It's a pricey market, and finding solid stocks to buy and hold for the long haul is becoming increasingly difficult. With the market at all-time highs, reasonably priced, excellent businesses are becoming a rare commodity. But there are still solid picks out there for long-term investors, Fool contributor Daniel Sparks argues in the video below. Particularly, Sparks has his eyes on JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) and Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG).
Sure, they both have their fair share of problems. JPMorgan is carrying the weight of the litigation it acquired through its purchases of Washington Mutual and Bear Stearns during the financial crisis. Intuitive Surgical has gone from a growth stock just one year ago to reporting its first year-over-year decline in quarterly revenue in the company's history. But despite their problems, Sparks suggests they're worthy of your watchlist. Find out why in the video below.
Fool contributor Daniel Sparks owns shares of JPMorgan Chase. The Motley Fool recommends Intuitive Surgical. The Motley Fool owns shares of Intuitive Surgical and JPMorgan Chase. 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.
More from The Motley Fool
These Bank Bets Put Even Bitcoin to Shame
Find out why you have less than a year left to use some of these unusual investments.
JPMorgan Chase (JPM) Q4 2017 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
JPM earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2017.
What Happened in the Stock Market Today
As stocks closed a record-breaking week with more big gains, shares of JPMorgan Chase and BlackRock rose after the companies reported earnings.