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Strategas: Sell yield proxies, buy this instead

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The high-yield trade this year may soon come to an end, as a projected pickup in economic growth will cause investors to take profits in sectors like utilities and telecoms and rotate into other areas of the market instead.

"Given the fact that the VIX now rests at 13.45, we believe investors should tread carefully when it comes to both fixed income and the yield proxies like utilities and telecom that have benefited so greatly as rates have declined," wrote Jason DeSena Trennert, chief investment strategist at Strategas Research.

As a result, the brokerage firm is advising clients to short bonds and pare back on those high-yielding sectors that have led the gains this year.

Here's what investors should buy instead, according to Strategas: