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Mike Strain

Mike Strain


Mike Strain joined the Fool's team in 2019 but has been a member of the community since 2004 (aka strainger67 back in the day). Mike is motley: Grew up on a farm. Has worked in media for 30 years. Loyal but suffering Philadelphia Phillies fan.

Recent articles


Why I Just Bought More Amazon Stock

Even after a big run-up in its share price, the company still has plenty of room for growth in the years ahead.


Check Out These 3 Stocks

Amazon, Roku, and DocuSign are far from penny stocks, but their strong growth prospects make them worth paying a higher price.


4 Reasons I Just Bought DocuSign Stock

The company's growth accelerated during the pandemic, but it was growing fast before 2020. With a huge customer base, it's well positioned for the future.


What Drove Roku's 73% Revenue Surge?

The streaming TV company blew out analysts' expectations, and the stock shot higher following its third-quarter report. Is there more growth ahead?


Better Buy: Netflix vs. Amazon

Both of these tech giants have long track records of rewarding shareholders.


Is Apple Stock Overvalued?

Apple shares have doubled in the last year. Can the tech giant keep delivering market-beating returns from here?


This Is the 1 Tech Stock I Bought in September

With a platform of 43 million accounts, Roku has positioned itself perfectly to benefit from continued growth in connected TV.


3 Stocks to Hold for the Next 20 Years

With track records of innovation and mountains of free cash flow to fuel future growth, these are companies to have in your portfolio for years.


Lessons You Can Learn From 2 Stocks That Turned $10,000 Into Millions

Apple and Netflix have made long-term investors rich, but these huge winners had challenges along the way.


Better Buy: Roku vs. The Trade Desk

These companies appear perfectly positioned to capitalize on the growth of digital advertising and connected TV. But one has an advantage.


Better Buy: Shopify vs. Amazon

These e-commerce companies have produced market-crushing returns and have strong growth prospects. But there's something that makes one a better buy right now.


Apple Is Down Nearly 20% From Its Post-Split High: Time to Buy?

It's been an up-and-down ride for investors. Here's a look at what happened in the months after previous splits, and the company's prospects today.

Better Buy: Mastercard vs. Square

These two companies have trounced the markets in recent years. Which one is the better choice today?


Better Buy: Amazon vs. Walmart

These retail giants recently reported holiday-season sales; one looks better than the other.


3 Warren Buffett Stocks Worth Buying

These well-known companies have competitive advantages and strong growth prospects.


Better Buy: Netflix vs. Facebook

Both tech titans are growing, but a couple of factors make one of these stocks the better choice for investors right now.


Why This Stock Looks Like a Good Buy-and-Hold Option

NVIDIA has put the cryptocurrency bust behind it and has promising growth prospects ahead.

doctor looking in microscope

3 Great Reasons to Buy Guardant Health

The company has a new way to treat cancer patients, and its stock price has doubled this year. But its best days may still be ahead.


Better Buy: vs. Facebook

The two tech titans have been great investments, but one has a notable advantage.

economic uncertainy ahead

3 Ways to Prepare Your Portfolio for a Recession

These three things can help prepare you for the challenges -- and opportunities -- that come with a market downturn.