Sunday, September 02, 2007

Defensive Sectors Hold Up Well In August

For the month of August, several of the defensive sectors in the S&P 500 Index held up fairly well relative to the performance of the overall index.

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  • The sectors showing the best return for August were Information Technology, Consumer Staples, Health Care and Utilities.
  • Total Return for the S&P 500 Index includes the dividends.
  • Net Total Return is reinvestment of the dividend excluding estimated withholding taxes.

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