Time to Invest?
"Now is the time to invest and get rich." Those were Warren Buffett's words back in 1974. He turned out to be right. Earlier this decade, he warned about insane stock valuations during the Internet bubble and the dangers of derivatives. Right, and right. Full Story
Name That Company
I was born in 1913, when five Californians (a banker, miner, bookkeeper, lawyer and purveyor of wood and coal) pooled $500 to create the Electro-Alkaline Co., America's first commercial liquid bleach maker. Today, I'm a leading consumer products enterprise, taking in more than $5 billion annually and paying a 3.7 percent dividend. Full Story
Pfizer Gets a Hit!
The Motley Fool Take
Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) has had a rough start to 2009. Investors have been less than enthusiastic about its $68 billion acquisition of Wyeth and concurrent dividend cut. But the drug giant recently ended a clinical trial early because its cancer drug Sutent was able to stop the progression of a rare form of pancreatic cancer better than a placebo. Full Story
$350 for a Risky Idea
My Dumbest Investment
My dad's broker just tried to talk me into buying Citigroup for him. Gads, what a mess. He also gets $350 a trade. Little does he know that next month the account is being transferred to USAA's brokerage for much lower trading commissions. It's a bummer when the only one who wins is the broker. Full Story
Last week's trivia answer
I was founded in Chicago in 1928 by the Galvin brothers, who coined my name to reflect motion and radios. In the 1930s I made car radios and police cruiser receivers. I invented the first walkie-talkie and the Six Sigma quality improvement process. Full Story
Ask the Fool
Q What's an annual report good for? Does it give intrinsic and market values for a stock? — M.S., Adrian, Mich. A Annual reports can serve investors well. If you're a novice, read the CEO's letter to shareholders, which gives a sense of what direction the company is headed in, as well as how candid the CEO is. Full Story
What Is This Thing Called The Motley Fool?
Remember Shakespeare? Remember "As You Like It"? In Elizabethan days, Fools were theonly people who could get away with telling the truth to the King or Queen. The Motley Fool tells the truth about investing, and hopes y ou'll laugh all the way to the bank. Full Story