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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Fri Aug 28

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Autodesk Q2 Earnings: A Tough Transition

The specialty software provider again cuts its guidance as it adjusts its business model.

Wed Aug 26

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What is an IPO? A Fool Explains

Three initials with so much money behind them: here are the whats, whys, and a few hows of an IPO.

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Our three chosen companies have smoked, transmitted, and eaten their way to higher shareholder distributions.

Wed Aug 19

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

A specialty healthcare REIT joins a pair of offbeat stocks to make up our trio of dividend lifters this week.

Fri Aug 14

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Can You Guess Which Movie Studio Recently Broke the All-Time Box Office Record? (Hint: It's Not Disn

With 2015 not even three-quarters over, one Hollywood studio has already notched the highest annual gross ticket sales in the history of the film business.

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Take-Two Interactive Is Doing Better Than Investors Seem to Think

In spite of a mixed quarter, the video game purveyor posted some very encouraging figures.

Wed Aug 12

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

One of our chosen dividend lifters has hiked its payout by more than double, another maintained its Dividend Aristocrat status, and a third made a bump despite a potential blockbuster acquisition.

Tue Aug 11

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What Investors Need to Know About the Houlihan Loukey IPO

The big California-based investment bank will make its stock market debut on Thursday.

Mon Aug 10

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3 Reasons a Dividend Stock Could Worry Investors

Dividends are wonderful, but some are far less stable than others. Here are three big red flags to watch out for.

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Groupon Q2 Earnings: Not Enough Good Deals

The company reports a lackluster quarter.

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Zynga Q2 Earnings: Still Losing, but Not as Badly

The company is still well in the red, but its loss was narrower than expected and revenue grew during the quarter.

Thu Aug 6

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TerraForm Global Shares Drop After IPO

The latest yieldco spinoff from SunEdison doesn't shine after making its stock market debut.

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Our three chosen lifters for this week are an oil refiner, a big online travel portal, and a low-key insurance provider.

Thu Jul 30

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

A master limited partnership, a regional banking group, and a packaged food specialist comprise our trio of lifters for this installment.

Tue Jul 28

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The U.K. Will Hold a Fire Sale of Its Version of Citigroup

If the British government's plans are realized, it'll soon begin to sell its massive stake in Royal Bank of Scotland at a price that could represent quite a bargain.

Mon Jul 27

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Is Monsanto's $45 Billion Deal to Acquire Syngenta About to Unravel?

The target company draws a line in the sand, refusing further negotiation with the agribusiness giant.

Thu Jul 23

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Investors Give Blue Buffalo a Vote of Confidence in IPO

The natural-products pet food purveyor made its market debut on Wednesday.

Wed Jul 22

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Our three lifters this week include a top cruise ship operator, an engine maker, and an energy giant.

Thu Jul 16

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Several market leaders hiked their distributions last week. Here are three of the stronger performers.

Wed Jul 8

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Is Digital Realty Trust About to Spend $2 Billion in a Consolidation Race?

The data center REIT is apparently bidding for a privately-held peer, Telx.

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