Consumer Staples Sector - Find Investments

The Consumer Staples Sector comprises companies whose businesses are less sensitive to economic cycles. It includes manufacturers and distributors of food, beverages and tobacco and producers of non-durable household goods and personal products. It also includes food & drug retailing companies as well as hypermarkets and consumer super centers.

Reasons to Invest in the Consumer Staples Sector

  • Sector is generally less sensitive to economic cycles
  • Part of a sector rotation strategy (i.e., late-cycle or recession)
  • Potential exposure to a secular investing theme, such as middle-class consumption in emerging markets

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