Travis Hoium

Travis earned a BA in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and after working for 7 years at 3M went back to school to get an MBA. Since completing grad school, he's been a full-time writer for The Motley Fool.

Travis Hoium’s Featured Articles

  • Walmart Is Falling Apart Before Our Eyes

    Wal-Mart is no longer the popular retailer it once was and beneath the surface it's starting to show the same cracks that brought Kmart and Sears to their knees.

  • Politics Won't Fix Climate Change -- Money Will

    A recent White House report about climate change reiterated that the risk is real, but there are few solutions to a problem that's driven by the way we live our daily lives. At the end of the day, no political or environmental pressure can trump the fact that the only solution to climate change must be driven by economics.

  • Why Donald Sterling Must Sell the Clippers Immediately

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver will try to force Donald Sterling to sell the Clippers, but it may be sponsors and fans who have a bigger voice in his decision and that's all based on money.

  • 25 Amazing Facts About Solar

    Are you skeptical of solar energy? Our solar expert has 20 incredible facts that show how far the industry has come in just a few years and how big this opportunity is both in the U.S. and abroad.

  • SunPower's CEO Answers 5 Burning Questions

    Motley Fool solar analyst Travis Hoium recently spoke with SunPower CEO Tom Werner to discuss the company's financial results and strategy going forward.

  • 1 Auto Company Tesla Motors Should Be Afraid Of

    BMW is the only company that can compete with Tesla Motors on performance, quality, and price and it's making a big push into the electric-vehicle market.

  • Deepwater Drilling Has a Bright Future

    Most of the major oil discoveries in the last decade have happened in more than a mile of water, which presents a great opportunity for investors.

  • The Top Stock in Gaming

    Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts, Melco Crown, and MGM Resorts battle for the top spot in gaming stocks. The winner might surprise you.

  • Can Amazon Be a $1 Trillion Company?

    For Amazon's cash flow to live up to its market cap the company may need to grow to $1 trillion in sales annually.

  • This Week in Solar

    This week in solar, SunPower and First Solar report earnings, a new power plant comes online, and Suntech Power stays alive, for now.

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