Three Utility ETFs Worth A Look

In a time when fear and uncertainty are causing the stock market to take a roller coaster ride, the attractiveness of the utility sector remains intact, and for good reason.

In general, the utility sector is known for shooting off decent dividends and carries a relatively high degree of safety. The sector remains a safe haven and tends to shine in times of uncertainty because the services that it offers are an indispensible part of life, enabling utilities to have reliable earnings streams. Read more of this post


Two Utility ETFs To Play Energy Sector

As the energy sector remains attractive, many investors have rushed toward energy equities and energy ETFs, but the utility sector could be just as a good of a play for various reasons.

First, the vast majority of major utilities use coal and natural gas to generate power. In fact, electricity prices are primarily driven by the price of coal and natural gas, in addition to market forces influenced by supply and demand. With this in mind, it’s relatively easy to see the high correlation between the energy and utility sectors. Read more of this post

Three ETFs To Play Electric Vehicles

As President Obama continues to place an importance on energy efficiency and lowering carbon emissions, demand for electric vehicles is expected to spike paving the path to prosperity for the First Trust Smart Grid Infrastructure ETF (GRID), the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) and the Global X Lithium ETF (LIT).

The National Highway Safety Commission forecast that nearly 20% of all automobiles in the US will be running on some sort of a hybrid mechanism by 2015.  Furthermore, Aaron Levitt of Investopedia states that the U.S. has committed $2 billion in Recovery Act spending for advanced batteries production and nearly $25 billion for programs to promote car makers to retool their production lines for production of more fuel-efficient vehicles.  Read more of this post