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Picks and Pans for 2019

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 14, 2019

Diversification and focus on quality don’t prevent every loss. But they’re the best assurance a small setback won’t become a large one, as well as the surest road to ultimate recovery.

That’s food for thought as you peruse last year’s performance of Conrad’s Utility Investor coverage universe stocks. While in 2017 the vast majority produced solid returns, most didn’t in 2018.

The list of winners included takeover targets, trouble-free regulated utilities and some foreign energy stocks. The far longer roster of losers included companies that were already in trouble as well as high quality utilities that simply ran out of gas.

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