Beyond Bulls & Bears

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Equity

Shedding Light on the Utilities Sector

“We see many reasons to be optimistic about utilities today as we look out over the next 10, 20 or 30 years. In our view, most companies have established constructive regulatory relationships and should be able to adjust to the higher cost of capital assumptions that would develop due to rising interest rates.” – John Kohli, Franklin Equity Group

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Equity

The Current State of the US Utilities Sector

Franklin Equity Group’s John Kohli and Blair Schmicker on the headwinds that have challenged US utilities, and the changes that may spark the sector.

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Perspectives

In the Know: Clean Power Plan Faces Supreme Challenge

Last month, the US Supreme Court pulled the plug on President Obama’s ambitious plan to substantially cut carbon dioxide emissions, ruling that it ...

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Perspectives

Clean Power Plan: Lights Out for Coal?

President Obama upped the ante on his pledge to reduce the US carbon footprint last month when he and the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled ...

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Equity

Utilities Sector at an Inflection Point

The utilities sector may not be the most glamorous, but many investors have found it attractive for its dividend-generating potential and because ...