DRIP + long-term is the only approach I would ever consider in CAN utilities and or LNG (more so utilities than LNG) but I do not invest in the stock market for my principal long-term investments. I weigh more of my investment equity in real estate personally.
If you're DRIP oriented and an actual long-term investor you will make money through utilities simply through compound interest and inflation. Long-term investors only on paper will not. For the most part, retail long-term investors are only long-term until they get punched in the mouth.
Some more food for thought, as of 2 hours ago - large diameter welded pipe Canadian exports to USA have just risen...
"If the government makes a preliminary finding by March 5 that dumping or unfair subsidies are taking place it will begin collecting cash deposits from U.S. companies importing the pipe, the department said.
The probe covers welded carbon and alloy steel pipe larger than 16 inches (406.4 mm) in diameter. The pipe is generally used to transport oil, natural gas, slurry and steam and for piling, the department said.
The U.S. investigations, part of the 94 cases President Donald Trump’s administration has opened since taking office, are aimed at protecting U.S. manufacturers in global markets, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement.
The Commerce Department estimated that in 2016 imports of large-diameter welded pipe from Canada had a value of $66 million, China $139 million, India $26 million, Greece $70 million, Korea $150.3 million, and Turkey $116.1 million."
https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-tra ... SL2N1Q30KN
Wilbur Ross/Rex Tillerson and new FED chair Powell were handpicked by this party and they are exceptional at what they've been elected to do. Who do we have in our Canadian caucuses?