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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 8:08am

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 9:09am

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 4:16pm

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 3:15pm

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 4:16pm

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 4:16pm

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 2:14pm

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 3:15pm

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 3:15pm

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 3:15pm

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 5:17pm

Stepping Inside Sector Strength During The October Rally [Utilities SPDR (ETF), Health Care SPDR (ETF)]

octoberCorey Rosenbloom: When we see large price movements in the market – like our recent strong rally over the last week – we can break down the picture into smaller pieces by looking at “Sector Strength.”
NYSE:XLU October 23, 2014 4:16pm

Protect Your Portfolio With These Utility ETFs [Utilities SPDR (ETF), First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fnd (ETF)]

utility 300X600Eric Dutram:  There is no question any more, markets are on a shaky footing. Seemingly every sector is facing some degree of weakness, while concerns are building about global growth and the impact of a strong dollar as well.
NYSE:FXU October 7, 2014 4:16pm

Mistakes To Avoid With Your ETF Portfolio [Utilities SPDR (ETF), Consumer Discretionary SPDR (ETF)]

ETFsDavid Fabian: A little over a year ago I wrote a well-received article about the 5 mistakes to avoid with your ETF portfolio. The tips ranged from not falling in love with your ETFs to trade execution and tax consequences.
NYSE:SPHB September 24, 2014 4:16pm

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