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Defensive Stock

Defensive Stock Definition

Defensive Stock describes a stock that remains stable under difficult economic conditions. This kind of stock provides constant earnings regardless of the state of the overall stock market. During recessions they perform better than the average of the market, but during expansion  they perform below the market.


Additional meaning of Defensive Stock:

Defensive stocks include food, tobacco, oil, and utilities, because the demand for these products does not decrease dramatically even in hard times.


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