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Three Reasons We’re Riding Out the Trade Tremors

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 6, 2018
Investors hate uncertainty, and the history of tariffs is filled with examples of unexpected collateral damage. Every new White House statement seems to trigger jagged stock market volatility. But before you head for the hills, there are three key points to consider.

Tesla’s Buckling, But Clean Tech Isn’t

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 29, 2018
Unfortunately for CEO Elon Musk and his many followers, there’s plenty of room for more downside for Tesla Inc (NSDQ: TSLA).

A New Beginning

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 8, 2018
The undervalued stock has a checkered past--and a bright future.

Utility Stocks and Tax Reform

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 3, 2018
Regulated gas, electric and water utilities won’t benefit directly from the Tax Cut and Jobs Act’s signature change: a reduction in the top corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent. But tax reform still creates a number of opportnities for regulated utilities, especially the strongest operators.

EEI Conference Preview: Electricity Markets and the War for Coal

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 17, 2017
The Trump administration has clearly gone all-in on turning the supposed war on coal into a war for coal, but the outcome will depend on electric utilities and power companies. We'll focus on the risks and opportunities associated with government intervention when we attend the Edison Electric Institute's financial conference in November.

Politics vs Economics: Wholesale Changes?

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 8, 2017
The Trump administration has pushed several policies that could shake up domestic electricity markets. Of these initiatives, the Dept of Energy’s proposed subsidies for merchant coal-fired power plants and nuclear reactors would radically change the existing market dynamics. We evaluate the investment risks and opportunities created by these shifts.

The Future is Electric

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 9, 2017
Tough talk from the Trump administration doesn’t change the economic factors driving massive changes in the US energy landscape. Regulated utilities appear particularly well-positioned to profit from this epic transition.

Kind of a Big Deal

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 9, 2017
A bargain-priced acquisition underscores the value of having a supportive sponsor and gives this master limited partnership a solid presence in India, a country with big plans to expand its renewable-energy capacity.

Key Takeaways from First-Quarter Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 14, 2017
Earnings season provides a deluge of information about specific companies as well as early insight into industry-level trends.

Green Bonds And Utilities

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 24, 2017
The growing popularity of green bonds creates opportunities for savvy investors and can help utilities to reduce their cost of capital.

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