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Utilities: Stock Swoon Opens a Cheap Way to Play Defense Through the Downturn

Finally, some buying opportunities in the sector.

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For the last two years, utilities were too cool to play defense for investors. The Morningstar US Utilities Index climbed 58% between February 2018 and February 2020, including dividends, trouncing the broader market, which was up only 36%.


Utilities take sharp dive as market revalues sector. - source: Morningstar

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Travis Miller does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.