The big indexes are all down for the week, thanks to persistent uncertainty over trade and the global economy - and the possibility of a financial panic in the Chinese juggernaut.
This really underscores the extreme turbulence we've seen during the first half of the year - and there's every reason to expect the second half to be the same, if not more volatile.
So Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald sat down with our top editor Bill Patalon to name some of his very favorite stocks to buy and hold for superior returns during a wild and wooly finish to 2018.
In fact, these shares have already given us around 300% in reliable gains since Keith first recommended them - and we've been through corrections in China, the United States, and Europe - and we've seen Brexit, Trump, trade tantrums, and a whole host of other bone- and market-jarring events in the meantime.
Each one of these picks fits Keith's stringent "Total Wealth" criteria, so you can buy with confidence whether markets happen to be headed up or down in any particular week.