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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What Investors Need to Know About the LINE Corporation IPO

The next big tech IPO is for this Japan-based web and mobile services operator.

Tue Jun 21

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Two prominent REITs make the list for this installment of our series, and they're joined by a charismatic footwear retailer.

Fri Jun 17

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Instant Analysis: Suncor Reportedly Selling Lubricants Division

The Canadian oil company is apparently teaming with Bank of America to auction off the unit.

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Instant Analysis: 5 Directors, Including CEO, Dismissed From Viacom -- Company Serves Up Weak Guidan

As if things couldn't get any uglier at the media conglomerate, the rift between ownership and management deepened, and current-quarter guidance fell well short of expectations.

Thu Jun 16

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

A star logistics company, a major retailer, and a big health insurer comprise this week's trio of payout lifters.

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What Investors Need to Know About the PSAV IPO

A downsized offering and valuation point to investor concerns before the company makes it stock market debut this week.

Wed Jun 15

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Instant Analysis: TransCanada-Led Joint Venture Wins Mexico Pipeline Project

The north-of-the-border energy company nabs a big offshore project in the country.

Tue Jun 14

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Instant Analysis: Walgreens Boots Alliance Terminates Theranos Partnership

The big pharmacy chain operator severs ties with the increasingly controversial blood testing startup.

Thu Jun 9

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Last week, Cracker Barrel rolled out the barrel on both its regular and a special payout, while an energy sector equipment lessor and a Chicago-based bank holding company boosted their quarterly payouts.

Tue Jun 7

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1 Key Select Income REIT Stock Number You Must Know

Anyone interested in the Hawaii-focused REIT should keep a sharp eye on this tally.

Sat Jun 4

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Instant Analysis: Starbucks and Anheuser-Busch to Team Up on Teavana Bottled Tea

The two not-exactly-complementary beverage giants will collaborate on a new line of drinks.

Fri Jun 3

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Better Buy: Bank of America Corporation vs. Wells Fargo

Both stocks are trading down from where they were at the beginning of the year and now occupy bargain territory. Which is the more compelling investment?

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Instant Analysis: The Coca-Cola Co to Acquire Soy Beverage Maker for $575 Million

In conjunction with a Mexican affiliate, Coca-Cola will be the new owner of Argentina's AdeS.

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Recent lifters include a home improvement mainstay, a struggling data-storage company, and a big bakery.

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Instant Analysis: IDC Forecasts iPhone Annual Sales Decline for Apple Inc.

With a revision in its estimates for smartphone shipments, the prominent research company now believes Apple's iconic device will witness its first drop in annual sales.

Wed Jun 1

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Better Buy: Berkshire Hathaway vs. IBM

Of the two famous stocks, which has the more powerful portfolio-padding potential?

Tue May 31

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Instant Analysis: Facebook and Microsoft Team Up for Undersea Cable

The MAREA cable will stretch from Virginia to northern Spain.

Thu May 26

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Instant Analysis: Tiffany Whiffs on Q1 Revenue, but Raises Dividend

The luxury jeweler's latest quarterly results weren't so luxurious.

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Instant Analysis: Monsanto Rejects Bayer's Buyout Offer

The German company's initial bid for the agribusiness giant is met with a firm "no."

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Instant Analysis: European Regulator Conditionally Approves AB InBev/SABMiller Merger

The monster beer deal gets a big green light from across the Atlantic.

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