My Top 17 Defensive Stock Plays
Here is my list of top defensive plays in this highly volatile and mainly bearish market. If you're looking for some nice defensive stocks to weather this storm, yet be in position for the possibility of a bounce to the long side, then take a look at the list of stocks below that are more defensive than growth oriented. They are stocks that shouldn't see a lot of volatility compared to stocks that you'd find in the Russell and they won't fall through the floor like them either, should this market continue to go lower. In essence, these stocks represent a good balance of companies that are dependable, stable, usually collect a respectable dividend and hold their value all at the same time.
And yes, I did add Gold (GLD) to the list below, because frankly, its the only thing that that has been untouched in this downturn.
Here are My Top 17 Defensive Stock Plays.