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Investing Topics: Investment Strategy

How to and How Not to Play an American Real Estate Recovery

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 18, 2020

From shuttered stores and offices to surging unpaid rents, US landlords have suffered a body blow this year. And there’s more turbulence ahead, from short-term cash shortfalls to big changes in tenant preferences. But American property is hardly down for the count.

Total SA: Affirming the Super Major Business Model

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 22, 2020

Total SA's (Paris: FP, NYSE: TOT) first-quarter results are a warning to those who would bet against the future of super majors. The environment is changing, but the business model is alive and well.

Q1 Earnings: Here’s What’s Important

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 17, 2020

With the virus still spreading and shutdowns continuing, forecasting COVID-19’s eventual damage to human health and the global economy is still a matter of conjecture, making it difficult for management teams to set guidance for the rest of 2020.

However, Q1 numbers and guidance, to be released over the next several weeks, will be absolutely critical to making good decisions, particularly where dividend safety is concerned.

Mid-Month Update: Navigating a Deepening Selloff

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 21, 2020

I typically update advice in the Conrad’s Utility Investor website tables with the regular monthly issues. For urgent advice I send Alerts. If there’s a theme to expand on, I post an Income Insights or Utility Roundup.

These “interesting times,” however, require an update for the five tables under the Portfolios tab.

What’s Wrong with Pembina, and ONEOK and…

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 11, 2020

Despite the indiscriminate selling of the past few days, these two companies are well-positioned to weather this latest phase of the midstream stress test. Here's why.

Time to Sell NextEra Energy?

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 25, 2020

Utility stocks have picked up in 2020 where they left off in 2019. The Dow Jones Utility Average reached an all-time high of 934 this week. So long as investors crave yield, there’s a case the sector will reach higher ground - but this story also has a less savory side.

Hunting the Hunter: Following Elliott’s Lead

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 12, 2019

How many companies can one private capital firm successfully take on all at once? Paul Singer’s Elliott Management seems determined to find out.

Keeping Global with an American Accent

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 26, 2019

The strong US dollar, worries about slowing global growth and disruption from uncertain politics and trade policy: That trio of entrenched trends continues to fuel investor appetites to “buy American,” dividend-paying stocks of US-based companies that generate all or mostly all of their sales within our borders.

Deconstructing AT&T

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 20, 2019

Can the sum of the parts actually be greater than the whole? Shareholders of AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) will get a chance to find out, now that activist investor Paul Singer’s Elliott Management has taken a $3.2 billion stake in the communications giant.

Telecom’s Feeble Are On Their Last Legs

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 13, 2019

Few sectors have dealt as much pain to unwary yield seekers over the past decade as communications. Here's the rundown on the weakest of the herd.

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