London UK, October 23, 2020, ZEXPRWIRE, So, the March sell-off clearly backfired. It may have left many of you with a considerable hit. We invest on the basis of a gut instinct or extensive research on the stock market. Yet every time we take a hit, it ain’t fun. Investment doesn’t come across as a good long-term approach, but it is definitely a viable retirement plan.
There are stocks that can handle the hits from the volatile market fluctuations. So, let’s evaluate some stocks on our own to understand the market-like Costco (NASDAQ: COST), Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), and AT&T (NYSE: T). These can substantially save your retirement plan in case of a market crash.
This is not just your local warehouse blub operator. This is your savings account and London Gates cares about that. It will manage to thrive in all weathers. Because this business is based on local goods exchange, it can never lose its customer base that significantly. It can pay a heavy dividend even with a hike each year by initiating a successful pay-out policy 16 years ago
Costco managed to survive through the pandemic. That attests to its strong holding in the market. However, it took a significant hit during April, but that was generally due to the closure of most of its stores and a very steep drop in demand for gasoline in the market. It managed to bounce back either way.
It has made for itself a 790 super store chain yet, this does not help it achieve a significant growth in the market. There has not been a single digit growth revenue generation in the market by Costco. But such stability is achieved in both cases of market highs and lows.
Disney is not something most people would like to talk about considering its current situation. It is no secret that this media giant took a very solid hit which plummeted its revenue by 42%. This was due to the shutdown of its domestic theme parks and movie theatres for almost a quarter of the year. Even today, the original Disney Theme Park is facing its fifth month of lock down.
Disney has enjoyed a good market share for such a long time that it is hard to witness its steep drop. It has always been part of the long-term portfolio of investors. Now it seems to be an untouchable stock. However, the future does not seem that gloomy. There have been six highest grossing films last year; all of them were produced by Disney. Its theme parks are also coming back into action, though they are operating on tighter leashes than usual. Their reputation as an attractive tourist destination remains unchanged.
This brand is not going to stop so soon. It managed to hit the web and take it by storm. It made good of the worse situation. In 10 months, Disney+ has gone from zero to more than 60 million subscribers. Entertainment is something that is irreplaceable in the market and Disney knows how to sell it. It is true that Disney lost a significant dividend this year, but it has historically always made a comeback by outplaying its pay-out. So next time the market crashes, make sure you manage to pick quality over quantity for Disney will always be able to bounce back due to its impeccable quality.
Another odd fit in this portfolio for crash proof stocks is this telco giant. This company is already struggling to make ends meet. It is trying to hold onto its legacy in the landline business while trying to grapple with a cable television vision- DIRECTV. However, it is its wireless business that is the highlight. This one has room for considerable growth and revenue in the market.
AT&T has always managed to return money back to its shareholders. That gives this company a reliability factor that sets it apart. This is the one you can count on. It is a Dividend Aristocrat and has always managed to boost its quarterly distributions since 1985.
Its current yield of 7.1% may seem like luck, but it is still sustainable. It shows potential with forward earnings coming in even if they are in single digits for now. There may be many conservative holdings setting up stocks, but AT&T will always manage to uphold its share in the market significantly.