The S&P 500 is looking at 12% gains year-to-date, but you’d never know it by the way investors are going about their business. Economic jitters across the globe and here at home have shepherded investment dollars into an array of income equities, from dividend stocks to bonds, as we all hunker down and wait for the worst to come.
Can’t we just indulge ourselves a little bit?
It turns out you can — all while staying defensive! Whether they’re dishing out candy, cola or anything else you shouldn’t have before dinner, many stocks that deal in sugary treats also hand out some sweet dividend checks.
We’ve got five mouth-watering picks that also should put money in your pockets every quarter — and in the spirit of not loading up too much on junk, we’ve also got a couple sugary stocks to keep on the shelf: