• Twitter
  • Roger S. Conrad

In the previous issue, Roger and I shared a round table with Energy and Income Advisor readers, synthesizing discussions we’ve had on a wide range of “Big Picture” topics, including developments in the still red-hot Permian Basin, the latest on regulatory headwinds and trends and our key takeaways from Q2 earnings, including potential MLP to corporation conversions.

Subsequently, we updated our comments, numbers and advice on each of the companies tracked in our three coverage universes, which are explored in tabular form under the “Portfolios” tab on the EIA website:

• EIA Producers and Drillers
• MLP and Midstream
• International Coverage Universe

This issue, we’re putting it all together in a comprehensive discussion of strategy, including the upcoming simplification merger of the current three EIA Portfolios into one Active Portfolio.

Energy Commentary >>

Subscribers Only >>

  • Model Portfolios: Simplifying our Strategy

    By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 4, 2018

    Starting in September, we’re taking a giant step to simplify our Energy and Income Advisor Portfolio strategy. Our 3 Model Portfolios are divided into “Conservative” and “Aggressive” Holdings. The Conservative stocks are intended to be bedrock positions, where our objective is long-term capital appreciation and in most cases a rising stream of income. The Aggressive stocks carry more risk but also more upside potential and often very high yields to reward your wait.

  • Roundtable: Our Views on Q2 Earnings, Picking Permian Basin Targets, MLP Corporate Conversion, 2018 Political Risks and More

    By Elliott H. Gue on Aug. 23, 2018

    Talking Point #1: The Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico - Roger Conrad (RC): Elliott, a lot has happened in the energy sector since the Roundtable discussion you and I had following MLP & Energy Infrastructure Conference. But the most striking development to me is how, despite what seems to be an endless legion of skeptics, the action in the Permian Basin just keeps heating up.

  • A 30,000 Foot View of the Global Energy Industry Today

    By Elliott H. Gue on Aug. 8, 2018

    Oil services giants Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) and Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB) are two of the most important energy companies to watch during quarterly earnings season. That’s not because they’re the biggest companies in the energy patch; after all, super oil Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) is nearly 4 times the size of Schlumberger by market capitalization. However, no companies have more insight into trends in the global energy industry, new technologies gaining traction in the field and producer activity levels than these two firms.

  • No Surprises: Earnings Reporting Season Brings Distribution Cuts

    By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 8, 2018

    Our EIA Endangered Dividends List highlights companies in our coverage universe where dividends are at elevated risk of being cut for one or more of the following reasons:  

  • Canada’s Landlocked Energy Is Finding a Market

    By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 21, 2018

    Surging US energy production from shale formations has been the bane of Canadian energy producers for more than a decade. The proof is in the prices. Western Canada Select crude oil recently sold for $26 less per barrel than the WTI US benchmark, and that differential has been as wide as $40 in recent years. Canadian natural gas at the AECO hub has fetched less than $1 per thousand cubic feet for long stretches and today is barely one-third the benchmark price at Henry Hub in Texas. WCS’ heavier oil mix accounts for some of its discount. But transportation constraints are by far the biggest contributor. And the more the US pumps, the more Canadian oil and gas is crowded off North American pipelines, rails and trucking networks.

Subscribe today to receive a sample issue of EIA
  • Live Chat with

    Elliott and Roger on Sep. 27, 2018

  • Portfolios & Ratings

    • Model Portfolios

      Balanced portfolios of energy stocks for aggressive and conservative investors.

    • Coverage Universe

      Our take on more than 50 energy-related equities, from upstream to downstream and everything in between.

    • MLP Ratings

      Our assessment of every energy-related master limited partnership.

    • International Coverage Universe

      Roger Conrad’s coverage of more than 70 dividend-paying energy names.

    Experts

    • 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