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Roger S. Conrad needs no introduction to individual and professional investors, many of whom have profited from his decades of experience uncovering the best dividend-paying stocks for accumulating sustainable wealth.

Roger built his reputation with Utility Forecaster, a publication he founded more than 20 years ago that The Hulbert Financial Digest routinely ranked as one of the best investment newsletters. He’s also a sought-after expert on master limited partnerships (MLP) and former Canadian royalty trusts.

In April 2013, Roger reunited with his long-time friend and colleague, Elliott Gue, becoming co-editor of Energy & Income Advisor, a semimonthly online newsletter that’s dedicated to uncovering the most profitable opportunities in the energy sector.

Although the masthead may have changed, readers can count on Roger to deliver the same high-quality analysis and rational assessment of the best dividend-paying utilities, MLPs and dividend-paying Canadian energy names.

Articles

Clearway Guides Higher, Bracing for Hurricane Florence

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 18, 2018
The Carolinas and Virginia are dealing with the aftermath of of Hurricane Florence. The storm’s high winds and flooding are certain to test the resiliency of regional essential service networks.

Storms, Accidents and Utility Stock Risk

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 17, 2018
Hurricane Florence continues to wreak havoc in the Carolinas. And there’s reason to believe the worst may be yet to come for some areas, and for a few essential services companies.

Time to Buy China, Safely

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 13, 2018
China is a country many Americans love to hate, whether the subject is geopolitical rivalry, trade or jobs. But the world’s second largest economy is consistently expanding.

Time to Party Like It’s 1998

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 9, 2018
It appears all the president’s men can’t put King Coal back together again. Once again, US electric utilities have collectively yawned at a Trump Administration proposal to revive coal-fired power in the US, this time by stripping away regulations on plant upgrades to discourage shutdowns of older facilities. Formerly one of the world’s largest users of coal, Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) this month filed in North Carolina to speed up the closure of three large facilities by six years to 2024. The utility now plans to ultimately replace all coal capacity with cheaper natural gas, and a combination of wind, solar and energy storage increasingly favored by its regulators.

New Holding with a Fresh Start

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 9, 2018
Behind every successful yieldco is a deep-pocketed and motivated sponsor. Now NRG Yield (NYSE: NYLD) has one in privately held Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). On August 31, GIP closed its acquisition of NRG Energy’s (NYSE: NRG) ownership interest in the yieldco, changing its name to Clearway Energy Inc. Beginning September 17, 2018, the NYSE symbol for the shares will automatically switch to CWEN. NYLD “A” shares will trade as CWEN.A.

High Quality Midstream and Cheap Again

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 9, 2018
Conservative Holding Pembina Pipeline Corp (TSX: PPL, NYSE: PBA) is underwater -5.6 percent this year. That compares to a 7.4 percent return for the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index.

Portfolio Strategy: Time for High Grading

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 9, 2018
It’s hard not to be cheered by this week’s strong news on US employment. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of strong portents to keep up with lofty investor expectations in year 10 of this historic bull market. And there’s no shortage of potential pitfalls to trigger reversals.

Dividend Cuts: Good News and Bad news

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 9, 2018
First the good news: Four companies earned an exit from the Endangered Dividends List this month without cutting payouts. CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is off after a stock and bond rally following turnaround second quarter results. That eases cost of capital pressures on the dividend and merits a boost in our buy target.

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