If you are looking for some conservative plays out there, thinking that there are more storms on the horizon in the economy and markets (and honestly who wouldn't agree with you at this point?), I would look no further than the list below. I've run a screen to find those stocks that been least affected by the market's moods and emotions of late, and these here are to be considered the best of the best stocks to be long in during times of market instability and uncertainty. They also pay some very nice dividends as well, adding to your downside protection.

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