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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.

AGL Bets on Coal and Duke Exits Ohio as Dividend Stocks Roar Back

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 26, 2014

The Alerian MLP Index hits a new high, the DJUA recovers and many of our value names have soared. This summer's volatility shows why it pays to wait for the right price to buy.

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.

14 Portfolio Companies Report – And Then There’s Windstream

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 5, 2014

We check in on 14 more of our Portfolio holdings that have reported quarterly earnings, and the big news on our recent WIN.

Phoning In: Telecom’s Big Two Report

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 29, 2014

America's two biggest telecoms reported second quarter earnings last week. We look at how they performed in the face of challenges from the competition.

Bring on the Q2 Numbers

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 21, 2014

On July 14-15, the US Energy Information Administration held its annual conference in Washington, D.C. Speakers ranged from government analysts and statisticians, politicians and regulators to high-level industry consultants and luminaries like author Daniel Yergin. My colleague Elliott Gue and I attended to uncover investment opportunities obscured by faulty conventional wisdom. Here's our take.

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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