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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.

New EPA Rules Will Accelerate the Shale Revolution

New proposed EPA regulations to reduce carbon emissions on existing power plants add further support to the shale gas revolution. 

The Railway Shale Play

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.

Miles to Go: The EPA and GHG

New rules covering emissions from existing power plants are imminent, though resolution and impact are still a prolonged court fight away.New rules covering emissions from existing power plants are imminent, though resolution and impact are still a court fight away.

The World According to Southern Company

At the annual Deloitte Energy Conference last week, CEO Tom Fanning laid out his vision for the future of the firm. 

The Exelon-Pepco Merger: A Step in the Right Direction

The energy utilities' merger would reduce risk at Exelon while enhancing its scale. 

The Coming Energy-Infrastructure Boom

Growth in the world population, global economy and power demand will lead to one of the largest energy infrastructure build-outs in history.

Valuing Dominion After Its MLP IPO

The utility giant's plan to form a master limited partnership could change its valuation.

Terrorism and Utilities: No Longer a Black Swan

Recent efforts to disrupt energy utilities’ infrastructure have caused investors to wonder how to determine which firms are best prepared to thwart such attacks.

A Preview of Our New Early-Warning System

Utility Forecaster has developed an early-warning system to alert investors to positive and negative trends in the utilities space that even famed investor Warren Buffett would appreciate.

The Renewed Dominance of Natural Gas

Diversified energy utilities are achieving new levels of earnings growth, thanks in part to prolific US shale plays.

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