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


Buffett's IPO Investment and Citigroup's Next CEO

We break down two of the biggest stories from the financial sector.

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Did Warren Buffett Just Make $800 Million on the Snowflake IPO?

The headlines about Buffett's latest windfall are a bit misleading -- here's why.

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Buy These 2 Stocks Today Before Another Market Rally

The stock market has soared in recent months, but some excellent companies have lagged behind.


2 Stocks to Buy Before a Coronavirus Vaccine Arrives

These two stocks are bargains now, but won't be after a vaccine comes.

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How to Short a Stock

If you've ever wanted to make money from a company's misfortune, selling stocks short can be a profitable -- though risky -- way to invest.


Here's Why Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Stock Is Soaring on Tuesday

The beaten-down retail REIT is having an incredibly strong day, and there's a good reason for it.

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This Group Wants to Send Americans a Second Stimulus Check -- and Maybe Even a Third

Can this newly unveiled relief package finally break the gridlock on coronavirus relief?

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Is the Worst Over for Bank of America?

The bank has set aside billions to cover COVID-19 losses, but will it be enough?

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1 Question Berkshire Hathaway Has to Answer

Here's the No. 1 question that could change the investment thesis.

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2 Stocks I've Bought for My Kids -- and Why

One is a typical stock people buy for kids, but I bet you can't guess the other one.

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Citigroup and Wayfair Are Partnering on 2 New Credit Cards

The deal is a major victory for Citi's credit card business.

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Did You Sell Apple, Tesla, or Other Tech Stocks for a Profit? Here's What It Could Mean for Your Tax Bill

If you cashed in on some high-flying tech stocks, here's what you should know about the tax implications.

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Here's Why SelectQuote Stock Is Soaring on Thursday

The insurance technology company is one of the market's best performers.

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Berkshire Hathaway Is Buying an IPO for the First Time Ever

Warren Buffett has typically avoided IPOs, but Berkshire Hathaway has committed to buy this one.

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2 Stocks I Just Bought -- and 1 That I Sold

I made some big moves in my portfolio recently.

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How to Retire Early

Early retirement can be a dream come true or a nightmare, depending on how prepared you are.

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How Much Do I Need to Retire?

Here's a step-by-step guide to determining your retirement number.


5 Important Things Robinhood Investors Need to Know About Taxes

Here are some of the most important investing-related tax concepts you need to know.

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Why Rocket Companies Is Plunging on Thursday

The recent IPO has been on fire lately, but it is pulling back today.

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3 ETFs That Could Help You Send Your Kids to College

Here are three excellent ETFs, ranging from the mild to the adventurous.