The worst jobs numbers in five years. A slumping stock market. Growing signs of recession. What's an investor to do? Should they seek out consumer staple stocks like Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), or are there better defensive plays? Do once-hot stocks like Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Chipotle (Nasdaq: CMG) (Nasdaq: CMG-B), Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), and Nokia still have potential in a down market? In this installment of "Fool Video," Motley Fool contributor Tim Beyers talks about four defensive stocks for now.

Apple has been recommended by our Stock Advisor newsletter. Chipotle is both a Hidden Gems and a Rule Breakers selection. Johnson & Johnson is an Income Investor pick.

Tim owns shares of Nokia. Mac doesn't own any of the stocks named above. The Fool has a disclosure policy.