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Investing Topics: Utilities

Sector Rotation and Deals, Deals, Deals

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 14, 2015
The Dow Jones Utilities Average has pulled back from its January 2015 high, while, at the opposite end of the teeter-totter, energy stocks have caught a bid. We explain our strategy for investing in this late-stage bull market, kick the tires on recent mergers and acquisitions and analyze the results of the Federal Communication Commission’s recent spectrum auction.

Caution and Vigilance

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 21, 2014
Utilities look well-positioned to weather any systemic risk that might emerge from the recent fall in oil prices. But investors should remain cautious and vigilant.

Utilities: Treat Them Like Stocks

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 6, 2013

Utilities pay some of the safest and highest dividends on Wall Street. But they’re stocks, not substitute investments for bonds.

Those who’ve tried to treat them like bonds have consistently underestimated their returns in bull markets, as well as downside in bear markets. Similarly, those who’ve bought when interest rates were falling and sold when rates have risen have routinely paid too much and sold too cheaply. And occasionally as in 2008, they’ve had their heads handed to them.

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