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    Elliott Gue's

    Big Picture

    The gradual increase in interest rates will have a limited effect on the best energy-focused master limited partnerships.
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    Roger Conrad's

    Income Insights

    Utility investors shouldn't lose any sleep over Scotland's push for independence.
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Energy Stocks

Rigs and Tankers

The most recent boom and bust cycle in the tanker market provides useful insight into the deteriorating fundamentals in the offshore drilling market.

Although we don’t expect the market for offshore rigs to collapse in the same manner as the tanker market, an influx of new drilling units has skewed the supply-demand balance in customers’ favor, putting the day-rates that these vessels earn under pressure.



  • Value Investing

    More Upside for These Turnaround Stories

    By Roger S. Conrad | Sep. 4, 2014

    Investors may have written off these two master limited partnerships for their subpar distribution coverage, but their turnaround stories continue to gain traction. Not only do these names offer above-average yields, but we also foresee significant price appreciation for patient investors.

  • Health Care Stocks

    Big Pharma: Buy the Dips

    By Yiannis G. Mostrous | Sep. 5, 2014

    Although some of our best-performing stocks have come from cyclical sectors that benefit from the recovering global economy, every long-term portfolio should have some exposure to Big Pharma.

  • Basic Materials

    Brazil’s Drought Tightens Supply-Demand Balance in Aluminum Market

    By Elliott H. Gue | Sep. 5, 2014

    Reduced aluminum production in Brazil has tightened a global aluminum market that already faced a supply deficit. Our top play on this trend has already returned more than 100 percent since we added the stock to the Wealth Builders Portfolio in March 2014. We see more upside to come.

  • Portfolio Update

    Dividing to Conquer

    By Roger S. Conrad | Sep. 5, 2014

    Most of our Lifelong Income Portfolio holdings have reported second-quarter results. However, the news flow continues to come fast and furious, with one of our top value plays announcing plans to spin off some of its assets as a new entity. Here’s our take on this strategic move and the latest developments affecting our other picks.



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


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


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