Newsletter Content Overview

One of the most long-lived of all investment newsletters, Investment Quality Trends has been making money for its subscribers since 1966, following the wonderfully old-fashioned idea that one should purchase the top dividend-paying stocks when the dividend yield is historically high, sell when the dividend yield declines to historic lows and completely avoid stocks which pay no dividend at all.

Newsletter Content Tutorials

Tutorial 1:  The purpose of this Tutorial is to familiarize you with the Newsletter culture, language, basic concepts and contents.

Tutorial 2:  In this Tutorial I cover the philosophy of Value investing from the IQ Trends perspective, why dividend paying stocks are the best vehicle for realizing return on investment, a review of the Criteria for Select blue Chips, and the Dividend Yield Theory.

Dividend Paying Stocks

Yes, dividends! The simple fact is that the top dividend-paying stocks provide a cushion of safety in a turbulent market environment and most particularly, when stock prices start going down. The top dividend-paying stocks also tend to trade between distinct high-yield (undervalue) and low-yield (overvalue) price areas, which identify where investors should buy and sell. In addition to providing income and safety, the top dividend-paying stocks show investors when to buy, sell, or hold according to historically repetitive patterns of dividend yield!

But be careful! The top dividend-paying stocks doesn’t mean the highest-yielding stocks. The top dividend-paying stocks are the highest quality dividend-paying stocks, which have long track records of profitability, at least 25 years of uninterrupted dividends with a consistent pattern of increasing dividends, liquidity, institutional sponsorship, and managerial competence.

While our approach to investing is simple, it is logical, low-risk and consistently profitable. Our approach has also earned the highest rankings from The Hulbert Financial Digest for risk-adjusted returns and the respect of the global- investing community as the independent source for timely information on the top dividend-paying stocks.

Our approach has garnered the confidence and patronage of the professional financial community and we are honored to count them among our subscribers. While it is a high privilege to assist many of the leading investment banks and trust companies, mutual funds, investment managers, and brokerage firms, we have enjoyed a long association with the serious, private investor that appreciates our passion for: the preservation of capital, an immediate return on investment from dividends, and a growing income stream from dividend increases, and the harvesting of capital gains when appropriate.

We identify and analyze the 250 top dividend-paying stocks for Undervalue (our buying discipline) and Overvalue (our selling discipline) prices and publish detailed statistical information twice a month, categorizing the stocks with Buy, Sell, Hold, and Ignore recommendations. Each issue includes: cogent commentary in the Investment Outlook, four proprietary charts that offer unique insights into stocks of current interest, and our ten best Undervalued ideas of the moment in The Timely Ten.

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Investment Outlook

investment outlook articles by Kelley Wright

The Investment Outlook can be found in each issue, and is where our Editor presents his thoughts on the general state of the markets, a specific stock or industry, or a discussion about value identification and our methodology.

Since assuming the helm as Managing Editor in 2002, Kelley Wright has penned the majority of commentaries, which have ranged far and wide afield. Whether didactic, philosophical or with a touch of whimsy, Kelley most definitely has never been one at a loss for words.

The Lucky 13

lucky 13 stocks that may outperform the market

The Lucky 13 appears in the January issue of the newsletter and shows 13 stocks we think can outperform the market.

In short, The Lucky 13 has been extremely successful and not surprisingly, quite popular. While not every stock in each Lucky 13 portfolio has been a winner, there have been sufficient winners in each group to produce twelve years of positive total returns, eleven of which have exceeded 10%.

The Timely Ten

the timely ten undervalued stocks

Whether you are looking to build a portfolio from scratch, are partially invested and looking to add new positions, or are fully invested and merely in need of some affirmation and hand holding, The Timely Ten presents our top ten recommendations as of each issue.

Short of utilizing the personal investment management services of our sister company, IQ Trends Private Client Asset Management, this is as close to real time as you can get.

About the Charts

about the IQ Trends charts

In each issue, with the exception of the first of the quarter, IQ Trends publishes four of our proprietary charts. These charts range from new entries into the Service, new entries into the Undervalued category or modified Profiles of Dividend Yield, companies in the Timely Ten, or companies that exhibit characteristics that show promise.

As a value added benefit to our subscribers, IQ Trends now allows access our archive of proprietary charts. No longer will subscribers have to wait for their favorite company to fall into one of the above mentioned categories for its chart to be published.