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Some Peace And Quiet With Low Beta Stocks

|Includes: DIA, IWM, SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY)

Every so often, the high-beta, growth-oriented momentum portfolio needs a little peace and quiet via a prudent diversification into lower-beta equities. A mix of varying beta stocks can provide diversification within a 100% stock allocation, whether it consists of consumer staples, healthcare, energy, telecom, etc.

Baseline Analytics ran a stock screener selecting equities with the following characteristics:

  • Below market beta of 0.8 or lower
  • Return on equity of 10% or higher
  • Price Earnings Ratio under 15
  • Dividend yield of 1.5% or higher

The attached stock screen has not been combed for timely trades or other fundamental or technical indicators that might suggest a high reward-to-risk ratio. We leave that work up to our StockStash service. Click on the link below and it will open an Excel file with our low beta selections.

Baseline Analytics Low Beta Screen