Fools were out and about this past 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.
5 Bargain Stocks to Take Advantage of the Plunge
The market as a whole might seem like a mess, but that doesn't mean there are no good places to put your money. Fool analyst Matt Koppenheffer has found five "bargain stocks" that deserve watching.
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Read the article to find out the other four stocks catching Matt's attention and see whether they fit your investing temperament.
These 4 Stocks Should Soar in the Next 10 Years
You're in the investing game for the long term, right? Then you'll want to check out four stocks that Fool analyst Brian Stoffel thinks are primed to soar over the next decade. Surveying the natural gas sector might be a good exercise for investors who need practice looking beyond the here and now.
Prices are down, but Brian says there's no reason to count the industry out, and he looks beyond the obvious to tap Heckmann
Read the article to learn more about stocks poised to soar in the next 10 years.
Ford: We're Maxed Out
Having lots of people wanting to buy your product is a good thing, but it can be a tricky thing in the auto industry. Fool analyst John Rosevear reports on the situation at Ford
"The problem of too much production capacity is the problem that nearly sank Detroit; which did sink Ford's ancient rival General Motors
Now that Ford is seeing an increase in demand, it needs to ramp up production, but that is no easy thing when factories are already running at maximum capacity, John wrote. And there's also the hurdle of persuading parts suppliers to increase their output.
Read the article for more of John's insight on the situation at Ford.
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