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Investing Topics: Pipelines

New Year, Time-Tested Strategy

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 11, 2016
By most measures, last year was a difficult time for income-seeking investors, as anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s first rate hike since 2006 weighed on sentiment toward dividend-paying stocks. Here’s our strategy for 2016.

Higher Standards

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 11, 2016
Our proprietary quality grades help investors to assess the spectrum of risk across the more than 200 essential-service companies covered in our Utility Report Card.

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.

Cheap and Built to Last

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 7, 2015
Keystone XL's controversial cross-border leg doesn't really matter.

Quality at a Discount

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 14, 2015
Shares of best-in-class utilities rarely sell for bargain prices, which is why we've taken advantage of recent weakness to snap up this stock for our Conservative Income Portfolio.

Managing the Downside

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 13, 2015
Only time will tell whether recent volatility in US equities will develop into a full-on bear market. In the interim, here’s a plan that will keep you invested and generate a steady stream of dividends. We’ll also highlight strategies to avoid the destructive behaviors that seem rational during selloffs great and small.

What’s Working Now

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 10, 2015
The bear market in energy stocks continues. But there are still plenty of ways to lock in above-average yields and build long-term wealth with our favorite essential-services stocks.

The Dash for Gas

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 8, 2015
This spin-off has credible plans to grow its cash flow by 20 percent annually in coming years.

Thoughts on the MLP Selloff

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 6, 2015
Recent downside in the Alerian MLP Index reflects a number of factors, including the group's outperformance relative to other energy stocks last year, the market’s growing concern about rising interest rates and worries that the slowdown in drilling activity will limit future growth opportunities.

On the Verge of Great Things

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 7, 2015
Further clarity on potential drop-down transactions could provide a major upside catalyst for this turnaround story.

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