Utility ETFs: Power Up With Dividend Payers? by Leslie N. Masonson
Investing in our infrastructure power is critical to our daily lives. Without adequate energy, our country would grind to a halt. Conservative investors may want to invest a portion of their funds in this defensive sector for capital appreciation and dividends. Since 2007, they have provided an annualized return of 8.52% compared to 8.81% for the S&P 500 with less volatility and drawdown.
Utility companies are the backbone of the power industry in the United States. And some of these companies have had a rough going with natural disasters, man-made conflagrations, and competing technologies. Nevertheless, this industry is an essential component of our well-being and the nation’s future growth ...