Utilities are known for the defensive earnings regardless of market cycle. But simply holding utility companies and collecting a 4 – 5% yield is not your best strategy.
Wouldn’t it be better if a portfolio knew how to progressively sell off holdings when specific firms were weakening fundamentally? As well, certain utilities do better in bull markets and others hold up better in bear markets. In addition to income, capital growth should also be a major factor.This defensive utilities portfolio controls for all of the above.
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