What Health-care has going for it is solid earnings growth. For companies reporting thus far, fourth quarter earnings have averaged over 6%. Compare this growth with the near 15% earnings loss for the average stock in the S&P 500, and the sector's performance begins to make more sense. I would add that dividend action in the group has also, on balance, been good.
I like both the Health-care and Utility sectors. In addition, we see great values in the Consumer Staples. In our minds, the greatest companies on earth are experiencing a 40% off sale, its hard not to be nibbling.
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