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Into the Wilds

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 20, 2021
I’ve been an adult volunteer for Scouting BSA since my oldest son entered Tiger Cubs almost 20 years ago. So I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity to accompany my youngest to Philmont Scout Reservation in northern New Mexico earlier this month, my third and likely final trek to scouting’s paradise.

Unlike the highways my oldest son and I took on our cross-country journey in early June, there’s not a lot of connectivity in the backcountry. And I’d never have been able to stay off the grid were it not for the support of Elliott Gue, my partner of more than 8 years at Capitalist Times.

Nonetheless, as with the June trip, I picked up several investment insights I’d like to share with you now.

Bidding War! Midstream M&A’s Train Picks Up Steam

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 4, 2021
Too many small owners lacking critical scale, and unprecedented roadblocks to new energy pipeline infrastructure was at the core of the wave of US oil and gas midstream dividend cuts and bankruptcies of the past few years. But now those same forces are spawning something considerably more positive for investors.

What to do With AT&T

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 23, 2021
In the May 18 Alert “Hold AT&T for Now,” I advised “sticking with our shares until the immediate market reaction shakes out.” That remains my advice for four reasons.

AT&T Inc’s Q1: Answering the Doubters, Gearing Up for Growth

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 25, 2021

There’s no doubt AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) faces some steep challenges in early 2021. Just days before the company announced Q1 earnings last week, a Wall Street Journal piece featured the views of a prominent bear under the headline “Is AT&T a Train Wreck?” 

The company’s Q1 numbers and updated guidance, however, paint a far different picture.

Kinder Morgan’s Big Q1: More Than a One-Time Windfall

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 23, 2021

Even without a repeat of the company’s Q1 windfall, the benefits to Kinder Morgan Inc.’s (NYSE: KMI) underlying business and balance sheet are likely to continue flowing throughout the rest of 2021 and beyond.

Renewable Energy Yieldcos: Expecting IPOs

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 19, 2021

Yieldcos made their debut in the middle of the previous decade, as renewable energy’s answer to master limited partnerships but waned in popularity as MLPs collapsed, and the Trump administration instituted policies unfriendly to renewable energy. But there are two very good reasons to expect an eventual return of yieldco IPOs.

Three Great Ways to Bet on Utility M&A

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 27, 2021

Exhaustive reviews, impossible public interest standards and no guarantee of eventual success: That’s the consensus outlook for mergers and acquisitions activity under the Biden Administration. Nonetheless, utility M&A is alive and well.

Renewable Energy Reboots: What to Buy

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 14, 2021

Our advice to heed the lessons of Robinhood.com has already proven timely: Build capital gains on solid business fundamentals, cash out of high-flyers and invest in successful adopters of wind and solar.

The Great Texas Power Crisis: An Emerging Buying Opportunity

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 23, 2021

When a monthly power bill hits $1,700 plus, people are bound to wonder if there’s a better way to run an electricity market.

 

The Great Texas Power Crisis: Winners and Losers

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 20, 2021

Single digit temperatures, record snowfall, millions of utility customers without service, nearly one-third of the state’s power generating capacity shut down and spiking electricity prices: That’s the damage so far from the Great Texas Power Crisis of 2021, which continues wreak havoc across the Lone Star State.

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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 b