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Quarter-End Insights

Bargains Scant in Consumer Defensive Sector

Alcohol and tobacco still present the biggest opportunities.

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The consumer defensive sector trailed the broader market again in the fourth quarter of 2020, returning just 6.2% compared with the market’s 12.8% gain through Dec. 21.

Consumer defensive lagged the broader market in the fourth quarter - Morningstar

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