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Our Outlook for Health-Care Stocks

Market challenges the defensive nature of health care.

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The fourth quarter of 2008 saw market turbulence of historic proportions, and the near-collapse of the global financial system left the U.S. economy reeling. In the face of this challenging economic environment, the relative resistance of the health-care sector to market woes has once again validated the notion of health care as a "safe haven."

Alex Morozov does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.