Industry Focus

Summer may not be the best time to own stocks historically, but embracing this old Wall Street adage is far from risk-less.

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We look at major acquisition talks making headlines this week as American Eagle pursues its apparel rival Abercrombie & Fitch, and Kraft-Heinz eyes a mega-deal with Colgate-Palmolive.

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Have you ever wondered what the Industry Focus cast is like in real life? This episode gives you a glimpse.

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Game publishers Activision, Take-Two, and Electronic Arts have all soared so far in 2017. With all three up over 40% year-to-date, is it too late for investors to hop in and play?

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OPEC extended its production cut for another 9 months, could this be a desperate move by a powerless cartel?

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Extreme birth defects associated with a popular anti-anxiety medicine from the 1960's had a lasting impact on today's healthcare policy -- and the drug is still a major part of Celgene's cancer portfolio.

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From McDonald’s “Experience of the Future” to Panera 2.0, the restaurant industry is investing heavily in technology as a means of reducing costs and improving the dining experience. Find out how different companies are approaching the automation and customer demands that loom over the horizon.

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oin us for a primer on how the insurance industry works, how insurers make money, and how to evaluate insurance stocks for potential investment opportunities.

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Twilio and Yelp are each down over 20% following earnings, are the drops signs of trouble or buying opportunities for investors?

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Saudi Arabia and Russia desperately want oil back to its highs – but just how likely is it?

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We dig into Valeant and Gilead Sciences' first quarter financials to see if shares are a bargain, or a bust.

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A flurry of earnings reports from Macy’s, Nordstrom, and other department stores were greeted by bearish investors as shares declined as much as 20%. We drill down into the results before considering the longer term outlook for this industry.

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Bitcoin might be the future. If you really want to understand it, you need to look at its past. Brian Patrick Eha's _How Money Got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance_ gives you the background you need to think about Bitcoin today.
Intro: Bitcoin. It's interesting, it's powerful, and it's confusing to most people. Luckily, Brian Patrick Eha has written a beautiful history and analysis of bitcoin. Join the Motley Fool's Gaby Lapera as she interviews Mr. Eha about his new book, _How Money Got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance_.

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Snap's first quarter of financial results are out, and the numbers... weren't so great. We sort through the report, and dig into the details we didn't get in the company's original prospectus.

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The oil & gas sector’s first quarter results are out, and the managements of these huge companies have made some interesting capital decisions.

 

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Medtronic, Fitbit, and Apple hope to combine wearable technology with data analytics to improve outcomes in important diseases such as diabetes.

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With the $2.4 billion acquisition of Kate Spade, Coach hopes to reach millennial shoppers with a popular brand that it can eventually expand to new markets abroad. Meanwhile, Comcast and Charter team up to tackle the wireless industry.

 

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Motley Fool analyst Michael Douglass joins analyst Gaby Lapera to discuss key takeaways from this year's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.

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Our favorite show of the quarter, Apple earnings! Plus what's up with WhatsApp and Facebook's other properties AND the final clues for puzzle week!

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Oil has continued its drop in spite of OPEC’s promises to keep production low: What’s an investor to do?

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Winners and losers can teach us valuable lessons about what's important -- and not important -- when it comes to investing.

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As the No. 2 name worldwide in sports apparel, Adidas deserves some extra attention from investors, especially as it continues to deliver industry-leading growth. With shares up nearly 200% in the past two years, here is what you need to know about the first major brand in sports.

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What does the future of banking look like? That question is at the top of bankers' minds today. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, The Motley Fool's Gaby Lapera and John Maxfield discuss new technologies that are shaping the way banks serve customers.

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