Can Healthcare Stocks Continue their 2018 Rally?

Investors looking for defensive investments in an uncertain world may benefit from looking at healthcare stocks, which was the best-performing sector in 2018

David Brenchley 30 January, 2019 | 8:07AM
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In an uncertain environment for both risk assets and economies, it may be prudent for investors to look towards more defensive investments.

Clearly, there are a number of non-equity-heavy asset classes that can do the job – infrastructure being one, gold another. But for those keen to stay risk-on and in equities, healthcare also has defensive qualities.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Amgen Inc251.38 USD0.00Rating
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company64.88 USD0.00Rating
Carmignac Pf Patrimoine F GBP Acc135.78 GBP-0.74Rating
Eli Lilly and Co196.21 USD0.00Rating
International Biotechnology Ord717.31 GBP2.11Rating
Intuitive Surgical Inc833.38 USD0.00Rating
Polar Capital Healthcare Opports Inc42.70 USD0.79Rating
Quest Diagnostics Inc135.42 USD0.00Rating
Stryker Corp252.95 USD0.00Rating
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd3,740.00 JPY0.00Rating
TB Evenlode Global Income B GBP Acc1.44 GBP1.49Rating

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