Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLU)

As Stock Market Hits All-Time Highs, Investors Bailing Out of Defensive Strategies

With news that a phase-one trade deal with China is closer, with tariffs being rolled back, U.S. equities hit all-time highs. The major equity indexes are now less than 1% ...
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12 ETFs to Avoid a Stock Market Crash in 2019 — and Maybe Even Profit From It!

The current raging bull market may be more than 10 years old, but multiple scares along the way have unnerved many investors. As the fourth quarter of 2018 was a ...
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How the Case for Owning American Electric Power for the Next Decade Has Changed

With a new decade on the horizon, investors need to be considering what worked over the past decade and whether they should expect the same or different outcomes for what ...
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Are Utilities Losing Their Defensive Appeal Ahead of Summer?

It is no secret that the economy and the market have run across some newfound challenges. On top of slower global growth, as well as an escalating trade war with ...
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Why Utilities ETFs Are So Appealing

For investors who want to get a good night's sleep, utilities have long been offered shelter from the storm. Virtually every person and company in the United States uses electricity ...
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How Wall Street Is Looking at Q3 Earnings Season, Sector by Sector

The week of October 15 to October 19 is when third-quarter earnings will fly into hyper-drive. Endless numbers of America's biggest and smallest companies communicating the most recent quarter and ...
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Beyond Interest Rate Hikes, Problems or Contrarian Dream for Utilities Stocks?

The utilities sector has been one of the key sources for income investors to get dividends. 24/7 Wall St. once went as far as to say that utilities had become "the ...
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Have Utilities Now Sold Off Too Much?

Utilities have been loved for years by investors. In many ways, the power-generation companies and electric utilities have replaced traditional CDs and other income-generating investments. The year 2015 is starting ...
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5 Major Midterm Election ETF Winners for 2015 and Beyond

Change is in the air after the midterm elections have swung the balance of power back to the Republican Party in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Change of ...
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ETFs Strategies for the Top Ten 2014 Predictions of Bob Doll

Bob Doll, Chief Equity Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager of Nuveen Asset Management, is out with his ten predictions for 2014. His predictions are followed by many, and he scored ...
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Credit Suisse Very Mixed on Utilities Outlook Despite the Recovery

Credit Suisse has shown a very mixed report on its coverage of utilities on Tuesday. We have seen one very positive call on Northeast Utilities (NYSE: NU), followed by caution ...
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Five Ways Hedge Funds Brace for a Stock Market Crash, and You Can Too

Investors almost always worry about a stock market crash, but when headwinds start to look stronger than the positive forces, they really start to worry that the rug can get ...
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Rising Interest Rate Risk For Big Dividends, Sector By Sector

The bull market appears to still be alive and well for equities, but the risk of rising interest rates is plaguing bonds and investments tied to big dividends. What equity ...
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Rising Interest Rates Bring New Risks to Utility Dividend Investors

Utility investors have been able to enjoy a true safe haven when it comes to collecting high-yield dividends and above-market dividend yields for years now. That may be coming to ...
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Evaluating the Dividend and Tax Selling in Utilities, Closer to Attractive with Patience

The utility sector has suffered the wrath of selling. As these are all high-dividend stocks and as many long-term investors had substantial capital gains, the investment community has been selling ...
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