3 Things Investors Have to Watch at ExOne Co.

ExOne's stock price has gotten hammered due to a recent sell-off in the 3-D printing industry. Is there light at the end of the tunnel for investors?

Apr 29, 2014 at 9:37AM

3-D printing has a massive opportunity to revolutionize the industrial manufacturing industry. However, a recent sell-off in the sector has sent the stock prices of many companies spiraling down during 2014.  ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE) has been among the hardest hit, seeing a 40% drop in its market cap during the past six months alone.

However, Rule Breakers analyst Simon Erickson thinks there is still plenty to like in this company. In the following video, he points out three important things that investors should keep an eye on at ExOne, and why the company could prosper as 3-D printing continues to mature.

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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.

More advisors and investors caught onto the idea and started writing their own financial plans on a single index card.

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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