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Here’s my chart for today. I’ll talk about it shortly after 3:30 p.m. Eastern (12:30 p.m. Pacific) on the Bloomberg Businessweek radio show. Also, I’ll present my Stock of the Day just after 4:05 p.m. (1:05 p.m.) on the radio and later on social media. You can hear me on Bloomberg Radio or see me at Bloomberg Global News on YouTube. Earlier charts are on my Substack page.
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Income-oriented investors might be better off with U.S. utility stocks than high-yield bonds these days. That’s because the dividend yield on the S&P 500 Utilities Index has exceeded the yield on the Bloomberg Barclays Ba High-Yield Index since December, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The swing to utility stocks from near-investment-grade debt was the first since calculations of S&P’s industry gauge began in 1989. Friday’s yield gap favored utility shares by more than 0.4 percentage point for the first time.
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