Fools were out and about this week in an investing world jampacked with actions and ideas. Here are some articles you might find useful as you decide how to invest your money.
The 3 Biggest Fool.com Trends of 2010
Everybody's doing it, and the Fool is no exception. We're reviewing what we learned in 2010 and looking ahead to next year's potential portfolio boosters. Here's a sampling of what Fools are saying.
- Let Dan Caplinger walk you through The 4 Biggest Lessons From 2010. Lesson 1: Stocks aren't dead. (Thank goodness.)
- Anand Chokkavelu, Matt Koppenheffer, and Alex Dumortier chipped in with thoughts on The Bank Stocks to Buy for 2011 . "[F]or those who can get past the initial flinching, there are serious opportunities out there," Anand wrote. Matt separates desirable bank stocks into two groups: "quality banks" and banks you "have to hold your nose a bit to handle." He places Cullen/Frost Bankers
and M&T Bank (NYSE: CFR) in the former category. Check out the story to see Matt's pick in the latter group, Alex's take on how to play the sector, and the reason Anand is eyeing Bank of Hawaii (NYSE: MTB) . (NYSE: BOH)
- Anand is back with 4 Overlooked Stocks for 2011, teaching investors about the dangers of following the crowd. For instance, Tesla
"is more idea (the promise of an electric car revolution) than reality (its $2.8 billion market cap is supported by just $99 million in sales)," Anand wrote. He says both Ford (Nasdaq: TSLA) and GM (NYSE: F) are better stocks. (NYSE: GM)
- Don't forget to check the Foolish outlook on international investing and some "bold" energy predictions.
Visit Fool.com daily throughout 2011 for more investing insight.
7 New Taxes That Should Sneak Into the Tax Bill
Join Fool Nick Kapur in finding new revenue streams to help the U.S. balance its budget and minimize its deficit. Nick's on board with taxing frivolous luxury products, ugly buildings, and speed-camera revenue. Read the article to see Nick's full list of serious and not-so-serious suggestions, and then use the comments box on that page to chime in with your thoughts.
Chipotle Co-CEO Monty Moran: "The Magic of Chipotle Is Not Tied to Burritos"
Motley Fool staffers compiled a three-part transcript from a one-hour live chat between Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) co-CEO Monty Moran and Fool.com readers. In this link (part 2), Moran talks about the company's branching out into breakfast offerings and Asian cuisine.
He lauds Chipotle's food, people, and restaurant design and makes clear that he's not your basic fast-food fan. "No one else in our category is doing anything particularly special in terms of ingredient selection and all of that, and that makes me drive the extra mile to get to Chipotle more often than not," he said. Follow the link for more.
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Fool online editor Kris Eddy owns no shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.
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