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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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Tue May 19

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

For this week's selection of distribution boosters, we've got a popular airline, a regional banking group, and a household products specialist.

Mon May 18

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What Investors Need to Know About the Shopify IPO

The e-commerce solutions provider will debut on the NYSE later this week.

Wed May 13

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Our chosen trio of distribution lifters feature one current dividend aristocrat, one potential member of that club, and a younger company that's cranked its payout higher by 15%.

Mon May 11

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What Investors Need to Know About the Fenix Parts IPO

The auto parts refurbishing specialist is slated to hit the market on Thursday.

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Is Yelp for Sale?

A Wall Street Journal report says the company is sniffing around for a potential buyer.

Wed May 6

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Three famous names in a trio of sectors hiked their payouts last week.

Mon May 4

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Expedia Inc Earnings: Flying High With Acquisitions

The company reported a first quarter featuring healthy revenue gain on the back of aggressive asset buying.

Sat May 2

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What Investors Need to Know About the Bojangles' IPO

The fried chicken and biscuits restaurant chain will make its stock market debut on Friday. This is what's on the plate.

Fri May 1

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Visa Earnings: Modest Beats on Good News

The credit card giant's quarterly numbers slightly outpaced forecasts.

Thu Apr 30

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Is the Convenience Store Down the Street Breaking This Law?

The Federal government sets limits on the minimum charge for credit cards a merchant may impose. The card networks, meanwhile, have their own restrictions on debit products.

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Seattle's Blue Chip Stocks

The Pacific Northwest's biggest city is home to several stock market darlings.

Wed Apr 29

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MasterCard Earnings: EPS Beat Despite a Strong Dollar

The company's inaugural quarter of 2015 surprised on the upside, but currency worries deepen.

Tue Apr 28

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Why Investors Are Short-Selling This Las Vegas Casino

Caesars Entertainment has the highest short interest among major casino groups, but is this a smart move?

Mon Apr 27

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

A big pharmaceutical, a big retailer, and a big banking group lifted their distributions last week.

Fri Apr 24

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Why Ocwen Financial Corp Is Getting Rid of this $89 Billion Portfolio

Ocwen is unloading its "agency" mortgage servicing rights to rivals.

Thu Apr 23

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3 Promising Dividend Stocks under $10

Stocks with plump payouts don't necessarily have to be expensive. Here are three that can be bought for less than a sawbuck.

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Las Vegas Sands Earnings: Playing With a Bad Hand

A long-lasting crackdown in Macau is battering the casino operator's results.

Mon Apr 20

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Our picks for this week make their money traveling the nation's roads, railways, and commodity pipeline networks.

Fri Apr 17

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Why Airline Co-Branded Credit Cards Are So Valuable For Their Partners

Carriers love to offer credit cards, and issuers are hungry to finance them. Here are the reasons for that.

Tue Apr 14

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Two master limited partnerships in the oil and gas industry lift their distributions, while a home furnishings store cranks its payout by nearly 20%.

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