Defensive Stocks

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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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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