Ben Estep

Ben Estep

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After many years in retail management and the food industry, Ben left it all behind to focus on his passion for investing. After a brief stint as an Investing Intern at The Motley Fool, he stuck around to write about consumer goods and technology companies.

Recent articles

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Cozies Up To Priceline, But A New Competitor Emerges

Now that the online travel site has finished rolling out its instant booking feature, it faces a different competitive landscape.


Skechers.MotleyFool

Should Investors Be Worried About Skechers' Slowing Growth?

After several years of strong sales growth, Skechers is struggling to overcome retail headwinds.


Shopify

Shopify Inc. Keeps Growing

The multicommerce platform continues to deliver record revenue growth and reward shareholders in the process.


Sneaker Rack Close-up

3 Smart Ways Skechers USA Inc Is Investing in the Future

The shoe company is honing in on three areas to sustain its impressive growth.


Sneaker and Shoe Store Display

Why Now Is the Right Time to Buy Skechers USA Inc

After a massive price drop following the release of its second quarter earnings, does this shoe company have a place in your portfolio?

Fitbit Blaze

The Fitbit Inc and Jawbone Legal Battle Continues

After a favorable ruling for Fitbit, a judge clears the way for the leading wearables company to fight back.


Samsung Note7

Samsung’s Explosive Problem Could Be Good News for Apple Inc.

The latest iPhone stands to benefit from the massive recall of the Galaxy Note7.


Fitbit New Products Article

Fitbit Inc.'s New Devices Could Provide a Big Sales Boost

The leading fitness-device maker upgrades its offerings with the Charge 2 and the Flex 2.


Facebook Article

Is Facebook Inc the Next Big Gaming Company?

The leading social network is partnering with Unity Technologies to revitalize its gaming business.


GoPro Omni

3 Smart Ways GoPro Is Investing in the Future

GoPro is launching new products, increasing its focus on virtual reality, and building a better user experience to position itself for the future.

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Why I Own GoPro Stock

After three straight quarters of losses, the company seems to be on the right track.


Fitbit Investing in The Future

3 Brilliant Ways Fitbit Is Investing in the Future

Focusing on R&D, international growth, and working with the healthcare community could be a path to boosted sales for Fitbit.


GoPro Management Focus

What GoPro's Management Doesn't Want Shareholders to Focus On

Management is counting on two new products for a profitable fourth quarter.


Fitbit

What Fitbit's Management Doesn't Want Shareholders to Focus On

These three things could derail Fitbit's future.


Why I Own Fitbit Stock

The company is positioned to continue leading the wearables market.

What Every Investor Should Know About Elon Musk's Master Plan

The Tesla, SolarCity and SpaceX leader unveiled the latest iteration of his plan revolutionize the energy sector by going all-in on a carbon-free future.


pokemongo

Will Nintendo Continue to Soar?

Nintendo shares have almost doubled since the launch of Pokemon Go, but it's too soon to tell if the game will have a sustainable impact on its bottom line.