Investing in a Recession: A Stunning Chart to Help You Stick to Your Financial Plan

This post is designed to update our Chart for the Curious from January of 2021 Investing in Staples. In our piece, Staples vs. IT, our work contrasted the reliable profits and reasonable valuation of staples with tech stocks. The results were shocking.

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The chart below shows that Consumer Staples, the stocks that make and sell groceries, diapers, and dog food have absolutely trounced the tech sector. Consumer staples have not provided the sizzling returns investors have come to expect recently. What they have provided is robust and reliable earnings per share, and healthy compound returns year over year.