Fools were out and about this past 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.
"[L]eading MasterCard since only July 2010, he has been nothing short of remarkable," Sean wrote, citing MasterCard's crushing Wall Street consensus estimates and clocking a "ridiculous 67% stock gain [in 2011] while nearly every other financial stock plummeted." And Sean says the MasterCard growth story is just getting started.
Also in Sean's top 10:
- Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com
: Amazon asserted its dominance, caused woes for competitors including Netflix, and set itself up for big growth. (Nasdaq: AMZN)
- Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook: "No decision could have been smarter for Facebook's future value than to delay its IPO filing until the market is more accepting of Internet IPOs," Sean wrote.
- James Rogers of Duke Energy
: Duke increased its dividend and announced a proposed merger with Progress Energy that will, if approved, create the country's largest utility, yielding "operational synergies" and boosting the bottom line. (NYSE: DUK)
Starbucks' $50 Billion Opportunity
Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser is keen on Starbucks'
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After a Decade of Stagnation, Is This Tech Titan a Buy, Sell, or Hold?
The subject of the headline question is Microsoft
In Foolish fashion, Evan looked at arguments from all sides of the "buy, sell, or hold" question. Read the article to get the lowdown and see whether you agree with Evan.
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