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.

TMFDanielSparks’ Activity

Thu Nov 17

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Shareholders Approve Tesla Motors, Inc. Acquisition of SolarCity

Tesla just entered the solar market. Here's what investors should know.

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A Close Look at Facebook, Inc.'s Impressive User Growth

Facebook's most powerful competitive advantage just keeps getting stronger.

Wed Nov 16

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Tesla Software Update Will Enable a 2.4-Second Zero-to-60 Time

But Tesla will make owners search for an "Easter egg" in order to unlock this surprise performance boost.

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The Fate of the Tesla Motors, Inc.-SolarCity Deal to Be Decided Thursday

Will shareholders vote for or against Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity? Here's what investors should know before the votes are tallied.

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Better Buy: Home Depot, Inc. vs. Target

Here's why one of these dividend stocks stands out as the better buy.

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3 Dividend Stocks With Major Growth Potential

These companies are paying out higher dividends every year -- and this trend looks set to continue.

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Snapchat Prepares for an IPO -- What You Need to Know

Snapchat has filed initial paperwork to go public. Here's why the implications of a Snapchat IPO may be bigger than you think.

Tue Nov 15

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6 Must-See Updates on Walt Disney Co.'s Business

Here's some background on the quarter that sent Disney stock higher.

Mon Nov 14

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Apple Stock: Now Is the Time to Buy This Dividend Investment

Dividend stocks don't get much better than this.

Sat Nov 12

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Facebook, Inc. Is Attracting New Advertisers in Droves

This underappreciated metric reveals important insights about Facebook and Instagram.

Fri Nov 11

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Twitter Inc.'s COO Is Leaving

The executive who built Twitter's ad business from the ground up is leaving.

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10 Key Metrics From Starbucks Corporation's Fourth Quarter

Starbucks' stock may be down this year, but its underlying business is growing handsomely.

Thu Nov 10

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Facebook, Inc.'s Q3 Earnings in 10 Wild Metrics

These big numbers speak volumes about Facebook's recent execution.

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 12:42 PM

Why Workiva Inc. Stock Fell Sharply

Weaker-than-expected revenue and a lower-than-expected forecast for fourth-quarter revenue may have some investors concerned about the top line.

Wed Nov 9

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2 Stocks to Buy and Hold in a Volatile Market

These two stock picks may initially look like polar opposites. But one shared facet makes them excellent stocks to buy today and hold for the long haul.

Tue Nov 8

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Tesla Motors, Inc. to Acquire German Engineering Company

Ahead of Model 3 production, Tesla is enlisting top engineering talent.

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A Tale of Two Earnings: Twitter, Inc. and Amazon.com

Amazon and Twitter reported last week, but the Street only seemed to like one of the earnings releases. We explain why, and why there's more to the story for each company.

Mon Nov 7

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Tesla Motors, Inc. Introduces New Features for Model S and X

Tesla aims to attract new customers with fresh, new options.

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 3:52 PM

Why EarthLink Holdings Corp. Stock Is Down

An intriguing acquisition is overshadowed by EarthLink's earnings miss.

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 1:05 PM

Why MeetMe Inc. Stock Jumped

Ahead of a new mobile video product, MeetMe investors are optimistic.

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Player Rank 9310 out of 74751
Score 986.65
Score Change Today -9.54
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Percentage of Posts Rec'd 44.44 %
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