A Terrible Way to Invest in Solar Energy

A Terrible Way to Invest in Solar Energy

Image source: SolarCity. Solar energy has been a difficult business to break into over the past decade, particularly for companies that don’t have a direct interaction with customers. The latest to hit trouble is Enphase Energy, producer of microinverters and once a high-flying initial public offering in the solar space. The company recently said it → Read More

Why Millionaires Could See Their Taxes Increase in a Hillary Clinton Presidency

Why Millionaires Could See Their Taxes Increase in a Hillary Clinton Presidency

Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. Image source: Flickr user Nathania Johnson. Ready or not, it’s officially election crunch time. Over the coming six weeks the presidential candidates, Donald Trump of the Republican Party and Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party, will be laying out their case why they should be elected as the 45th president → Read More

3 Dividend Hikes to Look Foward to in October

3 Dividend Hikes to Look Foward to in October

Dividend investors tend to focus on yield, but a lot of the best-known income stocks have been growing their dividends by just 1% or 2% in recent years.  This is often a problem for dividend aristocrats, stocks that have increased their dividends for 25 years straight, a status they’re loathe to give up. Wal-Mart, for example, → Read More

What Does It Take to Start Your Own Hedge Fund?

What Does It Take to Start Your Own Hedge Fund?

This podcast was recorded on Aug. 30, 2016. Alison Southwick: So if we wanted to start our own little hedge fund, Bro and I are like… Ron Gross: OK. I’ve done that. Southwick: Yeah, yeah, So, and actually, it’s not going to be a small little hedge fund. It’s going to be a massive, popular, successful hedge fund. → Read More

These 3 Stocks Tripled in 12 Months

These 3 Stocks Tripled in 12 Months

Image source: Teck Resources. The stock market has done well over the past year, with most major market benchmarks producing returns in the 10% to 15% range since September 2015. The Dow and S&P 500 hit new record levels during the summer months, and although volatility has returned to the markets, investors seem reasonably comfortable → Read More

Apple's New Storage Pricing Could Hurt Average Selling Prices

Apple's New Storage Pricing Could Hurt Average Selling Prices

In this clip from Industry Focus: Tech, Motley Fool analyst Dylan Lewis and Fool contributor Evan Niu talk about two less-publicized improvements in the iPhone line that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) revealed at this month’s unveiling: a significant improvement in the camera systems, and, more importantly, an upheaval of the base-level storage system. Listen in to find out → Read More

India isn't just growing fast, it's much more competitive

India isn't just growing fast, it's much more competitive

India’s richest man on India’s digital age India’s economy is booming. It’s also becoming much more competitive. The country has zoomed higher in a new ranking of global competitiveness by the World Economic Forum, marking the second consecutive year of massive gains following a long malaise. Read More

Why you should be careful searching for Amy Schumer

Why you should be careful searching for Amy Schumer

Yahoo’s data breach explained Amy Schumer may be very funny, but she can be bad for your computer’s health. The comedian tops an annual list of “most dangerous” celebrities, musicians and TV hosts compiled by the security software company McAfee. Searching for their names is most likely to generate results that expose people to malware, → Read More

For-profit colleges: 6 things to ask before enrolling

For-profit colleges: 6 things to ask before enrolling

For-profit colleges explained For-profit colleges have a ton of critics who’ve accused schools of luring in low-income students with false promises and then providing a subpar education. The government found that to be true at the now defunct network of Corinthian Colleges. And ITT Tech, which shut down this year, was facing numerous lawsuits that → Read More

Better Buy: Sierra Wireless vs. InvenSense

Better Buy: Sierra Wireless vs. InvenSense

Image source: Getty Images. Both InvenSense (NYSE:INVN) and Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) have taken a beating over the past year, with their stock prices down 20% and 33%, respectively. But both companies still have lots of potential in their respective markets. Let’s look at the problems facing both companies and what they’re doing to fix them, → Read More

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