Consumer Staples Sector Review
A broad market index can be further divided into so called sectors based on a company’s industry category. For example, S&P 500 right now has the following 11 sectors:
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Among them, XLC is an expanded/renamed telecommunication sector that now includes Facebook, Google, Netflix and even video game companies like Electronic Arts. Also, S&P now finally includes a stand alone Real Estate sector XLRE. In fact, long term MyPlanIQ clients know that we treat Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) as a major asset class, not just merely a sector.
In this newsletter, we want to take a closer look at another major sector, Consumer Staples.
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