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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.

Integrys Energy Group

Integrys Energy Group (NYSE: TEG) is a new addition to the Income Portfolio Aggressive Holdings.

Duke Energy

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is a strong company that's only getting stronger as the North American economy revives.

A New Day for Deal-Making

A post-midterm-shellacking pivot by the Obama administration should pave the way for an uptick in utility mergers and acquisitions.

Mind Your Own Business(es)

The UF Safety Rating System establishes the basic framework to evaluate the long-term ability of a given company to help you build wealth.

Ten-Year Winners

A lot of things have changed in the aftermath of the Great Recession. One thing hasn’t: Buying and holding solid, dividend-paying essential-service stocks is a reliable way to build wealth.

The View on Dividend Investing from the Field

Many of the things that worked for dividend investors in 2010 will work again in 2011. That’s not to say, however, that we need not be vigilant.

Quantitative Easing 2: How Will It Impact Dividend-Paying Stocks?

QE2--a second round of quantitative easing, or money printing--is said to be the doom of the US dollar. The story is a little more complex than that--and a lot more positive for essential-service stocks.

Mergers and Acquisitions: Utility Deal-Making Up in 2010

Mergers and acquisitions in the utility industry have increased this year, but the pace of growth remains well below pre-recession levels.

Net Neutrality: What Does It Mean for Investors?

The Federal Communications Commission will vote on net neutrality rules Dec. 21. Here's what to expect, along with answers to other key questions.

Atlantic Power Corp

Atlantic Power Corp (TSX: ATP, NYSE: AT) continues to add cash-generating assets that support long-term wealth-building for investors.

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