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Utilities

Historically, people interested in income flocked to utilities. You couldn't go wrong with an investment in your gas or electric company. However, today, utility stocks should be looked at in the same manner that you would consider any investment you expect to receive income from. Look at the credit risk, look at the yield on the investment, and then compare it with similar investments in the market. Some people believe that the utility stocks have some greater exposure because of environmental concerns.


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