In this edition of Motley Fool Conversations, David Kuo welcomes Elissa Bayer, asset manager at Williams de Broe. They debate dividends, chew over cash, and ponder the prospects for three of Elissa's favorite stocks: AppleBritish American Tobacco, and GlaxoSmithKline, with a few kind words thrown in for Diageo and SABMiller.

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