Considering defensive actions? Here are some tips.

Considering defensive actions?  Here are some tips.

Pharmaceuticals is another. Consumer staples is another good one — think packaged goods companies that make things like toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Soft drinks and candy, too.

These are recession-resistant sectors like necessary services: Well, if you are a little gun-shy these days, or nearing retirement, you should be thinking about defensive stocks as part of your asset allocation.

Utilities is one of the first flights to safety. Let’s face it: Investing is about managing risk, not avoiding it. So how do you invest looking forward?

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Further reading: Most of these companies offer dividends that plump up your portfolio without adding to the risk. Then there are the essentials such as food and energy.

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