Industry Focus

Here’s what we think could happen next year, and how it could affect investors. None of us has a crystal ball that allows us to predict what the economy and stock market will do, but it’s still fun to make predictions. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP and host Jason Moser discuss some of their boldest predictions for 2019 and what they could mean for investors. From the Fed’s interest rate moves to tech giants potentially acquiring some of our fintech favorites, there’s a lot that could happen, and we’ve got you covered.

Direct download: 20181228_IF_Financials.mp3
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We got all of the Industry Focus hosts in a room to talk about the major stories and stocks of 2018, and what to watch for in 2019. In this episode, the gang talks about stocks to watch in 2019, makes a few reckless predictions, and closes out the conversation with their resolutions for the upcoming year.

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We got all of the Industry Focus hosts in a room to talk about the major stories and stocks of 2018, and what to watch for in 2019. In this episode, the gang breaks down some cautionary tales from 2018, some stories investors might have missed, and the best turnarounds from the past year.

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Direct download: 20181214_HolidayEpisode_2.mp3
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We got all of the Industry Focus hosts in a room to talk about the major stories and stocks of 2018, and what to watch for in 2019. In this episode, the gang breaks down what defined 2018 in each sector, the best debuts of 2018, and the leaders that shined in the past year.

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Direct download: 20181214_HolidayEpisode_1.mp3
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2018 hasn't exactly been a banner year for the stock market, but it's been particularly rough for video game publishers like Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard -- both stocks are down 25% year-to-date. On this episode we explain why these stocks have fallen so much and why 2019 could be kinder to them.

Stocks: EA, ATVI, TTWO

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Direct download: 20181221_IF_Tech.mp3
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Motley Fool analysts Jason Hall and Nick Sciple break down the recent news in the oil market coming out of OPEC and break down the important industries and trends affecting solar energy today.

Stocks Mentioned:TSLA, FSLR, HQCL, JKS, CSIQ, SPWR, SEDG, ENPH, NEP, BEP, PEGI, TERP

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Jason's Primer on Solar Energy Investing

What is the Duck Curve?

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Direct download: 20181220_IF_Energy.mp3
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China’s biotech industry is booming. Driven by vast government funding and Western partnerships, the country is introducing new commercial drugs at a faster pace than ever before. But could controversial topics such as human genetic engineering derail its accelerated growth? Shannon Jones and special guest Simon Erickson put this fast-growing field under the microscope, and they share their thoughts about Celgene (Nasdaq: CELG), BeiGene (Nasdaq: BGNE), and Legend Biotech.

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Direct download: 20181214_IF_Healthcare_PRE_1219.mp3
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While a new slate of Roomba offerings drives accelerating top and bottom line growth for the company, rising tariffs on iRobot’s China-made vacuums have investors worried about near-term profitability and sales. We break down the latest results and outlook for the world’s leading consumer robot company. Stock: IRBT

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Direct download: 20181218_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
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Is a 3% yield on savings too good to be true, and what can people do if their retirement savings aren’t quite on track? In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, Rubicoin’s head analyst Rory Carron sits down with host Jason Moser to talk about the present and future of fintech. Plus, Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss Robinhood’s recently-announced bank accounts and Frankel dives into some disturbing results from a poll on retirement readiness. And finally, hear which three stocks Moser and Frankel have their eyes on right now.

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Direct download: 20181217_IF_Financials.mp3
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We're looking at wish lists to see what companies might be in the headlines this holiday season and how those products fit into the big picture strategy for each business.

- How does the Nintendo Switch play into the video game giant's empire?
- Does Red Dead Redemption mean Take Two is back on track?
- And seriously, what is Amazon trying to do with all these Alexa devices?

Stocks: NTDOY, AMZN, TTWO

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Direct download: 20181214_IF_Tech.mp3
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In a follow up to our previous trucking episode, we break down how logistics infrastructures are doing so far this holiday season and discuss how retailers are responding to increased logistical demands in a tight market. In addition, we discuss how key changes in tariffs and at the USPS will impact logistics.

Stocks Mentioned:WMT, TGT, AMZN, UPS, FDX, ADBE

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Direct download: 20181213_IF_Energy.mp3
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New drugs, trial failures, M&A, and a little bit of everything else that happened in healthcare in 2018!

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Direct download: 20181212_IF_Healthcare.mp3
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A few months since closing its merger, Keurig Dr. Pepper reported its first quarter of results for the combined entity. The union of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr. Pepper Snapple created a company with $11 billion of annual revenue and a portfolio of 125 brands. How are things shaping up for the No. 3 beverage company? Tune in to find out. Stock: KDP

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Direct download: 20181211_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
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When will the stock market volatility end, and what do investors need to know about it? In the latest edition of the Industry Focus: Financials “Between Two Fools” interview series, Wofford Finance Professor Philip Swicegood discusses his unique approach to teaching college students about investing. And, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss the recent stock market volatility, what it means for long-term investors, and what stocks in particular they have their eyes on right now. You’ll hear all this and more in this week’s episode.

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Direct download: 20181210_IF_Financials.mp3
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Investors are finally getting a glimpse of a potential Lyft IPO in 2019. Unfortunately the company submitted a "confidential filing" meaning we still have to wait for details. We run through what we know about Lyft and its biggest competitor, Uber. We also hit the most recent market data for wearables and VR/AR.

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Direct download: 20181207_IF_Tech.mp3
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With electric scooters and bikes beginning to line the streets of major cities across the country, micromobility has emerged as the newest trend in transportation. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear joins the show to break down the trend, the major competitors, and the opportunities and risks present in the space today.

Stocks Mentioned:GM, F, XIACY

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Direct download: 20181206_IF_Energy.mp3
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This year's American Society of Hematology (ASH) is a wrap. Here are 3 biotech stocks that delivered market-moving news at the high-profile conference. Stocks: $CELG $REGN $GBT

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Direct download: 20181205_IF_Healthcare_reUp.mp3
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Third quarter numbers for the cable industry seem to paint a worsening picture for traditional pay-TV, but does a service still present in over 80 million homes across the country qualify as “dying”? We look at the latest results for players across the industry to identify the trends and companies you should be watching (no pun intended).

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Direct download: 20181204_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
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Hotel giant Marriott (NYSE: MAR) just announced a massive data breach, and consumers can take some steps to ensure their personal information remains safe. Plus, two celebrities are in hot water with the SEC after helping to promote some initial coin offerings, or ICOs, without disclosing they were being paid. And finally, a new study found that the majority of young Americans have tapped into their retirement savings early – and often for the wrong reason. Host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP talk about all of this and more on this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials.

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Direct download: 20181203_IF_Financials.mp3
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