Sean Williams

Sean Williams


A Fool since 2010, and a graduate from UC San Diego with a B.A. in Economics, Sean specializes in the healthcare sector and investment planning. You'll often find him writing about Obamacare, marijuana, drug and device development, Social Security, taxes, retirement issues and general macroeconomic topics of interest.

Recent articles


Trump vs. Biden: The Sad Social Security Truth

Social Security is in dire need of reform, but it's unlikely to be strengthened by either candidate.

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Got $5,000? Here Are 3 Stocks to Buy and Never Sell

These businesses are so outstanding that you'll never want to sell them.

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5 Cannabis Catalysts for the Remainder of 2020

Here's what'll drive pot stocks higher or lower in the second half of this unprecedented year.

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4 Top Stocks That'll Make Robinhood Investors Rich

Though Robinhood members are known for their risk-taking, they've been building up their stakes in these four outstanding businesses in recent months.

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3 Industries I'm Avoiding Like the Plague

No amount of free money could encourage me to buy stocks in these industries now, or for the foreseeable future.

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The Only 3 Pot Stocks Whose Earnings Estimates Are Rising

Two of these three cannabis stocks are going to come as a bit of a shock.

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Elon Musk Has Surpassed Warren Buffett's Net Worth -- but This Doesn't Tell the Whole Story

There should probably be an asterisk next to the net worth of both CEOs.

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Got $1,000? Buy These 4 Beaten-Down Stocks Right Now

These brand-name companies are big-time bargains for patient investors.

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5 Awful Stocks Robinhood Investors Are Buying

Young investors are making a big mistake by chasing these terrible businesses.

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Buffett Has Gained $108 Billion on These 5 Stocks

Buying and holding great businesses has made the Oracle of Omaha a boatload of (unrealized) money.

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A Big Change Is Coming to the Next Stimulus Deal

Tens of millions of Americans could be saying goodbye to this beefy benefit.

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The First Pot Stock to Hit $1 Billion in Annual Sales Will Be...?

Three cannabis stocks have a shot at the psychological $1 billion sales mark in either 2021 or 2022.


2 Stocks Warren Buffett May Buy Next

These consistently great businesses would be a perfect fit for Berkshire Hathaway.

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3 Smart Stocks to Invest $300 Into Right Now

A small amount of money can go a long way when you're buying great companies.

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3 Moneymaker Stocks to Buy If the Market Crashes

Focusing on companies that generate a boatload of cash can be a smart way to navigate a stock market crash.

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Social Security Recipients May Score Another "Raise" in 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has been a bit of an odd blessing for most Social Security beneficiaries on a fixed income.

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Did Mitch McConnell Spill the Beans on a Second Stimulus Package?

The Senate majority leader lays out what he expects the next round of stimulus to focus on.

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Face the Facts: The CBD Hype Train Has Derailed

This is yet another reminder that all next-big-thing investments need time to mature.

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News Flash: Social Security Isn't Fair

The Social Security program is far from equitable -- but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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Here's When to Expect a Second Stimulus Bill From the Senate

The wheels will be put in motion on a second round of stimulus money very soon.