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How to spot a crook company?

Stock Investment Fraud

Neither global energy giant Enron was the first of its kind nor Indian software major Satyam was the last. Crook companies were always around and will continue to stay despite international governments making their best efforts.

The Most-Wanted Interviews for 2011


As the chief instigator on The Motley Fool's wildly popular radio show, Chris Hill has the opportunity to talk with some of the brightest minds in the world of finance and economics. Today, he provides the seven guests (in no particular order) that he would most like to interview in 2011 on Motley Fool Money, the one-hour weekly business radio show syndicated to radio stations across America and available on iTunes. If you happen to know any of these potential guests, let me know.

Is GameStop the Perfect Stock?

 Everyone would love to find the perfect stock. But will you ever really find a stock that gives you everythingyou could possibly want? One thing's for sure: If you don't look, you'll never find truly great investments. So let's first take a look at what you'd want to see from a perfect stock, and then decide if GameStop(NYSE: GME) fits the bill.

 

Is Starwood Hotels the Perfect Stock?


Everyone would love to find the perfect stock. But will you ever really find a stock that gives you everything you could possibly want? One thing's for sure: If you don't look, you'll never find truly great investments. So let's first take a look at what you'd want to see from a perfect stock, and then decide whetherStarwood Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HOT) fits the bill.

The Best Stocks for 2011: Cablevision

 

This article is part of our "The Best Stocks of 2011" series, in which our Foolish writers pick their top investment ideas for the year ahead. Click here to see a review of last year's picks and all 12 recommendations for the year ahead.




Is Disney the Perfect Stock?


Everyone would love to find the perfect stock. But will you ever really find a stock that gives you everythingyou could possibly want? One thing's for sure: If you don't look, you'll never find truly great investments. So let's first take a look at what you'd want to see from a perfect stock, and then decide if Disney(NYSE: DIS) fits the bill.

Is Medtronic the Perfect Stock?


Everyone would love to find the perfect stock. But will you ever really find a stock that gives you everythingyou could possibly want? One thing's for sure: If you don't look, you'll never find truly great investments. So let's first take a look at what you'd want to see from a perfect stock, and then decide if Medtronic(NYSE: MDT) fits the bill.

Gushan Environmental Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.


Is Garmin the Perfect Stock?

 Everyone would love to find the perfect stock. But will you ever really find a stock that gives you everythingyou could possibly want? One thing's for sure: If you don't look, you'll never find truly great investments. So let's first take a look at what you'd want to see from a perfect stock, and then decide if Garmin(Nasdaq: GRMN) fits the bill.

 

Black Swan Hunting for 2011


This article has been adapted from our sister site across the pond, Fool U.K.

The entire point of author Nassim Taleb's ironically now ubiquitous "Black Swan" metaphor was that nobody in the white swan-strewn Old World foresaw the black version of the bird until they encountered Australia, where millions of black swans were waddling about their business.