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Quarter-End Insights

Consumer Defensive: Uncertainty Creates Attractive Valuations

Tobacco and beverage subsectors look particularly attractive.

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The consumer defensive sector outperformed the broader market amid extreme volatility this quarter, pulling back 14.9% compared with the market’s 19.1% drop through March 26.

Consumer defensive has taken less of a hit than the broader market. - Morningstar

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