Industry Focus

Will Airbnb launch its IPO in 2017? Is Macau officially on track for a recovery? Will Japan eventually become the new casino capital of the world? Fool.com contributor Seth McNew shares his insights after traveling through the regio

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Use these tips to get out of debt and make the most of your credit.

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It's earnings season, so we're breaking down quarterly results from two Fool favorites, Alphabet and Paypal. We hit the headline numbers, key metrics, and dig through management's comments to catch all the info investors need to know.

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Aircraft production is basically a duopoloy with just two major players – here’s what investors need to know.

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From a big-time patent settlement between Merck & Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb, to Johnson & Johnson's earnings,  to Aetna and Humana's $37 billion merger bust, we dive into the details behind this week's biggest healthcare stories.

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Take two leading companies in the eyewear industry, combine them, and what do you get? In this case, say hello to EssilorLuxottica, a massive enterprise that will boast 140,000 employees,  $16 billion of annual revenue, and a global scale that overshadows its closest competitors by a wide margin.

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With earnings season in full swing, we now have a good sense for how the nation’s biggest banks performed in the final months of 2016. To say it was a mixed bag would be an understatement. As The Motley Fool’s Michael Douglass and John Maxfield discuss on this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials, two of the nation’s biggest banks had breakout quarters, while two more reported particularly dismal results. Listen in to hear why, as well as to learn the one bank stock we think is best positioned to benefit going forward. 

 

 

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Michael Douglass returns to talk about his framework for analyzing companies and we run Facebook through his wringer. Is it a buy?

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The 2017 Detroit International Auto Show just ended and there were big takeaways for consumers and investors alike.

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A system that could revolutionize gene research and a first-in-class cancer therapy could be two of healthcare's biggest advances this year. Plus, United Healthcare's earnings review, and a preview of Johnson & Johnson's earnings.

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Women have been the driving force behind the rise of activewear in the apparel industry. In this episode, we discuss the long-term trends that will continue to fuel this segment and the companies poised to benefit from the nearly $80 billion athleisure market.

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We run through a couple different tips to make your resolutions easier to hit in 2017 and talk about why we're focusing on doing more stock research, checking out credit cards, and changing our online passwords.

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 U.S. oil production has bottomed out and is on the upswing, here’s what you need to know to position your portfolio the right way.

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Promo: How to build a profit-friendly stock watch list. Plus, Trump’s tough talk on drug costs and why it’s so important to pay off your credit card debt ASAP.

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With just under 51 weeks left to go in 2017, many people are just beginning to hit their stride, working hard on their resolutions. In this episode, the cast discusses their own goals for the new year and why it can be so difficult to keep up with resolutions for the entire year.

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Financials: New Years Resolutions and Prediction Scoreboard

Millions of people will make New Years Resolutions this year. Some will adopt their resolutions completely, while others are forgotten after just a few short weeks. In this edition of Industry Focus: Financials, join The Motley Fool's Gaby Lapera and Jordan Wathen as they discuss their financial New Year's Resolutions, and check the scoreboard on 12 predictions Jordan made for BDCs in 2015. 

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We phone up our boots on the ground at the Consumer Electronics Show to see what big tech trends are being showcased this week in Las Vegas.

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Drilling activity is already increasing in the U.S. – here’s what investors need to know.

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Beaten-up biotech has some work to do to restore investor confidence. Here's how Gilead Sciences, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, and the entire industry can get back on track in 2017.

 

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Grab your popcorn and have a seat as we look back at the record-setting slate of movie releases from last year, the leading entertainment companies behind them, and what film-loving investors can expect in 2017.

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