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Amid the current challenging environment for defensive names, we see several opportunities for long-term investment in wide-moat companies at reasonable discounts.
If investors can get past valuations in the consumer staples sector, there are a raft of low-cost ETF options offering access to the space.
Large growth fared best, while funds with heavy energy stakes collapsed.
Some energy names and out-of-favor companies joined the index, but, in a sign of the times, few deeply discounted stocks.
Modest pockets of value emerge among consumer defensive companies.
Despite falling cigarette demand, the tobacco titan should continue to deliver cash flow and dividend growth.
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Beaten down by the specter of rising interest rates, a sluggish emerging-markets consumer, and currency headwinds, the U.S. consumer staples sector offers strong dividends, high-quality stocks, and an attractive relative valuation.
Widening investment-grade credit spreads and rising interest rates lead to losses.
Are consumer staples stocks reaching an inflection point?