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Why MLPs Will Recover

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 19, 2018
It always seems darkest before the dawn. But a brighter day is on the way for battered energy master limited partnerships (MLPs).

How Currencies Count This Year

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 15, 2018
Think foreign exchange rates don’t matter in today’s interconnected world of passive strategies and ETFs? Think again.

Three Reasons We’re Riding Out the Trade Tremors

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 6, 2018
Investors hate uncertainty, and the history of tariffs is filled with examples of unexpected collateral damage. Every new White House statement seems to trigger jagged stock market volatility. But before you head for the hills, there are three key points to consider.

Tesla’s Buckling, But Clean Tech Isn’t

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 29, 2018
Unfortunately for CEO Elon Musk and his many followers, there’s plenty of room for more downside for Tesla Inc (NSDQ: TSLA).

Don’t Fret the Fed, There’s More to Worry About

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 23, 2018
This week, the US Federal Reserve raised the Fed Funds rate to a range of 1.5 to 1.75 percent. Does this mean it’s time for income investors to head for the hills? Hardly.

Water Mergers Heat Up a Cold Utility Market

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 16, 2018
California-based water utility SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) is on the verge of becoming EverSource’s largest regional rival, launching an all-stock offer for Connecticut Water Service (NSDQ: CTWS).

Trumponomics: Six Observations for Income investors

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 10, 2018
Whether you support or oppose President Trump’s economic policies, they’re undeniably bold. Already we’ve seen unprecedented fiscal stimulus for an economic expansion this long-lived, the rollback of years of business regulation and the biggest push for trade protections since Smoot-Hawley.

Dodging Dividend Cuts

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 24, 2018
Sweet yields can bring sour consequences down the line in an unforgiving market.

Utilities as Growth Stocks?

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 18, 2018
Did electric utilities suddenly become growth stocks when the market wasn’t looking? Fourth-quarter results from the 200-plus companies we track in Conrad’s Utility Investor say that may be so, at least for some.

Yieldcos Reboot

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 9, 2018
US yieldcos have been around as an asset class for slightly less than five years. To date, the investment track record is a mixed bag. But the group is now getting a reboot that promises to match robust capital gains to already lofty yields.

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