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Investing Topics: Electric Utilities

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.

Challenges and Opportunities

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 7, 2014
We highlight the best buying opportunities in today’s market, including several names that trade at an unwarranted discount because of the severe downdraft in crude-oil prices.

Finding Value in the Utility Sector

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 26, 2014
My take on the last of our Model Portfolio holdings to report quarterly results and where to find value in the utility sector.

Utilities Enter the Spin Cycle

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 13, 2014
Expect more utilities to monetize assets and recycle capital by spinning off yieldcos and master limited partnerships.

Looking for Profits? Focus on Policy, Not Politics

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 9, 2014
Partisan politics are as old as the republic itself. But when it comes to making investment decisions, focus on policy and leave your own biases behind.

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.

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