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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Utilities are increasingly making big strategic bets, and the accompanying risk will require investors to become more selective.
President Obama came out with a strong “net neutrality” proposal that runs counter to principles defined by the FCC earlier this year. Where do we go from here?
The next Congress will certainly be kinder to coal-heavy utilities, though the overall industry will continue its tilt toward natural gas as long as the commodity remains cheap and abundant.
Distributed generation may or may not be an existential threat to electric utilities. Whatever the case may be, companies are taking steps to mitigate its potential impact.
The Core Holdings in Utility Forecaster’s Growth Portfolio held their value during the recent selloff and have outperformed the broad market so far this year.
Capital markets are shunning big bets on disruptive technologies such as battery storage.
Booming domestic production is a good thing. Lack of adequate infrastructure is not.
Income investors should focus on utilities that buy shale assets to protect profit margins.
A huge, pent-up demand to build infrastructure is the single greatest opportunity ahead
A major ruling will expand the transmission grid to allow for more renewable energy, which could accelerate the earnings divide between fossil-fuel heavy utilities and their greener peers.