The Fed is on the inflation-fighting war path, interest rates are soaring, and stocks are melting down. Investor sentiment is at multi-decade lows.
Once this bear market is finally over, stocks are likely to 4X within the next decade, but getting to the other side of this market turmoil is hard for many.
High-yield low volatility blue chips like these eight dividend legends can help you sleep well at night today and retire in safety and splendor tomorrow.
They yield a very safe 4.2%, have an average dividend growth streak of 28 years, a BBB+ credit rating, and are likely to deliver 10% long-term returns, just as they have for 26 years.
They are down a peak 10% this year, half as much as the market, and fell just 25% in the Great Recession, half as much as the S&P.
Combined with a prudent mix of stocks and hedge funds, you can achieve 4% safe yield, 8% to 9% long-term returns, and 66% smaller bear market declines than either a 60/40 or the S&P 500.