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When looking at the electric utilities, you need to change your perspective and look from a different point of view. These stocks are known for their defensive nature and dividend yields that are above average. In addition, this industry offers a below-the-average volatility compared to other industries. Therefore, investing in electric utilities is considerably less risky and may come in handy in uncertain times.
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I've been to plenty of beaches, but for some reason the Jersey Shore has always been part of me. That's why it saddens me to see the havoc Hurricane Sandy wreaked on the region. The submerged houses and automobiles, the breached seawalls, and, above all, the lost memories are painful. Aggravating the situation, much of the coast remains off-limits, and thousands are without power.
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The last few years have been hard on a lot of people. Individuals who experienced 2008 probably wish they had gone with utility stocks back in 2002. Utilities are not immune from downturns, but they tend to be a bit more resilient.
Electrical utilities are probably the best of the bunch, and that will be the primary focus here. In a modern society, everyone needs electricity. Electrical companies also enjoy more »
Consolidated Edison (NYSE: ED) is one of the oldest U.S. companies trading in the markets today. “Con Ed,” as it is known to avid fanboys, was founded in 1823 as the New York Gas Light Company, and began trading on the NYSE one year later. For the better part of the twentieth century, Con Ed was a single-dollar stock, though deregulation of the utility industry in New York pushed more »
The global economic picture is darkening rapidly and severely. The United States unemployment rate is still above 8.00%. The European Union is falling into a deep and dark recession. German bankers are scheming up a sophisticated plan to somehow keep the euro alive or conduct an orderly exodus from the common currency. Chinese bankers are suddenly realizing the fact that their economy is not an unstoppable machine, and are more »
Various divided strategies exist ranging from the somewhat basic dividend capture system to the more complicated fundamental analysis methods to determine the sustainability of a corporation’s payout structure. Dividend-paying stocks have a long-term trend of outperforming the market when both capital gains and income are factored in. Therefore, long-term investors should consider allocating a sizeable portion of their investments to stocks which are complemented with high yields.
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