• Energy and Income Advisor
  • Conrads Utility Investor
  • Capitalist Times
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Seeking Alpha
graph img


Let's Make a Deal: Utilities Take Advantage of Pipeline Companies' Pain

Consolidated Edison's recently announced joint venture with Crestwood Equity Partners LP highlights a trend to watch in the utility sector.


  • Tech Stocks

    To IPO, or Not to IPO?

    By Jason R. Koepke | Apr. 28, 2016
    Investors in initial public offerings (IPO) often harbor dreams of windfall profits by buying a winning growth story in its early innings. Nothing stokes investors’ imaginations like a hot tech IPO, but late-stage fundraising rounds have emerged as an alternative source of funding. Mutual funds and other institutional investors have become increasingly active in the private market.
  • Utilities

    More Deals on the Horizon for Exelon?

    By Roger S. Conrad | Apr. 19, 2016
    Although Exelon could be forgiven for swearing off future deals after enduring a painfully drawn-out approval process for its acquisition of Pepco, the management team has expressed an appetite for another merger. If the company completed due diligence on an alternative acquisition, a follow-up deal could come sooner than you might expect.  
  • Utilities

    Why Utility Stocks, Not Tesla Motors, Are the Smart Bet on Electric Cars

    By Roger S. Conrad | Mar. 30, 2016
    Investors prize utility stocks for their resilience, but don't overlook their upside exposure to several secular growth trends--including the electric car's long-term potential.
  • Income Investing

    The Case for Utility Stocks

    By Roger S. Conrad | Mar. 22, 2016
    Our favorite electric utilities should be able to accelerate their earnings and dividend growth rates, thanks to growing adoption of renewable energy and utilization of gas-fired power plants. And unlike previous periods of growth, the latest boomlet doesn't involve taking on significant operating risk.
  • Utilities

    M&A: Exelon and Pepco Closer to Consummating Their Union

    By Roger S. Conrad | Feb. 27, 2016
    The District of Columbia's Public Service Commission looks set to approve Exelon Corp's proposed takeover Pepco Holdings, if the acquirer agrees to additional terms. Investors can expect more deals to come in the utility sector--and long delays for regulatory approval.


  • Mining Stocks

    Stay Golden

    By Elliott H. Gue | Apr. 27, 2016
    Gold remains the best way to profit from growing concerns about the efficacy and long-term effects of central banks’ extraordinarily accommodative monetary policies.
  • Investment Strategy

    Sell in May?

    By Elliott H. Gue | Apr. 27, 2016
    The US economy continues to grow at a lackluster pace, first-quarter earnings have disappointed and the S&P 500 trades at stretched valuations. Although none of these factors preclude additional upside in US equities over the near term, we stand by our cautious outlook for the broader market and prefer to focus on defense.
  • Canadian Stocks

    Canadian Equities: Party Like It’s 2004

    By Roger S. Conrad | Apr. 25, 2016
    Low valuations and above-average yields are two reasons to consider our favorite Canadian dividend payers.
  • Portfolio Update

    A Strong Start

    By Roger S. Conrad | Apr. 21, 2016
    After a disappointing 2015, the Lifelong Income Portfolio is off to a much better start this year.
  • Industrial Stocks

    Industrial Strength

    By Peter Staas | Apr. 5, 2016
    A strategic spin-off will highlight this industrial player’s promising life sciences business and unlock value for shareholders. Another across-the-board selloff after the industrial sector’s recent rebound would create an ideal buying opportunity.



    A balanced portfolio of Elliott Gue’s top stocks for capital appreciation.


    Roger Conrad’s top stocks for investors seeking reliable income.


If this looks like a small static image, your browser does not support the canvas tag. Please try again using a different browser, or try to imagine text swirling around in response to the mouse position.