But within international ‘norms’
Will it eventually come back?
Especially those it's meant to protect
A deflationary bust is unlikely
The sector should hold up well
Each dot in this chart shows the return of UK defensive sectors during each of the past three economic recessions (above zero on the vertical axis is an outperformance versus the overall market, and the further to the right on the horizontal axis the more expensive). Read more on why we think now is a good time to move in to less economically sensitive sectors in ‘A solid defence’, one of the articles in our latest InvestmentInsights.