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Josh Peters, CFA

Josh Peters, CFA, is a portfolio manager for Morningstar’s Investment Management group and edits the monthly newsletter Morningstar® DividendInvestorSM.

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As dividend growth slows, investors should seek stocks with solid current payouts and avoid turning toward more speculative fare, says Josh Peters.

Kinder's 75% dividend cut is not going to be the last in the industry, says Morningstar's Josh Peters, but a small number of high-quality MLPs are worth nibbling at today.

Spectra Energy Partners has a very attractive set of assets for any type of environment, but particularly right now, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.

Rather than analyzing each holding individually, it makes more sense to ask how your least-favorite holding compares with the best idea on your list of nonholdings, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.

AT&T may have a dividend yield of more than 5%, but Verizon's dividend-growth rate and smart capital-allocation decisions point to better total-return prospects, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.

Given our lowered oil-price forecast, fair value estimates for major energy producers such as Chevron and Shell have dropped, but Chevron still has a compelling long-term dividend story, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.

Reinvested dividends from GE, P&G, and Spectra Energy could boost an IRA over the long term, and the stocks also trade at attractive valuations today, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.

Although some quality REITs, such as Realty Income and Health Care REIT, are worth holding on to in the current environment, valuations in the sector are too high to justify committing more money, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.

Policy and valuation factors have contributed to higher dividend yields on overseas investments, but currency exposure and withholding taxes could take a bite out of your total return, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.

Repeating a stellar 2014 will be tough for REITs and utilities, while some higher-yielding multinational firms are much more attractive today, says the Morningstar DividendInvestor editor.

Kinder’s reorganization brings upside potential, but even after the change, its payout coverage is too thin for conservative income investors, says Morningstar DividendInvestor editor Josh Peters.

Sometimes you already own your best idea, says DividendInvestor editor Josh Peters, who has recently culled lower-conviction holdings in his portfolios and added to his favorite names.