Certainly an interesting week with the Fed lowering both the Fed Funds Rate and the Discount Rate by 50 basis points on Tuesday. The Fed's action added fuel to the fire and propelled the market higher on the week. Standard & Poor's Dividend Aristocrats generally kept pace with the market on the week.
The weakest performing Aristocrats tended to fall into the financial and discretionary sectors. The defensive sectors: staples, health care and financials did underperform the overall market.