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Investing Topics: Electric Utilities

The Third-Quarter Earnings Train Keeps Rolling

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 4, 2014
Third-quarter earnings season is in full swing. We analyze the latest batch of results from the holdings in our Model Portfolios.

Politics and Utilities

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 27, 2014
Gubernatorial races are of paramount importance for utilities because governors appoint regulators in most states. Here's a quick roundup of what's at stake.

Third-Quarter Earnings Season Kicks Off

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 24, 2014
Although falling crude-oil prices have dominated the financial headlines, third-quarter earnings season is under way.

Unconventional Investing for the Win

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 14, 2014
Conventional wisdom holds that October is a dangerous month for stocks, which means that investors must think unconventionally to get ahead.

Utilities Navigate Energy Politics

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 24, 2014
The People's Climate March near New York City's Central Park, and other demonstrations around the country remind us that energy companies must navigate environmental politics skillfully in order to thrive. Upcoming elections will bring many issues up for debate and make keeping an eye on politics and policy matters critical.

Scottish Independence and Other Wild Cards

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 13, 2014
Utility investors shouldn't lose any sleep over Scotland's push for independence.

MDU Resources Group: Bakken Bet is Cheap Again

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 13, 2014
West Texas Intermediate crude oil has slipped to $93 a barrel, its lowest price in two years, and producers in North Dakota’s prolific Bakken Shale part with their output for less than $88 a barrel. But not even $70 oil would derail growth for our favorite bet on the Bakken Shale.

Big Doings in the Utility Sector

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 13, 2014
We book an almost 55 percent gain on Consolidated Communications, highlight our best buys in the current market and explore some of the biggest trends driving returns in the essential-services space.

14 Portfolio Companies Report – And Then There’s Windstream

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 5, 2014

We check in on 14 more of our Portfolio holdings that have reported quarterly earnings, and the big news on our recent WIN.

Electric Utilities Meet LNG

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 15, 2014

Three US electric utilities are now investing in LNG exports through new acquisitions. However one of these is uniquely positioned to bring new LNG export capacity on line and open North American gas to the world.

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