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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Wed Jul 27

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Instant Analysis: Ericsson CEO Steps Down

Hans Vestberg's departure is effective immediately.

Mon Jul 25

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These 3 Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

An engineering company, a major utility, and a veteran oil major add a few coins to their quarterly payouts.

Fri Jul 22

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Instant Analysis: Justice Department OKs AB InBev/SAB Miller Merger

The American regulator effectively signs off on the monster deal, with a few stipulations.

Fri Jul 15

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These 3 Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

The new earnings season is bringing out the distribution lifters; here are three notable hikes from last week.

Wed Jul 13

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Instant Analysis: Bank of the Ozarks Notches a Q2 Earnings Beat

The bank breaks several second-quarter records in the process, but that probably won't erase concerns about its pricey stock.

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Instant Analysis: Starbucks to Raise Employee Pay by at Least 5% in October

The coffee giant will add an extra shot to worker paychecks starting this fall.

Tue Jul 12

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What Investors Need to Know About the AdvancePierre Foods Holdings IPO

The prepared-foods company is rumored to hit the market on Friday in an IPO that could gross nearly $430 million.

Fri Jul 8

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These 2 Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Two well-known food purveyors are our raisers for this week's installment.

Fri Jul 1

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Our three lifters from last week are a top-level supermarket chain operator, a big utility, and a publishing house of long standing.

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Better Buy: Welltower Inc. vs. Brookdale Senior Living

Which one of these specialty REITs is the more worthy investment?

Thu Jun 30

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Instant Analysis: People's United Financial Scoops Up Long Island Bank

The bank holding company will own a peer located across the water.

Wed Jun 22

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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.

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