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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

Content is King When It Sits on the Right Throne

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 25, 2016
AT&T follows Comcast Corp’s example with a bold move into the content side of the business. Here’s our take on the deal and third-quarter earnings from some of our core Portfolio holdings.

Election 2016: What’s at Stake for Utility Stocks?

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 24, 2016
The upcoming gubernatorial elections could have important implications for utilities in these states.

The More Things Change, the More Some Utilities Profit

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 14, 2016
Critics who dismiss utilities as dinosaurs doomed for extinction aren’t paying attention to the forward-looking moves made by Edison International and some of its peers.

Correction in Progress: Stick to the Plan

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 11, 2016
For just the 18th time since the last World War, the S&P 500 Utilities Index has suffered a pullback of more than 10 percent from its previous high. Excluding dividends, these past swoons have averaged a 23 percent decline over a period of about 14 months. Our base case calls for further weakness in utility stocks, as the risk-reward balance remains skewed to the downside. Over the past several months, we’ve systematically reduced our exposure to names we wouldn’t feel comfortable holding in an economic downturn and taken partial profits on some of our big winners—many of which have pulled back 15 percent to 20 percent since early July. At the same time, our position in ProShares UltraShort Utilities (NYSE: SDP), an exchange-traded fund designed to deliver two times the Dow Jones US Utilities Index’s inverse daily performance, has gained about 18 percent since early July. We’ve also assembled a shopping list with dream prices for our favorite stocks. Although we remain committed to buying and holding high-quality stocks for the long haul, our recent moves have positioned us to profit from whatever lies ahead.  

10/11/16: New Addition to the Aggressive Income Portfolio

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 11, 2016
This company's operating results have been a portrait of consistency despite the volatility in its stock price.

What’s Next for Utility Stocks?

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 11, 2016
With utility stocks down more than 10 percent since early July, our approach of high-grading the model Portfolios, taking partial profits on overextended names and betting on a pullback has paid off. We weigh the scenarios that could emerge in coming months and revisit our investment strategy.

Boom! Goes the Dividend

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 11, 2016
We weren't surprised when Ferrellgas Partners LP (NYSE: FGP) announced that the master limited partnership may need to cut its distribution by 50 percent.

Stick with the Plan

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 11, 2016
The investment strategy we’ve pursued over the past several months has paid off thus far. And after the recent pullback in utility stocks, two of our longtime favorites once again trade below our value-based buy targets.

Water Slide

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 11, 2016
Shares of our favorite water utility have finally pulled back to a reasonable valuation.

Pattern Recognition

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 11, 2016
This company's operating results have been a portrait of consistency despite the volatility in its stock price.

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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