High-quality projects add to their appeal

High-yielding utilities Brookfield and Pembina remain great choices for income-seeking investors. Not only do their dividends look sustainable, but their new projects set the stage for more increases over the next few years.
BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE PARTNERS L.P. $58 is a buy. Through units in the partnership (Toronto symbol… Read More

Get steady income from long-term contracts

The best renewable power stocks, like these two, get most of their revenue from guaranteed, long-term contracts. Those deals will let them keep raising their dividends.
BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE PARTNERS LP $70 remains a buy. The partnership (Toronto symbol BEP.UN; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Utilities sector; Units… Read More

COVID-19 boosts the appeal of Utilities ETFs

Central banks are keeping interest rates down in order to counter the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. (The Supplement on page 69 offers you more info on how high deficits and low interest rates in the wake of the coronavirus will affect governments going… Read More

Better networks help investors

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. $50 remains a buy. The company (New York symbol VZ; Income-Growth Dividend Portfolio, Utilities sector, Shares o/s: 4.1 billion; Market cap: $205.0 billion; Dividend yield: 4.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.verizon.com) raised the dividend for its investors by 2.1% with the November 2019 payment. The new… Read More

Brookfield rewards you in 2 ways

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE PARTNERS L.P. $70 is a buy. Through units in the partnership (Toronto symbol BEP.UN; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Utilities sector; Units outstanding: 308.6 million; Market cap: $21.6 billion; Dividend yield: 4.1%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.bep.brookfield.com) you gain a stake in 219 hydroelectric generating stations, 108… Read More