Industry Focus (Podcast)

Snap got a bump early this week as a flurry of "Buy" notes came in from sell-side analysts. On this episode, we walk through the sell-side/buy-side dynamic and dig into the analyst reports.

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In a classic case of whiplash, hedge funds are now turning sour on crude after bullish bets hit an all-time high just a few weeks ago – the Energy crew weighs in.

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A jam-packed month for news that includes a failed plan to replace Obamacare, a big cardiovascular study, a fast-approaching IPO, and a big advance in treating ovarian cancer has big implications on top healthcare stocks.

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With billions of gamers and technology improving each year, video game companies are finding new ways to engage with customers. Here are some of the major takeaways for investors.

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Richard Davis is one of the greatest bankers of the modern era. As CEO of U.S. Bancorp since the end of 2006, Davis has spent the last decade atop the most profitable big bank in America. In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials, we tease out the most interesting insights that Davis, who retires next month, shared in a wide-ranging interview with The Motley Fool’s John Maxfield.

 

 

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You asked for it! Motley Fool Options analyst JP Bennett hops on the show to do an introduction to options and answer some listener questions on the topic. 

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Oil prices are up, but not anywhere near where their highs of 2014 – so why are producers upping production by 1 million barrel?

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Veeva's President discusses the cloud solution company he co-founded, from its small beginnings in healthcare CRM to its latest Vault products and expansion outside of life sciences.

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Asit Sharma joins the show to help answer questions from our Foolish listeners who want to know more about goodwill and the $300 billion food distribution industry.

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Not every legendary investor is worth following, and not every way to get rich is as obvious as it may seem.

 

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Sneaking in one more episode this week so we can bring listeners an interview we did with Comma.ai's George Hotz at SXSW. We talked with Hotz about the self-driving car tech his team is working on, some misconceptions about the segment, and what to watch in the coming years.

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New legislation passed last year that made it possible for the average investor to participate in early stage private investing rounds. How's it going so far? We sit down with Bill Clark of Microventures and Slava Rubin, founder of Indiegogo. 

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The Motley Fool’s Simon Erickson talks with Sean O’Reilly about what he learned at the SXSW Conference.

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Artificial intelligence and gene sequencing are changing how patients are treated. Analyst Simon Erickson shares some of the greatest opportunities and some of the biggest hurdles to adoption of the latest technology in healthcare.

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For the leading streaming service and global entertainment giant, product testing is always happening behind the scenes. Tune in to find out how both companies leverage various tools at their disposal to put forward the “perfect” customer experience.

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In today’s episode, Motley Fool analyst Gaby Lapera is joined by Dylan Lewis, another Industry Focus host. Mr. Lewis reports from Austin, TX at the SXSW Festival, where he attended a session on the future of the payments industry. Both hosts had a lot to say about the relationship between social media and existing payment processors as well as what the space might look like going forward. 
 
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Apparently Snap's IPO has a lot of people thinking about shorting stocks -- we answer a listener question and get into the nitty gritty risks of deciding to go short.

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Motley Fool veteran contributor Tyler Crowe calls in and gives a global view of Energy markets from his current location in Malawi.
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Here's why  Exelixis, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Kite Pharma, Exact Sciences, and Portola Pharmaceuticals are up more than 50% in the first two months of 2017. 

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Based on the latest network quality reports, most consumers will be happy with any of the Big Four wireless carriers, but one company continues to shake up the industry. We also provide an update on the struggle Bass Pro Shops is facing in its $4.5 deal with Cabela’s, before looking at the growing trend of delivery as a differentiator for restaurants.

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The Oracle of Omaha just released his latest letter to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway. In this episode of Industry Focus, we talk about what he had to say. 

 

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Snap's IPO went well, and the stock is flying high, but that hasn't changed our minds about the ephemeral messaging app/camera company.

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Everyone is talking about autonomous vehicles these days, but how long until they are a reality?

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How drugs are priced the way that they are, and how to determine if drug prices are fair. Also, what makes dollar cost averaging such a powerful investing strategy.

 

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The cast looks at the latest earnings results for major department stores as a tough retail environment and major store closures dominate the headlines. They also reach into the mailbag to take a first look at VF Corporation.

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A mortgage is many homeowners single biggest expense each month, so it pays to understand the costs -- especially for new home buyers and people searching for a lower rate to refinance their house. The Trump administration could affect mortgage costs throughout 2017. Join the Motley Fool’s Nathan Hamilton and Gaby Lapera to learn what you need to know about mortgages in 2017.

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Digging through the company's earnings release, we break down what went wrong for Fitbit last year, and what management is doing to turn things around and find growth in 2017.

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Energy storage is a hot topic these days, here’s who is currently leading the charge.

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Carl Icahn's reportedly focusing his brand of investor activism on Bristol-Myers Squibb, but it's anyone's guess if he'll be able to convince the company to sell. Also, Celgene delivers a phase 3 win with blockbuster implications.

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From price wars to automation, Fool.com contributor Daniel Kline offers his take on major trends currently driving innovation and growth at your favorite quick service restaurants.

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Snap is one of the hottest potential IPO's of 2017. Now that we've had a chance to look at the numbers, should investors keep it on their watch list once shares start trading?

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BP plc has released its 2017 Energy Outlook that extends to 2035. For long-term investors, BP's opinions may be both surprising and thought-provoking.

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In this Valentine's Day edition, we explore cholesterol busters, heart surgery, and the latest in anticoagulants.

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Dave was just a business school student when he and his friends decided to start an eyewear company that would eventually revamp the entire industry. Now serving as co-CEO of Warby Parker, he shares his story and offers some insight into the state of retail.

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The Dodd-Frank Act dramatically transformed the bank industry when it was passed in 2010. But fast forward to today and President Trump is promising to make it a thing of the past. On this week's episode of Industry Focus, Gaby and John provide a comprehensive look at not only the history and purpose of Dodd-Frank, but also how it might be reformed.

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We explain why Facebook and Shopify are two tech stocks we really like, and answer Gaby's questions about the companies.

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There are many green stocks in the marketplace, here are two of the top plays today.

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 These companies are disrupting their respective industries, and each has catalysts that could reward investors in the future. Is one a better stock to buy than the other?

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We welcome financials analyst Gaby Lapera to the show to share some of our favorite stocks in the consumer and retail sector. In this case, leading companies in their respective industries can still make for a David and Goliath story. 

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Listen as two great stocks in the financials sector face off against each other.

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Apple's recent quarterly check-ins have been fairly ho-hum, but not this time! The Mac maker is back to growth after an impressive quarter, we explain what segments pushed the company over the top, and what investors can expect next quarter.

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Forget that power plant off in the distance, these places have wind mills present on the horizon.

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Competitors make headway against Teva Pharmaceutical's top-seller, and Biogen's hemophilia drugs become Bioverativ. Here's what you should know.

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Will Airbnb launch its IPO in 2017? Is Macau officially on track for a recovery? Will Japan eventually become the new casino capital of the world? Fool.com contributor Seth McNew shares his insights after traveling through the regio

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Use these tips to get out of debt and make the most of your credit.

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It's earnings season, so we're breaking down quarterly results from two Fool favorites, Alphabet and Paypal. We hit the headline numbers, key metrics, and dig through management's comments to catch all the info investors need to know.

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Aircraft production is basically a duopoloy with just two major players – here’s what investors need to know.

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From a big-time patent settlement between Merck & Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb, to Johnson & Johnson's earnings,  to Aetna and Humana's $37 billion merger bust, we dive into the details behind this week's biggest healthcare stories.

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Take two leading companies in the eyewear industry, combine them, and what do you get? In this case, say hello to EssilorLuxottica, a massive enterprise that will boast 140,000 employees,  $16 billion of annual revenue, and a global scale that overshadows its closest competitors by a wide margin.

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With earnings season in full swing, we now have a good sense for how the nation’s biggest banks performed in the final months of 2016. To say it was a mixed bag would be an understatement. As The Motley Fool’s Michael Douglass and John Maxfield discuss on this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials, two of the nation’s biggest banks had breakout quarters, while two more reported particularly dismal results. Listen in to hear why, as well as to learn the one bank stock we think is best positioned to benefit going forward. 

 

 

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Michael Douglass returns to talk about his framework for analyzing companies and we run Facebook through his wringer. Is it a buy?

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The 2017 Detroit International Auto Show just ended and there were big takeaways for consumers and investors alike.

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A system that could revolutionize gene research and a first-in-class cancer therapy could be two of healthcare's biggest advances this year. Plus, United Healthcare's earnings review, and a preview of Johnson & Johnson's earnings.

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Women have been the driving force behind the rise of activewear in the apparel industry. In this episode, we discuss the long-term trends that will continue to fuel this segment and the companies poised to benefit from the nearly $80 billion athleisure market.

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We run through a couple different tips to make your resolutions easier to hit in 2017 and talk about why we're focusing on doing more stock research, checking out credit cards, and changing our online passwords.

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 U.S. oil production has bottomed out and is on the upswing, here’s what you need to know to position your portfolio the right way.

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Promo: How to build a profit-friendly stock watch list. Plus, Trump’s tough talk on drug costs and why it’s so important to pay off your credit card debt ASAP.

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With just under 51 weeks left to go in 2017, many people are just beginning to hit their stride, working hard on their resolutions. In this episode, the cast discusses their own goals for the new year and why it can be so difficult to keep up with resolutions for the entire year.

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Financials: New Years Resolutions and Prediction Scoreboard

Millions of people will make New Years Resolutions this year. Some will adopt their resolutions completely, while others are forgotten after just a few short weeks. In this edition of Industry Focus: Financials, join The Motley Fool's Gaby Lapera and Jordan Wathen as they discuss their financial New Year's Resolutions, and check the scoreboard on 12 predictions Jordan made for BDCs in 2015. 

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We phone up our boots on the ground at the Consumer Electronics Show to see what big tech trends are being showcased this week in Las Vegas.

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Drilling activity is already increasing in the U.S. – here’s what investors need to know.

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Beaten-up biotech has some work to do to restore investor confidence. Here's how Gilead Sciences, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, and the entire industry can get back on track in 2017.

 

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Grab your popcorn and have a seat as we look back at the record-setting slate of movie releases from last year, the leading entertainment companies behind them, and what film-loving investors can expect in 2017.

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The IF crew is looking back at some of their favorite episodes of 2016 . . .

Companies love to include equity grants in employee compensation, but how does it impact investors?

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The IF crew is looking back at some of their favorite episodes of 2016 . . .

Oil Producers have business models that make them unique on Wall Street, here's what you need to know. 

 

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The IF crew is looking back at some of their favorite episodes of 2016 . . .

These been-there-done-that leaders are at the helm of four different emerging companies that investors should be paying attention to.

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The IF crew is looking back at some of their favorite episodes of 2016 . . .

From the apparel industry to your local grocery store, metrics like inventory turnover can tell investors a lot about a company and its operations. But in the words of one of the most well-known CEOs today, should management treat inventory as “fundamentally evil”?

 

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The IF crew is looking back at some of their favorite episodes of 2016 . . .

Can improving your writing skills boost your investing returns?

 

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We look ahead to the new year and make a few predictions about wearables, M&A, and where big tech companies will be focusing their resources.

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Big players are starting to make big moves as the energy markets gain some certainty -- here's what you need to know. 

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Stuffing holiday stockings with... stocks! Stocks that benefit from the Cure's Act; plus top healthcare stocks to buy in 2017.  

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From the perennial No. 3 fast food chain to a recovering soda company, the team picks their two favorite stocks of the year that surprised the market before turning their attention to 2017 and beyond.

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Need a last minute present? Or maybe you know someone who could use a little book learning? Check out the Motley Fool’s book list!

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A long overdue update on the autonomous driving space -- Alphabet's decision to turn it's self-driving car project into an Alphabet subsidiary, what's going on over at Apple, and why Uber is causing problems in San Francisco.

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The energy sector is getting strong representation in the Trump administration, and here’s what investors need to know.

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Alexion's top-brass has hit the exits amid an investigation into sales practices, and Ophthotech's future is in jeopardy following a high-profile phase 3 failure.

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DirecTV Now is supposed to represent the future of content delivery, but this new service has a long way to go before it makes a difference to AT&T shareholders. And Netflix finally gives in to demands for offline viewing.

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Rumors are swirling that Sirius XM is interested in acquiring the streaming music company. It doesn't make sense at first glance, but Pandora might "get by with a little help from {Sirius'} friends."

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OPEC finally cut production for the first time in 8 years – here’s some of the top plays leveraged to decreasing supplies.

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The 21st Century Cures Act ignites innovation with perks to biopharma and medical device makers. Also, Kite Pharma and Novartis prep plans to pitch their CAR-T cancer therapies to the FDA.

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Under Armour announced last week that it would be changing the ticker symbols for its publicly traded A and C shares, but the real story here is the large spread in where those two stocks are trading. We welcome Seth McNew to discuss dual share classes, founder Kevin Plank, and trends for the sports apparel industry.

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It’s tempting to think that the American economy is still struggling to recover from the financial crisis, but the data says otherwise. Eight years after the Crash of 1929, the U.S. economy was still mired in the Great Depression. Fast forward to today, eight years after the financial crisis, which was the worst economic downturn since the 1930s, and the economy is looking as robust as ever. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, The Motley Fool’s Gaby Lapera and John Maxfield talk about the state of the U.S. economy right now, digging through the statistics and trends that matter most. 

 

 

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Facebook recently announced a $6 billion share buyback authorization, but investors shouldn’t expect to see the company’s total shares outstanding dip any time soon. We explain why and draw on a couple other examples to show how buybacks are generally used a little differently in tech.

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After nearly three decades of claiming the industry is a terrible place to invest, the Oracle of Omaha recently purchased shares in several major airlines – is this a major shift?

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Shares in Juno Therapeutics and Amicus Therapeutics tumble on disappointing news; and one important drug at Pfizer takes a big step forward. 

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With hundreds of billions of dollars flowing into exchange-traded funds, we offer an introduction of how ETFs can serve your investing needs and how to leverage them specifically for the consumer and retail sector.

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The end of the year is packed with holidays, family, and a million things to do — but it’s also your last opportunity to take advantage of potential tax deductions. Don’t let the chaos of the holiday season distract you from saving money and taking care of other miscellaneous personal finance activities. Join Motley Fool host Gaby Lapera as she chats about tax lowering strategies and FSAs with Dan Caplinger, an expert on personal finance. Find out what you need to do before the end of the year!

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A cancer drugmaker, a marijuana drug researcher, and an insurer are serving up tasty performance this holiday season. 

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As the holiday shopping season continues to make its outsized contribution to the top and bottom lines of our favorite companies, we look at the forecasts and key retail trends that will come into play this year. Black Friday may be losing its luster, but hundreds of billions of dollars are still up for grabs in the coming weeks.

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No sector of the stock market has benefited more from Donald Trump's win in the presidential election than banks, with shares of the biggest banks in America climbing by upwards of 20% over the past two weeks.

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Amazon and Domino's are aiming to reduce friction anywhere they can in the ordering process. Are they on to something, or are their tactics just gimmicks?

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With GoPro’s crash-laden release of its Karma drone, some may be calling the future of consumer-facing drones into the question. In today’s Industry Focus podcast, Dylan Lewis and Taylor Muckerman discuss various uses for drones in the oil and gas sector, along with some companies that are a step ahead of their competition.  

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Is shareholder dilution always a bad thing? What does it mean for you as an individual investor? What does it mean for activist investors? In this special crossover episode of Industry Focus, Kristine Harjes and Gaby Lapera present two case studies in healthcare and financials to illustrate the complexities of shareholder dilution.

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Mash-up week continues on Industry Focus as we look at six major consumer trends and their close counterparts in the healthcare industry.

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Join the Motley Fool’s Michael Douglass and Gaby Lapera as they dive into the exciting world of healthcare REITs. It’s crossover week on Industry Focus again! When healthcare and financials collide, you get interesting investing opportunities. On this show, Bureau Chief Michael Douglass and Gaby Lapera chat about what a real estate investment trust is, the exciting world of healthcare REITs, and two companies that might interest you in that space. 

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With some post-election market uncertainty looming, we talk about a few dividend stocks we like and explain why it does (and doesn't) make sense to reinvest the dividends those companies pay out.

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The United States has made its choice, here’s how President Trump’s policies will likely affect these dynamic sectors of the economy.

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The election of Donald Trump creates challenges and opportunities across the industry.

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Rumors have emerged that the leading name in e-commerce is evaluating and testing plans for retail store concepts with the potential to create a footprint of 2,000 locations across the country. How viable is this strategy, and what kind of impact would it actually have for a company generating over $120 billion in annual revenue? The cast also discusses new details for the upcoming DirecTV Now service.

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The banking industry loses one of its most important executives while institutions wage war on fees.

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