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Our Outlook for Consumer Defensive Stocks

The consumer defensive category offers value and stability in a volatile market.

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  • Wide economic moats will be more important than ever in the consumer defensive space as the global economy slows again.
  • Amid market turbulence and uncertainty, the consumer defensive sector offers relative stability.
  • Break-ups, not takeovers, may dominate the headlines over the coming months, as activist investors have led a charge toward creating value in the consumer staples space.

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