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The Income Investor

February, 2016 Archives

Two High-Yield Safe Havens in an Overlooked Sector

By Dr. Carla Pasternak

 

With the S&P 500  down 6% this year amid heightened volatility, investors have been rotating into defensive plays with reliable earnings that pay dividends.  Utilities, telecoms, and consumer staples that dole out steady dividends are the only sectors with positive year-to-date returns. Utilities and telecoms are up 8%, and consumer staples gained nearly 1%, versus a loss for the broader market.

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