Fourteen Defensive Stock Plays

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As You know, recently the market has been acting a bit more sluggish, prone to more weakness, and my own personal indicators (which I do publish on the site) projecting a new wave of weakness too. I'm more concerned than I have been of late to make sure that I'm not over extended to the long side and that any position that I do take on, shows an ability to buck the market trend should it move lower.

Below is a list of stocks that I consider nice defensive plays, and while some of them have great growth stories to them, what I am looking for is opportunities that won't overexpose you to large losses should the market move lower. 

Of my favorites is Amazon.com (AMZN) which continues to trend higher and now has a beautiful cup-and-handle pattern in place right near its highs. defense

Here's my 14 Defensive Stock Plays

Defensive Plays

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