Don’t Bottom Fish the Oil and Energy Sectors

Crude oil prices, as tracked by the United States Oil Fund LP (ETF) (NYSEARCA:USO), have crashed 50% over the past nine months, and energy stocks, as tracked by the Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (NYSEARCA:XLE), were the only stocks in the S&P 500 to post losses in 2014. More 

3 Hot Utilities Stocks to Buy Now (PCG, ITC, GAS)

3 stocks in the utilities sector -- PCG, ITC and GAS -- have jumped out at me in my latest research. More 

Why Owning Utility Stocks Is a Risky Bet

By almost any measure, utilities don’t offer a compelling risk-reward profile for investors right now. More 

These ETFs Display the Value of Stop-Loss Orders

Applying insurance principles of stop-loss orders to the investing process is more critical to one’s financial well-being than finding the next “biotech biggie.” More 

Safely Pick a Bottom in Energy Stocks (XLE, XLU)

Energy stocks are bottoming out, and the ratio between the XLE and the XLU is flashing oversold levels. Use this pair trade to capitalize. More 

How Long Will Equity Income ETFs Remain Strong?

Income ETFs focusing on sectors like utilities and real estate have boomed amid low interest rates, but how much longer can the parade last? More 

5 Rock-Solid Stocks to Buy on a Pullback

The market has taken a hit recently, but that only makes these companies attractive stocks to buy on the pullback. More