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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

Recession Proof Sector ETFs For This Shaky Market

May 4th, 2014

etfsAfter a tremendous stock market rally in 2013, risk-off trade sentiment has taken the front seat in 2014. Nagging geo-political risks related to the Ukraine and Russia issue, Fed’s gradual withdrawal Read more…

NYSE:XLP, NYSE:XLU

The Top 3 Solar Energy Stocks of 2014

April 18th, 2014

solarSolar energy – it’s not just for the Department of Defense and the hikers next door anymore. In the face of increasing electricity costs (bills have increased about $300 since 1990) and decreasing costs of solar panels (down as much as 60%), solar power has become Read more…

NYSE:TAN

Utilities and Stocks Breaking To New 52 Week Highs

April 17th, 2014

investingCorey Rosenbloom: Sometimes the simplest things are effective for finding candidates to trade on a short-term or intraday basis. Read more…

NYSE:XLU

How To Profit From The Two Things Consumers Can’t Do Without

March 18th, 2014

investJohn Whitefoot: Another month of cold weather is being blamed for the most recent weak consumer confidence numbers. Read more…

NYSE:VDC, NYSE:XLU

Strength and Breakouts In The Utilities ETF

March 17th, 2014

new etfsCorey Rosenbloom: We don’t see Utility Stocks gain as much media coverage or trader attention as high-flying names like Apple, Amazon, PLUG, or Google, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore this sector completely. Read more…

NYSE:XLU

A Quick Investor Guide To Utility ETFs

March 12th, 2014

utility 300X600Utility services play a vital role in a nation’s economic progress as cheap and abundant supply of power keeps the wheels of development rolling. With development comes the need for more power, as cities expand, and the use of new gadgets increases. Read more…

NYSE:FXU, NYSE:IDU, NYSE:RYU, NYSE:VPU, NYSE:XLU

Time To Rethink Your Investment Strategy

February 11th, 2014

thinkoutoftheboxJohn Whitefoot: While most astute investors would point to a weak U.S. economy as the reason for the recent lackluster U.S. employment data, economists, in their infinite wisdom, point to Mother Nature. She seems to shoulder a lot of the economic blame in this country. Read more…

NYSE:XLU

Three Sectors That Love Tapering

February 4th, 2014

threeIn the six-plus weeks since the Fed announced that they would begin tapering bond purchases, stocks have been barraged with a series of positive and negative developments. Emerging markets have stoked fear and demand Read more…

NYSE:XLF, NYSE:XLU, NYSE:XLV

The One Chart Stock Market Bulls Can’t Ignore

February 3rd, 2014

technical-lookMoe Zulfiqar: There are many indicators that can give us an idea about where key stock indices may be headed. It may seem obvious, but always remember that nothing is certain until it happens. As I say quite often in these pages, trying to predict Read more…

NYSE:DOG, NYSE:XLU

The Utilities Sector Is Looking Less Scary Now

January 22nd, 2014

utilitiesIf you follow my investment views, you know that for the past two years, the utilities sector has been one of my least favorite areas of the market. During that time, the sector has lagged the performance of the broader market by approximately 18%, Read more…

NYSE:XLU

Why This Smart Grid Infrastructure ETF Is A Top Pick

November 11th, 2013

electric grid etfThe utilities sector is known for its non-cyclical nature. We hardly find utility shares garnering massive gains, but the sector is the darling of risk-averse investors thanks to their regulated nature of operations and steady return to shareholders. Read more…

NASDAQ:GRID, NYSE:IDU, NYSE:VPU, NYSE:XLU

ALPS To Begin Trading The Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF (NYSEArca:ENFR)

October 31st, 2013

new8ALPS has announced that they will begin trading the Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF (NYSEArca:ENFR) Friday, November 01, 2013. The Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF seeks investment results that correspond (before fees and expenses) generally to the Read more…

FUND LAUNCH, NYSE:ENFR

Fidelity To Begin Trading The Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF (NYSEArca:FUTY)

October 23rd, 2013

newetf1Fidelity has announced that they will begin trading the Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF (NYSEArca:FUTY) Thursday, October 24, 2013. The fund seeks to provide investment returns that correspond, before fees and expenses, generally to Read more…

FUND LAUNCH, NYSE:FUTY




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