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Investing Topics: Regulated Utilities

Unconventional Investing for the Win

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 14, 2014
Conventional wisdom holds that October is a dangerous month for stocks, which means that investors must think unconventionally to get ahead.

Coal Still King Despite Would-Be Usurpers

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 20, 2014

Imagine a future where US coal-fired power plants continue to generate reliable baseload power, while CO2 collected during their operation fuels the shale oil boom. 

EPA’s Crackdown on CO2 Emissions: An Indecent Proposal?

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 6, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed rules on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions create dange and opportunities for investors in utility stocks.

New Stock Highs Call for Disciplined Investing

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 30, 2014

Five more Conrad’s Utility Investor portfolio stocks have hit new 52-week highs since the last Utility Roundup and 17 of the 30 companies in my Aggressive Income and Conservative Income Portfolios have hit 52-week highs this month.

 

Merger Madness Continues in Utility Sector

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 27, 2014

Wisconsin Energy's $8.93 billion acquisition of Itegrys Energy marks the latest mega-deal in the energy patch. We scrutinize the merger and explain why this won't be the last big transaction in the utility sector. 

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.

Energy Investing: It Pays to be in the Know

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 16, 2014

Now more than ever, investors looking to profit from the US energy boom must also pay attention to regulatory and legislative developments in Washington.

Exelon Corp Peps Up

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 3, 2014

Exelon Corp’s (NYSE: EXC) $6.9 billion all-cash takeover offer for Pepco Holdings (NYSE: POM) has gotten a mixed reception from investors, but the deal pushes the acquirer closer to resuming dividend growth.

Strong Earnings Promise Outsized Returns

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 2, 2014

Rising dividends are the essential fuel for higher stock prices. And nothing is more critical for payout growth than healthy, expanding businesses.

Dow Jones Utilities Average: Buy Individual Stocks, Not the Index

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 8, 2014

Savvy investors who buy the best utility stocks at the best prices will outperform the index huggers.

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