Where to Shop With Consumer ETFs

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Still, investors should be wary of being too reliant on staples as core defensive holdings.

“Staples broadly are no longer bastions of steady growth, strong cash flow and high dividends. This tells us the category cannot be relied upon as a sweeping defensive play–rather, investors should be choosy within staples. We believe a good defense today is in quality companies demonstrating high profitability, sound balance sheets and strong brands,” according to BlackRock.

For more information on the consumer sector, visit our consumer staples category.