February 16, 2017 RSS feed / The Motley Fool

Fool’s School

8 Hot Investing Tips

To be a successful investor, there are some basic things you need to know. These tips can improve your results. 1. Have a long-term view. Plan to be patient and avoid short-term thinking and trading. More...

Ask the Fool

The Bulls and the Bears

Q: What are “bulls” and “bears” on Wall Street? — L. W., Seattle A: A “bull” is optimistic, expecting a particular stock or the whole market to go up. A “bear” is pessimistic, expecting a drop. More...

Last week’s trivia answer

I trace my roots back to 1876, when my namesake and two partners founded me and began selling a laundry detergent. More...

My Dumbest Investment

Bad Timing

I’m not sure if it was really a bad investment, but it was definitely bad timing. I bought shares of US Airways on Sept. 7, 2001. Yes, four days before the 9/11 attacks.  I was bullish on the company. More...

Name That Company

I trace my riveting history back to 1853, when my founder, a Bavarian immigrant, established a dry goods store in San Francisco during the Gold Rush days. More...

The Motley Fool Take

Calling AT&T

AT&T (NYSE: T) is not a perfect investment: The company has a high debt load and primarily operates in the increasingly competitive wireless industry. More...