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Do "Safe Sectors" Outperform During

|Includes: SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY), XLP, XLU, XLV

Factset concludes the answer is yea, but note the sectors still have negative performance. moreover, Factset apparently uses the time period of the official recession dates, which are not available until well after the fact, and even much later than after technical indicators would indicate a bear market.

www.factset.com/insight/2016/02/do-defen...

Disclosure: I am/we are short SPY.

Additional disclosure: short via SPX put positions (best outcome for me is actually hang in the current range, but the positions are "tilted" so still good if market drops unless it crashes HUGE; worst outcome >2000 )