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Investing Topics: Aggressive Income

Three Keys for Successful Investing in the New Year

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 3, 2015
Our Model Portfolios in Conrad's Utility Investor outperformed in 2014. Here are the three keys we'll focus on in 2015 to keep the momentum going.

Discounted Renewable Energy

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 7, 2014
Bargains have started to appear in the formerly red-hot yieldco universe, thanks to the mistaken assumption that these names face the same headwinds as First Solar (NSDQ: FSLR) and other component manufacturers.

The Power of Low Expectations

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 7, 2014
Brazil's largest electric utility has taken a beating. But its bargain-basement valuation means it won't take much good news to send this aggressive bet higher.

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.

11/03/14: Closing Our Seasonal Trade and A New Portfolio Addition

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 3, 2014
A month into our seasonal bet on broad strength in the utilities sector, we book a 15.3 percent gain on ProShares Ultra Utilities and add a new stock to our Aggressive Income Portfolio.

Chevron Corp: The Next 1,000 Percent

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 4, 2014
Top 10 DRIPs Portfolio holding Chevron Corp has rewarded investors with steady gains for the last two decades.

09/19/14: The Turnaround Continues

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 19, 2014
Our top turnaround play for 2014 continues to reward our faith.

MDU Resources Group: Bakken Bet is Cheap Again

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 13, 2014
West Texas Intermediate crude oil has slipped to $93 a barrel, its lowest price in two years, and producers in North Dakota’s prolific Bakken Shale part with their output for less than $88 a barrel. But not even $70 oil would derail growth for our favorite bet on the Bakken Shale.

Elections and Short Sellers

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 9, 2014
While the partisan battle for the US Senate this November makes headlines, the real action for investors is in the gubernatorial elections. Winning governors will appoint state regulators, who set policy for everything from mega-mergers and customer rates to carbon dioxide emissions. Much will depend on what happens in the six states where incumbents look vulnerable: Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas and South Carolina. Picking the best opportunities to bet against short sellers helped us to book a 52 percent gain in Windstream Holdings (NSDQ: WIN) and a 58.2 percent profit on Enel (Milan: ENEL, OTC: ENLAY).  We expect our latest addition to the Aggressive Income Portfolio to also confound short sellers and reward us with solid returns.

CenturyLink: The Next Telecom Short Squeeze

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 9, 2014

We booked a 52% gain on Windstream Holdings (NSDQ: WIN). Now it's CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) turn to prove the skeptics wrong.



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