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.
For the 17th year since 1984, the Dow Jones Utility Average ended the month of January in the red (-1.4 percent). And utilities have dropped further, with the DJUA down slightly less than 5 percent for the first 9 weeks or so of 2021.
The good news: 10 of those years, utilities ended higher. And only in 2008, 2002, 2001 and 1994 were they meaningfully lower.
The natural gas price spikes during the great Texas freeze will force new scrutiny of supply chains from wellhead to burner tip. One energy company that won’t have to: Aggressive Holding National Fuel Gas (NYSE: NFG), which operates everything from regulated distribution utilities to oil and gas wells.
Three energy utilities “down under” have announced next semi-annual dividends will be lower than the previous year’s: AGL Energy (ASX: AGL, OTC: AGLXY) by -12.8 percent, Contact Energy (NZ: CEN, OTC: COENF) by -12.5 percent and Origin Energy (ASX: ORG, OTC: OGFGY) by -16.8 percent.
A $16 billion market “error”: That’s the latest charge from Texas’ “independent market monitor” stemming from the Lone Star state’s February deep freeze and resulting electricity crisis.
When a monthly power bill hits $1,700 plus, people are bound to wonder if there’s a better way to run an electricity market.
Single digit temperatures, record snowfall, millions of utility customers without service, nearly one-third of the state’s power generating capacity shut down and spiking electricity prices: That’s the damage so far from the Great Texas Power Crisis of 2021, which continues wreak havoc across the Lone Star State.
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