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Investing Topics: Aggressive Income

Dividend Investors: Don’t Be Afraid to Take Profits

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 4, 2014

Income-seeking investors shouldn't hesitate to take profits on stocks that run-up beyond their fair value.

08/01/14: An Early Birthday Present from Windstream Holdings

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 1, 2014

Sell Windstream Holdings for a more than 50 percent gain.

Upstream MLPs Search for Scale

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 29, 2014

Breitburn Energy Partners LP's recently proposed acquisition of QR Energy LP demonstrates that the search for scale is alive and well among upstream MLPs, as private-equity buyers ratchet up the competition for asset acquisitions.

Transitioning from Oil to Solar Power

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 9, 2014

Thanks to the rapid development of renewable energy and the support of state regulators, this utility has moved to break its addiction to imported oil, setting the stage for higher profits over the long term and lower bills for consumers.

Asia’s Power Play

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 6, 2014

Our best power play in Asia owns and operates high-quality electric power assets in Southern China and India--two markets with the best prospects for demand growth--and its empire is poised to keep overall earnings and dividends growing.

Strong Earnings Promise Outsized Returns

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 2, 2014

Rising dividends are the essential fuel for higher stock prices. And nothing is more critical for payout growth than healthy, expanding businesses.

Exelon Gets a Boost from Pepco Deal

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 2, 2014

Not one of the hundreds of regulated utility mergers over the past century has failed to create a stronger, healthier company. Despite skepticism in some quarters, Exelon Corp’s (NYSE: EXC) $6.8 billion purchase of Pepco Holdings (NYSE: POM) is also set for success.

Stocks To Watch

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 31, 2014

Every portfolio has winners and losers. The key is knowing when to let the best performers run, and cut the worst loose.

Focus on Objectives

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 7, 2014

Conrad's Utility Investor has three actively managed portfolios--Aggressive Income, Conservative Income and Top 10 Drips--each of which is tailored to a specific investment style and risk tolerance. We review each model portfolio's objective, book a 60 percent gain on one of our winners and shift one of our Conservative Income Portfolio holdings to the Aggressive Income Portfolio.

A Power Play on America’s Energy Boom

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 7, 2014

No US utility is better positioned to profit from America’s energy boom than Entergy Corp (NYSE: ETR). The company’s six electric utility units own and operate 22 gigawatts of power plants in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

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ABOUT ROGER CONRAD

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