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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.

The Calm Before the Storm

Some analysts are recommending selling utilities at the worst possible time.

Utilities Go Back to the Future

Utilities and regulators are getting closer to developing a scheme to put a price on carbon, and that could create new investment opportunities.

Don’t Exit Dividend Stocks Too Soon

Low Treasury rates and accommodative monetary policy will continue to define the investment environment in the U.S. and around the world.

The Battle for the Future Begins (Again)

Utilities are starting to define what they’ll need to do in order to be viable in the future--and investors will have to be adept at identifying the top firms that will deliver the best value.

Utilities for a Risk-Off World

The fearful rush by investors seeking safety will continue to benefit utilities this year, and there are still opportunities for value-conscious investors.

The Year of the Utility

The year 2014 will be remembered as one of the best for utilities’ stock performance. It was also a pivotal year for redefining the industry’s century-old business model.

What if the Shale Gas Revolution Goes Bust?

Utilities that have a diversified fuel mix can endure almost any scenario.

YieldCos: Let the Buyer Beware

Income investors should be cautious when investing in YieldCos since some carry significant risk.

The Upcoming Utility Shakeout

Utilities are increasingly making big strategic bets, and the accompanying risk will require investors to become more selective.

The Essential Internet and “Net Neutrality”

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?

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