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Benjamin Ra

Benjamin Ra


Benjamin Ra

Recent articles


China and the Truth

To understand the country, one must first understand its culture.


Stock Portfolio Tips

The Motley Fool Industry Focus team answers your questions.


What Not to Do in a Selloff

This week has been rough on stocks, find out how you can navigate through and factor in rough times in your portfolio.

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Checking In on China

Not every Chinese tech stock is like Amazon in the early '00s, but there's still plenty of potential for investors.

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Amazon Today Looks Shockingly Similar to Sears in 1920

Sometimes a company from the long-forgotten past can teach us a great deal -- even about a modern industry like e-commerce.

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How Far Could LaCroix Drive National Beverage?

LaCroix sparkling water has been winning market share at the expense of all its rivals.

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The Best Plastic Stocks to Buy Today

Why not look for investments in an industry that's almost guaranteed to grow?


2 Top Rubber Stocks to Buy Today

For investor's looking for compelling value, rubber stocks might just be the place to look.


3 Top Aluminum Stocks to Buy in 2016

Aluminum prices are in a slump, but that doesn't mean aluminum stocks can't be a good investment.


The Logic of Buybacks

When do share repurchases actually benefit shareholders? And what about using debt to buy back shares?

Playing With Alphabet's Numbers

What happens when we adjust Alphabet's numbers by netting out traffic acquisition costs?

The Trouble With Chicago Bridge & Iron's Backlog

Why CBI's record-breaking backlog might be its greatest liability.

The Chicago Bridge and Iron Merger with Shaw: A Marriage of Unequals

Because Shaw is now half of CBI, to understand CBI, we must understand Shaw.

InvenSense and Its Convertible Debt: Part 1

Why InvenSense's convertible debt is more dangerous than it seems.