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Utility Stocks

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.

Electric Utilities: The American Way vs Germany and Australia

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 23, 2014

Fear-mongering pundits often point to Germany's energy policy to illustrate the risk that the boom in renewable-energy development poses to the US. Australia provides a better analogue for the US experience, though investors should understand the American energy landscape's unique features before placing their bets.

Coal Still King Despite Would-Be Usurpers

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 20, 2014

Imagine a future where US coal-fired power plants continue to generate reliable baseload power, while CO2 collected during their operation fuels the shale oil boom. 

Dow Jones Utilities Average: Buy Individual Stocks, Not the Index

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 8, 2014

Savvy investors who buy the best utility stocks at the best prices will outperform the index huggers.

FirstEnergy’s Cut Unlikely To Repeat

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 24, 2014

This week, FirstEnergy Corp (NYSE: FE) announced the first electric utility dividend cut for 2014. Fortunately, it’s likely to be the last as well.

The Smarter Bet On Solar

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 18, 2014

Count me a “distech” skeptic. So-called disruptive technologies never fail to grab headlines. Those who bet on them, however, usually wind up with empty wallets.

Utilities On Sale

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 13, 2013

Will the Federal Reserve really “taper” off its easy money policy? The stock market has already reacted, with dividend-paying stocks leading the selling: The Dow Jones Utility Average is now flat for the fourth quarter, after being up better than 5 percent through mid-November.

Utility Talk

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 8, 2013

You had questions about utility and telecom stocks, we had answers. 

Due for a Pullback But Positioned for the Long Term

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 25, 2013

Utility stocks might be due for a pullback, but the risks that rising interest rates pose to the sector are overblown.

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