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10 New Low Volatility Stocks In a Rising Volatility Environment, 2012 Edition Portfolio - 2012 Stock Picks and Performance - Stockpickr!

10 New Low Volatility Stocks In a Rising Volatility Environment, 2012 Edition

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Last September when we were in the midst of an earlier round of European sovereign and bank debt panic, I introduced a portfolio of http://stockpickr.com/scott-rothbort/portfolio/10-low-volatility-stocks-in-a-rising-volatility-environment/ 10 Low Volatility Stocks In a Rising Volatility Environment. These stocks had two characteristics which were prerequisites for inclusion in the portfolio: 1. One-year historical volatility which was less than that of the Standard & Poor's 500 (SPX), and; 2. Current dividend yieldS in excess of the Standard & Poor's 500 dividend yield.
That initial portfolio included the following stocks: Proctor & Gamble (LG); PepsiCo (PEP); Johnson & Johnson (JNJ); Wal-Mart (WMT); Southern Company (SO); Chubb (CB); Altria (MO); AT&T (T); Annaly Capital (NLY); and McKesson (MCK)
Once again we are in the midst of a European centric credit crisis. The global stock markets have fallen and volatilities have surged for the Standard & Poor's 500 to levels not experienced since the fourth quarter of last year. I have updated this portfolio concept by adding 10 new stocks in what I am referring to as the 10 New Low Volatility Stocks in a Rising Volatility, 2012 edition.
As of the day I ran the search, the one-year realized volatility for the Standard & Poor's 500 was 23.38% and the index' dividend yield was 2.12%. Those figures for the Standard & Poor's 500 and the stocks listed below were all obtained from Bloomberg.

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