In this video, we look at defensive stocks with long-term upside potential, but keep in mind that the process is more important than the stocks, states Lucas Downey of

Stocks are shares in companies, so focus on the highest quality ones! The US could be facing a recession in the coming months. That means focusing on defensive stocks that can thrive in the toughest environments. Many of the stocks profiled today have solid dividend and earnings growth. At MAPsignals, we use data to help guide our investments. We believe that if you focus on sound companies, eventually you'll find an outlier stock.

Those Are the Best of the Best:

1:53 Hostess Brands, Inc. (TWNK)

3:37 McKesson Corporation (MCK)

5:12 Devon Energy Corporation (DVN)

7:11 LPL Financial Holdings, Inc. (LPLA)

8:56 Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM)

Learn more at Remember this is not personal investment advice of any kind. This video is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Our focus is to help investors make sense of markets with data.

Disclosure: Luke holds no positions in any of the stocks profiled at the time of filming.

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