Infrastructure

Why One Red-Hot Sector May Go Even Higher as Interest Rates Plunge

Typically, falling interest rates are a positive for business and consumers, as the cost of borrowing drops dramatically. Home refinancing has jumped as mortgage rates are near the lowest levels ...
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European Cities Declare War on Polluting Cars

The Amsterdam City Council announced plans last week to ban all gasoline- and diesel-powered cars and motorcycles from the city as of 2030, in an effort to combat air pollution. ...
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Jefferies Sees 4 Huge Winners in Potential $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

If there was ever an issue that everybody can agree on in a bipartisan manner, it’s the fact that our nation's infrastructure is crumbling. Everything from bridges and tunnels to ...
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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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Continued Low Interest Rates Keep This Super-Safe Sector Hot

For years after the great recession and the near collapse of the equity and debt markets in 2008 and 2009, interest rates were hammered to levels that were the lowest ...
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Why PG&E Delayed Its Annual Meeting

In an announcement Thursday morning, PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) said that its annual shareholders' meeting scheduled for May 21 has been postponed until an unspecified date in June. The postponement ...
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More Oil & Gas Consolidation Seen in MLP Sector

Another merger is being seen in the world of master limited partnerships (MLPs). AmeriGas Partners L.P. (NYSE: APU) is being acquired by UGI Corp. (NYSE: UGI) in a merger that ...
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Merrill Lynch Much More Optimistic for Upside in Major Utilities in 2019 and Beyond

Many investors flocked into the utility sector during and after the Great Recession. After all, this was a safety and defensive investing strategy, first and foremost. But the sector also ...
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NextEra Is First Utility on the Way to Joining the $100 Billion Club

The world of mega-cap stocks has grown in ranks during the 10-year bull market. Having a mega-cap traditionally was having a market capitalization of $100 billion or more, but some ...
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US Customer Satisfaction With Energy Utilities Falls

It did not matter much to U.S. consumers last year whether their natural gas and electricity supplies came from an investor-owned utility company, a municipal utility or a co-operative. Overall ...
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$1 Billion Deal to Acquire Wind and Solar Power Assets

There are still plenty of asset transactions taking place in the world of alternative and renewable energy sources. A transaction was announced on Monday by NextEra Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE: ...
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Defensive Utility Stocks Could Soar If Rates Stay Low and Volatility Jumps

Any way you look at it, the howls of disagreement from President Trump, Wall Street and the financial media over the increases in the federal funds rate, especially those put ...
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Why One Top Analyst Says to Buy PG&E Shares Now

PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) is still trying to recover from the potential exposure of the 2018 Camp Fire and other liabilities put the company at risk of bankruptcy. It turns ...
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How NextEra Energy Could Become the First Utility Worth $100 Billion

In the world of mega-caps, there is an ongoing watch by investors as to which companies may become among the next to reach $100 billion in equity market value. It ...
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Infrastructure Investment Could Raise US GDP by $5.9 Trillion Over 20 Years

The old saying that you have to spend money in order to make money gained more support on Friday. The Business Roundtable released a report that federal spending of $737 ...
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