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15 Best S&P 500 Stocks to Buy as the Markets Heat Up

One of the more popular strategies among investors today is to seek out “home runs.” These are lesser-known companies that have tremendous upside potential, but carry the risk of collapsing should business prospects go awry. While a balanced portfolio allows for some speculation, now is also a great time to consider S&P 500 stocks. Why? For starters, the oft-cited benchmark index has worked out its choppiness. Since the second half of this year, the S&P 500 has gained nearly 7%. In sharp contrast, the index was much more volatile in the first half, moving a mere 1% since the start of January. The improved sentiment is a chance for investors to benefit from a rising tide. Another reason to consider S&P 500 stocks is that they’re more stable on the way down. Of course, nobody hopes for a decline once a position has been initiated. But in this unpredictable market environment, leading blue chips offer confidence that smaller names can’t provide. With that said, let’s dive into the best S&P 500 stocks to buy: S&P 500 Stocks to Buy: AbbVie (ABBV) Source: Shutterstock Biopharmaceutical firm AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) has been a fixture of the S&P 500 index for almost six years. But after enjoying a

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7 Stocks to Buy After the Drop

Is the stock market reasonably priced or expensive? That’s the question investors are asking themselves these days, leaving many to wonder if there are any stocks to buy at this point in the cycle. A couple of metrics have investors scared about stock prices, suggests Jim Paulsen, the chief investment strategist at

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