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3 Stocks That Blew the Market Away

Don't settle for ordinary quarterly reports.

4 Stocks That Need a Reverse Split, Now

XOMA (Nasdaq: XOMAD) shares popped 15-fold yesterday, but investors aren't necessarily any richer.

5 Stocks Approaching Greatness

Some companies are obviously great investments -- in hindsight. Yet for every stock out there screaming "buy me," others simply give us a nudge and a nod. How can we tell tomorrow's obviously great investments from the thousands of pretenders?

Starbucks, a Totally Cool Stock

Leading the Vanguard Windsor Fund, John Neff beat the market by more than three percentage points per year for more than 30 years. That's an incredible track record and the difference between $39,116 and $17,449 on a $1,000 investment, assuming a 10% average return. Here's the master's secret: Two of those three percentage points came from dividends. So while Neff worked hard to buy cheap stocks, dividends were crucial to outsized returns. That's totally cool!

Renaissance Learning 's Magic Formula

Do you want to invest in stocks but find that you have too many demands on your time to research companies? You have a demanding job, want to spend time with your family, and have a hobby or two.

3 Stocks Breaking Out

Volatile markets seem to be the norm these days, as stocks gyrate through ups and downs on a daily basis. But sometimes buyout news and other short-term forces can send individual stocks soaring by 10%, 25%, even 50% -- even on the market's worst days.  

Don't Buy This Stock ... Yet

Mispriced companies are rare diamonds in the stock market's rough. If you want to find them, you'll have to search through a whole pile of rocky rejects first.

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.

A Fool Looks Back

The coffee market continues to expand. Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) announced that it moved $100 million of its Via instant coffee packets in their first 10 months on the market.

3 Stocks That Blew the Market Away

Don't settle for ordinary quarterly reports.