Fools were out and about this past week in an investing world jam-packed with actions and ideas. Here are three articles you might find useful as you decide how to invest your money.
Dividend Monsters to Buy After the Pullback
Fool analyst Morgan Housel brings perspective to market moves. "Slowdowns don't always herald a second coming of the Great Depression, and the majority of stock pullbacks leave investors kicking themselves in hindsight, asking why they weren't brave enough to buy," he wrote. But you don't have to be part of the regretful crowd.
Morgan presents a few solid investing ideas for those who need to bulk up the stock side of their portfolio. Paychex
For those who don't want to invest in individual stocks, Morgan suggests the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation
Read the article for more insight on dividend monsters to buy after the pullback.
Fool analyst Matt Koppenheffer takes investors a step beyond pointing out Facebook's flaws. He gives investors a look at five stocks that excel in areas where Facebook lags.
If thinking about Facebook's need to "monetize" its users makes you queasy, perhaps you'd be better suited to Procter & Gamble
Maybe Facebook's stock valuation gets your blood pressure up. Matt suggests you can stay in the tech sector with Intel
Read the article for more of Matt's insight.
Why I'll Never Invest in These Chinese Stocks
Dan goes further to say that Google is helping itself long-term by taking a stand against Chinese censorship. "Google is cementing itself in the minds of the Chinese, and the world, as the uncensored source of information," he wrote.
According to Dan, Google's actions and its place outside of China make it a better investment than Chinese companies SINA, Renren, and Baidu, the search beneficiary of Google's reduced presence in China. "These Chinese companies will always be under the thumb of the government's whims," he wrote.
Read the article for more on the China situation.
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Fool online editor Kris Eddy owns no shares of any stocks mentioned in this article. The Motley Fool owns shares of Baidu, Google, and Facebook. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Baidu, Intel, Paychex, SINA, Procter & Gamble, and Google, as well as writing a covered straddle position in Paychex. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.