I joined my friend Liz Claman over at Fox Business Network for this video, originally broadcast on October 22, 2012. The defensive plays I talk about are healthcare stocks include:
- Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) and Merck (NYSE:MRK) and the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare Sector Index Fund (NYSE:IYH).
- Consumer staples stocks like General Mills (NYSE:GIS) and Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) along with the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE:XLP).
- “Almost cash” assets including corporate bonds via the iShares iBoxx Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund (NYSE:LQD) and Treasury Inflation Protected Securities via the Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities Index Fund (NASDAQ:VTIP).
You can get the full rundown on these investments in my original column on the topic here.
Jeff Reeves is the editor of InvestorPlace.com and the author of “The Frugal Investor’s Guide to Finding Great Stocks.” Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter via @JeffReevesIP. As of this writing, he did not own a position in any of the stocks named here.