October 8, 2005
Roger Conrad is regularly featured on television, radio and at investment seminars. He has been the editor of Utility Forecaster for 15 years and is also the editor of Canadian Edge and Utility & Income. In addition, he's associate editor of Personal Finance, where his regular beat is the Income Report.
Mr. Conrad is the author of Power Hungry: Strategic Investing in Telecommunications, Utilities and Other Essential Services, and coauthor of Market Timing for the Nineties and The Agile Investor with Stephen Leeb.
Uniquely qualified to provide advice on income-producing equity securities, he founded the newsletter, Utility Forecaster in 1989. Since then, it's become the nation's leading advisory on electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water and foreign utility stocks, bonds and preferred stocks.
In 1997 and 1999, the Newsletter Publishers Association name Utility Forecaster the named Best Financial Advisory. Utility Forecaster also earned third place in 2001 and honorable mention in 1992 and 2000. The letter's coverage of the California power crisis merited it second prize for Best Interpretive Analytical Reporting in 2001.
Mr. Conrad tracks a universe of more than 250 essential services securities, employing a rigorous five-stage methodology that includes a proprietary safety rating system and a value index that compares prospective total returns with a security's current price-to-earnings ratio.
Mr. Conrad has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University and a Master's of International Management degree from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird).