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09/29/15: Digesting Yesterday’s Big Midstream Deal

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 29, 2015
Energy Transfer Equity LP finally prevailed in its pursuit of Williams Companies. Here's our take.

09/23/15: Trading Places

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 23, 2015
A strategic shift at one of our Aggressive Income Portfolio holdings means that we're also changing direction.

08/25/15: Merger Madness

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 25, 2015
DC regulators dealt a setback to Exelon Corp's pending acquisition of Pepco Holdings, while Southern Company announced an agreement to acquire AGL Resources. Here's our take.

08/25/15: Yesterday’s Flash Crash

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 25, 2015
The market's volatility may cause fluctuations in our favorite essential-services stocks, but their dividends remain intact.

08/12/15: Incoming and Outgoing

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 12, 2015
With an eye toward future returns, we’ve made a number of moves in the Model Portfolios.

08/06/15: Plains All-American Pipeline LP Dials Back Expectations

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 6, 2015
Plains All-American Pipeline lowered its outlook for 2015 distribution growth and warned that business conditions would become even more challenging next year.

07/20/15: No Surprises

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 20, 2015
This controversial energy company posted solid second-quarter results and continues to pivot toward the few growth areas in the US energy patch.

07/13/15: Sell ONE Gas for a 36 Percent Gain

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 13, 2015
ONE Gas (NYSE: OGS) has generated a total return of 36.8 percent since joining the Conservative Income Portfolio and has traded above our buy target for much of this year. It's time to cash out.

07/01/15: Connecticut Plays Hardball with UIL Holdings and Iberdrola

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 1, 2015
UIL Holdings’ stock tumbled yesterday after the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulator Authority (CPURA) issued a preliminary decision rejecting the company’s pending acquisition by Iberdrola.

06/12/15: More Sensationalism from Barron’s

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 12, 2015
In the quest for page views, Barron's has run another attack piece on Kinder Morgan.



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