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With Rate Hike Chances Slipping, Consider These Utilities ETFs

From Zacks Research: The recently released weak economic data, which also includes lower-than-expected jobs report, played a major role in reducing rate hike chances. This in turn boosted the debt-dependent utility sector. Like the stocks, ETFs with significant exposure to this sector also gained from this favorable scenario.
NYSE:FXU September 11, 2016 11:53am

Warren Buffett’s Low-Risk Utilities Bet is Paying Off

From OilPrice.com: Warren Buffet doesn't need the likes of us touting his investment acumen. His holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, has compiled a stunning record of achievement over many decades, beating broad stock market indices handily while acquiring some of the dullest companies in the world.
NYSE:XLU September 10, 2016 7:39am

Higher Spending, Flat Revenues Could Combine to Hurt Utilities

From OilPrice.com: Utilities operators are facing a no-win situation right now of higher spending and flat revenue, and that could spell trouble for Utility ETFs over the next year or so.
NYSE:VPU September 4, 2016 7:48am

The Massive Bubble in Utilities Stocks Has Never Been Seen Before

light-bulb-1554816-640x480The performance of the Utilities SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLU) is indicative of a huge bubble in utilities stocks, the likes of which we haven't seen since the real estate bubble that nearly brought down our entire financial system.
NYSE:XLU August 8, 2016 8:50am

Could New Technology Spell Doom for Electric Utilities?

utility 300X600From OilPrice.com: A recent survey of electric utility experts unveiled a huge number of headwinds for the industry, but are their worries justified?
NYSE:XLU July 31, 2016 9:13am

Savvy Asset Allocation For The Income Investor

inflationLawrence Meyers:  When you are designing a long-term portfolio, one of the trickiest elements is properly allocating your chosen asset classes. This is particularly challenging if your long-term portfolio is geared more towards what an income investor desires,
NYSE:IDV November 16, 2015 4:26pm

Best Sectors To Buy In The Fourth Quarter

investingKent Thune:  The third quarter marked the worst quarter for stocks since 2011. But the fourth quarter is beginning to take a different turn. Will the weakest sectors of Q3 turn south again, or will early Q4 momentum carry through the remainder of the year? What sectors will perform best in Q4?
NYSE:XLE October 12, 2015 3:44pm

This Utilities ETF Is Poised To Rally

utility 300X600Rick Pendergraft:   Over the last few days, the scans that I run on a nightly basis have not produced a great number of stocks on either the bullish or bearish side of the equation. Last night’s scan only had six stocks on the bullish list and three of the six stocks were utilities stocks.
NYSE:VPU September 15, 2015 4:59pm

3 Best ETFs For Undervalued Stocks [Utilities SPDR (ETF), iShares Dow Jones US Financial Svc.(ETF)]

etfsKent Thune:  Are you looking for undervalued stocks to buy now? If so, you may want to consider buying into depressed sectors with exchange-traded funds.
NYSE:IYG August 17, 2015 4:20pm

Time To Buy High-Yield Dividend Investments [Alerian MLP, Utilities SPDR (ETF)]

yieldSteve Mauzy: It’s the worst of times, it’s the best of times. I say that in regards to dividend investing, and with due apologies to Charles Dickens for mangling his famous “A Tale of Two Cities” introduction.
NYSE:AMLP August 14, 2015 2:44pm

3 Sectors To Watch In The Second Half Of 2015 [Health Care SPDR (ETF), Select Sector Financial Slct Str SPDR Fd]

market outlookDavid Fabian: The S&P 500 Index was nearly unchanged in the first half of 2015, yet the divergences in underlying sectors told a very different tale. The tepid return in the major averages was generated by weakening in interest rate sensitive areas and continued strength in high
NYSE:DVY July 15, 2015 3:58pm

Best Defensive Sector Funds To Buy Now [Utilities SPDR (ETF)]

money and investingKent Thune: Is now the time to start getting defensive? Like most market-based investing questions, there never really is a definitive answer. Only hindsight will reveal the best time to invest in defensive stocks and defensive sector funds.
NYSE:XLU June 17, 2015 3:06pm

2 MLPs To Own Regardless Of Oil Prices or Interest Rates [Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P., Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.]

keystone pipelineMarshall Hargrave:  Since the notion of higher interest rates became an even greater reality in January, investors have been uneasy about bond-like stocks. This includes utilities, which have bond-like properties.
NYSE:AMLP March 23, 2015 3:50pm

How Long Will Equity Income ETFs Remain Strong? [Vanguard REIT ETF, Utilities SPDR (ETF)]

wall-street-etfMichael Fabian: With nearly every major index giving back the majority of its 2014 gains during the month of October, have interest-rate-sensitive stocks sidestepped the volatility altogether or have they merely postponed the inevitable?
NYSE:PFF November 11, 2014 5:43pm

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