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Long-term investors look for companies that consistently grow their earnings and free cash. Usually these type of stocks reward patient investors with multi-year price appreciation (long-term capital gains) and increasing dividends that beat the rate of inflation. These type of stocks, which buyupside.com calls all weather stocks, can make money for both growth-oriented and income-oriented investors.

To qualify as an all weather stock, a stock must meet four tests:

First, it must trade consistentlyat or above its 10-year moving average (using monthly closing prices). This test selects stocks with long-term upside price trends and excludes stocks with extremely volatile upsides and downsides.

Second, the percent of profitable returns (buy and sell combinations) for all years of price data must exceed 80 percent. NOTE: Percent of profitable returns may be less than 80 percent for 10- or 20-year periods.

Third, dividends must have a multiyear record of increasing or maintaining annual dividends.

Finally, the stock's dividend yield must be at or above two percent.

The all weather stocks are a very select group; not many stocks qualify. But those stocks which meet our criteria should prove to be money makers for patient long-term investors. Through bull and bear markets, all weather stocks keep moving up in price and increasing their dividends. And they have attractive dividend yields.

Here are 6 all weather stocks listed in alphabetical order.


All Weather Stocks (A-Z)
Stock
Quote
Dividend & Dividend Yield
1-Year Price Chart
Buckeye Partners, L.P.
4.88 (7.21)%
Chevron Corporation
4.32 (4.07)%
Clorox
3.20 (2.37)%
Emerson Electric
1.92 (3.29)%
Piedmont Natural Gas
1.36 (2.27)%
Vectren Corp
1.68 (2.81)%
Dividend data from Yahoo! Finance as of Apr-22-2017. Click small charts (sparklines) to expand. * Uses 10 years or all years of dividends and prices, whichever is less.


To inspect the performance of the All Weather Stocks (A-Z) portfolio, see the returns table and chart below. Portfolio values are computed using weekly closes for stocks from Yahoo! Finance.

All 6 stocks are included in the portfolio computations. The current value of the portfolio assumes that $1,666.67 was invested (total of $10,000) in each stock at its closing weekly price for the current date in 2007.


All Weather Stocks (A-Z) - Return Results
Portfolio:
All Weather Stocks (A-Z)
Start date:
Nov-12-2007
Start value:
$10,000
End date:
Apr-24-2017
End value:
$24,371
Number prices
494
Minimum value occurred on Mar-02-2009
$7,329
Maximum value occurred on Apr-24-2017
$24,371
Total gain or loss (Start date to End date)
143.71%
Annualized gain or loss (Start date to End date)
9.83%
Total dollar value on End date of a $10,000 purchase made on Start date
$24,371
Average percent return for all possible buy/sell combinations
47.68%
Number returns
121,771
Number profitable returns (Winners)
113,033
Percent profitable returns
92.82%
Number unprofitable returns (Losers)
8,738
Percent unprofitable returns
7.18%
Winners to losers ratio
12.94
See Stock Return Calculator for return information for individual stocks or ETFs.


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Customize your own Portfolio of All Weather Stocks (A-Z) using stocks from the above table. See returns for specified combinations of stocks for specified durations.


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