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Why you should invest in Fresno and the Central Valley

As CEO of a startup, I’ve participated in several different accelerator programs — Boomtown in Boulder, Colorado, The Brandery in Cincinnati, Ohio, and The Plug & Play retail program in Sunnyvale, California.<p>My company’s currently headquartered in Fresno, CA, and I’ve lived in the Central Valley …

Startups

9 June Dividend Hikes To Buy For 12% Yearly Gains, Forever

Most people are chasing big dividend payers right now in this “3% world” we live in. Meanwhile, a small group of “hidden yield” stocks are quietly …

Investing

A Marijuana REIT? Yeah, That's a Real Thing

This could be a unique new way of investing in the cannabis industry without buying pot growers.<p>The marijuana industry is blazing ahead, and …

Investing

'Just Around the Bend': This Is When the Stock Market Will Crash, According to 5 Famous Investors

The markets are on a "collision course for disaster."<p>Just when you thought it was safe to be in the market again, the Dow Jones industrial average …

Stock Markets

7 of the most important survival skills you should know

Lance Cpl. Joey Holeman/USMC<p>Whenever you're planning on going outdoors for an extended period of time, it's always good to have a practiced survival skill or two up your sleeve — you never know when you're going to need it.<p>There are a lot of different survival products on the market, but most of …

The One ETF That Everybody Should Own

The Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF has a years-long history of delivering strong returns and above average yields with one of the lowest expense …

How to Set Up a Backdoor Roth IRA

You may think a high income will shut you out of Roth IRA eligibility, but there’s another way in: a backdoor Roth IRA. And it can save you thousands …

10 Best ETFs to Buy for Beginners

If you’re just starting to invest your money, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are one of the best places to begin. Like mutual funds, these instruments …

A $25 investing course will teach you forex trading (so you can make the big bucks)

If you thought foreign exchange trading only involved swapping your home country's currency for another when you're traveling internationally, then …

Trading

2 Cheap Stocks That Could Make Your Grandkids Rich

Here are two stocks you can buy and hold for decades.<p>The stock market has come off its all-time highs, but many stocks are still historically …

You Can Carve Ina Garten's Zucchini Pancakes Recipe Onto My Tombstone

By Alyse Whitney<p>The world needs to know about these 5-ingredient veggie-packed pancakes.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the zucchini pancakes recipe that associate web editor Alyse Whitney just couldn't live</i> …

Cooking

Trying to Time the Market Is Dumb, and This Table Proves It

This is why buy-and-hold investors are so successful over the long run.<p>February was a month of firsts for the iconic <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b> …

Why You Want to Get Involved With ICOs ... Now

Crypto and blockchain are in the same place the internet was 20 years ago. Early adopters and first-movers will have a massive advantage.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve read my column, you know that I’m a content creator by trade, a digital marketing manager …

The 8 Best Stock Trading Apps to Get in 2018

The 8 Best Stock Trading Apps to Get in 2018<p>Access to financial markets has never been easier<p>Updated February 21, 2018<p>Buying and selling stock …

This Trump vs. JFK chart has nailed it so far, and if it continues, the market is in trouble

Last month, MarketWatch used a chart overlay to illustrate how the stock market under John F. Kennedy has closely followed its performance over the …

Stock Markets

Former Hedge Fund Manager Whitney Tilson Puts His Kids' College Savings Into Just Five Stocks

Former hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson is confident enough in his investing abilities that he’s included just five stocks in his children’s …

More employers offering Roth 401(k)s: Why you should save in one

There are lots of good reasons to choose a Roth 401(k) -- especially if you're worried about taxes in retirement.<p>Though Social Security provides critical benefits to millions of seniors, those payments alone aren't enough to sustain older Americans in retirement. These days, the average earner can …

Retirement

24 Stocks Hedge Funds Are Loving Right Now

Is your favorite stock on the VIP list? The Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research Hedge Fund VIP List, that is.<p>The VIP list, which contains the 50 …

This Is the Most Exciting Aspect of Blockchain Technology, and You're Completely Overlooking It

Blockchain has an opportunity to dramatically change the lives of up to 2 billion people worldwide.<p>For more than a year now, cryptocurrencies have …

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Talks Bitcoin, Banks, and Payments

Despite the perception that high-flying startup Ripple is either a blockchain or cryptocurrency company, CEO Brad Garlinghouse believes it’s …

This might be the time when you can finally get quality stocks on sale

Some investors always think stock prices are too high. They’re the ones on the sidelines making a few basis points a year from a savings account.<p>What …

Investing

What's the Best Account to Use to Buy Stock for Your Kids?

Helping your children get a jump-start on investing is wise, but is there a simpler way to do it?<p>In this segment of the <i>Motley Fool Money</i> podcast, …

2 ETFs That Profit Handsomely Whenever Rates Rise

I believe rates will rise this year. If rates rise, these ETFs will profit.<p>The market can be flat or plunge and these ETFs don’t care. They have …

Jim Cramer: These 4 Stocks Seem Attractive Right Here

Sometimes they are right in front of you. I am talking about the bargains, the ones created by the hedge funds gone wild and the run up in interest …

Investing

3 Top Index Funds for Your IRA

Don't have time to pick your own stocks? These three funds have you covered.<p>We Fools are stock market junkies, but we realize that not everyone has …

Forget Ethereum: Here Are 8 Intriguing Cryptocurrencies You Should Follow

Source: Getty Images<p>1 of 9<p>Look beyond bitcoin and Ethereum<p>In 2017, virtual currencies simply couldn’t be stopped. When the year began, the combined …

Blockchain

10 Housing REITs to Buy for the “Rise of the Renters”

The number of Americans who prefer renting to home ownership is rapidly rising. According to analysis by Pew Research Center, renter households …

Housing

The 5 big risks to investing in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies right now, according to the SEC

The meteoric rise in prices for cryptocurrencies — like bitcoin, Ethereum-traded ether, Ripple, Litecoin and others — has attracted lots of …

Cryptocurrency

It has been 20 years now — are you taking advantage of a Roth IRA?

Roth Individual Retirement Accounts have been around 20 years now, which is long enough for most Americans to have gotten familiar with them. But a lot of people still don't own one of these accounts or hold relatively small balances, despite their substantial tax benefits.<p>"Not enough people are …

Retirement