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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.

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5/21/19 Conrad’s Utility Investor Online Chat

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 17, 2019

Roger Conrad will host an online chat for Conrad's Utility Investor subscribers on May 21, 2019 at 2 PM Eastern time.

Big Money Now Finds Value in Energy

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 13, 2019

Fair value is always in the eye of the beholder. But energy investors are best advised to follow our one simple rule for picking takeover targets: Only buy companies with the strength to thrive on their own.

Telecom: Get Big or Go Home

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 13, 2019

Sweet yields can bring sour consequences. That’s a lesson I learned once again, after recommending high yielding CenturyLink Inc (NYSE: CTL) a couple of months ago.
The company was on the Endangered Dividends List for shrinking revenue. Nonetheless, hefty free cash flow and attractive broadband assets convinced me the dividend could be maintained. In fact, that’s what management asserted right up until it announced a 54 percent dividend cut on February 13.

Riding the Electric Utility Renaissance

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 13, 2019

Over four decades from the mid-1960s through the mid 2000s, US electricity demand more than quadrupled. Since the Financial Crisis of 2008, however, consumption has basically flat-lined.

Since electric utilities make their living generating and distributing electricity, it would be reasonable to assume this is bad news. The truth is the sector’s health and growth prospects have never been better.

Utility Earnings Growing but Valuations Rise Faster

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 8, 2019

The fear the US/China trade deal might not get done is again roiling the global stock market. So far, however, selling hasn’t done enough to budge top quality utility stocks from their still historically high valuations.

High prices alone never kill bull markets. But it’s all too easy to disappoint the lofty investor expectations they represent. And risk is never higher than when companies are reporting quarterly earnings and issuing guidance.

This month’s Utility Report Card highlights my analysis of results for the roughly two-thirds of our coverage universe that’s responded to date. The really good news is that so far Portfolio recommendations are sticking to calendar year 2019 guidance, even in cases where weather and non-recurring events have depressed quarterly bottom lines.

Suez: The Turnaround Continues

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 8, 2019

Portfolio high grading in good times will prevent portfolio-wrecking losses when the macro picture worsens. We’ve had Aggressive Holding Suez (Paris: SEV, OTC: SZEVY) on a very short leash the past few months. Now, thanks to strong first quarter numbers and guidance, it’s again a buy.

Seeking Value in a Pricey Market

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 8, 2019

After a blazing first quarter 2019, shares of best in class utilities and essential services companies have largely stalled over the past month. Not only is the Dow Jones Utility Average within a point of where it was when the April issue went to post. But all month long, it never strayed more than a couple percentage points in either direction.

Algonquin Power & Utilities: Adding a Fourth Growth Driver

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 8, 2019

Conservative Holding Algonquin Power & Utilities (TSX: AQN, NYSE: AQN) has roughly $5 billion in market capitalization. It’s sparsely represented in indexes and individual investors hold nearly half the float. The result is few US-based analysts cover the stock, despite the fact that US operations generated 95 percent of the company’s 2018 revenue.

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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 b