NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Investors seeking a steady yield, yet fear the bursting of the bond bubble, may want to plug into utility shares.The Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU), which represents the 34 utilities in the S&P 500, has risen 2.5% this year, trailing the broader index's 9.3% gain. Still, most of the S&P 500's increase has come in the past two months as cheap money from the Federal Reserve has spurred investors to snap up riskier assets, leaving boring utilities stocks behind.
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