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<<Look at his portfolio #3, "Utility Income". According to his stats, this gives you a gain & safety equivalent to bonds, but with enough capital gains to offset inflation.>>

I caution anyone, O'Shaughnessey included, who accepts this as gospel in today's dynamic push towards deregulation. Utilities will be a quite risky proposition for the next five years or so due to increasing competition foreign to these behomeths. Dividends will (and are) suffering and prices will bounce all over the place. Utilities ain't your papa's Pontiac anymore.

Regards....Pixy
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