3 U.K. Stocks To Buy In 2019

Forbes | January 07, 2019

It’s 2019 and already investing today feels very different than it did 12 months ago. This time last year the global equity markets were rising, investor confidence was high and in May 2018 we saw the FTSE 100 reaching all-time highs of 7,860. At the time of writing, the index is nearly 11% off those highs; uncertainty is elevated, markets are falling, volatility is high and investor confidence is fragile. Is this time for the valued investors to step in and pounce? As Warren Buffet says “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful “. Time and time again this philosophy has worked for the value investor. For long-term investors, I think current market conditions could be a great ‘buy the dip’ opportunity. Many stocks are trading lower than they were 12 months ago, and yet many dividend yields are higher. That’s positive for those with long term investment horizons. Let’s look at my three top UK stock picks for 2019.Given the uncertainty that investors are currently faced with; ranging from trade wars, Brexit and talks of a potential recession resulting from a slowdown in global growth, it’s understandable to understand why investors may be on edge. From my experience as a stock and FX trader, it’s a good idea to own several reliable defensive stocks within an investment portfolio.  So first on my list is Unilever (LSE:ULVR), a FTSE100 company with an incredibly vast portfolio of drink and food, personal care and homecare brands such as Dove, PG Tips, Persil and TRESemmé.  Due to the stock’s product demand and product range, its rather robust against what’s happening within the global economy and Brexit.

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