If you’re new to investing, the tips below will make you a smarter investor and should improve your results as well.
(1) Time is hugely powerful. If your investments grow by, say, 8 percent on average, they will appreciate nearly sevenfold in 25 years and tenfold over 30 years. Full Story
Name That Company
I trace my history back to Price Club’sb’s founding in 1976 and to my merger with itt in 1993. Based in Washington state, I operateate more than 600 warehouses globally, whereere my 66.5 million card-carrying membersers shop. Ninety percent of my U.S. and Canadian nain members renew each year. I rake in close to $90 billion annually and employoy more than 160,000 workers worldwide. Full Story
The Motley Fool Take
A Big Southern Grower
In case you haven’t noticed, DirecTV (NYSE: DTV) is doing a great job, posting 11 consecutive quarters of double-digit revenue growth. Full Story
My Dumbest Investment
In 1959 a friend suggested that IBM was a solid investment. I knew nothing about stocks, but I bought four shares at $441 apiece, for $1,764. I panicked when the stock fell by $128 soon after, but that was followed by an avalanche of enriching progress. My wife and I ended up selling the shares for a bit more than $7,000 to pay off our house. Full Story
Last week’s trivia answer
Founded in 1991 and based in California, I’m the world’s largest “fabless” semiconductor company, meaning that I design and market chips, while outsourcing their manufacturing. I rake in more than $7 billion annually, and nearly 100 percent of Internet traffic passes through at least one of my chips. I employ 10,000 people, three-quarters of whom are engineers. Full Story
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Bonds vs. Bond Funds
QShould I invest in bonds or bond mutual funds?
— I.W., Goshen, Ind. ALong-term money is likely to grow more quickly in stocks than bonds, but holding some bonds can be smart, especially as we near retirement. Full Story
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