why in the world would anyone buy a utility for growth? I've made all kind of money on this stock, holding it for the long term. I will continue to buy under $16, take the 5% dividend and pass the whole portfolio on to my grandkids 20 years from now. If you are interested in short term pops, look at the Canadian REITS.
this could easily be dead money, if you are worried about your kids, I would DARE YOU TO COMPARE TO A 4.5% CD, compounded, just a thought, although, they are crushing the dollar and rates on 6-mo CDs are now 3.75%, but that is zero risk. Not a short or basher, but a CD outperformed the S&P last year, you may either be in denial because you think you need to buy stocks or plain stupid. For your kids, that's too bad, your a moron, in the case you can't add up net gains in a bear market, when you should be in cash, good luck. Sometimes cash is king. No worry, no loss of principal. But some of the idiots I encounter on these boards aren't old enough to know that, or sit on $500K cash like I do.