Why I Love Boring Stocks: Glassman

The best "boring stocks" can produce solid returns for investors with little drama. Here are a few that I like.

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With wars raging in Ukraine and the Middle East, a former president on trial, federal deficits running into the trillions and just general tumult all around, wouldn't it be nice to be bored once in a while? Stocks can provide the respite you need.

Well, certain kinds of stocks. Not Tesla (TSLA) certainly, or AMC Entertainment Holdings (AMC), the movie chain that has gone from over $500 a share to under $5 in less than three years. No, I am talking about shares of companies in boring businesses that just keep making money doing quotidian things. (Stocks I like are in bold; prices and other data are as of January 31.)

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James K. Glassman
Contributing Columnist, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
James K. Glassman is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. His most recent book is Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence.