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Utilities Beat Broader Markets Last Week

Vincent Kruger
Utilities Beat Broader Markets Last Week

The broader market sell-off intensified last week. Most of the major indices recorded the worst week in a decade. Utilities continued to beat equities at large. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), the representative of the biggest utilities in the country, fell more than 5%, while the S&P 500 fell almost 8% for the week ending December 21.