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Utility Stocks in the New Year

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 19, 2015
With many utility stocks trading at record highs, even buy-and-hold investors should consider taking some profits off the table.

A Look Back at 2014 and a New Year’s Resolution

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 5, 2015
Our Model Portfolios outperformed in 2014 and are well-positioned to generate solid returns in the new year.

Challenges and Opportunities

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 20, 2014
Plummeting oil prices and uncertainty in the energy sector have unsettled investors; we remain confident in our Portfolio holdings.

Finding Value in the Utility Sector

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 26, 2014
My take on the last of our Model Portfolio holdings to report quarterly results and where to find value in the utility sector.

Utilities Navigate Energy Politics

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 24, 2014
The People's Climate March near New York City's Central Park, and other demonstrations around the country remind us that energy companies must navigate environmental politics skillfully in order to thrive. Upcoming elections will bring many issues up for debate and make keeping an eye on politics and policy matters critical.

Five Big Deals to Build Wealth

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 4, 2014
Five of our Portfolio holdings have closed or announced deals that figure to be big-time profit boosters.

SCANA’s Nuclear Negotiations, Kinder’s Big Move and Four Earnings Reports

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 18, 2014

Four more Portfolio holdings report, plus we take a look at the Kinder Morgan Mega-Deal and SCANA Corp's negotiations with South Carolina regulators.

Electric Utilities Meet LNG

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 15, 2014

Three US electric utilities are now investing in LNG exports through new acquisitions. However one of these is uniquely positioned to bring new LNG export capacity on line and open North American gas to the world.

New Stock Highs Call for Disciplined Investing

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 30, 2014

Five more Conrad’s Utility Investor portfolio stocks have hit new 52-week highs since the last Utility Roundup and 17 of the 30 companies in my Aggressive Income and Conservative Income Portfolios have hit 52-week highs this month.

 

What To Do When Stocks Hit Their Highs

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 23, 2014

It’s hard to believe that the conventional wisdom at the start of the year was that utilities were in a death spiral—and that rising interest rates and lost sales to solar would ensure they were among 2014’s worst performers. But a dozen Conrad’s Utility Investor Portfolio stocks have hit new 52-week highs this month. And most of the other holdings are no more than a couple of good trading days from following suit.

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