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Our Outlook for Consumer Stocks

We don't expect a quick end to the roller coaster ride.

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The consumer goods and services sectors have been a roller-coaster ride over the past quarter, and we don't expect the ride to end soon. Even as inflationary trends appeared to be softening, extreme turmoil in the financial services industry (including the failures of  Fannie Mae  (FNM),  Freddie Mac  (FRE),  American International Group (AIG), and Lehman Brothers) once again cast a pall over most of the U.S. stock market. 

Joseph Beaulieu has a position in the following securities mentioned above: SBUX. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.

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