Stocks on Our Radar: Twitter

It’s been a tough year for Twitter so far, with shares down close to 40%; but there are reasons for investors to be optimistic about the long-term picture for the stock.

Jun 27, 2014 at 4:33PM

It's been a tough year for Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) so far, with shares down close to 40%; but there are reasons for investors to be optimistic about the long-term picture for the stock.

With the World Cup about halfway over, Twitter has already proved to be one of the premier platforms on which the world is communicating about the beautiful game and their favorite teams. But management isn't resting on its laurels, either. It looks like Twitter is testing a "Retweet with comment" button in certain markets, aiming to bring more conversation into the mix, and boost engagement. And there's also word that the company is testing out a WhatsApp share button in its mobile app for Android devices, mostly in the Indian market.

In the following video, Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser explains why he thinks the future looks bright for Twitter, and why investors will want to take note.

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Jason Moser owns shares of Twitter. Simon Erickson has no position in any stocks mentioned. Alison Southwick has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Twitter. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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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