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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.

Dishing the Dirt on the Utility Sector’s Spin Cycle

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 14, 2015
Utilities have announced a number of spin-offs over the past 12 months. Some are worth your while; some are not.

Thoughts on the MLP Selloff

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 6, 2015
Recent downside in the Alerian MLP Index reflects a number of factors, including the group's outperformance relative to other energy stocks last year, the market’s growing concern about rising interest rates and worries that the slowdown in drilling activity will limit future growth opportunities.

Two to Buy

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 30, 2015
The recent pullback in dividend-paying stocks means that two of our favorites at attractive valuations. Both could experience more downside in the near term because of concerns about rising interest rates, but remain solid holdings for the long haul.

Key Takeaways on Renewable Energy from the EIA’s Annual Conference

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 21, 2015
Here are some of our key takeaways on utilities and renewable energy from the Energy Information Administration's annual conference.

3 Reasons Not to Sweat the Latest Taper Tantrum

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 17, 2015
Investors should focus on buying best-in-class utility stocks at reasonable valuations, instead of fretting over what the Federal Reserve may or may not do.

Roger Conrad Answers Your Investing Questions

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 9, 2015
Roger Conrad, founder and chief editor of Conrad's Utility Investor, will host an exclusive Live Chat for subscribers on June 9.

Key Takeaways from the NAPTP’s MLP Investor Conference

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 30, 2015
We attended the National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships' MLP Investor Conference and lived to tell the tale. Here are some of our key takeaways from the most important event of the year for MLP investors

The Truth about Renewable Energy

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 5, 2015
In the US, renewable-energy developers continue to reap the rewards of favorable policies at the state and federal level. However, concerns about rising electricity costs and general opposition to government subsidies raise questions about whether this support will continue.

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ABOUT ROGER CONRAD

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