Utilities Shaking the Interest-Rate Stigma
Strong fundamentals should allow the sector to continue producing positive returns even as interest rates climb.
Most investors wouldn’t expect gains from their defensive, income-oriented holdings as interest rates shoot up. But that’s exactly what utilities have offered investors. Even though utilities have trailed the market, the sector is up 7.6% since last August even as 10-year U.S. Treasury rates have tripled.
Utilities have been worst-performing sector since the market bottom - source: Morningstar
Travis Miller does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.