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.
Bond raters are a dour lot—and that’s just how we like them. After all, their job isn’t to hype a company’s good points, but to spotlight its weaknesses and risks.
This week, I'm writing from aboard the MS Deutschland on the first leg of my publisher, KCI Communications, Inc's investment cruise of the Baltic region. For 10 days, my colleagues...
I’m at sea this week and next with the KCI Baltic Sea Investment Cruise. Because I’d like to include some of my observations and analysis based on my European experience, I’m going to take the weekend to write Utility & Income. I apologize for...
After a six-year depression, communications stocks are off to the races. Since they were highlighted in March 2006, the 10 “unforgiven” have returned an average of nearly 50 percent.
The Texas legislature may run out of time to impose conditions on the proposed $32 billion private capital buyout of TXU Corp.
Major credit raters like Standard & Poor’s aren’t perfect. But few sources provide more exhaustive research on the financial health of corporations, governments and anyone else who issues debt in the public markets.
Here’s a confession from a 20 years-plus industry veteran: I use investment conferences for more than making my points and chatting with current and prospective readers.
Neither bond nor equity but with elements of both, preferred stocks are Wall Street’s third way to wealth. And, as the road less traveled, the yields are often sweeter and the risks less severe.
Greetings from the Las Vegas Money Show conference. For attendees, investment seminars are always a golden opportunity to learn a range of perspectives.
Earlier this week, I got a call from a reporter at a major newspaper, asking for my “view from 30,000 feet up” on the power industry. Big picture perspectives are most useful when they help us to see the forest as a whole, rather than just tree-by-tree.