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.
Companies operating in multiple businesses frequently trade at a “conglomerate discount” to more focused rivals. This month, Aggressive Holding MDU Resources (NYSE: MDU) became the latest utility to simplify—announcing a tax-free spinoff to shareholders of its Knife River construction materials division.
Weaker Q2 results from US communications giants apparently led some investors to assume the same for BCE Inc (TSX: BCE, NYSE: BCE). That didn’t happen, as the company posted solid numbers and affirmed 2022 guidance for growth in revenue, EBITDA, earnings per share and free cash flow.
The Dow Jones Utility Average has surged by roughly 150 points since mid-June. That’s a rally not a lot of people expected. And a good bit of the move followed something probably even fewer were looking for: The grand bargain between Senator Joe Manchin (D-WVA) and the White House that became the still-evolving “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.”
Investors and especially the media have a tendency to get carried away when it comes to the potential impact of government-led energy policies. The renewable energy stock boom that followed President Biden’s late 2020 election largely fizzled before he even took office. And the oil and gas companies supposedly targeted by administration policies have been on a major roll since.
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