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Ari Charney is the chief investment strategist for Utility Forecaster, an analyst for Canadian Edge, and managing editor of Jim Finks Options for Income. He is also an associate editor of Personal Finance.

Prior to joining Investing Daily, Ari took an unlikely path toward dispensing investment advice. Shortly after graduating with a bachelors degree in political science from New York University, Ari sampled some of Wall Streets best-known brokerages and investment banks for several months as a temporary associate. His favorite memory was being paid an absurdly high hourly wage to point and yell at the bond salesmen on the legendary Bear Stearns trading floor when they had incoming phone calls.

Thereafter, Ari spent a substantial portion of his career at financial industry rating services. First, he pored over spreadsheets for the corporate accounting department at Moodys Investors Service. Later, he analyzed investment newsletters for nearly eight years at The Hulbert Financial Digest (HFD).

While working for the HFD, Ari discovered his passion for helping self-directed investors select the right investment newsletter. Since joining Investing Daily, hes extended that passion further by guiding investors toward the right securities for their portfolios.

In addition to writing about investment newsletters for the HFD and MarketWatch, Ari has also written about food, music, comics and culture for publications ranging from Mass Appeal to Punk Planet. In his free time, he and his wife tote their son along on their ethnic dining adventures in pursuit of the fabled Bosnian burger and the Thai restaurant with the secret Laotian menu.

Content from Ari Charney

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Vectren: A Dividend King

Dividend Kings are companies that have boosted their payouts every year for at least 50 consecutive years, asserts Ari Charney, editor of Investing Daily's Utility Forecaster. Get Top Pros' Top Pic…

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Magellan Midstream: High Quality, High Yield

Magellan Midstream Partners LP (MMP) is a conservatively managed MLPs that did a superior job of weathering the energy sector’s downturn, observes Ari Charney, editor of Investing Daily's Utilit…

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Spectra Energy: Quality, Value & Yield

Spectra Energy Partners LP (SEP) has ranked high on our watch list for nearly a year-and-a-half. We now think the stock offers high quality at a reasonable price and are adding the shares to our inc…

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The Magic of Compounding

The ability to withstand economic ups and downs coupled with locked-in growth make utility stocks ideal for dividend reinvestment (DRIP) and direct stock purchase (DSPP) plans, explains Ari Charney…

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Enterprise Products: Pipeline Profits

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD) is still down about 34% from its all-time high in 2014. It also trades roughly 15% below our estimate of medium-term fair value, explains Ari Charney, editor In…

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"Data Junkies" Boosts American Tower

Fortunately for American Tower Corp. (AMT), everyone is hopelessly addicted to their smartphones. The Boston, Mass.-based REIT will continue to benefit from surging demand for mobile video from ris…

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Top Picks 2017: Avangrid

As risk-averse income investors, we’re leery of change. As such, we’re always looking for ways to hedge against the unexpected, while still enjoying earnings and dividend growth, assert…

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NextEra: Standout in Earnings Growth

I constructed a screen for U.S. electric utilities to determine each company's projected dividend growth, as well as its relative valuation, and consensus target price, explains Ari Charney, edito…