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The utilities outlook for 2013

A woman walks by the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
A woman walks by the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Amid a very positive year for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index — which rose as a whole by more than 13 percent — 2012’s one set of losers was the utilities sector. It was the only one of the ten sectors that make up the S&P that actually lost ground last year, falling in value overall by 3.5 percent.

But 2013 could be very different for the utilities. While there are legitimate reasons to be wary of it in the immediate future, there are also several factors that argue for a strong bounce back for the sector.

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