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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Thu Mar 26

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Is Blackstone Group About to Make a $1.5 Billion Deal?

The big private-equity firm is reportedly gearing up to unload security company AlliedBarton.

Tue Mar 24

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SolarEdge Technologies IPO: What Investors Need to Know

The renewables energy specialist will make its market debut on Thursday.

Mon Mar 23

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Forget the Costco Loss -- AmEx Has This Advantage its Big Rivals Can't Beat

With recent bad news battering American Express' stock, it's easy to forget that the company has a major advantage when compared to Visa and MasterCard.

Wed Mar 18

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The $2 Billion Question: Will Target's Cost Cutting Make it a Winner Again?

The big retailer embarks on an ambitious new strategy.

Mon Mar 16

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Is Douglas Dynamics' Higher Dividend Sustainable?

The vehicle add-on specialist has boosted its payout; here's a look at whether it has the means to maintain it.

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Why HP Needs to Make its $3 Billion Aruba Networks Deal Worthwhile

The company has done poorly with big-ticket acquisitions in recent years.

Fri Mar 13

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Carl Icahn Suffers a Rare Loss

The (in)famous investor's publicly traded vehicle, Icahn Enterprises, posts its first bottom-line shortfall since 2008.

Thu Mar 12

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Recent IPOs: Where Is TrueCar Now?

Shares of the online auto pricing specialist have nearly doubled since its stock market debut. Is the company set to rev even higher?

Wed Mar 11

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

The retail electronics and medical equipment sectors are represented in our current pack of dividend lifters.

Mon Mar 9

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

A pair of tech manufacturers and a REIT are our dividend lifters of the week.

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This Bank Is Bringing Back Its Dividend

Hit hard by the financial crisis, Britain's Lloyds Banking Group posts its first profit in years and shares a sliver of it with investors.

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What Investors Need to Know About the Summit Materials IPO

The time seems to be ripe for the market debut of this construction materials supplier.

Fri Mar 6

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Our three picks for this week include a pair of companies hiking their payouts at double-digit rates.

Thu Mar 5

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American Express Loses, But Who Wins the Most With the New Costco Card Deals?

Visa and Citigroup will provide credit card services to the massive retailer starting next year. Neither will likely be the top beneficiary of the new deal, though.

Tue Mar 3

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3 Bank Stocks to Buy in March

A trio of Fools picks their top lenders for the month.

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Polaris Industries Is Going Further Off Road With This New Acquisition

The off-road and specialty-vehicles maker reaches agreement to buy China-based Hammerhead.

Mon Mar 2

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Will This Big Las Vegas Player Transform Into a REIT?

Recent comments by MGM Resorts International's CEO suggest the company is contemplating a major overhaul of its corporate structure.

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A Dividend Aristocrat Gets a Red Light From the Feds

The Federal Trade Commission attempts to halt Sysco's long-gestating plan to buy rival US Foods.

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Three stock market nobles make our update for this week.

Fri Feb 27

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Can Ally Financial Cope With the Loss of General Motors?

The lender is heading off a big challenge after the car maker announced it will bring much of its auto leasing activities in-house.

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