Utilities continue to be "crisis-proof," the XLU rising 0.6% in May as SPY fell 6%. The sector...

|By:, SA News Editor

Utilities continue to be "crisis-proof," the XLU rising 0.6% in May as SPY fell 6%. The sector similarly outperformed during panics in 2010 and 2011 and has more than doubled the return of the S&P since inception in late 1998. Domestically-generated revenues, falling input costs and interest rates, and best of all, the defensive nature of the sector continue to make it look attractive.