November 20, 2008 RSS feed / The Motley Fool

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Bond Basics

Over the long run, stocks tend to perform much better than bonds. Still, it's good to understand bonds, and they can add some balance to a portfolio. Bonds are essentially long-term loans. More...

Name That Company

I'm a top global brand, having in begun with a handful of beans Seattle's Pike Place Market in 1971. 971. ely In 1991 I became the first privately me owned U.S. More...

Last week's trivia answer

I was born 15 years ago as a printed financial newsletter sold by two brothers to friends and relatives. A year later I debuted online and became quite popular. I'm on a mission to improve people's lives, offering superior investment ideas. More...

What Is This Thing Called The Motley Fool?

Remember Shakespeare? Remember "As You Like It"? In Elizabethan days, Fools were the only people who could get away with telling the truth to the King or Queen. More...

My Dumbest Investment

Apple or McDonald's?

In January 1993, I decided to invest $2,000 in McDonald's because I felt it would feed the world, eventually. But I then talked myself out of it and went with Apple because a friend recommended it and I'd just bought an Apple computer. More...

The Motley Fool Take

The recent earnings release by Kimberly Clark (NYSE: KMB) is a classic illustration of price elasticity. Lower prices sell more goods, allowing a company to lower prices again — igniting a virtuous cycle. More...

Ask the Fool

The Gift of Stock

Q Can I give single shares of stock as holiday gifts? If so, how? — D.Y., Lawrence, Kan. A You sure can, and it's a gift idea that could transform your loved ones' financial futures. More...