Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

2 Stocks for Your Watchlist in a Pricey Market

By Daniel Sparks - Dec 5, 2013 at 2:48PM

You’re reading a free article with opinions that may differ from The Motley Fool’s Premium Investing Services. Become a Motley Fool member today to get instant access to our top analyst recommendations, in-depth research, investing resources, and more. Learn More

It's a pricey market, and finding solid stocks to buy and hold for the long haul is becoming increasingly difficult. Here's why this Fool thinks JPMorgan and Intuitive Surgical still stand out as solid bets.

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 (JPM 2.56%) and Intuitive Surgical (ISRG 2.37%).

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.

Invest Smarter with The Motley Fool

Join Over 1 Million Premium Members Receiving…

  • New Stock Picks Each Month
  • Detailed Analysis of Companies
  • Model Portfolios
  • Live Streaming During Market Hours
  • And Much More
Get Started Now

Stocks Mentioned

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Stock Quote
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPM
$118.33 (2.56%) $2.96
Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Stock Quote
Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
ISRG
$238.39 (2.37%) $5.51

*Average returns of all recommendations since inception. Cost basis and return based on previous market day close.

Related Articles

Motley Fool Returns

Motley Fool Stock Advisor

Market-beating stocks from our award-winning analyst team.

Stock Advisor Returns
373%
 
S&P 500 Returns
122%

Calculated by average return of all stock recommendations since inception of the Stock Advisor service in February of 2002. Returns as of 08/10/2022.

Discounted offers are only available to new members. Stock Advisor list price is $199 per year.

Premium Investing Services

Invest better with The Motley Fool. Get stock recommendations, portfolio guidance, and more from The Motley Fool's premium services.