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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.

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