Utility Stocks

Traders Opting for Safe Havens and Cheap Insurance

A better safe than sorry attitude has resulted in a flight to bonds and defensive sectors, as well as higher option premiums. More 

The Utilities Sector is Heating Up — Here’s How to Profit

Given the bone chilling and snow filled winter of 2014, you might expect utility stocks to heat up, but that's not the case. Here's how these stocks stack up More 

3 Water Utility Stocks for Investors to Drink Up

Think water utility stocks are boring? Well, think again, because these rock-solid dividend payers can help to keep your retirement afloat. More 

Utility Stocks: There’s No Need to Chase This Rally

Utility stocks have outperformed so far this year, but the move isn't based in fundamentals. Don't rush into XLU and the utilities sector just yet. More 

Flight to Safety Says Something About This Rally

Despite gains in the broader market, the Dow Jones Utility Average closed at its high of the day. More 

Why Utilities Have Underperformed the S&P Since 2008

Utility stocks have underperformed the S&P 500, and though the sector has some impressive dividend yields, investors should be cautious if they invest More 

The Market Is Down! No, It’s Up! What to Do Now?

Markets are bouncing all around, and investors need some guidance on how to play. Here's some advice: wait for decisive evidence of a trend before acting.. More 

Investors’ End-of-Year Focus Should be on Blue Chips

With only three sessions to go in the year, that is where the smart money appears to be headed. More 

Why Dividend Stocks Could Bounce Off the Mat in 2014

Higher-yielding dividend stocks lagged in 2013, but income plays could revive in the year ahead now that the Fed has finally started tapering. More 

What Valuations Are Trying to Tell Investors Right Now

Based on current valuations, the defensive consumer staples, utilities and healthcare sectors remain expensive. Where can you find better opportunities? More