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Savvy Asset Allocation For The Income Investor

November 16th, 2015

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, Read more…

NYSE:IDV, NYSE:PFF, NYSE:VYM, NYSE:XLU

Best Sectors To Buy In The Fourth Quarter

October 12th, 2015

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? Read more…

NYSE:XLE, NYSE:XLU

This Utilities ETF Is Poised To Rally

September 15th, 2015

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. Read more…

NYSE:VPU, NYSE:XLU

3 Best ETFs For Undervalued Stocks

August 17th, 2015

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. Read more…

NYSE:IYG, NYSE:XLE, NYSE:XLU

Time To Buy High-Yield Dividend Investments

August 14th, 2015

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. Read more…

NYSE:AMLP, NYSE:KBWY, NYSE:XLU

3 Sectors To Watch In The Second Half Of 2015

July 15th, 2015

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 Read more…

NYSE:DVY, NYSE:KBE, NYSE:XLF, NYSE:XLU, NYSE:XLV

Best Defensive Sector Funds To Buy Now

June 17th, 2015

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. Read more…

NYSE:XLU

2 MLPs To Own Regardless Of Oil Prices or Interest Rates

March 23rd, 2015

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. Read more…

NYSE:AMLP, NYSE:XLU

How Long Will Equity Income ETFs Remain Strong?

November 11th, 2014

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? Read more…

NYSE:PFF, NYSE:VNQ, NYSE:XLU

Stepping Inside Sector Strength During The October Rally

October 23rd, 2014

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.” Read more…

NYSE:XLU, NYSE:XLV

Protect Your Portfolio With These Utility ETFs

October 7th, 2014

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. Read more…

NYSE:FXU, NYSE:RYU, NYSE:XLU

Mistakes To Avoid With Your ETF Portfolio

September 24th, 2014

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. Read more…

NYSE:SPHB, NYSE:SPLV, NYSE:XLU, NYSE:XLY

Can Utility ETFs Regain Their Lost Momentum?

July 15th, 2014

etfs etfsSomebody’s pain is often someone else’s gain, and the utility sector seems to be no exception. After the U.S. economy recorded impressive job growth this June indicating the best performance since September 2008, many global investors, along with renowned Read more…

NYSE:IDU, NYSE:VPU, NYSE:XLU

Are Utility Stocks Really Safe In Bear Markets?

July 11th, 2014

penny stocksChris Ciovacco: Ideal Candidates For Retirement Investing, Right? Read more…

NYSE:XLU

Boring Market? Be Careful What You Wish For

June 4th, 2014

bearbull21David Fabian: The word around the financial community right now is “boring”. The stock market has entered a phase of miniscule price movements, low volume metrics, a multi-year low in volatility, and uncertain economic data. In short, equities are boring Read more…

NYSE:SPY, NYSE:XLU, NYSE:XLV, NYSE:XLY




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