January 5, 2012 RSS feed / The Motley Fool

Fool’s School

Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgages are not right for many people, but it’s good to understand them before dismissing them. More...

Name That Companyy

Two entrepreneurs from Germany founded me in Brooklyn in 1849.49. My first product was an antiparasiticsitic to treat the then-common problemm of intestinal worms. During the Civil War, I supplied painkillers, disinfectants and more. More...

Last week’s trivia answer

Based in Danbury, Conn., I’m a leading interior design company, making and selling home furnishings that range from sofas, bedding and media cabinets to clocks, candle holders and artwork. More...

My Dumbest Investment

Maxed Out on Pricey Options

Prior to the dot-com bubble that burst in 2000, I was maxing out my investing in stock options for Sun Microsystems, as an employee there. Every penny I could put in went toward buying stock. More...

The Motley Fool Take

Intuitive Surgical: Plenty of Room to Grow

When Fool co-founder David Gardner first recommended Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq: ISRG) in 2005, it was trading at $44. Recently the stock was near $435. Despite its meteoric rise, there’s still room for growth. More...

Ask the Fool

Back to Basis

QWhen selling a stock, how do I determine my cost basis and my gain? —D.Y.,San Ramon, Calif. AImagine that you buy 100 shares of Sisyphus Transport Corp. (ticker: UPDWN) for $40 each, paying a $15 commission. More...