Defensive Stocks

5 Merrill Lynch Equity Income Stocks With Huge Total Return Potential

One of the components of investing success has always been buying companies that pay dependable dividends. The reason dividends are critical to long-term investing success is that they help to ...
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Now May Be Time to Buy Gold as Geopolitical Tensions Soar

If you think Iran is the only current hot spot, all you need to do is look around the world, and there are numerous places where things could flare up. ...
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5 Dividend Blue Chips to Buy for Safety During the Summer

It has happened consistently since the big sell-off in early February. The days of investors buying every dip appears to be over, and in fact, it now seems that every ...
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Merrill Lynch Makes Big Changes to Super-Safe Defensive Portfolio

If you get the feeling that every rise in the market is being sold by institutional investors, you may not be far off base. It has become obvious since the ...
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Baird REIT Dividend Portfolio Offers Safety and Huge Payouts

Even though interest rates have gone up, and the expectations are for more increases this year and next, on a historical basis rates remain near generational lows. That's very hard ...
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10 Stocks to Buy Now in Case 2019 Bear Market Does Come

Last Friday we posted a story that referenced the thoughts of Barry Bannister, the head of Institutional Equity Strategy and chief equity strategist at Stifel, where he and his team ...
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5 Safe Stocks for a Market Free Fall

The Dow Jones industrial average was down over 1,100 points last week and may be in for another sell-off if a modest trade war due to U.S. tariffs on foreign ...
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5 Blue-Chip Dividend Stock Buys for Q2

Despite all the concern over the potential for rising interest rates and an increase in inflation, Treasury yields, which had moved dramatically higher over the past month, have tapered off ...
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10 Defensive Stocks Holding Strong as the Market Sell-Off Gains Momentum

When it comes to generalizations in the stock market, there is a saying that rising tides lift all ships and that low tides take everything down. During some sell-offs, that just ...
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Volatility Here to Stay: 5 Blue Chips to Buy That Yield 4% or More

After literally years of no volatility, that sleeping giant has emerged, and while it may not spell the end of the stock market rally, it certainly could put us back ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 4 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks to Buy for Continued Volatile Markets

If you finally took your huge profits on the FANG stocks or big semiconductor winners and have the conundrum of what to do with the proceeds, one thing is for ...
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5 Defensive Stocks Holding Up in Friday’s Extreme Volatility

Over the course of the last few trading days, we have seen the return of volatility and some serious carnage in the markets. To kick off this week, the Dow ...
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5 Ultra-Safe Utilities to Buy as Market Volatility Skyrockets

If there is any sector that is safe when the going gets treacherous it’s the utilities, and with good reason. Regardless of the economy or other circumstances that affect consumers ...
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5 Defensive Stocks Holding Up During the Selling Pressure

Over the past week, we have seen serious carnage in the markets. To kick off this week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1,175 points, the largest single-day point loss ...
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JPMorgan Likes Big Cap Pharmaceutical Stocks as Market Volatility Jumps

For years pharmaceuticals were one group considered good for “widows and orphans” as they provided safety and consistent and rising income via dividends. Then came the brutal 2016 political season wherein ...
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