John Maxfield’s Featured Articles

  • What Bank of America Bulls Don't Understand About Banking

    Here's the reason you should probably avoid Bank of America's shares at the current price.

  • Why NASCAR Is the Most Important Sport in America

    When it comes to a massive and exceptionally loyal fan base, NASCAR is without equal. But despite this, racing fans and consumers have yet to fully awaken from a financial crisis-induced slumber. Motley Fool contributor John Maxfield discusses this and whether or not Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s long-overdue victory at the Daytona 500 will serve as the much-needed agent of change.

  • The Secret Behind Uncovering Big Ideas

    Where do big ideas come from? Are they reserved for a privileged elite with Ivy League degrees? Or is the inspiration behind them accessible to all? Based on the ideas behind Starbucks, Nike, Wal-Mart, and, Motley Fool contributor John Maxfield reveals the secret behind uncovering big ideas.

  • How Bank of America and Others Schemed to Exploit You

    The nation's largest banks are often derided for causing the financial crisis. What's less appreciated, however, are all of the other ways they've unjustly tilted the financial system in their favor.

  • Would Thomas Jefferson Have Supported Net Neutrality?

    On Tuesday, a federal court of appeals struck down net neutrality, paving the way for broadband providers like Verizon and Comcast to block or impede access to websites like Netflix and's streaming video service. Does this spell the end of a free Internet, or is it merely a new hurdle in the paths of online users and content creators?

  • The Business of Legal Marijuana: People Are Getting Rich. Should You Get In?

    It is now legal to buy, possess, and consume marijuana for recreational purposes in the state of Colorado. In this article, Motley Fool contributor John Maxfield digs deep into the industry to reveal who's getting rich from it and whether there's an opportunity for other investors to get in on the action.

  • Legalized Drug Dealing: An Inside Look at Colorado’s Massive Marijuana Industry

    In many states, legitimate businessmen and women are getting rich from the marijuana industry. Nowhere is this truer than in Colorado, one of two states that have legalized the drug for recreational use. On the cusp of this historic change, Motley Fool contributor John Maxfield gives readers an inside look at the growing commercialization of cannabis.

  • The Making of Colorado’s Marijuana Millionaires

    A handful of entrepreneurs are making a fortune in Colorado from growing and selling marijuana. This in-depth piece on the industry details how a simple legal wrinkle made all of this possible.

  • 9 Things to Know Before Smoking Marijuana (Legally) in Colorado

    In Colorado and Washington, smoking a joint is now legally indistinguishable from drinking a beer.

  • The Theory and Practice of Beating the Market

    Can an individual investor beat the market through skill as opposed to luck?

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