Dealing With a Volatile Market
The stock market doesn’t just sit there, slowly rising over time. On June 6, for example, it surged some 287 points, or 2.4 percent. (It’s vital to consider such moves in terms of percentages — 50 points might seem like a lot until you realize it’s just 0.4 percent.) On May 30, it fell 161 points, or 1.3 percent — and on Aug. Full Story
Name That Company
I began as Quantum Computer Services in 1985, offering an online service called Q-Link on the Commodore 64. By 1995, I had a million members. Full Story
The Motley Fool Take
A Hefty Dividend to Consider
If you’re in the market for a solid dividend payer, consider Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY), which recently sported a yield of 13 percent.
Annaly is a mortgage REIT (real estate investment trust), profiting from the difference between the rate at which it borrows, which is currently near a record low, and the rate at which it re-lends. Full Story
My Dumbest Investment
Growing up, I witnessed my dad’s great success as an investment banker and knew friends came to him for investment advice. More than 30 years ago, when I was in my late 20s, I begged him for a stock tip. He resisted — strongly — as he didn’t want to be responsible if it didn’t work out. But he finally gave in. Full Story
Last week’s trivia answer
I trace my roots back to 1927, when two cousins founded me in Michigan. Today I’m a premier residential furniture maker. My early work included novelties such as the “Gossiper” chair for sitting, chatting on the phone and storing things. In 1928, I swept folks off their feet with an innovative and relaxing chair design. Full Story
Ask the Fool
Stock Prices Matter
QWhat’s wrong with buying overvalued stock in a great company, as long as the price eventually rises?
— S.L., Bradenton, Fla. AIt may not rise. You’re right to think of the long run, but the price you buy at matters, too. Full Story
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. The Motley Fool tells the truth about investing, and hopes you’ll laugh all the way to the bank. Full Story