Here Are 4 of the Safest Stocks You Can Buy Today

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer-goods editor/analyst Austin Smith and editor and analyst Isaac Pino discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin points investors toward four of the safest stocks they could buy, period. While the broad market has gone on quite a run lately, we know that what goes up also comes down, and what goes down usually comes up. In times like this, the comfort of placing your money in long-term consistent winners can't be overstated. These are buy, set, and forget stocks that you can invest in today with assurance that they'll be rewarding investors for decades to come -- oh, and most of them pay dividends.

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Austin Smith owns shares of McDonald's. Isaac Pino has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Apple and McDonald's. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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  • Report this Comment On February 12, 2012, at 8:38 PM, mrudolph72 wrote:

    I hate the videos. I watched 2 or 3 and will not watch another, Maybe put them in their own section or something. The Fool is losing my interest because these videos show up more often than not it seems.

  • Report this Comment On February 12, 2012, at 10:01 PM, wswsws wrote:

    Videos are a waste.

  • Report this Comment On February 12, 2012, at 10:21 PM, Bujutsu wrote:

    I also dislike the videos with a passion. They are impossible to watch from the MF's own iPhone app. The enormous logo in the backgroud of this one is especially annoying.

  • Report this Comment On February 12, 2012, at 11:57 PM, snapcap wrote:

    Agree. By the time they get to the meat, I'm bored and gone.

  • Report this Comment On February 13, 2012, at 12:48 AM, TTpie wrote:

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  • Report this Comment On February 13, 2012, at 4:06 AM, bitters wrote:

    Yes, pleeeeaaaase be Foolish and give us a "video warning" so that Fools don't waste what little time they have trying to read a headlined article that turns out to be a video or an "invitation" to download a special "free" MF report.

  • Report this Comment On February 13, 2012, at 5:17 AM, steveat wrote:

    I would actually appreciate instruction videos on what terms means or explain how things work. How to find certain information..and make it step by step with drawings etc

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