The defensive nature of utilities in ETFs, coupled with the low risk and high dividends they produce are attractive to many investors, especially during times of market uncertainty.
These stocks have both short-term gain catalysts and longer-term growth potential.
In the week ahead, data will make it clearer whether Friday's stock market plunge was a healthy adjustment or the harbinger of a steeper crash.
There's precious little fuel left to keep stocks trading higher. In the holiday-shortened week ahead, keep your eye on these market-moving events.