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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.

A Government Giveaway?

Federal regulators just gave merchant generators a powerful pricing boost.

Big Oil’s Carbon Bid: Good PR or Profit Potential?

A global carbon price could create the biggest renewable energy revolution the world has ever seen.

The Search for the Great American Desalination Play

The push for desalination projects is gaining momentum in drought-stricken California.

Utility M&A: The New, New Thing

The sector is considering  a dramatic change to merger strategies, which could lead to new investment opportunities.

Thirst for Income

How are water utilities that operate in California faring amid the state’s long-running drought?

Tesla Throws Down the Gauntlet

But utilities still have the power of incumbency.

The Coming Super Grid Build-Out

A new White House report calls for billions to be spent on upgrading the nation’s electric infrastructure, and that should translate into higher earnings for utilities.

Bracing for the Super Taper Tantrum

The utilities that best held their value during past periods of market turmoil could do so again.

How to Avoid the Death Spiral

The world is changing, but utilities are beginning to adapt to technologies that, according to industry group the Edison Electric Institute, represent long-term existential threats.

Uncle Sam on Markets: Overvalued and Volatile

If a sharp correction is imminent, then utility stocks would benefit from the resulting flight to safety.

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