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Investing Topics: Wind Power

Ready for the Next Act

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 8, 2018
This Conservative Income Portfolio has positioned itself for the next leg of its growth story.

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.

Another Chance to Buy

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 10, 2017
The recent pullback in this stock creates a buying opportunity for investors who missed it the first time.

Thoughts on Third-Quarter Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 28, 2017
Third-quarter earnings season is in full swing, bringing some upside and downside surprises for our Model Portfolio holdings.

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.

Parental Support

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
This yieldco's sponsor steps up to the plate yet again.

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