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The 9 Best and 9 Worst Essential Services Stocks for 2018-19

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 7, 2018
The Dow Jones Utility Average’s first half 2018 return was half of a percentage point including dividends. That’s not bad considering utilities’ generally solid performance of the previous two years up to the all-time highs reached in mid-November of 2017. In addition, many sector leaders opened the year trading at stratospheric valuations, just as concerns about rising interest rates and the impact on earnings from the president’s corporate tax cuts and tariffs started to percolate.

Electric Gold: Your Antidote to Retirement Insecurity

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 7, 2018
The US electric system is in the early stages of a dramatic transformation that will launch a new wave of applications, cut costs by improving efficiency, enhance system reliability and improve air and water quality. Regulated utilities are the primary drivers of these changes. Their success is already enriching shareholders with accelerating dividend growth and robust total returns, what I call the ultimate antidote to retirement insecurity.

Top Takeaways and Best Ideas from the Edison Electric Institute’s 2017 Financial Conference

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 9, 2017
Roger Conrad shares his top takeaways and best investment ideas from his three days at the Edison Electric Institute's 2017 financial conference.



Roger S. Conrad needs no introduction to individual and professional investors, many of whom have profited from his decades of experience uncovering the best dividend-paying stocks for accumulating sustainable wealth. Roger b