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

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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)

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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

Utility ETFs Make A Lot Of Sense Right Now (XLU)

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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 October 1, 2017 7:17am

Utilities SPDR ETF (XLU) Dividend Yield Plunges To Multiyear Lows

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From Contrarian Outlook: It used to be that finding a decent yield in the stock market was easy.
NYSE:XLU June 5, 2017 7:15am

Utilities SPDR ETF (XLU) Suddenly Breaks Out Of Consolidation Range

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The Utilities SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLU) is in focus today, as the sector index fund continues to break out of a three-month consolidation range.
NYSE:XLU May 23, 2017 3:08pm

New Month Brings Fresh Outflows In Small Cap Funds Once Again

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today picks up on renewed selling of small cap funds, along with some apparent sector rotation into energy and away from a few other sectors.
NYSE:IWM April 5, 2017 12:40pm

Here’s Why Utilities Have Been So Weak Lately

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: US equities have generally been supercharged in the wake of the presidential election, but the utilities sector’s relative performance has dimmed instead.
NYSE:XLU March 9, 2017 6:09am

Bearish Utilities Bets Bring Non-Traditional ETFs Into Focus

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The Utilities sector regains our focus again today, as we had previously mentioned the presence of downside put buyers in the largest Utility sector oriented fund XLU (SPDR Utilities Select Sector, Expense Ratio 0.15%, $6.8 billion in AUM) which involved the March 49 strikes prior to the end February.
NYSE:SDP March 7, 2017 11:47am

Traders Continue To Bet Against The XLU Utilities ETF

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today looks at relentless large cap equities buying, notable inflows to foreign stocks, and some downside options bets in a popular utilities fund.
NYSE:XLU

Despite The Rebound, Opportunities Still Abound In The Utilities Sector

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From Michael Foster: Utilities are a particularly enjoyable sector for income investors because they offer sustainable and growing dividends—if you choose the right companies.
NYSE:XLU March 4, 2017 7:34am

Here’s How Volatility Took Hold Of The Normally Stable Utilities Sector

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From BlackRock: While most investors focus on potential returns in their portfolios, Russ Koesterich discusses why risk and correlation are just as important.
NYSE:XLU March 3, 2017 7:36am

Are Utilities ETFs Due For A Major Pullback?

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We mention some recent put buying in the marketplace in XLU (SPDR Utilities Select Sector, Expense Ratio 0.15%, $6.9 billion in AUM) in today’s ETF/Index options recap, which makes sense conceptually given the run that the sector has had.
NYSE:VPU February 28, 2017 11:48am

Bearish Options Bets Roll In On Utilities ETF XLU Ahead Of Month-End

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today points out some apparent hedging in utilities ETFs ahead of the beginning of the new month tomorrow.
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Utilities, REITs Remain Top Picks For Retirement Portfolios

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From Contrarian Outlook: With the Trump bump squeezing stocks higher, retirees (and near-retirees) are asking me two questions a lot these days.
NYSE:VNQ February 27, 2017 6:44am

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