Don’t panic-sell in the stock market crash! Here are 2 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy and hold

first_img Kirsteen Mackay | Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 | More on: NXT TSCO Fast fashionNext is another British retailer that has defied the odds in recent years and outperformed its contemporaries on the high street. It’s also another FTSE 100 share I’d avoid selling.The Tesco dividend yield is 2.6% and the Next yield is 4%. This return on investment eases the stress for income investors during periods of volatility. I also don’t think either of these dividends is at risk of a cut.The Next share price is down 43% year-to-date, which is undeniably horrifying, but compared to its peers isn’t so bad. Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. As the stock market crash rages on, I don’t think it’s a good time to sell your stocks. Although this financial crash is likely to continue for some time, it will invariably have ups and downs. If you sell-out during a down day, you’ll more than likely come to regret it when the stock market finally rebounds.Intelligent investingI don’t advocate selling shares during a stock market crash because emotion isn’t a clear basis for decision-making. 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I also think it’s worth sitting tight and holding on to any shares you own in quality companies.Two FTSE 100 stocks I’d hold for the long-term are Tesco (LSE:TSCO) and Next (LSE:NXT).The Tesco share price outperformed the FTSE 100 in 2019 and I think this trend is set to continue in 2020. It hasn’t fared as badly as most FTSE 100 stocks in the current market crash. Today it’s down 13% year-to-date.Tesco hasn’t always been a good share to own, but it’s become more attractive in recent years. Acquiring wholesaler Booker gave it access to hundreds of independent retailers and bigger margins.Its massive database of consumer shopping habits gleaned from years of Clubcard metrics has given it an edge in providing what the customer wants. A recent consumer shift to plant-based diets, veganism and healthier food options made Tesco’s data status ever more apparent. The supermarket giant took full advantage of the shift with new product lines and careful marketing.The Tesco share price’s defensiveness has further shone brightly in the past fortnight, as consumers resort to panic-buying sprees for food and household essentials.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Joules share price is down 82% and Marks & Spencer’s share price has crashed 50% year-to-date. Laura Ashley has called in the administrators and Debenhams is requesting a five-month rent-paying holiday.The important thing to remember is that Next is a good quality company with a healthy balance sheet and much to offer consumers going forward. Although its share price may continue to suffer in the interim, eventually it should recover and thrive again.Undoubtedly there will be retail casualties along the way, but the stronger companies will weather the storm and come out the other side. With Warren Buffett’s wisdom as a guide, I think shareholders of Tesco and Next, should continue to hold. Don’t panic-sell in the stock market crash! Here are 2 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy and hold “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackaylast_img

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