Roger 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 Conrad founded and ran the Utility Forecaster and Canadian Edge newsletters before leaving to form his own publishing company, Capitalist Times (www.CapitalistTimes.com). During his almost 30-year tenure at Utility Forecaster, Hulbert Financial Digest routinely ranked the publication as one of the best investment newsletters. His new publication, Conrad’s Utility Investor (www.ConradsUtilityInvestor.com), continues his in-depth coverage and analysis of more than 200 essential-services stocks, primarily utilities and telecoms. Roger Conrad is also an expert on master limited partnerships (MLP) and the Canadian energy sector, which he covers for Energy & Income Advisor (www.EnergyAndIncomeAdvisor.com). He’s also an independent trustee of Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund and the author of Power Hungry: Strategic Investing in Telecommunications, Utilities and Other Essential Services. Although he spends a good deal of time in front of a Bloomberg terminal or reading 10-K and 10-Q reports, he’s also an avid outdoorsman and baseball fan. The masthead may have changed, but 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.
Building a portfolio of dividend-paying high-quality stocks to create a reliable and growing income stream starting in 2014.
For anyone starting out new on this path, I suggest reading everything written by following folks: Chowder, David Crosetti, Dividend Dynasty, Mike Nadel, David van Knapp, Robert Schwartz, Six, RichJoy, Bob Wells, and David Fish (CCC list).
Also read Single Best Investment by Lowell Miller (free pdf available using Google search), The Most Important Thing Illuminated by Howard Marks, get access to MorningStar Dividend Newsletter and ValueLine reports (both usually free at your local library).
Our family finances have focused on growth through the use of mutual funds. Now we are on a path to convert from a growth to an income strategy as we approach retirement in 4 years.
BAC, BP, CVX, ED, GE, GIS, GM, JPM, KMI, KO, MCD, PM, RTN, KO, PEP, PG, JNJ, XOM
ADW.A, ACO..X, BBD.B, BCE, CM. CU, CNQ, CVE, EMA, ENB, FTS FTT, IPL, L, MBT, MFC, RCI.B, SJR.B. , SU, QSR, TRB
I have been a private investor for about 8 years after retiring from a 34-year career with Kentucky State Government. I tend to invest in low-debt, globally exposed companies with good growth potential that pay dividends.
Once a Registered Rep., currently a Quality Engineer watching the family money. Interested in investing as kid when Dad became friend of C-Level exec at MARS, Inc. (More than one reason to like M&M's) First stock was Eastern Airlines. How could an astronaut run a company down? It Happens!