Raymond Merola

Ray Merola has over 30 years' practical investment experience. Ray is a "buy and homework" investor.  Mr. Merola favors stocks of well-managed companies that possess a good balance sheet, generate real cash, own a strong franchise, and are shareholder-friendly. Mr. Merola is an individual investor with a passion for learning and writing about stocks and options. He earned a BS in Civil Engineering from Valparaiso University in 1981.  Investing permitted Ray to retire early after a successful career working for a Super Major oil company.  

Recent Articles By The Author

US Bancorp Is the Best Big Bank That Everyone Should Be Talking About

US Bancorp Is the Best Big Bank That Everyone Should Be Talking About

Despite solid earnings and a growing dividend, this bank is often overlooked when analyzing the top U.S. megabank stocks.

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What Does Celgene's May 15 Markman Hearing Mean to You?

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