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Bonds, Gold, Utilities Are Beating Stocks Overall — These Charts Show Why

"Flight to safety" investments in U.S. Treasury bonds and gold continue to outperform stocks overall.

At Friday's close, the yield on the 30-year U.S. Treasury bond is down 15.3% year to date, and Comex gold is up 17.1%. The S&P 500 SPDR ETF (SPY) is up just 0.2%.

The chase for dividends is another popular investment strategy, as investors flock into the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) , which has a gain of 12.9% year to date.

Investors can trade the U.S. Treasury 30-year bond like a stock using the 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) , which is a basket of U.S. Treasury bonds with maturities of 20 years to 30 years.

Investors can trade gold like a...


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