Money Matters - Simplified

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Investing

Why All-or-Nothing Isn't Always Best

Making decisions in an all-or-nothing way keeps things simple, but it limits your options. By keeping your mind open to other possibilities, you can sometimes find more creative solutions that work better.

5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Joy Global

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mining equipment maker Joy Global (Nasdaq: JOYG) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

Can Google Become the New Microsoft?

When Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) first introduced its Chrome browser, it only looked like an operating system. Soon, it'll actually be one.

5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Nam Tai

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electronics manufacturing specialist Nam Tai Electronics (NYSE: NTE) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

You Missed the Best Day to Buy

There was once a woman who prayed every day for 20 years that she'd win the lottery. Every single day. Finally, in despair, she said, "God, I've been a true and faithful servant and have lived an exemplary life. Why won't you grant me this one thing?"

What Will You Regret Not Buying in 20 Years?

Feel like crying over missed opportunities? Check out the following returns for some stocks over the past two decades:

The Best Companies on Earth

Let's get one thing straight: To get incredibly rich in the stock market with a buy-and-hold strategy, you need to own the best companies. There's no way around it. But how can you determine what the truly best companies are?

3 Stocks That Just Make Sense

"I like to go for cinches. I like to shoot fish in a barrel. But I like to do it after the water has run out."
-- Warren Buffett

Today's 5-Star Movers

As fundamentals-focused long-term investors, Fools never base an investment decision on the daily gyrations of the market. But the market's daily price movements can be useful when looking for new stock ideas for further research, or to keep tabs on watch-list stocks.

Great Call on Disney! What's Next?

Is a mouse a match for a global recession? Mortal mice might buckle, but if you're talking about Disney's (NYSE: DIS) Mickey Mouse, then you've got a serious clash of titans.