What’s the Matter with Utilities Stocks?

2015 has so far been a middling year for the stock market, with the S&P 500 index of large US stocks up slightly since the start of the year. But one sector of the market has stood out: utilities have been by far the worst-performing sector among US stocks, losing more than 6% while almost every other sector has provided investors with positive returns. What’s causing utilities to struggle?

Topics: Utilities