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3 Stocks To Protect Your Portfolio From The Euro Crisis

Crisis is hitting the Euro zone once again. Greece, arguably in the worst economic shape in Europe, is now on the brink of a possible exit from the Euro zone. Fears are rising that this would cause a financial crisis in Europe, and as a result, stock prices of companies that do business in Europe are suffering.

Investors looking for a reprieve from this geopolitical risk should look for companies that generate most of their business in the United States. The U.S. economy continues to gradually recover and grow. The U.S. dollar is strong, and the job market is gradually improving. This sets up a strong environment for corporate profits.

Three companies that do almost all of their business in the United States are Verizon Communications (VZ), Altria Group (MO), and Target (TGT). These stocks encompass the telecom, consumer products, and retail industries, and North America comprises virtually all of their revenue. In addition, they each pay strong 3%-5% dividends to shareholders, which provide an added layer of safety. And, their share prices have held up very well throughout the Euro zone crisis, because Verizon, Altria, and Target are essentially insulated from geopolitical concerns.