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Tackle Today: Defensive Sectors are en fuego

April 13, 2022

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Tackle Today: Defensive Sectors are en fuego

«Utilities Lead the Way.»


Defensive sectors like consumer staples, health care, and utilities have been on a tear. Here are two implications.

① First, we’re not seeing a mass exodus from all equities. Instead, traders are shifting from aggressive sectors to more defensive ones. It’s not that they hate stocks. They hate certain stocks (I’m looking at you, technology). Consider this an excellent example of sector rotation.

② Second, leadership from defensive sectors, though better than no leadership at all, doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in a bull market.

Combine that with yesterday’s message on the S&P 500 cracking the 50-day moving average, and there’s a reason for caution here. The chart below demanded at least a brief mention of the inflows to sectors like utilities. The steady stampede has been record-setting and reflects just how insatiable appetite has been for the higher dividends and greater stability of utility stocks. Take a good look at XLU to see what all the fuss is about.

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Chart of the Day: Utility Sector Sees Record Run

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