Industry Focus (Podcast)

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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You've got questions, we've got answers. We go into the mailbag to take on listener questions like:
  • How can I boost my monthly income?
  • How many shares of a stock should I buy?
  • How can I work at The Fool?

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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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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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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.

 

Stocks Mentioned: KTOS, BA, GD, HII, LMT, TXT 

 

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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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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.

 

Stocks Mentioned: F, VWAPY, GM, FCAU, 

 

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

Stocks: EA, ATVI, TTWO

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

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

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

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Jason's Primer on Solar Energy Investing

What is the Duck Curve?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stocks: NTDOY, AMZN, TTWO

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

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

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

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

New drugs, trial failures, M&A, and a little bit of everything else that happened in healthcare in 2018!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stocks Mentioned:GM, F, XIACY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recently Microsoft has been challenging the Mac maker for the crown of the largest publicly traded company. We talk about how the companies got to where they are, which one looks like a safer bet over the next few years, and hit some expansion news from Spotify too!

Stocks: MSFT, AAPL, SPOT

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

With more focus than ever being placed on sustainability, many people are considering whether solar panels are a good choice for their home. We discuss how homeowners can take advantage of federal tax credits for residential solar, the process of getting solar installed on your home, and tips and tricks for how to get the best deal on your solar installation. In addition, we break down how to figure out whether residential solar is right for your home. For more information on residential solar, check out Brian's article here.

Stocks Mentioned: TSLA, NGG

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The stock market's November swoon could make it time to buy these top healthcare stocks. Here's how Insulet's disrupting diabetes treatment,  Wellcare Health's benefiting from aging America,  HCP's capitalizing on demand for life sciences real estate, and Celgene's side-stepping risk to its best selling drug.  Stocks: PODD, WCG, HCP, CELG

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

After two years of sitting in IPO limbo, the premium cooler and drinkware company finally made its market debut in late October. Yeti has fought to restore its momentum after a rough 2017, but will the company’s industry-leading brand be enough to power its expansion into new markets at home and abroad? Stock: YETI

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

We spend a lot of time covering the big banks, so here's a closer look at four small-cap bank stocks that probably aren't on your radar -- yet. Plus, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss Amazon Pay and what it could mean to some of our War on Cash favorites. Plus, the team answers listener emails on REITs, bank interest margins, dividends and buybacks, and more. It's all on this week's episode of Industry Focus: Financials.

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

Fool HQ got a treat recently. Kyle Pounders, friend of the pod and owner of the food truck Excaliburger, came by to serve up burgers to the office. While he was in town, we got him into the studio to catch up on what he's been up to. Since we first met him at SXSW, Kyle has been traveling the country with his truck, but recently he's gone from touring to targeted trips to areas hit by natural disasters and he's tweaking his business model to try and be able to give more. His story seemed like the perfect one to share at a time when we're all trying to be mindful, thankful, and charitable.

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

Shopping for a new ride? No one wants to deal with the sleazy used car salesman. Carvana knows that, and the company is looking to change how consumers go car shopping with a refined online experience. We dig into this fast-growing e-commerce stock that has already tripled since its 2017 IPO. Stock: CVNA

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

Do you invest in real estate? In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser sits down with the Fool’s own Matt Argersinger to talk about why this asset class can be a smart addition to investors’ portfolios. Plus, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP sheds some light on the flurry of bank stock buying we’re seeing from Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B). Finally, it’s been a rocky month or so for our “War on Cash” basket of stocks, but that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with these companies business-wise.

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

Pen and paper is the way of the past. Docusign is trying to bring contracts into the 21st century with digital signatures and document management. Early indications are that the company is onto something, but should the stock be on your watchlist?

Stocks: DOCU, UPWK

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

On today's episode, we discuss midstream pipeline companies and the opportunities they present for investors. In addition, we discuss how the fires blazing through California are affecting the state's largest utility

Stocks Mentioned: PCG, CEQP, CHK, RDS-A, RDS-B, SHLX, WMB, BIP, ENB, PAA, MMP

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

Here's how telehealth companies like Teladoc are disrupting patient diagnosis and treatment; why insurers are all-in on telemedicine; and what could be next for this fast-growing industry. Stocks: TDOC, RDNT, CI, ANTM

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

As volatility and uncertainty roil the markets, many investors are ready to hit the sell button. But before you make an expensive mistake, consider the stability offered by gold standard names in the consumer staples sector. These businesses can cushion and diversify your portfolio in even the worst bear markets. Stocks: XLP, PG, MCD, TJX, WMT

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

Are cryptocurrencies still compelling long-term investments? In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser interviews The Motley Fool’s cryptocurrency expert Aaron Bush to find out the answer. Plus, Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss earnings from fintech favorite Square (NYSE: SQ), The Motley Fool’s new personal finance brand The Ascent, as well as two stocks that are on their radar this week.

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

The market has not been kind to Chinese tech stocks Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, and iQiyi in 2018. With trade war threats and local regulations eating into investor optimism, could this be a good time to scoop up shares of these beaten up companies?

Stocks: IQ, TCEHY, BABA, BIDU

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

Earnings season is here, and we’re digging into three reports from the past week. First, we look at the bullish market response to results from Under Armour and Starbucks as their businesses pick up momentum heading into the holiday season. Then, we turn our attention to El Pollo Loco, the California-based fast casual restaurant chain, and its own recovery effort.

 

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

Earnings season never disappoints. Apple posted seemingly strong results, but the market was disappointed in changes to its reporting and guidance. Ditto for Spotify, who made some changes to its expected subscriber counts for 2018 and sold off after its report. But Fitbit made a statement with the success of its smartwatch segment and shares are up over 30%.

Should Apple and Spotify investors be worried? And Does Fitbit belong on your watch list?

Stocks: AAPL, SPOT, FIT

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

With the recent market volatility, many stocks have fallen near 52-week lows. We discuss several of these stocks to determine whether they are a “Trick” or a “Treat” for your portfolio, and break down whether the market’s recent swoon should have you spooked.

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

October's stock market correction was frightful, and some stocks have been particularly ghoulish performers this year, but fear not dear listeners, because we've got some advice that can help you keep your head in terrifying times.

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

Shares of GrubHub are down 40% even as the company recorded impressive top line growth of 52% in the third quarter. We take a big picture look at the recent market volatility before digging into the opposing forces at play for the leading restaurant delivery platform.

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

It was a big week in the financial industry, as the massive Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas produced some big announcements. Goldman Sachs’ (NYSE: GS) Marcus division announced that it plans to offer investment management solutions for everyday Americans, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and American Express (NYSE: AXP) announced a major partnership, and more. In this episode ofIndustry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel discuss the week’s news, some recent earnings, and what stocks are on their radar right now.

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

The largest freelance marketplace in the world went public earlier this month and Wall Street seemed eager to get its hands on shares of the company. Should investors also want in? In this episode, we break down:

- How Upwork makes money
- Why the gig economy is a huge driver for the stock
- Whether or not we're interested in buying shares

Stocks: UPWK, TWLO

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

The advent of horizontal fracturing has made the Bakken Shale play in North Dakota one of the most productive oilfields in the world. We break down how the Bakken got to where it is today, investment opportunities available in the Bakken, and the future of the play in the larger context of US fracking.

 

Stocks Mentioned: ETP, KMI, OKE, CLR, HES, MRO, EOG, COP

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

Could cancer diagnostics really be the next biggest thing in healthcare? Special guest Simon Erickson dives into this burgeoning field and shares the top stocks every investor should keep an eye on. Tickers: ILMN, RHHBY, GH

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:05am EST

After more than a decade of declining revenue and mounting losses, Sears Holdings filed for bankruptcy protection in October. While Chairman and major shareholder Edward Lampert hopes to salvage 400 of the company’s best stores, the fate of this nearly 130-year-old American brand is anything but certain. We look at what lies ahead for Sears and how major competitors might benefit from its absence.

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

We're now well into earnings season, and while we heard from the big banks earlier on, there have been several other interesting earnings reports over the past week. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel give listeners a rundown of earnings from PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), American Express (NYSE: AXP), Travelers (NYSE: TRV), Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ: ABCB), and Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF). Plus, there's a new FICO scoring model coming soon, and several other key bank earnings in the week ahead.

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

We've missed some major market news while we've covered some new tech issuances. Today we catch up, talking about:
- Snap CEO Evan Spiegel is pushing the company to be profitable in the face of concerns over its cash burn.
- Institutional investors waging a war against Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
- Google's extended dance with the European Commission over Android.

Stocks: SNAP, FB, GOOG, GOOGL

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

Although the industry is rarely discussed, there’s a 99% chance that almost everything you own spent at least some time on a truck. We discuss how a looming shortage of truck drivers will impact businesses from the energy sector to retail already absorbing the aftermath of tariffs.


Stocks Discussed: TGT, WMT, UPS, AMZN

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

Promo: UnitedHealth Group and Johnson & Johnson kicked off earnings season by beating industry-watchers' estimates. Can their winning ways continue? Also, how Genfit hopes to outmaneuver bigger competitors in what could be a $35 billion market. Symbols: UNH, JNJ, GNFT, GNFTF, GILD, ICPT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stocks: TCEHY, SPOT

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: 20181009_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

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

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

Stocks: SVMK, GOOG, GOOGL, DBX

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

  • The latest Federal Reserve rate hike and what it means for bank stocks.
  • Venmo has surpassed ATMs in terms of transaction volume.
  • How reliable are corporate projections from an investor's perspective?
  • Projections of how bad the next recession will be, what could cause it, and how to prepare.
  • Whether Visa Checkout and MasterPass are serious threats to PayPal or not.
  • Our latest stocks to watch.
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:37pm EST

Tech: Sirius and Pandora Finally Get Together

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

Stocks: P, SIRI, AAPL, SPOT, FB

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:49pm EST

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

                       

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

Direct download: 20180927_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stocks: AMZN, AAPL, SONO

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Direct download: 20180921_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

 

Stocks: HAL, SLB

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Tickers Discussed: HCLP, SLCA

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

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

Direct download: 20180911_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

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

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

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

Stocks: NVDA, INTC, AMD

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

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

Direct download: 20180906_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

Direct download: 20180905_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

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Direct download: 20180904_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

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

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

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

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Direct download: 20180831_IF_Technology.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:16pm EST

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

Direct download: 20180829_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

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

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

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

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


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Direct download: 20180824_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

Direct download: 20180823_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:02pm EST

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

Direct download: 20180821_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

Direct download: 20180820_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

Direct download: 20180816_IF_Tech_CyberSecurity_ReEx1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

Direct download: 20180816_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

Direct download: 20180815_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

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Direct download: 20180814_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: 20180808_IF_Healthcare_Use.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

 

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Direct download: 20180807_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:31pm EST

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

Direct download: 20180806_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: 20180801_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

Direct download: 20180731_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

Direct download: 20180630_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

Direct download: 20180727_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: 20180724_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

Direct download: 20180723_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: 20180712_IF_Energy_JULY_12.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

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

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

Direct download: 20180710_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:43pm EST

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

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

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

Direct download: 20180705_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

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

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

Direct download: 20180629_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

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Direct download: 20180627_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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

Direct download: 20180627_IF_healthcare.mp3
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Our theme week continues as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Motley Fool with a look at the innovation and change that could shape the consumer and retail sector going forward.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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It's been a busy few months for PayPal. The company just spent $2.2B on "the Square of Europe" and competitors are starting to mount an attack against the company's One Touch approach. How should investors be feeling about it all? Stocks: PYPL, SQ, MA.

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The FAA received 149 proposals for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program and selected 10 from different cities across the U.S. The winning cities, partnered with big-name businesses, will work with the FAA to develop testing zones and develop regulations.

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It’s not just drugmakers disrupting this massive market, medical device makers are pocketing billions of dollars, too. Here’s what you should know about Medtronic, Abbott Labs, Dexcom, Insulet, and Tandem Diabetes. (NYSE: MDT)(NYSE: ABT)(NASDAQ: DXCM) NASDAQ: PODD)(NASDAQ: TNDM).

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We officially welcome esports to the “major leagues” as the biggest game developers promote, expand, and monetize the multi-player competitions for some of their best-selling titles. From viewership ratings to multi-million dollar deals and professional gamers on contracts, we cover the latest milestones for this fast-growing industry. Stocks: ATVI, EA, TTWO, NVDA, AMD

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Cash is being used less and less, and these three companies could be big winners.

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Tencent and MercadoLibre both have leading positions in their markets and offer investors exposure to a ton of major tech trends, making them greater starter stocks for folks looking for international exposure.

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We take a whirlwind tour of some international stocks, from a truly global infrastructure player, to a Brazilian iron producer dependent on China, and a French oil giant that’s looking to the future and leading the pack.

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With a population of 741 million people, Europe’s a huge market for medicine, yet most U.S. investors avoid European drugmakers, including Sanofi. On today's episode, we explain how drugs win approval in Europe and why Sanofi ought to be on your radar.

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Walmart recently announced a $16 billion investment in Flipkart, the biggest e-commerce company in India. For investors around the world, this deal is the opening volley on the latest front of the e-commerce war between Walmart, Amazon, and Alibaba.

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You should definitely have some international exposure in your portfolio, but you don't need to buy foreign stocks to get it.

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Chinese video streaming company iQiyi is drawing some big comparisons, can it possibly live up to them? And might the company be interesting enough to make us break one of our investing rules?

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Ford's recently announced move away from cars in its North American market has caused quite a stir. We get the real story behind the headlines, the trends driving the changes in the auto industry, and discuss some investor concerns.

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Activist investors are offering to buy the health records company, but visionary CEO Jonathan Bush might not want to sell. Also, Shire gives the thumbs up to Takeda and patience pays off for Portola Pharmaceuticals investors.

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Last week, tech mogul Elon Musk shared his bearish view of competitive moats, spurring a response from Warren Buffett who coined the term 20 years ago. So in this day and age, does frequent innovation hold more value than a wide moat? We tackle that question and more of the Musk-Buffett debate on this episode of Industry Focus.

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Here Are The Highlights of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger’s annual Q&A session at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting.

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We run through the earnings releases of one of our favorite companies (Apple) and one of our favorite companies to follow (Snap). Can the young social media company turn it around? And what should investors expect from Apple going forward?

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Available housing inventory in the U.S. is at historical lows and homebuilders are faced with high costs and labor shortages. Three stocks stand out above the rest for their focus on two important markets – millennials and retirees.

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Explaining the pros and cons so you can decide if they're right for you. 

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After several false starts and failed negotiations, the No. 3 and 4 wireless carriers officially unveiled their plans to merge over the weekend. The new T-Mobile will be a much stronger challenger to AT&T and Verizon, but the biggest priority right now is to win over regulators.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Now that the “big four” U.S. banks have reported earnings, let’s take a look to see what investors need to know.

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There have always been rumors of a paid version of Facebook. Recent comments from Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg prove its something management has been thinking about, but what would it actually look like?

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NV5 and Pattern Energy Group have both been previously pitched on the show. And, both stocks have had a tumultuous time over the past few months. We discuss if recent events have changed the fundamental thesis for each.

 

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Biogen misses out on a huge deal that Novartis completed with AveXis. Plus, Incyte's phase 3 implosion, and what it means for immuno-oncology more broadly.

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The $55 billion skincare and make-up giant has seen its shares gain nearly 80% in the past year as robust top and bottom line growth attract investors to the company. For the first time on Industry Focus, we look at Estee Lauder’s impressive brand portfolio, latest results, and management’s vision for the future.

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We’re often told to focus on one thing and do it well – but in today’s episode, we cover three sectors (banks, REITs, and insurers) where businesses may be going in the opposite direction, preferring to try and own more of the value chain. Understanding the tradeoffs between specialization and diversification is key to investing smart in these sectors.

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Shares of the music streamer are now on the market! With a ballpark on The Street's view of what the company is worth, we try a few different angles to put its valuation into context.

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The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia announced last week a plan to partner with Japanese-based SoftBank to fund a $200 billion solar farm in the desert. We discuss the project, the state of the U.S. solar industry, and solar stocks to buy (and avoid).

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Takeda may buy Shire, but it might prove costly. Also, the FDA slaps Alkermes with a dreaded Refusal to File letter.

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ADT and its private equity backers have built up the leading name in monitored security with $4.3 billion of revenue in 2017. But after pricing an IPO in January, shares of ADT have tumbled nearly 50%. Is this the bargain opportunity investors should be following?

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A lot of investors like big bank stocks for their dividends and perceived safety. We think, though, that some big trends are lining up to make their business models increasingly tough to sustain. In this episode, we lay out five different areas tech is changing the game for banks.

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At SXSW, our quest was simple -- find good food. But when we stumbled upon Kyle Pounder's food truck "Excaliburger" we realized we found even more.

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A big restructuring that could begin to pay off for investors soon could make this a great time to add Hess Corp. to your portfolio.

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Geron’s future hinges on an uncertainty and AbbVie’s shares are teetering following some disappointing news. Should these stocks be in your portfolio? 

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The downfall of Toys “R” Us has placed renewed focus on private equity funds and their connection to the recent string of retail bankruptcies. We look at how their desire for high returns and quick exits can hurt the long-term prospects of even the biggest brick-and-mortar chains.

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The Federal Reserve raised interest rates at its latest meeting, but there’s more important information you need to know. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Michael Douglass and banking specialist Matt Frankel break down the key takeaways and how they could affect your investments.

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A lot of people aren't happy with the social media company these days. We run through the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting story, talk about the existing trend of people leaving Facebook, and work through how we feel about the company as shareholders.

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President Trump announced earlier in March that there will be a 25% tariff on imported steel and a 10% tariff on imported aluminum. This led to widespread criticism and fears of prices going up on everything from washing machines to beer. We discuss the details of the tariffs, the likely outcome, and historical examples of both failed and successful tariffs.

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Rain, sleet, and snow can't stop us from covering Arena Pharmaceuticals' slam dunk data.

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The airport concession company made its stock market debut in early February, giving investors the opportunity to tap into a robust corner of the retail world. With management forecasting enviable top and bottom line growth, here’s what Fools need to know before diving in.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:16pm EST

The Senate just passed a bill that would loosen regulations on all but the largest U.S. banks. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Michael Douglass and banking specialist Matt Frankel discuss what’s in the bill, and which banks could be the winners and losers.

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We wrap up SXSW week with a recap of the big trends we see impacting the tech space over the next few years and a few questions for investors to think about.

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The cost of gene sequencing is falling rapidly, and uses for this data are springing up left and right. Simon Erickson calls in from South by Southwest to chat with Kristine about healthcare's role at the traditionally tech-focused conference.

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Fresh from his presentation at SXSW 2018, Scott Lachut -- President of Research and Strategy and PSFK -- joins Industry Focus to share his thoughts on major trends and the consumer demands that are changing how companies think about brick and mortar retail. Find out why physical and digital storefronts are more connected than ever and how they’re likely to blend together even further.

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White collar crime just isn't prosecuted the way it used to be. To find out why, we chat with Jesse Eisinger, author of "The Chickens*** Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives."

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It’s the leading music streaming service. It’s got nearly 160 million users. But is Spotify a good investment? We look through the company’s prospectus to see how things look right now and discuss the company it could become.

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We begin with a listener question on the Baker-Schultz carbon tax proposal before discussing the recent IEA report which sees global demand rising 7% over the next five years and the U.S. becoming the largest global exporter. We finish by checking in on GE and Hyundai's Chevy Bolt contender!

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

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We’re turning our attention to two companies that have likely flown under the radar of most of our listeners: Pool Corporation and Spectrum Brands. The first has staked out a dominant position in its industry as the world’s largest distributor of pool supplies. Meanwhile, Spectrum -- a consumer products conglomerate -- is undergoing massive changes to its business and brand portfolio.

 

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There are several good reasons to consider adding foreign bank stocks to your portfolio, and here are some of our favorites.

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After 11 years of being a private company, unicorn DropBox has decided to go public. We go through the cloud company’s prospectus and see what we like and don’t like about the business ahead of the upcoming IPO.

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

We get expert opinion from Eugene Mulero of Transport Topics on the President’s proposal for infrastructure spending. We discuss doubts and concerns with the plan, and an alternative – more likely – timeline.

 

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The Cupertino company plans to open healthcare clinics that will rely heavily on its technology. Also, Gilead Sciences partners with Sangamo Therapeutics on gene-editing.

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With revenue trending downward for several years running, General Mills is focused on stabilizing the top line, and management hopes that buying into a whole new industry will do the trick. Blue Buffalo Pet Products is the leader in natural pet foods, but will its double-digit top line growth be enough to move the needle?

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Financials takes a look into the latest letter The Oracle of Omaha wrote for Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders.

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February was a busy month for tech earnings -- today we backtrack to look at results and news for Snap and Twitter.

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We grapple with last quarter’s results and discuss the company’s worsening free cash flow position, delivery expectations, and margin goals.

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Despite significant risks, Berkshire Hathaway’s become Teva Pharmaceutical’s 9th biggest investor. Also, what gives with Rite Aid’s convoluted merger plans?

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Our coverage of the travel and leisure sector continues as we focus on the steadily growing cruise industry and the three publicly-traded companies that make up its oligopoly: Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line. From seasonality to new markets and long-term growth, here’s how investors can approach the sector.

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What exactly does it mean when a stock is being delisted, and what should investors watch for in the microcap space? We tackle those questions and talk about the benefits of listing in the first place!

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Oil earnings for 2017 were a mixed bag with U.S. giants Chevron and Exxon Mobil lagging their peers. We discuss the themes of the earnings season and the shareholder returns fever that has gripped the industry as big oil competes for investors dollars.

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Johnson & Johnson, AbbVie, and Veeva are three gold medal winners in this year’s Motley Fool healthcare Olympic roundtable -- can you guess the other three? Hint: One’s a marijuana stock.

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For years, retailers have paid some of the highest effective tax rates in the business world. With the corporate tax rate reduced to 21%, we look at how major companies are taking advantage of this windfall.

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

In part three of our banking series, Industry Focus: Financials dives into commercial banking and the two largest U.S. commercial banks – Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp.

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

The S&P 500 might be one of the most cited financial barometers out there, but what does it take for a stock to make it into the index? We talk about the requirements, how inclusion benefits companies, and how the index may change a major trend in tech stocks.

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

2017 was a record setting delivery year for both planemakers. With upwards of 8-year backlogs investors are paying close attention to on-time delivery numbers and, by this metric, one of the two takes the win.

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

These two biopharma heavyweights are taking it on the chin following a market-trouncing performance in 2017. Is one a better stock to buy than the other? 

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

Recreational vehicles, or RVs, have enjoyed consistent, growing demand since the financial crisis. We look at the tailwinds fueling this growth before turning our attention to leading RV makers Winnebago and Thor Industries, two stocks that have outperformed the S&P 500 over one, five, and 10-year investing horizons.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:53pm EST

Financials takes a look at the volatile declines in cryptocurrencies, as well as earnings from two interesting banks.

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

Two big tech names reported this week -- should investors be worried about Facebook's friendlier new stance and Apple's iPhone unit sales declines?

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We answer your questions on what the solar tariffs mean for solar, offer our thoughts on the North American railroad and agriculture industries, and discuss interesting stocks in those segments.

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Direct download: 20180201_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

On the heels of the President’s State of the Union address, we explain why the current state of U.S. healthcare has Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan thinking it's time for a change.

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

The buying spree at JAB Holding Company continues. After spending tens of billions of dollars scooping up coffee brands and restaurant chains, Dr. Pepper Snapple will become the latest addition to the empire after it merges with Keurig Green Mountain, a previous JAB acquisition. Here’s what investors need to know.

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

Financials Edition host Michael Douglass and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel take a close look at the largest U.S. universal banks – Bank of America, Citigroup, and JPMorgan Chase. Here’s what investors need to know about these three banks’ business models, and the right metrics to evaluate each one.

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China hasn't always seen eye-to-eye with Google and Facebook, could that be changing? We look at the government's history with big U.S. tech firms, talk about how recent regulations have impacted Chinese tech giants, and hit another lesser covered story that shows how hard it can be to operate in the country.

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Direct download: 20180126_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Seth Clevenger, managing editor of features at Transport Topics -- a print and digital industry newspaper covering trucking and freight transportation – is in the studio to talk about the impact of the new ELD mandate and the future of the trucking industry.

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

Celgene consolidates CAR-T and Sanofi hooks-up in hemophilia. Plus: What’s up with Johnson & Johnson’s post-earnings slide?

Direct download: 20180124_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

As spending on content surged in 2017, so did subscriber growth across the globe. For Netflix to live up to sky-high expectations (and its rich valuation), management will be upping investments across the company again this year. We break down the latest results and offer a glimpse of what lies ahead for the No. 1 streaming service.

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

Industry Focus: Financials dives into fourth quarter earnings from the largest U.S. banks, and what investors should pay attention to.

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

David Kretzmann hops on the show to chat about what he saw at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Specifically, we wade through two trends that have fallen out of favor, and some fun stuff he noticed in Las Vegas.

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

Lyft and Aptiv teamed up to give 400 rides in a BMW at CES in Las Vegas, Motley Fool Analyst Taylor Muckerman got to experience it firsthand. In today’s show we discuss what it was like and what demonstrations like this show about the future of driving. We also touch on recent bad news for BP and GE.

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

Rumors are swirling that Celgene may pay billions to buy Juno Therapeutics lock-stock-and-barrel. Do these rumors make sense? Also, how one tiny company is disrupting the $57 billion market for primary and specialty doctor visits. Is this healthcare's future?

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

Preliminary fourth quarter results from many traditional retailers have turned bullish after momentum from Black Friday held strong, and consumers flocked to stores in December. Find out who posted the best (and worst) results from the holiday season, and what to watch in the year ahead.

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

With Amazon's holiday commentary in our hands, we talk about all the reasons the e-tailer is crushing it, and dig deeper to see what the release might have to say about other companies' Q4 results.

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2017 was a tale of two halves for these two U.S. auto giants, while Ford failed to impress the stock market GM delivered market-beating returns. We discuss GM and Ford’s future focus on self-driving technology, connected cars and big data.

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

Three CEO interviews recorded at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, the most important annual industry conference.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

Once a high-flying stock and the face of craft brewing, Boston Beer has struggled in recent years with intense competition from the very industry it helped take mainstream. What lies ahead in 2018? The team also looks at recent news from Weight Watchers and GoPro.

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Industry Focus: Financials dives into two stocks that look attractive as we head into 2018.

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

The push for AI is decades old, so how come it's just now having its moment? We dive into artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and talk about a few companies that are poised to benefit from the mega-trend.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

The energy industry is home to some great high-yielding stocks, we discuss five companies who have been consistently returning value to shareholders that may make good picks for an income portfolio.

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

Were you lucky enough to own these three top stocks in your portfolio last year? 

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Direct download: 20180103_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

The line between brick-and-mortar and online retail continues to blur as companies embrace experimentation with new strategies to win over consumers. We cover three of the biggest trends that investors will want to follow in the new year.

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

In the closing act of the Industry Focus Awards, the cast revisits Foolish listener emails before pitching their nominees for most likely to succeed and the infamous participation award.

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Notable quotes and M&A take the stage as the next two categories up for grabs. Find out who went home with a prestigious IF Award in hand.

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The show must go on! In this episode, the cast doles out their awards for the next two categories: best fact and most valuable player.

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We hit the biggest stories of the year — iPhone X, net neutrality, AR/VR, and Verizon buying Yahoo — and talk about how they may impact 2018.

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Top Energy and Industrials Headlines From 2017. We look back across various events of the past year in our sector. From arrests of Volkswagen executives to GE’s 40% drop, 2017 has been a big year.

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

Repeal and replace wasn't the only healthcare story this year! Critical policy changes,  revolutionary new medicines, and M&A also sent healthcare stocks on a wild ride in 2017.

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

Looking back on a busy year, the cast recaps some of the biggest stories and developments in the sector.

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Financials takes a look back at the five biggest news stories of 2017 and what they mean to investors.

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We're excited for 2018. Why? We've got tax code changes impacting the books of big tech, plus the next phases of the cable revolution, and the continued rise of e-sports.

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

Alternative fuels are still a long way from being ubiquitous but some are gaining steam thanks to a few key players. We discuss what constitutes an alternative fuel, why commercial and heavy goods transport is the gateway to alternatives adoption, and stocks investors may want to consider. Today the show was sponsored by Harrys.com/Fool

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

Celgene and bluebird bio report a stunning success in multiple myeloma, Juno Therapeutics takes it on the chin despite positive data, and Spark Therapeutics suffers in its showdown with BioMarin in hemophilia.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:24pm EST

Subscription-box services have grown incredibly popular in the past few years, and Stitch Fix is the latest company based on this business model to go public. With almost $1 billion of revenue in 2017, we dive into this fast-growing company and what investors need to know about its data-centric approach to selling apparel.

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

Industry Focus: Financials takes a deep dive into Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley’s business models, valuation, and future growth potential.

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

These tech unicorns have long been the subject of IPO speculation. But for all that buzz, are any of them actually good businesses to own long-term?

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UPS, FedEx, and USPS will deliver an estimated two billion packages during the holiday season. We discuss how they make this happen, their past and current struggles to do so profitably, and what this all means for retailers, consumers, and investors.

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

The tax bill includes fine print that could make biopharma companies pay more in taxes than expected. Plus, CVS Health cozies up to Aetna and Apple takes aim at heart disease.

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

Cut costs, streamline operations, and acquire growth. That has been the recipe for success for 3G Capital (and frequent partner Warren Buffett), but as headwinds mount for packaged food and beverages, Kraft Heinz needs to find other avenues for growth. The cast also looks at Etsy and its trajectory under new CEO Josh Silverman.

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Financials takes a deep dive into BofI Holding’s business model, competitive advantages, valuation, and potential future growth catalysts.

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We take a look at a few tech products on holiday shopping lists -- Nintendo Switch, Fitbit Ionic, and Xbox One S/X -- and talk about what their popularity really means for the companies that make them.

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Canopy Growth co-founder Bruce Linton is interviewed about the company’s strategy for medicinal and recreational marijuana in Canada and beyond.

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Early numbers are in for the Black Friday weekend with strong growth over last year. That momentum has even extended to brick-and-mortar retailers, which saw only small traffic declines during the busy period. Find out why department stores are feeling confident about the quarter, and what investors should watch as they head into the final month of the year.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:37pm EST

Financials sets the record straight on common money myths involving topics ranging from investing in stocks to using credit cards.

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

You know the market is risky and you shouldn't own just one or two stocks, but you're probably wondering how many stocks you should own. In today's episode, we dig into diversification to help you build a better portfolio.

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

While AT&T and Time Warner investors prepare themselves for a tough legal battle with the Justice Department to close their merger, competitors are circling the valuable media empire that could be going up for sale at Twenty-First Century Fox.

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

Financials looks at the two tax reform bills currently making their way through Congress, the differences between them, and the likely winners and losers of tax reform.

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

Roku's first report as a publicly traded company couldn't have gone better. With a second look at their books, are we more sold on the long-term viability of the streaming company?

Editor's note: In the show, we mistakenly said that 1/3 of Roku's platform revenue comes from licensing. That 1/3 portion of the platform revenue is actually from content distribution, the licensing portion is much smaller.

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

The U.S is increasingly being powered by cheap natural gas and the deployment of pipeline infrastructure is ensuring this remains the case for years to come. In this show we discuss why the commodity is growing in popularity, the billions of dollars being spent transporting it across the country, and investment opportunities in the industry.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:17pm EST

A flurry of news has investors clamoring to add Nektar Therapeutics to their portfolios. Plus, we explain why investors are disappointed by Loxo Oncology’s good news and how a new smart pill could change medicine forever.

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

Shares of the #2 toy company and casual dining chain are both up double digits thanks to buyout rumors. For Mattel, the potential deal with Hasbro would create a dominant player in the toy industry. Meanwhile, a private equity firm with significant restaurant experience is courting B-Dubs. The team also takes a look at Canada Goose, one of the best-performing IPOs of the year.

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

Financials looks at robo-advisors, the automated substitute for financial advisors that has surged in popularity.

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

After missing on revenue, earnings, and users, shares of Snap got pummeled following the company's Q3 earnings release. We work through the release, talk about the company's transition to auction-based ad sales, and check in on the Spectacles hardware segment.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

The much-maligned company is making progress on its restructuring plan, but it's not out of the woods yet. Plus, why Keryx Pharmaceuticals shares tumbled despite winning an FDA approval that more than doubles its addressable market.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:53pm EST

In 2014, regulatory opposition forced Sprint to give up on its plan to acquire T-Mobile. Three years later, the two companies returned to the negotiating table, coming close to finalizing an agreement before the deal fell apart once again. What happened? And what lies ahead for the No. 3 and 4 wireless providers?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

Financials looks at the new Federal Reserve chair, rising interest rates in the U.K, and the end of the CFPB class action rule.

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

Great earnings releases from Microsoft and Amazon highlight one thing in particular -- the cloud business is booming for both tech giants.

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2017 hasn’t been kind to GE so far. Three months in we discuss the moves new CEO John Flannery is making to right the business, rumors around the November 13th meeting, and give our bull and bear cases for the stock.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:43pm EST

Beer, wine, and spirits Goliath Constellation is acquiring a 10% stake in marijuana stock Canopy Growth, plus why CVS Health is eyeing Aetna, and how one fast-growing upstart is fighting back at colon cancer.

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

The Toys “R” Us bankruptcy filing in September sent waves through the industry as toy companies cut shipments to the retailer and adjusted their forecasts ahead of the holiday shopping season. However, the latest earnings results from Mattel and Hasbro paint a picture of two industry leaders with very different outlooks.

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

Financials looks at statistics about emergency savings, credit cards, retirement saving, stock investing, and homeownership.

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

AMD and Twitter both beat expectations with their quarterly numbers, so why is the social media company flying while shares of the semiconductor company get pummeled?

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

We discuss U.S. manufacturing, policy making, and how technology will unlock efficiencies in the oil and gas industry with Mark Mills. Mark has a long and illustrious career as a policy advisor, fund manager, and physicist.

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

A scary sell-off in Celgene and Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares may have you thinking "sell", but there are good reasons why you shouldn't let what's spooking other investors shake you out of your stock too.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:25pm EST

Up over 70% in the past year, the iconic newspaper has enjoyed a major boost in readership thanks to the current presidential administration. Meanwhile, Blue Apron struggles to build momentum as meal kit rival HelloFresh prepares for its IPO.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

Financials takes a look at bank earnings, important metrics, and catalysts that could move bank stocks higher.

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

We wrap up pitch week with discussions of IBM, Netflix, and Mindbody. If you want the whole list of pitch week stocks, email industryfocus@fool.com!

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Three Motley Fool contributors pitch General Motors, NV5, and Transocean as stocks investors might want to watch.

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

Novocure, Precision Medicine, and Celgene are three top healthcare stocks. The team discusses their business models and biggest risks in this edition of “Pitch Week.”

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“Pitch Week” continues on Industry Focus as our Foolish contributors share their takes on Under Armour, Dave & Buster’s, and Tractor Supply Co.

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We kick off "Pitch Week" with a look at payment companies Mastercard and Square, and wrap the show with a breakdown of why Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has been such a good business to own.

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

Netflix got a nice bump after announcing price increases to several of its service tiers – what might the increases mean for the company’s top line and what should investors be paying attention to ahead of the company’s earnings report next week?

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

The U.S. has a huge number of investment opportunities in the well-developed energy industry. We discuss why the U.S. oil and gas sector has developed the way it has, some complexities in investing in overseas energy companies, and a few stocks with foreign flare you might want to consider.

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

Mylan launches a generic "at-risk" and Flexion's big drug opportunity becomes clearer.

Editor's note: Mylan's drug was mistakenly referred to in the episode as a biosimilar. Copaxone, however, was approved under an NDA, not a BLA, so Mylan's copycat is a generic, not a biosimilar.

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We look at the latest quarterly earnings from some of the top performers in the alcohol and restaurant industries.

Slack: Where work happens. Find out why at slack.com.

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Financials takes a look at share buybacks, dividends, and other ways of returning capital to shareholders.

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Now that we have a sense of Roku's valuation, what do we think of it? That, plus a rundown on all the cool new devices Google showed off earlier this week and their impact on the smartphone, smart home and camera markets. Get $25 off your first purchase at http://bombfell.com/fool

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

Tesla missed Q3 Model 3 production targets by 83%. We debate how concerned investors should be, some good news from the update, and a potentially exciting development on the horizon.

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

Wondering if you can buy, sit back, and collect money on top dividend stocks Johnson & Johnson, AbbVie, and Pfizer? You've come to the right place! In today's episode, we offer up insight into the risk and reward associated with owning these three dividend darlings. 

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

We dive into the high-end corner of the retail industry with one of the most famous luxury brands in the world: Tiffany. Its signature blue boxes have delighted people around the world, and new leadership is now looking ahead to the challenges posed by changing consumer tastes, especially among younger shoppers. We also look at the latest acquisitions from Coca-Cola and Wal-Mart.

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

President Trump is interviewing candidates to replace Janet Yellen atop the Federal Reserve. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, we dig into the two types of candidates he's considering for the position, and how that will impact the central bank's policies.

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

Investors may soon be able to claim a stake in rapper Eminem's music catalog, thanks to a new company Royalty Flow and the JOBS Act. We run through what's been going on in the equity crowdfunding and mini-IPO space, and how these types of investment opportunities are very different than investing in the stocks we normally talk about.

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We debate the potential implications of the ITCs recommendation for solar import restrictions, the recent rally in oil prices, and the news that GE is selling its Industrial Solutions business.

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

Unpacking Axovant Sciences big Alzheimer’s disease disappointment, plus Pfizer accuses Johnson & Johnson of unfairly increasing healthcare costs.

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

Between its upcoming ESPN and Disney-branded services, the company will give viewers access to 10,000 live sporting events, 500 films, and over 7,000 television episodes. Traditional pay-TV subscriber numbers are on the decline, and CEO Bob Iger sees this streaming transition as his last major priority before retirement.

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Data center REITs promise ever-growing dividends from a portfolio of data center assets located all around the world, but growing piles of data don't necessarily lead to extreme rewards for shareholders.

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

Alarm.com, Impinj, and Paycom aren't household names yet, but these tech-savvy upstarts are transforming billion dollar markets and that could make them savvy stocks to buy.

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Direct download: 20170922_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Auto sales have declined 2% this year after sales broke records in 2016, leading many commentators to speculate whether the U.S. has reached peak auto. However, one area of the market – SUV’s, light trucks, and crossovers – continues to demonstrate growth.

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Direct download: 20170921_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Chegg is leading its corner of the classroom with a wide variety of student services, including college applications, textbook materials, and online tutoring. Meanwhile, 2U is acting as a pioneer for online education by creating graduate programs with some of the most prestigious universities in the country. Both of the companies are enjoying double-digit annual growth rates and stand to gain as technology takes on an increasing role in classrooms around the world.

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

The team talks about how the insurance industry works and how health insurance differs substantially from other types of insurance. With information about evaluating supplemental health insurance policies, planning for Medicare at age 65, and managing the transition from work-related coverage to Medicare, this program will tell you what you need in order to make a more informed decision for your financial and health situation

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

Edge-to-edge display? Check. Wireless charging? Check. Facial recognition components? Check. The iPhone X is gorgeous, but what does its release timing mean for Apple’s financials over the next few quarters? We dig into that and Apple’s other upcoming products.

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

After years of being dubbed “death traps” for investors the Airlines industry is having something of a renaissance. We discuss which of the big four U.S. national carriers is the better buy for investors today.

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

A new study concludes it costs $757 million to develop a new cancer drug, but is that the only reason why drugmakers charge sky-high drug prices or are other reasons to blame too?

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

In a strange twist, the newest retail store from Nordstrom will carry no inventory. Instead, the company hopes a unique menu of services will provide a rich enough experience to connect with shoppers – a trend that is growing quickly in the brick-and-mortar world. The cast also looks at how Starbucks is faring under the new leadership of Kevin Johnson.

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It’s not always an easy decision, and in most cases you should do some planning first, but there are times when you’re doing the right thing in quitting your job.  Of course there’s a difference between wanting to quit and needing to quit and some things you should do before giving notice.

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

The streaming service is planning to go public soon and we have our hands on their filing with the SEC! We run through the company's books, talk about the streaming space, and take a look at the company's long-term prospects.

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

Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced the Department of Energy is releasing 500,000 barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves. We discuss the impact and importance of the move.

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

Promo: Big-cap biopharma could come knocking if Juno Therapeutics’ next-generation CAR-T is safer than its competitors, and Medtronic's already investing billions in Mazor Robotics, a maker of surgical robots. Sponsored link: http://www.casper.com/fool Code: fool.

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

Amazon has already begun to weaponize its Whole Foods stores, and we look at how competing retailers like Kroger and Costco are feeling the pressure. Meanwhile, the major dollar store chains are facing their own challenges from larger retail rivals.

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

IF brings you stories and coverage of different sectors of the stock market every day, but what trends are the hosts most excited about, and what stocks are on their watch lists? We bring everyone into the studio for this bonus episode to answer these questions and introduce the new Thursday host Sarah Priestley.

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We toss around some terms week-to-week and don't always do the best job explaining them in-depth. Today, we dust off our college accounting books to talk about the difference between capitalizing and expensing a purchase, what deferred revenue is, and why operating leverage is a beautiful thing.

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

In the ongoing devastation of Hurricane Harvey headlines are surfacing about the storms impact on US oil and Gas -- on this episode we discuss potential outcomes for the industry, and touch on the recent appointment of a new CEO for GE.
 

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

The FDA approved the world's first CAR-T therapy on Wednesday, one month ahead of schedule, and only days after Gilead Sciences announced it’s buying CAR-T powerhouse Kite Pharma in a deal valued at $11.9 billion. 

 

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

Join us for a look at the incredible growth of e-sports and the opportunity it presents to various industry stakeholders, including game publishers, content networks, and the players themselves. We also discuss the recent legal troubles at iRobot.

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

Every industry has its shining lights, and the bank industry is no different. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials edition we discuss the top bankers in the modern era, including Jamie Dimon, Richard Davis, Robert Wilmers, and more.

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

Two years ago we tossed out a terrible ballpark on the revenue Apple Music might be able to bring in for the tech giant. Today we talk about that mistake and how to set yourself up to make better projections.

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

Everyone makes mistakes, the important thing is to learn from them.

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

We said what? Let’s face it, sometimes our predictions miss the mark, and with Rite Aid and Opko Health, they missed the mark by a lot. Here’s what we said, why we said it, and what we learned from our mistakes.

 

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

We said what?!? That is our theme for Industry Focus this week, and we continue the discussion with missed calls on Wal-Mart’s Jet.com acquisition and the 2,000 stores Amazon was supposed to open in the next several years.

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Direct download: 20170822_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Everyone makes mistakes. But not many of us air them publicly. That's the theme of this week's Industry Focus, starting with our prediction in 2015 that concerns about Wells Fargo's cross-selling culture were much ado about nothing.

 

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

We run through recent wearables market data from Strategy Analytics, check in on the major players, and talk about the long-term outlook for Fitbit.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:09pm EST

A solar eclipse occurs Monday -- what that means for solar producers may surprise you.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

With a slate of promising drugs hitting the market and in its development pipeline, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is becoming one of biotechs most important players.

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

For several years, Procter & Gamble has been spinning off low-priority brands and cutting costs to streamline its business. But with little to show for those efforts, billionaire Nelson Peltz wants a seat at the table. Meanwhile, a slow summer blockbuster season is taking a major toll on theater operators.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:35pm EST

Business development companies are undergoing a sea change as the asset class becomes more institutionalized.

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

Snap's quarterly update was... uninspiring. On this show, we talk about the updated user counts, ask some questions on engagement metrics, and run through the new financials.

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

Fracking has been the oil industry buzzword for years, here’s what the process actually means.

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

Scotts Miracle Gro could be the best marijuana stock to buy, while Illumina could be the best bet to capitalize on DNA-based medicine.

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

You might not be able to fire the coach or have a say in drafting new players, but there are ways to invest in professional sports.

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Here's the differences between the major credit card processors, and how to evaluate them as investments.

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

We try and decode what's going on with Twitter's DAU/MAU numbers, and run through the figures on another banner quarter for the world's largest company.

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

Years after the downturn started, oil majors relent and believe $50 oil is the new reality. Are they right?

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

How Celgene and Gilead Sciences results are fueling their stock prices this quarter, plus Merck’s Keytruda closes the sales gap between it and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo.

 

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

We break down the latest developments in the consumer-retail sector, including Amazon earnings, the $1.4 billion Jimmy Choo buyout, and the turnaround prospects for Target.

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

Before you follow an advisor's advice on these topics, make sure you know the whole story.

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

New quarterly numbers from Alphabet and Facebook sent the stocks in different directions -- why did the Street love one set of estimate-beating numbers and not the other?

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Fossil fuels may be critical today, but that fact is changing at an accelerated rate.

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

Hunting for new small cap stocks to watch? We've got you covered. In today's show, we discuss how NovoCure, Flexion Therapeutics, and Zogenix want to shake-up healthcare.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:06pm EST

Michael Kors scoops up Jimmy Choo to keep pace with Coach, and Lululemon's back after a spring mishap, could its winning days continue? We hit these retail news items and check in on Chipotle's food-borne illness problems ahead of earnings.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:33pm EST

For years after the financial crisis, bank earnings fluctuated wildly due to high loan losses, volatile markets, and elevated legal expenses. Fortunately, this trend seems to have come to an end, as the results from the second quarter demonstrate.

 

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

OPEC’s production cut compliance continues to drop, is this the end of its attempt to prop up oil prices?

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

After Puma Biotech's recent success, the search is on for other clinical-stage biotech stocks being run by proven CEOs. Could experience turn Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, Axovant Sciences, and Esperion Therapeutics into winners too?

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

We field Foolish questions from the world of consumer and retail. First, Levi wants to know about the prospects for apparel retailer Buckle (and its double-digit dividend yield). Meanwhile, Shubhra is curious about Kirkland Signature and why the Costco private label is available on Amazon.com.

 

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Direct download: 20170718_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Brian Patrick Eha, author of How Money Got Free, joins Gaby Lapera to discuss cryptocurrencies, tokens, blockchain technology, and what it all means for investors, regulators, and financial systems.

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

We love covering IPOs, but we can't bring ourselves to buy a stock that's only been publicly traded for a few months. We explain why on the final episode of "never will I ever week."

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

 We all make investing mistakes, but buying a commodity producer lacking a cost advantage shouldn’t be one of them.

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

Only 10% of drugs make it across the FDA finish line from phase 1 clinical trials, making acquiring pre-clinical biotech stocks the riskiest game in town.

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

We continue with our theme for this week, as Asit Sharma explains the major hurdles day traders and speculators face in their pursuit of easy profits.

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

In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, we dig into things we'd never do -- or, at least, that we try to avoid. This includes investing advice, as well as pointers about life more generally.

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

Looking for a beach read or a podcast to pass the time on the family trip? We run through some of our favorite tech books and shows so you can still get your fix during the slow months of summer.


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Direct download: 20170707_IF_Technology.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Is being late better than never arriving for America's biggest oil major?

Direct download: 20170706_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

After Walgreens' abandoned plans to buy it lock-stock-and-barrel, Rite Aid shares are crashing. Does this give Amazon.com the moment it's been waiting for to disrupt the prescription drug market?

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Direct download: 20170705_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

There's no one, right answer, but getting a job while in school can help teach a lot of important things. Tune in to find out what Motley Fool contributors Dan Kline and Gaby Lapera think you ought to know.

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

In the past month, Pandora has sold off Ticketfly, announced a large investment stake from Sirius, and had its CEO step down. What should investors make of the shake-up? Plus we check in on Apple Music and Tesla's puzzling streaming music ambitions.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

Solar stocks are finaly rallying after a year of malaise, is this the long-rumored revound?

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

The Congressional Budget Office announces a discouraging outlook for Trumpcare. And Portola Pharmaceuticals’ shares increase more in one day than they cost last November.

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

After spending several months covering casualties, headwinds, and consolidation in the retail sector, we turn our attention to two companies that have thrived in the era of e-commerce. Ulta Beauty and TJX Companies are growing thanks to their physical store footprints, not in spite of them.

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

Credit ratings agencies (CRAs) have the power to move markets, and decide the fortunes of publicly-traded companies around the world.

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

What doesn't MercadoLibre do? Today we talk about the Amazon/eBay/Craigslist/PayPal of Latin America, what's been fueling its impressive growth, and some of the things investors need to keep in mind if they're considering buying in.

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

There’s lots of ways to move goods and people in today’s economy, but which option is the most economical?

Direct download: 20170622_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

AbbVie is developing new drugs to sidestep expiring patents on its best-seller, and a new FDA approval could be on deck at Clovis Oncology. Also, how Novartis plans to shake-up a multibillion dollar indication.

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

he grocery industry is bracing itself for further disruption as e-commerce giant Amazon announced a surprise buyout of Whole Foods Market. Meanwhile, the Nordstrom family is weighing their options for taking the department store private.

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

If you're a recent graduate, congratulations! Here's what you need to know about your money.

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

Apple is one of the most bet against stocks in the market... kind of. We explain why it's true, but kind of a misleading stat.

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

GE’s CEO may have just retired, but he left the company perfectly positioned for a green-energy fueled future.

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

A Supreme Court decision that speeds biosimilar drugs to market makes investing in biosimilar stocks even more enticing.  

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

Discount supermarket chain Aldi will be investing billions in the U.S. market over the next five years, while its fellow German-based rival Lidl prepares to open its first U.S. locations this week. But the biggest winner from this growing competition will be the U.S. consumer.

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

The House of Representatives voted last week in favor of the Financial CHOICE Act, which is designed to roll back the enhanced regulatory regime laid out in the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. On this episode of Industry Focus, we dig into the Financial CHOICE Act and discuss what this means for banks.

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

The average investor has a wealth of information at their fingertips, they just need to know where to find it. We talk about our favorite free tools and resources, and Michael Douglass explains why he thinks "the numbers obscure the true story."

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Railroad stocks have consistently beaten the market – here’s why investors should give them a look today.

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Bluebird bio, TG Therapeutics, and Loxo Oncology investors are smiling following bullish presentations for their respective cancer drugs at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology conference this week.

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

In its last private funding round, Blue Apron reached a valuation of over $2 billion. Now, the company has its sights set on the public market, and we are digging into the IPO filing to break down the financials and business model of meal kit delivery for investors.

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

Citizens Financial became the biggest bank stock IPO in history when it went public in 2014. Since then, it's orchestrated an impressive turnaround.

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

Last week we showered Activision, Take-Two, and EA with love, but what about pure-play mobile game publishers like Zynga and Glu Mobile? Do they deserve a spot on your watch list?

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Direct download: 20170602_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Donald Trump is likely to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement – here’s what it means.

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Direct download: 20170601_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Summer may not be the best time to own stocks historically, but embracing this old Wall Street adage is far from risk-less.

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

We look at major acquisition talks making headlines this week as American Eagle pursues its apparel rival Abercrombie & Fitch, and Kraft-Heinz eyes a mega-deal with Colgate-Palmolive.

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

Have you ever wondered what the Industry Focus cast is like in real life? This episode gives you a glimpse.

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Game publishers Activision, Take-Two, and Electronic Arts have all soared so far in 2017. With all three up over 40% year-to-date, is it too late for investors to hop in and play?

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

OPEC extended its production cut for another 9 months, could this be a desperate move by a powerless cartel?

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

Extreme birth defects associated with a popular anti-anxiety medicine from the 1960's had a lasting impact on today's healthcare policy -- and the drug is still a major part of Celgene's cancer portfolio.

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

From McDonald’s “Experience of the Future” to Panera 2.0, the restaurant industry is investing heavily in technology as a means of reducing costs and improving the dining experience. Find out how different companies are approaching the automation and customer demands that loom over the horizon.

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

oin us for a primer on how the insurance industry works, how insurers make money, and how to evaluate insurance stocks for potential investment opportunities.

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

Twilio and Yelp are each down over 20% following earnings, are the drops signs of trouble or buying opportunities for investors?

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Saudi Arabia and Russia desperately want oil back to its highs – but just how likely is it?

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