BMO Equal Weight Utilities Index ETF

ZUT-T

Analysis and Opinions about ZUT-T

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COMMENT
COMMENT
July 18, 2014

Allow Puts to be bought for protection? This could be an interesting idea, but the problem is that this ETF doesn’t have options. What you could do to protect gains is to just put in a Stop order.

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Allow Puts to be bought for protection? This could be an interesting idea, but the problem is that this ETF doesn’t have options. What you could do to protect gains is to just put in a Stop order.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 14, 2014

Unfortunately, when interest rates are rising, utilities tend not to do well because they will not raise their dividends as fast as a bank would. Wouldn’t expect this one to do much of anything.

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Unfortunately, when interest rates are rising, utilities tend not to do well because they will not raise their dividends as fast as a bank would. Wouldn’t expect this one to do much of anything.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 31, 2013

Down about 4% on the year, hurt by interest rate environment. Utilities are a relatively small part of the Canadian stock market. It will be hurt with the rate hike.

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Down about 4% on the year, hurt by interest rate environment. Utilities are a relatively small part of the Canadian stock market. It will be hurt with the rate hike.

COMMENT
COMMENT
August 26, 2013

It is getting down to the point where it is just getting interesting. At some point they and REITs get interesting.

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It is getting down to the point where it is just getting interesting. At some point they and REITs get interesting.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 13, 2013

(A Top Pick April 5/13. Down 2.96%.) There is kind of a tendency for this to move between $15 and $16 and has a big dividend of about 5%. Doesn’t think this indicates a disaster in the making, so he has not sold his holdings.

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(A Top Pick April 5/13. Down 2.96%.) There is kind of a tendency for this to move between $15 and $16 and has a big dividend of about 5%. Doesn’t think this indicates a disaster in the making, so he has not sold his holdings.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 3, 2013

(Top Pick Apr 5/13, Up 3.08%) Defensive. Somewhere to hide out. He will hold it.

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(Top Pick Apr 5/13, Up 3.08%) Defensive. Somewhere to hide out. He will hold it.

BUY
BUY
May 1, 2013

Utilities have done really well up until this point. People have been rushing in to try to get yield. Not a bad spot to be hiding in right now. The real strength of utilities comes up later on in July but the chart shows good support at around $15.

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Utilities have done really well up until this point. People have been rushing in to try to get yield. Not a bad spot to be hiding in right now. The real strength of utilities comes up later on in July but the chart shows good support at around $15.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
April 25, 2013

Got battered by Atlantic power. Prefers ZWU-T, which had covered calls on the individual utilities.

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Got battered by Atlantic power. Prefers ZWU-T, which had covered calls on the individual utilities.

BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
April 22, 2013

Everyone wants the safety of, and higher dividend of, this sector. It is not a growth sector because of regulation. He thinks it is very expensive in this sector right now and will stay that way because of the preference for dividends. Likes the idea but it could be weaker in the short term, in which case accumulate.

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Everyone wants the safety of, and higher dividend of, this sector. It is not a growth sector because of regulation. He thinks it is very expensive in this sector right now and will stay that way because of the preference for dividends. Likes the idea but it could be weaker in the short term, in which case accumulate.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 5, 2013

13 positions. Two have been real headliners. Both were decimated. The rest of the companies are high quality holdings. In the summer utilities tend to do ok as well.

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13 positions. Two have been real headliners. Both were decimated. The rest of the companies are high quality holdings. In the summer utilities tend to do ok as well.

BUY
BUY
April 1, 2013

Buy more Algonquin Power (AQN-T) or buy BMO Equal Weight Utilities Index (ZUT-T)? ZUT gives you more diversification so he would unload Algonquin Power and buy ZUT. This will take the risk out of the equation.

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Buy more Algonquin Power (AQN-T) or buy BMO Equal Weight Utilities Index (ZUT-T)? ZUT gives you more diversification so he would unload Algonquin Power and buy ZUT. This will take the risk out of the equation.

BUY
BUY
March 25, 2013

Equally weighted. Likes it. Was hurt by a couple of names. Not without volatility.

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Equally weighted. Likes it. Was hurt by a couple of names. Not without volatility.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 4, 2013

(A Top Pick Dec 7/12. Up 4.4%.) Typically this trades around $16.10-$16.20 a share. Good dividend.

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(A Top Pick Dec 7/12. Up 4.4%.) Typically this trades around $16.10-$16.20 a share. Good dividend.

BUY
BUY
December 24, 2012

Likes it. Only one that writes covered calls against a basket of utility stocks. Return in the high 6% or low 7% range. Are not paying much back in terms of return of principle

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Likes it. Only one that writes covered calls against a basket of utility stocks. Return in the high 6% or low 7% range. Are not paying much back in terms of return of principle

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 7, 2012

Utilities is a low beta sector. This one pays about 5% in dividend. It’s now at its support level.

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Utilities is a low beta sector. This one pays about 5% in dividend. It’s now at its support level.

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