3 Battered ETFs. 1 Fund Worth Saving.

Telecoms, utes and consumer staples have had a rough couple months

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3 Battered ETFs. 1 Fund Worth Saving.

ETFstock185 3 Battered ETFs. 1 Fund Worth Saving.Telecom, consumer staples and utilities — they’re the safest of the safe, and are widely loved by cautious long-term investors.

However, all three have been hampered since mid-May, when the 10-year Treasury yield started to rise toward the 3% mark. High-yield and other defensive sectors were battered, and still remain somewhat weak as the 10-year sits around 2.7%.

Specifically, the Utilities SPDR (XLU), the Consumer Staples SPDR (XLP) and the Vanguard Telecommunications Services ETF (VOX) all posted negative returns in May, and are down a respective 6%, 5.9% and 3.4% since the middle of that month.

So is there any rebound potential in this bloody, battered group? We’ll take a look at each sector — and its representative ETF — and decide whether it’s worth jumping in at this point. (Though with a big caveat that any Fed decisions on its QE policy could have a huge impact on all three of these funds in the coming quarters.)


Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2013/08/3-battered-etfs-1-fund-worth-saving/.

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