Investing by theme: Playing defense
In market slumps and recessions, many investors understandably seek a sense of safety in companies that offer consistent dividends and stable earnings from selling products or services that most people require. These funds invest primarily in sectors such as consumer goods, utilities, and healthcare.
Check out other thematic investing topics
Hedging with gold
Diversify into a precious metal that many investors consider a potential safe haven when the economy slumps.
Bolster your portfolio with funds that invest in US government backed bonds—widely considered the safest, lowest-risk securities available.
Health care innovators
Put your money behind health care and biotechnology companies that are pursuing medical breakthroughs.
Invest in leading technology innovators that are looking to change the way the world works.