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The Motley Fool's daily look at stocks in the news, as well as the top business and investing stories.

Episode Date
The Jeans Are Splitting
23:07
VF Corp announces a spin-off of Lee and Wrangler Jeans. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the silver lining for the new company and why the CEO is staying with the remaining business. Elon Musk clarifies his statement on “Funding secured”, and Netflix is in the hunt for a new CFO. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss investing in China. Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool.  Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.      
Aug 13, 2018
Roku’s Upside and Yelp’s Latest Review
21:45
Roku surges on a surprise profit. Yelp gives investors something to shout about. And Jack in the Box pops on earnings. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stories and weigh in on a controversial commercial.
Aug 09, 2018
Funding Secured!
31:14
Elon Musk tweets about taking Tesla private. What happens now? David Kretzmann and Aaron Bush analyze potential outcomes for Tesla and its shareholders. Plus, we discuss the latest results from Match Group, Camping World and Papa John’s. Thanks Handy. To get your first 3-hour cleaning for $39 when you sign up for a plan, visit Handy.com/fool and use promo code “fool”.
Aug 08, 2018
“Please stop buying stuff.”
24:45
Zillow and Etsy report 2nd-quarter results, and the resulting directions of the stocks indicate how important revenue is. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes Zillow’s acquisition strategy and the degree to which Etsy is Amazon-proof. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag and look forward to ESPN’s re-launch of “The Ocho”. (Tangents include the origins of tennis, random acts of kindness at Wawa, and an upcoming road trip for MarketFoolery!)
Aug 07, 2018
Pepsi’s Star is Stepping Down
19:42
After 12 years as CEO, Pepsico announced that Indra Nooyi is stepping down in October. Jason Moser analyzes her tenure and shares why the next CEO has very big shoes to fill.  Plus, we discuss Berkshire-Hathaway’s 2nd-quarter results and Facebook’s discussions with banks regarding a new feature for Facebook Messenger. Thanks Handy. To get your first 3-hour cleaning for $39 when you sign up for a plan, visit Handy.com/fool and use promo code “fool”.
Aug 06, 2018
“CEO of the Year” Race is Over
16:59
Tesla’s 2nd-quarter loss was its biggest ever, so of course shares are up 10% today. Emily Flippen and Ron Gross analyze the electric automaker’s results and near-term future.  Plus, we discuss the latest from FitBit and Square, say goodbye to Brookstone, and wonder if Jack Dorsey should be handed the “CEO of the Year” trophy right now.
Aug 02, 2018
Apple *Yawn* Posts Another Record Quarter
16:45
Apple inches closer to a $1 trillion market cap with record sales in the 3rd quarter.  Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross analyzes the latest results from the world’s largest fruit company.  Plus, we discuss Baidu’s drop (despite a strong underlying business) and SodaStream’s big pop.
Aug 01, 2018
Uh-Oh, Chipotle’s In The News Again
22:02
Texas Roadhouse shares fall as costs rise for the restaurant chain. Chipotle shares fall on another health scare, this time in Ohio.  Bill Mann analyzes what the two have in common, and how Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol needs to be ready for his close-up. Plus, we discuss Brookfield Asset Management buying Forest City Realty Trust, as well as the recent spate of share buyback plans.
Jul 31, 2018
Big Machines, Big Oil
14:54
Caterpillar posts strong 2nd-quarter results and raises guidance for the full fiscal year.  Taylor Muckerman analyzes Caterpillar’s recent rise and the potential for the stock from here.  Plus, we discuss the latest quarterly results from ExxonMobil and Chevron, as well as the bump the latest “Mission Impossible” has given to Viacom’s stock.
Jul 30, 2018
Facebook’s Revenue Picture
18:58
Facebook shares plummet after the social network’s CFO makes it clear that revenue is going down in 2018. Troy Springer and Maria Gallagher analyze the damage, as well as Spotify’s 2nd-quarter results. Plus, they share why General Mills and Stitch Fix are on their radar. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
Jul 26, 2018
Delivery Stocks Pop
25:03
UPS shares pop on a strong 2nd-quarter report, but it pales in comparison to the 25% rise in GrubHub’s stock after a record 2nd-quarter report. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes companies, as well as the struggles of General Motors and Polaris. (Tangents include quirky metrics, UPS uniforms, and what to name Bill’s new puppy!)
Jul 25, 2018
“The shark flag is flying.”
15:43
Great white sharks lurk near the beaches of Cape Cod, while pine trees in Maine can startle you if you’re not paying attention. Recording at the Podcast Movement conference in Philadelphia, Chris Hill shares a couple of investing takeaways from his vacation.  Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
Jul 24, 2018
Stocks for the Ultra-Long Term
17:04
Hasbro’s 2nd-quarter profits send the stock higher, while Halliburton’s 2nd-quarter results cause a sell-off.  Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser analyze those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to suggest stocks for a 3-year-old investor.
Jul 23, 2018
Domino's Pizza and Canadian Cannabis
29:43
Domino’s has delivered huge returns for investors over the past 5 and 10 years. On Thursday, shares of the pizza giant slipped on concerns over slowing growth. Analysts David Kretzmann and Jason Moser discuss the future of Domino’s, and weigh in on earnings news from American Express and eBay. Plus, we take stock in a community bank in Georgia and a cannabis company in Canada. Thanks to Harry’s for supporting Motley Fool. Get your Trial Set – go to Harrys.com/fool .
Jul 19, 2018
Google's Big Fine, United's Rapid Ascent
15:03
EU regulators slap Google with a record 5 billion dollar fine. United Continental flies higher on better-than-expected earnings. And Amazon wraps up its biggest shopping event in company history. Motley Fool analyst Matt Argersinger discusses those stories and shares his favorite airline stock.
Jul 18, 2018
Is Netflix Slowing Down?
23:50
Netflix falls on concerns over slowing subscriber growth. United Health reports healthy earnings. And Johnson & Johnson rises on strong pharmaceutical sales. Analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories. Thanks to Harry’s for supporting Motley Fool. Get your Trial Set – go to Harrys.com/fool .
Jul 17, 2018
Is Papa John's Cooked?
18:58
Papa John’s evicts its founder from the company’s headquarters. Bank of America rises on strong earnings. And Amazon launches Prime Day. Analysts Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser discuss those stories and open up the Fool Mailbag to talk MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, and the war on cash.
Jul 16, 2018
Volatility, Opportunity, and Conflict
24:31
What does a trade war mean for investors? Which stocks are best positioned for a volatile market? Which stocks are our analysts conflicted over? Jason Moser and Jeff Fischer tackle these questions and weigh in on volatility and opportunity.
Jul 12, 2018
Sky-High Deals
16:16
21st Century Fox agrees to buy Sky, trumping a rival offer from Comcast. Tesla agrees to open a factory in China. And Google gets into more trouble with the EU. Motley Fool analyst Aaron Bush talks about what it all means for investors.
Jul 11, 2018
Pepsi’s Pop
25:32
Pepsi rises on strong snack sales. Microsoft unveils a lower-priced tablet. Nordstrom thinks digital. And Twitter sheds some light on suspended accounts. Analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and debate the relative merits of Doritos, Fritos, and Funyuns.
Jul 10, 2018
Apple vs. Spotify
24:24
Apple Music overtakes Spotify in the U.S. Tencent spins off its music service. PayPal looks to make a deal. And Twitter suspends millions of accounts. Analysts Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman discuss these stories and weigh in on Starbucks’ future in China.
Jul 09, 2018
Fool 100 Index Gets Some Surprising Additions
16:31
Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson analyzes the latest update on the Fool 100 Index and shares why big banks and airlines are in the spotlight. Plus, we discuss the state of Tesla and the knockout round of the World Cup. To learn more about the Fool 100 Index go to www.fool100.com. To celebrate The Motley Fool’s 25th anniversary sale, go to http://shop.fool.com where every item is 25% off!
Jul 03, 2018
The Popularity of Low-Cost Investing
31:25
The 1st half of 2018 is in the books! Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the landscape for investors as we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss beginning investing, the pros and cons of Westrock, and the new flavors of Oreos.  (Tangents include the latest health benefits of coffee, Bill’s predictions for Wimbledon, and what actually powers The Force.)
Jul 02, 2018
“When I think of Pier 1 Imports...”
31:13
Home furnishing retail has a rough day as both Pier 1 Imports and Bed Bath & Beyond fall after dismal 1st-quarter reports.  Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the damage and shares why today’s IPO of BJ’s Wholesale might look good in comparison.  Plus, we discuss Madison Square Garden’s rise on reports it may spin off the NY Knicks and NY Rangers, as well as Bill’s vacation to New Zealand.  (Tangents include hobbits, the 1980 classic film “The Blues Brothers”, and our 25th anniversary sale at The Motley Fool’s podcast shop!) Thanks to Blooom for supporting MarketFoolery.  Get a month free with blooom401k.com/fool and use the promo code “fool”.
Jun 28, 2018
Anybody Got $90 Billion To Spare?
16:54
Comcast looks for more cash to bid for 21st-Century Fox’s assets. Will it take $90 billion to outbid Disney?  Andy Cross analyzes the latest report on the battle for the future of entertainment. Plus, we discuss Conagra buying Pinnacle Foods to take a larger share of the frozen food market and reflect on The Motley Fool’s upcoming 25th anniversary.
Jun 27, 2018
GE (Finally!) Has a Good Day
27:09
Harley-Davidson gets a taxing threat from the White House. General Electric shares pop on the sale of its health care unit. Jeff Fischer analyzes those stories, shares some perspective on the trade deficit, and offers a few thoughts on the current state of Starbucks. Plus, producer Dan Boyd returns from Ireland! Thanks to Blooom for supporting MarketFoolery.  Get a month free with blooom401k.com/fool and use the promo code “fool”.
Jun 26, 2018
Campbell Soup Bidding War?
15:39
Shares of Campbell Soup rise 10% on reports Kraft Heinz and General Mills may be bidding for the iconic brand. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman discuss the soup battle, as well as Harley-Davidson moving jobs to Europe and AT&T’s purchase of online ad exchange company AppNexus.
Jun 25, 2018
Can Intel Find the Next Nadella?
20:57
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns after violating company policy. Despite Intel’s stock more than doubling in his 5 years as CEO, Jason Moser discusses whether the company can find a new CEO to do for Intel what Satya Nadella has done for Microsoft. Jason analyzes the Supreme Courts decision regarding online retailers and state taxes, as well as Kroger’s surprisingly strong 1st-quarter results.  Plus, for the official start of summer Jason offers grilling tips!
Jun 21, 2018
Disney Goes Bigger
20:05
The News Fairy works overtime, but we’ve got Matt Argersinger to analyze the latest breaking news. Disney raises its bid to buy Fox’s entertainment assets.  Starbucks shares fall after lowering guidance and announcing a higher-than-average number of store closings. Plus, General Electric gets booted from the Dow Jones Industrial Average in favor of......Walgreens???
Jun 20, 2018
The Tronc Era is Over
15:27
Abi Malin analyzes the wisdom of tronc rebranding as Tribune Publishing and its prospects for investors.  Plus, we discuss software-as-a-service company Shotspotter, and the FoolFest buzz surrounding accounting software company Blackline.
Jun 19, 2018
Google, China, Apple, and Oprah
17:43
Google invests $550 billion in JD.com, China’s second-largest online retailer. Apple announces a partnership with Oprah Winfrey. And Incredibles 2 racks up a record debut. Analysts Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman discuss those stories and talk about two public companies they’d like to see go private.
Jun 18, 2018
Comcast Goes Big
14:48
At halftime of the World Cup 2018’s opening game, Bill Mann pops by the studio to discuss Comcast’s $65B bid for Fox’s assets and how Disney could respond.  We also stare in horror at the smoldering embers of two retail stocks (Michael’s, Tailored Brands) falling 20%. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss valuation vs. market opportunity. Thanks to Casper for supporting The Motley Fool.  Save $50 on a mattress at http://www.casper.com/fool (use the promo code “Fool”)  
Jun 14, 2018
AT&T + Time Warner = Ripple Effects
22:57
A federal judge (resoundingly) approves of the $85 billion deal between AT&T and Time Warner. Matt Argersinger analyzes all the ripple effects, including Comcast’s impending bid for Fox’s assets, Disney’s response, and the potential for this deal ending up being a replay of the AOL-Time Warner deal back in 2000. Plus, we discuss North America winning the bid for the 2026 World Cup and explore a couple of story lines for the 2018 World Cup. Thanks to Blooom for supporting MarketFoolery.  Get a month free with blooom401k.com/fool and use the promo code “fool”.  
Jun 13, 2018
Cannabis Legalization in Canada is Only the Start
19:43
David Kretzmann just got back from a cannabis business conference in Toronto. As Canada gets ready to legalize cannabis use across the country, we discuss the ripple effects for businesses and the opportunities for investors.  And just what do exhibitors on the trade show floor give away to attract attention at their booths?  To stay up to date with the latest coverage of this industry just visit www.fool.ca/marijuanamoment. Thanks to Casper for supporting The Motley Fool. Save $50 on a mattress at http://www.casper.com/fool (use the promo code “Fool”)
Jun 12, 2018
Will Twitter Fly Higher?
22:42
Will Twitter continue its hot streak? What’s the biggest threat to Amazon? Will privacy concerns catch up with Facebook? And what does insider-selling mean for investors? On today’s episode, Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman tackle these questions. Thanks to Blooom for supporting MarketFoolery. Get a month free with blooom401k.com/fool and code fool .
Jun 11, 2018
“Let the business be the business.”
22:18
J.M. Smucker becomes the latest consumer staples company to make us want to avoid investing in consumer staples companies. Five Below soars 20% on a strong 1st-quarter report, while Ambarella’s 1st-quarter report makes us wonder if the video-processing chipmaker is at a crossroads. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, plus we discuss Jamie Dimon and Warren Buffett calling for an end to earnings guidance. (SJM, FIVE, AMBA)
Jun 07, 2018
Investing in Trucking & the Coming War on Credit Cards
25:39
Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the trucking industry (including the shortage of drivers) and how it affects different industries.  Plus, he shares investing takeaways from his recent trip to Singapore and Hong Kong, the near-ubiquity of Alipay, and the coming war on credit cards. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get a $50 credit toward your first job post.
Jun 06, 2018
Starbucks Venti Shake-up
27:04
Shares of Starbucks slip on news that Chairman Howard Schultz is stepping down. What does the move mean for shareholders? Analysts Matt Argersinger and David Kretzmann tackle that question, weigh in on Twitter’s big news, and talk about some underappreciated stocks.
Jun 05, 2018
“Microsoft LOVES developers.”
18:37
Microsoft buys Github for $7.5 billion in stock. David Kretzmann analyzes the deal as we wonder why Microsoft didn’t pay in cash. We dip into the Fool Mailbag to consider the relative merits of Garmin, both as a business and a stock.  Plus, we shares some highlights from FoolFest 2018. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get a $50 credit toward your first job post.
Jun 04, 2018
“Let’s talk about Italy...”
18:00
What’s going on with Italy? We sent up the bat signal and Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson answered the call! We discuss Italian bonds and the prospect of Italy leaving the EU. We also discuss the latest earnings from Dick’s Sporting Goods, what Nike and Adidas have riding on this summer’s World Cup, which countries are favored, and Tim’s presentation at Fool Fest 2018!
May 30, 2018
The 132-Year Streak Is Over
22:24
Shares of Universal Display pop on news that Apple may be going with OLED screens on all of its 2019 iPhone models. Jason Moser analyzes the perils and promise of being a key supplier for the world’s biggest public company. We also discuss Disney potentially adding cash to outbid Comcast for Fox’s assets, as well as Coca-Cola selling the first alcoholic beverage in company history.
May 29, 2018
How To Value Valuation
16:38
Best Buy’s 1st-quarter same-store sales crushed expectations. So why is the stock dropping? Matt Argersinger analyzes Best Buy’s upcoming fiscal year and shares why consumer electronics might be on shaky ground. Plus, we discuss a potential catalyst for Chinese stocks and dip into the Fool Mailbag for a great question on valuation. Thanks to Harry’s for supporting The Motley Fool.  Get your Trial Set – go to Harrys.com/Fool
May 24, 2018
Bigger Surprise: Lowe’s or Tiffany?
13:19
Lowe’s 1st-quarter sales came in light, but shares still rose 10%. Did the announcement of a new CEO top Lowe’s actual performance? Abi Malin analyzes the results, as well as Target’s 1st-quarter miss and Tiffany’s new all-time high.
May 23, 2018
The Hyper-Fragmentation of Retail
17:47
Have you seen the latest drama at CBS?  It’s not on the network, it’s in the board room. Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson analyzes the battle for the future of CBS. Plus, he shares why he’s watching the increasingly fragmented world of retail and why companies like Shopify and Square could be among the big winners. Thanks to Harry’s for supporting The Motley Fool.  Get your Trial Set – go to Harrys.com/Fool
May 22, 2018
The Growing Case for Marijuana
18:32
Though currently littered with penny stocks, the landscape for investing in marijuana is improving.  Shannon Jones analyzes the recent merger of Aurora Cannabis and MedReleaf, and the impending FDA approval for GW Pharmaceuticals.  Plus, we discuss how professional athletes and owners are helping the case by becoming more vocal about marijuana as a device for pain management. 
May 21, 2018
Fortnite’s Effect on Wall Street
23:18
Walmart’s 1st-quarter results had a great headline, but struggles underneath. David Kretzmann analyzes the retail giant’s business and offers advice on how to spend its own money.  We discuss the latest results from video game maker Take-Two Interactive and burger chain Jack In The Box.  Plus, exciting updates on the DC listener meetup and our podcast swag shop! Go to HelloFresh.com/MF30  and use the code MF30 to get $30 off your first week of deliveries.
May 17, 2018
Retail Surprises and Starbucks’ Tall Order
21:02
Macy’s surges on surprising earnings. Tencent racks up big profits thanks to its social networking and gaming businesses. And Starbucks announces a venti-sized expansion in China. Motley Fool analysts Matt Argersinger and Ron Gross weigh in on those stories. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our podcast. Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool”.
May 16, 2018
Investing in Black Magic
18:17
A colder-than-usual April put a chill on Home Depot’s latest quarter.  Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson analyzes why Home Depot’s sales are deferred, not gone forever. We also explore Scotts Miracle Gro as a backdoor way to invest in the marijuana trend and discuss the surprising large (and awesomely-named) portfolio of brands that SMG runs. And do we have some thoughts on the Best Paid CEOs List? You bet! Go to HelloFresh.com/MF30  and use the code “MF30” to get $30 off your first week of deliveries.
May 15, 2018
“The Howard Stern thesis”
19:56
The U.S. Supreme Court clears the way for states to legalize sports betting. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the ripple effects of the decision and share some hidden winners for investors. Plus we discuss Canadian Tire’s acquisition of Helly Hansen and dip into the Fool Mailbag to share a few thoughts on Sirius XM Holdings. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our podcast.  Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool”.
May 14, 2018
Betting on Booking
26:21
Booking Holdings (aka, Priceline) beats expectations in the 1st quarter, but guidance for the 2nd quarter has some investors running. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker shares why patient shareholders will probably be glad they held on.  Plus, we discuss the record pace of share buybacks and AMC Networks’ latest results. (Tangents include Bill’s upcoming trip to Singapore, the New York Yankees’ hot streak, and the listener meet-up in Washington DC later this month!!)
May 10, 2018
Wall Street’s Problem with Disney
21:40
Disney reports better-than-expected earnings but shares slip. Why are investors not feeling the Disney magic? Analysts Matt Argersinger and Andy Cross tackle that question and talk about the latest from Trip Advisor, Electronic Arts, and Walmart.
May 09, 2018
Buffett on Buybacks & Moats
16:16
Matt Koppenheffer returns! We discuss last week’s Berkshire-Hathaway meeting and Warren Buffett’s comments on Apple’s stock buyback plan and why he prefers moats. Plus, Matt analyzes Buffett’s push into Germany’s real estate market and the latest twist in Volkswagen’s emission scandal.
May 08, 2018
Starbucks, Shopify & Square
16:17
Starbucks gets a $7 billion check from Nestle. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the new global coffee marketing deal, as well as the latest results from Shopify and Square.
May 07, 2018
“About that Tesla conference call...”
26:27
Tesla shares fall after 1st-quarter results and Elon Musk’s questionable performance on the conference call with analysts.  Spotify’s 1st-ever quarterly report wasn’t as bad as some feared, while Fitbit drops on less-than-inspiring guidance.  David Kretzmann analyzes all of those stories as we gear up for Berkshire-Hathaway’s annual meeting this weekend.  Thanks to Blooom for supporting MarketFoolery.  Get a month free with blooom401k.com/fool and use the promo code “fool”.
May 03, 2018
Apple, Crypto, Snap, and Facebook
21:30
Apple reports strong growth in its services business, buys back $100 billion in stock, and raises its dividend. Snap tumbles on concern over slowing growth. And Facebook gets into the online dating business. Analysts Andy Cross and Aaron Bush discuss those stories and weigh in on the future of cryptocurrencies.
May 02, 2018
Under Armour’s Key Metric?
23:13
Under Armour’s 1st-quarter revenue comes in higher than expected, but shares still fall.  Jason Moser analyzes the quarter and shares why the company’s management (besides CEO Kevin Plank) is so important this year.  Plus, we discuss Teladoc’s upcoming report, Jason’s telehealth experience over the weekend, Texas Roadhouse’s latest quarter and why we need a Bubba’s 33 in the DMV! Thanks to Blooom for supporting MarketFoolery.  Get a month free with blooom401k.com/fool and use the promo code “fool”.
May 01, 2018
Is This Merger Happening or Not?
24:52
T-Mobile wants to buy Sprint for $26 billion in stock, but will it actually go through? Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes Wall Street’s reaction to the deal’s prospects.  Plus, we discuss McDonald’s latest quarter and Walt Disney’s record-breaking weekend at the box office.  (Tangents include the challenges of serving breakfast and “The Incredibles” as a James Bond film.)
Apr 30, 2018
“Blue Horseshoe loves Chipotle.”
28:07
Facebook’s 1st-quarter report features record revenue and a growing pile of cash. Chipotle soars more than 20%. O’Reilly Automotive revs higher on profits and raised guidance.  Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes those stories, plus Royal Caribbean’s latest results.  (Tangents include the movie “Wall Street”, dinner with Jim Chanos, and Chris’ less-than-firm grasp of geography.)
Apr 26, 2018
Twitter Surprises, Comcast Looks Skyward
14:22
Twitter surprises Wall Street with a 1st-quarter profit. Comcast’s 1st-quarter earnings take a back seat to its $31 billion bid for Sky. Abi Malin analyzes those stories and shares her thoughts on Costco’s latest dividend hike.
Apr 25, 2018
Alphabet Keeps Printing Money
17:36
Alphabet racks up more than $9 billion in quarterly profits, so why is the stock down? 3M falls on lowered guidance, but is the stock now a value play? And what in the world is going on with Wells Fargo?  Bill Mann answers those questions and shares some thoughts on the upcoming Berkshire-Hathaway annual meeting.
Apr 24, 2018
Toys, Pets & Oil
16:27
Hasbro’s 1st-quarter report was no fun. McDermott International shares pop after rejecting a takeover bid. And Henry Schein spins off its pet health business.  Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze those stories, preview Caterpillar’s report on Tuesday morning, and offer three stock ideas for the new royal baby!
Apr 23, 2018
Jim Miller
35:21
Jim Miller has written best-selling books about Hollywood, Saturday Night Live and the United States Senate.  But he’s probably best-known for writing “Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside The World of ESPN.”  In this wide-ranging conversation, Jim shares his thoughts on ESPN and its relationship with its parent: The Walt Disney Company. Plus, we discuss the one person who could succeed Lorne Michaels, how Jim got into podcasting, the future of sports betting and more.
Apr 20, 2018
Big Banks vs Tiny Banks
16:34
Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson stops by to share why he prefers so-called “tiny banks” to the big banks on Wall Street.  Plus, we discuss Tesla’s latest production delay, whether Elon Musk will need to raise money this year, and what Tim is watching this earnings season.
Apr 19, 2018
Planes, Trains and Surgical Robots
23:05
As IBM drags down the Dow Jones, we’re talking transportation!  Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the latest quarters from United Continental and CSX.  Plus, after a few years of treading water shares of Intuitive Surgical are on the rise (again) and Amazon teams up with Best Buy to sell smart TVs.  (Tangents include the biggest vehicles we’ve driven and finding the remote control.)  Thanks to Blooom for supporting MarketFoolery.  Get a month free with blooom401k.com/fool and use the promo code “fool”.
Apr 18, 2018
Video Stocks in the Spotlight
16:58
Netflix pops after 1st-quarter subscriber growth comes in higher than expected.  Roku partners with Disney on the new ESPN+ app. Matt Argersinger analyzes those two stories, discusses buying into iQIYI’s IPO, and shares why he hopes Tencent Holdings and Atlassian Corporation have less-than-amazing reports this earnings season.
Apr 17, 2018
3 Questions for Earnings Season
22:24
What companies need a hit? Which conference calls will be the most revealing?  And are we secretly rooting for some companies to have a terrible quarter? Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman answers these questions and share 6 stocks they’re watching closely as earnings season kicks into gear.  Thanks to Blooom for supporting MarketFoolery.  Get a month free with blooom401k.com/fool and use the promo code “fool”.
Apr 16, 2018
Walmart’s $10 Billion Bet
15:45
Bed Bath & Beyond has its worst day ever. Walmart is reportedly set to spend $10 billion to buy a majority stake in Flipkart, the leading e-commerce business in India.  Bill Mann analyzes those stories and gets positively giddy over a company called Longfin.
Apr 12, 2018
Zuckerberg’s Testimony and the Future of Facebook
21:53
On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress. Shares of Facebook recorded their best day in two years. On Wednesday, Zuckerberg continued his testimony. Motley Fool analysts Matt Argersinger and David Kretzmann weigh in on what it means for investors and discuss the implications for other big tech stocks. Thanks to Slack for supporting Motley Fool.  Slack: Where work happens. Go to slack.com to learn more.
Apr 11, 2018
McDonald’s Nordic Expansion & Verifone’s Payday
27:45
Verifone System shares rise 52% on buyout news. McDonald’s announces plans to expand in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. Mattel leaves New York as Hasbro deals with a toy shortage. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker discusses those stories, as well as categorizing “restaurants” and “stores”.  (Tangents include Free Cone Day, Wawa Day, and name-dropping.)
Apr 10, 2018
5 Books for Investors
20:20
Is PayPal trying to become the next Wells Fargo?  Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze PayPal’s moves towards traditional banking.  Plus, we discuss the pros and cons of retailers using their own private labels and dip into the Fool Mailbag to offer up some investing book recommendations.  Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool.  Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.      
Apr 09, 2018
Global Box Office Drives AMC
26:58
Shares of AMC Entertainment rise on a new deal to open theaters in Saudi Arabia. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the global box office landscape. Plus, we discuss JM Smucker’s deal to buy Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, the coffee industry’s fight in California, and more.  (Tangents include the Pillsbury Doughboy, the health benefits of coffee, and the curious case of Larry Williams.)
Apr 05, 2018
Trade War or Trade Kerfuffle?
25:42
Investors react to a potential trade war. President Trump continues his war against Amazon. And Dave & Buster’s fail to amuse Wall Street. Motley Fool analysts David Kretzmann and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on Warren Buffett’s next big buy. 
Apr 04, 2018
GM’s Bold Move
17:47
Why did Spotify go the DPO route? Ron Gross explains their rationale and the downside of DPOs (direct public offering). Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag, give a thumbs-up to General Motors’ plan to ditch monthly sales numbers, and discuss our respective spring break trips.
Apr 03, 2018
3 CEOs Making Headlines
21:01
Tesla shares fall 20% in the past week on a combination of bad news. While some of it is short-term in nature, Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman discuss why looming debt should give investors pause. Plus, we discuss Under Armour’s data breach and Tim Cook throwing shade at Facebook and Amazon.
Apr 02, 2018
“What is your quest?”
19:04
When is a burger more than just a meal?  Chris Hill reflects on the benefits of taking a break and his recent trip to Austin, Texas meeting with listeners.  Plus, he shares what he learned from a serendipitous encounter with the man behind Excaliburger.  Thanks to LegalZoom for supporting The Motley Fool.  Get special savings by going to LegalZoom.com and use the promo code “Fool” at checkout.
Mar 28, 2018
Is It Over For Dividend Stocks?
14:57
Now that interest rates are rising and bonds are more attractive, are dividend stocks on their way out?  Ron Gross analyzes the state of dividend stocks and share what investors should look for when they want to add some income to their portfolio.  Plus, Ron discusses his approach to portfolio management.  Thanks to LegalZoom for supporting The Motley Fool.  Get special savings by going to LegalZoom.com and use the promo code “Fool” at checkout.
Mar 27, 2018
Spring Cleaning Your Portfolio
15:11
Forget that stuff in the back of your closet, let’s talk about spring cleaning your portfolio! Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson discusses his own approach to portfolio maintenance and why he’s interested in Square.  We also discuss the rebalancing of the Fool 100 Index and why Red Hat and Discover Financial Services are in the mix.  Plus, we talk our plans for spring break and Tim shares the origins of his “Standing in line with locals” approach to travel. For more information on the Fool 100 index just go to www.fool100.com.
Mar 26, 2018
Facebook’s Apology and Fashionable Earnings
17:17
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for the massive data breach. And shares of Guess jump after the fashion retailer reports strong earnings. Ron Gross and David Kretzmann weigh in on those stories and share some questionable fashionable decisions. Thanks to Harry’s for supporting Motley Fool. Get your Free Trial Set – go to Harrys.com/fool
Mar 22, 2018
Zuckerberg’s Ticking Clock, Tesla’s Vote
18:54
Another day and still no word from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the company’s data debacle.  Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson analyzes the challenges facing the social network.  Plus, we discuss the vote Tesla shareholders are having on Elon Musk’s compensation package as well as the Nordstrom family backing away from taking the company private.  Thanks to Casper for supporting The Motley Fool. Save $50 on a mattress at http://www.casper.com/fool (use the promo code “Fool”)
Mar 21, 2018
Oracle’s Struggle is Real
25:18
Oracle shares fall despite strong 3rd-quarter profits. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes Oracle’s struggle to diversify its revenue streams. Plus, we discuss Uber suspending its autonomous driving testing, and last week’s listener meet-up in Austin, Texas.  (Tangents include focus groups, a weekly magazine called “Newsweek”, and the relative appeal of lip balm.) Thanks to Harry’s for supporting The Motley Fool. Get your Free Trial Set – go to www.Harrys.com/Fool
Mar 20, 2018
Facebook’s Data Debacle
23:35
Facebook falls after Cambridge Analytica gains unauthorized access to data from more than 50 million people.  Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the potential long-term damage to Facebook’s reputation and overall business.  Universal Display falls 14% after Apple reportedly starts building its own screens. Plus, we discuss the finite value of trade industry media and the latest in the Shipping Wars between UPS, DHL and FedEx. Thanks to Casper for supporting The Motley Fool. Save $50 on a mattress at http://www.casper.com/fool (promo code “Fool”).
Mar 19, 2018
SXSW – Esports vs “Offline” Sports
17:59
By 2020 the esports industry could reach $5 billion.  We wrap up SXSW Week by talking with Macy Mills, head of business development at Gameinfluencer.  She discusses the connected world of sports and esports, why leagues like the NBA are investing in the next generation of games, and how opportunities abound for the likes of Netflix and Hulu.  Plus, we share a little something from Prinz Grizzley and his Beargaroos.
Mar 15, 2018
SXSW – The DC Business Scene
15:51
How has the center of government turned into a growing center of business and entrepreneurship?  We stop by the WeDC House to talk with Keith Sellars, President & CEO of the Washington DC Economic Partnership, about the rising tech scene in the DC area. Plus, we talk about Amazon’s search for a 2nd headquarters and share a little something from Flasher.
Mar 14, 2018
SXSW – “Make Google do it.”
15:20
What does the future of retail look like?  Industry Focus host Dylan Lewis shares insights from SXSW sessions he’s attended on the retail industry and Facebook’s inner workings. Plus, we discuss Google’s bet on smart speakers and share a little something from the Vandoliers.
Mar 13, 2018
SXSW – The End of the Smartphone
17:56
Simon Erickson kicks off SXSW Week with some observations from Elon Musk’s keynote, as well as why 2018 may be the beginning of the end for the smartphone.  Plus, we discuss why investing analysis is about to get slightly more difficult, give a preview of the most ambitious technology on the SXSW Trade Show floor, and share a little something from Jackie Venson.
Mar 12, 2018
Prescription for Success?
21:57
Cigna buys Express Scripts in a $67 billion cash and stock deal. What will the healthcare deal mean for investors? Ron Gross and Jason Moser tackle that question, weigh in on Costco and Kroger earnings, and discuss Amazon’s $22 billion commitment to Whole Foods.
Mar 08, 2018
The Next Netflix Is Almost here
17:35
If you missed out on buying shares of Netflix (when it was much smaller), we have some good news. Matt Argersinger analyzes the upcoming IPO of iQiyi, the video-streaming giant in China, and shares why investors should take a good long look. Plus, we discuss Coca-Cola’s first foray into selling alcoholic beverages and why a little volatility can be good for opportunistic investors.
Mar 07, 2018
The Nordstrom Conundrum
28:30
Target’s digital sales are on the rise, but not enough for Wall Street’s liking. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the retail landscape and the Nordstrom family’s latest attempt to take the company private.  Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag and discuss the Fox Network’s aggressive goals for advertising reduction. (Tangents include our upcoming listener meet-up in Austin, real-life courtrooms vs. TV courtrooms, and more.)
Mar 06, 2018
Meal Kits Just Got Interesting
21:43
Blue Apron shares fall on Walmart announcing its rolling out meal kits to thousands of stores this year. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the move and try to find a silver lining to Blue Apron’s increasingly cloudy future. Plus, we discuss another new challenge for Wells Fargo and the rapidly falling morale at Snap.
Mar 05, 2018
Retail Rebounds and Ad Struggles
30:12
Best Buy and Kohl’s post surprisingly strong 4th-quarter results, but the stocks have different reactions. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the retail landscape, including L Brands’ continuing battle with declining mall traffic.  Plus, advertising giant WPP is having difficulty in an increasingly digital world. We discuss those stories as well as Bill Ackman exiting his short of Herbalife.   (Tangents include the Academy Awards, the flavor blue, and our upcoming listener happy hour in Austin, Texas!)
Mar 01, 2018
Will America’s Sports Betting Work Like Australia’s?
17:40
Booking Holdings (formerly Priceline) and Papa John’s put up very different numbers in the 4th quarter. Scott Phillips from Motley Fool Australia analyzes the results and shares the view from Down Under when it comes to sports, sponsorships, and betting on the games.  Plus, we talk about “Motley Fool Money” podcast Scott co-hosts in Australia each week, and why investors might consider taking a look at Corporate Travel Management (ASX: CTD) and Altium (ASX: ALU).  Thanks to LegalZoom for supporting The Motley Fool.  Get special savings by going to LegalZoom.com use the promo code “Fool” at checkout.
Feb 28, 2018
The Generational Shift In Restaurants
21:13
It’s National Pancake Day! Bill Mann analyzes Dine Brands Global (parent company of IHOP) as well as the changing landscape in the restaurant industry.  Plus, we discuss Jerome Powell’s first public appearance as chairman of the Federal Reserve, and an amazing headline from Australia.
Feb 27, 2018
3 Stocks Buffett Should Buy NOW
26:32
The Berkshire-Hathaway letter is out! Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the highlights and share why they recommend Warren Buffett take a long look at Waste Connections, McCormick and Ellie Mae. Plus, we discuss FedEx’s benefit program and dip into the Fool Mailbag to talk about the process of keeping a watchlist.  Thanks to LegalZoom for supporting The Motley Fool.  Get special savings by going to LegalZoom.com and use the promo code “Fool” at checkout.
Feb 26, 2018
Is the Honeymoon Over for Roku?
25:42
Shares of Roku tumble on earnings. Is the honeymoon over for the streaming device maker? David Kretzmann and Jason Moser tackle that question and weigh in on earnings news from Wayfair, Stamps.com, and Pandora.
Feb 22, 2018
For Investors, Context Matters
15:33
Texas Roadhouse puts up its 32nd straight quarter of same-store sales growth. Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson shares how CEO Kent Taylor and his team have built the restaurant chain on fundamentals with staying power. Plus, we dig into Tile Shop’s drop against the backdrop of a thriving housing market and the latest with the Fool 100 Index. (If you’re interested in more details go to www.Fool100.com).
Feb 21, 2018
“It was a dark and stormy night...”
25:55
Walmart falls 10% on 4th-quarter results, but were they really that bad? Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the latest results from the retail giant. Plus, we discuss Home Depot’s latest quarter, Albertson’s bid for Rite Aid, and Walt Disney’s huge weekend at the box office. (Tangents include President Chester A. Arthur, the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, and music options for the Winter Olympics.)
Feb 20, 2018
Travel Stocks 2, E-Commerce 1
16:52
TripAdvisor shares rise on strong 4th-quarter revenue and optimism for 2018. Abi Malin analyzes the latest results from TripAdvisor, Marriott and Shopify.
Feb 15, 2018
Chipotle Orders from Taco Bell
21:04
Chipotle names Brian Niccol as its new CEO. Is the Taco Bell CEO the missing ingredient for Chipotle? Aaron Bush and David Kretzmann tackle that question and weigh in on earnings from Baidu and Fossil.
Feb 14, 2018
Under Armour Lives!
28:19
Shares of Under Armour pop on strong international sales in the 4th-quarter.  Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the landscape for the embattled sports apparel company. Plus, we discuss Walgreens interest in drug distributor AmerisourceBergen, the Federal Trade Commission’s interest in dental supply companies, and LL Bean’s interest in ditching abusive customers.
Feb 13, 2018
Restaurants, Robots, and Raising Prices
19:33
Restaurant Brands International (parent company of Burger King and Popeye’s) pops on 4th-quarter results. iRobot falls 30% in three days.  Walt Disney raises ticket prices at the theme parks and strikes a content deal with Alibaba.  Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze those stories and more.
Feb 12, 2018