TMFDanielSparks

Daniel Sparks

After a brief stint in the U.S. Army, Daniel graduated with his MBA and pursued his real passion: Investing. Writing for The Motley Fool enables him to do just that, he says. Living in the mountains of Colorado, Foolish writing is his connection to the business world. His investing philosophy is simple: Buy great businesses with the intention of holding for a very, very long time. If he's not hanging out with his family or friends or hitting the gym, you'll likely find him writing about stocks or devouring a business book. Follow him on Twitter to get links to his articles, quotes from books he reads, and a look at the sources that inspire him.

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Sat Dec 20

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Apple, Inc. Television Rumors Are Back -- and Why You Should Ignore Them

One analyst is predicting Apple will launch a television. Should investors listen?

Fri Dec 19

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 8:20 PM

More Signs Apple, Inc.'s Mobile Payment Service Is a Success

With Apple Pay seemingly gaining traction it looks like it could strengthen the "stickiness" that keeps customers in the Apple ecosystem of products.

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 4:17 PM

Tesla Motors Inc.'s Battery Swapping Is Finally a Reality

A year and a half after it was announced, Tesla's battery swapping is finally here. While it's in beta phase, here's why the technology is probably here to stay.

Thu Dec 18

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Tesla Motors, Inc. Expands to Australia -- What You Need to Know

Tesla's rapid international expansion continues. Australia may be the electric-car maker's last new market in 2014. What's next?

Wed Dec 17

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 6:42 PM

Apple Pay Is the Catalyst for a Digital Wallet Revolution

Thanks to Apple Pay, you may soon be able to take scissors to your credit card.

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 12:53 PM

How Tesla Motors, Inc. Lived Up to Predictions for 2014

One analyst puts his Tesla predictions for 2014 to the test. Find out where he was wrong and where he was right about the electric-car maker.

Mon Dec 15

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3 Reasons Google Is the No. 1 Best Place to Work

The top reasons why Google is the best place to work highlight the culture that makes the tech company a great investment.

Fri Dec 12

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The Biggest Risk for Apple Inc. Stock in 2015 and Beyond

What happens when Apple's biggest and most profitable business starts to decline?

Thu Dec 11

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 5:44 PM

3 Essential Metrics for Apple, Inc. Investors to Watch in 2015

With Apple stock up more than 40% this year, the stakes are high going into 2015. Here are the three most important Apple metrics for investors to watch this year.

Tue Dec 9

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 4:36 PM

Apple, Inc. Stock Soared 42% in 2014 -- What You Need to Know

For Apple investors, the game has changed and the tone has shifted in the past 12 months.

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 12:54 PM

Why Credit Card Companies and Banks Love Apple Pay

Lenders are helping Apple advertise Apple Pay through TV commercials and promotions. Here's why they are so excited about the new technology.

Mon Dec 8

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 5:21 PM

Is Facebook, Inc.'s Next Big Goal to Woo China?

Facebook apparently hasn't given up on its biggest geographical barrier: a ban from 1.36 billion people.

Fri Dec 5

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 5:41 PM

Apple Inc. and Facebook Clash; Neither Is Wrong

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks Apple CEO Tim Cook's recent comments on companies that make money from advertising are "ridiculous."

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 3:33 PM

Why Tesla Motors, Inc. Stock Tumbled 8% This Week

Tesla shares tumbled 8% this week. Here's what you need to know about the drop, and whether the stock could be a buy.

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Why I Wouldn't Short Tesla Motors, Inc. Stock

It makes sense to bet against some stocks, but electric car-maker Tesla Motors is not one of them.

Thu Dec 4

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 4:28 PM

Apple Inc. is Catching up on iPhone 6 Supply, But Still Lagging Demand

With demand continuing to exceed supply, Apple is likely to report record-shattering iPhone sales for this quarter.

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 11:37 AM

Could Apple Inc. Sell 24 Million Apple Watches in 2015?

Another analyst takes a stab at predicting Apple Watch sales in 2015. Is the guess realistic?

Wed Dec 3

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 4:35 PM

Like It Or Not, Facebook's Autoplay Video Ads Are Here to Stay

In another move toward more video in user News Feeds, Facebook just made autoplay video ads available in every single ad format.

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 1:48 PM

Will Apple Inc.'s Profit Margin Continue Upward?

A positive outlook for Apple's gross profit margin has one analyst significantly more bullish on the stock.

Tue Dec 2

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 7:13 PM

Why I'm Not Short Facebook, Inc. Stock

Facebook stock is up considerably from its IPO price, and its valuation looks a bit crazy, but that doesn't mean it's time to short the stock.

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