BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 Index's decline of 4.1% in the past month has erased much of the year's early gains, resulting in a slim 2% upside through Friday, as analysts project slower corporate earnings growth and a slew of international uncertainties from Europe to Asia puts investors in defensive mode.But that would be overlooking industries that have benefited from a shift out of riskier investments. The best U.S. investment managers are outperforming stock-market indices mainly by owning a mix of consumer, health-care and utilities stocks, along with select shares in technology and energy that are bucking trends.
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