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Africa resident and Millionacres analyst Tyler Crowe joins Motley Global Partners Advisor Bill Mann and Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple for an introduction to the African economy and a look at some of the trends that are setting the continent up to become one of the world’s fastest growing regions. 

Stocks Mentioned: JMIA, AMT, NSRGY, VOD, ORAN, BUD, UL, PYPL

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser sits down with two of The Motley Fool's summer investing interns, Zane Fracek and Graham Haederle. Tune in as they discuss the latest earnings reports from Intuitive Surgical and Chipotle as well as the two stocks they recently pitched to the The Fool's investing team!

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Motley Fool intern Haddiya Noor joins the show to chat about how the restaurant industry has handled the pandemic, including how it’s dealing with changing consumer trends as well as the current labor shortage before diving into a handful of businesses.


Stocks: McDonalds (MCD), Yum Brands (YUM), Yum China Holdings (YUMC), Chipotle (CMG), WingStop (WING), Darden (DRI)

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We've now heard from all of the big banks, so on this week's Industry Focus: Financials, Matt and Jason are digging into the results. They're diving into the latest numbers from JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), and Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS). Plus, we just learned that Bill Ackman's SPAC deal isn't going to happen, so what does it mean for Pershing Square Tontine Holdings (NYSE: PSTH) and its shareholders?

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Almost a quarter of our shows so far in 2021 have been breakdowns of newly public companies.

On today's show, we revisit all the businesses we looked at in the first half of the year, get up to speed on their latest results, and talk about which ones are our favorites.

Stocks: OLO, PATH, S, GLBE, SQSP, KNBE, RAAC, AFRM.

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NPR’s Jacob Goldstein returns to the show for a wide-ranging conversation with Jason Hall and Nick Sciple about the cryptocurrency market, inflation, housing, and more. 

Investments Discussed: Bitcoin

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HyperFine is looking to head to public markets with the lofty goal of disrupting the MRI market with the first FDA-approved portable MRI machine. Join Brian Feroldi and Emily Flippen as they break down HyperFine’s roadshow and unpack this recent SPAC. 

Stocks: HealthCor Catalio Acquisition Corp (HCAQ)

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Crocs is perhaps the most controversial footwear brand of all time, creating both blind loyalists and uncompromising cynics. Regardless of what side of the fence you may fall on, Crocs have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years as brand deals, endorsements, and Gen Z flocked to the Croc. Join Motley Fool Analysts Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they take a look at where Crocs has been and if the best is still yet to come. 

Stocks: Crocs (CROX)

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Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) recently decided to shut down its personal lines of credit business. Why did the bank make this move, and is it unfair to customers? Plus, SPACs are back in the news after Virgin Galactic's (NYSE: SPCE) successful flight with founder Richard Branson. Plus, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor discuss what they'll be watching as banks report their earnings later this week. 

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We talk Duolingo (and a bit of Spanish and French) on today's episode.

Listen in for a breakdown of how this app uses the freemium model to make language education easy and accessible, whether the company's books look bien or mal, and why the CEO's track record is something to be excited about.

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Motley Fool Senior Analyst John Rotonti joins the podcast to break down the industrial gas industry and the case for investing in industrial gas giant (and Dividend Aristocrat) Linde.

Stocks Discussed: LIN, APD, AIQUY

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Join Brian Feroldi as he walks you through three small cap healthcare companies that may have flown under your radar with the aim of answering the question every investor wants to know: can this business result in 10x returns? 


Stocks: Progyny (PGNY), Pulmonx (LUNG), and Nano-X Imaging (NNOX)

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Join Analysts Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they take a look at the online dating industry, including dating trends coming out of the coronavirus pandemic as well as two of the biggest competitors: Match Group (MTCH) and Bumble (BMBL)

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The Motley Fool Canada’s Iain Butler and Jim Gillies join the podcast for a special Canada Day edition of Industry Focus. We give an overview of the Canadian stock market, share a few Canadian stocks to watch, and more!

Stocks Discussed: BB, SHOP, RY, BAM, TSE: BAM.A, TSE: ENGH, LULU, TSX:CSU.TO, CNSWF, TSX:CMG, ABCL

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday catch host Jason Moser's full interview with Washington Post space reporter and author of "The Space Barons" Christian Davenport as they talk about Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and the business of space!

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After a five-year hiatus from public markets, Krispy Kreme has filed an S-1 and is ready to sell more than its doughnuts to investors. But has this special treat gone cold? Join Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they unpack this 83 year old business and discuss if you should buy it’s stock… or just stick to its original glazed.

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The Federal Reserve recently announced that all 23 banks subject to the 2021 stress tests passed with flying colors, clearing the way for dividend increases and new buyback plans. Plus, Visa (NYSE: V) is planning to acquire another open banking startup after its previous attempt to acquire Plaid didn't work out. Host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, discuss these top stories and more on this week's episode. 

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We dive into three Fool favorites that have been hit hard over the past few months -- Appian, Airbnb, and The Trade Desk.We unpack the business results for these three companies and why the recent declines are more a reflection of rapid share price appreciation than anything else.

Stocks: APPN, ABNB, TTD

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Motley Fool Auto Specialist John Rosevear joins the show to break down the whirlwind of bad news that’s hit Lordstown Motors over the past month and share his thoughts on a variety of other auto-related news, including the Solid Power SPAC, GM’s Texas joint venture with Shell in EV charging, Audi’s EV plans, and Amazon’s relationship with Plus Trucking.

Stocks Discussed: RIDE, NKLA, F, RDS-A, RDS-B, DCRC, TM,  AUDVF, AMZN, HCIC, TSLA

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser chats with Qualcomm principal engineer Rajat Prakash about Qualcomm's investments in 5G, the areas he's most excited about in the space today, and much more!

Stocks: Qualcomm (QCOM)

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Cricut may seem like just another hardware business waiting to be knocked off, but this creatively-focused platform is attempting to generate an ecosystem that may rival some of the stickiest in the world. Join Motley Fool analysts Yasser El-Shimy and Emily Flippen as they break down this relatively recent IPO and discuss what investors should be considering before adding it to their own portfolios.

Stocks: Cricut (CRCT)

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Billionaire investor Bill Ackman recently announced that the mega-SPAC deal where Pershing Square Tontine Holdings (NYSE: PSTH) is acquiring 10% of Universal Music is now official, and we have some new details. And after a volatile week in the markets triggered by the Federal Reserve meeting, many investors are concerned about inflation. In this week's Industry Focus: Financials, Matt Frankel and Jason Moser break down the inflation numbers, what's causing it, and how it could affect your investments. 

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Today we tackle a company squarely focused on data -- Confluent.

They focus on data streams, allowing businesses to connect, analyze, and integrate data in real-time. We break down why it checks a lot of the boxes in our investing approach and why the company is going to have to educate the market.

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Energy and commodities expert Tracy Shuchart joins the show to share her thoughts on oil, gas, commodities and more. She shares why she thinks the ESG narrative is overplayed and where opportunities could lie in commodities. 

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Stocks Discussed: BP, RDS-A, RDS-B, XOM, CVX, DVN, Gazprom (OTC: OGZPY), SU, CNQ

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Whether you think it is more like Facebook or LinkedIn, there’s no denying that Doximity is making a name for itself in digitizing the world of medicine. Join the Motley Fool’s Brian Feroldi and Emily Flippen as they break down this new healthcare IPO. 

Stocks: Doximity (DOCS)

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Join Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Asit Sharma as they take a big bite out of the Chinese grocery delivery market and break down two recent F-1s, DingDing and Miss Fresh. 

Stocks: DingDong MaiCai (DDL), MissFresh (MF)

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We recently learned that Berkshire Hathaway(NYSE: BRK.A)(NYSE: BRK.B) is investing $500 million in a Brazilian fintech startup, following up on its successful investment in StoneCo (NASDAQ: STNE) a few years ago. Plus, Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) CEO Brian Moynihan says that consumer spending is 20% higher than it was before the pandemic, and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel thinks it could have big implications for the financial sector. Frankel and host Jason Moser also discuss the latest mall REIT to file for bankruptcy, and each reveal one stock they're watching this week. 

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We break down the prospectus from soon-to-be-public cybersecurity company SentinelOne. The company uses AI for endpoint security, aiming to protect enterprise clients and prevent massive breaches.In the show, we explain what they do, where they stand in the industry, and how they stack up to competitor Crowdstrike.

Stocks: S, CRWD

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Lou Whiteman joins the show to break down Jeff Bezos’s upcoming trip to space and what it means for other space barons like Elon Musk and Richard Branson. In addition, we take a look at the state of the defense industry and check-in on Boeing news.

Stocks Mentioned: SPCE, HII, BA, EADSY

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Motley Fool Analyst Asit Sharma joins the show to break down the S-1 filings for LegalZoom and Intapp, legal tech companies targeting very different segments of the market. 

Stocks Mentioned: LZ, INTA (Proposed Tickers)

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For many investors, Vimeo is associated with a half-baked attempt to usurp Alphabet’s ubiquitous YouTube. However, now that Vimeo has hit public markets, it has a bigger plan: becoming a software service for the masses. Join analysts Emily Flippen and Asit Sharma as they break down this old name and its new business. 


Stocks: Vimeo (VMEO), InterActiveCorp (IAC), Alphabet (GOOG)

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In this week's installment of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, take a closer look at recent fintech IPO Flywire (NASDAQ:FLYW) and why it could be a smart stock for investors to keep on their radar. Plus, we recently received some details about $4 billion SPAC Pershing Square Tontine Holdings' (NYSE: PSTH) potential deal, and to say that it is complex would be an understatement. And finally, QTS Realty (NYSE: QTS) is being taken private, and Matt and Jason discuss why there's so much excitement in the data center space right now.

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Analysts Jason Hall and John Rotonti guest host this episode on the semiconductor industry.

Listen in for a breakdown of how semiconductors are made, the major players throughout the value chain, and the most investable ideas in the space.

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The Motley Fool Canada’s Nate Parmelee joins the show to break down the pipeline industry and look at an ongoing bidding war between Pembin Pipeline and Brookfield Infrastructure for ownership of the pipeline assets of Inter Pipeline

Stocks Mentioned: KMI, PBA, BIP, BIPC, BRK.A, BRK.B, IPL, EPD, OKE

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In true wildcard fashion, today we tackle an industry we've never discussed on the podcast -- healthcare apparel.

We break down the recently public Figs, a company with a modern, more customer-first approach to the classic scrubs healthcare professionals wear. Listen in for why Figs financials make it look like a software company and the two big numbers that caught our eye going through the company's prospectus.

Stocks: FIGS

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As one of the best performing stocks over the past decade, Trex has managed to fuel growth by converting wood decks to composite and convincing homeowners to invest in the Trex brand. But can Trex post another 800%+ gains over the next five years? Join Motley Fool analysts Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they break down Trex’s business and discuss its potential for long-term market-beating returns. 

Stocks: Trex (TREX)

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We work our way through all-in-one digital and commerce platform Squarespace.

In the show, we breakdown the company's massive user base, why growth is generally fueled by new users, and how the company stacks up to Wix, Shopify, and BigCommerce.

Stocks: SQSP, WIX, SHOP, BIGC

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On Wednesday, Ford held its 2021 Capital Markets Day, outlining its Ford+ strategy for the future of the business, including details on its electric vehicle plans. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear joins the show to break down what we learned at Ford’s event and what it means for the electric vehicle industry. 

Stocks Mentioned: F, GM, TSLA, RIDE

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser chats with AppHarvest Founder and CEO Jonathan Webb about the growing opportunity in the agtech space, what makes AppHarvest unique, his vision of the future of farming, and much more. We hope you enjoy their discussion!

Stocks: APPH

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Motley Fool analysts Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen hold a quick-fire discussion over seven consumer goods companies that have recently reported earnings and discuss how their guidance (or lack thereof) may impact investor expectations in the second half of 2021. 


Stocks: Target (TGT), Dicks Sporting Goods (DKS), Lowes (LOW), Home Depot (HD), Poshmark (POSH), ThreadUp (TDUP), TattooedChef (TTCF)

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Here's the latest from around the financial sector.
Intro: Inflation is on the rise, and there are investor fears that it could get out of control. How should you position your portfolio to thrive in an inflationary environment? Are cryptocurrencies inflation hedges, or are you better off with stocks or precious metals? And one of our favorite fintechs, SoFi, is set to finally go public via merger with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings V (NYSE: IPOE). Jason and Matt talk about the latest results from the business, as well as what investors should expect when the SPAC merger is finalized. 

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Today we check in on three companies that at various points over the past few years were down 80% from highs, but roared back to give investors multibagger returns.Listen for breakdowns of how Upwork, Snap, and Twitter transformed, and the lessons we've taken away from each company's rise.

Stocks: SNAP, UPWK, TWTR

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Motley Fool Analyst John Rotonti joins the show to discuss the U.S. housing market and why he thinks NVR could be a top-performing stock over the next 5 years. 

Stocks Mentioned: NVR

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DraftKings Co-founder and CEO Jason Robins joins the show to discuss the online betting landscape and where his company fits in.

Topics include: the founding of DraftKings, how the business has changed since the Supreme Court’s gamblling decision three years ago, the collision of gambling and content, and more!

Stocks Mentioned: DKNG, PENN

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The Honest Company is a small but growing consumer goods business focused on serving the needs of discerning new parents. But should you buy the stock or just the products? Join the Fool’s Brian Feroldi and Emily Flippen as they break down if The Honest Co can earn investors an honest penny. 

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Lending technology disruptor Upstart (NASDAQ: UPST) recently reported earnings that were extremely impressive, but will the company be able to replicate its success in the high-potential auto lending industry? And, we recently learned that JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) and other major banks will start issuing credit cards to consumers without FICO scores. Also, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, discuss the wave of share buybacks so far in 2021, and discuss two stocks on their radar now. 

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We run through earnings updates from thee companies on Dylan's watch list -- restaurant tech company Olo, "The Amazon of Africa" Jumia, and finsurance player Lemonade.

Stocks: OLO, LMND, JMIA

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Lou Whiteman joins the show to break down earnings from Palantir, Virgin Galactic, and Transdigm. In addition, Lou and Nick share their thoughts on the Colonial Pipeline shutdown. 

Stocks Mentioned: PLTR, SPCE, TDG

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Motley Fool Canada joins the podcast to discuss Nelnet. Most think of Nelnet as just a student loan servicer, but the company has even more to offer. Viewed on a sum-of-its parts basis, Nelnet appears to offer a compelling value today. 

Stocks Mentioned: NNI, BLKB, SQ

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Despite a solid quarter, Peloton has fought an uphill battle against mismanagement, treadmill recalls, and even data privacy leaks. Join Motley Fool analysts Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they circle back around on Peloton and discuss just how critical Peloton’s recent struggles are to its long-term thesis. 

Stocks: Peloton (PTON)

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser and The Motley Fool's Dan Caplinger dig into the crypto market to discuss more about the evolution of the space, puts and takes of the various instruments available today, ways to invest beyond the tokens themselves and much more!

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We have fresh earnings results from MercadoLibre, Square, and Etsy. We break down how Bitcoin was a huge driver for Square this quarter, why digital payments is becoming an unavoidable part of the thesis for MercadoLibre, and why Etsy sunk on seemingly strong results.

Stocks: MELI, SQ, ETSY

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John Rosevear joins the show for a look at this week’s auto news. Topics include GM earnings, ArgoAI’s new Lidar announcement, Stellantis earnings, and more!

Stocks Mentioned: GM, F, STLA, TSLA, LAZR, OUST, VLDR

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

Brian Feroldi brings another innovative healthcare company to the show -- Vicarious Surgical. The robotic surgery company will come public via a SPAC with D8 Holdings, we talk through the robotic surgery market, how the company's planned technology stacks up to the business that created the space, Intuitive Surgical, and what investors need to keep in mind with investing in pre-revenue businesses.

Stocks: ISRG, DEH

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

As the largest oatmilk company in the world, Oatly has taken the alternative milk world by storm. Now, Oatly is setting its sights on financial markets. Join Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they breakdown Oatly’s F-1 and determine if investors should take a big gulp of this unique consumer goods company. 

Stocks: Oatly (planned NASDAQ: OTLY)

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:43pm EDT

Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE: BRK.A)(NYSE: BRK.B) 2021 annual meeting may have been virtual for the second year in a row, but it certainly didn't disappoint. In this installment of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, discuss five things from the meeting that investors need to hear. Plus, Moser and Frankel discuss the latest results from Capital One (NYSE: COF), SVB Financial (NASDAQ: SIVB), and American Express (NYSE: AXP). 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

Tons of tech companies have released earnings in the past few weeks -- we break down recent results from three Fool favorites: Amazon, Shopify, and Facebook.

In the episode, we talk through the truly staggering top line growth numbers from the tech titans, and why everything seems to be coming up aces at Shopify.

Stocks: SHOP, AMZN, FB

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

Earnings season is in full swing! This week, Jason Hall joins the show to share his thoughts on earnings reports from Enphase, Tesla, Nucor, and UPS. 

Stocks Mentioned: ENPH, TSLA, NUE, STLD, UPS

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT

On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser chats with Esoterica Capital CEO Bruce Liu about 5G, the digital economy, chip shortages, valuations, stocks he likes, and much more. We hope you enjoy their conversation! To learn more about Esoterica Capital visit www.esotericacap.com.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:06pm EDT

Join Motley Fool Analysts Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they dig into the business of “aggregating Amazon”, and the small private and public companies creating a $200 billion industry from the ground up. 


Stocks: Mohawk Group Holdings (NASDAQ: MWK), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Walmart (NYSE: WMT)

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT

We recently got a look at first quarter results from JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Citigroup (NYSE: C), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), and Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS). And all five beat estimates for revenue and earnings. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, discuss the strong numbers and what investors need to know. Also, we speak with Nick Ludlum, senior vice president with CTIA about impact the 5G rollout will have here in the U.S., the state of the digital economy, and much more.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

Today we explore Knowbe4, a newly public company in the cybersecurity industry.

This business is part tech/part consulting, and has the books to earn a spot on your watch list. We talk through the numbers and explain why management and company culture are the real things to be excited about with this biz.

Stocks: KNBE

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:34pm EDT

Motley Fool Contributor Lou Whiteman returns to the podcast to break down SpaceX winning the NASA contract to return humans to the moon, the Mars helicopter Ingenuity, and Canadian National Railway challenging Canadian Pacific’s bid to acquire Kansas City Southern Railroad. 

Stocks Mentioned: SpaceX (Private), LDOS, CNI, CP, KSU

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:05pm EDT

 In today’s healthcare focused episode, Motley Fool analysts Maria Gallagher and Emily Flippen discuss the prospects for 10x Genomics, a healthcare tech company looking to reform the way researchers discover single cell gene expression. 

Stocks: 10x Genomics (NASDAQ: TXG)

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:46pm EDT

Motley Fool contributor and resident cannabis expert Keith Speights joins host Emily Flippen as they celebrate 4/20 by talking about how investors should (and shouldn’t!) get invested in marijuana, as well as some of their favorite ideas for all types of listeners. 


Stocks: Square (SQ), PayPal (PYPL), Scotts MiracleGro (SMG), Innovative Industrial Properties (IIPR), AYR Wellness (AYRWF), Trulieve Cannabis (TCNNF)

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:22pm EDT

Many of our listeners are familiar with Shark Tank, but how does the TV show compare to real-life private equity investing? In this week's installment of Industry Focus: Financials, long-time Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec and guest Shark and Kind founder Daniel Lubetzky join Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, for a look into their investment styles and much more. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:55pm EDT

We circle back on three companies we profiled months ago when their prospectuses first became available -- C3.ai, Snowflake, and ZoomInfo.

Tune in to hear how each have lived up to heady expectations, why two have stumbled, and why ultimately all three businesses remain interesting companies for your watch list.

Stocks: SNOW, ZI, AI

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:24pm EDT

By overwhelming listener demand, this week we’re breaking down the EV charging industry. Motley Fool Advisor Seth Jayson joins the show to give an introduction to the basics of EV charging and share his thoughts on how to invest in the space. 

Seth’s EV Slides/Notes Referenced on the Podcast

Stocks Mentioned: CHPT, TSLA, SIEGY, VWAGY, BLNK,  GM, F

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT

Brett Perlman, CEO of the Center for Houston’s Future, joins the show to discuss the past, present, and future of energy production and the energy grid in Texas. Brett shares why Texas could have the potential to become a hub for clean energy technology like hydrogen and carbon capture.  

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT

Is at-home fitness going the distance? Join Motley Fool analysts Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they discuss six companies, each with their own unique take on tackling the fitness industry. 

Stocks: Peloton (PTON), Affirm (AFRM), Lululemon (LULU), Garmin (GRMN), Nike (NKE), Planet Fitness (PLNT)

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:26pm EDT

Next to Warren Buffett, nobody's annual letters to shareholders are as closely watched as JPMorgan Chase(NYSE: JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon. Dimon tackled many topics in his 66-page letter, but we found his commentary on fintech, bank regulations, and working in offices. In this week's installment of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, discuss what Dimon said and what it could mean to investors.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:15pm EDT

Today we talk about UiPath, a soon to be public company that private investors have fawned over the past few years.

We talk about how the company serves the RPA market, the insane growth rates the business is posting, and why UiPath reminds us both of another recent IPO — Snowflake.

Stocks: PATH, SNOW

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:22pm EDT

Jason Hall joins the show to break down President Biden’s infrastructure plan, discuss potential winners and losers, and how to think about legislative action when establishing an investment thesis.

Stocks Mentioned: VMC, NVEE, STLD, BRK-A, BRK-B

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT

We check back in on Nanox -- the Tesla of medical imaging -- after big news came out about its single source Nanox.ARC digital x-ray technology getting 510(k) clearance from the FDA. Then we use the company to explore the risk/reward spectrum and the tradeoff of upside vs. certainty with an investment.

Stocks: NNOX

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:11pm EDT

Coursera is one of the newest ed-tech stocks on the market today, but is it a course worth buying? Join Motley Fool Analysts Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they study up on the evolution of higher education. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

Fintech lender Upstart (NASDAQ: UPST) has delivered a year-to-date gain of about 250%, but it isn't just because of earnings. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, and host Jason Moser discuss why the stock has performed so well. Plus, we now have an official date for the upcoming Coinbase direct listing. And finally, there has been a massive slowdown in the SPAC world in recent weeks, so why are we seeing such a sudden lack of interest?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

When you think technology, you probably don’t think John Deere and Caterpillar, but these two businesses have been quietly building meaningful technology businesses. Luis Sanchez joins the podcast this week to break down what both businesses are doing in technology, as well as take a high level view of what it means to be a “tech company” in 2021. 

Stocks Mentioned: DE, CAT

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:34pm EDT

On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser and VP of Motley Fool Ventures Brendan Mathews take a closer look at how Wayfair is shaping the future of the massive home furnishings market and what Bed Bath & Beyond is doing to remain a part of it.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:05pm EDT

BootBarn’s boots may be made for walkin’, but is BootBarn’s stock made for buyin’? Join Motley Fool analysts Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they take a listener’s question and talk about this rapidly expanding boot business.

Stocks: BootBarn (NYSE: BOOT)

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT

Banks were forced to stop buying back shares when the pandemic started, but recent commentary from Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve indicate there could be better time ahead. And thanks to fintechs SoFi and Robinhood, it could get easier to buy shares of the hottest IPOs. And we just learned that WeWork is finally going public -- via SPAC. In this week's episode, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, and Industry Focus host Jason Moser take a closer look into these stories and what investors need to know. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

Rumors swirled this week that Microsoft is interested in buying gaming communications platform Discord for $10 billion.

We break down how Discord fits into Microsoft's gaming ambitions, what the service could look like under their umbrella, and what separates Discord from Teams competitor Slack.

Stocks: MSFT, WORK

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

Motley Fool Contributor Lou Whiteman joins the podcast this week to break down the record-setting merger between Kansas City Southern and Canadian Pacific Railway and to take a look at how a blockage in the Suez Canal could impact global trade. 

Satellite View of Ever Given in the Suez Canal

Stocks Mentioned: KSU, CP

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT

Join the Motley Fool’s Brian Feroldi and Emily Flippen as they talk about three companies that are trying to treat sleep apnea. Stocks: RedMed (RMD), Inspire Medical (INSP), Vivos Therapeutics

Stocks: VVOS

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT

ThreadUP is headed to public markets, looking to help investors capitalize on the multibillion-dollar a year opportunity in digital resale and thrift. But is ThreadUP the next Real Real… or the next Poshmark? Join Analysts Emily Flippen and Asit Sharma as they break down ThreadUP’s S-1.

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

In the fourth and final week of our four-part SPAC series on Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser sits down with David Lee, President of AppHarvest to chat about the business, its journey to the public markets via SPAC, and the roles technology and 5G are playing in the burgeoning ag tech movement.

Stocks: APPH

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

We get on the SPAC train with a rundown of Berkshire Grey, the automation and software company being acquired by Revolution Acceleration Acquisition Corp.

In the episode, we break down the HUGE growth story Berkshire is presenting to investors and the impressive pedigrees from company management and Revolution's investing team.

Stocks: RAAC, AMZN

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT

Motley Fool Auto Specialist John Rosevear joins the show to break down the latest round of EV announcements from Volkswagen and BMW, as well as take a look at Hindenburg Research’s short report calling out EV startup Lordstown Motors. 

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Stocks Mentioned: VWAGY, BMWYY, RIDE, TSLA, GM, F, TM, WKHS

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

 Since taking the helm of the predecessor to the WWE in 1982, Vince McMahon has built a global powerhouse in sports entertainment, virtually monopolizing his industry. Today, the company is at a turning point in its business, as cable gives way to streaming as the primary means to deliver content. Motley Fool analysts Bill Mann and Jim Gillies join host Nick Sciple to break down WWE’s business and discuss why it could make a compelling investment today.

 

Stocks Mentioned: WWE, DIS, CMCSA

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT

Coupang (CPNG) is the largest e-commerce business in Korea, but is its comparison to Amazon overdrawn? Join Motley Fool analysts Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they break down one of the newest digital retail companies on the market.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

In the third week of our four-part SPAC series on Industry Focus: Financials, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel and host Jason Moser dive into three SPACs that could be very interesting for investors in the coming months and years. First, the paid discusses VG Acquisition Corporation(NYSE: VGAC) and why its pending acquisition of 23andMe is so exciting. Next, Matt and Jason take a closer look at the most high-profile SPAC merger of 2021 (so far) with Churchill Capital IV (NYSE: CCIV) and its acquisition of Lucid Motors. And finally, with a war chest of more than $4 billion, Pershing Square Tontine Holdings (NYSE: PSTH) has some interesting possibilities. 

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

Another S-1 show, another profitable high growth tech stock. What?

You heard right, in this episode we walk through Global-E's prospectus and explain how the company makes international e-commerce a breeze for businesses.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT

We all know someone who’s had their car totaled. It’s no fun, but did you know there are businesses built entirely around buying and selling cars after they’re totaled? This week, Motley Fool Contributor Luis Sanchez joins the show to take a look at Copart and how the automotive auction industry profits from totaled cars.

 

Stocks Mentioned: CPRT, KAR, IAA, CVNA, VRM

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT

Today, Kristine Harjes of Motley Fool Ventures hosts our Wildcard Wednesday episode. She interviews Maria Velissaris and Buffy Alegria, Managing Partners of Steel Sky Ventures. They discuss the origins of Steel Sky Ventures, investing across the spectrum of women's health indications and in technology infrastructure that supports new and innovative care delivery models.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT

As one of the largest cryptoasset platforms in the world, CoinBase is gearing up to hit public markets through a direct listing. Join Motley Fool Analyst Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they sift through CoinBase’s business and attempt to demystify an emerging asset class taking the world by storm.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:33pm EDT

In this week's installment of Industry Focus: Financials, we have week two of our four-part series on SPACs. The show starts with Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, interviewing Luke Schoenfelder, CEO of property technology company Latch, which recently announced plans to go public via TS Innovation Acquisition (NYSE: TSIA). Then, Matt and host Jason Moser take a closer look at two other blank check companies on their radar. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:39pm EDT

Banner results from 2020 darlings haven't turned into strong 2021 returns.We talk about the tech landscape in 2021, how a recovery economy affects high growth businesses, and look at earnings results from MercadoLibre, Zoom, and Cloudflare.

Stocks: MELI, ZM, NET

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT

Motley Fool Canada Advisor Jim Gillies joins the podcast to share his thoughts on aircraft lessor AerCap Holdings following its recent earnings report and on Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders. 

Stocks Mentioned: AER, BRK.A, BRK.B

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT

On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser and The Motley Fool's Brian Feroldi take a closer look at 3 companies in the healthcare space that possess many of the characteristics of investments that have the potential to offer patient investors 10X returns!

Stocks: DMTK OM TMDX

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:47pm EDT

Motley Fool analyst Yasser El-Shimy makes his Industry Focus debut as he joins host Emily Flippen to talk about one of the largest and most successful e-retailer of luxury goods: Farfetch (FTCH).

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:24pm EDT

In this week's installment of Industry Focus: Financials, Fool.com contributor and SPAC investor Matt Frankel interviews Scott Galit, CEO of Payoneer, a fintech disruptor that recently agreed to go public via merger with FTAC Acquisition(NYSE: FTOC). Then, Frankel and host Jason Moser discuss two other SPACs investors might want to put on their radar -- one value-seeking SPAC that just agreed to take a data center operator public, and one SPAC sponsored by a retail heavyweight that just launched. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:41pm EDT

We're back on the S-1 hunt, this time looking at the books for Olo, a SaaS provider that helps big brand restaurants stand up their digital storefronts and make delivery happen.

It's a high growth business in a booming market and it's surprisingly profitable. We explain why it'll be near the top of our watch lists once it is public.

Stocks: OLO

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:55pm EDT

This week, Jason Hall and Anand Chokkavelu join the podcast to discuss the role gold, bitcoin, and other so-called “alternative” assets can play in an individual investor’s portfolio.

 

Stocks/Cryptocurrencies Mentioned: Bitcoin

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:04pm EDT

Clover Health (NASDAQ: CLOV) has been one of the most controversial Medicare insurance providers since being brought public by Social Capital and Hedosophia. In this Wildcard episode, Motley Fool contributor Jason Hall and analyst Emily Flippen discuss Clover’s business, its unique value proposition, and then debate if the controversial short-seller report should have investors running for the door.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:01pm EDT

As a platform for pet services such as dog boarding and cat sitting, Rover has made a name for itself among a growing number of pet parents across the United States. But does this small company have what it takes to make it as a public investment? Fool Analysts Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen break down this business before it hits markets.

Stocks: Nebula Carvel Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: NEBC), Rover (N/L: ROVR)

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

In this week's installment of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP take a look at the latest 13-F filing from Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A)(NYSE: BRK.B) to see what stocks Warren Buffett and his team have been buying and selling. Plus, Paycom (NASDAQ: PAYC) had a decent quarter but the stock is down, so Jason takes a closer look at the numbers. And finally, Matt's pick for the best financial stock of 2021, Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) has been firing on all cylinders -- could there be more room to climb?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:04pm EDT

We've finally got full-year figures from Shopify, Twilio, and Palantir -- three businesses that had absolutely banner 2020s.

We explore Shopify's growth acceleration, Palantir's commercial efforts paying off, and Twilio's rising cash hoard.

Stocks: TWLO, SHOP, PLTR

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Direct download: 20210219_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall joins the show to break down what happened with the blackouts in Texas and potential impacts it could have across the energy and industrial sectors. 

 

Stocks Mentioned: LGIH, PGE, OXY, CVX, PAA

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Direct download: 20210218_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

Online dating is taking over the world. This week, Luis Sanchez and Meilin Quinn join the podcast to discuss the online dating trend and two of its biggest players: Bumble and Match Group.

 

Tyro Partners 2019 Dating Paper

Stocks Mentioned: BMBL, MTCH

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Direct download: 20210217_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

CuriosityStream (NASDAQ: CURI) is one of the newest video-on-demand subscription services to hit the public markets, but it is the best? Join Motley Fool analysts Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they talk about this unique play on subscription streaming and if CuriosityStream has piqued their portfolio’s curiosity.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:56pm EDT

We make sense of a flood of tech earnings, with check-ins on recent results from Uber, Blackline, and Twitter.

Listen in for explanations on how meal delivery saved Uber's bacon in 2020, what's behind Twitter's recent surge, and how a sleepy accounting software business keeps putting up great returns.

Stocks: UBER, TWTR, BL

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Direct download: 20210212_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:07pm EDT

Motley Fool Co-Chairman, Chief Rulebreaker, and host of the Motley Fool’s Rulebreaker Investing Podcast joins the show to discuss his approach to investing and several energy and industrials themes Nick identified in David’s Stock Advisor and Rulebreakers picks. 

Stocks Mentioned: CNI, WM, DAR, TSLA, PRLB, NEE, SEDG

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Direct download: 20210211_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:04pm EDT

We're back with another check-in on new companies discussed last year!

In this episode we look at results from GoodRx, Inari, and Amwell.

Stocks: AMWL, GDRX, NARI

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Direct download: 20210210_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:03pm EDT

For many investors, LoveSac (NASDAQ: LOVE) may conjure images of stained bean bags or low-end malls, but this reformed retailer of “sacs” and “sactionals” has completely reinvented its image and business over the past few years. Join Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they discuss if they love LoveSac enough to add it to their watchlist.

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Direct download: 20210209_IF_CG.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

Several months ago, we did an episode of Industry Focus: Financials about two stocks we planned to add to our portfolios at the time -- Bill.com (NASDAQ: BILL) and Lemonade (NYSE: LMND). Well, Bill.com just demolished earnings expectations and Lemonade has rolled out its new term life insurance product, so it's time for another look. Plus, Jason and Matt take a look at Payoneer, the latest Fintech company to go public via SPAC merger, they look at some of the most heavily shorted financial and real estate stocks and tell listeners why General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Affirm (NASDAQ: AFRM) are on the top of their watch lists this week. 

 

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Direct download: 20210208_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:28pm EDT

Today we bring you a conversation from our member livestream Motley Fool Live.

Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson joins David Gardner and Tim Beyers to talk through building good organizations, what a developer-first culture looks like, and other insights from his recent book Ask Your Developer.

Stocks: TWLO

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Direct download: 20210205_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

It’s a grab bag of topics on this week’s episode as Lou Whiteman joins the show to break down the good and bad news that’s coming out of SpaceX, the latest plane troubles, at Boeing, UPS earnings, and more. Listen to the end to hear about Lou and Nick’s favorite shipping/logistics stock: XPO Logistics. 

Stocks Mentioned: BA, UPS, FDX, XPO, AMZN

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Direct download: 20210204_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser and The Motley Fool's Brian Feroldi take a closer look at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics' debut on the public markets to see if this healthcare stock is one worth watching.

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Direct download: 20210203_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT

Join the Motley Fool’s Brian Feroldi and Emily Flippen as they talk about one of the newest pet plays on the market today: BarkBox. Can this pet subscription box business break out of the confines faced by other subscription businesses? Feroldi and Flippen break down BarkBox's unit economics and more on today’s episode. 

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Direct download: 20210202_IF_CG.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:25pm EDT

In this installment of Industry Focus: Financials, Fool.com contributor and host Jason Moser give their take on the short squeeze situation, as well as the issues surrounding Robinhood's decision to limit trading in several high-volume tickers. Plus, we'll dive into the upcoming IPO of Latch, which is going public via SPAC merger with TS Innovation Acquisition (NYSE: TSIA), as well as Loan Depot's IPO, which will be the latest in a string of high-profile mortgage IPOs. Plus, we answer a listener question on Coinbase, and share two stocks we're watching this week. 

 

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Direct download: 20210201_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT

This Friday we have another episode bringing the stories of 2020 S-1 shows to the present.

Tune-in for updates on JFrog, BigCommerce, and ZoomInfo.

Stocks: BIGC, JFROG, ZI

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Direct download: 20210129_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:41pm EDT

By listener demand, this week we’re discussing agriculture stocks. Lou Whiteman joins the show to give an overview of the industry, and we share some agriculture stocks on our radar.  

Stocks Mentioned: CTVA, BAYRY, LAND, NOVS

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Direct download: 20210128_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

On this Wildcard Wednesday, Motley Fool Analyst Clay Bruning and Host Emily Flippen talk about a small and under-the-radar play on digital gaming: Gan Limited. 

Stocks: Gan Limited (GAN)

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Direct download: 20210127_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

Corsair (NASDAQ: CRSR) is one of the newest and most exciting plays in the world of high-end gaming. But is this reformed business the next best thing? Or will its reliance on hardware keep it down? Join Host Emily Flippen and Asit Sharma as they break down this interesting provider of tech gear for professional and amateur gamers alike.

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Direct download: 20210126_IF_CG.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:06pm EDT

In this week's episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, are doing an IPO roundup. First, they dive into two companies that have recently gone public -- homebuilder Dream Finders Homes (NYSE: DFH) and fintech company Affirm (NASDAQ: AFRM). Then, they'll take a closer look at what we know about upcoming IPOs for cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and mortgage lender HomePoint Capital. Finally, Matt and Jason share why they're watching Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (NYSE: SKT) and Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ: ABCB) ahead of their earnings announcements this week.

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Direct download: 20210125_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:28pm EDT

We love our S-1 shows, but last year we did so many that we didn't have much of a chance to check in on the companies once they went public!

Today we get folks up to speed on Palantir, Snowflake, Shift4 Payments and Asana.

Stocks: PLTR, SNOW, ASAN, FOUR

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Direct download: 20210122_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:26pm EDT

Motley Fool Contributor Matt DiLallo returns to the show to review our 2020 dividend stock picks and share some dividend stocks to consider in 2021

2020 dividend stocks episode

Stocks Mentioned: BIP, BIPC, EPD, NEE, BEP, BEPC, CWEN, CWEN.A, LAND

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Direct download: 20210121_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:15pm EDT

What is money? Where does it come from? And how did it end up the way it is today? NPR’s Jacob Goldstein joins Jason Hall and Nick Sciple this week to discuss his work on the Planet Money podcast and his new book Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing. Topics include: how Planet Money selects and develops podcast topics, where money comes from, bitcoin, the future of money, and more!

Securities Mentioned: Bitcoin

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Direct download: 20210119_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:57pm EDT

Join The Motley Fool’s Asit Sharma and Host Emily Flippen as they put their top five consumer goods companies for 2021 and beyond in their “shopping basket” and personal portfolios.

Stocks: Sleep Number (SNBR), Grocery Outlet (GO), Beyond Meat (BYND), Peloton (PTON), Dollar General (DG)

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Direct download: 20210119_IF_CG.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:49pm EDT

In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, and host Jason Moser take a look at fourth quarter earnings from Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), and Citigroup(NYSE: C). They also dive into Walmart's (NYSE: WMT) announcement that it plans to launch a fintech startup, as well as the scrapped merger plans between Visa (NYSE: V) and Plaid. Finally, hear why Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) is on Matt's radar this week, while Jason has his eye on a certain streaming giant. 

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Direct download: 20210118_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Stocks: AFRM

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Direct download: 20210115_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT

Motley Fool Contributor John Rosevear joins the show to break down 2 under-appreciated automotive stocks right now: Magna International and General Motors. 

 

Stocks Mentioned: MGA, GM

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Direct download: 20210114_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:58pm EDT

Healthcare will not be forgotten! We round out last week's top stocks for 2021 theme with a wildcard day dedicated to healthcare.Tune-in for breakdowns of two profitable high-growth healthcare companies and a Fool favorite that looks like it has a lot more green field ahead of it.

Stocks: SMLR, PGNY, TDOC

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Direct download: 20210113_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:49pm EDT

Poshmark (NASDAQ: POSH) has filed its S-1 and is looking to go public on January 13th. But how does this social-media driven resale marketplace compare to others? Join Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they break down Poshmark’s business and discuss if this new IPO is worth a second look.

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Direct download: 20210112_IF_CG.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:02pm EDT

Personal lending technology company Upstart (NASDAQ: UPST) went public a month ago and it's stock has nearly doubled since. In this week's Industry Focus: Financials, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, and host Jason Moser discuss what Upstart does and why investors are so excited. Then, the pair take a closer look at fintech startup SoFi, which is getting set to go public via a SPAC merger with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings V (NYSE: IPOE). And last but not least, we discuss the recent correction in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and why Matt and Jason aren't likely to buy bitcoin anytime soon. 

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Direct download: 20210111_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

We kick off 2021 with our favorite stocks for the upcoming year (but really decade) and a look back at 2020 -- our biggest winners, regrets, and the lessons from the past year.

Stocks: PINS, MELI, AAXN

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Direct download: 20210108_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:09pm EDT

We’re continuing our Theme Week on Top Stocks for 2021 with Jason Hall and Nick Sciple each sharing 2 of their favorite stocks for 2021. 

Texas Pacific Land Trust Podcast

Stocks Mentioned: BIP, BIPC, NVEE, BRK.B, BRK.A, TPL

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Direct download: 20210107_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:56pm EDT

Wildcard Wednesday our theme week continues as host Jason Moser and Motley Fool Ventures Vice President Brendan Mathews dive into 2 more stocks they think investors should have at the top of their list for 2021!

Stocks: WDAY, MASI

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Direct download: 20210106_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

To kick off the first week of 2021, Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen each discuss their top picks in the consumer goods industry for the next year and beyond. Stocks: Sleep Number (SNBR), AirBnB (ABNB)

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Direct download: 20210105_IF_CG.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:22pm EDT

Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) has underperformed the financial sector for years, and for good reasons. From its numerous scandals to the asset-cap penalty that prevents the bank from growing, Wells Fargo was hurting before the pandemic. And as the only big bank without a large investment banking operation to help offset the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wells Fargo got hit harder than most in 2020. But on this week's installment of Industry Focus: Financials, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, tells host Jason Moser why he thinks this could be a great value investment as we head into the New Year.

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Direct download: 20210104_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT