Consumer Stocks

With No Taper, Play Defense With Consumer Staples (VDC)

Looks like the Fed has handed the market-moving reins over to politicians in D.C. for now...which means uncertainty will abound. More 

3 Sector Funds to Pile Into Now

These sector funds -- in both ETF and mutual fund flavors -- are poised to outperform as we enter the home stretch of 2013. More 

Parents to Pay More for Their Pampers, Luvs Diapers

Procter & Gamble is raising the price of its diaper brands by reducing the number of diapers in each package, while leaving the package price unchanged. More 

Wages: Another Anchor Weighing on Consumer Spending

Rosy consumer spending outlooks for the rest of the year seem to be at odds with perpetual downward pressure on American wages. More 

P&G Plans Bargain Version of Tide

Procter & Gamble is reportedly considering the launch of a discount version of its popular Tide laundry detergent. More 

3 Battered ETFs. 1 Fund Worth Saving.

Three big-name defensive sectors have been lagging the market in a big way for months, but one is worth picking up off the ground right now. More 

10 Must-See Charts in the Retail Sector

The retail sector is looking shaky -- with the charts of some key stocks in dangerous territory -- but three retailers have the potential for a breakout. More 

Salmonella Scare: Iams, Eukanuba Pet Food Recalled

Some bags of Eukanuba and Iams dry dog and cat foods have been voluntarily recalled by Procter & Gamble over possible salmonella contamination. More 

First-Half Sector Winners Offer a Hint of What’s to Come

Financials, healthcare and consumer discretionary stocks are sheltered from both China's economic weakness and rising bond yields, which bodes well for their second-half outlook. More 

P&G Makes Push Into Natural-Gas Trucking

Procter & Gamble says that by 2015, 20% of its North American truck shipments will be made with vehicles running on natural gas. More