September 7, 2017 RSS feed / The Motley Fool

Fool’s School

Return on Assets, Explained

Understanding how to assess a company’s return on assets (ROA) can help you see how capital intensive it is and how much value it wrings from its resources. Capital-intensive companies require a lot of costly assets to generate their earnings. More...

Name That Company

I’m the product of a 2010 merger of two companies, both of which trace their roots to the early 1900s, when one was making pretzels and the other selling peanuts. I introduced peanut butter sandwich crackers in 1913. More...

The Motley Fool Take

Balm in Gilead

Rapidly sinking sales of drugs that essentially cure hepatitis C have hammered Gilead Sciences stock (Nasdaq: GILD) so hard you’d think it’s bleeding money. But nothing could be further from the truth.  More...

My Dumbest Investment

A Trip to Profitopolis

My dumbest investment was buying one of your recommendations, TripAdvisor, at $55 per share. It’s now trading for around $40 per share. Ugh.  — O. C., online   More...

Ask the Fool

Bond Timing

Q: When is it a good time to buy bonds? — A. M., Portland, Oregon More...

Last week’s trivia answer

I trace my roots back to 1872, when I started the first paper mill in Wisconsin. I introduced Kotex napkins in 1920 and Kleenex in 1924. More...