Industry Focus (Podcast)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Direct download: 20170719_IF_Healthcare.mp3
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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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Direct download: 20170718_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
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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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Direct download: 20170717_IF_FInancials.mp3
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