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Investing Topics: Electric Utilities

Sifting through the Quarterly Data Dump

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 11, 2015
Each quarterly earnings season bring a deluge of data and insight. Here are some of our bigger-picture takeaways from the 193 companies in our Utility Report Card that have reported first-quarter results.

Portfolio Roundup

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 11, 2015
Quarterly earnings season is in full swing. Here’s how our Portfolio holdings fared.

SolarCity Corp: Sun-Dazed Investors Get Burned

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 9, 2015
SolarCity Corp has become the face of solar power in the US. But a charismatic CEO and disruptive business model aren't enough to paper over the company's dismal financial results.

Strong Business, Weak Currency

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 14, 2015
Let the currency headwinds blow; this Australian utility continues to deliver the goods as a business.

Earning Their Keep

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 14, 2015
There’s more to analyzing quarterly earnings than whether a company met Wall Street analysts’ consensus estimates. These regular check-ups provide useful insight into the health of our Portfolio holdings’ underlying businesses and their future growth prospects.

So Far, So good

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 10, 2015
Fourth-quarter earnings season rolls on; thus far, everything is as it should be for our Portfolio holdings.

Utility Stocks and the Burden of High Valuations

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 17, 2015
With the Dow Jones Utilities Average trading at an elevated valuation, investors shouldn't be afraid to take some profits off the table in their big winners.

Looking Back to Find the Way Forward

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 11, 2015
Our model Portfolios outperformed once again in 2014. Rather than rest on our laurels, we kick the tires on our winners and losers to determine whether they’re worth holding for 2015.

Market Currents: Key Trends to Drive Returns in 2015

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 10, 2015
The trends that shaped returns for essential-services stocks in 2014 should remain in play this year. Here’s how to profit.

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.

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