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Investing Topics: Electric Utilities

The Future is Electric: Utilities, Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 16, 2017
Tough talk from the Trump administration doesn’t change the economic factors driving massive changes in the US energy landscape. Regulated utilities appear particularly well-positioned to profit from the epic transition to renewable energy and electric vehicles. Lock in generous dividend yields, kick back and watch the future unfold.

A Dip, But No Dive

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 9, 2017
Does the Dow Jones Utility Average’s recent pullback mark the start of a reversion to the mean?

The Future is Electric

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 9, 2017
Tough talk from the Trump administration doesn’t change the economic factors driving massive changes in the US energy landscape. Regulated utilities appear particularly well-positioned to profit from this epic transition.

A New Trend in Utility M&A?

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 23, 2017
Does Eversource Energy's recently announced acquisition of Aquarion Water mark the start of a new trend in utility mergers and acquisitions?

Green Bonds And Utilities

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 24, 2017
The growing popularity of green bonds creates opportunities for savvy investors and can help utilities to reduce their cost of capital.

Merger Mania

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
Access to inexpensive capital and the pursuit of scale continue to drive consolidation in the utility and telecommunication services sectors. These trends create opportunities for savvy investors.

Lessons from 2016 and Outlook for 2017

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 10, 2017
Two of our three model Portfolios outperformed the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Utility Average handily last year, while our aggressive picks lagged. We review what went right and what went wrong, with an eye toward refining our process.

Utilities Sell Equity at the Right Time and for the Right Reasons

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 26, 2016
The recent spate of equity issuance is yet another sign of frothy valuations in the utility sector, but these moves set the stage for future growth. Investors should bide their time and wait for a pullback to buy our favorite utility stocks.

Learning from Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 30, 2016
A baker's dozen of our Portfolio holdings have reported second-quarter results. Here are our key takeaways.

Deals, Deals, Deals (and Earnings)

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 25, 2016
We share our take on the latest deal flow involving companies in our Utility Report Card, the first earnings of the season and hedging against potential downside in utility stocks.

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