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3 Dividend Stocks to Recession-Proof Your Portfolio

3 Dividend Stocks to Recession-Proof Your Portfolio

From the end of the Great Recession to the end of 2021, the broad-based S&P 500 index rocketed 600% higher, but the tech-heavy Nasdaq-100 did even better, returning some 1,250% over that time frame. Rather than using what won yesterday, investors need to fortify their portfolio for the recession that may come tomorrow, and there's no better way to do that than with dividend stocks. Between 1930 and 2021, dividend stocks have never had a decade when they had negative returns, something even the S&P 500 itself can't say.