Lawrence Meyers
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Lawrence Meyers was the first U.S. journalist to cover the payday loan sector for The Motley Fool. After discovering several opportunities in the sector, he co-founded the private equity firm PDL Capital, which brokers financing for the alternative financial services sector.

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Recent Articles

Don’t Fight Uncle Sam: Short Payday Lenders

Apr. 3, 2014, 9:10 am EDT – The federal government is increasingly putting pressure on payday lenders and their business lifelines, putting the whole industry at risk. More 

3 Covered Calls, $1,000 in the Bank

Apr. 2, 2014, 11:30 am EDT – One way to generate income outside realm of dividend stocks or bonds is covered calls. Here are three trade ideas to net you a total of $1,000 in income. More 

3 Funds to Buy Before the Market Crashes

Mar. 25, 2014, 8:56 am EDT – Stocks keep climbing despite bad economic news. Ultra-conservative investors can look to these funds to buy if they think the market is ripe for a crash. More 

5 Cheap Stocks to Trade

Mar. 20, 2014, 5:52 pm EDT – These five cheap stocks are worthy of your short-term trading dollars for a variety of factors. Here's why each has quick-upside potential. More 

5 Best Funds for Your Retirement Portfolio

Mar. 19, 2014, 9:53 am EDT – If you're planning for the long term, you want to stay diverse, and you want to cover your behind. These are some of the best funds to invest in. More 

3 Covered Calls for a Cool Grand in Income

Mar. 18, 2014, 10:26 am EDT – Covered calls are a great way to generate income. Here are a few trade ideas on big, liquid stocks to get you started. More 

3 Unique Dividend ETFs With 6%-Plus Yields

Mar. 13, 2014, 3:08 pm EDT – When it comes to dividend stocks, we always want to make sure we are buying good investments, because a high yield may mask a terrible business. That’s why I like dividend ETFs, because they provide tremendous diversity. If a company or three go bust in the ETF, it shouldn’t impact the holding too badly. I’ve found three nice choices for dividend ETFs that offer diversity both within each selection and across all three selections. More 

The Dangers of Shorting SHLD and BBY Stock

Mar. 13, 2014, 6:00 am EDT – You can get burned with short selling, so always use stop losses, especially on popular names like BBY stock and SHLD stock. More 

Get Addicted to These 5 Stocks

Mar. 11, 2014, 12:03 pm EDT – These five businesses rely on addictive products and services, which means it's easy for them to keep customers coming back for more. More 

3 Naked Puts for $1,000 in Monthly Income

Mar. 10, 2014, 9:34 am EDT – Using options, you can generate $1,000 or more in monthly premium. I prefer to use naked puts; here are three trades to put them to use. More