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10 Best Utility ETFs for 2014

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Top Utility ETFs as of 11/30/14

Fund NameGet InfoOverall RatingRisk Grade
SPDR S&P Transportation ETFXTNA+B-
ProShares Ultra UtilitiesUPWAB-
Deutsche X-trackers Regulated UtilUTLTA-B-
First Trust Utilities AlphaDEXFXUB+B
Guggenheim S&P 500 Eq Wght Util ETFRYUB+B
PowerShares DWA Utilities MomentumPUIB+B
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUB+B
iShares US Utilities ETFIDUBB-
Vanguard Utilities Index ETFVPUBB-
Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETFFUTYC+C

Source: TSC Ratings

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The 10 utility ETFs (listed above) are ranked highest by TheStreet Ratings' methodology.

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In a study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages, for the underlying components of the S&P 500, NRG Energy Inc has taken over the #2 spot from Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc , according to ETF Channel. Below is a chart of NRG Energy Inc versus Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc plotting their respective rank within the S&P 500 over time (NRG plotted in blue; TMO plotted in green): In forming the rank, the analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses were tallied, and averaged; then, the underlying components were ranked according to those averages.
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The 'Santa Claus Rally' is back on track thanks to the slow steps toward normalization of Federal Reserve monetary policy. Here are the technicals.
12/19/14 10:12AM
The trading panel discussed energy companies, Nike and other retailers.
12/19/14 5:00AM
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12/18/14 3:56PM
CNBC's 'Fast Money Halftime' trading panel looked at the S&P 500's rally, which continues to gain steam thanks to the Federal Reserve.
12/18/14 2:45PM
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Babcock & Wilcox Co. is the #77 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor for strong stock buyback activity.
12/18/14 1:38PM
A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) shows an impressive 21.9% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months. START SLIDESHOW:10 ETFs With Stocks That Insiders Are Buying ยป Clean Energy Fuels Corp , which makes up 1.03% of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP), has seen 4 directors and officers purchase shares in the past six months, according to the recent Form 4 data.
12/18/14 9:33AM
Reams of stocks make sense on a pullback. And what looks bad? Anything even remotely connected to oil and gas.
12/16/14 11:01AM
The trading panel discussed falling oil prices, the Russian ruble and Twitter.
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