The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which advisor Charly Travers and analyst Jason Moser discuss topics around the investing world.

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Charly Travers and Jason Moser have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Abbott Laboratories, Intuitive Surgical, Johnson & Johnson, and MAKO Surgical. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Intuitive Surgical, Johnson & Johnson, MAKO Surgical, and Pfizer. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't 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.