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Utilities Stocks Lead Market Higher, Signal Defensive Shift

The utility sector was the best performing slice of the S&P 500 Index pie in the first quarter of 2014. The Utility Select Sector SPDR (NYSE:XLU), which tracks 32 large-cap utility infrastructure companies, posted a gain of 10 percent through the first three months of the year. The three largest holdings in this ETF include: Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), Dominion Resources (NYSE:D), and NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE).This performance was largely attributable to stabilization in interest rates coupled with a shift in investor demand from high beta companies to a stalwart sector that is known for its defensive properties. The gain in utility stocks comes on the heels of a relatively mediocre 2013 that saw this sector flat-line after the Fed indicated it would begin reducing its quantitative easing measures.See also: Emerging Markets ETFs Show Signs of LifeOne of the primary benefits of investing in utility companies is their above-average dividend yields and low stock price volatility. ...

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