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Investing Topics: Pipelines

Key Takeaways from the NAPTP’s MLP Investor Conference

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 30, 2015
We attended the National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships' MLP Investor Conference and lived to tell the tale. Here are some of our key takeaways from the most important event of the year for MLP investors

Sifting through the Quarterly Data Dump

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 11, 2015
Each quarterly earnings season bring a deluge of data and insight. Here are some of our bigger-picture takeaways from the 193 companies in our Utility Report Card that have reported first-quarter results.

Bigger is Better

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 5, 2015
Now more than ever, scale and a low cost of capital are critical to success in midstream energy. This company has both in spades.

The 10 Percent Club

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 7, 2015
Fears of rising interest rates have given traders an excuse to take profits on utility stocks after last fall’s big run-up. Investors with a longer time horizon have ample opportunity buy the high-quality names in our 10 Percent Club, a distinguished group of essential-services stocks that offer a compelling combination of current yield and potential dividend growth.

Down, But Not Out

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 11, 2015
Plummeting prices for crude oil and natural gas liquids have depressed the prices of this Aggressive Income Portfolio holding.

Market Currents: Key Trends to Drive Returns in 2015

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 10, 2015
The trends that shaped returns for essential-services stocks in 2014 should remain in play this year. Here’s how to profit.

A Look Back at 2014 and a New Year’s Resolution

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 5, 2015
Our Model Portfolios outperformed in 2014 and are well-positioned to generate solid returns in the new year.

Best in Class

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 7, 2014
Taking advantage of selloffs to scoop up best-in-class names is a time-tested tactic for scoring outsized investment gains. In the midstream space, few master limited partnerships offer as compelling a combination of value and superior business performance as the newest member of our Conservative Income Portfolio..

Challenges and Opportunities

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 7, 2014
We highlight the best buying opportunities in today’s market, including several names that trade at an unwarranted discount because of the severe downdraft in crude-oil prices.

Crude Oil and Our Model Portfolios

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 7, 2014
The precipitous drop in crude-oil prices continues to roil the market. Here’s the latest on our Portfolio holdings in the energy sector.

MODEL PORTFOLIOS & RATINGS

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