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Utilities’ Returns Compared to Other Sectors in 2018

Vincent Kruger
Utilities’ Returns Compared to Other Sectors in 2018

Among the various sectors, the utilities (XLU) sector has been strong amid market challenges in the last few months. Including dividends, broader utilities have returned 10% in 2018—beating broader markets. US utilities’ domestic exposure makes them relatively safe. Their stable stock price movements and comparatively higher dividend yield of 3.3% has contributed to healthy total returns in 2018.