August 16, 2017 RSS feed / The Motley Fool

Fool’s School

Company Categories

Here are some key types of companies investors should be familiar with: • “Blue chip” companies, such as General Electric, Procter & Gamble and Microsoft, are established, dependable and considered relatively safe investments. More...

Ask the Fool

The ABCs of NAVs

Q: What are mortgage “points”? — J. M., Cadillac, Michigan A: A point is 1 percent of a home loan. On a $200,000 mortgage, one point would be $2,000. More...

Last week’s trivia answer

I trace my roots back to cider made in 1897 from the fruit of Johnny Appleseed’s trees. I soon added apple butter and kept growing my business. More...

My Dumbest Investment

Choppy Waters

My dumbest investment was made years ago, with Global Crossing stock. At the time, the company offered a pie-in-the-sky promise that it would deliver the internet across all oceans to every part of the world. Oops! More...

Name That Company

Two guys, named Fair and Isaac, founded me in 1956 with $800, aiming to improve business decisions with data. Today, I’m based in Silicon Valley, and my anti-fraud systems protect 2.6 billion credit cards. More...

The Motley Fool Take

On Target

Retailer Target surprised everyone when it raised its expectations for its second quarter, citing improved traffic and sales trends. The stock rose on the news, but it remains down substantially over the past year. More...