Defensive Stocks

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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5 Stocks to Move to Now If You Fear a Total Market Crash

This is probably territory most investors are very uncomfortable with. The fears of a massive global trade war just have not been part of the investing lexicon in years, and ...
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4 Stocks to Play It Safe in a Market Crash

The Dow Jones industrial average has been through wild gyrations for the past month. October is historically a time when the markets fall sharply. Yet, not every stock is a ...
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5 Stocks to Move to If You Fear a Total Stock Market Meltdown

Uh oh, rates are rising, and so is the volatility index (VIX), as the market is teetering on the brink as we roll into the huge third-quarter earnings reports. After ...
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Merrill Lynch Makes Huge Late Summer Changes to US 1 Stock List

With second-quarter earnings reporting all but over, and the summer winding down, many of the top companies we follow on Wall Street are making some changes to the lists of ...
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4 Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy If You Fear a Big Correction Is Coming

By any measure the stock market is overbought. On both trailing and forward earnings it is expensive, and while just a few stocks have made up most of the gains ...
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Merrill Lynch’s 5 Top Equity Income Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2018

With volatility returning to the market, and investors absolutely crushing momentum stocks that disappoint, it appears that we have reached a crossroad in the long-running bull market. The days of ...
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5 Merrill Lynch Defensive Portfolio Stocks That Can Survive a Market Crash

Earnings reporting season is starting to wind down this week, and we are about to go into one of the typically slowest months on Wall Street. Traders leave for holidays, ...
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5 Top Total Return Stocks to Buy That All Pay Near 5% or More Dividends

Even though the market essentially has traded sideways in 2018, many would argue the overall market on a forward earnings basis is fully valued, and one of the few things ...
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5 Stocks to Buy Now If You Are Worried About a Stock Market Crash

You get the sense the investors are pretty sure that the days of no volatility and calm markets that always seem to go higher are over, and it’s probably about ...
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5 Stocks to Buy Now If You Fear a Trade War Market Crash

This is probably territory most investors are very uncomfortable with. The fear of a massive global trade war is one that has just not been part of the investing lexicon ...
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Worried About Tariffs? 4 Stocks to Buy That Do Almost 100% US Business

Depending on whom you listen to, the tariffs that are about to be levied on products coming into the United States from abroad will either start a trade war that ...
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5 Blue Chip Stocks Rated Buy That All Pay at Least 5% Dividends

Even though interest rates have crept higher over the past 18 months, they are still at some of the lowest levels in over a generation. While the Federal Reserve will ...
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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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