vickers: I agree with you, but I do believe that NOW is a good place to buy MORE EDE if you are an income investor. It hit a bump in the road this quarter, but it will soon turn north and get back to its old highs. At least we sleep well at night.
I picked up 200 more shares today, also 200 more of SO (Southern) . . .I DO sleep at night with quiet but well managed companies like these. SO has also had a few bumps, but in general utilities are cleaning up their books, and getting back to basics.