Better Buy: Fitbit Inc vs. GoPro

Better Buy: Fitbit Inc vs. GoPro

Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) and GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) each launched a refreshed product lineup that they believe will be irresistible to shoppers this holiday season. For Fitbit, that means dominating the wearable tech market with new Charge, Flex, Blaze, and Alta devices. GoPro, meanwhile, aims to sell tons of its Hero5 cameras while making a splash in the → Read More

How Do Tax-Managed Mutual Funds Work?

How Do Tax-Managed Mutual Funds Work?

This podcast was recorded on Oct. 4, 2016. Alison Southwick: It’s time for “Answers, Answers.” Barry writes: “Hi, Fools. My broker is recommending I get into a tax-managed fund. I certainly understand the idea of favoring capital gains over dividends to decrease current taxes.” Oh, I need to unpack that sentence here. I currently understand the → Read More

2 Signs You Should Sell GameStop Corp. Stock

2 Signs You Should Sell GameStop Corp. Stock

One company has been completely left out of the video game industry’s recent upturn. The two biggest publishers, Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts, each posted better than 200% returns over the last five years. And yet GameStop (NYSE:GME), which dominates the retailing side of the industry, hasn’t budged in that time. The stock is down 40% in → Read More

How Much Will I Pay on a PLUS Loan?

How Much Will I Pay on a PLUS Loan?

PLUS and Parent PLUS loans have fixed interest rates and qualify for forgiveness programs, making them an excellent choice for college students and parents alike. How much you’ll pay on a PLUS loan depends on how much you borrow, when you borrow it, and how long you take to repay it. Here are some variables → Read More

Warren Buffett's Best Stocks of 2016 So Far — 1 Best Buy, 2 to Avoid

Warren Buffett's Best Stocks of 2016 So Far — 1 Best Buy, 2 to Avoid

Legendary investor Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), has led the holding company to outperform the S&P 500 by an average of 11.1% from 1965 through 2015. Just one hundred dollars invested in Berkshire in 1965 would be worth $1.1 million today. Investors can get in on the Oracle of Omaha’s stock-picking → Read More

Trump campaign launches nightly 'newscast' on Facebook

Trump campaign launches nightly 'newscast' on Facebook

Watch Trump walk out of a 1990 interview Donald Trump’s campaign went live on Facebook on Monday night in what will be the first of two weeks of live shows to encourage supporters. At times the campaign conflated the election ad with an actual newscast. Trump’s Facebook page called it “nightly campaign coverage from Trump → Read More

How Should a Novice Investor Begin?

How Should a Novice Investor Begin?

In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, Chris Hill, Jason Moser, David Kretzmann, and Ron Gross share advice for a financial newbie who wants to know which stocks he should start his portfolio with and how he should think about investing.   A full transcript follows the video. Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is → Read More

Will Samsung's Note 7 Fiasco Hurt Facebook's VR Efforts?

Will Samsung's Note 7 Fiasco Hurt Facebook's VR Efforts?

Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) recently discontinued the Note 7 phablet after replacement units for the original device, which overheated and caught fire several times, were found to have the same flaws. Macquarie analyst Daniel Kim estimates that the debacle could result in 3.1 trillion won ($2.8 billion) in losses during Samsung’s fourth quarter, which would likely wipe out → Read More

Compass Minerals Struggles As Customers Hope for a Warm Winter

Compass Minerals Struggles As Customers Hope for a Warm Winter

Diversification often helps businesses, and for Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP), the combination of road salt for highway deicing and plant nutritional products offers two different markets that have much different seasonal characteristics. Nevertheless, Compass has had to deal with some tough conditions over the past year, and coming into Monday’s third-quarter financial report, Compass investors → Read More

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