May 17, 2017 RSS feed / The Motley Fool

Fool’s School

Expect Volatility

One of the most important things to understand about the stock market is that it can be volatile, especially over short periods. More...

Ask the Fool

Bigger Isn’t (Necessarily) Better

Q: When investing, should I look for or favor companies with high earnings per share (EPS)? — G. More...

Last week’s trivia answer

I was founded before the Civil War, in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1846. I’m known for my pens now, but my first products were wooden pencils, elegantly encased in silver and gold. More...

My Dumbest Investment

Insignificant Losses

I’m not ashamed to admit that my dumbest investments were when I got into penny stocks. I subscribed to a newsletter that offered “advice” on penny stocks for quick wins. I spent a whopping $85 on Valentine Beauty. More...

Name That Company

I trace my roots back to the 1865 founding of Badische Anilin- und Sodafabrik in Germany. I started out recycling, producing dyes from coal tar for the growing textile industry. I soon hired a company doctor and offered employees housing. More...

The Motley Fool Take

Electric Potential

Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR), the largest appliance manufacturer in the world, is trading at an appealing price for long-term investors. More...