Tracy Burleson Rational Exuberance

AmGasMagCoverMay2014177x228Twenty-five years ago this month, the Hennessy Gas Utility Index Fund (GASFX) was established by the American Gas Association’s Finance Committee. During the past 25 years, GASFX has seen significant growth from $25 million in assets to $1.5 billion. Earnings per share and dividend returns have historically been between 3 and 5 percent and are now as high as 5 to 7 percent.

In this month’s cover story in American Gas magazine titled “Rational Exuberance,” portfolio managers and analysts discuss the current growth opportunity and how to increase investors’ interest. They emphasize the importance and urgency of modernizing and expanding infrastructure in order to help safely and reliably meet demand. Their message is to act now while abundant supply is keeping prices relatively stable and low, and their messages about the market align with what gas utilities are already doing.

To read the entire article, click here. To see more from the May edition of the magazine, click here.

Tracy Burleson

About Tracy Burleson

As Communications Director for the American Gas Association, Tracy serves as editor and publisher of American Gas magazine. In addition, she works to increase the visibility of natural gas in the residential market with a focus on opportunities to expand the use of natural gas in new construction. Her other responsibilities include projects to expand AGA’s work in the international energy community. Previously, Tracy served as director of residential programs at the Propane Educations & Research Council for nine years where she planned and executed the annual marketing and communications programs and instituted a formal training program for construction professionals. Tracy started her career as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Masters of Science in Consumer Sciences from the University of Alabama.
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