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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

Stay Focused

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 13, 2017
The outlook for interest rates and uncertainties surrounding the Trump administration’s policies likely top most investors’ list of concerns in early 2017. However, investors shouldn’t take their eye off their portfolio holdings’ underlying businesses and future growth prospects. Despite the conventional wisdom that rising interest rates are bad news for utility stocks, the Dow Jones Utility Average has gained more than 20 percent since the Federal Reserve began increasing the benchmark rate in December 2015. These returns reflect the upward drift in the broader market and delivering on guidance for earnings and dividend growth. Strong fourth-quarter results and company-specific developments—not the latest tweet from President Donald Trump—are behind NextEra Energy Partners LP’s (NYSE: NEP) strong returns in the new year. Meanwhile, the recent selloff in Dominion Resources’ (NYSE: D) stock reflects a combination of high expectations and an unexpected revision to the company’s 2017 guidance, not the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy. Nowhere in our coverage universe are hopes higher and easier to dash than in names that traders have bid up as potential takeover targets.

Merger Mania

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
Access to inexpensive capital and the pursuit of scale continue to drive consolidation in the utility and telecommunication services sectors. These trends create opportunities for savvy investors.

An Eye on Washington and Two Eyes on Fourth-Quarter Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
Although interest rates and federal policies can affect the stock market and create challenges and opportunities, how companies have positioned themselves and how management teams react to changes ultimately shape investors’ returns.

Another Midstream Meltdown

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
Excessive leverage, diminished growth prospects and shrinking cash flow suggest that a distribution cut is inevitable for this midstream master limited partnership.

Parental Support

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
This yieldco's sponsor steps up to the plate yet again.

A Rare Value

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
The market isn't giving this utility credit for reducing operating risk, shoring up its balance sheet and growing its dividend.

02/03/17: A Hiccup At Dominion Resources

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 3, 2017
Dominion Resources lowered its earnings guidance for next year and called for slightly slower growth through 2020.

02/02/17: ONEOK Rolls Up ONEOK Partners LP

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 2, 2017
ONEOK announced an agreement to roll up ONEOK Partners LP in a move that will improve the organization's cost of capital.

Earnings Season Cometh

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 1, 2017
We analyze fourth-quarter results from some of the biggest companies in our model Portfolios and explain why one of our Aggressive Income Portfolio holdings surged 11 percent after reporting earnings.

Pipelines And Politics

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 30, 2017
Could Donald Trump's support for the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines foment local opposition to other energy projects?

MODEL PORTFOLIOS & RATINGS

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