Not All Utility Dividends Are Alike

For some investors who seek income, utility companies are becoming a confusing investment. In the old days, U.S. Treasuries were safe and provided income. Today, they remain safe, but they no longer provide much income. U.S. utilities appear to be a good alternative investment, particularly when looking at their history of dividends. But utilities come in different sizes and shapes; some offer safer havens for investors, while others pay a premium to investors to absorb various levels of risk.

It can be difficult to discern the difference between safe and risky utilities. Investors rely on reports, ratings and their own independent analysis. Often the data are confusing....612 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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