With the first quarter now in the rearview mirror, we wanted to share some of the topics that have been on the minds of our investment team over the past three months. Below, please find links to our three most viewed blog posts from Q1 2021:
The New Impact Investment
Over the next decade, we believe the utilities sector may provide investors with a meaningful opportunity to have a direct influence on the environment. On March 1st, Barron’s covered the new impact investment in a story that featured Reaves’ President John Bartlett. We explain in: The Case for Utilities as an Impact Investment.
How Durable is Your Equity Strategy?
With the S&P 500 Index1 hitting all-time highs last week, we don’t think it hurts to think about the defensiveness of your equity allocation. Looking for an easy way to assess your strategies? We suggest looking at their dividend growth in a challenging economic environment. We touch on this topic, including our own strategy’s dividend growth2 over a difficult 2020, in this blog.
Investing in 5G.
In a March post, we explained why cellular tower companies are the landlords to 5G and reflected on what recent spectrum auctions tell us about the investment potential of the space. You can find the full article here.
Interested in learning more about these topics? Click on the graphic below and we will be in touch.
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