Quality Stocks for Troubled Times

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst John Reeves and advisor David Meier discuss topics across the investing world.

The bearish commentator John Mauldin analyzed some market data recently, and his takeaways were depressing for investors. John and David are not market timers, but they do believe in adjusting their thinking along the way. And right now, all signs indicate that it's time to focus on quality. John and David have been doing just that by picking up shares in companies like ExxonMobil and Intel. Both companies are extremely attractive and generate lots of cash flow. For those investors looking for just a bit more potential upside, then MAKO Surgical might be worth a look.

With concerns about the global economy growing by the day, investors may want to consider adding some income-generating potential to their portfolios. To learn more about some outstanding high-yielding stocks, The Motley Fool has compiled a special free report outlining our top nine dependable, dividend-paying stocks. It's called "Secure Your Future With 9 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks." You can access your copy today at no cost! Just click here to discover the winners we've picked.

At the time this article was published David Meierowns shares of Apple.John Reevesowns shares of Apple and Google. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Google, Intel, MAKO Surgical, and ExxonMobil.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendApple, Google, Intel, and MAKO Surgical. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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