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10 Best Utility ETFs for 2014

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Top Utility ETFs as of 8/31/14

Fund NameGet InfoOverall RatingRisk Grade
SPDR S&P Transportation ETFXTNA+B+
Deutsche X-trackers Regulated UtilUTLTA+B
ProShares Ultra UtilitiesUPWA-B-
PowerShares DWA Utilities MomentumPUIB+B+
Guggenheim S&P 500 Eq Wght Util ETFRYUB+B
First Trust Utilities AlphaDEXFXUBB+
Vanguard Utilities Index ETFVPUB-B
iShares US Utilities ETFIDUB-B
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUB-B
iShares Global UtilitiesJXIC+B

Source: TSC Ratings


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The directors of a company tend to have a unique inside view into the business, so when directors make major buys, investors are wise to take notice. Presumably the only reason a director of a company would choose to take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock in the open market, is that they expect to make money — maybe they find the stock very undervalued, or maybe they see exciting progress within the company, or maybe both.
9/18/14 1:35PM
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9/15/14 1:04PM
The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 08/29/2014 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the S&P 500 by "days to cover." There are a number of ways to look at short data, for example the total number of shares short; but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded. The number of shares short is then compared to the average daily volume, in order to calculate the total number of trading days it would take to close out all of the open short positions if every share traded represented a short position being closed.
9/11/14 3:50PM
The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 08/29/2014 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the S&P 500 by "days to cover." There are a number of ways to look at short data, for example the total number of shares short; but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded. The number of shares short is then compared to the average daily volume, in order to calculate the total number of trading days it would take to close out all of the open short positions if every share traded represented a short position being closed.
9/11/14 3:39PM
The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 08/29/2014 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the S&P 500 by "days to cover." There are a number of ways to look at short data, for example the total number of shares short; but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded. The number of shares short is then compared to the average daily volume, in order to calculate the total number of trading days it would take to close out all of the open short positions if every share traded represented a short position being closed.
9/11/14 3:36PM
The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 08/29/2014 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the S&P 500 by "days to cover." There are a number of ways to look at short data, for example the total number of shares short; but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded. The number of shares short is then compared to the average daily volume, in order to calculate the total number of trading days it would take to close out all of the open short positions if every share traded represented a short position being closed.
9/11/14 3:35PM
The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 08/29/2014 settlement date, which shows a 368,288 share increase in total short interest for Empire District Electric Co. , to 2,813,292, an increase of 15.06% since 08/15/2014.
9/11/14 3:15PM
The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 08/29/2014 settlement date, which shows a 451,666 share increase in total short interest for WGL Holdings, Inc. , to 3,431,573, an increase of 15.16% since 08/15/2014.
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