This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
See Cramer's multi-million dollar portfolio for FREE and get his new book Get Rich Carefully! Learn More

10 Low-Risk Dividend Stocks for a Volatile Market

MILLBURN, N.J. (Stockpickr) -- Last September, when we were in the midst of an earlier round of European sovereign and bank debt panic, I introduced a portfolio of 10 Low-Volatility Stocks for a Rising Volatility Environment, which included such stocks as Procter & Gamble (PG) and Wal-Mart (WMT).

The two criteria for inclusion in the portfolio were one-year historical volatility less than that of the S&P 500 and current dividend yields in excess of that of the S&P 500.

>>5 Blue-Chip Stocks Ready to Boost Dividends

Once again, we are in the middle of a European centric credit crisis. The global stock markets have fallen, and volatilities have surged for the S&P 500 to levels not experienced since the fourth quarter of last year.

With that in mind, I have selected 10 more stocks that meet the same criteria. (As of the day I ran the search, the one-year realized volatility for the S&P 500 was 23.4%, and the index' dividend yield was 2.1%.)

>>ACTIVE STOCK TRADERS: Check out Stockpickr's special offer for Real Money, headlined by Jim Cramer, now!

Vector Group

Vector Group (VGR) operates two very disparate businesses. First is the tobacco business, through both the Liggett Group and Vector Tobacco. Vector's cigarette businesses are the fifth leading producer of cigarettes in the U.S. Furthermore, the company was the first to settle with the US Government on tobacco litigation.

The other business is New Valley, a real estate business that also owns a 50% interest in Douglas Elliman Realty, the largest real estate brokerage company in New York City.

Stock quotes in this article: VGR, LMT, NNN, HNZ, PPL, ALE, BMY, DPS, HSY, WMK 

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
DOW 16,408.54 -16.31 -0.10%
S&P 500 1,864.85 +2.54 0.14%
NASDAQ 4,095.5160 +9.2910 0.23%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto
Advertising Partners

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs