3 safe shares you can buy in volatile markets

After a couple of positive weeks of trade, the market volatility has returned again this week.

I think that this could make it a good time to consider adding a few shares to your portfolio that exhibit low volatility.

Three safe shares that could be worth considering are listed below:

BWP Trust (ASX: BWP)

This commercial real estate manager could be a good option for investors right now. Its units have risen 4% since the start of October compared to a decline of almost 8% for the ASX 200. I believe investors have been attracted to the low risk nature of its business due to the fact that the majority of its properties are rented by Bunnings Warehouse. Having such a blue chip client provides the trust with a predictable income stream and low rent default risk.

National Storage REIT (ASX: NSR)

National Storage is a real estate investment trust with a focus on self-storage assets in the Australian and New Zealand markets. Like BWP Trust, its units have climbed 4% higher since the start of October in the face of the market meltdown. Despite its shares pushing higher, they still offer a generous trailing 5.6% distribution yield. I expect the trust to use its sizeable cash balance to continue its growth through acquisition strategy over the coming years, putting it in a good position to continuing increasing its distribution further.

Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS)

Telstra’s shares were relatively stable during last month’s market meltdown and I expect them to continue being this way if the volatility persists. And while I would prefer to wait for the telco giant to reveal its dividend plans for FY 2019 first, its defensive qualities and the low multiples that its shares trade on could make Telstra worth considering.

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Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Telstra Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended National Storage REIT. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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