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Consumer Staples

The Consumer Staples sector consists of companies that provide goods and services that people use on a daily basis, like food, clothing, or other personal products.

All Consumer Staples investments from Fidelity

Our selection of sector- and industry-level mutual funds can help you gain the exposure you're looking for. We also offer sector mutual funds and sector ETFs from other leading asset managers.

Sector mutual fund Fidelity Select Consumer Staples Portfolio (FDFAX)
Sector ETF Fidelity MSCI Consumer Staples Index ETF (FSTA)

Research Consumer Staples at Fidelity

Our in-depth research can help you better understand the industries and companies that make up this sector, with timely performance data and powerful stock, mutual fund, and ETF screeners.

Companies in this sector*

  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)
  • Procter & Gamble Co. (PG)
  • Nestle SA, Cham Und Vevey (NSRGY)
  • Coca-Cola Co. (KO)
  • Philip Morris International Inc. (PM)

See more companies in this sector.

Fidelity Viewpoints®

Our Viewpoints articles provide perspective from Fidelity on the markets and economy, investing, and personal finance.

  • A growth option

    Billions of people are moving up the economic ladder, which can benefit consumer stocks.
  • Consumer staples

    These stocks generally appear slightly cheaper than the broader U.S. market.
  • Back to basics

    Emerging markets are a potential boon for stocks in the consumer staples sector.
  • Location matters

    Where a consumer products company does business is often an indicator of future growth.

Next steps

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Before investing in any mutual fund or exchange traded fund, you should consider its investment objective, risks, charges and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus, offering circular or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.

Investment decisions should be based on an individual’s own goals, time horizon, and tolerance for risk.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Stock markets, especially foreign markets, are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments. Sector funds can be more volatile because of their narrow concentration in a specific industry.

* Represents the five companies in this sector with the largest market capitalizations, as of 09/23/2013.
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