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Utility Roundup

Higher Valuations and the First Slug of Quarterly Results

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 3, 2015
The Dow Jones Utilities Average generated a positive return in January, a feat that often translates into a strong performance for the full year. High valuations, however, remain a risk. We highlight a few names where investors may want to consider taking profits off the table and dig into the first back of fourth-quarter earnings.

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.

The Third-Quarter Earnings Train Keeps Rolling

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 4, 2014
Third-quarter earnings season is in full swing. We analyze the latest batch of results from the holdings in our Model Portfolios.

Third-Quarter Earnings Season Kicks Off

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 24, 2014
Although falling crude-oil prices have dominated the financial headlines, third-quarter earnings season is under way.

Don’t Sweat October Volatility

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 15, 2014
October can be a dangerous month for the market, but this volatility usually moderates and stocks rally through year-end. The Dow Jones Utilities Average has posted a gain in 37 of the past 45 fourth quarters and we're betting on that seasonal strength once again.

Cove Point Approved: What’s Next

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 2, 2014
Dominion Resources (NYSE: D) is marching forward after receiving approval for it's Cove Point, Maryland facility, and making plans to spin off that and other assets in a new master limited partnership.

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