What are some of the safest stocks to invest in?

9 Answers

  • 5 years ago
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    3M Co.MMM Diversified Industrials

    American Express Co.

    AXP Consumer Finance

    AppleAAPL Consumer Electronics

    Boeing Co.BA Aerospace

    Caterpillar Inc.CAT Commercial Vehicles & Trucks

    Chevron CVX Integrated Oil and Gas

    Cisco SystemsCSCO Banks

    Coca-Cola Co.KO Soft Drinks

    E.I. DuPont de NemoursDD Commodity Chemicals

    Exxon Mobil Corp.XOM Integrated Oil & Gas

    General Electric Co.GE Diversified Industrials

    Goldman Sachs GSBanking and Financial Services

    Home Depot Inc.HD Home Improvement Retailers

    Honeywell International Inc.


    Intel Corp.INTC Semiconductors

    International Business Machines Corp.IBM Computer Services

    Johnson & JohnsonJNJ Pharmaceuticals

    JPMorgan Chase & Co.JPM Banks

    Kraft Foods KFT


    McDonald's Corp.MCD Restaurants & Bars

    Merck & Co. Inc.MRK Pharmaceuticals

    Microsoft Corp.MSFT Software

    Nike NKE

    Pfizer Inc.PFE Pharmaceuticals

    Procter & Gamble Co.PG Nondurable Household Products

    Travelers Corp.TRV Insurance

    United Technologies Corp.UTX

    Verizon Communications Inc.

    VZ Fixed Line Telecommunications


    Wal-Mart Stores Inc.WMT

    Walt Disney Co.DIS Broadcasting & Entertainment

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    The stocks that are components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average....

    Here's why I make that claim; for the next 20 years, millions of Baby Boomers will be retiring every year.....most are ill-prepared for retirement, and have not saved enough money to live on "income-generating" investments like Bonds, so will have little choice but to buy stocks....they TEND to be somewhat risk-averse, having survived what they now see were rather reckless lives, so while they do understand they NEED to take some investment risk (ie they have little choice but to buy stocks) they will want to buy the "safest ones", which means the most popular & widely-held companies...

    Which means the Dow 30....

    As a direct result, over the next two decades, the DJIA will continue on its current "bull run" almost regardless of the underlying financial performance of the companies it represents....in turn THAT will bolster the performance of those companies, and "stock buy-backs" will allow those corporations to ALSO profit handsomely, reinvest those earnings, and actually BECOME as high-performance as their valuations will imply!

    It's a "self-fulfilling prophecy", if you will...

    Buy a good quality "Dow stocks Mutual fund" or buy shares of DIA (the Dow-emulating Exchange-traded Fund) and plan to hold for ten, fifteen, or twenty years, reinvesting all dividends & distributions....you won't regret it!

    JMHO, but based on straightforward logic, and an abiding faith that human beings (even ones who spent the 1960s & 1970s "addling their brains") will forever remain as greedy & fearful as they have always been!

    Best wishes!

  • 5 years ago

    According to me 24option is safest stocks to invest.

  • Bob
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    The ones that don't go down... seriously - large cap stocks are in general the safest

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Generally, large cap stable dividend stocks.

  • 5 years ago

    What ever you do DO NOT buy gold I lost out big time on it would have been better leaving my money in the bank

  • B
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    blue chip dividend paying stocks like AAPL

  • 5 years ago

    Anything to do with utilities or pharmaceuticals.

  • 5 years ago

    big banks

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