August 24, 2011 RSS feed / The Motley Fool

Last week’s trivia answer

I trace my history to Bank of America’s 1958 launch of the BankAmericard, but I picked a simpler name in 1976. I’m the world’s largest retail electronic payments network. More...

Behold, the Five Forces

Fool’s School

Great investors seek great competitive advantages. More...

Headwinds for Tobacco

The Motley Fool Take

Increasing regulation is aimed straight at big tobacco companies, and not just in the United States. More...

Great Lesson: Sell Half After Doubling

My Dumbest Investment

After the Vietnam War, while in college, I bought some shares of a company I worked for, at $15. After college, I became a stockbroker and watched the stock go all the way to about $60, then all the way to about $2. More...

Zillow Zoomed

Ask the Fool

QI see that Zillow shares surged 79 percent when they debuted recently. Did I miss the boat on that, or can I still profit? — J. S., Atlanta A More...