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Investing in Utilities – Covered Calls

Utilities are another sector considered to be less prone to an economic virus. When the economy is feeling ill, people still use electricity, water, gas, etc. Some utilities with a heavy emphasis on supplying industrial customers could be negatively impacted during tough economic times, but utilities supplying its wares to the general population are generally inoculated from catching an economic malady.

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Healthcare Investing – Covered Calls

With the economy’s recent anemic performance, we will continue a consideration of industries tending to hold up well during an economic slowdown. Even when the economy is not doing very well consumers continue to go to the doctor, so healthcare is an industry that continues to perform ok in an economic malaise.

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Analysts Expect Weak Retail Sales – A Bearish Look at the Retail Sector

There is news from London this morning of US retailers’ stock futures taking a downturn in anticipation of lower than expected earnings. Many retailers will release their first quarter earnings today and experts are saying the results could be tepid because of a colder than normal April.

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Investing in Food – Covered Calls

With the economy chugging along in first gear, maybe its time to consider covered calls for consumer staples, for example companies involved in the food industry. Everybody eats, even when the U.S. economy is not performing well. But, maybe instead of USDA prime, we eat more hamburger or even chicken. Even when the economy isn’t doing so hot, companies involved in the food industry generally continue to perform ok.