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.
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It’s starting to feel like the entire utilities sector is in play.
We look at primary candidates’ energy policies and detail their implications for utility stocks.
Preferred stocks can offer higher yields and greater security than their common-stock counterparts.
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.
Utility giants are going for gas, and the market thinks there’s more to come.
Amid rising rates and volatile markets, utilities that are prudent about debt will preserve their value best.
Water stocks weren’t always so expensive.
Some forms of clean energy get no respect.
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.
Independent power producers’ business model is increasingly being disrupted, putting the sector’s viability as an income investment into question.