Do Defensive Sectors Outperform In Down Markets?Guest Post
Do Defensive Sectors Outperform In Down Markets? by Andrew Birstingl, FactSet
With U.S. stock indices in the red to start the year and market volatility beginning to climb, some are suggesting that investing in the defensive sectors may be a smart bet. The intuition here is that companies in the defensive sectors, like Consumer Staples, Utilities, and Health Care, have lower betas and are, therefore . . .
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