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Roger S. Conrad needs no introduction to individual and professional investors, many of whom have profited from his decades of experience uncovering the best dividend-paying stocks for accumulating sustainable wealth.

Roger built his reputation with Utility Forecaster, a publication he founded more than 20 years ago that The Hulbert Financial Digest routinely ranked as one of the best investment newsletters. He’s also a sought-after expert on master limited partnerships (MLP) and former Canadian royalty trusts.

In April 2013, Roger reunited with his long-time friend and colleague, Elliott Gue, becoming co-editor of Energy & Income Advisor, a semimonthly online newsletter that’s dedicated to uncovering the most profitable opportunities in the energy sector.

Although the masthead may have changed, readers can count on Roger to deliver the same high-quality analysis and rational assessment of the best dividend-paying utilities, MLPs and dividend-paying Canadian energy names.


A New Portfolio Holding and Revisiting Old Friends

Our International Portfolio has fared quite well this year, with our conservative allocation generating a total return of 28 percent in US dollars. All 13 of these stocks have hiked their dividends over the past 12 months, rewarding investors with an average increase of more than 8 percent.

The Portfolio’s aggressive sleeve, which took a harder hit during last year’s selloff, has rallied hard in 2016, generating an average total return of 39.6 percent in US dollars.

After poring over second-quarter results, we’ve updated our comments on the more than 80 Canadian and Australian energy stocks in our International Coverage Universe. Here are some of our key takeaways from this process. We also exit one of our hedges and add a new upstream name to the International Coverage Universe.

During our most recent Live Chat, we received a number of questions about liquefied natural gas (LNG) and shipping companies that specialize in transporting this commodity. All signs point toward the global LNG market remaining oversupplied for at least the next four to five years, which should help to encourage demand growth.

Digging Deeper into MLPs

After plunging almost 50 percent from early May 2015 to mid-February 2016, the Alerian MLP Index has defied the critics and torched slow-to-react short sellers by surging 45 percent since its nadir. But the easy money has been made: Investors must now focus on which names are best-positioned to grow in an environment where energy prices remain lower for longer.

MLP Watch List

The three master limited partnerships (MLP) on our watch list share several qualities: strong balance sheets, solid management teams and well-positioned asset bases that will generate organic growth in the intermediate term.

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  • Live Chat with

    Elliott and Roger on May. 31, 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.


    • Roger S. Conrad

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

    • Elliott H. Gue

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

    • Peter Staas

      Managing Editor: Capitalist Times and Energy & Income Advisor