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Utilities Outperform By 14% Since July<br>(a lookback on our July 17th posting)

Posted on: Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

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In our July 17th blog posting entitled Weakening US Economy In Q3 2011? Here’s One Sector To Watch, we discussed what at that time was our expectations for upcoming relative outperformance by the Utilities Sector — which was based on our market call for a declining interest rate environment within a weakening US economy.

Between July 17th and August 19th the yield of the US 10-Year Treasury Note plummeted by 87 basis points to generational lows at 2.07%. During the same one-month period, as shown by the chart below, the Utilities Sector SPDR ETF outperformed the S&P 500 Depository Receipts ETF as expected, by +14%.

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