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In Defense of Defensive Equity Investing

Funds that try to protect on the downside have been popular. Should they be?

This analyst blog is part of our coverage of the 2018 Morningstar Investment Conference. 

Defensive equity funds--those that try to protect on the downside--have been popular during the past several years. According to Morningstar's Alex Bryan, there are more than 140 defensive equity funds listed in the U.S., with $74 billion in assets.