Quality Stocks for Troubled Times

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst John Reeves and advisor David Meier discuss topics across the investing world.

The bearish commentator John Mauldin analyzed some market data recently, and his takeaways were depressing for investors. John and David are not market timers, but they do believe in adjusting their thinking along the way. And right now, all signs indicate that it's time to focus on quality. John and David have been doing just that by picking up shares in companies like ExxonMobil and Intel. Both companies are extremely attractive and generate lots of cash flow. For those investors looking for just a bit more potential upside, then MAKO Surgical might be worth a look.

With concerns about the global economy growing by the day, investors may want to consider adding some income-generating potential to their portfolios. To learn more about some outstanding high-yielding stocks, The Motley Fool has compiled a special free report outlining our top nine dependable, dividend-paying stocks. It's called "Secure Your Future With 9 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks." You can access your copy today at no cost! Just click here to discover the winners we've picked.

David Meier owns shares of Apple. John Reeves owns shares of Apple and Google. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Google, Intel, MAKO Surgical, and ExxonMobil. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Apple, Google, Intel, and MAKO Surgical. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. 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.


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  • Report this Comment On July 09, 2012, at 4:42 PM, gogiants2010 wrote:

    Motley fool has always been wrong on MAKO suggesting the stock since the last time it reported poor numbers. I wanted to believe in Motley fool but now I am not so sure. Why would fool recommend MAKO when there wasn't a single bit of positive news that sent the stock tumbling more than 50% during the last earnings. It is just mind boggling and disheartening.

  • Report this Comment On July 09, 2012, at 4:51 PM, jasonkimball wrote:

    Motley Fool is always pushing their own agenda. Most of their articles come out pumping when a stock pick of theirs is tanking.

  • Report this Comment On July 09, 2012, at 4:52 PM, ecowiseguy wrote:

    good grief, can you possibly be still pushing his death stock, MAKO? lost 70% value in less than 90 days,why didn't you suggest shorting it? horrible advice to 1000's, shame! ecowiseguy

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