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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- All three major U.S. stock indices are higher Tuesday thanks to some familiar industrial names. Meanwhile, technology is underperforming. 

Keith Bliss, senior vice president of Cuttone & Company, told TheStreet's Debra Borchardt "old-school" stocks start to do better when investors rotate out of underperforming "new-school" stocks. So you see outperformance by DuPont (DD) - Get DuPont de Nemours, Inc. Report, Ford (F) - Get Ford Motor Company Report, and U.S. Steel (X) - Get United States Steel Corporation Report, while the tech titan Apple (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report is lower by roughly 7.5%. 

He said he found it interesting Apple reported its best results ever, yet sold off dramatically for slightly missing iPhone sales estimates. To him, this is a sign many investors will be looking to get more defensive with their portfolios. 

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Bliss thinks industrials and consumer non-cyclicals will likely outperform as the broader market stays in a sideways trading pattern with increased volatility. 

-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.

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