not necessarily addicted to their phones, but to the instant access to others and information. This need to constantly be connected bodes well for the future of the companies that charge us a toll to access the data more »

  • The Telecom Olive Branch

    By Reuben Brewer - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: T, VZ, VOD

    Verizon (NYSE: VZ) just extended a multi-billion dollar olive branch to Verizon Wireless partner Vodofone (NASDAQ: VOD). Indeed, the company can't risk friction if it wants to eventually buy out its wireless partner.

    A Group Effort

    Verizon and Vodofone teamed up at the turn of the century to create what is today this country's largest cell phone company. Verizon has a controlling 55% stake in the business, with more »

  • The Market Decides If There Is a Bubble and When It Bursts, Not Statistics

    By Lennox Yieke - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: TMUS, VZ, VOD

    There is a budding argument that Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is approaching a potential bubble. In the past six months alone, the stock has trended up 29%. It currently trades close to its 52-week high of $54.31. This growth has stirred the argument that perhaps the stock is approaching a cliff. Indeed, Verizon’s stock has gone past its key support points and by the book -- and only the book more »

  • 2 Buyout Deals That Would Shake Up the Telecom Industry

    By Anh HOANG - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: S, VZ, VOD

    The telecommunication industry has been focusing on the relationship between Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), Vodafone (NASDAQ: VOD), and their jointly-owned venture, Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless is truly a great business with huge economies of scale. It is considered the biggest mobile network with nearly 116 million subscribers in 2012. While Vodafone held 45% of Verizon Wireless, Verizon Communications is the majority owner with a 55% stake.

    $100 billion offer more »

  • These 3 Telecoms Provide Income, Stability, and a Little Growth

    By Casey Hoerth - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: T, CHL, VOD

    On the list of investors' needs these days, income is at or near the top. Yet, as the market has gone up and up for six months straight, income opportunities have diminished. 

    On the other hand, investors are duly worried that once central bank support tapers off and interest rates go up, many other dividend-paying stocks will crash along with bonds. This will be especially true for dividend payers who more »

  • Vodafone Wants Growth of More than $100 Billion

    By Nick Chiu - May 27, 2013 | Tickers: T, VZ, VOD

    Vodafone Group (NASDAQ: VOD) is the second-largest wireless company in the world behind China Mobile and the largest carrier in terms of the number of countries served. With the company's recent earnings release, all eyes continue to be on Vodafone’s 45% stake in Verizon Wireless, which is 55% owned by Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ).

    Deal unlikely

    Earlier in late April, Verizon Communications was preparing a possible $100 billion more »

  • German, French Indices Vulnerable at Elevated Levels

    By Richard Cox - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, GSK, GSK, VOD, VOD

    The Eurozone debt problems have held as a central focus of the financial markets since 2010.  The European Central Bank (ECB) has gone to great lengths to prevent volatility in its financial markets and created enhanced liquidity provisions to support its vulnerable banking system.  This week’s GDP data, however, indicate that while the extensive stimulus measures by the ECB have effectively “stopped the bleeding” and reduced the possibility that more »

  • Excellent Telecom Stocks With Great Dividends

    By Anthony Parsons - May 21, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, DTV, VZ, VOD

    There are a few solid dividend stocks in the telecom industry, and through this article, we will take a look at four of my favorite names. More specifically, we will look at which one of these stocks is the best investment at current price levels. Also, we will evaluate some of the opportunities on the horizon for these names with a case for the most compelling value in this industry more »

  • Einhorn's 2 Opportunistic Investment Ideas

    By Anh HOANG - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: OIS, SPG, VOD

    In the recent Sohn Conference, David Einhorn showed his bullish attitude towards oil & gas solutions provider Oil States International (NYSE: OIS). David Einhorn stated that he accumulated shares in this company in the first quarter of 2013 at an average price of $77.16 per share. He believes that Oil States International is cheap at its current trading price. Let's take a closer look at the company and another more »

  • Telecom Showdown

    By Daniel Murray - May 15, 2013 | Tickers: IXP, NOK, VOD

    The telecommunications industry has been a favorite for investors because of its growth potential and the dividends that many companies in the sector pay out. At the same time, the level of competition and the rate at which technological changes impact the industry make it riskier than it once was.

    And like many industries, it’s difficult sometimes to determine what is and is not a telecommunications company. There are more »

  • After a Wild Ride, Is This Company Getting Serious?

    By Mike Thiessen - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMX, NTL, TEO, VOD

    Over the past year, Buenos Aires-based telecom holding company Nortel Inversora's stock (NYSE: NTL) has been on a wild ride. Unfortunately, this has not been a good thing for investors owning the stock. A trader who purchased the company in Mid-May of 2011 would have paid at least $25 per share for the privilege of doing so. In the subsequent 24-month period, the company's stock has traded in more »

  • Cleveland-Based Fund Bullish on Blue Chips and Higher-Risk Bets

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: AVL, GE, GLCNF, MSFT, VOD

    MAI Wealth Advisors is a portfolio management and financial advisory company based in Cleveland, Ohio, and is run by Gerald H. Gray, their Chief Investment Officer. The fund recently filed its quarterly 13F report; let’s take a look at its five largest equity positions to understand how it is positioning itself for Q2 and beyond.

    Why pay attention?

    It's important to track hedge fund sentiment, because on the more »

  • Houston-Based Fund Bets Big On This Tech Giant

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: ERF, INTC, PWE, VLY, VOD

    CORDA Investment Management, LLC, a Houston, TX based portfolio management and consultancy firm has disclosed their stock holdings in this year's first quarter 13F report. At the top of the list is Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) with more than 600,000 shares. Bonner C. Barnes, Chief Investment Officer, and his team have also increased their stake in Vodafone (NASDAQ: VOD) underlying the company's trust in technology/telecom stocks. Let more »

  • Verizon -- True to Its Growth Story

    By Lennox Yieke - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: T, BBRY, VZ, VOD

    At the beginning of the year, Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) investors were not the happiest lot. Despite the carrier’s undisguised growth prospects, 2012’s Q4 performance was flat. Nonetheless, its growth story remained the key headline for investors.

    In the wake of its quarter-ended March earnings report, it has now become clear that Verizon is true to its growth story. Moreover, Verizon has enhanced its bid for full control more »

  • A Tour Of Countries: United Kingdom

    By Alexander MacLennan - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: ICAGY, IAG, VOD, VOD

    In the global investing world we live in, it is important to look at opportunities worldwide when seeking the best returns. Here, we will take a look at some of the investments the United Kingdom has to offer. By no means is this a complete analysis of the entire nation, that would be a series of articles in itself. Instead it is a starting point for those who are interested more »

  • Playing the Verizon Wireless Buyout

    By Anh HOANG - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: DTEGY.PK, VZ, VOD

    For several months, Wall Street has recognized the hidden value in Vodafone (NASDAQ: VOD) due to its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless, and it has been speculating about the chance that Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), Verizon Wireless’ 55% owner, would purchase the remaining 45% from Vodafone.

    Now, the rumor seems to come closer to reality. Although Verizon Communications has not made any official bid yet, the company has hired advisers more »