If you want to make money in the stock market right now.
I bought 65 shares of Altria at 76.07 when I recommended it in my post about shorting the market. I know that it is unlikely that this stock will double in the next year, but I also do not want my money sitting idle. Right now, nothing is working but defensive names in the market. I'm not sure when this market will turnaround. The fact that we are more than 10% off the highs of the market is a good sign that we might have corrected and now may move up, but I am still weary of the market right now. I think Altria along with other defensive names like JNJ are the way to go. They won't get you the fast money, but they will keep you safe for now.
By the way,my stock picks from that post are doing quite nicely. In two days, the QID is up 6% SDS is up 3.5%, MO is up 3.5% and JNJ is up about 1.5%. This compared to the market being down almost 4% isn't a bad showing.