February 2, 2011 RSS feed / The Motley Fool

Investing in retirement

Fool’s School

Your investing days don’t end when you retire. Retirees may wonder, though, where they can invest their money relatively safely.  More...

IBM’s leaders shine

The Motley Fool Take

One of International Business Machines’ (NYSE: IBM) key strengths is its talented leadership.  Between 2005 and 2009, despite revenues growing only 5 percent, IBM, led by longtime CEO Sam Palmisano, managed to more than double earnings per More...

Last week’s trivia answer

I trace my roots back to Michigan’s Upton Machine Co. in 1911, which produced motor-driven wringer clothes washers. In World War II, I made components for P-40 Warhawk aircrafts. More...

Name That Company

I was created in 1971 by a fellow who wrote a college term paper on over-night delivery. Based in Memphis, Tenn., today I rake in about $35 billion annually. I set up my first drop box in 1975 and introduced the Overnight Letter in 1981. More...

Know when to fold ’em

My Smartest Investment

After researching InterDigital in early 1999, I bought in near $4.50 per share. Nothing happened for many months, but between October and December, it shot up to $75. I held on. More...

Ask the Fool

Beware of bankruptcy  Q   When I see a well-known company in bankruptcy and its stock is trading for peanuts, I wonder whether it might emerge as a money-making company again. Might those companies be good investments?  — R. More...