In this episode of The MarketBeat Podcast
, Kate chats with regular guest Rob Isbitts, who, as always, debunks some traditional investing ideas, such as “buy the dip” and only going long while the market is in rally mode.
- Why Rob says it’s doesn’t matter whether we are in a bull or bear, and why he says it’s possible to make money now
- How to avoid panicking in a bear market
- Why it’s important to invest in the market we are given, not the market we wish we had
- Should investors shift their focus from individual stocks and toward ETFs?
- How can you play defense, while also knowing that your defensive investing is an offensive weapon?
- How should you use inverse ETFs?
- Which ETFs allow you to mix offense and defense?
- Do factors such as inflation, recession, or the Fed matter to your investment strategy?
- What is the problem with so many investors now using charts? Using charts is critical, but what is the big mistake they are making?
- Why does Rob use multiple time frames in his chart analysis?
- How are the traditional indicators functioning today, in a fast-moving, algorithm-driven market?
- Why your stock is likely to follow the direction of its broad sector or industry, given all the ownership in index funds
- Is the traditional advice to “buy the dip” still a good idea?
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Investing in a bull market is fun and relatively easy. When the major indexes are hitting new highs seemingly every day, it's easy to find stocks to buy. By contrast, investing in a bear market may not be as enjoyable. But it's necessary, and when you have a strategy it doesn't have to be hard.
One timeless bear market strategy is to buy dividend stocks. And for investors looking to take even more risk out of this strategy, investors can elect to buy a group of stocks known as dividend aristocrats. These are companies that have a history of issuing, and growing, its dividend year – after year – after year. In fact, to be a member of this exclusive group, a company must have increased its dividend every year for at least 25 consecutive years.
In this special presentation, we'll analyze seven dividend aristocrats who are giving investors a good balance between growth and value. This makes them strong additions to your portfolio as part of a defensive strategy to weather a recession.
Here are 7 dividend aristocrats that can help your portfolio thrive in a bear market.
View the "7 Dividend Aristocrats to Help You Take the Bite Out of the Bear".