In the following video, Fool contributor Matt Thalman discusses three stable stocks everyone should own.

While nothing in life is guaranteed, finding stocks that provide services and items that nearly everyone uses can lend some stability to your portfolio and give you as close to a guarantee as one can possibly find in the market.

Check out the video to find out which stocks Matt believes should be in every portfolio and why.

Fool contributor Matt Thalman owns shares of Waste Management, Johnson & Johnson, and ConAgra Foods. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Johnson & Johnson and Waste Management. 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.