Defensive Stocks

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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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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