Posts Tagged ‘NYSE:SO’

Places To Invest After Midterm Elections

November 15th, 2014

money and investingGarrett Baldwin: The stock market surged on news the Republican Party will control both chambers of Congress in 2015. Read more…


Are Utility Stocks Really Safe In Bear Markets?

July 11th, 2014

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


The Dividend Aristocrat Strategy

November 8th, 2013

strategyAndy Crowder: How would you like to buy an index of blue-chip companies that have raised their dividends for the last 25 years and more importantly, outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 3% annually? Read more…


Investing in This Sector? Look at This Chart First

June 24th, 2013

oil and gas energyAs I mentioned in a column last week, one of my favorite assets for income generation is Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) in the oil and gas sectors. If you missed the article, you can read Read more…


It’s Time to Abandon Utility Stocks (XLU)

June 3rd, 2013

utility 300X600Utility stocks are often referred to as “widow and orphan” investments… Shares of utility companies have been a mainstay of conservative portfolios everywhere for generations. For risk-averse investors (such as widows and orphans), utility Read more…


Why It May Be Time To Play Utility Sector ETFs For The Long-Haul

November 29th, 2012

Eric Dutram: Although investors now have a firmer grip on the political picture, and with China and Europe seemingly staving off a crisis for now, many thought that gains would Read more…


Why It’s Time To Own Utility Sector ETFs (XLU, FXU, IDU, DBU, SO, DUK)

November 27th, 2012

Chris Vermeulen: Over the past week I have been keeping my eye on several key sectors and stocks for potentially large end of year rallies to lock in more gains before 2013. Read more…


Natural Gas Prices Tick Up On Weather But Investors Shouldn’t Expect Much More Upside (UNG, SCG, SO, EGN)

August 9th, 2012

Roger Conrad: Four months ago, natural gas (NYSEARCA:UNG) bottomed out at a 10-year low of less than $2 per million British thermal units. Since then, the price has rocketed around, actually bursting over $3 in early July before backing off later in the month. Read more…


ALPS Alerian MLP ETF: In The Right Sector At The Right Time (AMLP, KMP, MMP, EPD, SO, ETE)

April 18th, 2012

Benjamin Shepherd: In the first quarter, the S&P 500 gained nearly 13 percent, while the ALPS Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEARCA:AMLP) managed to eke out a 1.7 percent gain. A slight spike in Treasury yields seems to have pulled at least some income seekers away from master limited partnerships (MLP), while Read more…


This Utilities ETF May Be Your Best Choice For Riding Out A Thinly Traded Market (XLU, SO, D, EXC, DUK, NEE, FE)

March 13th, 2012

David Gillie:  Mr. Market believes all the bad news until Election Day is behind him. His assumption may not be unfounded. After more than a year of anxiety and headlines about the crisis in Greece, Read more…


Investors Returning To Undervalued Uranium Miners (EWJ, NLR, URA, REMX, SO, URZ, UEC, CCJ, DNN, URRE)

February 6th, 2012

Jeb Handwerger: Gold Stock Trades will not regale you with the growing presence of nuclear facilities throughout the world despite the German (NYSEArca:EWG) and Japanese (NYSEArca:EWJ) negative stance. It is well known that reactors (NYSEArca:NLR) are going to come online in Read more…


Another Bad Omen for the S&P 500 (SPY, XLU)

October 21st, 2011

As the S&P 500 grinds higher, fueled by fresh morsels of hope coming out of Europe, the truth is that so far 2011 is in the loser column with the benchmark down roughly 2% year-to-date. At the same time, but at the complete other end of the performance spectrum, stands the Read more…


Analysis of New High Beta and Low Volatility ETFs From PowerShares

May 12th, 2011

Ron Rowland:  Invesco PowerShares brought out two new and unique ETFs last Thursday (5/5/11).  PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio (NYSE:SPHB) and PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Read more…


Uranium Mining Stocks: Sanity To Return As Media-Induced Nuclear Power Fear Subsides

April 5th, 2011

Jeb Handwerger:  The Cassandras of the media beat the drums of fear concerning Japan’s millennial tragedy, which has been a confluence of perfect storms. There has been a great deal of bad news Read more…


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