Defensive Stocks

Market Volatility Have You Worried? 4 Stocks to Buy That Should Do Fine

As the historians celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the bull market, things are again starting to look a little dicey after the nice run from the late December lows. With ...
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Merrill Lynch Has Buy Ratings on 4 Quality Stocks That Yield 6% or More

For the first time in a very long time, the cash yield is higher than the yield on the S&P 500. While that is great news for savers, who have ...
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5 Safe Merrill Lynch US 1 List Stocks to Buy That Pay Big Dividends

With earnings reports for the fourth quarter all but over, and the second quarter of 2019 well underway, many of the top companies we follow on Wall Street are making ...
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Defensive Utility Stocks Could Soar If Rates Stay Low and Volatility Jumps

Any way you look at it, the howls of disagreement from President Trump, Wall Street and the financial media over the increases in the federal funds rate, especially those put ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 5 Safe Growth Stocks to Buy That All Yield 5% or More

For years we were told that interest rates were going higher and we will get back to the normal yields of the early 2000s. Then a funny thing happened on ...
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Why It Is Time to Sell the Rally and Buy Safe Dividend Stocks

After the fourth quarter from hell, when looking at brokerage account statements was a nauseating experience, we had the January to remember, with a huge rally that has gone on ...
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As World and Stock Markets Remain Very Dangerous, 4 Top Gold Stocks to Buy Now

Very quietly, gold and the gold miners consistently have pushed higher. Though naysayers constantly bemoan the fact that the precious metal offers no earnings potential, it does offer a safe ...
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The Bottom May Finally Be Near: 6 Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2019

After one of the most brutal sell-offs in years, it’s very possible that we are close to the bottom. On Monday, while the markets were getting strafed again, to the ...
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5 Extremely Safe Stocks to Own in a Plunging Market

The Dow Jones industrial average has dropped over 3,000 points this month, and on single days it has traded down 700 points before partial recoveries. Many analysts see no end ...
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The Bear Market Is Indeed Here: Time to Switch to Safer Assets

Typically when things turn negative, the always bullish sell-side analysts become a little less positive and start lowering their price targets. It often seems they never lower targets until the ...
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Democrats’ Congressional Win Could Be Huge for 4 Top Health Care Stocks

Almost everybody agrees that the midterm win of the House of Representative by the Democrats assures one thing: gridlock. Generally, as a rule, Wall Street has always favored gridlock as ...
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Deutsche Bank Out With Top Consumer ‘Risk Off’ Picks for 2019

Needless to say, the past few days have been a bright spot for investors after a brutal October and November, but one thing seems clear across Wall Street: 2019 may ...
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With Long Bull Market Almost Over, Time to Rotate to Safety and Income

The hallmark of one of the longest bull markets in history has been the emergence and leadership of the FANG stocks, or Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google (now Alphabet). These ...
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Why Even Anheuser-Busch Can’t Get Any Love in Turbulent Times

When investors hear about defensive stocks being the place to hide in periods of uncertainty or during a rough market, beer historically has been one of those go-to spots. After ...
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After the Midterm Elections, 10 Defensive Stocks to Buy for 2019

The political pollsters actually got it right this time. The Republican party kept the Senate, but the Democrats took back control of the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm ...
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