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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

Some Buys Emerge But Valuations Still High

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 10, 2020

A sharp run up to new all-time highs, followed by a steep one-week plunge that’s leveled off for now between the high and low: That’s where the Dow Jones Utility Average has travelled since the February issue posted.

Utilities’ Big Mo Reverses At Last: Now What?

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 28, 2020

Economic uncertainty resulting from COVID-19 has shifted utilities’ momentum from positive to negative. And it’s clear we know little now about the ultimate damage to human health and economic growth. But big and sudden declines like this one have historically been followed by mighty rebounds, and huge rewards for those who’ve had the cash and fortitude to buy the right stocks at the bottom. 

China and COVID-19: A Lift for 5-G?

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 27, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) isn’t finished inflicting pain and suffering, particularly on China, and the global economic cost is only beginning to be felt. But one Chinese industry seems to still be moving full-steam ahead.

CenturyLink Sales Shrink with Small Telecoms’ Survival Odds

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 19, 2020

Cable companies still enjoy success in the B2B market. But these results raise a critical question for the rest of US communications: Who are they taking commercial customers from?

Dominion Earns a Higher Buy Target

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 14, 2020

Wholesale political shifts have historically posed great risks for utilities. But despite early concerns, Conservative Income Portfolio holding Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) is apparently faring quite well and scoring big wins

A Big January But Conservative is Key

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 10, 2020

For the eighth year in the past 10, utility stocks finished January in the black. Every time but 2015, they finished the year that way, including a 27.3 percent boost in the Dow Jones Utility Average for 2019.

Conversely, you’d have to go back to 1987 to find a year when a strong January was followed by a sector selloff later on. Every other major DJUA decline was instead preceded by a first month selloff including 2008, 2002, 2001 and 1994.

A big January is therefore a favorable portent for our returns in 2020. So are the calendar Q4 earnings and guidance updates we’ve seen so far for Utility Report Card coverage universe companies, highlighted in the comments of this month’s table.

China Mobile: Building 5-G

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 10, 2020

Aggressive Holding China Mobile (Hong Kong: 941, NYSE: CHL) was our worst performing stock last year. But China’s largest communications company looks set to deliver much stronger returns going forward.

Comcast Corp: Business Model on Target

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 10, 2020

Intense competition, hefty capital spending needs and erratic regulation have made the communications sector an investment minefield. But Conservative Holding Comcast Corp (NSDQ: CMCSA) remains a model of consistency, adding new business while growing cash flow and dividends.

Bellwethers: Informing Strategy with Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 10, 2020

n the early stages of a bull market, it doesn’t matter so much when you buy but what. The key is load up on high quality stocks that are weathering the relevant economic and sector stress test.

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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