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The Best Stocks to Own in a Stock Market Crash

By Motley Fool Staff, Jason Moser, Chris Hill, and Ron Gross - Oct 24, 2019 at 3:20PM

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History shows it's a matter of when, not if. But crashes aren't scary if you have the right mindset.

There's been no shortage of scary headlines recently. 

Some "experts" are calling for a market meltdown by the end of the year, there's the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, the U.S. stock market is near all-time highs, and something called a yield curve inverted and is signalling there could be problems ahead. 

Taken together, it's a bit dizzying. And it's the kind of thing that could make investors like you and me do the absolute worst thing for our long-term wealth.

Our analysts know a thing or two about investing during periods of uncertainty -- they successfully weathered the Great Recession and have spent years studying how all the fancy economic indicators come together. They want to make sure you and your portfolio are ready when the market crashes because history has shown us it's a matter of when not if it will happen. 

Live on our YouTube channel, they're going to explain how investors should prepare for a crash and some stocks they think will perform well, even during a downturn. 

A full transcript of the video will post a few days after the broadcast. 

Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool's board of directors. Chris Hill has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Jason Moser owns shares of Alphabet (C shares). Ron Gross owns shares of Alphabet (C shares). The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Alphabet (A shares), Alphabet (C shares), and Rollins. The Motley Fool recommends Waste Management. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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Stocks Mentioned

Alphabet Inc. Stock Quote
Alphabet Inc.
GOOGL
$119.55 (-1.77%) $-2.15
Alphabet Inc. Stock Quote
Alphabet Inc.
GOOG
$120.32 (-1.79%) $-2.19
The Travelers Companies, Inc. Stock Quote
The Travelers Companies, Inc.
TRV
$173.96 (0.25%) $0.44
Waste Management, Inc. Stock Quote
Waste Management, Inc.
WM
$175.29 (0.28%) $0.48
Rollins, Inc. Stock Quote
Rollins, Inc.
ROL
$37.04 (-1.20%) $0.45

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