Consumer Staples Stocks

3 Volatile Consumer Staples Stocks for the Risk Taker (WFM, SFM, WMT) Due to its noncyclical nature, the consumer staples sector has shown strength against the U.S. equity market in 2016 and 2015, despite many global macroeconomic conflicts. The S&P 500 Consumer Staples Index fared well against the market turbulence and ended the year up 6.6% in 2015, while the S&P 500 Index was down 0.73%. As of Feb. 25, 2016, the S&P 500 Consumer Staples Index is up 2.38% year to date (YTD), whereas the S&P 500 Index is down nearly…