share count ] – February buybacks at $104.3 billion were at a monthly record. Rate hike concerns have hit the utilities XLU hard; stick with growth-utilities such as SRE . Pg 10-11 : AAPL launches 3 models of its Apple Watch on Monday. The ECB-QE
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
Hi Folks, If I want to short utilities, is there an ETF I can buy? Opposite of the long utility play with XLU . Thanks!
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?
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
Thoughts on investing in XLU or UTG for the long term?
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.
XLU held up well vs the January down turn.
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