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Utility Stocks

Utility stocks are the ultimate investment for risk-averse investors seeking to create passive income streams via reliable dividends. Utility stocks can be an essential component of your portfolio as they will not only keep your income steady during dangerous economic times, they are usually the first to soar out of recessionary times.

The Utility Stocks archive below includes the latest commentary and analysis on the most important developments affecting the essential services sectors, including water, communications, energy, and other key infrastructure industries. Find out which utility stocks are poised to benefit from ongoing developments in the utility sector and which to avoid.

Be sure to also check out our free report, Dividend Blacklist: 6 Utility Stocks You Should Sell Today to find out if your dividend is in danger.

Another Day, More M&A

It’s starting to feel like the entire utilities sector is in play.

Politics & Power: A Primer on the Primaries

We look at primary candidates’ energy policies and detail their implications for utility stocks.

The Preferred Road to Income

Preferred stocks can offer higher yields and greater security than their common-stock counterparts.

Wires REITs: The Holy Grail of Income

The spin-off of electric transmission and distribution assets into real estate investment trusts could be the next big investment trend to hit the electric utilities space.

The Great Gas Grab: Who’s Next?

Utility giants are going for gas, and the market thinks there’s more to come.

Lean, Mean Dividend Machines

Amid rising rates and volatile markets, utilities that are prudent about debt will preserve their value best.

Still or Sparkling?

Water stocks weren’t always so expensive.

Another Way to Play Renewables

Some forms of clean energy get no respect.

The Year of Living Safely

The market’s turbulent week could be a harbinger of worst things to come. And the resulting flight to safety could make this the year of the utility.

Merchant Power Gets Unplugged

Independent power producers’ business model is increasingly being disrupted, putting the sector’s viability as an income investment into question.

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