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Eric Volkman

For Eric, writing for Motley Fool is the closing of a big circle. After all, he learned the basics of stocks and investment largely by reading (shameless plug/kiss-up) "The Motley Fool Investment Guide" back in the dark days of the early 1990s. This helped him win assignments as a freelance business journalist and, later, a "proper" job as an investment bank analyst. He began these twin threads of a career during his years living in Prague, Czech Republic, a city that was his home for nearly a decade and a half. Luckily, a few years short of his 30th birthday he was able to combine the two into a mutant Frankenstein of a job as a co-creator and subsequently editor of Equity Insights, a monthly magazine issued by Austrian financial services major Raiffeisenbank. At the Motley Fool, he got his start as a contributor to its blog network, from which he was invited to join the main Fool site in early 2012. Eric has a great many interests besides finance. He likes movies, he plays bass guitar and has been in an assortment of bands across several genres, and is a sucker for nearly any good documentary TV show, film, or book. He is married and currently resides in Los Angeles, where he refuses to wax nostalgic about the joys of winter.

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Mon Oct 13

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3 Companies That Should Benefit From a Rising Dollar

The buck has been gaining on key foreign currencies. We take a glance at three firms that stand to profit from this trend.

Mon Oct 6

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A Balance Sheet Analysis of MasterCard Stock

The payment card powerhouse has traditionally run a squeaky clean balance sheet ... until recently. Do investors need to be concerned about the big debt the company's run up recently?

Fri Sep 26

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Why Hertz is an Activist Investor Target

The car rental specialist is one of the segments big three players, but its share price has been flat and some believe it has value that can be "unlocked."

Fri Aug 29

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How to Get Your Name On a Stadium

It's simple; just effectively lobby your local sports team... oh, and be a corporation willing to spend at tens of millions of dollars.

Wed Aug 20

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3 Things You Need to Know About Zillow's Acquisition of Trulia

The two similar real estate portals are to combine into a single entity. Here are three important points about the merger.

Tue Aug 19

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CenturyLink Earnings: Steady As She Goes

CenturyLink posted a second quarter that beat on the bottom line, but outside of that it wasn't particularly a quarter to remember.

Mon Jul 28

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These 3 Companies Just Raised Their Dividends

One near-dividend aristocrat lifts its payout, while a pair of master limited partnerships master higher distributions for their unit holders.

Sun Jul 27

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3 New Issues IPO Investors Need to Know About for This Week

Among the many new stocks coming to market over the next few days are a pair of spinoffs from prominent companies, and a specialty health-care company.

Mon Jul 21

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These Big Companies Just Raised Their Dividends

SanDisk labors to prove its no flash in the pan, while Kinder Morgan and its relatives add a few cents to their payouts.

Sun Jul 20

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Is a Death in the Executive Suite the End of a Company?

The sudden demise of a CEO is shocking, but not necessarily detrimental to a firm's performance -- fundamental and otherwise.

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3 New Issues IPO Investors Need to Know About for This Week

This week's trio of fresh issues includes a pipe maker, a chemical manufacturer ... and a crazy chicken.

Mon Jul 14

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These 3 Big Companies Just Raised Their Dividends

The past few days have seen a baker's dozen of firms hike their distributions. Here are three of the more prominent ones.

Sun Jul 13

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3 New Issues IPO Investors Need to Know About for This Week

The coming days will be filled with stock market debuts, including a diagnostics firm, a renewable-energy yieldco, and a health insurance provider with a unique niche.

Mon Jul 7

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These 3 Companies Just Raised Their Dividends

Two firms energized their distributions last week, and they were joined by a regional bank headquartered in Arkansas.

Wed Jul 2

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3 Top Health Care Dividend Stocks: GlaxosmithKline, Pfizer, and PetMed Express

Contrary to the stereotype for the sector, several health-care companies spend generously on shareholder payouts.

Mon Jun 30

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Why Shares of BofI Holding Were Up 35%, Then Down 7% in 2014

True to form for a stock so tightly tied to the internet, BofI Holding has been on a heck of a see-saw this year.

Sun Jun 29

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2 New Issues IPO Investors Need to Know About for This Week

The next few days will be relatively light on the IPO front. Nevertheless, this pair of new stocks will be worth keeping an eye on.

Mon Jun 23

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These 3 Big Companies Just Raised Their Dividends

Three stocks feeling the investor love add to the euphoria by hiking their distributions.

Sun Jun 22

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3 New Issues IPO Investors Need to Know About for This Week

A niche photography firm, a household services conglomerate, and the country's top arts and crafts retailer will all make their stock market debuts over the next few days.

Sun Jun 15

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3 New Issues IPO Investors Need to Know About for This Week

Over a dozen fresh stocks will be start trading over the next few days; here's a look at a trio of those companies.

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