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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Mon Jul 7

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These 3 Companies Just Raised Their Dividends

Two firms energized their distributions last week, and they were joined by a regional bank headquartered in Arkansas.

Wed Jul 2

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3 Top Health Care Dividend Stocks: GlaxosmithKline, Pfizer, and PetMed Express

Contrary to the stereotype for the sector, several health-care companies spend generously on shareholder payouts.

Mon Jun 30

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Why Shares of BofI Holding Were Up 35%, Then Down 7% in 2014

True to form for a stock so tightly tied to the internet, BofI Holding has been on a heck of a see-saw this year.

Sun Jun 29

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2 New Issues IPO Investors Need to Know About for This Week

The next few days will be relatively light on the IPO front. Nevertheless, this pair of new stocks will be worth keeping an eye on.

Mon Jun 23

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These 3 Big Companies Just Raised Their Dividends

Three stocks feeling the investor love add to the euphoria by hiking their distributions.

Sun Jun 22

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3 New Issues IPO Investors Need to Know About for This Week

A niche photography firm, a household services conglomerate, and the country's top arts and crafts retailer will all make their stock market debuts over the next few days.

Sun Jun 15

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3 New Issues IPO Investors Need to Know About for This Week

Over a dozen fresh stocks will be start trading over the next few days; here's a look at a trio of those companies.

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These 2 Big Companies Just Raised Their Dividends

Caterpillar and FedEx are about to put more change in your pocket.

Mon Jun 9

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UnitedHealth Group and CatchMark Timber Trust Just Declared Double-Digit Dividend Hikes

Medical insurer UnitedHealth Group and specialty REIT CatchMark Timber Trust juice their distributions.

Sun Jun 8

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3 New Issues IPO Investors Need to Know About for This Week

The market for new issues comes roaring back to launch the summer IPO season.

Wed Jun 4

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Is New York Community Bancorp's High Dividend Sustainable?

New York Community Bancorp pays one of the highest dividends in the industry, but its payout rate hovers close to 100%.

Mon Jun 2

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These Companies Raised Their Dividends Last Week

Deere and Lowe's lead the most recent pack of payout hikers.

Sun Jun 1

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2 New Issues IPO Investors Need to Know About for This Week

Arista Networks will make its debut Friday, while MobileIron edges closer to a listing.

Tue May 27

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These Companies Raised Their Dividends Last Week

JPMorgan led a host of large and not-so-large firms hiking their payouts in advance of the Memorial Day weekend.

Mon May 19

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Last Week's Biggest Dividend Raises

Several famous names hiked their dividends, with two companies raising their payouts by 50% apiece.

Sun May 18

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3 New Issues IPO Investors Need to Know About for This Week

This week will see the market debut of a Chinese e-commerce stock that isn't Alibaba, plus a new health-care issue and an oil and gas company active in the petroleum-rich Permian Basin.

Tue May 13

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These Companies Raised Their Dividends Last Week

Delta Air Lines led a squadron of companies increasing their distributions in recent days.

Mon May 12

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TMFVolkman published an article 8:56 AM

3 New Issues IPO Investors Need to Know About for This Week

Seven new companies will make their market debuts in the coming days. We take a look at an IT company, an Asian cosmetics purveyor, and an online car-buying service.

Mon May 5

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TMFVolkman published an article 12:00 PM

Can Investors Get Over Bank of America This Week?

The market is still in a bit of shock over Bank of America's suspension of its dividend and share buyback initiatives. It's also unhappy about JPMorgan Chase's latest bit of bad news. It's good, then, that Citigroup and Wells Fargo are about to open [more]

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3 New Issues IPO Investors Need to Know About for This Week

The market for new stocks seems to be regaining its form, with a raft of IPOs hitting the market over the next few days.

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