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Investing Topics: Natural Gas

Pull This Baby from the Bathwater

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 11, 2016
This high-quality midstream name exclusively serves the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale, owns regulated gas pipelines that operate under long-term contracts with utilities and continues to leverage its low of capital to fund growth projects.

Winners and Losers from the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 22, 2015
Earlier this month, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued final rules designed to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. We run through the winners and losers from this new policy.

One to Cash Out, Three to Lock In

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 13, 2014
Although we prefer to buy and hold to build wealth over the long haul, we’re not averse to locking a big gain from time to time on momentum-driven names—especially in a five-year-old bull market.

Electric Utilities: The American Way vs Germany and Australia

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 23, 2014

Fear-mongering pundits often point to Germany's energy policy to illustrate the risk that the boom in renewable-energy development poses to the US. Australia provides a better analogue for the US experience, though investors should understand the American energy landscape's unique features before placing their bets.

Stock Offerings: Time to Buy

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 16, 2014

A growing, capital-intensive business must regularly be fed with sales of debt and equity. Investors almost invariably fear such offerings as either dilutive or incurring more debt. But the lowest corporate borrowing rates in a generation have enabled companies to cut interest expenses with new debt offerings, eliminating their near-term exposure to rising rates. This week, we look at six Conrad's Utility Investor Portfolio holdings that have had recent offerings.

From Winter’s Icy Grip: Energy Innovation Opportunity

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 10, 2014

Winter 2013-14 was one of the coldest on record in North America. Americans used massive amounts of natural gas, drawing down an historic glut in storage. And supplies are still shrinking with US consumption running 19 percent ahead of last year.

Portfolio: Results Fuel Returns

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 7, 2014

Buying stocks of strong companies at the lowest possible prices: That’s been my primary strategy thus far for the Conrad’s Utility Investor Portfolios.

This month, I’m adding two stocks to the Conservative Holdings.

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ABOUT ROGER CONRAD

Roger S. Conrad needs no introduction to individual and professional investors, many of whom have profited from his decades of experience uncovering the best dividend-paying stocks for accumulating sustainable wealth. Roger b