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  • Roger S. 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 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

COVID-19 Accelerates Dividend Cuts

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 13, 2020

What a difference a month makes. In March, I noted most of the nearly 200 companies we track posted solid 2019 results, holding out the possibility economic fallout from COVID-19 would create casualties.

Dividend Safety: Here’s Your Guide

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 13, 2020

Take your pick of the S&P 500, Dow Jones Utility Average, or any other sector index and the chart tells the same tale: Stocks’ rebound from late March lows has reached a level that in all previous bear markets has signaled rally’s end.

04/04/20 The Dream Strategy Six Weeks In

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 4, 2020

It’s been roughly six weeks since the Dow Jones Utility Average’s most recent all-time high. At one point, 25 Conrad’s Utility Investor Portfolio stocks traded below their designated “Dream Buy” prices. The buying opportunity we saw last month for these best- in-class companies is a powerful testament to the value of portfolio discipline and patience. 

Electricity Demand in the Time of COVID-19

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 28, 2020

It’s still early days for US COVID-19 fallout. And most electric companies have yet to issue guidance. But so far, the US power industry is showing typical resilience in tough times.

That means future selloffs in the ongoing bear market are buying opportunities for best in class electric utilities, not a reason to sell.

Verizon Communications and the Next Internet Boom

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 26, 2020

Around the world, people are staying home to combat the deadly spread of COVID-19. That’s catastrophic for certain industries but, as always in capitalism, there are also winners.

PG&E: Some Good News For Troubled Times

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 23, 2020

Earlier this month, the buyout of the former Pattern Energy appeared headed for failure. But then came the COVID-19 market crash, and everything changed.

Mid-Month Update: Navigating a Deepening Selloff

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 21, 2020

I typically update advice in the Conrad’s Utility Investor website tables with the regular monthly issues. For urgent advice I send Alerts. If there’s a theme to expand on, I post an Income Insights or Utility Roundup.

These “interesting times,” however, require an update for the five tables under the Portfolios tab.

3/17/20 More on Dream Buys

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 17, 2020

What’s Wrong with Pembina, and ONEOK and…

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 11, 2020

Despite the indiscriminate selling of the past few days, these two companies are well-positioned to weather this latest phase of the midstream stress test. Here's why.

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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