Health Care

The Health Care Sector encompasses two main industry groups. The first includes companies who manufacture health care equipment and supplies or provide health care related services, including distributors of health care products, providers of basic health-care services, and owners and operators of health care facilities and organizations. The second regroups companies primarily involved in the research, development, production and marketing of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products.

Reasons to Invest in the Health Care Sector

  • Stable demand can make the sector 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 personalized medicine

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