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Jon Quast

Jon Quast


After spending more than a decade travelling the world exploring different cultures and languages, I'm happy to now be contributing to the Motley Fool's mission to make the world smarter, happier, and richer. What's great about exploring business and the economy is the insight it gives you into how things are in the world. While I no longer get to exercise my analytical muscles with linguistics, it's rewarding to analyze business and share my opinions through this platform.

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Recent articles

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You Might Be Surprised When You Hear What Amazon's Hot New Product Is

The company just started pulling this lever but it's already worth billions of dollars.


This New Product From Wix Could Drive Growth Internationally

More people own phones than own computers, making mobile apps such an important part of building an online presence.

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Here's What Could Drive Growth for Unity Software in the Future

The company has plenty of room to grow outside of video games and there's one reason to believe developers are going to prefer Unity's software over competitors' over the long term.


The Simple Reason Why Squarespace's Profit Margin Is Better Than Wix's

Despite the similarities of the two companies, Wix is already built to support international expansion.


Why Unity Software's Business Model Has Market-Beating Upside Built In

With little downside risk but high upside potential, this is an asymmetry in Unity's favor.


Here's Why I Just Bought More Zoom Stock

One of our contributors bought more shares of the videoconferencing leader recently.


Wix and Squarespace Are Expanding Into E-Commerce but Shopify Isn't Worried

Rather than be fiercely competitive, the company is poised to profit by offering native website integrations.

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Why EA Is Looking Like a Good Value Stock

The business took a step back last quarter, but management expects growth to pick back up.

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Amazon Believes This Could Be Bigger for Its Business Than Movies

The company may have a competitive advantage in video games if management can figure out how to leverage the consumer data it already has at its disposal.


Here's One Recent SPAC IPO That I Can't Get Enough Of

This isn't exactly a low-risk stock, but the potential is enormous.

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Why Terra's Luna Was on Fire in More Ways Than 1 Today

Supply is about to go down, and there's good reason to believe investor demand is about to go much higher.

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How EA Is Positioning Itself in This Growing Segment of the Gaming Industry

Companies can choose to catalyze growth by building new products or by buying other businesses. EA is choosing to buy.

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Why You Might See a Movie Based on "Fortnite" in the Not-So-Distant Future

The company needs a new way to monetize its intellectual property.


Why Isn't This Technology Company Attracting as Many New Users as It Expected?

Perhaps Wix won't be able to gain operating leverage in this important area.


Here's How Unity Software Makes Money

Most of the money is made long after a video game has launched.

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Why Cryptocurrency Stocks Were Up This Week

Bitcoin's rise is carrying the rest of the cryptocurrency economy upward in its wake.

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Here's Why Skillz Stock Popped Today

The company is gaining an experienced industry veteran in one of its biggest areas of need.


Here's What Apple Is Doing to Protect This Lucrative Multibillion-Dollar Revenue Stream

The company wants to keep processing all of your in-app payments.

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Skillz Still Has to Execute on Its Business Plan, but Its Stock Valuation Is Getting Attractive

Few companies are trading at this price while growing at this speed.


Could These New Products Drive Revenue Growth for This Recent Under-the-Radar Tech IPO?

With easy-to-use video tools and a key e-commerce partnership, perhaps Squarespace can keep growing its top line.