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Known for historically high dividend yields, investors looking for higher current income have always turned to utilities. And as the global market continues to grow, utilities companies are now starting to look towards foreign markets for new opportunities. With an expanded consumer base, these utilities stocks have become some of the highest dividend payers in the industry, as new sources of revenue keep flowing in. Below we feature the five highest yielding utilities ETFs for income hungry investors [see also 3 (Unexpected) High Yielding ETF Opportunities].

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Signs Of Recovery

by on January 21, 2012

Stocks markets finished the week in bright green territory as investors rejoiced over encouraging developments in the Euro zone along with positive earnings surprises on the home front. The tug of war between the bulls and the bears continues however as quarterly performance results from industry giants were mixed across the board; Google and Citigroup both missed the mark, while Bank of America, IBM, and Intel surpassed analyst estimates. Better-than-expected jobless claims helped restore confidence and growing optimism in the economic recovery tipped markets higher throughout the week as bullish pressures prevailed.

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Euro Woes Weigh On Earnings

by on January 16, 2012 | Updated January 20, 2012

Bullish momentum propelled stocks higher last week, although the French credit downgrade drama on Friday was enough to rekindle Euro zone woes and spark a broad-based sell-off before the weekend. Standard & Poor’s credit downgrade of France and Austria sparked volatile trading to start the week across European and Asian markets; investors on Wall Street […]

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Euro Drama Far From Gone

by on November 12, 2011

European debt woes dominated headlines all of last week yet again as investor worries over the debt burdened currency bloc continue to weigh down on the markets. Euphoria swept over the markets after Berlusconi’s resignation announcement earlier in the week, paving the way higher for European and U.S. equities alike.  However, fear quickly returned the […]

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Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day

by on November 9, 2011

Equity markets rejoiced all of last week as the cloud of uncertainty looming over the Greek debt crisis appeared to be shrinking. Euphoria quickly evaporated this week however, as equity indexes resumed their volatile ways thanks to resurfacing Italian debt woes. News of Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi resigning lifted stocks on Tuesday, although investor confidence […]

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Bulls Look To Stampede Over Euro Drama

by on November 7, 2011

Financial markets saw a whirlwind of activity last week as Euro zone debt woes swayed investor sentiment from euphoric to fearful. Equity markets came under serious selling pressures after news of a Greek referendum reignited default fears. Confidence in the currency bloc quickly returned however as the Greeks rescinded their referendum and bullish investors were […]

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As evidenced by the volatile stock in recent months, many investors are unsure of exactly what to expect heading into the second half of the year. Stubbornly high unemployment levels have some predicting a double dip back into a recession, while strong earnings and expectations for continued low interest rates have given others hope that […]

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