Utility Forecaster

Roger Conrad founded the Utility Forecaster newsletter in 1989. He tracks a more than 250 essential services securities, employing a rigorous five-stage methodology that includes a proprietary safety rating system and a value index that compares prospective total returns with a security's current ratio...
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Spectra Energy Corp (SE)

Today’s recommendation is a natural gas production, storage and distribution company that has both current yield (3.7%) and the promise of dividend growth. Spectra Energy Corp (SE) from Utility Forecaster Spectra Energy Corp (SE) recently announced a plan to drop down the remainder of its U.S. and...
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Sell Alert: Linn Energy LLC

Sell Alert: Linn Energy LLC 8.625% Note of 04/15/20 Linn Energy LLC 8.625% Note of 04/15/20 was recommended by Utility Forecaster in Dividend Digest issue 237, dated June 13, 2012. “After the market closed on Monday, July 1, 2013, Linn Energy LLC (LINE) and its LinnCo...
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TransCanada Corp. (TRP)

Today Utility Forecaster Editor David Dittman recommends a 4%-yielding energy stock available today at a big discount. “The Keystone XL Pipeline will not on its own make the Canadian economy. Neither would rejection of the project break its owner/operator, Growth Portfolio Core Holding TransCanada (TRP,...
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AmeriGas Partners LP (APU)

In today’s Daily Alert, Utility Forecaster Editor David Dittman recommends a nonpipeline MLP with a current yield over 7% and reliable annual dividend growth. “AmeriGas Partners LP (APU, NYSE) has achieved remarkable scale in an industry otherwise marked by its fragmentation. The propane distributor from...
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An Energy MLP with a 7% Yield

Are you interested in energy stocks, high yields or utilities? Then don’t miss the advice in today’s Investment of the Week, the latest installment in our Dick Davis Digest Contributor Interview Series. Today I’m talking to Roger Conrad, a long-time Digest Contributor who just...
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Top Pick: El Paso Pipeline Partners L.P. (EPB)

Today’s new Top Pick for 2013 is a master limited partnership (MLP) currently yielding about 6%, picked by Utility Forecaster Editor Roger Conrad. “My top conservative pick for the coming year is El Paso Pipeline Partners L.P. (EPB, $39), which derives virtually all of income...
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Top Picks 2012 Updates Part 2

Today we resume our updates on the 2012 Top Picks, with the advisors’ current advice on their recommendations (wherever possible). Today’s updates cover stocks beginning with the letters E through I. E Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (ETP, $44) was picked by Utility Forecaster Editor Roger who...
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Top Picks 2012 Updates Part 1

Today’s Daily Alert brings the first of your subscriber-only updates on the Top Picks for 2012, including the advisors’ current advice on the stocks wherever possible. There are a lot of updates, so I’ve broken them down into more digestible segments that will spread...
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Your Child Can Retire with Millions!

For today's Dividend Edition of Investment of the Week, I wanted to introduce investing with dividend reinvestment plans, or DRIPs. We have two Dick Davis Digest contributors who focus exclusively on investing with DRIPs, and others who recommend them occasionally. So DRIPs appear the...
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NRG Energy, Inc. 7.625% Note of 05/15/19

Today's Daily Alert features a bond recommended in Roger Conrad's Utility Forecaster. Utility Forecaster is currently ranked third for five-year performance and first for risk-adjusted 10-year performance by Hulbert Financial Digest. "NRG Energy, Inc. 7.625% Note of 05/15/19 (CUSIP: 629377BR2) -- Last month Dynegy filed...
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Invest Like a Dividend Investor

I began writing this dividend-focused edition of Investment of the Week in response to demand: all our surveys and other evidence show increasing interest in dividend-paying stocks. Other analysts have noticed the trend as well; I've even seen some of our experts calling the...
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Energy Sector Lifts Wall Street

Cabot Webinar Will Focus on Top Energy Stocks Recent spikes in oil prices are lifting energy stocks. This renaissance in energy-related companies will be the topic of a new Cabot webinar, "How You Can Reap Huge Profits from the American Energy Boom." Specific buying in...
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Natural Gas Sector Standouts

Roger Conrad’s Utility Forecaster is one of only nine newsletters on the Hulbert Financial Digest’s 2011 Honor Roll, which recognizes newsletters that outperform in both up and down markets. Below, he analyzes some of the best income...
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The Future of America

Our financial system lies in shambles, and the dominoes continue to fall, bringing down companies and stocks in one sector after another. Consumer confidence is absolutely terrible. Friends who previously asked about my market opinion simply as a common courtesy now ask because genuinely...
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