Now that E*TRADE has joined forces with Morgan Stanley, get actionable insights from our combined companies.

Playing defense

In market slumps, many investors seek a sense of safety in companies that offer consistent dividends and stable earnings from selling products or services that most people require. Equities of these companies tend to experience low volatility, even in times of market or economic uncertainty. Some examples include consumer staples and utilities.

Image of bull market - banner image
These funds invest primarily in sectors such as consumer goods and utilities.



Data as of ET
Fund Name / Symbol
Overall Morningstar
Market Price
Today's %
Data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not an indication of future results and investment returns and share prices will fluctuate on a daily basis. Your investment may be worth more or less than your original cost when you redeem your shares. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. For most recent month-end performance and current performance metrics, please click on the fund name.

Get up to $1,000 for a limited time1

Open and fund a new brokerage account with a qualifying deposit by May 31, 2024. Learn how

Use promo code: PROMO24