MARKET SNAPSHOT: Risk-on Financials Rally To Be Tested As Earnings Season Winds Down
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This ETF has been battered by the decline in energy prices and weakness in emerging markets.
DividendInvestor editor Josh Peters sizes up dividend increases from Realty Income, Coca-Cola, and PSEG.
With solid growth prospects and dividend yields above 4%, income investors would be wise to consider high-quality utilities such as Southern Company, Duke, and Public Service Enterprise Group .
ITC Holdings, American Electric Power, and Public Service Enterprise Group are aggressively expanding into a wide-moat area of electric transmission.
Utilities' 23% total return through mid-December topped all sectors except for M&A-fueled health care.
iShares Global Infrastructure provides a broad, inexpensive way to invest in global infrastructure.
Top managers continue to focus on higher-quality dividend-paying stocks in a fully valued market.
Interest rate fears have weighed on the sector's absolute performance, but utilities' fundamentals remain strong for the most part.