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  1. From Barron’s, February 2, 2015 (Part 2)

    Commentary

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015

    hope you don’t hold its munis which are flying in general ]. For January 2015: SPY -3% , QQQ -2.1% , IWM -3.3% , XLU +2.3% , TLT +9.8% Pg 11: Laing – Concerns are growing about competitive devaluations or currency wars – like those

  2. Short utilities

    Commentary

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015

    Hi Folks, If I want to short utilities, is there an ETF I can buy? Opposite of the long utility play with XLU . Thanks!

  3. What to own, not own, when rates go up?

    Commentary

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014

    I really like VNQ, should I sell before rates go up? Will XLU be killed? What about IBB? Probably don't want bonds, or treasuries, like: EDV, TLT, or BOND? Any thoughts?

  4. Utilities XLU or VPU as a dividend play.

    Commentary

    Tue, 26 Aug 2014

    http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/3-dividend-rich-etfs-for-volatile-markets

  5. Sell Now Or Keep Dancing?

    Commentary

    Mon, 21 Jul 2014

    are down YTD. Second, we are seeing classic late cycle behavior within sectors, with the defensive Utilities (NYSEARCA: XLU ) sector outperforming while the cyclical Financials (NYSEARCA: VFH ) and Consumer Discretionary (NYSEARCA: VCR ) sectors

  6. norbertc, others

    Commentary

    Mon, 31 Mar 2014

    Thoughts on investing in XLU or UTG for the long term?

  7. Should I buy utility sector?

    Commentary

    Tue, 25 Mar 2014

    Utility is interest rate sensitive. It will get hurt in rising interest enviroment. Why is this sector performing so well recently? Is is because flight to safety? Should I buy XLU or UTG? I don't like UTF because of global exposure and ROC.

  8. How about those utilities

    Commentary

    Sat, 1 Feb 2014

    XLU held up well vs the January down turn.

  9. From Barron’s, January 13, 2014 (Part 2)

    Commentary

    Sat, 11 Jan 2014

    Fido, Vanguard, MainStay [ MCOAX ]; CEFs BCV, AVK, AGC ; ETF CWB Electric utilities: EXC, FE, ETR, SO, DUK, PCG ; ETF XLU Preferred stocks are good alternatives to corporate debt: from JPM, WFC, C ; ETF PFF ; CEF JPC Junk bonds OK are not as attractive: FAGIX

  10. From Barron’s, June 10, 2013 (Part 2)

    Commentary

    Sat, 8 Jun 2013

    single-state NRK, MUC, VCV ; pg 20]; electric utilities [ DUK, SO, NEE,D, AEP, PCG, SRE, PPL, ED, EIX, XEL ; ETF XLU ; attractive after the recent selloff; pg 21]; hazardous waste manager Clean Harbor [ CLH ; pg 27]; Foot Locker [ FL ; pg

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