Strong Dividends, Steady Earnings & Stock Gains
The shareholder-owned electric utility industry extended its near-decade-long trend of widespread dividend increases during Q2.
Generating Steady Income
Electric utilities have continued to provide investors with reliable income in an era of low market yields.
Generating Strong Returns
Despite the overall market’s swings from risk-on to risk-off in response to a slow U.S. recovery, Europe’s ongoing crisis and the Fed’s decision to hold rates at extraordinarily low levels, electric utilities have continued to provide solid total returns for growth-and-income investors seeking lower volatility.
An unusual — and stunning — thing happened on the way out of the financial crisis: In 2009, the United States became the world’s largest producer of natural gas.
Buffett Backs Fink on Controversial Allocation Advice
Calling bonds “among the most dangerous of assets,” Buffett's sentiment adds credence to BlackRock Chairman Larry Fink’s controversial advice from Wednesday that investors should allocate 100% of their assets to equities.