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As consumer spending slows, investors should focus on companies that enjoy strong brand intangible assets or sustainable cost advantages.
Amid the current challenging environment for defensive names, we see several opportunities for long-term investment in wide-moat companies at reasonable discounts.
These quality funds with smaller asset bases have portfolios built around solid companies.
Modest pockets of value emerge among consumer defensive companies.
Tobacco stocks lit a fire under certain international funds last year.