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Deals, Deals, Deals

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 14, 2016
We examine the latest mergers and acquisitions, including a rumored deal that makes a world of sense for both parties and a takeover that may or may not make it to the finish line.

Fourth-Quarter Earnings in Review

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 4, 2016
We review fourth-quarter results for the bulk of our Portfolio holdings.

Top 5 Utility Takeover Plays

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 24, 2015
Reports that Teco Energy has put itself up for sale have sparked speculation about the next takeover targets in the utility sector. We highlight five of our favorites.

Second-Quarter Earnings Preview

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 1, 2015
Here are some of the key themes on our radar as second-quarter earnings season approaches.

MLP Roundup and Renewable Energy

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 1, 2015
Three of our Portfolio holdings presented at the NAPTP's recent investor conference; we review what their management teams had to say. We also  delve into the latest developments in the renewable-energy space.

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.

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ABOUT ROGER CONRAD

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