Utilities stocks (XLU -1.2%) are under heavy selling pressure as interest rates soar: EXC -1.7%,...

Utilities stocks (XLU -1.2%) are under heavy selling pressure as interest rates soar: EXC -1.7%, EIX -2%, FE -1.9%, PCG -1.5%, ED -1.4%, D -1.2%, PEG -1.3%, DUK -1.2%, NU -1.7%, SO -1%, NEE -1%, NRG -1.3%, SRE -1.6%, ETR -2.3%, XEL -1.7%, AEP -1.3%.

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  • Uncle Pie
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    you can really see the elephantine footprints of the hedge funds here who borrowed zillions at almost 0% interest to buy utility shares with yields of 2%-4%. A hint that their borrowing costs might rise and they stampede for the exit.
    5 Jul 2013, 11:10 AM Reply Like
  • frank lawrence
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    up & down , more supply than demand , more sellers than buyers etc SO WHAT
    5 Jul 2013, 11:23 AM Reply Like
  • The Long Tail of Finance
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    wondering how many HF's are in process of going bust right now, with rates drastically up. Let's see what the future headlines bring.
    5 Jul 2013, 01:25 PM Reply Like
  • CW2
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    Isn't the supply of shares constant? More sellers than buyers, what?
    5 Jul 2013, 01:38 PM Reply Like
  • RSRinehart
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    Nothing said about number of shares available. Just the number of owners of shares wanting to sell is greater than number of buyers at a given price point, forces prices down until buyers say OK, we'll buy shares now at that price. Simple economics - supply (# selling) and demand (#buying) determines price at which shares change hands. RSR
    5 Jul 2013, 04:45 PM Reply Like
  • Rebecca12
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    They still pay a nice dividend.
    5 Jul 2013, 04:46 PM Reply Like
  • spinrbait
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    fe is paying over 6% now.
    6 Jul 2013, 08:16 AM Reply Like
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