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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

Offshore Wind Investing: Picking Our Spots Carefully

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 18, 2019

These days, it seems every major US energy project is at risk to dissonant state and federal rules, regulatory delays and court challenges to permits. In fact, US energy companies might be excused for thinking America’s true energy policy is no longer “all of the above” but none.

Political Turmoil Creates Profit Opportunities

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 16, 2019

Despite good news, several essential services companies have seen a 10% drop so far in 2019. The reason: politics. Our view for some of them is investors are over-estimating risks and underpricing their strengths.

Telecom’s Feeble Are On Their Last Legs

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 13, 2019

Few sectors have dealt as much pain to unwary yield seekers over the past decade as communications. Here's the rundown on the weakest of the herd.

Wrapping Up Portfolio Earnings: What to Do Now

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 9, 2019

A baker’s dozen Portfolio companies hadn’t reported second quarter earnings when the August CUI issue went to post. In this special report, I wrap up their highlights, outlooks and what to do now.

8/20/19 Conrad’s Utility Investor Live Chat

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 9, 2019

Roger Conrad will host an online chat for Conrad's Utility Investor subscribers on Aug. 20, 2019 at 2 PM Eastern time.

We’re Still Digging Out Safe High Yields From Stony Ground

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 5, 2019

Utility stocks’ key attraction has always been generous dividends. Yet nearly half the companies tracked in our Utility Report Card yield less than 3 percent, and 20 pay less than 2 percent.

Conversely, less than 10 have dividends as high as 8 percent. And most of those should be avoided for safety’s sake.

I’m happy to say it’s still possible to dig safe, high yields from this increasingly rocky ground. That’s the subject of our Feature article.

CLP Holdings: Resilient and Poised for Growth

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 5, 2019

US/China trade turmoil, rising political tensions in Hong Kong and erratic Australian regulation have driven down shares of CLP Holdings (Hong Kong: 2, OTC: CLPHY) below our buy target of USD11. Now’s the time to pick up shares of this Aggressive Holding.

Exelon Corp: Back to its Utility Roots

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 5, 2019

In summer 2013, Exelon Corp (NYSE: EXC) cut its quarterly payout from 52.5 cents to 31 cents per share. The 41 percent reduction was a tacit admission that no US carbon tax would save the nation’s largest nuclear power fleet from falling wholesale electricity prices.

Putting Q2 Results Into Action

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 5, 2019

When this issue went to post, not every company in our Utility Report Card coverage universe or model portfolios had released its second quarter numbers. But there’s enough available information to discern several key takeaways.

First, even in these essential service businesses, there’s evidence the US economy has lost some steam. One place that’s shown up is industrial sales of the country’s largest electric utilities.

Centrica Plc Cuts, Retail Energy Teeters

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 5, 2019

UK-based integrated energy company Centrica Plc (London: CNA, OTC: CPYYY) will cut its semi-annual dividend payable in November to GBP1.50 per share, from the year ago rate of GBP3.60. Management also announced a reduction in the “Final” dividend to be declared in February from GBP8.40 to GBP3.50 per share.

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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