The S&P 500 Index fell 20.6%, and the Nasdaq Composite fared even worse with a negative 29.5% return. Well-established companies that generate ample profits and return it to investors via dividends and share repurchases can smooth out portfolio performance -- not to mention tee up strong returns once the economic clouds clear up. Three stocks that look like timely buys right now are IBM (NYSE: IBM), Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ: SWKS).
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