Ryan Cole

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  • Rising Stocks of the Rising Sun

    By Ryan Cole - December 31, 2012 | Tickers: HMC, NMR, PCRFY, SNE, TM | Editor's Choice

    At a glance, Japan appears to be a mess.

    With GDP contracting at a 3.5% clip last quarter – and the previous quarter’s small growth revised to a small contraction – the country is officially in recession. The current quarter is expected to see GDP fall even further.

    A trade spat with China has hurt the economy. Poor economic growth around the world has hurt exports. The country’s debt-to-GDP more »

  • Why You Should Forget China And Invest In The US

    By Ryan Cole - December 8, 2012 | Tickers: DDD, AAPL, GE, SSYS | Editor's Choice

    Reports of the demise of U.S. manufacturing have been greatly exaggerated.

    Let’s start with the most obvious point – and the most shocking to anyone who has spent their time listening to pundits: The U.S. remains the largest manufacturer in the world.

    That’s right, for all the talk of China eating our lunch, and outsourcing destroying America’s factories, we’re still number one. Granted, the lead more »

  • The Patent Anchor

    By Ryan Cole - August 10, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT | Editor's Choice

    And so begins the end for Eastman Kodak. On August 8th, the former photography giant held its patent auction, with results to be announced August 13th. Kodak has been hoping to get $2.6 billion from two different patent packages. While bidding has reportedly been sluggish, two major groups are expected to bid against each other; don’t be surprised if the initial estimate is met, or surpassed more »

  • The 3D Revolution Will Come - But Not Today

    By Ryan Cole - August 2, 2012 | Tickers: DDD, AMZN, AAPL, HPQ, SSYS | Editor's Choice

    What one industry could take down Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and China… but not before redefining the way we deliver and receive healthcare?

    If you said 3-D printing, you get a gold star.

    On the pages of The Fool – and throughout the internet – you’ve heard the future of 3-D printing touted. It’s changing healthcare – already, a new, 3-D printed jaw has been used in a surgery, resulting in a more »