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Brian Stoffel

Brian Stoffel

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Brian Stoffel has been a Fool since 2008, and a financial journalist for The Motley Fool since 2010. He tends to follow the investment strategies of Fool co-founder David Gardner, looking for the most innovative companies driving positive change for the future. He also mixes in risk-management strategies he's learned from Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Recent articles

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2 Charts Demonstrating DataDog's Immense Popularity

Management didn't publish these. But it should have.


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Forget Headline Numbers, Focus on These 3 Things With This High-Flying SaaS Stock

Few people will be watching these, which makes them all the more powerful for you.


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Why This Metric Could Be Less Important for Cloudflare Going Forward

These three letters will tell you if the company is still healthy.


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Why This SaaS Company Will Thrive in Industry Consolidation

Because it offers such a large umbrella, this company will thrive.


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This Is My Highest Conviction Stock Heading Into 2021

Few companies have proven the ability to adapt like this one.

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4 Reasons You Should Avoid GameStop, AMC, and Other WallStreetBets Stocks

The third is probably the most important.


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Why I'm Even More Excited to Own Veeva Systems Stock

It's the first public company ever to do this.


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These 10 Stocks Averaged a Near-Triple in 2020. They All Share This 1 Trait

We didn't even have a word for this 10 years ago.


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My Top 3 Large-Cap Holdings in 2021

All three have adopted this type of hugely profitable business model.


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Beginning Investors: Here's Why "Skin in the Game" Is So Important

Invest in leaders who will win or lose, same as you.

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Social Dilemma: Why I'm Selling (Some of) My Alphabet and (All of) My Facebook Shares

The business model these social media companies follow is not serving the world, or our country, right now.


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The Two Most Important Numbers From CrowdStrike's Blowout Quarter

These aren't the types of financial metrics you see most companies post.


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5 Top Stocks to Buy in December

Your average American is probably only familiar with one of these names.


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The Most Impressive Metric From Shopify's Monster Quarter

Few have written about this surge, but it's vitally important for long-term investors.


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The Most Important Metric Behind Wayfair's 10-Bagger Returns Since March

You won't see this called out by many. Use it to your advantage.

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Investing Advice Aside, an Ode to All the Good Dave Ramsey Does

Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Most of his advice makes a meaningful difference for millions.


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Worried About a Second 2020 Stock Market Crash? Read This Before Doing Anything

Do these four things, and your portfolio could actually thrive if there is another big downturn before 2021.


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Shopify and Amazon Reported Great Numbers. Why Did Both Stocks Fall?

The recent past of these two can help teach timeless investing lessons.


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The Often-Overlooked Long-Term Risk for Stock Market Investors

This simple five-word phrase can make a huge difference.


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Could This Healthcare SaaS Stock Be the Next Veeva Systems?

Yes, it's a leader with lots of momentum. But you need to understand this one key difference.