Do Duke Energy Earnings Signal a Downturn for Utilities?

Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK), which is generally considered a bellwether for utilities, reported its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Friday. While investors seem to be moving out of defensive positions as the markets continue to strengthen, this could mean trouble for the historically defensive utility industry. Although Duke’s earnings sent shares lower to close out […]

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Why One Analyst Sees Expensive Water Utility Stocks Going Even Higher

The current bull market is over 10 years old, the strong economy has been slowing, and investors are seeing and hearing “recession” so frequently some people might think a recession is already here. And the U.S. China trade war and slowing global economy are making investors nervous as well. It turns out that some defensive sectors tend to be recession-proof, […]

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AGF Targets Infrastructure With Launch of New ETF

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Paired with the launch of AGFiQ Dynamic Hedged US Equity ETF (USHG), AGFiQ also debuted the AGFiQ Global Infrastructure ETF (GLIF) at the same time on NYSE Arca in May. The AGFiQ Global Infrastructure ETF uses a multi-factor investment process to seek long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in global equity securities in the infrastructure […]

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U.S. Democrats seek up to $2 trillion to invest in aging infrastructure

LEESBURG, Va./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic leaders in Congress said they will seek President Donald Trump’s support in coming weeks for legislation to invest up to $2 trillion to rebuild U.S. infrastructure, including roads, bridges and schools. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said at separate news conferences that they would try to revive an […]

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Amy Klobuchar Proposes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota unveiled a plan Thursday to spend a trillion dollars in federal funds to upgrade the country’s infrastructure, the first policy announcement of her campaign for the Democratic nomination for president. The proposal would use a combination of federal dollars, tax subsidies and loan guarantees for state and local governments to upgrade not only crumbling roads, […]

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3 Top Infrastructure Stocks to Watch in March

The world needs to invest a jaw-dropping amount of money on infrastructure in the coming years. The global spending requirement on economic infrastructure projects alone (i.e., transport, water, power, and telecom) is a mind-boggling $3.7 trillion per year through 2035, according to a report by McKinsey Global Institute. On top of that, the North American energy industry must pour $800 […]

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$1 Billion Deal to Acquire Wind andSolar Power Assets

There are still plenty of asset transactions taking place in the world of alternative and renewable energy sources. A transaction was announced on Monday by NextEra Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE: NEP) to acquire a geographically diverse portfolio wind and solar projects. NextEra Energy Partners entered into a $900 million convertible equity portfolio financing agreement with a unit of KKR & […]

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