During the last two months of the market volatility, telecommunication services have done well.  Vanguard Telecom Services (VOX) exchange traded fund is up 1.15% for the month versus the S&P 500’s 0.3%.  The ETF is also up 13% year-to-date. 

The largest holding in the ETF is AT&T (T), which has been performing well, based on its aggressive move into providing television service into homes.  There are a few proposals in Congress that would be a positive affect on telecom services.  One would give more control over Internet connection and another would help reach rural areas of the country.

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