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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

Best Buys for a 2021 Fantastic Finish

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 8, 2021

Credit whatever you want for breaking the logjam in the US Congress. But starting next year, US electricity, natural gas, telecom and water utilities will enjoy unprecedented federal government largesse to support capital spending plans, courtesy of the $1.2 billion infrastructure law passed last week with bipartisan support. The August feature article archived on the CUI website highlights my list of winners from the coming spending boom. They include well-placed developers of renewable energy and hydrogen, broadband deployers and utility construction companies.

Vistra Corp: Still (Very) Cheap and Growing Again

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 8, 2021
Unregulated power producer and retailer Vistra Corp (NYSE: VST) is still slightly underwater from my initial recommendation in January 2020. But as a business, it’s proven its worth as a model of resiliency.

Chevron Corp: Built to Last and Still Paying Out Big

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 8, 2021
Overcoming all manner of headwinds by sticking together, playing smart and ignoring those who counted them out: That formula carried baseball’s Atlanta Braves to a World Championship in 2021. And it’s what’s behind Chevron Corp’s (NYSE: CVX) comeback this year as well.

Lessons from Q3 Results

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 8, 2021

Conrad’s Utility Investor has three model Portfolios. Our Conservative Holdings focus on best in class companies on target for consistent, reliable and robust earnings and dividend growth, with the idea that investors will harvest rather than reinvest dividends. Our Aggressive Holdings also generally assume a buy and hold approach, including harvesting dividends.

One Cut, Three Exits and Two More to Watch

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 8, 2021
Shenandoah Telecom (NSDQ: SHEN) has settled on a new annual dividend rate of 7 cents per share, paid December 1. As expected, that’s a substantial haircut from the previous 34 cents. But after this year’s sale of wireless operations to T-Mobile US (NSDQ: TMUS) and the August special cash payout of $18.75 per share, it’s about the best outcome shareholders could have expected.

Hunting Deep Value in a High Priced Market

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 8, 2021

When a stock or sector trades at a meaningfully discounted valuation to market averages, there’s always a reason why. Sometimes there’s an opportunity for investors to cash in from closing that discount, if the reason proves temporary. And sometimes, the valuation gap persists or even widens, if the challenge behind it becomes more acute.

S&P Global Clean Energy Index: Making the Case for Picking Your Own Stocks

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 23, 2021
Is it possible to invest effectively in renewable energy without the stocks of world’s two largest producers of wind and solar? Standard & Poor’s apparently wants us to find out.

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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