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  • Roger S. Conrad

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

Electricity Demand in the Time of COVID-19

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 28, 2020

It’s still early days for US COVID-19 fallout. And most electric companies have yet to issue guidance. But so far, the US power industry is showing typical resilience in tough times.

That means future selloffs in the ongoing bear market are buying opportunities for best in class electric utilities, not a reason to sell.

Verizon Communications and the Next Internet Boom

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 26, 2020

Around the world, people are staying home to combat the deadly spread of COVID-19. That’s catastrophic for certain industries but, as always in capitalism, there are also winners.

PG&E: Some Good News For Troubled Times

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 23, 2020

Earlier this month, the buyout of the former Pattern Energy appeared headed for failure. But then came the COVID-19 market crash, and everything changed.

Mid-Month Update: Navigating a Deepening Selloff

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 21, 2020

I typically update advice in the Conrad’s Utility Investor website tables with the regular monthly issues. For urgent advice I send Alerts. If there’s a theme to expand on, I post an Income Insights or Utility Roundup.

These “interesting times,” however, require an update for the five tables under the Portfolios tab.

3/17/20 More on Dream Buys

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 17, 2020

What’s Wrong with Pembina, and ONEOK and…

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 11, 2020

Despite the indiscriminate selling of the past few days, these two companies are well-positioned to weather this latest phase of the midstream stress test. Here's why.

Utilities: Where the Real Havens Are

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 10, 2020

From shuttered schools and cancelled events to disrupted supply chains, it looks like COVID-19—the coronavirus—is only starting to wreak havoc on the global economy. The big questions for investors: Where will the blows hit hardest and what if anything will be spared.

The market’s wild recent action is basically from bets being placed on the answers. So far, US Treasury bonds are in the winners’ circle. The yield on 10-year notes slipped to just 66 basis points at one time last week.

Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis: Danger And Opportunity

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 10, 2020

Wall Street thrives and relies on numbers. Anything that’s measurable and helps forecast investment value is eventually used in formulas and algorithms.

COVID-19’s global spread, however, has confronted stock market analysts with a unique challenge. The virus’ unique characteristics—especially the 14-day incubation period—have made it problematic for medical professionals to accurately forecast and adequately prepare for.

Dividend Risk: Three Expected Cuts

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 10, 2020

Calendar Q4 earnings results are almost all in for the nearly 200 essential services companies in our Utility Report Card coverage universe.

Takeaway one: Except for the handful of weaklings headed for bankruptcy like Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR), most are thriving and dividends are safe.

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ABOUT ROGER CONRAD

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