The Utilities Select Sector ETF (XLU) - which outpaced the broader averages for much of the year...

|About: Utilities Select Sector ... (XLU)|By:, SA News Editor

The Utilities Select Sector ETF (XLU) - which outpaced the broader averages for much of the year - is on pace for its worst month since the dark days of February 2009, off 7.9% thus far. The steady dividend payers have been sought-after commodities for some time, but a 50 bp rise to 2.12% in May has the 10-year Treasury offering a bit of competition.