£100 to invest? 2 thriving FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy in July!

– The FTSE 100 stocks offer stability and established revenue streams during economic volatility, making them suitable for defensive portfolios.

B&M European Value Retail (LSE:BME) seems to benefit from inflation as consumers seek cheaper shopping options

– and the company continues to report double-digit growth and industry-leading operating margins.

– DS Smith (LSE:SMDS) is capitalizing on the rise of e-commerce, with demand for corrugated cardboard increasing for packaging online orders, leading to strong sales growth and operating profits.

– Both stocks have some risks; B&M faces competition from other value retailers, and DS Smith's volume growth could be affected by economic conditions.

– B&M offers a dividend yield of 4.4% and appears to be an attractive buying opportunity.

– DS Smith's long-term potential may be undervalued by the market, with a P/E ratio of just 8.1.