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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 11:11am

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 7:07am

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 7:07am

These Sector ETFs Are Starting to Look Overvalued

From Zacks: Thanks to global growth slowdown, hard landing fears in China, uncertainty over the Fed rate hike, the yet-unseen impact of Brexit and oil price volatility, safe-haven assets and the defensive sectors had a great show this year.
NYSE:VDC August 29, 2016 10:10am

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

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

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

Are Utility Stocks Really Safe In Bear Markets? [SCANA Corporation, The Southern Company, Duke Energy Corp]

penny stocksChris Ciovacco: Ideal Candidates For Retirement Investing, Right?
NYSE:XLU July 11, 2014 11:11am

Boring Market? Be Careful What You Wish For [Utilities SPDR (ETF), Consumer Discretionary SPDR (ETF)]

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
NYSE:SPY June 4, 2014 3:15pm

Recession Proof Sector ETFs For This Shaky Market [Utilities SPDR (ETF), Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (ETF)]

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
NYSE:XLP May 4, 2014 10:10am

The Top 3 Solar Energy Stocks of 2014 [First Solar, Inc., JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., SolarCity Corp]

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
NYSE:TAN April 18, 2014 11:11am

Utilities and Stocks Breaking To New 52 Week Highs [Utilities SPDR (ETF)(NYSEARCA:XLU)]

investingCorey Rosenbloom: Sometimes the simplest things are effective for finding candidates to trade on a short-term or intraday basis.
NYSE:XLU April 17, 2014 1:13pm

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