The stock market has been on a steady path to recovery since last summer’s downturn, but investors still have some lingering concerns that more economic turmoil could be on the horizon. There’s good reason for caution.
At the same time, some economic figures continue to impress, with unemployment still below 4% and GDP growth coming in at a robust 4.9%. These numbers don’t usually signal that a recession is knocking at the door.
So, if you find yourself also straddling optimism and skepticism about markets right now, you’ll want stocks that deliver steady payouts with upside earnings potential, cushioning your portfolio whether or not a downturn hits. Here are seven to look into.
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