Posts Tagged: consumer staples

Consumer Staples, Part II

 “We see change as the enemy of investments…so we look for the absence of change. We don’t like to lose money. Capitalism is pretty brutal. We look for mundane products that everybody needs.” Warren Buffett In Consumer Staples, Part I, I explored the unique nature of consumer staples stocks and their impressive historical returns. In…

The Best Performing Sector (Consumer Staples, Part 1)

When Jeremy Siegel and Jeremy Schwartz were doing research for the book The Future for Investors, they wanted to find the best performing stock from the original 1957 version of the S&P 500[i]. What they found wasn’t an exciting technology stock, or a behemoth oil company, but rather a simple consumer stock: cigarette maker Philip…