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Investing Topics: Regulated Utilities

Challenges and Opportunities

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 20, 2014
Plummeting oil prices and uncertainty in the energy sector have unsettled investors; we remain confident in our Portfolio holdings.

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.

Utilities Enter the Spin Cycle

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 13, 2014
Expect more utilities to monetize assets and recycle capital by spinning off yieldcos and master limited partnerships.

The Third-Quarter Earnings Train Keeps Rolling

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 4, 2014
Third-quarter earnings season is in full swing. We analyze the latest batch of results from the holdings in our Model Portfolios.

11/03/14: Closing Our Seasonal Trade and A New Portfolio Addition

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 3, 2014
A month into our seasonal bet on broad strength in the utilities sector, we book a 15.3 percent gain on ProShares Ultra Utilities and add a new stock to our Aggressive Income Portfolio.

Don’t Sweat October Volatility

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 15, 2014
October can be a dangerous month for the market, but this volatility usually moderates and stocks rally through year-end. The Dow Jones Utilities Average has posted a gain in 37 of the past 45 fourth quarters and we're betting on that seasonal strength once again.

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.

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