• Twitter
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Income Insights

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.

Winners and Losers from Trump’s Tariff on Imported Solar Panels

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 2, 2018
President Trump instituted a 30 percent tariff on some imported solar panels, a decision that could slow the rollout in the US and squeeze out marginal competitors that lack electric utilities' scale and strong balance sheets.

Why Kinder Morgan’s Earnings Matter

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 25, 2018
Midstream heavyweight Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) kicked off fourth-quarter earnings season for the energy sector last week. Here are our thoughts.

Utilities and Trump: So Far So Good

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 15, 2018
Utility stocks have lagged in the new year, but developments on the policy front largely have played out in the sector's favor.

No Longer A Keystone for TransCanada

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 6, 2017
We explore what the Nebraska Public Service Commission's approval of the Keystone XL pipeline's cross-border segment really means for TransCanada Corp.

Utilities and the Internet of Things

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 6, 2017
The internet of things could be a game-change for electric utilities.

EEI Conference Preview: Electricity Markets and the War for Coal

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 17, 2017
The Trump administration has clearly gone all-in on turning the supposed war on coal into a war for coal, but the outcome will depend on electric utilities and power companies. We'll focus on the risks and opportunities associated with government intervention when we attend the Edison Electric Institute's financial conference in November.

A Changing of the Guard in Master Limited Partnerships

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 15, 2017
Massive distribution cuts from the likes of Plains All-American Pipeline LP have severely damaged midstream master limited partnerships' (MLP) reputation among income investors. But our favorite MLPs trade at favorable valuations and offer exposure to compelling volumetric growth stories.

Sempra Energy’s Takeover Offer for Oncor Electric Delivery: Fourth Time’s a Charm?

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 25, 2017
Sempra Energy's takeover offer for Energy Future Holdings--the fourth bid that brought before the Public Utility Commission of Texas--has a good chance of securing approval, though some adjustments may be necessary.

MODEL PORTFOLIOS & RATINGS

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