The Motley Fool had a great week, helping investors of all skill levels understand markets and stocks. The community talked about individual companies, trends, strategies, basic advice, and more. Read on to see three of the week's best.

Ignore the Media and Buy This Stock

Who listens to you better: your boss, your dog, or your Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPhone? Fool editor and writer Rex Moore makes a good case for the iPhone when he used the free Dragon Dictation app, made by Nuance (Nasdaq: NUAN), to speak his article into existence.

Talk, and the program types your words; you can't just ramble on, but you can expect proper spelling. "Nuance is a game-changing company, producing some of the most exciting and disruptive software in the world," writes Rex.

Click to the article and get Rex's insights on a big-name company that's cooking up something exciting in the world of GPS navigation. And don't miss the six characteristics to look for when reviewing growth stocks.

Who's Broken Now?

The cobwebs on Americans' wallets should be particularly scary to shareholders of Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) and Lowe's (NYSE: LOW), Fool writer Colleen Paulson tells us.

She goes over the numbers for readers and points out some blunt reality. "People may keep the booze flowing even during tough times, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're going to buy the best," Colleen says in her review of Constellation's position. And Lowe's "is apparently giving in to consumers' frugal urges, with reports of folks successfully haggling for better-than-advertised deals. What's next? Telling Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) that you'll pay only $1 for that latte?" she asks.

Click to the story to learn more about companies that could find themselves in trouble as consumer confidence dips.

The Only Stocks Worth Owning Today:

Hopefully you want the bad news first, because that's what Fool contributor and Motley Fool Inside Value team member Chuck Saletta gives us. Unemployment around 10%, stagnant wages, tight debt markets, China's sale of U.S. debt, the crisis in Greece ...

Then Chuck starts to turn that frown upside-down:

"Fortunately, if you're willing to look past the sweeping generalities, things aren't quite as ugly everywhere as they may seem in general. Stocks, after all, are small ownership stakes in individual companies. Those companies are all financed and operated independently and have each been affected differently by this economy."

Corning (NYSE: GLW), Coach, and Mosaic (NYSE: MOS) make Chuck's list of companies worth owning today. Click to the article to get the full scoop.

Apple, Starbucks, and Coach are Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendations. Nuance is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems pick, and Lowe's is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick.

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