Industry Focus

We explore just how big Cyber Monday was courtesy of data from the National Retail Federation and Adobe Analytics, plus we talk about the trends fueling the growth and one big winner.Stocks: AMZNThanks to Brave for supporting Industry Focus. Change your browser experience today by switching to Brave at brave.com/FOOL.

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We look back at the major changes in the smartphone, streaming, and smart home markets over the past decade to explore how we got to to 2020, and talk about a couple products that whiffed over the last 10 years.

Stocks: AAPL, AMZN, ROKU, GOOGL, GOOG, NFLX

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For the better part of a year, the Boeing 737 MAX has dominated headlines surrounding Boeing. Nevertheless, onlookers are still left with nearly as many questions as answers. Motley Fool Contributor Lou Whiteman joins the show to update us on the latest in the 737 MAX saga and discuss where Boeing’s business and stock could go from here. 

 

Stocks Mentioned:BA, EADSY, LUV

 

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The number of Americans over age 65 and age 85 will double and triple, by 2050, respectively; and many of these seniors will want to stay in their homes as long as possible.  In today's show, Shannon Jones interviews Mark Switaj, CEO of Roundtrip, a  privately held investment with our sister company, Motley Fool Ventures, to discuss aging in place and why investors ought to be paying attention. Also, healthcare investor Todd Campbell joins Jones to highlight a handful of companies that could benefit big from this emerging trend, including LHC Group, Teladoc, and Livongo Health. Stocks: LHCG, TDOC, LVGO, ADT, AMZN, CVS

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser sits down with Brightline Interactive's Sophia Moshasha, co-host of the Everything VR & AR podcast to talk more about the future of AR, VR, and MR, as well as the state of women in tech and much more!

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In this week’s installment of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser sits down for an interview with Caroline Feeney, CEO of Individual Solutions for Prudential Financial to discuss the evolving role of women in the financial industry. Plus, Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP take a closer look at five bold stock market predictions for 2020. Spoiler alert: They’re a bit more negative than last year’s.

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Global trends toward reducing pollution have natural gas demand poised to spike in the coming years. At the same time, fracking has opened up massive surpluses of natural gas in the United States, pushing domestic natural gas prices well below those around the globe. Together, these developments create a massive opportunity to export natural gas from the U.S. to the rest of the world. To do that, requires turning natural gas into a liquid, also known as liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Motley Fool contributor Jason Hall joins the show to break down the opportunity and discuss ways to invest in LNG, from pure-plays, to picks and shovels, to lower risk integrated producers, midstream players, and utilities. 

Stocks Mentioned: LNG, TELL, NEXT, GTLS, RDS-A, RDS-B, CVX, KMI, D

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Second generation marijuana products including edibles and beverages launch in Canada's marijuana market this month, but there's still a lot of headwinds facing marijuana stocks. Is it safe to buy? Also, the potential to reshape how doctors treat patients at risk of cardiovascular disease has led to Novartis acquiring The Medicines Company for $9.7 billion. Will this be money well spent?

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One of the biggest shopping days of the year is in the books, we break down what the data says about how and where consumers were spending their money and what it says about the ever-changing shape of retail.Stocks: AMZN, JCP, M, TGT WMT

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Towards the end of 2018, Industry Focus: Financials contributor Matt Frankel, CFP made five bold stock market predictions. Some didn’t turn out quite as planned, while others played out quite nicely. In today’s episode, Matt and host Jason Moser go through each prediction and what went wrong (or right). Plus, we answer a listener question about what a post-Buffett Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK-B) might look like, and we discuss why Upwork(NASDAQ: UPWK) and Slack (NASDAQ: WORK) are on our radar this week.

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In honor of Thanksgiving, we’re sharing what we’re thankful for. Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall and we share the products, investors, investments, and college football players they’re most thankful for. 

Stocks Mentioned: CLNE, DXCM

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Jeans have been a staple in American fashion for decades, maintaining their prominence despite constant changes in style and fashion. This year we’ve seen a number of denim-focused companies come to market, with an IPO of Levi’s as well as spinoffs of Kontoor Brands (maker of Wrangler and Lee jeans) from VF Corp and Madewell from J.Crew. Motley Fool contributor Asit Sharma joins the show to break down the economics of the jeans business, challenges, growth opportunities, and more!

Stocks Mentioned: LEVI, KTB, Madewell (ticker not yet assigned)

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M&A activity is heating up in the financial sector. We just learned that Schwab (NYSE: SCHW) is officially acquiring TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ: AMTD) in an all-stock deal, which will create a wealth management powerhouse with more than $5 trillion under management. Separately, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is spending $4 billion to acquire deal-finding platform Honey, which could help enhance the shopping experience for PayPal’s 300 million users. Plus, we dive into StoneCo’s (NASDAQ: STNE) third quarter earnings and talk about some of the stocks our listeners are buying.

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The House of Mouse’s streaming service is now available and over 10 million users have hopped on. We break down how the offering stacks up to competitors like Netflix and HBO, and talk about how the platform fits into the company’s larger strategy.Stocks: DIS, NFLX

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Last week, we broke down NextEra Energy, the largest renewable energy provider in the United States. Now, we’re diving into another part of the NextEra Energy family, NextEra Energy Partners (NEP). Motley Fool Contributor Matt DiLallo returns to the show to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of investing in NEP vs. NextEra Energy and how NEP stacks up relative to other renewable energy yieldcos. 

Stocks Mentioned: NEP, NEE, TERP, BEP

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Amarin's shares rocketed higher after a key FDA committee recommended expanding the label of its triglycerides lowering drug, Vascepa, to include data showing it can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Meanwhile, shares in CRISPR Therapeutics and partner Vertex Pharmaceuticals are also soaring following the release of interim, early-stage results for its gene-editing therapy for beta thalassemia and sickle cell disease therapy. Stocks: AMRN, CRSP, VRTX

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser sits down with analyst Emily Flippen to talk about an under-the-radar restaurant taking customer service to the next level, Nike's latest power move, stocks our listeners are buying and much more!

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It’s been a couple weeks since Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP appeared on Industry Focus: Financials, so he and host Jason Moser get caught up on the latest results from Green Dot (NASDAQ: GDOT) and Square (NYSE: SQ). Plus, Frankel discusses The Motley Fool’s real estate site Millionacres and its Mogul investing service, and why investors might want to get serious about adding real estate to their portfolios. Finally, we hear from several listeners about the latest stocks they bought and reveal two companies on our watchlists now.

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We've got earnings updates from the three big connected tv players -- Roku, The Trade Desk, and Telaria. We dig into their results and the overall market for connected tv advertising.

Stocks: TTD, ROKU, TLRA

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With the rise of climate change, interest in renewable energy is at an all-time high. NextEra Energy, the largest producer of wind and solar power in the United States, has been involved in renewable energy since before it was cool, and its management has recently said that today’s renewables development environment is the best in the company’s history. Motley Fool Contributor Matt DiLallo joins the show to break down NextEra Energy and its opportunity in renewables today.

Stocks Mentioned: NEE, DUK, D

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With third-quarter earnings season is coming to a close, its time to look back to see which healthcare companies are executing at a high level. In this episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones is joined by Fool.com contributor Brian Feroldi to discuss how Guardant Health, Dexcom, and Insulet knocked the cover off of the ball with their third-quarter earnings reports.

Stocks mentioned: GH, DXCM, PODD.

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McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook is leaving the company after it was revealed that he had a consensual relationship with an employee, violating company policy. We look back on his time at McDonald's and how his leadership pushed the golden arches to double in roughly 5 years. We also talk about Gap CEO Art Peck stepping down from the struggling retailer and what it might mean for the company's plans to spin out Old Navy.

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with Brendan Mathews, VP of Motley Fool Ventures to talk about the latest in the world of venture capital along with a couple of smaller banks making big investment in technology and much more! SIVB, LOB, MAR

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  • How can I boost my monthly income?
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It’s been a hectic year in the auto industry, with the first nationwide strike in decades happening at the same time the industry is facing a cyclical slowdown and a major technological turning point. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear joins the show to break down what this means for the auto industry and the Big Three U.S. automakers.

Stocks Mentioned: F, VWAPY, GM, FCAU, PUGOY



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Cutera, Nervo, and Novocure are three of the best-performing med-tech stocks in 2019, up at least 94% so far. What’s driving the gains? And should investors put any of these stocks on their radar?
 
Stocks: CUTR, NVRO, NVCR
 
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IF Regular Dan Kline spent some time at Money 20/20 – a conference focused on the payments and fintech space. We recap his big takeaways on how BaaS (banking as a servce) plays into the retail strategy for companies like Wal-Mart, T-Mobile, and Apple, and get some industry details from some of the insiders he spoke with.

Stocks: GDOT, AAPL, WMT, TMUS

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Earnings season is now in the latter innings, but it wouldn’t be complete without discussing results from Mastercard (NYSE: MA), Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B), and Markel (NYSE: MKL). Plus, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discusses some interesting tax benefits of real estate investing, and he and host Jason Moser reveal the stocks that are on top of their watch lists.

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Shares of Fitbit spiked this week after the company announced Google was buying the wearables maker for $2.1B. The acquisition marks a turning point in Google's approach to the wearables market, we explain what it could mean and hit recent earnings from Apple.Stocks: FIT, GOOG, GOOGL, AAPL

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It’s Halloween and we’ve got a special show for you. Motley Fool Contributor Dan Kline joins the show and we break down our biggest fears in the market today, list out the stocks we think are going to turn into pumpkins, shared our zombie stocks that are set to come back from the dead, and then Dan, Nick, and Austin share their Mt. Rushmore of Halloween Candy.

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Biogen's drug pipeline took a massive hit earlier this year when it stopped development of its Alzheimer's disease drug, aducanumab, for a lack of efficacy. Now, Biogen says new data shows it may work after all. Can this drug pass muster with regulators? Also, Walgreen's is closing retail clinics within its stores, but that doesn't mean it's giving up on plans to offer more healthcare services entirely.

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Founded by Katrina Lake in 2011, StitchFix has taken the fashion world by storm. By leveraging data science, StitchFix sends customers personalized “fixes” tailored toward their size and style, and the company has continued to innovate through new initiatives like its Style Shuffle game and new Direct Buy Program. We hope you’ll enjoy this conversation between StitchFix COO Mike Smith and the Motley Fool’s Tom Gardner, Andy Cross, and Tim Beyers. 

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It's been a tumultuous couple of months since we did our S-1 show on co-working start up The We Company (or WeWork). Fellow IF host Nick Sciple hops on to walk through what has happened over the past couple weeks, what We's sliding valuation means for the company, investor Softbank, and its founder Adam Neumann.

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Tesla shocked the investing world on Wednesday night, reporting a surprise profit and positive free cash flow in its third quarter earnings report. Motley Fool Analysts Jim Mueller and Jim Gillies join the show to break down the numbers. 

Stocks Mentioned: TSLA

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2019 has been a banner year for big name IPOs, but several newly minted public companies have flow under-the-radar of most investors. 
On this episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones talks with healthcare specialist Brian Feroldi shine a spotlight on two little-known healthcare companies that recently went public and deserve some attention: TransMedics, an organ transportation specialist, and Silk Road Medical, which has pioneered a new treatment for stroke prevention. Are either of these stocks worth buying today?
 
Stocks mentioned: TMDX, SILK.
 
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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Asit Sharma take a closer look at Land's End and Herman Miller, two sleeper stocks with some big potential. Plus Jason and Asit highlight four companies with earnings reports coming out later this week that they'll be following. Thanks to Molekule for supporting Industry Focus.  

Stocks: LE, MLHR, TSCO, AMZN, ORLY, ELY

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Earnings season is now in full swing, and most major U.S. banks have reported. In today’s Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss the results from 10 of the most important banks and what investors need to know. Plus, the pair discusses Schwab’s (NASDAQ: SCHW) decision to allow trading of fractional shares of stock, as well as the potential implications of the WeWork saga.

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With the cost of solar energy plummeting and an aging energy grid, solar is poised for rapid growth. As solar grows, so will demand for solar components, like the inverters made by Enphase and Solar Edge. On today’s episode, Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall joins the show to break down why these components are so important and how these businesses are positioning themselves to grow.  

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Pfizer's latest phase 3 trial results put its promising eczema drug on a path to challenge Regeneron and Sanofi's $2 billion-per-year drug, Dupixent. Also, how Regenxbio and Adverum Biotechnologies hope to change how a we treat a common cause of vision loss in seniors, and why United Healthcare's latest quarterly results sent shares soaring.

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Chanticleer Holdings, the company that owns a handful of Hooters locations along with other eateries in the burger space is being purchased by Sonnet BioTherapeutics Inc., a company that makes cancer drugs. This isn’t a combination or a plan to get researchers to wear short shorts, it’s what’s called a reverse merger. Also, Costco has opened up its own chicken farm in a bid to keep selling rotisserie chickens for $4.99.

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More CEOs are leaving their companies in 2019 than ever before. In today’s Industry Focus: Financials, our team breaks down why we’re seeing a record number of CEO departures and whether or not it’s good for a founder to keep running maturing businesses. Plus, Fool.com and Millionacres contributor Matt Frankel, CFP gives real estate investors a bit of cautionary advise. All this, plus the stocks we’re watching now on this week’s episode.

 

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently made comments about the company's ability to defend itself from anti-trust proceedings, so we revisit Senator Elizabeth Warren's outline for how and why companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet should be broken up. Plus, we hit some more anti-competitive issues facing Apple.Stocks: FB, AAPL, AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL

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With oil and gas production exploding in the U.S., takeaway capacity is running low, leading to oversupply and even flaring of unwanted natural gas that producers can’t get to market. That creates opportunities for midstream companies, businesses that build and operate the pipelines that take oil and gas to market. Motley Fool Contributor Matt DiLallo joins the show to share what he looks for in a midstream company and to discuss two of the biggest midstream companies, Kinder Morgan and Enterprise Products Partners. 

Stocks Mentioned: PAA, PAGP, KMI, EPD

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Here's why post-approval setbacks have caused Puma Biotechnology, Clovis Oncology, and Regenxbio shares to tumble, and if any of these stocks are finally worth buying. Stocks: PBYI, CLVS, RGNX

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These days it seems like all the struggling retailers are taking their strongest performing brands and spinning them out from the larger parent companies. J Crew plans to take its Madewell brand public, and Gap intends to spin out Old Navy. Why are so many companies choosing this path and what do investors need to know about these new concepts hitting the market?Stocks: GPS, URBN

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Over the past week, four major brokerages have decided to scrap their trading commissions. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss what it means for investors and who the big winners could be. Then, Frankel gives an overview of Crowdfunded Real Estate investing and why it’s such an exciting way to invest in properties. Plus, Frankel and Moser each give their latest stocks to watch and give an update on Facebook’s (NYSE: FB) Libra cryptocurrency project.

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We answer a listener email asking about the ins and outs of the IPO process:

- How IPOs work
- Why IPO prices can change
- And how a company like WeWork can decide to pull its IPO

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 With the rise of two-day and next-day shipping, figuring out how to get products from a warehouse to customers’ doors is becoming ever more important to business success. However, this problem is more complicated than it might seem. To solve this, more and more companies are turning to automation. Motley Fool Contributor Dan Kline joins to the show to break down what we should expect to see as technology transforms logistics. 

Stocks Mentioned: AMZN, WMT, WBA, NKE, UPS

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Why Seattle Genetics and Amgen could be the biggest winner and loser, respectively, following this year's annual European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) conference. Also, here's what you should know about the virtual health service Amazon's rolling out for its workers, including if it's a threat to Teladoc's future.  Stocks: SGEN, AMGN, MRTX, AMZN, TDOC

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Michael’s is the largest craft retailer in North America, but is it a good stock? With shares down more than 40% since most recent its IPO in 2014, some may quickly dismiss the company. However, on closer inspection the company appears like it could have some value left in it. Motley Fool Contributor Asit Sharma joins the show to break down the company, and we give our thoughts on whether Michael’s is a value play or a value trap.  

Stocks Mentioned: MIK

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Dan Kline dig into how Apple Card measures up to its competitors and they take a look at the challenges in store for Wells Fargo's new CEO. Then be sure to listen as they wrap things up with another installment of "What's the last stock you bought and why?" as well as the stocks they'll be watching this coming week!

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The Fool's expert on all things China, Ben Ra, joins us to talk about how he's thinking about the macro conditions in China these days, the considerations that come into play as companies like Tencent, Alibaba, and Baidu become more mature, and which of the big Chinese tech stocks he likes best.

Stocks: BIDU, BABA, TCEHY, JD

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T. Boone Pickens passed away earlier this month on September 11, leaving a legacy as a wildcatter, corporate raider, alternative energy advocate, and philanthropist. Fool Contributor Jason Hall joins the show to discuss Pickens’ life and the lessons investors can learn from his example. Stay tuned to the end of the show to hear our thoughts on the recent attacks against Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure and what it means for both energy markets and Aramco’s upcoming IPO.

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Americans spend more than $3.5 trillion on healthcare each year. That amounts to $10,739 in per-person spending, which is almost twice as high as the average developed country. The ever-rising costs are creating enormous opportunities for any company that can help America to bring down its cost of care. Find out why how HealthEquity, Livongo Health, and Teladoc Health are doing just that, and how much employers and employees alike are saving from signing up for their services.

Stocks mentioned: HQY, LVGO, TDOC

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and MyWallSt Head Analyst Rory Carron discuss how big alcohol is diversifying beyond just alcohol, Vail Resorts' plans for its latest big acquisition, Facebook's next bet on hardware, and more. Then be sure to listen as they wrap things up with another installment of "What's the last stock you bought and why?

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The Federal Reserve cut interest rates by 25 basis points, as expected. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss why the market wasn’t thrilled, and what could be coming next. Plus, they also dive into why one of our favorite payment processing companies has underperformed, and why we aren’t seeing big banks acquiring some of the most successful fintech startups. All of this and more on this week’s show.

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The IPO calendar in 2019 has been unbelievably full -- today we break down three lesser known names that went public in the past month: Smile Direct, Cloudflare, and DataDog.

Stocks: DDOG, NET, SDC

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On Monday, the United Auto Workers (UAW) announced a nationwide strike against General Motors (GM), the first nationwide strike from the union since 2007. This strike occurs at an interesting time for the industry, with automakers having enjoyed a period of strong profits during the recovery from the global financial crisis but facing significant upcoming investments in electric and autonomous vehicles as well as a slowing global automotive market. These conditions appear like the perfect recipe for what could be a prolonged strike. Motley Fool Senior Automotive Analyst John Rosevear joins the show to break down what we know about the strikes so far and what it means for the industry. Listen to the end for updates on the merger talks between Renault and Fiat-Chrysler and the latest EV announcements from European automakers.  

Stocks Mentioned: GM, F, FCAU, VWAGY, DMLRY, POAHY, HMC 

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A wave of vaping related illnesses has resulted in at least seven deaths. Here's what people should know about vaping health risks and the potential impact on cannabis companies. Also, Aimmune Therapeutics peanut allergy pill clears an important hurdle, putting it on track toward an FDA approval. Can this medicine be a blockbuster or will safety concerns curb its appeal? 

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It’s a time of major upheaval for the grocery business. Companies big and small are struggling with changing consumer demand. How to handle that was the main topic at GroceryShop, a trade show that brought the industry together taking place now in Las Vegas. Fool contributor Daniel Kline reports from the show as he discusses what grocery chains face with host Shannon Jones. That includes making big dollar decisions on delivery, supply chain, automation and other areas.

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A new report predicts that banks are likely to lose as much as $280 billion of their payments revenue by 2025, thanks to fintech disruption from companies like Square (NYSE: SQ), PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), and others. Here’s why investors may want to take notice, and one new way Square is trying to capitalize on its growing payments platform. Plus, Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss The Motley Fool’s new real estate investing brand Millionacres and share the latest stocks on their watch lists.  

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Tech: Apple’s Big DayWe’ve set our eyes on the new iDevices! Apple has a refresh of its iPad, iPhone and Watch products, but those new developments have taken a backseat to the company’s larger commitment to streaming services. We dig into the news and what it means for Apple and the other streaming players.

Stocks: AAPL, NFLX

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Earlier this month, FedEx announced that it would no longer provide domestic express service to Amazon. What does this breakup mean for Amazon, e-commerce, and the future of logistics? Motley Fool Contributor Dan Kline joins the show to answer this question and more on this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Energy & Industrials.

 

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Acadia Pharmaceuticals' dementia-related psychosis trial offers new hope to patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.  Also, results from a lung cancer trial just strengthened Eli Lilly's leadership in precision medicine.

Stocks: ACAD, LLY

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:01pm EST

The retail-pocalypse has scared a lot of investors out of investing in any of the major names you see in malls, but what if we said there was a way to play retail that didn't bank as much on the success of stores like Macy's? Today we talk about the shopping mall REITs, how their business models are changing a bit, and which ones might be worth putting on your watch list.

Stocks: SPG, MAC, TCO, BPR

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The retail-pocalypse has scared a lot of investors out of investing in any of the major names you see in malls, but what if we said there was a way to play retail that didn't bank as much on the success of stores like Macy's? Today we talk about the shopping mall REITs, how their business models are changing a bit, and which ones might be worth putting on your watch list.

Stocks: SPG, MAC, TCO, BPR

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In this week’s installment of Industry Focus: Financials, president of Prudential (NYSE: PRU) retirement Phil Waldeck talks with host Jason Moser and Robert Brokamp, CFP about the state of retirement in the United States and more. Then, Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP dive into DocuSign’s (NASDAQ: DOCU) excellent quarter and the future growth potential of the company. Plus, in a brand new segment, Moser and Frankel each discuss the last stock each of them bought in their own portfolios and why. And finally, the pair give listeners the stocks that are at the top of their watch lists. All of this and more on this week’s episode.

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We talk about results from Slack, the workplace messaging SaaS company. In a vacuum, the company's results were strong, but stacked against past growth rates, they show things are slowing down a bit. In fact, Slack's struggle is an all-too-common one for the class of 2019 IPOs.

Stocks: WORK, UBER, PINS

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Zillow was one of the earliest movers to disrupt real estate via technology, but it’s taking an even bigger step with its Zillow Offers iBuyer program. Motley Fool Contributor Luis Sanchez joins the podcast to take a look at how Zillow has fared so far and where the market might be headed. 

Stocks Mentioned: Z, ZG, RDFN

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Amgen's $13.4 billion cash offer has won the bidding war for Celgene and Bristol-Myers Squibb's psoriasis drug, Otezla. Here's why the Goliath biopharma is betting so big on its success. Also, new data from The Medicines Company suggests a new cholesterol-busting drug is on it's way to approval. Stocks: CELG, BMY, AMGN, MDCO

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Last week, Papa John’s hired Arby’s President Rob Lynch as its new CEO. This continues an ongoing evolution of the company as it moves on from its relationship with founder John Schnatter. Motley Fool Contributor Dan Kline joins the show to discuss the hire and how it fits into the company’s turnaround plans. 

Stocks Mentioned: PZZA, DPZ, DRI

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Today’s show as host Jason Moser sits down with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington’s Manager of Program Engagement Patti Senft. Listen in as Jason and Patti talk more about all of the great things Junior Achievement is doing all around the country today to give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. Click here to learn more about Junior Achievement of Greater Washington!

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We've got our hands on fresh data on the smart speaker and wearables markets from research firm Canalys. We unpack the shifts going on in both markets, the winners and losers, and how these devices play into each companies strategy.

Stocks: AMZN, GOOGL, AAPL, BIDU, BABA, FIT

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Tesla just can’t stay out of the news. With a spate of lawsuits and critical articles surrounding Tesla solar dropping this week (including a new article by Vanity Fair author Bethany McLean) + the rollout of Tesla solar, Foolish Analyst Jim Mueller joins the show to break it all down. 

Stocks Mentioned: TSLA

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Looking for a caregiver for a parent or child? You're not alone. Americans spend over $335 billion every year on care for people, homes, and pets. Unfortunately, finding the right caregiver is getting harder because of aging America and lower unemployment. To make it easier, both public and private companies are disrupting the process with online platforms that simplify finding, paying, and providing care. Are these matchmakers a good investment? Stocks: CRCM

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and Motley Fool Canada's Joey Solitro take a look at the most recent quarter for the African ecommerce company Jumia and then dig into the latest on Disney with its recently announced partnership with Target as well as its Disney+ streaming service set to launch November 12. Then be sure to listen as they wrap things up with two stocks investors should be watching!

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With tons of regulatory uncertainty and reports that some key partners are having second thoughts, will Facebook (NYSE: FB) still move forward with its Libra cryptocurrency? And negative interest rates are more prevalent than you might think around the world, but what would happen if they came to the U.S. markets? Plus, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss the latest results from foreign fintech favorites StoneCo (NASDAQ: STNE) and PagSeguro Digital (NASDAQ: PAGS). All this and more on this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials.

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Premium analyst Joey Solitro comes on the show to give listeners three software companies he owns and is very excited about -- Yext, Elastic, and PagerDuty. We break down the space each company operates in, the big numbers that have us excited about each, and some things to keep in mind while you're looking at SaaS businesses.

Stocks: PD, ESTC, YEXT

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 The shale revolution is a case study in innovation. The onset of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing catapulted the USA to the top among global oil producers and created a 100 year surplus of natural gas supply. However, the exploration and production companies that drove the shale revolution haven’t enjoyed in the gains, generating chronically negative cash flows and poor earnings. Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall joins the show to dive into why profits have been so hard to come by for shale producers and where else investors might look to profit from the disruption shale production has caused.

Stocks Mentioned: AR, OXY, TELL, GTLS, PSX, EOG

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Earnings season is coming to a close and we’re looking back at what happened at four of our favorite med-tech companies. Inogen and Abiomed both tanked followed their earnings release while ShockWave Medical and Guardant Health both soared. Has the thesis long-term thesis for owning these stocks changed following their second-quarter results?

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Booking,com and Expedia both have pretty similar business models. At their core, both companies sell travel bookings -- hotels, airfares, and rental cars primarily -- and they do so in a variety of different ways. Each company collects a fee for each booking it completes, acting as a middleman. That’s a strong business which requires no inventory but it’s also a model that comes with the risk of partners creating stronger direct relationships with their customers.  

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Thanks to a scathing report from Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolis, General Electric (NYSE: GE) shares plunged 11% in a single day. Is this just market noise or something more? Plus, Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell is set to deliver much-anticipated remarks on Thursday, and investors hope he gets aboard the rate-cutting train. And as always, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP share the stocks on the top of their watch lists this week. All of this and more on this week’s Industry Focus: Financials show.

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Co-working and co-living innovator WeWork has filed its prospectus in preparation for an IPO later in 2019. We dig into the numbers, explain why the business isn't really a tech company, and walk through the struggles the company will likely have in becoming profitable.

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The history of the car is a story of how a new technology reshapes society, becomes part of its cultural identity, and is intertwined with a nation’s infrastructure. That history has shaped the world into which driverless vehicles may soon enter. Dan Albert, car critic at N+1 magazine and author of the new book Are We There Yet: The American Automobile Past, Present, and Driverless, joins the podcast to discuss the history and cultural impact of the American car and where it may be headed as we transition toward a more electric, driverless future. 

Stocks Mentioned: TSLA, GM, F, TMC, HMC, VWAPY

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The FDA is investigating Novartis' subsidiary AveXis because AveXis may have manipulated data on Zolgensma, a gene therapy with a sky-high price tag and blockbuster potential. Here's what could happen next. Also, Exact Sciences goes all in on cancer diagnostics. Why the Cologuard-maker is spending $2.7 billion in a push deeper into genetic testing.

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JC Penny is reportedly in talks to make some adjustments to its debt obligations -- we break down why even restructured financing isn't enough to right the ship for the struggling retailer and why a reverse stock split could be on the horizon. Then we hit some news items from Nike that hint at where the retail and apparel industries are going.

Stocks: JCP, NKE

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with Kevin Bennett, CEO of MotoRefi, a company focused on helping consumers save through refinancing their vehicle. Then listen in as Jason wraps up with a few thoughts on how investors can handle crazy news cycles.

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We're back with another _________ of __________ type business, this time we're talking about the Amazon of Africa, Jumia. The first African tech company to list on the NYSE shined in the weeks after its debut, but shares have come back down to IPO price as the dust has settled and some have warned of potential issues with the business. Should investors be eyeing this MercadoLibre wannabe?

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Tesla is the most divisive company on the stock market, and it’s not close. Like most highly polarized topics, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle. To bridge that gap, Motley Fool Contributor Brian Feroldi, who is long Tesla shares, joins Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple, who is short Tesla via put options, to break down the facts surrounding the company and the reasoning behind their positions. We hope this discussion helps listeners form their own, independent conclusions about the stock. 

Stocks Mentioned: TSLA

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The U.S. spends more than $24 billion each year on medical devices that help treat respiratory diseases, which is an enormous market opportunity. In this episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones is joined by Fool.com contributor Brian Feroldi to talk about three innovative medical device companies — Inogen, Resmed, and Inspire Medical -- that are all major players in this growing industry and they share their opinion on whether or not these deserve a spot in your portfolio.

Stock mentioned; INGN, RMD, INSP

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On July 9, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson’s space tourism venture, announced plans to go public via a deal with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp., a special purpose acquisition company created by Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya. This represents the first time public investors will be able to invest directly in the recreational space industry. Motley Fool Contributor Luis Sanchez joins the podcast for the first time to break down the business, its financial prospects, and how it stacks up against the other major players in the industry, SpaceX and Blue Origin.

Stocks Mentioned: IPOA

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In the latest edition of our Between Two Fools interview series, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP sits down for an interview with Steve Streit, founder and CEO of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT). Plus, Frankel and host Jason Moser dive intoSquare’s (NYSE: SQ) recent earnings release and the surprise announcement of the sale of its Caviar foodservice platform, and also take a look at Capital One’s (NYSE: COF) data breach and what it could mean for investors. All of this and the stocks we’re watching now in this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials.

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Online education business 2U reported earnings this week, and while the past quarter's numbers were fine it seems like the growth story for the company might be changing. Simon Erickson, lead advisor of Motley Fool Explorer joins us to explain what's going on at 2U and why the stock sold off over 60%.

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 Social and environmental issues have become more and more important in recent years, and investing hasn’t been spared from this trend. As a result, there has been a steady increase in investing based on Environmental, Social, and Governance factors, commonly known as ESG investing. Although ESG is growing in importance, many investors are still unaware of its existence. Motley Fool Analyst Maria Gallagher joins the show to introduce investors to ESG and share one of her favorite ESG investments, Trex. 

Stocks Mentioned: TREX

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Pot stock HEXO is under fire over its use of social media advertising and if that isn't bad enough, its home province, Quebec, has proposed restrictions on marijuana edibles that could disrupt its growth plans. Is it game over for HEXO? Also, here's why  biopharma giant Pfizer is merging its off-patent drug portfolio with generic drug heavy weight Mylan. 

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Dan Kline take a look at the most recent quarters for Beyond Meat and Under Armour and drill down into Amazon's most recent Prime Day results and what it all really means for the company!

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We’ve now heard the latest results from most of the major U.S. banks, so in this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP break down what investors need to know. Plus, they dig into the War on Cash and how cryptocurrencies could potentially affect some of our favorite payments companies, and each gives us one of their favorite foreign fintech companies to keep an eye on. All of this and more on this week’s installment.

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Thanks to a strong earnings report, Snap is finally back to the valuation it went public at several years ago. With users joining the platform, should investors be interested in shares? We talk about that, and Facebook's earnings release and the impact of the FTC's fine.

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We’re diving into the auto industry this week. With Ford reporting earnings Wednesday night, Motley Fool Contributor John Rosevear joins the show to break down the report and discuss Ford’s expanded partnership with Volkswagen focused around electric and autonomous vehicles. On the back half of the show, we take a look at negotiations beginning between the Big Three US Automakers and the United Auto Workers (UAW). Stay tuned to the end of the show to hear us all (including Dan Boyd) weigh in on Chevy’s new mid-engine Corvette.

 

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Marijuana stock CannTrust has revealed its been growing pot in unlicensed rooms, calling into question its future as a cannabis leader. Also, here’s why Gilead Sciences’ CEO just inked a multibillion deal with Galapagos to develop drugs together.

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The two biggest players in the cruise industry -- Carnival and Royal Caribbean -- have both generally performed well. The two companies, however, are in a bit of an arms race -- adding new ships with increasingly impressive features -- think ice skating rinks, laser tag, and robot-run bars just to start -- when questions exist as to whether younger people will want to cruise. Both companies have taken steps to market to younger generations and, so far, the numbers look good but as is the case on any cruise, a storm could be coming.

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with Foolish investing interns Alise Montgomery and Greg Bechtel. Tune in to learn more about the companies they're pitching to the investing team as well as the stocks on their radar as earnings season gets underway!

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We've got another tech stock on our watch list and.... shocker it's a SaaS business! Brian Feroldi jumps on the show to pitch Autodesk -- a company that makes software tools for engineers, architects, and designers. The company underwent the tough transition from the licensing model to the SaaS model and looks prime to take off.

Stocks: ADSK

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A home is the largest purchase the average person makes in his or her lifetime. However, real estate transactions can be intimidating, and because most people only go through the process once or twice, it’s hard to develop the experience needed to “know what you don’t know.” To help bridge this knowledge gap, Motley Fool personal finance experts Dan Kline and Maurie Backman join the podcast to share their experience buying properties and their 5 best tips for buying a new home.

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Motley Fool Co-Founder and CEO, Tom Gardner and Shannon Jones sit down with HealthEquity CEO, Jon Kessler. During the conversation, Jon Kessler reveals how the company is strategically positioned to help fix our broken healthcare system, his thoughts on the impacts of a single payer health system and the rationale behind acquiring WageWorks.

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Peloton is one of the trendiest names in fitness, but what should investors think of the soon-to-be-public company? We break down its interesting equipment + membership model and its strengths and weaknesses.

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with Brian Ballard, co-founder and CEO of Upskill, a company focused on building enterprise software for augmented reality devices. Tune in to learn more about what Upskill is doing and where Brian sees augmented reality taking us in the coming years!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

You asked, and we try to answer! We've got listener questions about:

- Why tariffs impact pure-play Chinese tech companies
- What investors should make of Naspers attempt to spin out its Tencent ownership
- If valuations have gotten a little too crazy for SaaS companies

Reminder -- if you have a question you want us to tackle, write in to industryfocus@fool.com.

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On this week’s episode, we’ve got another deal to break down, with Brookfield Infrastructure Partners announcing a plan to take Genesee and Wyoming Railroad private. Motley Fool Contributor Matt Dilallo joins the show to discuss what this latest transaction means for Brookfield and break down Rattler Midstream’s recent IPO, the largest energy IPO of 2019 so far and the first MLP to go public since 2017. 

Stocks Mentioned: BIP, BAM, RTLR, FANG

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After building Canopy Growth into the world’s biggest pot stock, CEO Bruce Linton has been terminated by the company’s board of directors. Here’s what you need to know about his exit, the company’s future, and if Linton thinks Canopy’s still a top stock to buy. Also, the latest updates on promising new gene therapies that could revolutionize hemophilia A and hemophilia B treatment. Stocks: CGC, STZ, OGR, SGMO, BMRN, QURE

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Endeavor, the world’s largest and longest running talent agency and owner of the UFC, recently filed its S-1 to go public. At the same time, an ongoing feud between the Writers Guild of America and major talent agencies, including Endeavor, has reached a fever pitch. Motley Fool Contributor Asit Sharma joins the show to break down the business, its prospects, and the threat posed by ongoing WGA dispute. 

Stocks Mentioned: EDR (proposed ticker)

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The June jobs report shows that our economy is creating far more jobs than expected, and this could make the Federal Reserve hesitant to cut rates as expected. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel CFP discuss the jobs report, the upcoming wave of bank earnings, and how these stories tie together. Plus, the pair discusses the downsides to the War on Cash and shares what stocks they’re watching now.

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Description: With the 4th of July holiday this week, we’re bringing all the Industry Focus Hosts together to break down the biggest stories of the year so far. In Part 3, we share our wish lists of companies we wish were public but aren’t, give our top stock to watch right now, and share our favorite 4th of July activities. 


Stocks Mentioned: RGNX, ADBE, RDFN,

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With the 4th of July holiday this week, we’re bringing all the Industry Focus Hosts together to break down the biggest stories of the year so far. In Part 2, we break down some of the biggest trends and news items in investing this year to decide whether they’re News, or Noise. Next, we take a look at some recent IPOs to determine whether investors should be saying Oh Yeah, or Oh No to these newly public companies. 

Stocks Mentioned: PINS, ZM, UBER, LYFT, BYND

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With the 4th of July holiday this week, we’re bringing all the Industry Focus Hosts together to break down the biggest stories of the year so far. In Part 1, we discuss the state of the stock market today, take a look at some indicators that could suggest where the economy is headed next, and dive into the antitrust rumors surrounding Big Tech. 

Stocks Mentioned: FB, AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL, AAPL

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It's been a big news week for Apple -- the company scooped up a self-driving start up, released new figures on Apple Music, and its design head is heading out. We break it all down on today's show.

Stocks: AAPL, SPOT

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Earlier this month, Raytheon and United Technologies announced a “merger of equals,” promising to create the world’s second largest aerospace company by total revenues. At the same time, United Technologies has also been preparing for the spinoff of its OTIS elevator and Carrier HVAC divisions. Motley Fool Contributor Lou Whiteman joins the show to break down these deals and more on this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Energy & Industrials. 

Stocks Mentioned: UTX, RTN

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Shannon Jones and Jason Moser breakdown the proposed megamerger between AbbVie and Allergan. Also, Jason Moser shares his thinking and the stocks behind his “Healthcare and Wealthcare” basket.

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Dan Kline dig into the burgeoning world of augmented reality and talk about the many different ways investors will be able to win from this growing and impactful technology.

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In this week's episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Dylan Lewis and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss two recent news stories. As expected, the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady, but opened the door for a rate cut in July. On the more unexpected end of the spectrum, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) announced the unexpected departure of a key executive. Here's what investors need to know about both of them. 

 

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A proposed law could be big trouble for the business models of tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Twitter. We explain the laws that currently allow these companies to host user content without being liable for its content and how it could change under the proposed law.

Stocks: WORK, FB, GOOG, GOOGL, TWTR

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Earlier this month, FedEx announced that it would no longer provide domestic express service to Amazon. What does this breakup mean for Amazon, e-commerce, and the future of logistics? Motley Fool Contributor Dan Kline joins the show to answer this question and more on this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Energy & Industrials.


Stocks Mentioned: FDX, AMZN, UPS, SHOP, WMT, TGT, DG

 

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Most investors will never come in contact with the products that are made by medical device companies. That fact can make it hard for them to research these types of businesses. However, when a medical device company creates a game-changing product it can often go on to create huge shareholder value in time. On this week's episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones sits down with Fool.com's Brian Feroldi to talk about three hidden medical device makers that could be on the verge of generating meaningful returns for their investors: ViewRay, Nervo, and LeMaitre Vascular.

Stocks: VRAY, NVRO, LMAT

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America’s malls are changing. Some well-known retail brands have gone away replaced by digital retailers. That has forced mall operators to be creative in finding alternative ways to fill space. That’s a work in progress at many malls but it’s something the owners of at least some malls have proven successful at doing.

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with Brendan Mathews, VP of Motley Fool Ventures to talk about working in venture capital, the types of companies they're looking at, the differences between public and private investing and some of the big trends the team is following!

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Another tech unicorn is going public -- Slack! We break down how the SaaS communication company works, its financials and its $17B valuation. We also explain the company's curious name, and why it has an eerie resemblance to Fool favorite Shopify.

Stocks: WORK, SHOP

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It’s been a wild couple weeks for Fiat Chrysler and Renault. After Fiat made a merger offer in late May, Renault shareholders Nissan and the French government balked at the deal, leading Fiat to withdraw its offer. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear joins the podcast to break down the political issues that have sidetracked the merger and discuss why we’ve been seeing so many major automotive partnerships recently, both between OEMs and autonomy startups.

Stocks Mentioned: FCAU, RNLSY, NSANY, GM, F, VWAGY, RACE, TSLA, HMC, TM

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Earlier this month, industry watchers gathered at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference to discuss the latest research in the battle against cancer. In today's show, biotech investing expert Brad Loncar shares his key takeaways from the event, including must-hear insight into programs underway at Iovance Biotherapeutics, MacroGenics, and the biotech unicorn, Grail.

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We’re re-airing one of our favorite episodes from last year -- we breakdown how scams works, the signs of a scam, and how you can protect yourself with Fool.com's resident detective, Matthew Cochrane.

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Mortgage REITs can be attractive to income investors, with many sporting double-digit yields, but it’s important to know what you’re getting into before adding one to your portfolio. In this Industry Focus: Financialsepisode, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discusses the basics of this unique type of company. Plus, host Jason Moser gives his take on Docusign’s (NASDAQ: DOCU) latest earnings report, and the pair answer some listener emails. You’ll hear all this and more on this week’s episode!

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2019 is the year of IPOs! We're digging through another prospectus from a soon-to-be-public tech company: Fiverr. The gig economy site is getting ready to go public, but should investors be excited?

Stocks: UPWK

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Since the oil price collapse of 2014, offshore drillers have languished, with several operators going bankrupt. However, stabilizing oil prices and declining breakeven levels for offshore oil has the industry poised for a turnaround. Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall joins the show to discuss the current state of the industry and break down three major offshore operators.

Stocks Mentioned: RIG, ESV, SDRL

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Pinterest, Beyond Meat, and Uber might be grabbing all of the financial headlines, but a little-known medical device company called Shockwave Medical (NASDAQ:SWAV) recently went public and has been a massive winner for early investors.

In this episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones and fool.com contributors Brian Feroldi take a closer look at Shockwave Medical’s technology, market opportunity, and financial statements to discuss why Wall Street is so excited.  

They also provide investors with an update on Novocure (NASDAQ:NVCR), which is another fast-growing medical device maker that recently secured an important regulatory win.

Stocks mentioned: SWAV, NVCR

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Over the last several years, nerdculture and pop culture have become one and the same, with Avengers movies and Game of Thrones dominating the conversation. As this interest has grown, businesses have moved to satisfy audience demand for products associated with pop culture. On today’s episode, Motley Fool Analyst Jim Gillies and Contributor Dan Kline join the show to break down two companies operating in the space: Gamestop and Funko.

Stay tuned to the end to hear us discuss our favorite video games of all time!

Stocks Mentioned: GME, FNKO, BKS

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In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials, Jason Moser sits down with analyst Auri Hughes in the latest installment of our Between Two Fools interview series. Then, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP talks with Moser about why bank stocks have underperformed the market in the midst of the trade war, the most important things investors should look for in company 10k and 10q filings, and what to think about when rolling over a 401(k). All that, plus the latest stocks we’re watching on this week’s information-packed episode.

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We've got our hands on Uber's first set of earnings results as a publicly traded company -- we talk about why losses widened and the comments from management that surprised us. Also, we hit a looming anti-trust issue for Apple.

Stocks: AAPL, UBER, LYFT

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A home is the largest purchase the average person makes in his or her lifetime. However, real estate transactions can be intimidating, and because most people only go through the process once or twice, it’s hard to develop the experience needed to “know what you don’t know.” To help bridge this knowledge gap, Motley Fool personal finance experts Dan Kline and Maurie Backman join the podcast to share their experience buying properties and their 5 best tips for buying a new home.

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Here's why paying $2 million for Novartis' revolutionary gene therapy for SMA may not be as crazy as it sounds. 
Also, why shares slumped after BioMarin reported its gene therapy may virtually eliminate bleeding in hemophilia A patients.

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Asit Sharma take a look at the most recent quarters for The Home Depot and Lowe's and kick the tires on Canadian Tire. Plus Jason sits down with Motley Fool analyst Thomas King on a new installment of Between Two Fools!

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Back in January, the FTC put out its antitrust case against Qualcomm and now we have Federal Judge Lucy Koh's decision. We explore the decision, what it means for Qualcomm and how it might radically change the business.

Stocks: QCOM, AAPL

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The real estate brokerage industry hasn’t changed much in decades, with high commissions and an opaque buying process. However, Redfin is changing the industry for the better, aiming to fulfill its mission to “Redefine real estate in the consumer’s favor.”

With a powerful value proposition, capable management, and a huge addressable market, Redfin is an up-and-coming Rulebreaker that investors should be receiving investors’ attention. Motley Fool Analyst Tim Beyers and Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple, both Redfin shareholders, break down Redfin’s competitive advantages, opportunities, and risks on this week’s episode.

Stocks Mentioned: RDFN, ZG

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We highlight two biotech stocks making oral presentations that could move their share price next month. Plus, Emily Flippen discusses an SEC proposal that could change reporting requirements for early stage biotechs.

Stocks: RGNX BPMC

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Chinese coffee company Luckin has aggressive plans to add thousands of stores and it's willing to lose a lot of money to do that. That puts it in competition with Starbucks though there might be enough customers for both. In addition Target sold out of its exclusive Vineyard Vines collection and that may not be a good thing.

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In the latest installment of our Between Two Fools interview series, host Jason Moser sits down with Prudential (NYSE: PRU) CFO Ken Tanji to talk about financial wellness and what the company is doing to try to improve the financial wellness of Americans. Plus, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP talks about why Green Dot (NASDAQ: GDOT) plunged after its recent earnings report, and you’ll also hear what stocks are on our radar this week. All this and more on this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials.

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We've got our hands on the first report for recently public Pinterest! We dive in and try and figure out why the stock sold off 10% after earnings, and check in on 2018 IPOs Upwork and Docusign to see how they're faring after their first year on the market.

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If you took a hot shower this morning, there’s a good chance you got your hot water thanks to a product from A.O. Smith, America’s largest manufacturer of hot water heaters. Operating in an oligopoly market with growing demand as more of the world enters the middle class, A.O. Smith is up 9X over the last 10 years and counts itself among elite company as a dividend aristocrat.  With shares down today on a recent short report from J Capital Research, Motley Fool Analyst John Rotonti joins the show to break down the investment opportunities and risks surrounding A.O. Smith today.

Stocks Mentioned: AOS

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It's a battle of the big bio's on this episode of Industry Focus Healthcare. Is Gilead Sciences finally overcoming its hep C headwind? Is Amgen beating back biosimilars? We dig into the details as we discuss which of these biopharma behemoths delivered better first quarter results. Stocks: GILD, AMGN

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You've undoubtedly been exposed to the multi-level marketing industry -- Facebook posts from people you went to high school with, phone calls asking you to come to Tupperware parties. Millions of Americans participate in the space, whether they call it "direct selling" "network marketing" or something else entirely. On this show, we explain why we won't invest in the industry, and how the average distributor tends to make out.

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In this installment of Industry Focus: Financials, we sit down for a chat with Fool analyst T.J. Piggott. Then, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss the latest earnings from Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B), Square (NYSE: SQ), and Markel (NYSE: MKL). And, as always, the pair shares two stocks on the top of their watch list right now.

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In the digital ad world, the Google and Facebook swallow up most of the market share... and headlines. But there are a lot of smaller players in digital advertising that could be great ways to play the mega-trend. We run through their recent results on today's show.

Stocks: ROKU, TTD, TLRA

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With Chevron bowing out of the bidding for Anadarko Petroleum, it appears Occidental has won its bid for the Permian E&P giant, with help from Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway. Motley Fool Contributor Matt Dillalo and Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple break down what the deal means for all the parties involved and take a look at Berkshire Hathaway’s earnings reported over the weekend.

Stocks Mentioned: BRK, OXY, CVX, APC, KHC, BAM, KMI

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Earnings season continues to heat up and several medical device makers have reported their first-quarter results. In this episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones and Brian Feroldi discuss why Abiomed (NASDAQ:ABMD) and Intersect ENT (NASDAQ:XENT) are off to a rough start in 2019 and why things couldn't be going better for Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD) and Novocure(NASDAQ:NVCR).  

Stocks mentioned: ABMD, XENT, PODD, and NVCR

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Over the last nine months, African swine fever has ravaged the pig population in China, causing tens of thousands of animals to be culled from herds. Side effects from this disease will be lasting and wide reaching, affecting everything from global meat demand, the Chinese yuan, and even tariff talks between the U.S. and China. Motley Fool Contributor Dan Kline and Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple break down these issues and more, as well as discussing Charlie Munger’s recent statement that Amazon has more to fear from Costco than the other way around.

Stocks Mentioned: BYND, MCD, TSN, SAFM, PPC, JBSAY, ADM, BG, COST, AMZN

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser and Industry Focus: Tech host Dylan Lewis tackle a real-life financial situation as Dylan tries to figure out what to do with a substantial stock gift he recently received. Plus Jason sits down with Motley Fool analyst Maria Gallagher on a new installment of Between Two Fools!

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Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear and Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple discuss the recent earnings reports from Ford and GM, including Ford’s recent $500 million dollar investment in EV developer Rivian.

Stocks Mentioned: GM, F

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Shares of the leading ride-sharing company will hit the market soon, so how does giant Uber compare to already-public Lyft? We break that down, and talk results from Apple's most recent quarter.

Stocks: AAPL, UBER

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Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear returns to the show to discuss the latest Tesla news, from its recent earnings report, Investor Autonomy Day, its recent filing to raise capital, and more.

Stocks Mentioned: TSLA

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In this earnings brawl episode of Industry Focus Healthcare, diabetes disruptor Tandem Diabetes faces off against telehealth titan Teladoc. Place your bets, because the winner may surprise you.

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Uxin battles a recent short report and Jumia is investing big in Africa. On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Joey Solitro discuss the state of affairs with the leading used car platform China used car company and take a closer look at how Jumia is capitalizing on Africa’s developing middle class. Plus the team takes a listener question on how investors should be viewing Chinese electric car company NIO

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In addition to earnings season, we’re also in the final days of financial literacy month. April is financial literacy month, so in this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP sat down with Elizabeth Overbay, Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs’ (NYSE: GS) consumer banking division and Dustin Cohn, Head of Brand and Marketing Communications for Marcus by Goldman Sachs to talk about the problem of financial literacy in America and what they’re doing to fix it. Plus, Frankel and host Jason Moser discuss first-quarter results from fintech heavyweights Visa (NYSE: V) and PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), and as always, let listeners know what stocks they’re watching this week.

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A lot of ink has been spilled about the things millennials are killing -- napkins, bar soap -- but as the generation of people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s age into becoming the biggest generation in the workforce, investors want to know: what businesses will enjoy huge tailwinds? We introduce our "Millennial Basket" -- three companies that seem to have plenty of room to grow based on where young folks are spending their dough.

Stocks: EB, UPWK, MTCH

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After issuing 6 month exemptions, the U.S. pledges to fully enforce sanctions against Iranian oil exports. What does this mean for investors? In addition, huge spreads between the price of natural gas around the world has investment in liquefied natural gas (LNG) exploding. Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall and Industry Focus host Nick Sciple discuss Chart Industries, a key provider of equipment used to cool and transform natural gas from a gaseous state to a liquid, and what opportunities it may provide to investors.

Stocks Mentioned: GTLS

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An infant participating in Novartis' Zolgensma trial has died, raising questions ahead of an expected FDA decision next month for this one-and-done treatment for spinal muscular atrophy. Here's what you should know. Also, why investors should ignore Intuitive Surgical's first quarter earnings miss and buy shares on sale.

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T-Mobile and Sprint have faced opposition from federal regulators over their planned $26.5 billion merger. Speculation that the deal may not be approved has led Sprint to send a statement to the Department of Justice saying that if the deal gets denied, it may not be able to survive. Fool Contributor Daniel Kline joins Shannon Jones to break that down and to take some time to sort out the streaming video industry.

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On this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP sits down with Gunther Bright, Executive Vice President, Merchant Services U.S. for American Express to discuss how Amex has evolved in recent years. After, Frankel and host Jason Moser discuss a trio of earnings from Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), and Travelers (NYSE: TRV) and answer a listener question about investing in wealth management firms. And, as always, we close out the show with two stocks we’re keeping our eye on now.

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Last Friday, Chevron announced a $33 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum, one of the biggest energy mergers in years. Motley Fool Contributor Matt Dilallo and Industry Focus host Nick Sciple break down the deal, take a look at Kinder Morgan’s most recent earnings report, and preview upcoming earnings from some of their favorite oil companies.

Stocks Mentioned: CVX, APC, KMI, HES, XOM, COP

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Marijuana stocks OrganiGram and Aphria reported quarterly earnings this week - here's what you should know. Also, Abbott locks horns with DexCom in diabetes and what's next for Bristol-Myers' now that its Celgene acquisition is official.

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We're tapping deep into childhood nostalgia on this show -- kids birthday party staple Chuck E. Cheese is planning to go public in 2019 and the details on Disney+ are finally available. One of these developments should have investors happy, the other one... not so much.

Stocks: DIS, CEC

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In this episode, we look at the bank earnings (so far) and learn about person-to-person payment platform Zelle. In the latest edition of our Between Two Fools interview series, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP sits down with Lou Anne Alexander, Group President of Payments for Early Warning, the company behind person-to-person payment platform Zelle. Later, Frankel and Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser discuss earnings from JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), and both tell listeners about the stocks on their radar this week.

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Soon-to-be-public Zoom is a Unicorn among Unicorns -- the company grew its top line over 100% last year and it managed to post a profit. We run through the company prospectus and see whether it is worth investing in ahead up its public debut:

Stocks: ZM

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:56pm EST

4 years ago, Dow and DuPont merged, creating one of the world’s largest industrial conglomerates. From the start, the plan was to break this newly formed company into 3 separate businesses, each more streamlined and nimble than the combined entity. In early April, the first stage of the breakup took place when New Dow began trading. Motley Fool Contributor Lou Whiteman and Industry Focus host Nick Sciple break down each of the newly formed companies and discuss how investors should be viewing them as they come to market.

Stocks Mentioned: DWDP, DOW

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Here's why a $1 billion deal with Regeneron failed to spark a rally in Alnylam shares. Also, will genetic discovery be our generation's biggest trend? If so, Illumina, bluebird bio, and Invitae could be top stocks to watch.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

WWE stock is up over 5X in the last three years, making it one of the better performing stocks on the market. With sports licensing fees surging, the company recently negotiated a new deal that should position the company to thrive over the next several years. Dan “Pretty Boy” Kline and Nick “Hundred Dollar Man” Sciple break down how the company makes money, recent criticism surrounding the company, and the company’s future on this week’s episode.

Stay tuned till the end to hear our Mount Rushmore of the greatest wrestlers of all time, our favorite highlights from Sunday’s Wrestlemania, and more!

Stocks Mentioned: WWE, FOX, FOXA, CMCSA

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Here’s the latest from around the financial sector, and an interview with a Fool.com contributor with a unique perspective on financial crimes. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser sits down with Fool.com contributor Matt Cochrane, who happens to have a unique day job related to the financial sector. Also, regular guest Matt Frankel, CFP discusses why JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon thinks America’s economic growth isn’t nearly as robust as it could be, and answers a listener question about stock buybacks. Finally, as always, Moser and Frankel each reveal what stocks they’re watching right now.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

We tackle a listener question on today's show -- why should I care about EBITDA?

Listen in to get a breakdown of the metric, how it can be used for good, and how it can be abused by businesses trying to mask bad results.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

A second crash of Boeing’s 737 Max has shaken the airline industry over the past month. As the world’s largest operator of 737 aircraft, Southwest Airlines has been particularly affected. Motley Fool contributor Adam Levine-Weinberg and Industry Focus host Nick Sciple break down how Southwest is adapting to the 737 Max news, discuss the company's' newest routes to Hawaii, and take a look at whether the stock might be a buy today.

Stocks Mentioned: LUV, HII, BRK-A, BRK-B

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Technology has invaded every sector of the market, including healthcare. In this weeks episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones and fool.com contributor Brian Feroldi discuss 5 hybrid healthcare/tech stocks that should be on your radar.

Stocks mentioned: VEEV, HQY, TDOC, MDSO, CERN

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

McDonald's invests in its customer experience and Whole Foods is lowering prices (again). On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Asit Sharma discuss how the fast-food giant is leaning on technology as well as Amazon's long-term strategy with Whole Foods. Plus Jason chats with Aaron Timmons to learn more about his career with Amazon in a new installment of Between Two Fools.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:07pm EST

In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser sits down with Amalgamated Bank (NASDAQ: AMAL) CEO Keith Mestrich to talk about the opportunities and challenges of operating a smaller and socially-responsible bank in the modern financial landscape. Plus, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discusses what Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) CEO Tim Sloan’s abrupt departure could mean for the bank and its investors. And, you’ll hear which two stocks we’re watching this week.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Another unicorn is going public! We take a look at Pinterest's prospectus and explain how the social media company has turned DIY pics into a $12B business.

Stocks: PINS, FB, GOOG, GOOGL

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

On March 8, 2018, the United States enacted 25% tariffs on imported steel. A year later, have those tariffs accomplished what they set out to do? Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall and Industry Focus host Nick Sciple answer that question and share their favorite steel investment on this week’s episode.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:03pm EST

Biogen's shares fell 30% because it's bailing on a once-promising Alzheimer's disease drug, but it might not be a bargain worth buying yet. Also, why a shareholder revolt could cause Bristol-Myers and Celgene's merger to fall apart.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Amazon has increased its focus on profitability and that means getting rid of items where it “can’t realized a profit” or CRaP as the company unofficially calls them. Host Shannon Jones and Fool Contributor Daniel Kline also discuss whether CVS selling CBD products fits its image as a company focused on health.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

In the latest edition of our Between Two Fools interview series, host Jason Moser sits down with Ellevest CEO and co-founder Sallie Krawckeck. Then, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP tells investors what they need to know about the latest Federal Reserve meeting and why bank stocks have been dropping ever since. Finally, you’ll hear which two stocks are on our watch lists this week.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Today we talk about a topic we've never covered before -- ETFs!

Exchange-traded Funds are a great way for investors to get instant exposure to a basket of companies, and there are plenty of tech funds that have put up big returns over the past few years. We run through some solid options, and explain the difference between ETFs and mutual funds.

Tickers: ETFMG, HACK, ARKW, FDN, VGT, XLK

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Sometimes great companies are found in under-the-radar places. Graco is one of those companies. You probably haven’t heard of it (I thought it made baby strollers before doing my research), but this maker of industrial fluid and coating machinery has trounced Mr. Market over the past 25 years. Motley Fool Senior Analyst John Rotonti joins the podcast to discuss why this underfollowed company is an attractive investment today.

Stocks Mentioned: GGG, SHW

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Fool's have questions, we've got answers! In today's show we offer tips on what to look for before buying clinical-stage and commercial-stage biotech stocks, including 5 checklist items you ought to know.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

It’s March Madness time as the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are set to begin. On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Asit Sharma look at how their favorite teams made it to the Big Dance and talk about all the different ways investors can benefit from one of the year’s biggest sporting events.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

In the latest installment of our Between Two Fools interview series, Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with LivePerson (NYSE: LPSN) CEO Rob LoCascio. Plus, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) CEO Tim Sloan just got a $1 million raise – did he deserve it? And, why does conglomeration seem to work so well for companies like Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) and Markel (NYSE: MKL), but not forGeneral Electric (NYSE: GE). All this and more on this week’s episode.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

The original SaaS business hit a big milestone recently, we recap how the company turned CRM into a business worth over $100 billion. Then we turn our attention to a SaaS stock that's still in its early innings, Shopify.

To wrap things up, we get some tips on how to talk about money with kids from a visiting team of junior analysts.

Stocks: CRM, SHOP, WDAY, NOW

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Following a second fatal crash of its 737 Max aircraft, Boeing has grounded the planes worldwide. Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall and IF Host Nick Sciple break down what we know so far and how investors should be reacting and dive into the listener mailbag to give investors a primer on Schedule K-1 taxes and an overview of their favorite Renewable Energy Yieldcos.

Stocks Mentioned: BA, LUV, EADSY, BEP, TERP, PEGI, NEP, CWEN, PCG

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, Shannon Jones and special guest Simon Erickson, sit down with Brad Loncar, CEO of Loncar Investments, to discuss China’s biotech revolution.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

On this week’s Industry Focus Consumer Goods, Motley Fool Contributor Dan Kline and host Nick Sciple break down some of the latest news in the CG space. “Papa” John Schnatter has reached an agreement with his namesake company to retract his lawsuit with the company and step down from its board. What does this mean for the company’s future? JAB Holdings is considering spinning off its coffee and retail brands. Should investors be paying attention? Finally, Dan discusses some of the latest retail technology he learned about last week at ShopTalk in Vegas. We hope you’ll enjoy their conversation.

Stocks Mentioned: PZZA, DPZ, KDP, SBUX, AMZN, WMT, TGT

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

In this week’s Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser sits down with The Motley Fool’s own senior analyst Buck Hartzell to talk about Boston Omaha Corporation (NASDAQ: BOMN), an up-and-coming financial stock that’s been getting lots of attention. Then, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discusses some of the main themes at this year’s ShopTalk conference in Las Vegas. And, Moser and Frankel discuss a couple of stocks on their radar and The Motley Fool’s new real estate investing website.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

We finally have financials from ride-hailing company Lyft! On today's show we run through how the company makes money, the core business metrics investors need to know about, and the big risks facing the business.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

[WARNING: This Episode is Long] In recent weeks, Tesla has released a flood of news onto the public markets, from confusion surrounding deliveries in Europe and Asia, departures of multiple C-level executives, contempt charges against Elon Musk by the SEC, price cuts across its entire lineup of vehicles, eliminating the vast majority of its retail presence, and an upcoming announcement of the Model Y-- and that’s the short list. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear and Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple discuss these stories and more in a comprehensive look at the challenges facing Tesla today.

Listening Guide

  • First ~30 minutes -- $35k Model 3 + Store Closure Announcements + Model Y
  • Middle ~30 minutes -- Import issues in Asia/Europe + Elon’s Contempt of Court
  • Final ~30 minutes -- Consumer Reports Removes Model 3 Rec + Changes to Autopilot Marketing

 

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Will the Feds Tell Tesla to Fire Elon Musk Over Tweets?

Tesla customers describe maddening problems with returns and refunds

Tesla doesn’t know where it will build the Model Y as it rolls out more layoffs and cost cuts

Former Tesla Workers Paint Grim Picture of Buffalo Plant

Elon Musk Should Be Enabled to Step Back From Tesla, Investor Says

Tesla ends contract to prepare Model 3 for delivery in Europe a week after first ship

NHTSA's Autopilot Claim That Tesla Touted Disputed in New Study

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Here's why Roche's acquisition of gene therapy pioneer Spark Therapeutics and Biogen's acquisition of gene therapy upstart Nightstar Therapeutics could put Regenxbio in play. RHHBY, ONCE, BIIB, NITE, RGNX

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Gap is breaking up with…itself? And why is Levi Strauss giving it another go as a publicly traded company? On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Asit Sharma give listeners the must-know details about these stories, and also offer up a couple of stocks they’re watching in the coming week.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Here's the latest from around the financial sector that investors need to know. In this week's installment of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss earnings from Green Dot (NASDAQ: GDOT), Mercadolibre (NASDAQ: MELI), and Square (NYSE: SQ). Plus, hear why Kroger (NYSE: KR) is no longer accepting Visa (NYSE:V) credit cards in some company-owned stores. All this and more on this week's info-packed episode.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

iQiyi and MercadoLibre put up some monster earnings results to end 2018 -- we break down the numbers, and why both businesses still have plenty of growth ahead of them.


Stocks: IQ, MELI

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

XPO Logistics is one of the largest freight and logistics providers in the world. Following steady growth over the last 5 years, shares are down more than 50% from their October highs. Bill Barker, a portfolio manager a MFAM Funds, joins Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple to shed light on the company’s history, recent performance, and prospects for the future.

Stocks Mentioned: XPO, AMZN

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Marcus explains why  America's most innovative life sciences companies call Alexandria's buildings home, how the biotechnology business is evolving, and what could be in store for his company next. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP) shocked the investing world when it said that it would be dropping its relationship with the United States Postal Service. That’s part of a major shift in the company’s business model and Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Shannon Jones and Fool.com contributor Dan Kline break down what this news means for investors. Later in the show they talk about CVS (NYSE: CVS) another company that’s shifting its business model.  

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:45pm EST

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) are teaming up to offer a new credit card product, so Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss what we know so far. Plus, one of Moser’s favorite fintech stocks is being acquired at a hefty premium – should investors sell or hang on? As if that weren’t enough, Warren Buffett just released his annual letter to investors, and we’ll discuss the key takeaways. You’ll hear all of this and more in this week’s episode.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

What's in a tech stock? Today we explain why three companies that are firmly in other industries -- Domino's, Axon, and Proto Labs -- are really tech companies because of the way they operate.

Stocks: DPZ, AAXN, PRLB

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Part Two of our discussion of the Brookfield Asset Management family of companies. On this week’s episode, we take a look at Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and Brookfield Renewable Partners to see what opportunities they provide for investors.

Stocks Mentioned: BIP, BEP, TERP, NEE

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:52pm EST

Some medical device companies hold such a strong competitive position in their industry that it isn't a stretch to call them a monopoly. In this week's episode, Motley Fool Contributor Brian Feroldi and Industry Focus host Shannon Jones discuss why Intuitive Surgical, Abiomed, and Novocure are three medical device monopolies hiding in plain sight.

Stocks Mentioned: ISRG, ABMD, NVCR

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores. Is it a restaurant, or is it a store? The Motley Fool’s Asit Sharma and Nick Sciple answer these questions and more in an in-depth discussion on the company and its investment opportunities.

Stocks Mentioned: CBRL, DNKN, BH

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Tech: SurveyMonkey Slides, Amazon Gets Mesh

Earnings from SaaS surveying company SurveyMonkey showed strong signs that the company's enterprise efforts are taking off.... but the stock sold off 15%. What gives? We talk about the report and explain why Amazon went out and bought Wifi Mesh company eero.

Stocks: SVMK, AMZN

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:15pm EST

Brookfield Asset Management is one of the largest asset managers in the world, with over $300 billion in assets under management. In this week’s episode, Motley Fool Contributor Matt Dillalo and Industry Focus host Nick Sciple give an overview of Brookfield Asset Management, as well as its publicly traded subsidiaries. Make sure to tune in next week for part two of our discussion.

 

Stocks Mentioned: BAM, BPY, BPR, BBU

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

What Gilead Sciences and Sangamo Therapeutics disappointing data means to investors and why Allergan may face a formidable foe in up-and-comer Evolus. Stocks: GILD, SGMO, AGN, EOLS

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

CG: What Toys R Us Taught Us

Reports came out earlier this week that legacy retailer Toys R Us might be trying to stage a second act. We break down what went wrong for the retailer in the past, what to watch for in retail stocks, and one company that seems to have gotten it right.

Stocks: TJX, FIVE, LOW, HD

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:47pm EST

In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials, we start with part two of host Jason Moser’s interview with Ameris Bancorp (NYSE: ABCB) CEO Dennis Zember. Then, Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP dive into the merger of BB&T (NYSE: BBT) and SunTrust (NYSE: STI), which will create the sixth-largest U.S. bank when it is finalized later this year. Plus, you’ll hear listeners’ emails and Twitter questions and two stocks that are on our radar right now.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:03pm EST

More big name tech earnings came out this week! On this episode we break down the new metrics Twitter is giving investors (and what they're taking away) and how Spotify managed to eek out its first ever operating profit.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

Although price volatility has dominated cryptocurrency headlines over the past year, the business and regulatory environment for cryptocurrency and related assets has continued to evolve. To better understand this changing cryptocurrency landscape, Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple sat down with Courtney Rogers Perrin and Joshua Lewis, attorneys practicing in the areas of blockchain, cryptocurrency, and financial technology at the firm of Frost Brown Todd in Nashville, Tennessee. In a wide-ranging discussion, Courtney, Joshua, and Nick examine the evolution of cryptocurrency and blockchain regulations, how governments are treating cryptocurrency in the US and abroad, how those actions might affect cryptocurrency adoption, the future of cryptocurrency, and more. We hope you'll enjoy their conversation

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Why game-changing medicines, a revolutionary new treatment for sleep apnea, and the chance to be the Amazon of genetics make these under-the-radar stocks intriguing up-and-comers. Stocks: NVTA, INSP, ALLO, MYOV

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:53pm EST

Beyond Meat is going public and while the company is pursuing a massive market opportunity it’s worth taking a look under the hood. And SiriusXM is joining forces with Pandora but is this deal going to be more Bababooey or Hit ‘Em With The Hein? On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Asit Sharma give listeners the must-know details about these stories, and also offer up a couple of earnings stories they’re watching in the coming week.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:55pm EST

In the latest installment of our Between Two Fools interview series, Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ: ABCB) CEO Dennis Zember for the first of an in-depth two-part conversation. Then, Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss some of the latest efforts to encourage a cashless society, answer a few questions from our Twitter followers, and discuss the stocks they’re keeping their eyes on this week. It’s all on this week’s info-packed episode. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:20pm EST

It doesn't seem to matter what bad news comes Facebook's way, the company just keeps chugging along. Its recent results show that users and revenue keep growing -- we break down earnings and talk about where future growth might come from.

Oh, and Apple reported earnings this week too. We chat about their new financial reporting structure and what's going on in its services segment.

Stocks: AAPL, FB

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:29pm EST

Motley Fool Contributor Lou Whiteman and IF host Nick Sciple round up all the latest news surrounding the defense industry. With the government shutdown on pause until February 15, defense contractors have had to adjust, and their most recent guidance suggests more uncertainty to come. However, the US military needs significant investment in its nuclear arsenal and missile defense is needed to bring them up to date. We discuss these issues and more on today's episode.

 

Stocks Mentioned:LMT, RTN, GD, NOC, BA, HRS, HII

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Biotech's biggest stories this year include trial data and FDA decisions for therapies targeting indications with a massive need for new treatment options, including blood disorders, genetic diseases, and Alzheimer's Disease. Here are six stocks that could pop or drop in 2019 based on these fast-approaching catalysts. Stocks: BIIB, BLUE, GBT, AIMT, DBVT, VRTX, SRPT

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) had a very strong quarter largely because it improved its execution and used its digital tools to drive sales. That’s CEO Kevin Johnson’s doing but the coffee chain boss also has scaled back plans to launch 1,000 Reserve Stores and adding Reserve bars to 20% of stores to a small pilot program. On this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, host Shannon Jones is joined by Fool.com contributor Daniel Kline to look into the company’s results and its efforts to drive traffic to afternoons and evenings.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:13pm EST

Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) just got a big win, with two lingering issues resolved in the bank’s favor. And, Square (NYSE: SQ) recently rolled out yet another new product designed to strengthen its ecosystem even more. On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials,  host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, give listeners the must-know details about these stories, answer some great listener emails, recap big bank earnings, and more.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

The modem company has been using a "no license, no chips" policy for the longest time to dominate the smartphone supplier market. But with the company battling the FTC, that power dynamic could swiftly change. If Qualcomm is forced to change its business model, how will that affect the company's financials?

Stocks: QCOM, AAPL

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

New and exciting trends like renewable energy, electric vehicles, and micromobility all depend on one thing: batteries. As these applications begin to scale, batteries are set to become an ever more important industry. Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers joins the show to break down the current state of the battery market as well as some of the most interesting stocks available for investors to invest in the battery industry.

Stocks Mentioned:TSLA, PCRFY, TM, HMC, GM, ENS, ENPH, BYDDF, BRK-A, BRK-B

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Investing in the biotech sector is not for the faint of heart. But these 3 investing strategies could help investors generate outsized returns with lower volatility. Stocks: IBB, XBI, IQV, PRAH, SYNH, ICLR, WST, VEEV, RGEN

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:19pm EST

Shares of Disney haven't done much for investors over the past few years. But could that be about to change? The House of Mouse has a bunch of potential blockbusters coming out in 2019 and its Disney+ streaming service should be available soon -- are these catalysts enough to get investors excited about Disney again?

Stocks: NFLX, DIS

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day which means the markets are off today. It also means that Industry Focus listeners get a very special installment of Between Two Fools for today’s show as host Jason Moser sits down with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington’s Manager of Program Engagement Patti Senft. Listen in as Jason and Patti talk more about all of the great things Junior Achievement is doing all around the country today to give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. Click here to learn more about Junior Achievement of Greater Washington!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Netflix's latest earnings release had some awesome subscriber numbers, but investors seemed preoccupied with the company's slight miss on revenue. On today's show we talk about why that's a mistake, and try to sift through all the news about beat up tech stock Snap.

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Direct download: 20190118_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

With the North American International Auto Show in full swing, we've seen a flood of news around US automakers. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear to break down all the latest news surrounding Ford, GM, and the global auto market.

Stocks Mentioned:F, GM, TSLA, VWAGY, HMC

 

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Direct download: 20190117_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Canopy Growth is the first cannabis company to take advantage of a new path to do business in the U.S. Also, Aurora Cannabis preliminary financials show investors just how significant Canada's recreational market is for the industry, and Cronos Group's recent tie-up with tobacco giant, Altria, puts it in an envy-inspiring position. Stocks: CGC, ACB, CRON, MO, STZ

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Casinos have attracted activist attention in recent weeks, with Carl Icahn and others taking stakes in major US operators. Motley Fool analysts Asit Sharma and Nick Sciple discuss the latest trends in the casino industry, from sports betting to Las Vegas and Macau, and how they might be affected by expected legislative action. Make sure to listen to the end to hear our picks for the NFL games this weekend!

Editor's note: In the podcast episode and accompanying transcript above, our podcast team should have clarified that Caesars Entertainment's CEO Mark Frissora has agreed to remain in his position through the end of April 2019 while the company completes a search for his successor. The agreement can be extended for one month at the company's option.

Stocks Mentioned:CZR, MGM, LVS, WYNN, PDPYPY, TSG, SGMS, SJMHF, GXYEF, MLCO

 

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Find Asit on Twitter @asitmap to check out his write-up on Caesar's Failed Sale-Leaseback Accounting

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

It's that time again. The big banks are all set to report their fourth quarter earnings this week. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss what investors should be keeping an eye on, whether it's crunch time for Wells Fargo's leadership team, and a legal question about the War on Cash. And, we'll start things off with a very specialBetween Two Fools interview.

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Direct download: 20190114_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:21pm EST

We tend to spend a lot of time talking about stocks with big growth stories and rich valuations to match. But with investors increasingly worried about market volatility, today we run through some solid defensive stocks for people looking to limit downside if the stock market turns south.


Stocks: VZ, ADBE, MSFT

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

We return to our predictions from last week's episode to assess where we might have gone wrong in October and look forward to things to watch in 2019. Then, we go to the Industry Focus mailbag to answer your questions about renewable energy yieldcos, drones, solar energy, Kinder Morgan, 2019 stock picks, and a little non-stock discussion for those who listen to the end.

Stocks Mentioned:TERP, PEGI, NEE, BEP, VWDRY, AVAV, KMI, SPWR

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Jason's Primer on Solar Energy Investing

What is the Duck Curve?

Utilities Speeding Up Coal Power Plant Closures (paywall)

Saudi Arabia's Latest Oil Production Cuts (paywall)

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Direct download: 20190110_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Bristol-Myers Squibb announced a mega-deal for biotech Goliath Celgene and Eli Lilly acquired precision-cancer drug developer Loxo Oncology for $8 billion at this year's J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Also, Sage Therapeutics rolled out impressive data for a postpartum depression drug that caused its shares to skyrocket, too. 

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Direct download: 20190109_IF_Healthcare_ReUp.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Latin American ecommerce leader Mercadolibre continues to prosper and its burgeoning payments business offers investors another way to invest in the global payments space. Meanwhile the long-term tailwinds in home improvement are growing stronger and Home Depot and Lowe’s are poised for success. Host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Asit Sharma dive deeper into these topics and also answer a listener email all on this week’s _Industry Focus: Consumer Goods_ show. Stocks: MELI, HD, LOW, AMZN

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Square (NYSE: SQ) recently hired a new CFO, eliminating the uncertainty that had been swirling since Sarah Friar stepped down in late 2018, so Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP give their takes on the news. Plus, we’ll share our favorite investing books for the new year and discuss a classic portfolio allocation debate. All this and more on this week’s episode.

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Direct download: 20190107_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:16pm EST

Apple has had a rough week:

- CEO Tim Cook wrote a letter to shareholders walking back the company's previous quarterly guidance, erasing $7B in expected revenue.
- Netflix is making moves to try and claw back some of its subscription revenue from the iTunes store.
- iPhone 7 and 8 sales are being blocked in Germany.

With shares down big this week, should investors be worried about one of the world's largest tech companies?

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Direct download: 20190104_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

Description:Motley Fool contributors Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Matt Dillalo join host Nick Sciple for a roundtable discussion on trends to watch in energy for 2019. They break down whether oil can reach $100 in 2019, midstream players to watch as Permian takeaway constraints subside, opportunities in the liquefied natural gas (LNG), and things to watch in renewable energy in the coming year. This episode was pre-recorded on October 4, 2018.

Stocks Mentioned:BIP, BEP, KMI, PAA, OKE, PSXP, COP, RDS-A, RDS-B, TELL, LNG, NEXT, VSLR, RUN, TERP, SPWR

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Jason's Primer on Solar Energy Investing

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Direct download: 20190103_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

These healthcare stocks crushed the S&P 500's return last year, but that doesn't necessarily mean they'll be top performers in 2019 too. Stocks: TNDM, AMRN, ABMD, MRK

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Direct download: 20190102_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST