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Three Keys for Successful Investing in the New Year

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 3, 2015
Our Model Portfolios in Conrad's Utility Investor outperformed in 2014. Here are the three keys we'll focus on in 2015 to keep the momentum going.

Your Energy Questions Answered

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 30, 2014
Each month, Elliott Gue and I host an exclusive Live Chat where we tackle any and all questions from subscribers—an invaluable resource in these uncertain times. Here are some excerpts from the proceedings.

Caution and Vigilance

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 21, 2014
Utilities look well-positioned to weather any systemic risk that might emerge from the recent fall in oil prices. But investors should remain cautious and vigilant.

The Energy Sector’s Endangered Dividends

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 16, 2014
There are more dividend cuts to come in the energy sector, largely among highly leveraged producers that own marginal acreage. But savvy investors can bag some bargains in the high-yield bond market.

Don’t Panic: Oil’s Drop and Income Investors

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 12, 2014
Oil's dramatic retrenchment serves as a useful reminder of why investors should diversify their portfolios.

REITs: Don’t Settle for Average

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 30, 2014
Investors looking for big, safe yields from real estate investment trusts (REIT) will be better served focusing on company-specific stories instead of buying exchange-traded funds (ETF).

The World’s Cheapest Utility Stock

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 25, 2014
The world's cheapest utility stock yields 27 percent based on its past 12 months of dividends. Although the utility won't be able to sustain this payout over the next 12 months, this deep-value name could be a worthwhile buy for aggressive investors who understand the risk and can afford to wait for some good news.

Utilities Enter the Spin Cycle

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 13, 2014
Expect more utilities to monetize assets and recycle capital by spinning off yieldcos and master limited partnerships.

The Fed Ends Quantitative Easing: What’s Next for Dividend Stocks?

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 4, 2014
Last week, the Federal Reserve ended its bond-buying program. Here's what this long-awaited policy shift means for dividend-paying stocks.

Politics and Utilities

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 27, 2014
Gubernatorial races are of paramount importance for utilities because governors appoint regulators in most states. Here's a quick roundup of what's at stake.

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