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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Utilities Sector

Friday, February 1st, 2013 Utilities Table 3

The Utilities sector ranks ninth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 8 ETFs and 35 mutual funds in the Utilities sector as of January 30, 2013.

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The Danger Zone Pick: 12/10/12

Monday, December 10th, 2012 The Danger Zone Pick: 12/10/12

The utilities sector is in the Danger Zone this week.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Utilities Sector

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 UtilitiesFig1

The Utilities sector ranks ninth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of eight ETFs and 40 mutual funds in the Utilities sector as of October 11, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Utilities Sector

Friday, July 13th, 2012 Utilities1

The Utilities sector ranks eighth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 9 ETFs and 33 mutual funds in the Utilities sector as of July 13, 2012.

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Best and Worst Funds: Utilities Sector

Monday, February 6th, 2012 Utilities1

The Utilities sector ranks eighth out of the ten major sectors as detailed in our sector roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which, like my fund ratings, is based on aggre­ga­tion of stock rat­ings for each of 86 companies in the sector.

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Utility Sector: Check The Ingredients Before Buying

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 utilitiesFigure1

High dividend yields are NOT enough to warrant investing in the utilities sector.
Too many investors put their hard-earned money in utility stocks with the assumption that relatively high-yielding dividends from stable business make a good investment.
The real question that investors in any equity security must ask is: does my expected return from a stock justify the risk of investing in it?

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Five Utility Sector ETFs To Sell

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 Figure1Utilities

We recommend investors avoid all utility sector ETFs. There are no ETFs in the utility sector with an attractive-or-better rating. None of the ETFs rank better than the S&P500.
Investors should sell the following dangerous-rated utility sector ETFs:

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