Conservative investing in the today's bear market requires a bit more aggressive growth than conservative stock investing did pre-2008. This isn't to say that conservative strategies need to be totally changed, only modified slightly for the market. The tenets of market size, proven performance, market leadership, and staying power still apply, but there should also be some ability for growth to counteract general pessimism in Wall Street. One example, but not a definitive one, of a conservative stock with some growth would be the Walt Disney Company (DIS). Like any investment it requires personal research, but it made a series of good purchases with plenty of profitable franchises.