Matthew Frankel, CFP

Matthew Frankel, CFP


Matt is a Certified Financial Planner based in South Carolina who has been writing for The Motley Fool since 2012. Matt specializes in writing about bank stocks, REITs, and personal finance, but he loves any investment at the right price. Follow him on Twitter to keep up with his latest work!

Recent articles

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Here's Why Gap Stock Was Soaring on Thursday

The retailer announced a big strategy shift.


4 Cyclical Fintech Stocks

These fintech stocks depend on the strength of the economy, but they should do well over the long run regardless.

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Here's Why AT&T Is Rising Today

The telecom powerhouse reported quarterly numbers that impressed investors.


Big Bank Earnings Recap

What's going on in this sector?

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Here's Why Slack Stock Is Falling on Wednesday

The workplace collaboration software provider is under pressure.

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Here's Why Facebook and Other Social Media Stocks Are Soaring Today

Investors seem to be very optimistic about the entire industry.

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How Does an IRA Work?

An IRA can be a great way to save for retirement, so here's how they work.

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JPMorgan Chase Just Announced a New Payment Platform: Should Square and PayPal Investors Be Worried?

The firm aims to improve on the current payment solutions on the market, and at a lower cost.

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This "Baby Berkshire" Is Getting Into the SPAC Game -- Here's How to Invest

Here's what investors should know about this upcoming blank-check company and the two different ways to invest in it.

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IPO Investing: How to Get In On the Ground Floor of Newly Public Companies

Want to get in on the 2020 IPO action? Here's what you need to know.

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Here's Why American Equity Investment Life Holding Is Plunging on Monday

Shares of the insurer were down by nearly 20% on news that disappointed investors.


Here's Why Fastly Is Falling Even More on Friday

The high-flying tech company is down for a second consecutive day.

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Here's Why CIT Group Is Soaring on Friday

The regional bank's shareholders just got some big news.


Venmo's New Credit Card, Square's New Investment, and a Preview of Bank Earnings

Here's what we're watching in the financial sector today.


Bank of America Earnings: Look Past the Headline Numbers

The bank's revenue was a little light, but it wasn't all bad news.

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3 Dividend Stocks Ideal for Retirees

Well, two stocks and one ETF -- but all with great income, low volatility, and room to grow.


Are Fintech Stocks Safe?

While some fintech stocks can be rather risky, it's unfair to label all fintechs one way or the other.

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5 Real Estate Stocks That Turned $10,000 into $250,000 or More

Think real estate stocks are boring? Their return potential certainly isn't.

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3 ETFs Perfect for Robinhood Investors

Here are three great ETFs that could supercharge your long-term returns.

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3 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 5%

Each of them has plenty of upside potential, especially for investors with long time horizons.