Industry Focus

All things being equal, higher dividend yields are better. However, many dividend stocks’ high yields are signs of trouble. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Michael Douglass and contributor Matt Frankel discuss what a yield trap is, how to detect one, and a few examples of stocks that have characteristics of yield traps.   

Direct download: 20180430_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Facebook shareholders can breath a big sigh of relief! The company posted solid earnings that had the market forgetting all about the company's data issues. And Twitter posted its second GAAP profitable quarter, but Wall Street wasn't as thrilled.

Direct download: 20180427_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

This week a Virgin America plane took its last flight under the Virgin umbrella. With the unification of the two brands complete, and a rocky 2017 behind them, can the airline operator start to right the ship in 2018?

Direct download: 20180426_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Promo: GW Pharmaceuticals scores a big thumbs up from a panel of FDA experts for its marijuana-based drug. Plus, Biogen pays a $1 billion dollars for expanded access to Ionis’ novel pipeline.

Direct download: IF_heathlcare_04.25.2018.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Whether you’re a first-time stock buyer or seasoned Fool with years of experience in the market, stock screens can be a powerful tool of discovery for any investor. We cover the basics of creating a stock screen, what metrics to employ, where to run them, and how to handle the end results. Free your mind, Fool!

Direct download: 20180424_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Here’s a roundup of the past week’s news from Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and SunTrust.

Direct download: 20180423_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Looking for some new stocks for your watch list? We talk about why we're excited about Paylocity, Hubspot, and AppFolio.

Direct download: IF_Tech_04.20.2018.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

We tackle a host of news items in Oil and Gas including; British Columbia halts development of the TransMountain pipeline, consumers face high prices at the pumps, and China’s new intelligent highway will be able to charge electric vehicles as they drive. We also pitched two stocks we’re currently working.

Direct download: 20180419_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Alkermes’ ALKS-5461 gets a do-over, Celldex's lead drug is a bust, and the good and bad of Johnson & Johnson's Q1 earnings report. 

Thanks to Blooom for supporting Industry Focus. Get a month free with and code fool.

Direct download: 20180418_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Down about 20% from its all-time highs, Ulta stock has seen dampened investor enthusiasm after an otherwise amazing 10-year run as a public company. Listener Joseph wants to know why Ulta stock has struggled as Estee Lauder, another major name in skincare and cosmetics, soars to new all-time highs.

Direct download: 20180417_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT