Investing Archive

Why My Son Just Had to Buy Tesla Stock

I started investing with my two boys when they were just five- and seven-years-old. This gave them about a 30 year advantage over their dad of buying their first stock. Along the way, we’ve learned some lessons of long-term investing and seen some pretty ...Read More

Fitbit Reportedly Struggling With Smartwatch Development

Activity tracker maker Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) has made its smartwatch ambitions abundantly clear: A full-fledged smartwatch that supports third-party apps is in the pipeline, and it will leverage the recent acquisitions of Coin, Pebble, and Vector. What’s been less clear is the timing that Fitbit ...Read More

2 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

Image source: Getty Images. The faster homeowners can pay down their mortgage principal, the less they’ll pay in interest. With this in mind, Motley Fool analysts Nathan Hamilton and Kristine Harjes talk in the video below about two strategies homeowners can use to chip ...Read More

3 Mortgage Facts That Might Surprise You

Many Americans could benefit from a crash course in personal finance 101. In fact, more than a third of Americans surveyed by CNN Money weren’t familiar with what APR, or annual percentage rate, referred to. If you’re in that same boat, it’s OK. We ...Read More

3 Reasons to Pick a 20-Year Mortgage

Many people have become successful by standing out and going against the herd. Homeowners may achieve similar success by taking the same approach. Only 1% of new mortgages fall into the “other” category, which includes the rarely used 20-year mortgage. The overwhelming majority of homeowners ...Read More

There Are Still Plenty of Reasons to Love Nike

While Nike (NYSE:NKE) was not able to avoid the industrywide problem of low traffic haunting retailers today, its fiscal third-quarter earnings report demonstrated that management is doing the right things to position the company for long-term growth beyond the industry’s short-term challenges. All in ...Read More

Cherry Coke Debuts in China With Special Edition Cans

In this segment from Motley Fool Money, the team looks at an unusual marketing plan cooked up between the world’s leading soda company and the world’s greatest investor. Will putting an octogenarian on cola cans seize the attention of Chinese customers? Buffett is indeed a popular ...Read More

What Will SeaWorld Announce on Thursday?

It’s time to see if SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) can earn a treat by performing a fancy trick above water. The struggling theme park operator has a media event slated for Thursday morning at its flagship SeaWorld Orlando park. Speculation centers around the unveiling of ...Read More

3 Top Memory-Chip Stocks to Buy in 2017

Memory-chip prices rebounded in the second half of 2016 after slumping for two straight years. That recovery, which is expected to continue throughout this year, is mainly attributed to tighter supplies and rising demand among device makers. That’s why many memory-chip stocks rallied over the past ...Read More