Industry Focus (Podcast)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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We dig into Valeant and Gilead Sciences' first quarter financials to see if shares are a bargain, or a bust.

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A flurry of earnings reports from Macy’s, Nordstrom, and other department stores were greeted by bearish investors as shares declined as much as 20%. We drill down into the results before considering the longer term outlook for this industry.

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Bitcoin might be the future. If you really want to understand it, you need to look at its past. Brian Patrick Eha's _How Money Got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance_ gives you the background you need to think about Bitcoin today.
Intro: Bitcoin. It's interesting, it's powerful, and it's confusing to most people. Luckily, Brian Patrick Eha has written a beautiful history and analysis of bitcoin. Join the Motley Fool's Gaby Lapera as she interviews Mr. Eha about his new book, _How Money Got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance_.

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Snap's first quarter of financial results are out, and the numbers... weren't so great. We sort through the report, and dig into the details we didn't get in the company's original prospectus.

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The oil & gas sector’s first quarter results are out, and the managements of these huge companies have made some interesting capital decisions.

 

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Medtronic, Fitbit, and Apple hope to combine wearable technology with data analytics to improve outcomes in important diseases such as diabetes.

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With the $2.4 billion acquisition of Kate Spade, Coach hopes to reach millennial shoppers with a popular brand that it can eventually expand to new markets abroad. Meanwhile, Comcast and Charter team up to tackle the wireless industry.

 

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Motley Fool analyst Michael Douglass joins analyst Gaby Lapera to discuss key takeaways from this year's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.

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Our favorite show of the quarter, Apple earnings! Plus what's up with WhatsApp and Facebook's other properties AND the final clues for puzzle week!

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Oil has continued its drop in spite of OPEC’s promises to keep production low: What’s an investor to do?

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Winners and losers can teach us valuable lessons about what's important -- and not important -- when it comes to investing.

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As the No. 2 name worldwide in sports apparel, Adidas deserves some extra attention from investors, especially as it continues to deliver industry-leading growth. With shares up nearly 200% in the past two years, here is what you need to know about the first major brand in sports.

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What does the future of banking look like? That question is at the top of bankers' minds today. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, The Motley Fool's Gaby Lapera and John Maxfield discuss new technologies that are shaping the way banks serve customers.

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Twitter beat guidance and showed strong MAU growth in its most recent quarter, is it enough to start talking about a turnaround? Plus we hit Amazon's awesome earnings release.

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Bad news for oil producers, great news for oil pipeline operators.

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Missteps on repeal-and-replace mean business as usual for insurers, and first quarter results suggest that's a good thing. Also, Fresenius acquires Akorn, and Express Scripts' ongoing battle with Anthem "gets real".

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Terrible fourth-quarter results, a slew of store closures, and bankruptcies have led to the perception that brick-and-mortar retail is experiencing a slow death, but opportunities abound for retailers willing to adapt and evolve.

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The market looks at alternative asset managers and sees complexity, but some investors may see opportunity.

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