5 Safe-Haven Stocks to Buy on Broader Market Weakness

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A wide investor search is on for safe-haven stocks to buy.

We've plunged into a stock market correction that's nearing bear-market territory amid escalating coronavirus fears and a potential oil-price war. Some of the headline numbers have been eye-popping. The S&P 500 Index dropped roughly 18% in the course of two weeks – something it took nearly two months to do during the near-bear market in the fourth quarter of 2018. And oh, the volatility. The index has endured eight moves of 3% or more (in either direction) since Feb. 20, 2020. The last one before that came on Jan. 4 … of 2019.

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Data is as of March 10. Stocks listed in order of analysts' expectations for upside potential.

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Maya Sasson
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com
Maya Sasson, originally from San Francisco, California, is a financial blogger focusing on U.S. stocks as well as analyst activity. Before diving into the world of financial writing, she earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Tufts University, and began her career as a data analyst for a software company.