Analyzing The Current State of the Utilities Sector

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From John Kohli:
NYSE:XLU January 15, 2019 1:02pm

Nervous Investors Pile Into Low Volatility, Defensive ETFs

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From Sweta Killa: Lately, the U.S. stock market has been caught in a vicious circle of trading as higher interest rates, collapse in oil prices, concerns over trade war and its resultant threats on the global economy unnerved investors. Additionally, the strong profit growth era seems to be coming to an end with most analysts expecting an earnings decline next year due to tariffs, fading impact of the tax cuts and higher borrowing costs (read: Are We Headed Toward Bear Market? ETFs to Save Your Portfolio).
NYSE:XLU November 21, 2018 2:09pm

Two Contrarian Buys For The Rest Of 2018

From Contrarian Outlook: Remember seven months ago, when investors were freaking out over North Korea and a future trade war?
NYSE:XLU September 18, 2018 6:26am

Capitalize On Rising Rates, Big Dividends

From Contrarian Outlook: It's a question I get from investors all the time (including subscribers to my CEF Insider service): how should I invest when interest rates rise?
NYSE:XLU September 14, 2018 6:13am

Utilities Remain A Solid Option For Income Investors (XLU)

From Contrarian Outlook: I was not supposed to be sharing my favorite income strategy (for weekly payouts) with you today. But I convinced my publisher to make an exception - so please take advantage of his rare act of leniency and read this carefully today.
NYSE:XLU August 2, 2018 9:38am

Looking For Big Yields? Go Back To Utilities (XLU)

From Contrarian Outlook: If you want high dividends right now (and who doesn't?), but you don't want to overpay, there's one place you need to look: utilities.
NYSE:XLU July 24, 2018 6:10am

Clean Energy To Change The Makeup Of Utility ETFs (XLU)

From Zacks: Utility ETFs are safe havens by virtue of the regulated nature of their stocks' business. The predominant domestic focus also shields utilities from foreign currency translation issues.
NYSE:XLU May 24, 2018 6:23am

Defensive Stocks Are Looking Up

From BlackRock: For most of the post-crisis period, defensive stocks have been expensive. Russ Koesterich suggests that may have changed.
NYSE:XLU April 28, 2018 6:04am

These Beaten-Up High-Yield Sector Funds Deserve A Look (XLU)

From Contrarian Outlook: Remember early February's stock-market rout? I know. Seems like a weird question. It was just a few weeks ago, after all.
NYSE:XLU March 1, 2018 6:08am

Beaten-Up Utilities ETFs Weren’t Helped By A Lackluster Earnings Season (XLU)

From Zacks: This earnings season has been a mixed bag for utilities, with some beating market expectations and others falling short of the same.
NYSE:XLU February 25, 2018 6:41am

Utilities Pullback Provides Good Income Entry Point (XLU)

From Contrarian Outlook: There's one income-producing sector you probably hold in your portfolio--and you may be wondering why it's crashing out this year.
NYSE:XLU January 29, 2018 6:11am

Utilities SPDR ETF (XLU) In Danger Of Breaking 9-Year Support Line

From Chris Kimble: The Utilities ETF XLU has had a rough go of it the past two months! Below compares XLU to the S&P 500 over the past year.
NYSE:XLU January 11, 2018 6:19am

What’s Going On with The Utilities Sector? (XLU)

From Franklin Templeton Investments: US tax reform legislation dampened investor enthusiasm for utilities stocks in the last four months of 2017. Here, Franklin Equity Group's John Kohli says that view may be creating opportunities for long-term investors.
NYSE:XLU December 29, 2017 6:09am

Don’t Forget About High-Yield Utilities Funds In 2018 (XLU)

From Contrarian Outlook: Right now, there are plenty of safe 9%+ dividend yields sitting right under investors' noses--literally hiding in plain sight!
NYSE:XLU November 24, 2017 6:12am

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