Fools were out and about this week in an investing world jampacked with actions and ideas. Here are three articles you might find useful as you decide how to invest your money.
In helping investors figure out who's going to win control of the living room, Fool analyst Tim Beyers points out that: "The most successful tech products of the past 20 years have been feature-limited and partnership-poor by design. They were instead created to do something extremely simple with surprising efficiency."
Tim turns his gaze away from Microsoft
Read the article for more information and to read why Tim thinks it's all about the remote control.
Fool analyst Dan Dzombak took a look at some numbers indicating why high oil prices aren't going away. Information from Carnegie Investment Bank shows a range of oil prices that exporting countries need to support their governments. Dan's chart ranges from $80 per barrel for Saudi Arabia to $110 for Russia.
"This is a massive incentive for these countries to work to keep world oil prices high," wrote Dan.
Unconventional oil sources such as shale and tar sands will play a small role in growing oil production (at a higher cost than traditional sources), said Dan, while OPEC expects the biggest production gains to come from Brazil's deepwater fields and Iraq.
"A good way to protect yourself from rising oil prices is to invest in oil, so you make money as prices rise," concludes Dan. Read the article to see what Dan has to say about opportunities at ConocoPhillips
Motley Fool Rising Star analyst Joe Tenebruso seeks out "elite businesses" for his Tier 1 Investments portfolio. "These include companies with the most valuable brands, best management, superior products and services, and strongest competitive advantages," writes Joe.
Read the article to get all of Joe's insights on this Tier 1 investment.