<<then you should buy utility index yield over >= 4%.
why bother to trade? few traders even and ever beat passive investors over 10+ year.>>
because i am not as smart as you i guess.
utility index? maybe at a yield over 6%. i need a decent yield and good growth prospects, or high yield, or it is a trader. a yield of 4% on a stock that has a nice track record of increasing yields steadily by at least 5% every year is definitely acceptable. utilities tend to be more like 1% increase per year on average as far as i can tell. if they get beaten up enough, OK, but that is not the case at the moment.
i have lost any enthusiasm for MTU. i was on vacation last week and very much enjoying the market moving higher. when i got back and looked at how my stocks performed, MTU was a definite laggard. i have an order in to sell.