Utilities Breaking Down: Omen For Stock Market And Economy?

In early September, we warned readers that Utilities were breaking down and that this would have an adverse effect on the stock market.

Since then, the breakdown has become more pronounced. And stocks have been under pressure.

Today we provide an updated “monthly” chart of the Dow Jones Utilities Index, highlighting the clear breakdown below its uptrend line and 40-month moving average.

Historical Precedent

The Dow Jones Utilities Index has broken below its 40-month moving average only 2 times in the past 25 years. And both times recessions followed.

This marks the 3rd time in 25 years that Utilities have fallen below this moving average line…. different results this time? 

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