Will 2014 Be Another Huge Year for 3D Systems Corporation Stock?

3D Systems had a killer year in 2013? How should investors think about 2014?

Jan 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

If you were a 3D Systems' (NYSE:DDD) investor 2013, you must've been thrilled with the 150% gains for the year. With 2013 now coming to a close, you're probably wondering what to expect out of shares in the year ahead.

In the following video, 3-D printing analyst Steve Heller gives 3D Systems investors some advice on what to expect out of shares in the year ahead. In particular, investors shouldn't anchor their decisions to the past, expecting that 2014 will be another home-run year for 3D Systems' stock. Instead, investors should be thinking about the business today and what it's doing to become a greater business tomorrow. Over the long term, this will likely serve investors better by helping them set more realistic expectations.

In addition, Steve touches on industry growth rates, analyst expectations, and what it all means for investors. Check out the video below to get the full story.

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A Financial Plan on an Index Card

Keeping it simple.

Aug 7, 2015 at 11:26AM

Two years ago, University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack wrote his entire financial plan on an index card.

It blew up. People loved the idea. Financial advice is often intentionally complicated. Obscurity lets advisors charge higher fees. But the most important parts are painfully simple. Here's how Pollack put it:

The card came out of chat I had regarding what I view as the financial industry's basic dilemma: The best investment advice fits on an index card. A commenter asked for the actual index card. Although I was originally speaking in metaphor, I grabbed a pen and one of my daughter's note cards, scribbled this out in maybe three minutes, snapped a picture with my iPhone, and the rest was history.

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I love the exercise, because it makes you think about what's important and forces you to be succinct.

So, here's my index-card financial plan:


Everything else is details. 

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