6 Low-Risk Dividend Stocks to Buy for a Choppy Market

Low-volatility stocks with high yields can be an excellent defensive play during a bear market. You can take these dividend stocks to the bank.

It's no secret that the stock market has been rocky throughout 2022.

Year to date, the S&P 500 index is down 18.1% through May 20

With futures contracts on the federal funds rate pricing in an 88% chance of a 50-basis-point hike in June and inflation figures hitting 8.3% year over year in April,

the markets are expected to remain highly volatile.

Investors looking to pivot their equity holdings to a more defensive allocation during these turbulent conditions can consider an allocation to low-beta dividend stocks

Here's a list of 6 low-volatility dividend stocks stocks to buy with yields above 3%.

1. Verizon Communications Inc. (ticker: VZ) 2. AT&T Inc. (T) 3. BCE Inc. (BCE) 4. Pfizer Inc. (PFE) 5. Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) 6. General Mills Inc. (GIS)

to learn about "Top 5 High Dividend-Paying Stocks in the S&P 500" click below