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10 Best Utility ETFs for 2014

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Top Utility ETFs as of 5/31/14

Fund NameGet InfoOverall RatingRisk Grade
ProShares Ultra UtilitiesUPWA+B-
First Trust Utilities AlphaDEXFXUA-B
Vanguard Utilities Index ETFVPUB+B
PowerShares DWA Utilities MomentumPUIB+B
Guggenheim S&P 500 Eq Wght Util ETFRYUB+B-
iShares US Utilities ETFIDUB+B
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUB+B
SPDR S&P Transportation ETFXTNBC
iShares Global UtilitiesJXIC+B
SPDR SP Intl Utils Sector ETFIPUC-C+

Source: TSC Ratings


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The stock market was higher on Friday in slow trading, but the Russell 2000 was again on the downside and negative for the 2014. This is a red flag.
7/11/14 6:12PM
The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 06/30/2014 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.
7/11/14 4:24PM
The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 06/30/2014 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.
7/11/14 4:09PM
The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 06/30/2014 settlement date, which shows a 423,032 share decrease in total short interest for Questar Corp. , to 2,899,328, a decrease of 12.73% since 06/13/2014.
7/11/14 3:36PM
TheStreet highlights 3 stocks pushing the energy industry higher today.
7/11/14 1:03PM
Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the iShares US Utilities ETF where we have detected an approximate $70.6 million dollar inflow -- that's a 4.6% increase week over week in outstanding units (from 14,200,000 to 14,850,000). Among the largest underlying components of IDU, in trading today Duke Energy Corp is up about 0.4%, NextEra Energy Inc is up about 0.1%, and Dominion Resources Inc is lower by about 0.1%.
7/11/14 10:53AM
The trading panel discussed whether investors are too complacent and whether it's a good idea to buy Microsoft again.
7/11/14 5:00AM
In the latest look at the underlying components of the S&P 500 ordered by largest market capitalization, PPL Corp has taken over the #206 spot from Carnival Corp. , according to The Online Investor.
7/10/14 4:38PM
Water utility companies have been installing new meters and consumers' bills are on the rise. Jump in -- the water's fine.
7/10/14 1:41PM
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