If you are looking for some conservative plays out there, thinking that we are only on the cusp of a protracted downturn in the market (like I do!) and you are looking to get long on some defensive stocks (for what reasons I’m not sure), I would look no further than the list below. I’ve run a screen to find those stocks least affected by the markets mood’s and emotions, and are to be considered the best of the best stocks to be long in during times of market instability and uncertainty. Now don’t get me wrong, these stocks have taken it on the chin just like the rest of them…just not near as bad.

So have at it!

Here are 14 Defensive Stock Plays.