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Investing Topics: Electric Utilities

Balancing Act

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 7, 2015
Our Portfolio holdings continue to perform well as businesses—the key to long-run dividend growth and capital gains. Concerns about an uptick in interest rates create buying opportunities, but savvy investors should also play some defense.

Grappling with Externalities

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 7, 2015
Now that first-quarter earnings season has wrapped up, concern about rising interest rates has taken over as the primary near-term driver for dividend-paying stocks. Here’s how you can take advantage.

Steady as She Goes

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 6, 2015
A laundry list of growth projects provides a high level of visibility to this high-quality utility's cash flow and dividend growth.

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.

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