Dividends4Life: 10 Safe Dividend Stocks to Own During the Next Market Crash

While the market’s valuation appears high relative to history, interest rates are also at very low levels — even after the Fed’s recent fed funds rate hike — making dividend stocks more attractive. It’s also true that no matter how high the market gets, something is on sale. Reasonably priced stocks with below average volatility also tend to decline less during market down periods, preserving capital. Essentially, if you buy fairly priced, high-quality, low-volatility dividend growth stocks, such as dividend aristocrats, you can protect yourself from unpredictable market risk. To help get you started, here are 10 great, safe dividend stocks to consider for your diversified dividend growth portfolio in the event of a market crash. We used our Dividend Safety Scores to identify many of these candidates. In order of yield...

Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE) is the world’s biggest travel agency by bookings, courtesy of its portfolio of travel sites including Expedia (of course), Trivago, Egencia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Homeaway, AirAsia and Hotels.com. Over the past year, Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has seen its shares remain about flat while the market has soared more than 20%. CVS Health (CVS) is best known for being the second largest chain of pharmacies, composed of more than 9,600 stores spread out over 49 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. Famous underwear retailer Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI) has fallen victim to the market’s hatred of the retail industry. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM), the famous home furniture brand that also owns Pottery Barn. VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) is the badly bruised retailer behind such well-known lifestyle brands as The North Face, Timberland, Vans, Lee, Wrangler and Nautica. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:TEVA) is the world’s largest generic drug maker. Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG) is the largest real estate investment trust (REIT) by market cap. Macerich Co (NYSE:MAC) is America’s third largest mall REIT by market cap, and the same concerns over a shifting retail environment have caused shares to fall 21% over the past year. Kimco Realty Corp (NYSE:KIM) is America’s largest neighborhood and community shopping center REIT.

Source: InvestorPlace

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