Consumer staples offer strength in downturns

Traditionally, the price of most stocks, and the ETFs that hold them, drop during market declines. However, certain segments generally perform better than the overall market. Below, we highlight three ETFs focused on firms that produce and sell consumer staples. They should, as in past… Read More

Consumer giants keep rewarding investors

These U.S. consumer giants have raised their annual dividends for decades now. Even so, we feel McDonald’s “asset light” model makes it the better pick for new buying.
MCDONALD’S CORP. $257 is a buy. This company (New York symbol MCD; Income-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding:… Read More