TMFVolkman

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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Tue Apr 19

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Instant Analysis: PNC Financial Misses on Q1 Revenue, EPS

The regional banking group falls just short of top- and bottom-line projections.

Mon Apr 18

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How Safe Is Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. Stock ?

It doesn't operate in the most glamorous business segment, but there are very attractive things about the company.

Fri Apr 15

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Instant Analysis: Canadian Pacific Withdraws Takeover Bid for Norfolk Southern

The deal faced increasingly heavy opposition from competitors and other interested parties.

Wed Apr 13

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Instant Analysis: Integrated Device Technology Receives Dubious Buyout Offer

The company says it doesn't have information to indicate a generous offer for the tech company is a credible bona fide offer.

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Instant Analysis: Juniper Networks Trims Guidance for Q1

Cyclical factors will drive the company's top and bottom lines below previous estimates.

Fri Apr 8

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Will Starwood Property Trust, Inc. Sink or Swim?

The real estate investment trust is a unique operator in its sector. Here's the case for investing in its stock.

Thu Apr 7

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Instant Analysis: Ally Financial Makes an Acquisition

The company strikes a deal to buy TradeKing Group for approximately $275 million.

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Instant Analysis: Advance Auto Parts Names a New CEO

Thomas Greco is tapped to lead the vehicle components retailer.

Wed Apr 6

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Instant Analysis: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Sells Indian Unit to Blackstone for $825 Million

The deal will cost the buyer up to $1.1 billion.

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Instant Analysis: Marvell Fires CEO, President

Mired in controversy and struggle, the tech company jettisons two of its leaders.

Tue Apr 5

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Will Select Income REIT Sink or Swim?

The company has been posting some encouraging fundamentals, but other aspects of its operations aren't so impressive.

Mon Apr 4

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Does a Constantly Rising Dividend Make This REIT a Buy?

W.P. Carey's payout is juicy compared to some peers, but the company carries some unique risks.

Fri Apr 1

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Instant Analysis: Eldorado Gold Posts Deep Q4 Loss

Not unexpectedly, the precious metals specialist reports a quarter -- and a fiscal year -- colored in red ink.

Thu Mar 31

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1 Overlooked Entertainment Stock That's Winning Big With "Batman v Superman"

That the DC heroes were a super-hit on opening weekend isn't just a big victory for Time Warner's Warner Bros. studio. A certain entertainment technology company will be a solid winner here too.

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Instant Analysis: Date Set for Costco Divorce From AmEx

June 20 is when the big retailer switches from American Express credit card exclusivity to Visa.

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Instant Analysis: TJX Raises Its Dividend by 24%

The company declares a meaty hike to $0.26 per share.

Wed Mar 30

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Instant Analysis: Accenture Trounces Q2 Estimates

The company blows past analyst projections in an excellent quarter.

Mon Mar 28

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Will Waste Management, Inc. Sink or Swim?

Examining the prospects for the durable refuse handler's stock price.

Thu Mar 24

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Autodesk Reaches a Peace Deal With Its Activist Investors

Under pressure from a shareholder block, the company awards three new board seats and gets a standstill agreement in return.

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Instant Analysis: Fed Approves Goldman's $17 Billion GE Capital Bank Online Deposits Buy

The financial services group's Goldman Sachs Bank will absorb the new assets.

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