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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

Verizon: Beyond the Q3 Beat

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 26, 2018
Less than a year ago, investors could buy all the Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) they wanted at a price in the low 40s, but shares today are closing in on their all-time highs.

Renewable Energy Growth Drives Utility Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 24, 2018
NextEra Energy’s (NYSE: NEE) third quarter results are impressive, but the best news is inside that performance.

Kinder’s Message: Midstream is Healthy Again

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 19, 2018
Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI) is gathering strength and holds favorable portents for the rest of the sector, but remains largely unappreciated by investors.

Utility Stocks: ‘Tis The Season

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 15, 2018
The final three months of the year are seasonally strong for utility stocks. Since 1969, the Dow Jones Utility Average (DJUA) has posted positive returns in 39 Octobers and 40 Q4s, including (barely) last year.

Staying with Southeastern Utilities Through the Storms

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 11, 2018
Already hard-hit areas of the Carolinas braced today for Hurricane Michael while residents of Florida’s Gulf Coast worked to dig themselves out from possibly the worst weather event ever to hit their region.

When Rates Rise It’s Time to Buy

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 9, 2018
The Dow Jones Utility Average has posted positive returns in 35 Octobers and 38 fourth quarters since 1969. This year, it will try to repeat that with the benchmark 10-year Treasury note yield (TNX) rising to its highest level in seven years. Powerful DJUA returns in 2009 and 2013 against 70 percent plus increases in the TNX demonstrate dividend-paying stocks can make big money when rates rise. So does the DJUA’s 60 percent return during the previous Federal Reserve tightening cycle in 2004-06, and utilities’ nearly 70 percent since May 1, 2013, when the Fed declared the end of Quantitative Easing. Rate fears, however, can be a near-term headwind.

Another Chance to Buy MDU Resources

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 9, 2018
Earlier this year, Aggressive Holding MDU Resources (NYSE: MDU) briefly slipped under our buy target: An overblown response to concern about company guidance, coupled with a general selloff in utilities and energy stocks. Unwarranted concerns about interest rates are a likely catalyst for the stock’s slide since early September.

Another Great Entry Point for Avangrid

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 9, 2018
In March 2015, we added current Conservative Holding Avangrid Inc’s (NYSE: AGR) predecessor company UIL Holdings, as an Aggressive Holding. Our rationale: UIL was a solid New England utility that would capture a big premium from its proposed merger with Iberdrola SA (Spain: IBE, OTC: IBDRY), and an even fatter return afterward.

Portfolio Strategy: Stocks Not Sectors Are The Right Bet In Q4

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 9, 2018
So far, 2018 has been a good year for the stock market, interest rates and oil prices for the same reason: An already robust US economy that’s been at least temporarily turbo-charged by massive corporate tax cuts.

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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