Dividends4Life: 7 Safe Dividend Stocks That Beat Bear Markets

7 Safe Dividend Stocks That Beat Bear Markets

Posted by D4L | Monday, September 19, 2016 | | 0 comments »

In the midst of the second-longest bull market ever recorded, many conservative dividend investors are feeling increasingly anxious. The S&P 500’s forward P/E ratio of 17.1 sits approximately 20% above its 10-year average. To make matters even more uncomfortable for income investors, lower-for-longer interest rates have made safe haven companies such as utilities and consumer staples even more expensive relative to history. No one knows where the market will go from here, but the following companies all have strong Dividend Safety Scores and performed well during the last recession. These companies are safe income bets for buy-and-hold investors and dependable sources of retirement income...

While it’s hard to make a compelling valuation case for some of the stocks on this list, I believe they will still outperform again in the event of an economic downturn. If nothing else, they are high quality companies to keep on your watch list. Safe Dividend Stocks That Beat Bear Markets: Procter & Gamble Co (PG), Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED), Realty Income Corp (O), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Abbott Laboratories (ABT) and General Mills, Inc. (GIS).

Source: InvestorPlace

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