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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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Here's Why Shiba Inu Was Soaring Today

Elon Musk got this party rocking, which means it might not last all that long.

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1 Thing Roblox Is Trying in Order to Avoid a Slowdown

Can virtual events keep its user base engaged?


The New Creative Advertising Strategy Video Game Companies Are Using

Video game companies are getting creative with ads, and chances are gamers haven't even noticed.

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Etsy Doesn't Make the Items on Its Marketplace. This Is Its Product.

The niche e-commerce platform has a very different model from retailers that generate revenue from first-party sales.

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23andMe Stock Could Be a Big Winner If This 1 Thing Happens

It needs to make money from something bigger than just its genetic test kits.


Here's 1 Thing That PayPal and Pinterest Have in Common

How do companies make money when they offer services to consumers for free?

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1 Way That Nintendo Is Finally Leveraging Its Valuable Intellectual Property

This upcoming movie could be a success considering how well known Nintendo's characters are around the world.


Even Though Inflation Is Real, Here's Why One Investor Is Keeping Cash on the Sidelines

There's risk in investing, and there's also risk in not investing. Knowing how to take both risks into account is crucial.

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Why Coinbase Stock Is Climbing Again Today

The company's marketplace for non-fungible tokens is off to a red-hot start.

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Bitcoin and Ethereum Rise This Week as Dogecoin Falls

Bitcoin and Ethereum are updating their networks as adoption grows whereas trading volume seems to be shifting away from Dogecoin to other cryptocurrencies.

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Why Cipher Mining Stock Is Gaining Back Ground Today After Cratering Earlier This Week

With a $350 million order placed, perhaps this company will finally be getting down to business.

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Why Is Everyone Talking About This Hot Restaurant IPO Stock?

Dutch Bros reminds some investors of a young Starbucks -- one of the greatest stocks of the last 30 years.

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Coinbase to Launch NFT Marketplace as Cathie Wood Sells Shares

Wood is one of Coinbase's few supporters, but maybe that will change if the company diversifies its revenue with NFTs.

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If You Invested $100 in Bitcoin in 2011, This Is How Much You'd Have Now

This might not be how Bitcoin was intended to be used, but that doesn't change the fact that this is how investors view it now.

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If You Own This Stock, It's Time to Buy More

Pinterest is the perfect example of needing to watch the business, not the stock.

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Why Coinbase Stock Was Going Up With Popular Cryptocurrencies Today

Few people believed that strong trading volume for cryptocurrencies would hold up, but it is.


The Tremendous Risk vs. Reward Equation of Zoom Apps

The downside is much smaller than the upside.


What "Land and Expand" Looks Like for Zoom

The expand is even more exciting than the impressive land.


3 Heavy Hitters Zoom Is Like: PayPal, Microsoft, and Shopify

Each in a different way...


What's the Strategy Behind the Zoom Phone?

And why it's a potential growth driver.