Investors worried about the remaining days of October, or about recessions, recoveries shaped like an L, U, W, or square-root sign, or weak V’s or high P/E’s, might consider stocks that consistently raise their dividends.
Research shows such stocks outperformed the market every year from 1972-2008, a 36-year run that included every letter in the alphabet. For more, see my Seeking Alpha article “Stocks That Raise Dividends Outperform.”
And for a look at the bright side of October, among other nuggets of Alfred E.-style worry-freedom, check out “Stock Market: A Bold, Fearless Forecast... Well Sort of,” which includes lots of links to analyses of the market and economy.
Finally, for a peek at some original ‘WHAT? ME WORRY?’ in its gloriously grinning nonchalance, check out the other two links below.
Seeking Alpha, “Stocks That Raise Dividends Outperform,” September 23, 2009. https://seekingalpha.com/article/162871-stocks-that-raise-dividends-outperform
Seeking Alpha, “Stock Market: A Bold, Fearless Forecast... Well Sort of” October 16, 2009 https://seekingalpha.com/article/166965-stock-market-a-bold-fearless-forecast-well-sort-of
MAD Magazine cover art, http://www.collectmad.com/madcoversite/index-covers.html