Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) and Home Depot (NYSE: HD) have both been phenomenal stock holdings for patient investors. Home Depot might be a better fit for your portfolio if you're looking for both dividend income and blazing earnings growth. Sure, annual profits are less predictable for the home improvement giant than they are for Costco, which generates most of its earnings from subscription fees.
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In fact, history shows us bull markets always follow bear markets. This means a mix of safe bets, like dividend stocks, with players that carry a bit more risk -- and opportunity for upside -- like growth stocks.