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I recently bumped into a friend who is now retired. We struck up a conversation and the man proceeded to tell me a story that seemed to bear some relevance to the topic of investing.

  

A number of years ago, my friend was employed within a small division of a large...

I recently fielded a question from an 18 year-old looking to get into stocks. The person had little or no investment experience, and was asking for advice about where to begin. The following is what I told her (included here on the off chance that you too might find th...

Summary: The stock market has grown significantly more expensive over the past several years. Now is the time for stock investors to exercise utmost caution and avoid speculation.

  

Over the past five calendar years, the 500 largest American businesses have increas...

Here's how business can help customers, help the environment, and at the same time help themselves: 

  

https://youtu.be/LqL3tyCQ1yY?t=1574

  

Answering the interviewer's question, Jeff Bezos discusses Amazon.com's efforts in the areas of Frustration-Free Packagi...

The stock market's looking a little shaky these days. Some analysts are saying it is overpriced. Perhaps you are nervous about your own investments – wondering whether the stock market is due for another correction.

  

There are plenty of predictions regarding the f...

Twenty years ago, on March 6, 1997, I bought my first stock. And oh, what a stock it turned out to be (more on that later). I had not yet graduated from high school and was trying to figure out how to pay for college. The stock market had been moving up, and my savings...

This past Wednesday, I spent part of my day reading a 75-page memorandum opinion outlining a federal district court’s decision last May to block the merger of two office supply companies: Staples, Inc. and Office Depot, Inc.

Prior to reading the opinion, I had loosely f...

Two words sum up my investment philosophy: price and value. Often price and value are used interchangeably, but they really have two distinct meanings and should not be confused with each other.

  

Loosely defined, price is what a buyer pays to a seller in an arms-l...

Summary: Both you and your favorite charity can benefit when you donate stock (instead of cash).

  

It is not uncommon for people to give to charitable organizations during the same year when they also realize long-term capital gains from the sale of appreciated sto...

Investors in stocks should understand the role that debt plays in enterprise valuation. Did you know that stock price is only one part of a company’s value? The other component is debt, and it’s awfully important for investors to grasp its significance.

  

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