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Staying with Southeastern Utilities Through the Storms

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 11, 2018
Already hard-hit areas of the Carolinas braced today for Hurricane Michael while residents of Florida’s Gulf Coast worked to dig themselves out from possibly the worst weather event ever to hit their region.

It’s Not Time to Dump Duke

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 22, 2018
Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is facing challenges in the wake of Hurricane Florence, but its overall performance is hard to fault.

Storms, Accidents and Utility Stock Risk

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 17, 2018
Hurricane Florence continues to wreak havoc in the Carolinas. And there’s reason to believe the worst may be yet to come for some areas, and for a few essential services companies.

Time to Buy China, Safely

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 13, 2018
China is a country many Americans love to hate, whether the subject is geopolitical rivalry, trade or jobs. But the world’s second largest economy is consistently expanding.

California’s Fire Deal: A Lifeline With Conditions

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 2, 2018
Last year’s devastating northern California wildfires won’t bankrupt the state’s largest utility, nor will future natural disasters permanently damage other in-state electric and gas providers. Here's why.

Post-Rumble Australia is Still Worth Our Money

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 28, 2018
Political upheaval has pushed the Australian dollar to its lowest point in two years as an energy crisis has rocked the country, but the best in class is still worth our investment dollars.

Seeking Dividend Champions: Don’t Settle for Less

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 21, 2018
This week, Barron’s “5 Dividend Standouts,” asserted that “finding stocks with both attractive yields and strong dividend growth isn’t easy.” But I take issue with the article’s implication that individual investors can’t find stocks with generous and growing dividends on their own when there are 8 rock-solid, buy-rated essential services stocks in our Conservative Income Portfolio right now, yielding an average of 6 percent.

Why Buy an Aging Bull?

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 15, 2018
With this bull market so long in the tooth and with so many potential ways for it to end, does it really make any sense to be thinking about buying stocks now? Here's why it pays to stick around.

Propane Distributors: Unloved Big Yields and Ripe for M&A

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 5, 2018
Canada’s Superior Plus Corp (TSX: SPB, OTC: SUUIF) generated few headlines last month, when it paid $900 million for NGL Energy Partners’ (NYSE: NGL) propane distribution business. However, this merger is highly remarkable for three major reasons.

Income Stocks and the Great Growth Surprise

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 29, 2018
The big question facing investment markets in second half 2018: Will the US economy keeping growing at a 4 percent plus rate?

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