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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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.
Utility earnings have always been at the mercy of the weather, but that doesn’t mean investors have to be.
Investors caught up in the recent utilities selloff have overlooked the fundamental income opportunities that still abound.
Recent studies support the notion that only the biggest utilities will thrive.
Federal regulators’ focus on long-term growth in setting utility profits could mean improved earnings for some utilities.
Some utilities hope mergers and acquisitions will generate sufficient earnings growth to support the run-up in share prices.
Australian energy infrastructure assets are popular with investors foreign and domestic for their stability and their high yields.
New proposed EPA regulations to reduce carbon emissions on existing power plants add further support to the shale gas revolution.
Rail transport of energy products is becoming an increasing part of North American midstream infrastructure, and offers an exciting new way to play the shale revolution.