Russ Krull

Russ Krull

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Russ is a naval architect and retired Coast Guard officer with an interest in financial markets. He's been a contributing freelancer for The Motley Fool since 2009 and a CAPS player and blogger since 2007.

Recent articles

Income Stock Spotlight: Becton, Dickinson

Will the raises for Becton Dickson shareholders continue?


6 Stocks Joining the New High Party

Some haiku fun with six stocks that joined Friday's new high party.


Wells Fargo: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

Shining a SWOT-light on Wells Fargo’s Q3 earnings.


5 Stocks on Sale

A market pullback puts stocks on the discount aisle. Here are five.


Big Corporate Borrowing Stimulates Growth

Last week’s new corporate-bond highlights.

A 3-Speed Bond Issue for GM

Last week’s new corporate bond highlights.


Last Week's Junk and Near-Junk

A review of last week’s new bond issues.


Verizon + Verizon Wireless = Record Bond Deal

Review of last week’s new bond issues.


6 Billion Reasons to Watch Sprint

Review of last week’s new bond issues.


7 Companies Winning Big in NASCAR

These companies’ investments in NASCAR have paid off big time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a piece of the action, too.

Income Match-Up: Consumer Staples vs. Treasuries

Comparing the outlook for 10-year Treasuries against consumer staples dividends.


Last Week's Billion-Dollar Borrowers

A review of last week’s new bond issues.


Companies Saving Big-Time With Low Bond Rates

A review of last week’s new bond issues.


Halliburton, Celgene, and Others Bring Home the Bond Bacon

Review of last week’s new bond issues.


Why Detroit's Bankruptcy Matters to Bonds

Detroit’s bankruptcy has more than a financial impact on the muni market.

7 Soft Weeks for Bonds

A review of last week’s new bond issues.


Wells Fargo: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

Shining a SWOT-light on Wells Fargo’s Q2 earnings.


High Yield: Stocks or Bonds?

Comparing stocks and bonds in a search for yield.


5 Companies That Beat Last Week's Rate Hike

Review of last week's new bond issues.


Should Long-Term Investors Go for Dividends or Blue-Chip Bonds?

Stock yields still top company bonds for nearly half the Dow 30.