Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

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

You’re reading a free article with opinions that may differ from The Motley Fool’s Premium Investing Services. Become a Motley Fool member today to get instant access to our top analyst recommendations, in-depth research, investing resources, and more. Learn More

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.

Invest Smarter with The Motley Fool

Join Over 1 Million Premium Members Receiving…

  • New Stock Picks Each Month
  • Detailed Analysis of Companies
  • Model Portfolios
  • Live Streaming During Market Hours
  • And Much More
Get Started Now

Stocks Mentioned

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

*Average returns of all recommendations since inception. Cost basis and return based on previous market day close.

Related Articles

Motley Fool Returns

Motley Fool Stock Advisor

Market-beating stocks from our award-winning analyst team.

Stock Advisor Returns
S&P 500 Returns

Calculated by average return of all stock recommendations since inception of the Stock Advisor service in February of 2002. Returns as of 08/18/2022.

Discounted offers are only available to new members. Stock Advisor list price is $199 per year.

Premium Investing Services

Invest better with The Motley Fool. Get stock recommendations, portfolio guidance, and more from The Motley Fool's premium services.