If long-term Treasury yields keep rising, dividend-seeking investors in utilities (XLU -1.4%)...

|By:, SA News Editor

If long-term Treasury yields keep rising, dividend-seeking investors in utilities (XLU -1.4%) will wonder how the lights went out for the sector, 24/7's Jon Ogg writes. The risk isn't only that investors may go elsewhere for yield; utilities have high operating costs and they borrow heavily to pay for infrastructure investments. Today's analyst downgrades only magnify what investors have to fear.