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Healthcare funds stay on defensive

Wall Street Journal, February 18, 2009

Stocks in the healthcare sector have performed better than their counterparts in other industries due to steady demand, strong earnings, and finances and expectations of industry consolidation. While the sector has long been viewed as defensive, healthcare's success comes even as other traditionally defensive sectors have been hurt in the broader downturn.