Industry Focus (Podcast)

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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Answering a listener question, we talk about how hard it is to time the market, and why it's better for investors to ride out the waves and dollar-cost average.

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

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After seeing gambling revenue tumble 40% over two harrowing years, casino operators in Macau are breathing a sigh of relief as new, integrated resorts restore some growth to the region. With a massive new market also on the horizon, this will be an important industry to watch over the next several years.

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Three of the nation's biggest banks reported first-quarter earnings last week. We discuss the results (and then some) in this week's episode of Industry Focus: Financials.

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Russia loaned Venezuela’s state oil company, which owns CITCO, a lot of money – now they want to be paid back.

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Deaths due to prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, but new drugs that reduce their use may help end the opioid epidemic.

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In the past year, we have discussed the management shake-up at Viacom, as well as the $5.5 billion merger between Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops. Both companies have hit roadblocks with their plans -- here is what you need to know.

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With the April 18 tax filing deadline fast approaching, here are some things you need to know.

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The average investor doesn't have a shot at buying shares of an IPO at issuance price... but that could be changing soon. ClickIPO's CEO Scott Coyle hops on the show to talk about the IPO market, and how his company is hoping to democratize access to IPO's and secondary issuances.

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Oil prices are in limbo -- here's what the bulls have to say.

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We all have cognitive biases, but if we're not careful, they can lead to bad investments. In this episode, we investigate the relationship between psychology and investing, and explain how you can outsmart your biases.

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We look at recent quotes from the management teams at Target and Dr. Pepper Snapple to determine whether their hopeful plans for the future should be accepted at face value by investors. In other news, Panera Bread hit a fresh all-time high Monday after news broke that the company is fielding buyout offers -- here are the companies likely to pursue a deal.

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Over the past two decades, PNC Financial has evolved into one of the best-managed companies in the financial services sector. Listen in as The Motley Fool's Gaby Lapera and John Maxfield dissect what's behind its success.

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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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Direct download: 20170208_IF_Healthcare.mp3
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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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Direct download: 20170207_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
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Listen as two great stocks in the financials sector face off against each other.

Direct download: 20170206_IF_Financials.mp3
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