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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

Dividend Risk: Concentrated in Telecom

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 10, 2020

Energy pipelines are the highest yielding sector in our Utility Report Card coverage universe. Ironically, after a five-year bear market, dividend risk is actually quite low for the handful of companies and master limited partnerships we track.

Four Difference Makers to Bet on in 2020

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 10, 2020

So far this year, utility stocks have picked up where they left off 2019. The Dow Jones Utility Average gained 6.8 percent in January, its best performance for the year’s opening month since 2000.

2/13/20 Conrad’s Utility Investor Live Chat

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 7, 2020

Roger Conrad will host an online chat for Conrad's Utility Investor subscribers on Feb. 13, 2020 at 2 PM Eastern time.

Verizon’s Steady Focus Winning the 5-G Race

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 1, 2020

5-G communications networks promise to unlock a whole host of previously unimaginable applications as they’re rolled out over the next several years, and telecoms around the world are claiming a “lead” over rivals in the race to deploy them.

Time to Sell NextEra Energy?

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 25, 2020

Utility stocks have picked up in 2020 where they left off in 2019. The Dow Jones Utility Average reached an all-time high of 934 this week. So long as investors crave yield, there’s a case the sector will reach higher ground - but this story also has a less savory side.

Kinder Passes Midstream’s Stress Test, Who’s Next?

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 23, 2020

Recently released Q4 results indicate there's a sector-wide stress test in progress, and it’s not likely to let up at least until the second half of 2020.

Post-Merger Aqua America: Great Company, High Price

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 18, 2020

I’ve personally owned Aqua America (NYSE: WTR) since it was Philadelphia Suburban. And thanks to the wealth-compounding power of dividend reinvestment, my Aqua shares are worth almost 14 times what I initially put in.

Hunting Bond Bargains in a Seller’s Market

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 14, 2020

About year ago, we pounded the table to buy selected high yield bonds. Since then, each of our recommendations has scored solid capital gains, while providing yields as high as 10 percent.

Looking for Loaded Laggards

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 12, 2020

It was a great year for utility stocks with the Dow Jones Utility Average returning 27.3 percent. It was also the best yet for our loaded laggards strategy: Conservative Holdings returned 35.1 percent, Aggressive Holdings 31.2 percent and the Top 10 DRIPs 36.5 percent.

One key catalyst for our outperformance was a spike in investor interest for anything to do with renewable energy. We also mostly eschewed stocks with historically valuations and successfully avoided companies with weakening underlying businesses.

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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