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What You Need to Know about Dominion Resources’ Acquisition of Questar Corp

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 1, 2016
Dominion Resources (NYSE: D) announced the utility sector’s first major takeover for this year, reaching an agreement to acquire Utah-based Questar Corp (NYSE: STR) for $25 per share, or about $4.4 billion.

A Lesson for MLP Investors from Past Selloffs

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 19, 2016
The utility sector's implosion in 2002 and 2003 has some important lessons for MLP investors.

Conference Reflections

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 16, 2015
We highlight some of the key investment themes that stood out after three days of presentations and talking to management teams at the Edison Electric Institute's annual financial conference.

Solar Power: Not a Death Knell for Utilities

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 10, 2015
After the first day of presentations and meetings at the Edison Electric Conference's 50th Annual Financial Conference, one theme stands out: increasing adoption of solar power doesn't sound the death knell for regulated electric utilities. In fact, this would-be disruptor creates a huge growth opportunity for incumbent power producers.

Yieldcos Offer Big Yields after Meltdown

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 18, 2015
Investor sentiment toward yieldcos has soured considerably since midyear. Here's why.

It Pays to Stick with Utility Stocks

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 4, 2015
Investors should take advantage of market volatility and fears of rising interest rates to establish or add to positions in high-quality utility stocks.  

Black Monday: A Shot Across the Bow

By Elliott Gue on Aug. 24, 2015
For much of the year, we've warned that deteriorating technical indicators had elevated the risk of a correction in the S&P 500. Here's our updated outlook following today's market action.

Winners and Losers from the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 22, 2015
Earlier this month, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued final rules designed to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. We run through the winners and losers from this new policy.

Utility Stocks: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Headed

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 4, 2015
In April 2013, I left my job of 25 years as founding editor of Utility Forecaster to form my own publishing company and write the investment newsletter of my dreams: Conrad’s Utility Investor. The publication’s second birthday is as good a time as any to review where utility stocks have been and my outlook for where they’re headed.

TECO Energy Puts Itself Up for Sale: More Deals Coming?

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 27, 2015
Reports circulated earlier this month that Florida-based TECO Energy had put itself up for sale, prompting the utility to confirm that the firm had engaged Morgan Stanley to “explore strategic alternatives.” This news triggered a record single-day gain in TECO Energy’s shares and provides yet another sign of accelerating mergers and acquisitions activity.

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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