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  • Roger S. Conrad

Q4 earnings reporting season is moving into high gear. And so far, Energy and Income Advisor recommendations are holding their own despite volatile oil and gas prices, reduced industry-wide spending and generally hostile capital markets.

The bad news is with coronavirus fears pressuring global oil prices, the market isn’t paying much attention to the numbers. Nor do investors appear to be giving a lot of credence to management guidance for 2020 that’s considerably more conservative and therefore achievable, as fears of a global economic slide percolate.

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  • Endangered Dividends List

    By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 3, 2020

    Alliance Resource Partners (NSDQ: ARLP) is cutting its quarterly distribution by roughly -26 percent to 40 cents a unit. That follows management’s release of dismal Q4 results, including declines of -14.8 percent and -28.6 percent in EBITDA, respectively.

  • The Wuhan Coronavirus, Economic Growth and Oil

    By Elliott H. Gue on Feb. 3, 2020

    Crude oil prices and the broader stock market started out 2020 with a bang – the S&P 500 reached an all-time closing high of 3,329.62 on January 17th while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil prices jumped to $63.27/bbl on January 6, 2020 surpassing the highs set in September immediately following attacks on Saudi Arabian oil infrastructure.

  • The State of LNG

    By Elliott H. Gue on Jan. 20, 2020

    At a time when the US shale oil and gas industry is getting used to living on less, one corner of the energy sector is still red hot: Liquefied natural gas exports. We continue to be unenthusiastic about this group. Here’s our take on the state of LNG.

  • Endangered Dividends List

    By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 20, 2020

    EnLink Midstream is cutting its quarterly dividend to 18.75 cents per share starting with the February 13 payment, a roughly 34 percent reduction from the previous 28.3 cents. The company is holding in more cash in response to weaker drilling activity in Oklahoma.

  • Energy Sector Roundup - Key lessons from 2019 and what lies ahead for 2020.

    By Elliott H. Gue on Dec. 28, 2019

    We present our sector-by-sector outlook for energy in 2020 and beyond. We should expect global oil prices to generally hold the same trading range of the past few years and this would actually be a positive upside catalyst for energy stocks going forward.

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    • Elliott H. Gue

      Founder and Chief Analyst: Capitalist Times and Energy & Income Advisor

    • Roger S. Conrad

      Founder and Chief Analyst: Capitalist Times and Energy & Income Advisor