Industry Focus

After an eight-year streak of declining sales and underperformance, Nintendo wowed gamers and investors last year with the release of its Switch console. Since then, the company has grown its top and bottom lines at a triple-digit rate. We break down this Switch-fueled growth before taking a look at other long-term opportunities management envisions for Nintendo’s library of beloved characters and titles.

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The big U.S. banks kicked off third-quarter earnings season, and the results are pretty strong. Plus, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) reported some much-needed good news.

Elsewhere in the financials sector, it looks like zero-down subprime mortgages could be making a comeback, Paypal is taking a big step towards monetizing its popular Venmo app, and Square’s CFO departure is putting tremendous pressure on the stock. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel discuss all of these news items and more.

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One of the biggest tech IPOs is on hold... for now. But investors shouldn't have to wait too long to see shares of Tencent hit the market, so on this episode, we break down China's streaming music giant: how it makes money, how it is similar (and different) than Spotify, and why we think the stock could be a winner.

Stocks: TCEHY, SPOT

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With Tesla dominating news coverage in the EV industry, other players in the EV space have been starved of attention. We discuss the EV prospects of non-Tesla automakers to highlight the opportunities that these businesses present for investors.  

 

Stocks Discussed: GM, TTM, DDAIF, AUDVF, NIO, GOOG, GOOGL, TSLA

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Our Motley Fool's discuss all things marijuana! Find out what excites them most, what keeps them up at night, and what stocks are their favorites. 

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As one of the best-performing stocks in the S&P 500 so far this year, Target has shown investors how a patient, holistic approach to a turnaround can deliver impressive results. We discuss some of the major investments the company has made in e-commerce, private labels, and more.

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There’s been a lot of news this week that could potentially affect your financial-sector investments, as well as your future investment opportunities. Interest rates are on the rise, the Federal Reserve could be considering further easing of bank regulations, and two popular fintech giants are making big moves. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss the week’s headlines and what investors need to know.

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The tech-boom era survey company SurveyMonkey has finally IPO'd after 19 years as a private company. Can the older tech company cut it on the public markets? We run through the company's user base, explore its financials, and explain whether we're interested in buying shares.

Stocks: SVMK, GOOG, GOOGL, DBX

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After several punishing years for the sector, offshore oil looks like it may be ready to bounce back. We give a primer on the sector and discuss the prospects and positioning of some of the industry’s largest players.

 

Stocks Discussed: RIG, ESV, DO, SDRL, NBL

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Geron shares tumbled after J&J jilted them and Omeros  shares fell sharply following a clinical-trial update. Should you avoid these stocks, or are they bargain bin stocks worth buying? GERN OMER INCY

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After making its market debut in August, Sonos stock saw gains of as much as 40% before a mixed earnings report and news from Amazon sent shares tumbling. We break down the quarterly results before considering how new, competing devices might change the long-term outlook and earnings potential for Sonos.

 

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Here's what investors need to know about the latest interest rate increase, predictions of a major recession, and more.

Intro: In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP take a look at several news stories that all investors should pay attention to. You'll hear about:

  • The latest Federal Reserve rate hike and what it means for bank stocks.
  • Venmo has surpassed ATMs in terms of transaction volume.
  • How reliable are corporate projections from an investor's perspective?
  • Projections of how bad the next recession will be, what could cause it, and how to prepare.
  • Whether Visa Checkout and MasterPass are serious threats to PayPal or not.
  • Our latest stocks to watch.
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Tech: Sirius and Pandora Finally Get Together

After years of will-they/won't-they, the two media companies have finally decided to make a deal. What does the acquisition look like, and why is Sirius interesting in the struggling online radio company? We tackle that, and the recent departures of Instagram's co-founders from Facebook.

Stocks: P, SIRI, AAPL, SPOT, FB

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With the latest rounds of US-China tariffs this week, nearly 100% of US-China trade is set to be under tariff. We break down the substance of the new tariffs, the strategies behind them, and how they will affect businesses and industries across the stock market.

                       

Stocks: WMT, TGT, GM, F, BMWYY, NUE, MKC, WHR, AAPL,

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How Regenxbio is capitalizing on the emerging gene therapy trend and why Neurocrine Biosciences is on the cusp of making the jump to profitability. Also, how Amarin may revolutionize how doctors treat heart disease. Stocks: RGNX, NVS, NBIX, ABBV, AMRN.

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In the past year, we’ve talked about the bleak outlook for action camera specialist GoPro, a proxy battle at Procter & Gamble, and the unique brick-and-mortar operation at Hudson Ltd. Today, we’re revisiting each of these companies to see what they’ve been up to and what lies ahead for investors. Stocks: HUD, PG, GPRO

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Banking has evolved rapidly over the past decade or so, and this could just be the tip of the iceberg. Companies like Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Square (NYSE: SQ) could threaten the big banks’ dominance in some key areas, and in this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel discuss some of the key trends, news stories, and future catalysts in the financials sector that investors should pay close attention to.

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Marijuana mania caused a significant pop and drop in Tilray shares this week, including a nearly doubling at one point on Thursday.  Are we witnessing one of the biggest investing opportunities of our generation, or is this marijuana mayhem?

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Apple and Amazon have some hot devices about to hit shelves -- some we expected... some we didn't. We walk through what the new iPhones and Apple Watches mean for Apple and what the new Echo devices and Alexa functionality means for Amazon, and how they work the overall strategy for each company.

Stocks: AMZN, AAPL, SONO

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We continue down the oil supply chain to discuss oilfield servicers. We break down the current state of the industry, assessing whether it is set to bounce back after a few troubled years for the industry, and discuss two of the largest companies in the space.

 

Stocks: HAL, SLB

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Efficacy and safety can make or break a drug, but they’re not the only things that determine if a drug becomes a billion-dollar blockbuster.

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We look at the highest grossing films and studios of 2018 before turning our attention to upstart ticketing service, MoviePass. While this first mover is struggling, the whole industry is quickly following in its footsteps. Stocks: DIS, HMNY, AMC, CNK

 

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Hurricane Florence tore through the Carolinas this weekend, leaving billions of dollars of damage in its wake. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss how listeners can prepare, from both a personal finance and investment perspective.

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There's a big change a-coming. Tech stalwarts like Netflix, Facebook, and Alphabet are being recategorized by S&P and MSCI's Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). We talk about why this is particularly important for the fund and ETF world, and what individual investors need to know.

Stocks: FB, DIS, NFLX, GOOG, GOOGL, VZ, T

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With the explosion of fracking across the United States, demand for fracking-related services is skyrocketing. We discuss the fracking sand industry, its role in the fracking process, and break down some of the biggest companies in the space.

 

Tickers Discussed: HCLP, SLCA

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In her swan song episode, Kristine shares lessons she's learned about investing while hosting the healthcare show. VEEV ISRG ILMN TDOC  

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With events and artists from all over the world, Live Nation has established a firm grip on the live events industry by bringing talent management, venue operations, and a ticketing platform all under the same roof. We take a look at the company’s sprawling empire, including the regulatory attention it has attracted. Stocks: LYV, MSG

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The leaders of large-cap financials have been a data company, a subprime lender, and a unique banking institution.

Intro: The financials sector hasn’t been a great performer so far in 2018, underperforming the S&P 500 by more than six percentage points. However, there are some stocks in the sector that have done extraordinarily well. Here’s why Morningstar (NASDAQ: MORN), Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ: CACC), and SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) have all risen by more than 35% so far this year.

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We tackle one of the more technical tech spaces -- semiconductors -- and do a runthrough of what the industry looks like, how trends like AI, driverless cars, and gaming are boosting demand, and who the major players are.

Stocks: NVDA, INTC, AMD

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Real estate is, to put it mildly, a BIG part of the US economy. In this episode, we cover some of the major ways to invest in companies providing services to homeowners -- from homebuilding to maintenance. Major tickers: NVR, LGIH, MTH, HD, LOW, TTS, LL, TREX

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A new cash lifeline from United Therapeutics buys the diabetes drugmaker more time to increase sales of its inhaled insulin. Also, make-or-break news is fast approaching for cardiovascular drugmaker, Amarin. MNKD, UTHR, AMRN

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On Aug. 31, Coca-Cola announced that it would acquire Costa, a coffee business with thousands of retail storefronts and vending machines stretching from the U.K. to China. Combined with Coke’s industry-leading scale and distribution, the $5.1 billion buyout will help the company tap into the growing coffee industry. Stocks: KO

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Here’s a look at the three leading person-to-person payment apps and where they could be heading in the future.Person-to-person (P2P) payments have surged in popularity in recent years, and three leaders have emerged – PayPal’s (NASDAQ: PYPL) Venmo, Zelle, and Square’s (NYSE: SQ) cash app. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Shannon Jones and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel discuss the three industry leaders and how their surge in popularity could translate into big profits in the future.

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AWS is so last year. Today, we talk about how ads are going to push Amazon even further into profitability, and how that could spell trouble for Alphabet's Google and Facebook.

Stocks: AMZN, FB, GOOG, GOOGL, ROKU.

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Tesla has been on a wild ride for the past month after CEO Elon Musk discussed potentially taking the company private -- and then ultimately opted not to. We tell the story and dive into the details to help you better understand where the company stands today. (Primary ticker discussed: TSLA)

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Growing use of 3D printing in healthcare is driving sales higher at 3D Systems. Could this disruptive company be a bargain-bin buy?

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After 12 years and over $10 billion of ticket sales through its platform, Eventbrite is preparing for its public market debut. By targeting “middle market” events, the company has put up fantastic growth with the latest figure for 2018 coming in at over 60% on the top line. We break down this live event business model and bull/bear prospects for the company. Stocks: EB

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We're revisiting common money myths involving topics ranging from investing in stocks to using credit cards.

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American big tech stocks have had a pretty good 2018, why have China's big names struggled? We bring on The Motley Fool's investing intern Troy Springer to talk about Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent's woes, and why now might be a good time to scoop up the stocks.
Stocks: BABA, BIDU, TCHEY


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Industry Focus welcomes auto specialist John Rosevear back to the show to talk about his most recent interview with Ford CFO Bob Shanks, the sustainability of Ford's dividend after its most recent earnings disappointment, and a roundup of other auto news. Stocks discussed: F, TSLA, GM

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Large-cap healthcare stocks tend to grab all of the headlines, but there are scores of great small-cap companies out there that hold big upside potential. On this week's edition of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Kristine Harjes talks with Fool.com contributor Brian Feroldi about three little-known companies that are growing quickly and show no signs of slowing down: LaMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT),HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY), and Novocure (NASDAQ:NVCR).  

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For several weeks, a group of private equity investors have been negotiating a deal for Yum China, the largest restaurant operator in the country. And just last week, Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich helped orchestrate the merger of CAVA Group and Zoe’s Kitchen to create a dominant player in the fast-casual Mediterranean niche. We dive into these potential buyouts and more. Stocks: ZOES, YUMC

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The Oracle of Omaha is still a buyer of stocks, and President Trump is considering a major change to corporate reporting requirements.(NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B)

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A new email scam is making the rounds -- we breakdown how it works, the signs of a scam, and how you can protect yourself with Fool.com's resident detective, Matthew Cochrane.

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We discuss the current state of defense spending and earnings for the big four defense contractors. Stocks discussed: LMT, RTN, GD, NOC

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Spark Therapeutics, Rite Aid, and Alnylam shares have tumbled following news, but that doesn’t necessarily make all three stocks worth buying. Stocks: ONCE, RAD, ALNY

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With hundreds of parks in the U.S. attracting millions of visitors each year, amusement parks make up a unique corner of the consumer and retail sector. In this episode, we look at three of the biggest park operators out there -- SeaWorld (SEAS), Cedar Fair (FUN), and Six Flags (SIX).

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Is betting against stocks or the entire market ever a smart idea?

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Streaming company Roku's pivot to a platform company is in full swing and the company's results are looking good. But we can't say the same for Snap after the company reported lackluster user figures.

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Listen in as we discuss five midstreamers and the broad trends across energy as we continue our earnings series.

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Here’s why activist billionaire investor Carl Icahn is telling Cigna shareholders to vote against its purchase of Express Scripts. Also, what Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and bluebird bio's new deal means for investors.

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It’s no secret that Amazon has made life difficult for many consumer and retail companies, but not every business has buckled under its competitive pressure. One such survivor is Wayfair, an online home goods retailer that has more than doubled its revenue in the past two years to almost $6 billion. Join us as we discuss the secret sauce for this e-commerce underdog. Stocks: W, AMZN

 

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The conglomerate had an excellent second quarter, but its cash problem continues.

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Apple finally hits the market cap milestone. We talk about the Mac maker's earnings results and the quarterly update from wearables foe Fitbit.

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Listen in to hear us discuss Exxon, BP, Shell, and Chevron's earnings -- and our favorite stock among the four!

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The budding marijuana market is already worth billions of dollars, and it’s expected to grow even more as marijuana momentum accelerates. Here’s what you should know about marijuana’s opportunity and its risks.

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From the $71 billion deal between Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox to The New York Times’ envious subscriber growth, we check in on some of the leading names in the media industry. Stocks: DIS, FOX, CMCSA, NYT

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Both payment processors have grown tremendously, but which is the best to invest in now?

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Facebook's massive post-earnings sell off caught the market off guard, but should investors have been so surprised? We tackle that, and Spotify's second report as a publicly traded company.

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We go back to basics in this episode on the U.S. defense sector. We discuss the history of the industry, what investors need to know about the current climate, best stocks to invest in and why. Stocks mentioned: Boeing (BA), Northrop Grumman (NAC), Raytheon (RTN), General Dynamics (GD), Leidos (LDOS), CACI International (CACI), ManTech (MANT), Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH).

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It’s big pharma week! First, we discuss Eli Lilly’s second quarter earnings and its decision to spin-off its animal health business. Then, we explain why GlaxoSmithKline became an investor in the DNA screening company, 23andMe.

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BJ’s Wholesale Club is up 50% from its June IPO, with investors encouraged by improving growth and profitability trends. But BJ’s large rival sets a high bar for the industry. We also look at Calavo Growers, which has delivered incredible long-term returns thanks to its main staple - avocados. Stocks: CVGW, BJ, COST

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Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley both had excellent growth in the second quarter.

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Short sellers are often characterized as speculators and manipulators, but they play an important role in the financial markets. We run through why shorts are important, but also why the average investor should probably stay away from shorting stocks.

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We take a deep-dive into a stock in our own portfolios: Corning (GLW). We cover the history of the company, its recent underperformance, our appreciation for its long-term focused management team, and why it’s set for growth. Stocks mentioned: Corning (GLW).

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A new spin on an old drug could dent demand for Epidiolex, a marijuana-based epilepsy drug. Plus, here's how important Medicare and Medicaid are to UnitedHealth Group's profits.

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We tackle a listener question from Ryan, who wants to know whether this big box consumer electronics retailer could be a long-term value play with its stable growth and dividend. Best Buy recently came out of its 5-year turnaround effort, and management is now focused on a “New Blue”.

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The “big four” U.S. banks – JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), and Citigroup (NYSE: C) – have all reported their second-quarter earnings. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Michael Douglass and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel discuss the winners and losers, as well as some sector trends investors should be aware of.

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This Chinese consumer tech company has come up on our show several times as a competitor to U.S. firms in the smartphone and wearables space. But today, we focus on Xiaomi, as its shares have just hit the Hong Kong exchange.

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We discuss renewable yieldcos; Pattern Energy Group (PEGI), TerraForm Power (TERP), Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP), and NextEra Energy Partners (NEP). Also, we break-down what exactly MLPs and C-corps are and what they mean for investors.

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Promo: Biogen and Eisai rolled out encouraging data for one of their Alzheimer's disease drugs last week. Also, why is Amazon.com's purchase of PillPack so important? Stocks: BIIB, AMZN, WBA, CVS, RAD

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With its IPO expected to price later this summer, Sonos will be the rare, pure-play option for investors eyeing the fast-growing smart speaker market. Can this $1 billion business go head to head with some of the world’s largest companies?

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When it comes to U.S. banks, there are four that are in a league of their own when it comes to size – JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Citigroup (NYSE: C), and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC). In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Shannon Jones and banking specialist Matt Frankel take a closer look at the big four and what investors should know when evaluating these institutions.

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We run through questions about the software-as-a-service market: what metrics to watch, what to expect from the industry, and what companies we're excited about. Stocks: CRM, SHOP, APPF, BL

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We discuss some headlines from the last week: Tesla finally meeting its production target, GE spinning off healthcare, and Harley-Davidsons latest turmoil. We also chat about the future of flight and Ford’s partnership in China.

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Now that both rounds of the bank stress tests are over, let’s see what we learned.

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25 years ago, most households didn't have a computer in their homes. Today, the five largest U.S. companies are in tech. We discuss what trends led us here and how they aren't done yet.

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In honor of the 25th anniversary of The Motley Fool we are talking about oil and gas 25 years ago, the present state of the industry, and our predictions for the future. Thanks to Blooom for supporting Industry Focus.  

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A $3 billion project to sequence the human genome in the 90's is at the root of a revolution in patient treatment today. Also, can technology bridge the growing gap between healthcare supply and demand? Stocks: TDOC, ISRG, ILMN

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Our theme week continues as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Motley Fool with a look at the innovation and change that could shape the consumer and retail sector going forward.

 

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Here’s what has changed in banking over the past 25 years and what we think is in store for the next 25.

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Data analytics company Domo has plans to go public, but should investors want a piece of this former unicorn?

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In today’s show we answer some listener questions from the last month. We discuss the difficulties of getting oil out of the Permian Basin, an attractive pipeline stock, two midstream competitors, and the possible outcome of the impending meeting of OPEC+. Tickers EPD, HAL, SLB.

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Big news sent Foundation Medicine and Sarepta Therapeutics soaring this week. Meanwhile, PTC Therapeutics investors endured a roller coaster ride. Stocks: FMI, SRPT, PTCT 

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Taking a vacation? Online travel agencies are one of the first places consumers go when planning their trips. We look at Booking Holdings and TripAdvisor as two options for investors in this massive, lucrative market. Stocks: FNKO, TRIP, BKNG

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On the surface, White Mountains Insurance’s business model may look a lot like the Oracle of Omaha’s playbook.

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This week, a judge approved the AT&T/Time Warner $85B deal. Why does the telecom giant want a piece of the content world, and what does the deal mean for the marketplace?

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Eugene Mulero, Capitol Hill reporter for Transport Topics, recently visited Project Neon, a $1 billion interstate project in Nevada. He discusses the projects progress and how the Nevada state government secured both federal and private funding. He updates us on President Trumps previously announced spending bill, which included a $200 package for infrastructure. We touch on a few stocks for investors bullish on infrastructure: McDermott International (MDR), Fluor (FLR), AECOM (ACM).

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Celgene's been stumbling lately, but it's got irons in the fire that could get it back on track. Are this company's best days behind it, or are they only beginning? Stocks: CELG

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As the “retail apocalypse” bears down on brick-and-mortar chains across the country, some department stores are showing signs of strength. Shareholders are cheering the impressive year-to-date rallies, but will the party last? Stocks: M, KSS, DDS, SHLD

 

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Here’s what investors need to know about three big news items.

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We've got Fool.com's Brian Feroldi back on to talk under-the-radar tech stocks. He walks us through why Grubhub, Mitek, and BlackLine are currently on his watchlist. Stocks: (NYSE: GRUB) (NASDAQ: MITK) (NASDAQ: BL)

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After facing continuing construction delays caused by political challenges and permitting concerns, Kinder Morgan sold its Trans Mountain Pipeline and expansion project to the Canadian government. We discuss what that means for the company's future prospects. Ticker (NYSE: KMI)

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Gilead Sciences has been one of biopharma's worst performers, and demand for its hepatitis C drugs has yet to bottom. Can its R&D program jump start investor optimism? Stocks: GILD

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After digging into these stock market debuts last year, we’re revisiting Canada Goose, Blue Apron, and Stitch Fix to cover the latest developments at each company and to rethink what investors need to know going forward. Stocks: GOOS, APRN, SFIX

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When most investors think of real estate investment trusts, or REITs, they think of things like apartments, hotels, malls, and office buildings. However, there are REITs that own property types you may not have considered, and some of these companies are quite large. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Michael Douglass and REIT specialist Matt Frankel discuss REITs that own timberlands, data centers, and telecommunications towers.

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We answer a listener question about Universal Display. After seeing revenues surge in 2017, the company has come back to earth in 2018. Does that make it a good time to buy in, or should investors stay away? Stocks: OLED, AAPL

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The past twelve months haven’t been kind to GE shareholders. The stock has lost almost half its value as creative accounting practices, a seriously underperforming power segment, and charges related to its legacy insurance business have undermined investor confidence. We talk about recent events, financial results, and how the turnaround plan is going.

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Precision medicines from Loxo Oncology and Blueprint Medicines could take center stage at the most important cancer conference of the year. Also, here’s why Abiomed’s shares have doubled in 2018. (LOXO) (BPMC) (ABMD)

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After years of playing of second fiddle to Home Depot, Lowe’s recently tapped J.C. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison to help usher the brick-and-mortar retailer into the future. While the home improvement space has resisted competition from online players, neither of the industry leaders are strangers to innovation and change. The cast also covers the latest updates from the Walt Disney and Fox acquisition. Stocks: LOW, HD, DIS, FOX, FOXA, CMCSA

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