Safe Bear Market Stocks: 3 Recession-Proof Stocks To Buy Now

The S&P 500 has officially entered bear market territory. But for long-term investors, the decline in stock prices could be viewed as an opportunity to buy.

The Dividend Aristocrats are a group of 65 stocks in the S&P 500 Index, that have each raised their dividends for at least 25 years or longer.

Bear markets are uncomfortable, but can be much easier to tolerate by owning high-quality dividend growth stocks.

What Is A Bear Market?

The name ‘bear market’ invokes fear, and for good reason. Market-wide stock declines are called ‘bear markets’.

What is a bear market? Investopedia defines a bear market as

A market condition in which the prices of securities are falling, and widespread pessimism causes the negative sentiment to be self-sustaining.

The 20% decline threshold is what differentiates a bear market form a mere pullback or market correction. – Pullback: Market loss of 0% to 10% – Correction: Market loss of 10% to 20% – Bear Market: Market Loss of 20% or more

Bear markets send shivers down the spines of timid investors… And for good reason. Seeing the value of your stocks falling is unnerving.

The S&P 500 Officially Enters A Bear Market

On June 13th 2022, the S&P 500 Index officially entered a bear market. Now, the big question is whether the U.S. economy will enter a recession.

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