Big Brands Feel Pain as Consumers Pull Back -- WSJ
From Diaper to Soda Makers, Big Brands Feel the Pinch of a Consumer Pullback
A group of top managers continue to keep looking for good investment opportunities, while taking full advantage of a rising (and potentially overvalued) market to book some gains.
Corporate credit spreads are fairly valued--albeit at the tight end of the range that we view as fairly valued.
Widening investment-grade credit spreads and rising interest rates lead to losses.
Modest pockets of value emerge among consumer defensive companies.
Our top managers continue to find attractive buying opportunities in wide-moat firms.