December 2, 2009 RSS feed / The Motley Fool

Last week’s trivia answer

I was founded in Indianapolis in 1876 by a Civil War veteran who, dismayed by the hawking of “medicines” in sideshows, began developing high-quality medicines to be dispensed by doctors. More...

The Dow Is Dumb

Fool’s School

Dating back to 1896, the Dow Jones industrial average, known as “the Dow,” is a surprisingly flawed index of stocks. More...

P&G Inches Forward

The Motley Fool Take

Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) has been busy slashing prices and realigning its product portfolio to compete a bit more on a value platform. In this tough economy, though, that hasn’t been enough to drive big growth. More...

Still Haunted

My Dumbest Investment

Circa 1999 or 2000, I purchased stock in EMC Corp. for around $55 per share and watched it soar to roughly $100. Not knowing when to sell and not sticking to a plan (I was both greedy and emotional), I ended up selling somewhere in the $15 range. More...

The V.C. Scoop

Q What do venture capitalists do? — A.N., West Hills, Calif. More...