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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

Enbridge Eats Its Young

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 11, 2018
Enbridge Inc (TSX: ENB, NYSE: ENB) is buying the remaining common units of the two US MLPs it controls: Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE: EEP) and Spectra Energy Partners (NYSE: SEP). It’s a good deal for the acquirer, which is buying these assets for barely 7 times cash flow. Absorbing the regulated natural gas and oil pipelines should dodge a possible Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-mandated rate cut. And management has affirmed three-year earnings guidance while promising faster growth after 2020.

Utility M&A Heats Up: 3 Ways to Bet

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 11, 2018
Mergers and acquisitions have been part of the landscape for as long as utilities and essential services have been around. And remarkably, not one deal has failed to create a stronger company.

Behind Utilities’ Retreat: It’s Technical

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 9, 2018
If worries about rising interest rates are hitting utility stocks so hard, why are shares of real estate investment trusts (REITs) surging?

Look to Nuclear for Trump Power Policy Winners

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 2, 2018
President Trump’s support of coal is as consistent as it is relentless, but burgeoning costs mean coal-fired power plant shutdowns will likely continue.

Yieldcos’ Reboot Hits a New Gear

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 2, 2018
The seven yieldcos we track in the Utility Report Card are up roughly 5 percent since the February 9 Income Insights. That’s when I highlighted the sector’s bullish reboot, thanks to a mass turnover of sponsors.

MLPs Back on the Road to Profits

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 26, 2018
This week, Elliott Gue and I attended the 2018 MLP & Energy Infrastructure Conference in Orlando, Florida. Here are some of our takeaways.

Last Notes on Q1 Numbers

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 19, 2018
A half dozen coverage universe companies have yet to report for Q1, but readers can now check out earnings commentary for 195 other essential services providers, as well as payout ratios, updated advice and Quality Grades in the Utility Report Card.

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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