This sector includes both consumer cyclical and consumer defensive; or consumer discretionary and consumer staples. On the cyclical side this includes retail stores, auto and auto parts, residential construction, restaurants, and entertainment businesses. Companies include Ford, McDonald’s, and News Corp. On the defensive side, the companies engaged in the manufacturing of food, beverages, household and personal products, packaging, or tobacco as well as companies that provide services such as education & training. Companies include Unilever, Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo. Collectively the sector is valued at more than $10 trillion.

Consumer Cyclical

  • Auto & Truck Dealerships
  • Auto Parts
  • Furnishings, Fixtures & Appliances
  • Textile Manufacturing
  • Footwear & Accessories
  • Personal Services
  • Apparel Retail
  • Home Improvement Retail
  • Auto Manufacturers
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • Residential Construction
  • Apparel Manufacturing
  • Packaging & Containers
  • Restaurants
  • Department Stores
  • Luxury Goods

Consumer Defensive

  • Beverages–Brewers
  • Beverages-Non-Alcoholic
  • Farm Products
  • Packaged Foods
  • Discount Stores
  • Grocery Stores
  • Beverages-Wineries & Distilleries
  • Confectioners
  • Household & Personal Products
  • Education & Training Services
  • Food Distribution
  • Tobacco