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Storms, Accidents and Utility Stock Risk

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 17, 2018
Hurricane Florence continues to wreak havoc in the Carolinas. And there’s reason to believe the worst may be yet to come for some areas, and for a few essential services companies.

Why Buy an Aging Bull?

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 15, 2018
With this bull market so long in the tooth and with so many potential ways for it to end, does it really make any sense to be thinking about buying stocks now? Here's why it pays to stick around.

Propane Distributors: Unloved Big Yields and Ripe for M&A

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 5, 2018
Canada’s Superior Plus Corp (TSX: SPB, OTC: SUUIF) generated few headlines last month, when it paid $900 million for NGL Energy Partners’ (NYSE: NGL) propane distribution business. However, this merger is highly remarkable for three major reasons.

Income Stocks and the Great Growth Surprise

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 29, 2018
The big question facing investment markets in second half 2018: Will the US economy keeping growing at a 4 percent plus rate?

Behind Utilities’ Retreat: It’s Technical

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 9, 2018
If worries about rising interest rates are hitting utility stocks so hard, why are shares of real estate investment trusts (REITs) surging?

Yieldcos’ Reboot Hits a New Gear

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 2, 2018
The seven yieldcos we track in the Utility Report Card are up roughly 5 percent since the February 9 Income Insights. That’s when I highlighted the sector’s bullish reboot, thanks to a mass turnover of sponsors.

Telecom Values and Value Traps

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 6, 2018

Strong business fundamentals, low measures of standard valuation and a generally weak technical picture: Those are the basic traits of a “value” stock, known in some circles as a contrarian bet.

How Currencies Count This Year

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 15, 2018
Think foreign exchange rates don’t matter in today’s interconnected world of passive strategies and ETFs? Think again.

Keeping Our Bearings with Quality Grades

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 13, 2018
What’s the best way to stay on top of a volatile stock market, where a new threat seems to come out of left field every day? Make sure you own shares of high-quality companies that pay dividends.

Down, But Not Out

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 11, 2018
Despite a down first quarter, market history is on the Dow Jones Utility Average's side.

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