Industry Focus (Podcast)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stocks Mentioned:GM, F, XIACY

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

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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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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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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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Direct download: 20181130_IF_Tech.mp3
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Direct download: 20181102_IF_Tech.mp3
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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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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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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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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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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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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

Direct download: 20181025_IF_Energy.mp3
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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