Money Matters - Simplified

A Better Way to View Your Portfolio

Want to see where the real power in your portfolio lies? Stop thinking of your investments as dollar amounts, and start looking at them as percentages of your total assets.

High-Priced Stocks Worth Every Penny

Penny stocks are one way to double your money, though it's fraught with risk, but there are equally shiny opportunities trading at the other end of the price spectrum, too. I call 'em "three-digit stocks," yet if they're anything like Berkshire Hathaway, they can trade in the four-, five-, and six-digit range, too.

How Expensive Is Stock Right Now?

Numbers can lie -- yet they're the best first step in determining whether a stock is a buy. In this series, we use some carefully chosen metrics to size up a stock's true value based on the following clues:

These Are the Top 10 Retail Stock Underperform Calls

As an investor, it doesn't pay to follow the crowd.

How Big Can This Sellout Be?

To nobody's surprise, (Nasdaq: AMZN) has another winner in the third-generation Kindle e-book reader.

Don't Short This Stock

Just two weeks ago, I argued that MercadoLibre (Nasdaq: MELI) can't keep rising. I made a pretty compelling case, if you don't mind my saying so. At nearly $70 per share, the auction site's current valuation bakes in more growth over the next 10 years than the entire Latin American region, from a demographic perspective, seems able to support.

This Week's 5 Dumbest Stock Moves

Stupidity is contagious. It gets us all from time to time. Even respectable companies can catch it. As I do every week, let's take a look at five dumb financial events from this week that may make your head spin.

Is's Management Up to the Task?

Big investors like Warren Buffett have the clout, time, and resources to evaluate a potential investment's management face to face. You may not have quite such a mighty address book, but that shouldn't stop you from assessing the people in the executive suites.

The Motley Fool's Weekly Editors' Picks

Fools were out and about this week in an investing world jam-packed with actions and ideas. Here are three articles you might find useful as you decide how to invest your money.

The Price Is Right: Amazon’s Kindle 3 (Nasdaq: AMZN) is introducing a new, third-generation version of its popular Kindle in August.