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 Valvoline IPO

The popular maker of motor oil and other fluids vital to your car will hit the market later this week.

Wed Sep 21

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Instant Analysis: Unilever Acquires Seventh Generation

The consumer goods titan reaches a deal to buy the green household goods company.

Tue Sep 20

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Instant Analysis: Twitter NFL Broadcast Wins Rave Reviews

The live stream was the success the company very much needed it to be.

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Instant Analysis: Report Says Expedia Picks Underwriters for Trivago IPO

A syndicate of six banks will apparently help bring the company's business unit to market.

Mon Sep 19

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Instant Analysis: Deutsche Bank Pledges to Fight DoJ Demand for $14 Billion Settlement

The German lender doesn't intend to pay "anywhere near" the offered amount.

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Instant Analysis: AIG Unloads Lloyd's-Related Assets in $1.1 Billion Deal

On the hook for its pledge to return $25 billion to shareholders, the company divests its Ascot unit to a Canadian peer.

Sun Sep 18

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With Cuba Open for Business, How Can Investors Profit?

The island nation continues to embrace capitalism. Perhaps your stocks can benefit from the shift toward a modern economy.

Fri Sep 16

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These 3 Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Last week saw three disparate companies hiking their payouts -- a workplace safety goods maker, a REIT, and a regional banking group.

Thu Sep 15

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What Investors Need to Know About the Noble Midstream Partners IPO

The latest energy industry master limited partnership hits the market.

Mon Sep 12

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Instant Analysis: Bayer Ups Bid for Monsanto

Will the third time be the charm for the determined European company?

Wed Sep 7

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These 3 Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

They specialize in smartphones and soup, and last week these 3 companies also specialized in making their shareholders richer.

Mon Aug 29

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These 2 Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Two "A" companies -- Altria and Aceto -- lifted their distributions last week.

Thu Aug 25

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Better Buy: HCP, Inc. vs. Ventas

Which of the two excellent specialty REITs should you buy?

Wed Aug 24

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These 3 Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

A prepared foods specialist, a title insurer, and a soon-to-be-acquired utilities operator hiked their payouts last week.

Mon Aug 22

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Instant Analysis: Viacom CEO Resigns

Philippe Dauman steps down as chief executive, but will remain chairman until mid-September.

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WWE Finds an Unusual Tag Team Partner in the Streaming Game

The two media companies both participate in the latest funding round for streaming service FloSports.

Thu Aug 18

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Instant Analysis: Analog Devices Beats on Q3 EPS

The company's communications division delivers the goods during the quarter.

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Instant Analysis: Yum! Brands' Pizza Hut to Expand Widely in Europe

How do you say "bacon stuffed crust" in Serbian?

Wed Aug 17

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Instant Analysis: Amazon Bringing Back Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan For New TV Series

The superspy habitually saves the world; surely he can bring an audience to Prime Video.

Mon Aug 15

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These 3 Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

A food industry noble hikes its payout, as does a pair of Dividend Aristocrats.

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