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The Motley Fool's daily look at stocks in the news, the top business/investing stories, and occasional tangents.

Episode Date
Accounting Scandal Sends Luckin Coffee Crashing
22:07

Luckin Coffee’s stock falls 75% after the company’s internal investigation found the COO fabricated sales numbers in 2019. Dan Kline analyzes the damage to investors and the company’s reputation. Plus, we discuss the latest unemployment numbers, Carnival Cruise Line raising money, and AMC Entertainment (aka, largest movie theater chain in the world) hiring lawyers. We also share why we’re gearing up to watch the TV series “Six Feet Under” and “Wordplay”, a documentary about The New York Times crossword puzzle.

 

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Apr 02, 2020
The Great Divide
23:42

Some online companies, including Netflix and Amazon, saw their shares rise for the first quarter despite the historically bad quarter. What does the growing divide between online business and traditional businesses mean for investors? Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser tackles that question, talks about why Domino’s and Nike are well-positioned going forward, weighs in on Macy’s getting the boot from the S&P, and talks about the slowdown in the housing market.

 

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Apr 01, 2020
Good Riddance, Q1
24:02

Today wraps up the worst quarter for the stock market since 1987. Bill Barker analyzes the latest results from ConAgra Brands, Domino’s withdrawing guidance, and Yum Brands raising cash. Plus, we discuss how Hollywood studios are delaying more summer blockbuster movies. (Tangents include the relative good looks of Robert Redford and Paul Newman, and whether British American Tobacco needs to rebrand.)

Mar 31, 2020
The Race to a Vaccine
19:34

President Trump extends social distancing guidelines through the end of April. Johnson & Johnson announces plans to begin human testing a coronavirus vaccine. The Justice Department signs off on the Raytheon and United Technologies merger. And a shareholder advisory firm recommends that Papa John’s gives Shaquille O’Neal the boot from its board. Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers talks about those stories and weighs in on big earnings from Cal-Maine, the nation’s largest egg producer and distributor.

Mar 30, 2020
Leaderless Groupon, Rent-Free Cheesecake
18:01

Unemployment filings hit a new record. Groupon’s CEO and COO depart immediately. Cheesecake Factory shares rise after the CEO informs landlords the restaurant chain won’t be able to pay rent on April 1. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the potential for airlines to issue more stock.

 

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Mar 26, 2020
Nike, Target, Travel & Housing
20:06

Nike shares pop on strong 3rd-quarter sales. Winnebago’s 2nd-quarter revenue prompts the question: Will RV sales spike as Americans look to travel again on their own terms? Bill Barker analyzes those stories, as well as Target’s suspension of guidance while March sales get off to a great start.

Mar 25, 2020
Trillion-Dollar Optimism
15:29

Stocks surge as Congress closes in on a 2 trillion-dollar stimulus deal. What will the deal mean for business and investors? Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline tackles that question, weighs in on the postponement of the Summer Olympics, and talks about the future of live entertainment.

Mar 24, 2020
More Fed Action and the Future of Retail
19:24

The Federal Reserve announces additional measures to stabilize markets and the economy. How far will the Fed go? Could the Fed start buying stocks? Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers talks about what the Fed move means for investors and weighs in on Amazon, Walmart, and the future of retail.

Mar 23, 2020
“Why shouldn’t I just buy Clorox?”
18:09

Ford Motor suspends its dividend sending the stock to its lowest point since 2009. Bill Barker analyzes the wisdom of the move and says to expect more companies to do the same. Plus we discuss a similar decision by Darden Restaurants, why the stock market is not as cheap as some may think, and whether buying shares of Clorox is a no-brainer for investors.

 

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Mar 19, 2020
Taking Stock in a Stimulus
17:41

Congress works on a trillion-dollar stimulus package. Walmart hits an all-time high. Blue Apron doubles. And Boeing continues its decline. Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline talks about those stories and weighs in on market volatility, the future of retail, and the future of the cruise industry.

 

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Mar 18, 2020
More Volatility, More Fed Action
23:26

Investors react to Monday’s 13% decline in the market. The Federal Reserve introduces emergency lending programs. And shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals rise after the biotech company announces that it aims to have a potential drug for COVID 19 ready for trials this summer. Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser discusses those stories and share his investing approach during these volatile times.

 

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Mar 17, 2020
Another Day, Another Circuit Breaker
17:49

The Federal Reserve cuts interest rates to zero and announced a $700 purchase of government and mortgage bonds. Despite that move the market fell 9% immediately at the open, triggering a circuit breaker. Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross weighs in on the volatility in the market, what it means for housing, which industries investors should avoid, and where he’s looking for opportunities.

 

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Mar 16, 2020
Long Live the Bulls
12:47

The 11-year run of the bull market is officially over. Chris Hill shares some thoughts on investing, physical and mental wellbeing, and the writings of Thomas Paine.

 

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Mar 12, 2020
“Social Distancing” vs. Match Group
18:57

How does the business dating hold up in the new era of “social distancing”? Bill Mann analyzes the latest challenge for Match Group, as well as Pepsi’s $3.8 billion acquisition of Rockstar Energy. Plus, we discuss “ghost flights” in the UK and the immediate future of sporting events (and sports betting) in the U.S. (For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.)

Mar 11, 2020
Dividend Cut: First of Many?
14:37

Stitch Fix shares fall 35% on disappointing 2nd-quarter results. Occidental Petroleum cuts its dividend 86%. Will other dividend payers follow suit? Bill Mann analyzes those stories, and weighs in on the latest announcements from the airline industry.

 

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Mar 10, 2020
Deep Breaths, Everyone
23:32

Mere minutes into the day, a circuit breaker halted trading on Wall Street. Jason Moser and Chris Hill discuss the pain of watching stocks fall, the importance of having cash, whether or not to refinance your mortgage, and the question that every investor needs to answer.

Mar 09, 2020
Zoom Video, Breakfast Wars
22:28

Zoom Video’s 4th-quarter revenue grows 78%. Burlington Stores closes out the fiscal year with a strong holiday quarter, but guidance is cautious. American Eagle Outfitters posts record revenue but it doesn’t seem to matter. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and we dig into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the latest offerings in the Breakfast Wars. (Tangents include the writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Hunter S. Thompson.) For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.)

Mar 05, 2020
“We have no idea what’s going to happen.”
22:04

Starting with that declaration, Jason Moser and Chris Hill discuss the latest results from Campbell’s Soup and Brown-Forman, Robinhood’s 2-day outage, and whether there was any conspiracy at work with Disney’s recent CEO change.

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Mar 04, 2020
Canada’s Berkshire-Hathaway
26:25

Jim Gillies visits from Canada! We discuss why Etsy’s cash flow is one of the main reasons he likes the business, as well as the company he believes will buy Etsy in the next five years. Jim also shares three stocks (including Brookfield Asset Management and CRH Medical) from the Great White North that he likes.

Mar 03, 2020
Twitter, AmEx Under the Microscope
20:32

Twitter shares rise on activist demands. Some members of the American Express sales team get an unflattering profile in The Wall Street Journal. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, plus we dig into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the relative merits of taking out a loan to invest in the stock market. For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.

Mar 02, 2020
2 Stocks Popping, 2 Restaurant Innovations
24:02

Teladoc and Etsy pop more than 14% each on their latest 4th-quarter reports. Bill Barker analyzes both businesses, as well as the state of the gaming industry. Plus, we discuss Panera’s new monthly coffee subscription and Dunkin’s new bacon offering. (Tangents include “Cyber 5” and our recent trip to a casino.)

 

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Feb 27, 2020
Disney’s New CEO and Virgin Galactic’s Next Frontier
18:51

Disney promotes Bob Chapek to CEO. Lowe’s slips on earnings. And Virgin Galactic loses some altitude. Motley Fool analysts Bill Mann and Emily Flippen discuss those stories and talk about the coronavirus.

Feb 26, 2020
Mastercard, Home Depot, Shake Shack, EU Stocks
21:47

Mastercard is getting a new CEO. Home Depot grows 4th-quarter profits. Shake Shack falls as 4th-quarter sales growth slows. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, and shares 3 European stocks as we dip into the Fool Mailbag. (For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.)

Feb 25, 2020
Coronavirus: 4 Stocks to Watch
21:45

The latest coronavirus headlines send the market down 3%. Healthcare analyst Shannon Jones discusses the news and shares why investors might want to keep their powder dry. She also shares four businesses (Inovio Pharmaceuticals, NanoViricides, Moderna Therapeutics, and Co-Diagnostics) that investors should keep an eye on. Plus, we get Shannon’s bull case for the XFL. (For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.)

Feb 24, 2020
Morgan Stanley Buys E*TRADE
29:38

Morgan Stanley buys E*TRADE in a deal worth $13 billion. Domino’s hits an all-time high on strong 4th-quarter results. L Brands looks to sell a majority stake in Victoria’s Secret to a private equity firm. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and shares his memories of attending the US-USSR hockey game in 1980. (Tangents include candle scents, bravery on Wall Street, and the movie “Miracle”.) For a free copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.

Feb 20, 2020
Garmin, Blue Apron, and Groupon
16:17

Garmin hits a 12-year high on earnings. Blue Apron explores strategic options in the wake of another disappointing quarter. And Groupon plummets as it attempts to refocus its business. Motley Fool analysts Bill Mann and Emily Flippen discuss those stories and weigh in on the stock market’s real worry.

Feb 19, 2020
Walmart, Buffett’s Grocery Run, 2 Stocks We Just Bought & Sold
24:06

Walmart’s 4th-quarter miss reminded us of Target’s. Apple lowers guidance due to the ripple effects of coronavirus. Berkshire-Hathaway takes a stake in Kroger, sending shares of the grocery stock higher. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, plus we discuss our most recent stock transactions involving Tripadvisor and Bed Bath & Beyond.

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Feb 18, 2020
Alibaba, Tesla, Pepsi
02:27

Alibaba posts strong 3rd-quarter results. Tesla plans a $2 billion stock offering. Pepsi’s global organic growth highlights a solid 4th-quarter report. Bill Mann analyzes those stories and calls on Pepsi executives to bring Doritos Roulette to America!

 

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Feb 13, 2020
Shopify, Lyft, and the Galaxy Z
16:57

Shopify soars on earnings. Lyft loses some speed. And Samsung unveils its Galaxy Z foldable smartphone. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jim Mueller discuss these stories and weigh in on CVS Health earnings.

 

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Feb 12, 2020
T-Mobile/Sprint Merger, Under Armour, Renewable Energy Stocks
16:27

A federal judge signs off on Sprint’s $26 billion merger with T-Mobile, sending both stocks higher. Jim Mueller analyzes the news and what it means for both investors and customers. Plus, we look at Under Armour’s latest batch of woes, as well as ways to invest in renewable energy.

 

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Feb 11, 2020
Investing in Buyouts
26:39

Restaurant Brands International’s latest quarter was highlighted by Popeye’s same-store sales growing 38%. (Yes, really.) Jason Moser analyzes the results, as well as Markel’s latest quarter.  Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to explore investing in buyout opportunities. 

 

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Feb 10, 2020
Twitter Pops, Peloton Drops
26:15

Twitter’s stock jumps 17% on strong 4th-quarter user growth. Bill Barker analyzes the results and shares why Twitter’s ability to monetize user growth will be key in 2020. Plus, we discuss Peloton’s 3rd-quarter loss and an actual letter about Kellogg’s that we got in the mail! (Tangents include Summer Olympic-themed programming, Peloton’s TV commercial, and artisan pop-tarts.)

 

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Feb 06, 2020
Snap, Disney, Chipotle
14:35

Disney shows strength across the board in its 1st-quarter results, but Disney+ subscriber numbers are grabbing the headlines. Snap’s stock falls 10% on its first revenue miss in nearly two years. Chipotle posts impressive same-store sales numbers in the 4th quarter, so is that why they’re holding off on breakfast? Abi Malin analyzes those stories and shares her must-have item at Chipotle. Looking to get started investing? Nab a free copy of our Investing Starter Kit! Just click over to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.

Feb 05, 2020
YouTube Gets Its Close-Up
19:53

Alphabet dips below the trillion-dollar market cap line, but the real story (for us) is the latest earnings report included the company breaking out YouTube’s revenue for the first time ever. Jason Moser analyzes Google’s parent company, as well as the latest results from SiriusXM and Ralph Lauren. Plus, we weigh in with our own thoughts about the Super Bowl ads.

 

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Feb 04, 2020
Super Bowl Winners and Losers
15:50

Jeep puts a new twist on Groundhog Day. Google pulls on the heartstrings. Microsoft focuses on a first. And Amazon show us life before Alexa. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss this year’s Super Bowl commercials. And we talk about the latest developments with the coronavirus.

Feb 03, 2020
Tesla, Facebook, Microsoft
14:31

Tesla & Microsoft hit new all-time highs. Facebook sinks on margin concerns. Abi Malin analyzes the latest results from these companies, and shares her pick for which one is the most attractively priced right now.

Jan 30, 2020
Apple, McDonald’s, Starbucks
21:45

Apple’s latest quarter was a blockbuster. McDonald’s and Starbucks deliver earnings beats and warnings about China. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, plus we discuss shares of L Brands rising 13% on reports that its CEO might be leaving. (Tangents include the health benefits of coffee, what unicorns smell like, and the “Three Commas” club.)

Jan 29, 2020
Spicy Stocks, 3M, and the New Pfizer
11:13

McCormick slips on earnings. 3M announces layoffs. And Pfizer feels some pain. Motley Fool analyst Emily Flippen discusses those stories and talks China and the coronavirus.

Jan 28, 2020
Coronavirus Hitting Stocks
14:54

D.R. Horton’s stock hits a new all-time high after strong 1st-quarter results. Jason Moser analyzes the prospects for the U.S. housing market. Then we discuss the coronavirus outbreak and its effect on consumer stocks like Starbucks, YUM Brands, Disney, and Booking Holdings. We also discuss whether it’s currently a threat to B2B stocks.

Jan 27, 2020
Comcast, Airlines, P&G
21:50

Comcast’s 4th-quarter profits and revenue come in higher than expected. JetBlue, American Airlines, and Southwest Airlines all deliver 4th-quarter reports but two of them are still dealing with issues related to Boeing’s 737 Max. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and discusses the effect of a slowing global birthrate on Procter & Gamble’s latest quarterly results. (Tangents include the death of Mr. Peanut, Amazon having a commercial airline, and senior racquet sports.)

 

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Jan 23, 2020
Netflix, IBM, and Retail’s Streak Continues
18:32

Netflix added nearly 9 million subscribers in the 4th quarter, so why isn’t the stock moving higher? IBM’s stock gets a boost after quarterly sales rise for the first time in a year, but is it time for the CEO to go? Seth Jayson analyzes those stories, discusses the latest retail store closings, and shares why Lululemon is the one apparel stock he’s held onto.

 

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Jan 22, 2020
“Cash is trash.”
21:12

Ray Dalio comes into the World Economic Forum in Davos with a hot take about getting off the sidelines and into the stock market. Jason Moser analyzes Dalio’s comments about stocks, gold, and Bitcoin. We also dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss which stocks we’d buy with $1,000 and which industries we avoid completely. Plus, Jason shares why he’s keeping his eyes on automotive software business Cerence this earnings season.

 

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Jan 21, 2020
A Big Deal for Investors?
12:52

The U.S. and China agree on a trade deal. Morgan Stanley reports big earnings. And Congress introduces legislation that could be a game changer for the cannabis industry. Analyst Emily Flippen discusses those stories and talks about a few stocks to watch in the wake of the trade agreement.


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Jan 16, 2020
4 CEOs to Follow
22:42

Goldman Sachs balances strong 4th-quarter revenue with a billion-dollar legal tab. Target’s stock falls on disappointing holiday sales numbers. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, plus we discuss four CEOs we’d shadow on the job (if they’d agree to it).

 

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Jan 15, 2020
“A fundamental reshaping of finance.”
23:49

It’s an all-finance episode, so it’s appropriate we have Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser in the studio! We discuss Wells Fargo’s 4th-quarter results, Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid, and BlackRock CEO Larry Fink’s annual letter to shareholders.

 

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Jan 14, 2020
The Most Trusted Brands
19:22

Five Below falls 15% after holiday sales come in lower than expected. Amazon squares off with PayPal over its acquisition Honey, the shopping rewards platform. Jim Mueller analyzes the latest in retail and payments. Plus, we discuss Morning Consult’s survey of the most trusted brands, including Amazon, Google, Netflix, Disney, PayPal, and the U.S. Postal Service!

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Jan 13, 2020
Invest in a Feeling?
14:15

Costco posts strong same-store sales numbers for December, while Bed Bath & Beyond’s 3rd-quarter results send the stock falling 20%. Abi Malin analyzes the latest in retail news. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss space tourism and answer the question, should you invest in something you have a gut feeling about?

Jan 09, 2020
Housing, Airlines, Coffee
15:04

Lennar, the #2 homebuilder in the U.S., closes out the fiscal year with a strong 4th quarter. Boeing’s stock falls in the wake of a deadly crash. Luckin Coffee announces a secondary offering and a move into vending machines. Bill Mann analyzes those stories, shares details about his recent trip to Australia, and discusses the new collective noun for economists.

Jan 08, 2020
The Unbearable Silliness of Price Targets
18:45

Pier 1 Imports falls 15% after announcing it will close roughly half of its locations. Bill Barker analyzes the challenges facing the home furnishings retailer. Every day Wall Street analysts issue upgrades and downgrades. We discuss why the price targets are the least important part of those reports.  Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss Peter Lynch’s classic book “Beating The Street” and a Canadian burger chain.

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Jan 07, 2020
PayPal, MercadoLibre, and the Future of Cross-Border Payments
21:35

PayPal deepens its relationship with MercadoLibre. Jason Moser analyzes what it means for shareholders and what it bodes for Visa, Mastercard, and the future of cross-border payments. Plus, we discuss SmileDirectClub’s new partnership with Walmart, McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski’s drive to improve corporate culture, and last night’s Golden Globe awards.

Jan 06, 2020
Are Apple & Microsoft Overvalued?
18:31

Given the great run in 2019 that Apple, Microsoft, and Match Group all had, are the stocks overvalued? Andy Cross weighs in on that, as well as a listener question about analyst upgrades. Plus, we share a few business observations from the holidays.

 

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Jan 02, 2020
In the Company of Fools
13:31

“Misery loves company” turns out to be one of those old sayings that’s true for a reason. Chris Hill wraps up 2019 with a few thoughts on his latest attempt on running a marathon (it didn’t end well), a wedding he attended recently, and why he believes both mindset and the company of investors will be more important than ever in 2020.

Dec 31, 2019
Cannabis, Healthcare, and The Road Ahead for Investors
18:55

Why was 2019 so rough for the cannabis industry? How can investors make better sense of the FDA approval process for drugmakers? Shannon Jones analyzes two of the most interesting industries for investors and shares what to watch in 2020 and beyond.

 

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Dec 30, 2019
Meet Zia Zaman
37:48

Entrepreneur, Aspen Institute fellow, and innovation evangelist Zia Zaman stopped by Fool HQ last month. Chris Hill talks with Zia about his path from Montreal to MIT to Singapore, as well as what investors can learn from ice hockey.

Dec 26, 2019
‘Twas The Night Before Christmas
08:47

Chris Hill shares a few holiday wishes before turning the show over to the late, great Louis Armstrong.

Dec 24, 2019
War on Cash, Health & Wellness, Apple ‘19, Twitter ‘20
16:23

As we head to the end of 2019, we check in with Jason Moser to see how his “War on Cash” and “Health & Wellness” baskets of stocks performed. Plus, we marvel at Apple’s (and Tim Cook’s) performance in 2019 and wonder about Twitter’s prospects in 2020.

 

Holiday music - “Christmas in L.A.” by Vulfpeck

Dec 23, 2019
Apropos of Canada
01:11:38

The bonus episode that almost all of you didn’t ask for is back!  Chris Hill and Bill Barker are joined by their longtime friend and colleague from the Great White North, Jim Gillies!  Topics covered include Jim’s home in Guelph, Canada’s Mount Rushmore of comedy, Rocky Balboa ending the Cold War, a quick Canada-centric round of “Underrated/Overrated”, a not-very-quick conversation about “Star Wars”, and the track record of science fiction films’ predictions about the future.

Holiday music - “12 Days of Christmas” by Bob & Doug McKenzie

Dec 21, 2019
Investing in Fitness, Bond Trading, and Big Tech
15:19

Can Peleton and Planet Fitness succeed at the same time? Abi Malin analyzes the industry and shares why she believes Peleton doesn’t live up to the hype. Plus, she shares why investors might be overlooking Tradeweb Markets and why Amazon should be worth watching in 2020.

Holiday music - "Christmas Is Annoying" by Keb' Mo'

Dec 19, 2019
2019: “A better year for investing than business.”
29:12

FedEx falls 9%, but just how bad was the quarter? The rise of General Mills continues to be fueled by pet food, but just how bright is the future? Bill Barker analyzes those companies and shares his thoughts on the year in investing. (Tangents include breakfast cereals, the importance of action in action movies, and yet another update on our upcoming “Apropos of Nothing” episode.)

Holiday music - “La Rama” by Los Lobos

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Dec 18, 2019
Is Boeing Finally Getting It Right?
17:51

Boeing halts production of the 737 Max indefinitely, but how long will airlines like Southwest wait? Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond rise as Wall Street bets on the retailer’s new CEO. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss how to deal with an overweighted portfolio.

 

Holiday music - “Santa's Got a Mean Machine” by JD McPherson

Dec 17, 2019
Highlights from MJBizCon
17:32

MJBizCon, the biggest cannabis conference in the world, took place last week in Las Vegas. Emily Flippen returns from the event to share the current state of the business, the most interesting highlights, the strangest thing she saw, and the most memorable meal she had.

 

Holiday music - “Sing it Now, Sing it Somehow” by The Flaming Lips

 

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Dec 16, 2019
Lululemon's New Move and 1 Hot IPO
18:29

Lululemon reports strong earnings but shares slip on concerns over future growth. And financial software maker bill.com makes a successful debut on Wall Street. Motley Fool analyst Ron Gross discusses these stories and weighs in on the broader IPO market.

 

Holiday music - “You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” by Small Town Titans

Dec 12, 2019
“Blue Horseshoe hates GameStop.”
22:20

Saudi Aramco becomes the biggest public company in the world after its IPO, but what will the next decade bring for the oil and gas industry? Bill Barker analyzes a disastrous day for specialty retail stocks Children’s Place and GameStop. Plus, we celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the iconic movie “Wall Street”.  (Tangents include an update on our Hallmark Christmas movie and fun ways to name conference rooms.)

 

Holiday music - “White Christmas” by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

 

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Dec 11, 2019
2 Earnings Reports, 1 CEO on the Move
15:52

Stitch Fix’s stock rises 10% after the company broke even in the 1st quarter. Abi Malin analyzes the state of Stitch Fix, the latest results from online pet products retailer Chewy, and Upwork’s new CEO.

 

Holiday music - “Bad Kid” by JD McPherson

Dec 10, 2019
Netflix, Golden Globes, Large Caps vs. Index Funds
22:32

Netflix comes away with the most Golden Globe nominations in both the film and TV categories. Jason Moser analyzes the boost Netflix gets from the exposure, as well as Disney’s march to a record-shattering year at the box office. Plus, we share thoughts on the passing of former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and dip into the Fool Mailbag to debate large cap stocks vs. index funds.

Today's holiday music: "Sugar and Booze" by Ana Gasteyer

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Dec 09, 2019
United’s Next Destination, Slack’s Future, and 2 Discount Retailers to Watch
23:08

United Airlines announces that CEO Oscar Munoz is stepping down in May and will be replaced by United President Scott Kirby. Messaging platform Slack connects on earnings. And discount retailers Five Below and Dollar General report some healthy growth despite concerns over tariffs.

 

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Dec 05, 2019
Google’s New CEO, Expedia’s New CEO, Postmates’ Non-IPO
32:15

Alphabet’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, take a step back from their duties and hand the reins to Sunder Pichai.  Meanwhile, Expedia’s CEO resigns after clashing with chairman Barry Diller. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, as well as Postmates’ missed opportunity to go public and Constellation Brands’ sale of Ballast Point Brewing. (Tangents include the awesomely-named “Kings & Convicts Brewing Company”, casting a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, and podcasts about candle scents.)

 

Holiday music: “Christmas All Over Again” by Puss N Boots

 

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Dec 04, 2019
Retail Stocks, Cash, and 1 Stock to Avoid
23:17

Lands’ End pops 17% on surprising same-store sales growth. Bill Mann analyzes the apparel retailer’s brand strength and makes the case for it being acquired. We reflect on the passing of Mark Butler, CEO of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss what to do with cash in your portfolio, whether Chesapeake Energy is a value play or value trap, and Giving Tuesday.

 

Holiday Music: “Santa Claus Blues” by Keb’ Mo’.

 

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Dec 04, 2019
Cyber Monday, Black Friday, McDonald’s New Test
21:12

Black Friday’s online sales set a new record, but Cyber Monday could be even higher. Gambling revenue in Macau fell in November, so why aren’t casino stocks falling as well? McDonald’s is testing out a new crispy chicken sandwich in two markets. How good does it need to be to get a national rollout? Dan Kline analyzes those stories and helps kick off our annual drive to expand the universe of holiday music.

 

Holiday Music: “If I Get Home on Christmas Day” by Letters to Cleo

 

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Dec 02, 2019
Is Best Buy a Good Buy?
17:53

Best Buy rises on better-than-expected earnings and optimism over the holiday quarter. Alibaba has a big debut on the Hong Kong market. And CVS Health gets a big new investor. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss those stories and talk Dollar Tree and budget retail.

 

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Nov 26, 2019
3 Deals: Luxury Goods, Financial Services, Retail
21:56

Three deals in three different industries. Jason Moser analyzes LVMH buying Tiffany, Schwab and TD Ameritrade finalizing their paperwork, and eBay selling StubHub to Viagogo.  Plus, Jason shares a couple of last-minute cooking tips for Thanksgiving.

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Nov 25, 2019
Schwab’s Big Buy, PayPal’s Sweet Deal, and Google’s Losing Game
25:00

Charles Schwab is reportedly buying TD Ameritrade for $26 billion. What does the deal mean for investors? for consumers? for the competition? Motley Fool analysts Aaron Bush and Emily Flippen tackle those questions and weigh in on PayPal’s acquisition of Honey, Google Stadia’s sluggish start, and Macy’s retail woes.

Nov 21, 2019
Target Crushes, History’s Biggest IPO Approaches
16:08

Target hits a new high after a fantastic 3rd-quarter report. Bill Mann reflects on the leadership of Target CEO Brian Cornell and shares why he thinks Target is still a buy at this price. Plus, we discuss Lowe’s latest results, the upcoming IPO of Saudi Aramco, and the precise location of America’s Midwest. (To get 50% off our flagship Stock Advisor service, go to www.StockIdeas.Fool.com.)

 

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Nov 20, 2019
How “Shrink” Affected Home Depot
21:35

The problem with Home Depot’s latest quarter?  Shrink.  Bill Barker explains the very real challenge retailers face with shrink. Plus, we discuss Kohl’s rough 3rd-quarter report and Roku’s plan to sell one million shares of stock. (Tangents include fictional companies, where the Midwest actually begins, and a preview of our upcoming “Apropos Of Nothing” episode.)

Nov 19, 2019
T-Mobile’s New CEO, Dunkin’s New Cups
22:50

John Legere is stepping down as CEO of T-Mobile, leaving a tough act to follow for his successor. Jason Moser analyzes Legere’s potential next act as well as the prospects for shareholders. A survey of wealthy investors shows skepticism for 2020 and a surprisingly large amount of cash on the sidelines. Dunkin’ Brands is ditching Styrofoam coffee cups and putting money behind a marketing campaign banning “double-cupping”. We discuss those stories and dip into the Fool Mailbag for news on the war on cash, soda comparisons, and an update on our swag shop!

 

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Nov 18, 2019
2 Tech Trends in Australia
13:34

Scott Phillips, host of “Motley Fool Money” in Australia, stops by the studio to analyze the rise of Apple, Google, and Microsoft in his home country. He discusses two popular tech trends Down Under, and shares why U.S. investors might want to put Treasury Wine Estates on their watch lists.  Did you know you can listen to the Australian version of “Motley Fool Money” every week?  Just click the links below to subscribe (for free!) on these apps:

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Nov 14, 2019
Disney Streaming, Google Checking, and Rebel Whoppers
27:50

Disney Plus made its debut on Tuesday. What will Disney’s new streaming service mean for Netflix and the competition? Motley Fool analysts Tim Beyers and Emily Flippen talk Disney Plus and give their take on Google checking accounts and Burger King’s Rebel Whopper.

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Nov 13, 2019
Auto Parts, 3D Glasses, Index Funds
21:24

Advance Auto Parts posted its 6th consecutive quarter of sales growth, so why is the stock falling? Snap unveils the newest version of its Spectacles, but are they worth $380? Jason Moser analyzes those stories, and discusses the prospect of investing in multiple index funds.

 

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Nov 12, 2019
Singles Day, Apple’s AR Delay
25:28

Alibaba’s in the spotlight as Singles Day hits a record $38 billion in sales. Jason Moser analyzes the pros and cons of investing in China’s biggest ecommerce company.  Apple’s new credit card gets attention from regulators while the company’s augmented reality headset gets a pushed-back launch date.  Plus, how should you prepare for the next market downturn?

 

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Nov 11, 2019
Should Amazon Buy Roku?
20:52

Shares of Roku tumble on earnings. The video streaming company reported a 50% increase in revenue but losses more than doubled. Should Amazon buy Roku? Analysts Jason Moser and Emily Flippen tackle that question and weigh in on earnings from Expedia, Trip Advisor, Square, and Baidu.

Nov 07, 2019
Pizza, Healthcare, Luxury Fashion
13:26

Papa John’s stock rises on surprising same-store sales growth. CVS Health continues to transform its business, while Capri Holdings continues to struggle. Abi Malin analyzes those stories and shares why luxury fashion is such a challenging business. (To get 50% off our flagship investing service, Stock Advisor, just go to www.StockIdeas.Fool.com.)

Nov 06, 2019
Uber, Shake Shack, Peloton Interactive
16:46

Uber loses a billion dollars in the 3rd quarter. Shake Shack’s same-store sales come in a half-percent lower than expected, and investors punish the stock. Peloton Interactive issues its first report (and first loss) as a public company. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes those stories and recommends a few books to read.

Nov 05, 2019
Law & Order: Sports Retailers Unit
21:16

The SEC and U.S. Dept. of Justice team up to investigate Under Armour’s accounting practices. McDonald’s fires CEO Steve Easterbrook due to “poor judgment” in a consensual relationship with an employee.  Jason Moser analyzes those stories, mulls the future of both businesses, and weighs in on what Berkshire-Hathaway should do with its record $128 billion in cash on the balance sheet.  

Nov 04, 2019
Time To Buy Etsy?
15:15

Apple’s iPhone revenue is higher than expected, but it’s the services division that deserves your attention. Facebook posts record revenue in the 3rd quarter. And did Etsy’s latest results really warrant a 15% selloff?  Andy Cross analyzes those stories and shares his picks for overrated and underrated Halloween candies.

 

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Oct 31, 2019
The CEO You Need to Know About
19:15

Barbie does the heavy lifting (once again) in Mattel’s 3rd quarter pushing the stock up 17%. AMD’s 3rd-quarter coincides with the 5-year anniversary of Lisa Su becoming CEO of the company. Bill Mann discusses Su being the driving force behind AMD’s stock rising over 1,000% during that time. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag and Bill shares why Nestle’s Crunch bars are overrated and Bit-O-Honeys are underrated.

 

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Oct 30, 2019
50 Shades of GrubHub
24:26

Alphabet falls slightly on lower 3rd-quarter profits. Texas Roadhouse’s stock pops 20% on strong 3rd-quarter results. And GrubHub sinks more than 40% after a disastrous report comes with a warning from the CEO about “promiscuous” customers. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and shares why Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are overrated and Candy Corn is underrated. (To get 50% off our Stock Advisor service, go to www.StockIdeas.Fool.com.)

Oct 29, 2019
Microsoft’s Big Win
24:40

Microsoft wins a $10 billion Pentagon contract. Tiffany entertains a $14.5 billion takeover offer. And Spotify reports a surprise profit. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on underrated and overrated Halloween candy.

 

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Oct 28, 2019
Microsoft, Twitter, Space Tourism
21:45

Microsoft shares rise after a strong 4th quarter, so why are some people disappointed in the cloud division?  Seth Jayson analyzes Mr. Softy’s results, as well as the latest quarters from Twitter and iRobot. Plus, we look ahead to next week’s public market debut of Virgin Galactic, the first stock in the category of space tourism.  And with a 100% chance of rain forecast for Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon, Seth offers Chris a few survival tips.

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Oct 24, 2019
CEO Musical Chairs!
18:10

Nike CEO Mark Parker steps down, with John Donahoe stepping down as ServiceNow CEO to replace Parker. Jim Mueller analyzes the move, and the timing of the announcement coming so close to Under Armour’s CEO news. Plus, we discuss Chipotle’s latest results, where future growth will come from, and WeWork’s admission that it was about to run out of cash.

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Oct 23, 2019
A Biotech Breakthrough?
19:03

Biogen rises on news that it plans to file for FDA approval of its Alzheimers drug, Aducanumab. Under Armour gets a new CEO. And Hasbro tumbles on tariff trouble. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross tackle those stories and weigh in on the relative merits of Monopoly and Mr. Potato Head.

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Oct 22, 2019
Dunkin’ Is Speeding Up, Buybacks Are Slowing Down
25:54

Boeing’s stock falls 10% in the wake of a damaging report regarding its knowledge of 737 Max problems in 2016. Goldman Sachs warns clients that stock buyback plans are on the decline. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and the potential ripple effects for investors. Plus, Dunkin’ announces a national rollout of its Beyond Sausage sandwich much sooner than anticipated.

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Oct 21, 2019
Netflix’s Near Term, IBM’s 3rd Act, Brexit’s Potential
19:15

Netflix sees “modest headwinds” ahead, but shares rise on strong 3rd-quarter international growth. IBM suffers its 5th straight quarter of declining sales. Can anything save Big Blue?  Bill Mann analyzes those stories, shares his view of the latest news on Brexit, and sounds the alarm bell whisky tariffs.

 

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Oct 17, 2019
Bank of America, United Airlines, Retail Sales Report
19:01

Bank of America and United Arlines both see their stocks rise on better-than-expected 3rd-quarter results.  Jason Moser analyzes the strengths (and challenges) of both businesses.  Plus, we discuss the September retail sales report and ripple effects as retailers prepare for the holidays. 

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Oct 16, 2019
A Tale of Two Banks and Walmart’s New Delivery
12:26

JPMorgan Chase reports record revenues while Goldman Sachs disappoints.

UnitedHealth Group rises on healthy earnings. And Walmart kicks off its straight-to-fridge delivery service. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the plusses and minuses of in-home delivery.

 

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Oct 15, 2019
Have Unicorns Ruined Growth Stocks?
32:39

It’s Mailbag Monday! On a slow-ish news day MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the relative risk of growth stocks in the current market, as well as the top reasons new investors quit the stock market. Plus, we discuss the weekend box office results and preview earnings season.  (Tangents include “The Addams Family”, the baseball playoffs, “12 Angry Men”, and an under-the-radar tourist attraction in Philadelphia.)

 

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Oct 14, 2019
Bed Bath & Beyond Belief
20:19

Embattled retailer Bed Bath & Beyond gets a new CEO and the stock rises 20%. Can retail veteran Mark Tritton turn BBBY into a winner?  MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the opportunities and challenges he faces. Plus, we discuss Delta Air Lines’ 3rd-quarter results and reverse stock splits. Tangents include the Washington Nationals advancing in the MLB playoffs, Portland Oregon’s strength as a coffee hub, and Wawa.  (To get 50% off our Stock Advisor service, go to www.StockIdeas.Fool.com.)

 

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Oct 10, 2019
Nobel Prizes, PayPal Investments, and Max Delays
19:50

The Nobel Prize in chemistry generates some electricity. American Airlines deals with turbulence over the 737 Max. And PayPal writes down an Uber investment. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jim Mueller discuss those stories and debate the merits of no-frills airlines.

 

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Oct 09, 2019
1 Market-Beating Stock You’re Missing
17:49

Domino’s delivers lower-than-expected results in the 3rd quarter.  Is the run over for one of the hottest stocks of the past decade? Helen of Troy isn’t a household name, but it probably should be.  2nd-quarter profits and revenue came in higher than expected for the home & beauty products company.  And with trading commissions at $0, does DRIP investing make sense anymore?  Ron Gross analyzes those topics and gives a preview of Thursday’s live Q&A on YouTube. (It’s free to subscribe to The Motley Fool’s channel. Just go to www.youtube.com/TheMotleyFool and click the subscribe button!)

 

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Oct 08, 2019
Will Cutting Plastic Increase Profits?
16:27

Unilever, the $130 billion consumer goods company, announced a pledge to cut its use of new plastics in half by 2025. Seth Jayson analyzes how the move could benefit the environment as well as Unilever’s shareholders, and shares why packaging company AptarGroup is worth keeping an eye on. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to search for inexpensive industries and discuss whether pursuing a finance degree in college is still a good option.

 

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Oct 07, 2019
Pepsi, Pot, and Uber
18:20

Pepsi rises on earnings. Constellation Brands sells off on concerns over Canopy Growth. And Uber introduces a new app. Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser discusses those stories and weighs in on the relative merits of Coca-Cola, RC Cola, and Mellow Yellow. (To get 50% off our Stock Advisor service, go to http://StockIdeas.Fool.com.) 

Oct 03, 2019
Is Stitch Fix Out of Fashion?
18:36

Shares of Stitch Fix tumble on earnings and a lower-than-expected forecast for the current quarter. And Facebook deals with concerns over its crypto plans. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Emily Flippen discuss those stories and discuss big news from the World Trade Organization.

Oct 02, 2019
Schwab Goes Free
19:26

Shares of Charles Schwab tumble after the brokerage announces that it’s eliminating online trading commissions for U.S. stocks, ETFs, and options. And shares of McCormick rise after the spice maker delivers some spicy earnings. Analysts Andy Cross and Emily Flippen talk about what those stories means for investors and dip into the Fool Mailbag to talk about the future of U.S. exchange-listed Chinese companies.

Oct 01, 2019
Apparel Retail Woes, Real Estate Opportunities, and 401(k) Questions
18:51

Forever 21 declares bankruptcy.  Blackstone Group and Colony Capital agree to a $5.9 billion deal that demonstrates two very different real estate visions at work. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss strategies for rolling over a 401(k).

Sep 30, 2019
Peloton's IPO and McDonald's PLT
23:03

Fitness company Peloton goes public. McDonald’s tests a Beyond Meat burger. And e-cigarette maker Juul makes some big changes. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Emily Flippen weigh in on those stories and talk about the future of Altria.

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Sep 26, 2019
2 Trends That Will Surprise Investors
21:45

We wrapped up our 3-day member event by recording in front of a live audience! Ron Gross and Jason Moser share insights from the conference, including why they’re not interested in Uber or crypto, and the two trends they believe will surprise investors in the next 6 months. Plus, we share our thoughts on Zoom Video CEO Eric Yuan, the streaming wars, and more.

 

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Sep 25, 2019
Cars, Cars, and More Cars
12:14

WeWork’s CEO reportedly agrees to step down. AutoZone falls 5% despite a strong 4th-quarter report. CarMax’s 2nd-quarter results are good-not-great. And Tesla faces a new legal challenge. Ron Gross analyzes those stories and reflects on BlackBerry’s huge drop in this special episode recorded on location in Washington, DC.

 

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Sep 24, 2019
Dividend Aristocrats, Portfolio Sizing, and Reallocation Strategies
17:56

We dip into the Fool Mailbag to take on queries about knowing when to reallocate, how many stocks are too many, and the wisdom of buying a “dividend aristocrat” ETF.  MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker answers those questions, plus we revisit the topic of overrated tourist attractions.

 

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Sep 23, 2019
Apple’s Next Big Service is Here
20:35

Airbnb announces its plan to go public. Datadog, a data analytics company, turns down Cisco Systems’ offer of $7 billion in favor of an IPO. Microsoft raises its quarterly dividend and announces a $40 billion stock buyback plan. Aaron Bush analyzes those stories and shares why Arcade, Apple’s new video game subscription service, could end up being the biggest service the company offers.

 

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Sep 19, 2019
FedEx Falls, Pets Are Paying Off
15:22

FedEx stock falls 13%, the worst day in over a decade. Emily Flippen analyzes why this isn’t a buying opportunity just yet. Pet food retailer Chewy posts its 1st report as a public company. And General Mills gets a boost from (surprise) its pet division.

 

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Sep 18, 2019
WeWork Retreats, Kraft Heinz Sells Off
19:16

WeWork tables its IPO. 3G Capital sells 25 million shares of Kraft Heinz. Will Berkshire-Hathaway follow suit? MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes those stories. Plus, we discuss the forecast for holiday retail sales and debate the odds of “unprecedented uncertainty”.

 

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Sep 17, 2019
Oil Stocks Rising
18:02

ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP and Halliburton were just some of the oil stocks rising today. Jason Moser analyzes the energy landscape and shares why he’s still not a big fan of oil stocks in the long run. Plus, we discuss a surprising upgrade for Uber and Lyft, as well as the implications of Accenture’s new report on the banking industry.

 

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Sep 16, 2019
A Marriage Made In…
17:57

British American Tobacco cuts jobs. The FDA cracks down on flavored e-cigarettes. Groupon is reportedly looking into acquiring Yelp. Bill Mann and MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyze those stories, give a shout-out to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and reminisce about the late T. Boone Pickens. (To get 50% off our Stock Advisor service, go to http://StockIdeas.Fool.com.)

Sep 12, 2019
Game. Stopped.
20:47

GameStop stock comes close to an all-time low as 2nd-quarter results were awful. Bill Mann analyzes the damage and shares a bright spot for investors seeking one. Plus, we discuss Dave & Buster’s 2nd quarter results, and upcoming IPOs from Peleton and (maybe?) WeWork.  (To see our live Q&A on Thursday afternoon go to www.YouTube.com/TheMotleyFool.)

 

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Sep 11, 2019
Ford’s Future and Wendy’s Breakfast
17:32

Moody’s downgrades Ford’s credit rating to junk status. What does the news mean for Ford and investors? Analysts Andy Cross and Emily Flippen talk about the road ahead for Ford. Plus, we discuss the latest from China-based travel company Ctrip and dig into Wendy’s big breakfast plans.

Sep 10, 2019
“What is Soapbox?”
19:06

Discount retailer Fred’s files Chapter 11 and continues the trend of retail stores closing. Dan Kline analyzes the landscape and shares why bricks-and-mortar stores aren’t dead. The start of the NFL season portends good things for Pizza Hut and parent company YUM Brands. And Starbucks gears up to open its biggest location ever in Chicago later this fall. Plus, we discuss The Motley Fool’s newest venture, the Soapbox Financial Network.  (Learn more at www.soapbox.com.)

 

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Sep 09, 2019
Live from FinCon!
15:03

Recording at FinCon 2019, Chris Hill talks with Robert Farrington, expert in student loan debt and founder of TheCollegeInvestor.com.  They discuss the scene at FinCon, how Robert got started investing, the rise of student loan debt in America and solutions that people can take advantage of.  Plus, as a native of San Diego Robert offers a few recommendations for anyone visiting “America’s Finest City”. (Big thanks to NEFE, the National Endowment for Financial Education for sponsoring live podcasting at FinCon19!)

Sep 05, 2019
Tesla’s Heavy Load
22:13

Tesla gets closer to unveiling its pickup truck. Should investors be excited? Should Ford be afraid? Will consumers buy an electric pickup? Analysts Emily Flippen and Jim Mueller talk Tesla and trucks. Plus, we discuss antitrust probes into Google and cheaper iPhones from Apple.

 

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Sep 04, 2019
Sports Betting is the New Marijuana
23:17

Ulta Salon’s stock fell 30% in two days. Just how bad was that guidance, anyway?? Jason Moser analyzes Ulta’s drop and shares why he thinks the business is still in good shape. Once everyone’s gotten to a safe place, how should investors think about Hurricane Dorian? Plus, we discuss the rise of sports betting, potential winners in this young-ish industry, and the name of Jason’s fantasy football team.

 

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Sep 03, 2019
Big Tobacco, Beyond Chicken, and Sporty IPOs
19:11

Altria and Philip Morris discuss getting back together. KFC goes beyond fried chicken. And connected fitness company Peloton files to go public.  Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jim Mueller discuss those stories.

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Aug 28, 2019
A Surprising Verdict?
20:33

An Oklahoma judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for the company’s role in the state's opioid crisis. The state of Oklahoma had sought more than 17 billion dollars in damages and shares of Johnson & Johnson were up on the verdict. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss the future of Johnson & Johnson, Papa John’s new CEO, and Costco’s China debut.

Aug 27, 2019
The Wonderful World of Target
16:33

Disney and Target team up on a partnership that will include Disney stores inside some Target locations. Tesla reportedly accelerates its price hikes in China. And new concerns emerge about the long-term effects of vaping. Analysts Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss those stories and weigh in on overvalued and undervalued Disney characters. 

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Aug 26, 2019
Are Sports Retailers Doomed?
24:08

Nordstrom stock pops 14% after 2nd-quarter profits come in higher than expected.  Dick’s Sporting Goods posts a good 2nd-quarter report, but does the future of sports retailers belong to businesses that focus on a single sport?  Jason Moser analyzes those stories, as well as Apple’s new credit card. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to offer investing advice for a soon-to-be uncle.  (To get 50% off our Stock Advisor service, go to http://StockIdeas.Fool.com.)

Aug 22, 2019
“Is this a good time to invest in stocks?”
17:37

Target has its best day ever, as Lowe’s stock rises 10% on a strong 2nd-quarter report. Seth Jayson analyzes both retailers and shares why he thinks one is pricier than the other. Walmart sues Tesla over solar panel fires. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss market timing and 401k investing.

Aug 21, 2019
7 Stocks from China
14:16

Home Depot stock rises despite lowering guidance for the full year. Emily Flippen analyzes how Home Depot was able to increase average ticket despite lumber prices continuing to fall. Baidu’s stock rises after the “Google of China” beats low expectations. We discuss the latest results from iQiyi (the “Netflix of China), SINA, and Weibo. Plus, Emily shares three video-streaming stocks from China that she likes right now.

Aug 20, 2019
One Beauty of a Stock
16:31

Estee Lauder hits a new all-time high after a strong 4th-quarter report. Abi Malin analyzes the appeal of the surprisingly underfollowed business. Plus, we discuss WeWork’s upcoming IPO and dip into the Fool Mailbag.

Aug 19, 2019
Retail & AI Stocks
16:42

Walmart’s stock rises after a good/very good 2nd-quarter report. Seth Jayson analyzes the role of groceries in the retail giant’s success. Tapestry (aka, parent company of Coach and Kate Spade) shares fall 20% after a bad 4th quarter and disappointing guidance. Plus, we discuss Wednesday’s live Q&A on YouTube, complete with stock ideas for anyone looking to invest in artificial intelligence or augmented reality.

 

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Aug 15, 2019
Coffee in China
18:45

Macy’s stock falls 15% on a terrible 2nd-quarter report. Jason Moser analyzes the damage and concludes Macy’s might actually be a value play at this point. Luckin Coffee, the coffee start-up in China, issues its first quarterly report as a public company. Plus, we take a peak at WeWork’s filing to go public.

 

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Aug 14, 2019
A Tale of Two Sales
21:06

Constellation Brands is selling its Canadian whiskey portfolio. Verizon is selling Tumblr. Jason Moser analyzes the deals as we discuss the challenge of keeping a leading business in the lead. Plus, we discuss the latest results from Advance Auto Parts, the impact of tariffs on our daily investing experience, and an early report on Chick-fil-A’s mac & cheese sales!

Aug 13, 2019
CBS & Viacom Near the Finish Line
20:07

CBS and Viacom are finalizing their merger agreement, but how much demand will there be for the resulting entity? Dan Kline analyzes the latest entry into the video streaming wars. Plus, we discuss the latest earnings from Sysco Corp. (not Cisco Systems) and the newest offering from Chick-fil-A.

 

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Aug 12, 2019
Roku’s Surprise and Jack In The Box’s Pop
15:53

Shares of Roku surge on a better-than-expected quarterly loss for the video streaming platform. MercadoLibre rises on strong growth in its marketplace and payments businesses. And Jack In The Box pops on strong earnings. Motley Fool analyst Jim Mueller discusses those stories. Thanks Netsuite. Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.

Aug 08, 2019
Is the Disney Bundle a Game Changer?
23:16

Shares of Disney fall on earnings. It in its earnings call, Disney announced it will offer a bundle of its three streaming services — Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ — for $12.99 a month, the same price as Netflix’s most popular plan. Will the Disney bundle be a game changer? Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser tackles that question and weighs in on earnings from CVS and Lumber Liquidators.

Aug 07, 2019
“This is the business we’ve chosen.”
14:02

So how are YOU doing after the worst day of the year for stocks?  In an attempt to provide a little perspective for investors, Chris Hill shares stories from one of his favorite movies and his recent trip to Maine.

 

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Aug 06, 2019
Buffett’s $122 Billion, Tyson’s All-Time High, and Altria Group 2029
23:07

Berkshire-Hathaway’s 2nd-quarter profits drop 11%, but it’s the cash hoard that interests us.  Shares of Tyson Foods hit an all-time high after strong 3rd-quarter profits.  And what will Altria Group look like in ten years?  MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes these stories and more.  (Tangents include the Liberty Bell, overrated landmarks, the rise of the New York Yankees, and the fall of the Boston Red Sox.)

Aug 05, 2019
Fitbit’s Final Days?
18:48

Fitbit cuts guidance after its latest quarterly report and shares hit an all-time low. Aaron Bush analyzes the lone bright spot on Fitbit’s balance sheet, but this may be the beginning of the end.  Shares of data analytics software company Alteryx rise another 10%, while shares of medical device maker Abiomed fall more than 20%. Plus, we discuss the current landscape of esports and potential investments in this growing industry.

Aug 01, 2019
Apple Rises, Spotify Treads Water
20:00

Apple shares rise after 3rd-quarter profits come in higher than expected, despite iPhone revenue falling. Spotify continues to add paid subscribers, but shares are basically flat since going public. And online education company 2U has a disastrous 2nd-quarter report, leading shares to fall 60%. Alise Montgomery and Greg Bechtel analyze those stories and share why they’re keeping a close eye on Smartsheet and Revolve Group.

 

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Jul 31, 2019
Under Armour, P&G Head in Opposite Directions
20:32

Under Armour sinks as North American sales head south. MFAM Funds Chief Investment Officer Bryan Hinmon shares a couple of silver linings in Under Armour’s cloudy report. Meanwhile, shares of Procter & Gamble hit a new high as the consumer products giant continues to do more with less. Trex Company may not be a household name, but a short squeeze is sending shares of the outdoor deck company up 16%. Plus, we share tips and recommendations for visiting Colorado and Asheville, NC.

Jul 30, 2019
2 Stocks Profiting from Rewards Programs
14:46

Rewards programs can benefit consumers, but how they are managed can determine how much they benefit retailers. Emily Flippen analyzes the way not all loyalty programs are the same as we dip into the Fool Mailbag. Plus, we discuss how investors can research and evaluate company management and give a preview of Beyond Meat’s earnings after the closing bell today.

 

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Jul 29, 2019
Facebook, Tesla, and Grounded Planes
22:17

Facebook’s 2nd-quarter profits come in higher than expected. Tesla shares fall 13% on a disappointing 2nd-quarter report. And American Airlines and Southwest Airlines continue to feel the impact of grounding the Boeing 737 Max planes in their respective fleets. Jim Mueller analyzes those stories and shares his thoughts on the current state of the video streaming wars.

 

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Jul 25, 2019
Ohhhhh Snap!
14:30

Snap loses money in the 2nd quarter, but not as much as expected so shares rise 16%. With a stock that has basically tripled in 2019, has Snap turned a corner? Abi Malin analyzes the digital space and shares why she thinks Snap’s rise is due to the company being oversold last year. Plus, we discuss Chipotle’s latest stellar quarter and Visa’s steady march to being a $400 billion dollar company. 

 

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Jul 24, 2019
Coke & Hasbro Hit New Highs
25:11

Coca-Cola’s 2nd-quarter profits (and raised guidance) push the stock to a new all-time high. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes how coffee is behind Coke’s strong results. Hasbro hits a new high after another Marvel-infused quarter, while Harley-Davidson’s 2nd-quarter profits fall nearly 20%. Plus, we discuss board games (sort of) and producer Dan Boyd shares his recent experience buying a motorcycle.

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Jul 23, 2019
Sweet Music for Etsy
20:32

Etsy buys Reverb, a marketplace for music gear, for $275 million.  Jason Moser analyzes why Etsy paid a good price and how investors should evaluate the success of the deal.  Plus, we discuss Equifax’s fine, Microsoft’s stellar 4th-quarter report, and why Aaron Bush is a good follow on Twitter.

 

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Jul 22, 2019
5 Stocks to Watch
19:02

Over the next two weeks more than 1,600 companies will report earnings. Jason Moser analyzes what investors should be watching and listening for when Chipotle, PayPal, Facebook, Under Armour, and Boston Beer share their latest results.

Jul 18, 2019
UAL, Emmy Noms, and GrubHub Preview
15:49

2nd-quarter profits for United Airlines soar 50% higher than a year ago. Neuralinke, Elon Musk’s neurotechnology start-up, moves a step closer to chip implants in human brains. The Emmy Award nominations paint a bleaker picture for traditional TV networks. Abi Malin analyzes those stories and provides a preview of GrubHub’s upcoming earnings report.

 

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Jul 17, 2019
Is Domino’s Cooling Off?
18:20

Domino’s drops on disappointing earnings and expansion concerns. Wells Fargo slips on low interest rates. And Blue Apron adds Beyond Meat. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Emily Flippen discuss those stories and share some cooking tips.

Jul 17, 2019
Happy Prime Day!
23:06

Citigroup’s 2nd-quarter results come in higher than expected. The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly approved a $5 billion fine for Facebook.  Jason Moser analyzes those stories, and we discuss the business ripple effects of Amazon’s Prime Day.

 

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Jul 15, 2019
Bed Bath & Beyond Repair?
14:03

Delta Air Lines posts record revenue in the 2nd quarter as shares close in on an all-time high. Bed Bath & Beyond hits a new 52-week low, but Bill Mann shares why he doesn’t think it’s beyond saving (yet). Plus, we discuss Amazon’s plan to retrain a third of its U.S. workforce and open up a package from a longtime listener.

Jul 11, 2019
A No-Brainer for McDonald’s
26:58

McDonald’s franchisees in the U.S. want a premium chicken sandwich to be the company’s top priority. Pepsi’s snack division continues to drive the stock. CVS expands MinuteClinic virtual visits to 8 new states. Lady Gaga teams up with Amazon for a line of beauty products. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, and we dip into the Fool Mailbag to look at the current state of the Battle For The Living Room.

 

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Jul 10, 2019
Stock Market Surprises, Trends to Watch, and Hot IPOs
21:42

Has Apple lost its edge? Will Disney find magic with streaming? Can Microsoft continue its comeback? And when it comes to IPOs, is it really 1999 all over again? On today’s episode, Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers tackles those questions as he reviews the first half of 2019. Tim shares some overlooked stories, hot IPOs, emerging trends, stock market disappointments, and stock market surprises.

 

Jul 09, 2019
World Cup Winners
20:57

The U.S. women’s team wins the World Cup. Boeing loses a big order. Deutsche Bank makes some big layoffs. And a recent cybersecurity IPO continues to rally. Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers discusses those stories and weighs in on a possible partnership between Google and DISH. 

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Jul 08, 2019
Class Action Lawsuit. Now What?
18:55

What happens when a company you own stock in is hit with a class action lawsuit? We dip into the Fool Mailbag with MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker to discuss that topic, as well as P/E multiples and the latest surprising health study about coffee.

Jul 02, 2019
Mid-Year Checklist for Investors
15:41

Time to rebalance? Is cash building up in your portfolio? Ron Gross shares some tips for investors doing a mid-year review of their stock holdings. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the prospects of profit-taking, as well as where investors can find good research.

Jul 01, 2019
The Immortal Howard Hughes
20:24

Rite Aid is hanging on for dear life after a 1st-quarter loss, while McCormick rises after raising earnings guidance.  MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes those stories and shares key takeaways for investors. Plus, shares of Howard Hughes Corp. rise more than 30% after the company hires bankers to explore “strategic alternatives”.  We discuss the potential outcomes and the life of Howard Hughes.

Jun 27, 2019
General Mills’ Unhealthy Returns
15:19

General Mills slips on weakness in its snacks business. FedEx warns that trade disputes and an economic slowdown have created “significant uncertainty” for FedEx Express. And Netflix announces that The Office is leaving in 2021. Motley Fool analyst Ron Gross digs into those stories and weighs in on underrated and overrated cereals.

 

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Jun 26, 2019
5 Summer Vacation Stocks
17:46

AbbVie buys Allergan for $63 billion in cash and stock. Jason Moser analyzes the pros and cons of the deal. Warren Buffett denies any tension between Berkshire-Hathaway and 3G Capital but, would anyone blame him if there was tension? Plus, Jason shares highlights from his trip to Costa Rica and five stock ideas the trip inspired.

Jun 25, 2019
New King of Las Vega$
21:25

Eldorado buys Caesars Entertainment to create the largest owner & operator of casinos in the U.S. Dan Kline analyzes the hidden value in the deal and why he believes it will pay off down the line. Plus, we discuss the current state of the burger industry and the “disappointing” weekend at the box office for Toy Story 4.

 

 

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Jun 24, 2019
Wall Street Gets Some Slack
24:32

Slack makes its debut as a public company. Will the cloud-based collaboration platform make it rain for investors? Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross tackle that question and discuss interest rates, Olive Garden, and the future of Google.

 

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Jun 20, 2019
Drama in the Toy Industry
19:47

Adobe’s 2nd-quarter revenue rose 25% sending shares higher. Winnebago’s 3rd-quarter report showed improving margins. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes those stories as well as the on-again-off-again deal between Mattel and MGA Entertainment. Plus, we look forward to this weekend’s opening of “Toy Story 4.”

 

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Jun 19, 2019
Facebook Launches Zuck Bucks
21:14

Facebook unveils its new digital currency. Sotheby’s goes private. And a new bill on Capitol Hill aims to level the playing field for investors. Bill Mann analyzes those stories, as well as the latest food business in Germany and a surprising liquor story from Canada.

 

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Jun 18, 2019
Big Pharma’s Latest Buy
16:05

Pfizer buys Array Biopharma for $11.4 billion, sending shares of Array up 57%. Ron Gross analyzes the acquisition spree among big pharmaceutical companies. Target has a massive outage over the weekend, but we still have a few more questions about why. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag and discuss the latest news from Papa John’s.

 

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Jun 17, 2019
Truist? “We actually thought it was a joke.”
24:27

Lululemon athletica and RH both rise on strong 1st-quarter reports, but MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker is more bullish on one than the other.  Plus, Suntrust and BB&T unveil the name of their recently-merged $66 billion bank and it’s……Truist??? We share our reactions, as well as the business case against the new name. (Tangents include competitive yoga, why the Stanley Cup is the best trophy in North American sports, and how the classic movie “This Is Spinal Tap” relates to the 6th-largest bank in the U.S.)

Jun 13, 2019
Play Time’s Over for D&B
20:34

Dave & Buster’s misses quarterly earnings by one penny and shares drop 22%. Seth Jayson analyzes why a new multi-year low isn’t enough to get him interested in this stock. Plus, we discuss Tesla’s annual meeting, TheStreet.com leaving the public markets, and a preview of Lululemon athletica’s upcoming earnings report.

 

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Jun 12, 2019
Mighty Casey’s Home Run
16:01

Casey’s General Stores hits a new all-time high after blowout 4th-quarter earnings.  Bill Mann analyzes how Casey’s is quietly a threat to McDonald’s. Plus, we discuss Foxconn’s potential move out of China, Wells Fargo’s challenge to find a new CEO, and highlights from FoolFest 2019.

Jun 11, 2019
Merger Monday, Beyond Meat, and Zoom
27:52

United Technologies and Raytheon combine forces to form the second largest aerospace and defense company in the U.S. Salesforce.com buys Tableau Software. Video conferencing technology company Zoom continues its rise. And Canadian cannabis producer Tilray surges on good news.

 

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Jun 10, 2019
GameStop Might Be Done
17:08

GameStop shares fell nearly 40% this morning. Can anything save the video game retailer? Jason Moser analyzes prospects for survival. Plus, we discuss Salesforce.com’s strong 1st-quarter report, augmented reality takeaways from Apple’s WWDC, and share a preview of this year’s FoolFest.

Jun 05, 2019
2 Potential Buyouts
18:34

Box (cloud storage) and Lands’ End (apparel) are two very different businesses, but what do they have in common?  Both are looking like potential buyout opportunities. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the latest quarterly results from Box, Lands’ End and Tiffany. Plus, we celebrate the state of California coming to its collective good senses regarding the health merits of coffee.

Jun 04, 2019
Uncle Sam vs. Alphabet
16:21

The U.S. Department of Justice is going to have a few questions for the folks at Google. Emily Flippen analyzes whether Alphabet should pre-emptively spin off a business and prospects for the stock. Nestle gears up to launch the “Awesome Burger” in the U.S. Plus, Emily shares a couple of stocks she’s going to be focusing on at our upcoming “FoolFest 2019” event and we preview our YouTube Live Q&A!

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Jun 03, 2019
BONUS: Greg Fitzsimmons
43:37

Greg Fitzsimmons is one of the most popular stand-up comedians in America.  Having played in clubs all over the country, Greg has also produced stand-up specials for Netflix and Comedy Central and won multiple Daytime Emmy Awards as a writer on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” He’s also the host of the popular and long-running comedy podcast “Fitzdog Radio”.  In this conversation we discuss the business of comedy, the impact of Netflix, the role of social media, what makes a good comedian, and the worst heckle Greg ever received. 

May 31, 2019
Discount Retail’s Steady Rise
22:10

Dollar Tree and Dollar General report solid 1st quarters. Both stocks rise, with Dollar General’s hitting a 52-week high. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes how both retailers have steadily grown their businesses. Movado Group, on the other hand, is hitting a 52-week low because luxury watches just aren’t selling like they used to. Plus, Bill shares a few things he observed at a recent investment conference in Singapore. (Tangents include great luxury watch scenes in “Trading Places” and “Doctor Strange”, and this weekend’s bonus interview with comedian Greg Fitzsimmons!)

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May 30, 2019
Not All 25% Drops Are The Same
17:52

Canada Goose and Abercrombie & Fitch fall 25% after their latest quarterly reports, but Seth Jayson thinks one of those is an overreaction. It’s a retail-heavy show as we discuss those companies and the treading-water existence of Dick’s Sporting Goods. Plus, Seth shares some helpful tips for working out in hot weather.

 

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May 29, 2019
A Merger of Equals
25:28

Global Payments merges with Total System Services on an all-stock deal worth $21.5 billion. Jason Moser analyzes the deal and shares why Global Payments’ margin for error is getting smaller. Plus, we discuss why Citigroup bailed on the Apple credit card, Facebook’s plans for crypto, and the surprisingly big weekend “Aladdin” had at the box office.

 

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May 28, 2019
Value Traps & Grilling Tips
17:58

Best Buy falls on guidance while L Brands soars after beating very low expectations. Ron Gross analyzes the retail landscape, and we dip into the Fool Mailbag to share experiences getting caught in a value trap. Plus, with the start of summer grilling season this weekend, we offer a few tips to make your summer more delicious.

 

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May 23, 2019
Time to Buy Target?
26:07

Target pops on earnings thanks to strong same-store sales growth. Nordstrom plummets on slowing sales and problems with its loyalty program. And Lowe’s gets hammered after cutting its full-year forecast. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser tackle those stories and discuss the future of retail.

May 22, 2019
Bad News for Traditional Retail
19:58

Matt Koppenheffer returns after a far-too-long absence from the studio to share his thoughts on Warren Buffett in the wake of Berkshire-Hathaway’s latest annual meeting. Ascena Retail Group brings a merciless end to the Dressbarn era by announcing the closure of 650 stores, which triggers an ominous statistic for traditional bricks-and-mortar retail. Plus, Matt discusses his work at MyWalletHero (www.mywallethero.com) and why he’s excited about Beyond Meat’s recent IPO.

 

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May 21, 2019
T-Mobile & Sprint Cleared For Launch
20:49

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai plans to recommend approval of the $26.5 billion-dollar merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. Dan Kline analyzes the future of telecom in a post-merger world. CBS offers to buy Starz from Lionsgate Entertainment in an attempt to add content to its streaming service. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss, for the first time in a long time, Cisco Systems, as well as how HBO plans to compete now that “Game Of Thrones” is over.

May 20, 2019
Apropos of Nothing V: Roman Numerals Strike Back!
01:14:37

We’re back with another non-investing bonus episode!  Hang on as longtime Fool Roger Friedman returns to join MFAM Funds’ Bill Barker and Chris Hill to discuss the relative importance of Roman numerals, cursive writing, and knowing how to drive a stick-shift.  We share summer jobs we had as kids, cities that surprised us (in a good way) and which liquor brands we’d put on Mount Rushmore.  We also discuss “Avengers: Endgame” [SPOILERS], which great movies Roger hasn’t seen yet, and the amazing game producer Dan Boyd used to play with his father. 

May 18, 2019
Berkshire Shuffles Its Deck
16:25

Walmart’s stock approaches an all-time high after same-store sales growth in the 1st quarter was the strongest in nearly a decade.  Seth Jayson analyzes Walmart’s ability to steadily improve e-commerce sales. SpaceX gets ready to launch satellites with an aim towards building a high-speed internet network. And with Berkshire-Hathaway’s latest 13-F filing, we discuss Warren Buffett and his team buying Amazon, selling Phillips 66, and trimming its position in Southwest Airlines.

 

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May 16, 2019
“The hype cycle is REAL.”
13:49

E-commerce giant Alibaba posted strong 4th-quarter results. So why isn’t the stock moving? Emily Flippen analyzes the report and shares why she thinks Alibaba has a lot of runway ahead of it.  We discuss the latest quarterly reports from Tilray and Aurora Cannabis, and Emily warns investors to look beyond pure-play marijuana producers. Plus, with Tim Horton’s adding Beyond Meat options to its menu we debate the future of the meat-substitute industry.

May 15, 2019
Walmart’s Big Delivery
19:36

Walmart announces free next-day delivery on its most popular items. Disney takes control of Hulu. And Ralph Lauren reports some unfashionable numbers for North America. Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser discusses those stories and weighs in on the future of NBC’s streaming service.

 

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May 14, 2019
SCOTUS Rules Against Apple
26:03

The Supreme Court rules 5-4 that a lawsuit against how Apple manages its App store can proceed. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the potential damage. Plus, we discuss Uber’s 2nd day of trading, how the latest in the US-China trade war is affecting the market, and Bed Bath & Beyond’s sudden need for a new CEO.

May 13, 2019
Is Roku for Real?
25:23

Shares of Roku surge on earnings. The video streaming device company added more than 2 million subscribers but is not profitable. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss the future of Roku, weigh in on earnings from Disney and Etsy, and talk about the potential for a Facebook break-up.

 

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May 09, 2019
Swiping Right on Match Group
25:42

Match Group shares hit an all-time high after a stellar 1st-quarter report. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes Match Group’s growing strength and how crucial Tinder is to the business. Lyft shares hit a new low after its first-ever quarterly report features a loss of over $1 billion. Wendy’s and Papa John’s produce similar 1st-quarter reports in that both chains are facing challenges (albeit different ones). Plus, we preview this weekend’s bonus episode of MarketFoolery!

 

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May 08, 2019
Meat, Beyond Meat, and Free Beer
14:52

Tyson Foods gets ready to take on Beyond Meat. Emily Flippen analyzes the future of plant-based meat substitutes and shares why even free beer promotions won’t help SeaWorld Entertainment in a meaningful way. Plus, we discuss Planet Fitness’ plan to open 225 new gyms this year and how they’ve sustained 12 straight years of sales growth.

 

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May 07, 2019
“It’s not an easy business.”
20:30

Now that the dust has settled from Berkshire-Hathaway’s annual meeting, Kraft Heinz would like to restate some earnings and Warren Buffett would like to remind Elon Musk about the relative difficulty of the insurance industry. Jason Moser analyzes why Kraft Heinz has more problems that its accounting and why Tesla’s new business is facing challenges. Starbucks got some surprising publicity that it couldn’t have bought if it wanted to. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to consider the downside of index funds.

 

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May 06, 2019
A Good Fit for Investors?
24:59

Under Armour rises on strong international sales. Fitbit scores with its smartwatches. Eventbrite tumbles on growing losses. And Tesla raises more money. Analysts Andy Cross and Emily Flippen discuss those stories and talk Square and the war on cash.

May 02, 2019
Apple’s Back in Club Trillion
21:24

Apple’s latest quarter (and dividend hike) were enough to push the company’s market cap over $1 trillion again. Aaron Bush analyzes how Apple’s focus on its services division is going. Shopify’s shares rise 10% after 1st-quarter revenue growth impresses Wall Street. Plus, we share takeaways from Facebook’s developer conference and marvel and how Yum China increased sales at its KFC locations.

May 01, 2019
Alphabet Slides, McDonald’s Glides
24:36

Alphabet’s ad revenue growth slows down in the 1st quarter and $70 billion gets shaved off the company’s market cap. General Electric shares rise after the company loses less money than expected. McDonald’s and Texas Roadhouse post similar same-store sales growth in their respective 1st quarters, but only McDonald’s sees its stock rise. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes those stories and shares why McDonald’s decisions around bacon and donut fries paid off. Plus, we preview our next “Apropos Of Nothing” episode!

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Apr 30, 2019
The Ripple Effect of “Avengers: Endgame”
13:38

With an opening weekend record $1.2 billion in box office receipts, “Avengers: Endgame” not only rules the movie industry but also sets Disney up for the launch of Disney+ and higher sales in its consumer products division. Spotify hits 100 million paying subscribers. And 1st-quarter results for Restaurant Brands International were affected by weather. (Yes, really.) Abi Malin analyzes those stories and shares what she’ll be watching when Alphabet reports after the closing bell.

Apr 29, 2019
Meet The MVFs (Most Valuable Franchises)
20:40

Facebook posts record profits in the 1st quarter, while Microsoft’s 3rd-quarter report pushes its stock to a new all-time high. Bill Mann analyzes the latest for these two tech behemoths and shares why Microsoft has the most valuable recurring-revenue franchises in the world. Plus, we wonder why Tesla shares aren’t falling further after posting a big loss in the 1st quarter, and try to make sense of Chevron and Occidental Petroleum making competing bids for Anadarko Petroleum.

Apr 25, 2019
ALWAYS Look Past The Headline
16:30

iRobot’s 1st-quarter profits came in higher than expected, but shares are falling 20%. Ron Gross analyzes the results and shares how looking past the headline can explain iRobot’s rough day. Domino’s Pizza shares pop despite the slowest same-store sales growth in more than 5 years. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the link between market highs and IPO offerings.

 

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Apr 24, 2019
Twitter’s Pop and Hasbro’s Buzz
23:52

Twitter and Hasbro pop on strong 1st-quarter results. Procter & Gamble increases its dividend for the 63 year in a row. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to get some on-the-ground research from Burger King’s “Impossible Whopper” test in the greater St. Louis area.
(Tangents include Bill’s upcoming trip to Singapore, investing in addiction, and how our listeners compare to listeners of other business news podcasts.)

Apr 23, 2019
Samsung (Smartly) Postpones Release of Galaxy Fold
15:32

If you were looking forward to Samsung’s event on Wednesday unveiling its new Galaxy smartphone with a foldable display, bad news. Samsung postponed the event after early reviews of the device were much worse than expected. Seth Jayson analyzes the potential ripple effects and shares why Samsung made the right move. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss buying stocks with high valuations and Seth shares why he’s watching consumer goods stocks this earnings season.

 

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Apr 22, 2019
Prescription for Success?
24:28

Shares of Johnson & Johnson rise on strong earnings and strong growth in prescription drug sales. AT&T unloads its stake in Hulu. And Walmart announces a fashionable partnership with Kidbox. Analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share some fashion hits and misses.   Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to Linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.

 

Apr 16, 2019
Trash, Turnarounds, and Tiger
18:27

Waste Management buys Advanced Disposal Services for $3 billion in cash. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross talk about the big deal with trash and evaluate the prospects of Waste Management’s market-beating stock. Plus, we discuss Best Buy’s new CEO and take stock in Tiger Woods’ big win at the Masters.   Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to Linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.

 

 

Apr 15, 2019
PagerDuty Sends a Message to Wall Street
21:53

Software company PagerDuty soars in its Wall Street debut. Tesla slips on news about its Gigafactory. And Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos challenges the competition. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stories and debate the merits of Paramount's planned prequel to Grease.

Apr 11, 2019
Delta, JetBlue, and Pricy Jeans
13:53

Delta Air Lines posts a strong 1st quarter.  Analyst Emily Flippen shares why she’s not surprised, and why JetBlue’s reported move to transatlantic routes is a smart one. Levi Strauss delivers its first quarterly report as a public company, but we can’t get over how expensive it looks. Plus, with earnings season getting ready to heat up Emily shares why she’s looking forward to the latest report from Atlassian.

Apr 10, 2019
“Are we talking about GE or GM?”
22:41

Bank of America announces its raising its own minimum wage to $20 an hour. Conveniently, this news comes 24 hours before BofA’s CEO appears (along with other bank CEOS) before the House Financial Services Committee.  MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes that news, Cerner Corp’s new board members, and Kellogg’s selling off its cookie brands.  Plus, as we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss value stocks you’ll notice we spend a bit of time talking about General Electric when we really mean General Motors.  (Thanks in advance for your patience.)

Apr 09, 2019
Pinterest’s Price, Sports Betting’s Growth
18:55

Pinterest prices its IPO range at $15 - 17 a share. Dan Kline analyzes the conservative price and shares why management’s taking the long view could pay off big for future shareholders. As the NCAA men’s basketball championship game gets ready to tip off, we discuss the rise of sports betting and which businesses stand poised to benefit. Plus, we tip our jester caps to Proctor & Gamble hitting a new all-time high as it enters its 62nd straight year of raising its dividend!

 

Apr 08, 2019
Tesla’s Double Trouble
18:07

Shares of Tesla slip on slowing sales as a federal judge begins hearings on whether Elon Musk violated a fraud agreement. And Constellation Brands gets a boost from beer as it unloads some wine. Analysts Andy Cross and Emily Flippen discuss those stories and weigh in on Warren Buffett’s next big acquisition. 

Apr 04, 2019
GameStop CEOs 5, Shareholders 0
17:48

GameStop shares fall after warning of a loss in the current quarter. Will the company’s 5th CEO in just over a year have the answers? Emily Flippen analyzes the troubled video game retailer, as well as the latest results from Dave & Buster’s. Plus, we discuss the rise of meatless companies, the FDA’s upcoming hearing on legalizing CBD, and more.

 

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Apr 03, 2019
As Delta Goes, So Go Airline Stocks
16:52

Delta Air Lines raised guidance on next week’s earnings report, which sent shares of all major U.S. airlines higher. Bill Mann analyzes the rationale for the ripple effect and shares the one airline stock he owns. (Hint: It’s not in the U.S.) We discuss Lyft’s suddenly-challenged stock price and the potential effect on Uber’s upcoming IPO.  Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to talk about cash, as well as our April Fool’s Day episode.

Apr 02, 2019
2 Stocks Hitting New Highs
14:53

Roman Financial crushes 4th-quarter results sending the stock up 10%. Shares of McCloskey Holdings (aka, “the next Baby Berkshire”) hit an all-time high. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the latest founder-led businesses hitting new highs.  Plus, we discuss the latest hot IPO and whether investors should jump in now or wait for a pullback.

 

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Apr 01, 2019
Fashion Stocks Rising
30:26

Lululemon athletica hits a new all-time high while shares of PVH Corp. (parent company of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger) pop 15%. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker compares the two apparel companies and analyzes the relative valuations of their stocks. Plus, we discuss the latest results from Five Below and dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss long-term shorting.

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Mar 28, 2019
Southwest’s Max Challenge
18:32

Southwest Airlines cuts its first-quarter forecast due to the grounding of its 737 Max fleet. Tesla’s new chairman defends Elon Musk’s Twitter habit. And Facebook and Google discover the danger in paying bills. Motley Fool analyst Bill Mann discusses those stories and explains the significance of the inverted yield curve.

Mar 27, 2019
Activists to Board: “Everybody out!”
16:46

Bed Bath & Beyond shares pop 25% as activist groups look to clean house.  Abi Malin analyzes the role short-selling plays in today’s stock move, as well as how spinoffs could lead to a brighter future for the challenged retailer. Plus, we share our reactions to Apple’s big event and discuss McDonald’s biggest acquisition in 20 years.

 

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Mar 26, 2019
3 Unicorns Going Public
23:21

Pinterest filed their S-1. Lyft’s IPO is Friday. And Uber is buying ride-sharing company Careem Networks for $3 billion. Jason Moser analyzes all three unicorns as they prepare for the public markets. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss global payments businesses Klarna and AfterPay Touch, as well as sharing what we’re hoping to see in Apple’s big event.

Mar 25, 2019
The Lollipop War Has Begun
17:51

Biogen falls 30% after halting trials for its Alzheimer’s drug. Healthcare analyst (and Industry Focus host) Shannon Jones discusses potential next moves for the suddenly-embattled pharmaceutical company. CVS starts selling cannabis products in eight states. Plus, a federal judge sides with the maker of Dum Dum lollipops in a battle against Tootsie Roll.

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Mar 21, 2019
FedEx, Brexit, and Levi’s IPO
21:57

FedEx shares fall as it deals with Brexit, the threat of Amazon, and a whole lot more. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the near-term future for FedEx, as well as the latest results from General Mills.  Plus, we discuss Levi’s impending IPO.  (Tangents include competitive dock-jumping, breakfast cereals, and Bad Idea Jeans.)

Mar 20, 2019
The Challenges of Investing in Cannabis
24:14

Tilray reports a wider-than-expected loss but sales more than double. Should investors take stock in the Canadian cannabis producer? What’s the best way to invest in the cannabis space? Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Emily Flippen tackle those questions and talk Apple, Netflix, and the future of video.

 

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Mar 19, 2019
Uber’s Foggy Future
18:24

“It’s like trying to run a race in the fog.”  That’s how senior analyst Seth Jayson describes trying to predict how Uber and Lyft will get to profitability.  We discuss those businesses in advance of their impending IPOs, plus we sift through the wreckage of 4th-quarter reports from Overstock.com and Lumber Liquidators.

Mar 18, 2019
Bad Suits & Blazing Saddles
21:38

Dollar General falls despite a relatively strong 4th-quarter report.  Tailored Brands (parent company of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank) falls 25% after same-store sales in the 4th quarter fall.  MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes those stories and shares why Tailored Brands is not a buying opportunity.  Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss reverse stock splits and the Fool 100 Index.  (Tangents include award-winning pies and the classic film “Blazing Saddles”.)

Mar 14, 2019
2 Video Game Stocks We Like Right Now
20:14

Aurora Cannabis pops 10% when a famous activist investor enters the scene.  Aaron Bush shares how he views activist investing and why he’s not buying Aurora Cannabis on this news. Plus we discuss Spotify’s complaint against Apple Music and dip into the Fool Mailbag to examine the best ways to invest in video games and the rise of esports.

Mar 13, 2019
Will Stitch Fix Continue to Deliver?
18:31

Stitch Fix surges on strong earnings and upbeat guidance. Will the personalized apparel company continue to deliver for investors? Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross tackle that question, delve into earnings from Dick’s Sporting Goods, and celebrate the 30th birthday of the World Wide Web. 

Mar 12, 2019
$30 Billion in Gold
18:03

Boeing shares fall after another deadly crash involving its 737 Max 8 aircraft. Taylor Muckerman analyzes the challenges for Boeing, as well as a big merger in the gold mining industry between Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining. Plus, we discuss innovations in professional baseball with producer Dan Boyd sharing his strong opinions from behind the glass.

Mar 11, 2019
Can Facebook Pivot to Privacy?
20:08

In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook wanted to become a "privacy-focused communications platform." What would a move toward privacy mean for investors?  Analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss Facebook’s need for privacy and dig into earnings news from Barnes & Noble and Kroger.

Mar 07, 2019
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Abercrombie & Fitch?
16:48

Abercrombie & Fitch rises 20% on better-than-expected earnings. So why isn’t analyst Emily Flippen impressed? We discuss the challenged apparel retailer’s future, along with the latest earnings from Dollar Tree, Brown-Forman, and NIO (the “Tesla of China”).

 

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Mar 06, 2019
The State of Food Delivery
19:58

Target rises on strong holiday results. Salesforce.com falls on guidance (not results). Abi Malin discusses those stories, analyzes the current landscape for food delivery stocks, and shares her Fat Tuesday experiences.

Mar 05, 2019
Old Navy, New IPO
25:15

Gap prepares to spin off Old Navy into a separate public company. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes Gap’s stagnant revenue growth over the past 15 years and shares why Old Navy has earned a higher multiple from investors. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss shorting stocks, a potential acquisition of FedEx, and how our “Apropos Of Nothing” episodes are actually not that bad!  (Tangent’s include Bill’s birthday, medical school teachings about coffee, Christopher Walken’s dance moves, and more.)

 

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Mar 04, 2019
Laura Adams (aka, “Money Girl”)
15:34

Laura Adams became the first star of financial podcasting in 2008 when she started hosting the “Money Girl” podcast.  An award-winning writer and personal finance expert, Laura sits down with Chris Hill to discuss her origins in finance, how she got started in podcasting, which financial headlines give her cause for concern, and much more.


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Mar 01, 2019
Can Oprah Save Weight Watchers?
18:14

WW, the company formerly known as Weight Watchers, craters on disappointing earnings. Can WW investor and spokesperson Oprah Winfrey help right the ship?

Motley Fool analyst Ron Gross tackles that question, digs into better-than-expected earnings from Best Buy, and talks about the latest from biotech company, CRISPR.

 

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Feb 27, 2019
Etsy: The Cutest Monster on Wall Street
15:21

A federal judge gives Tesla CEO Elon Musk a March 11th deadline.  Bill Mann analyzes the latest in the ongoing saga of Musk, his company, and one of the most hotly-debated stocks in the public markets. We admit we thought Etsy’s business was cute but after its latest blowout earnings we’re thinking otherwise.  Plus, we discuss the latest in the U.S.-China trade debate.

Feb 26, 2019
A Letter from Mr. Buffett
15:25

Berkshire-Hathaway posted a loss in the 4th quarter. Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross analyzes Warren Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders and shares why a new acquisition probably won’t happen in 2019. Plus, we delve into GE’s $21 billion sale of its biopharma unit to Danaher, and dip into the Fool Mailbag.

 

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Feb 25, 2019
Is Facebook Undervalued?
11:38

Domino’s delivers solid 4th-quarter results, but shares fall. Meanwhile Boston Beer pops 11% on strong profits and optimism for 2019. Emily Flippen analyzes those stories, and we dip into the Fool Mailbag to ponder Facebook’s valuation.

 

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Feb 21, 2019
The Restaurant To Watch
22:46

Texas Roadhouse posts solid comps growth in the 4th quarter. David Kretzmann analyzes why the management team is just one reason he likes this restaurant. Plus, we discuss Tesla’s latest executive departure and dip into the Fool Mailbag.

 

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Feb 20, 2019
Walmart Delivers
15:49

Walmart reports strong quarterly earnings fueled by toys, groceries, and e-commerce. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser take stock in Walmart’s happy holidays, discuss Alphabet’s new investment in the war on cash, and weigh in on a Facebook rival to Alexa and Siri.

 

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Feb 19, 2019
Sex, Coke, and Video Streaming
19:36

Coca-Cola shares have their worst day in over a decade. Apple gets ready to launch a video streaming service. Jim Mueller analyzes those stories and answers the timeless question, “How many stocks should someone have in their portfolio?”  Plus we discuss a survey about Americans’ attitudes towards Netflix, including how many would choose Netflix over sex.

Feb 14, 2019
Avengers vs. Frozen 2 vs. Star Wars
25:45

TripAdvisor stumbles, while Activision Blizzard gives shareholders their first good day in a while. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the latest earnings from those two companies, and discusses Wall Street’s impact on the upcoming baseball season. Plus, Disney gives shareholders a reason to smile as it drops the first teaser trailer for “Frozen 2”.  (Tangents include producer Dan Boyd’s array of skills, which Disney movie will make the most money, and MarketFoolery’s end date.)

 

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Feb 13, 2019
Is Amazon Becoming Facebook?
27:26

A Bank of America Merrill Lynch Survey finds that professional investors took their highest cash positions in 10 years during the month of January. Ellie Mae gets acquired. And Amazon buys the router company Eero and stirs up privacy concerns. Analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser dig into those stories, talk Shopify and Under Armour earnings, and go to school on educational technology company Chegg.

Feb 12, 2019
Expect More Bank Deals
12:34

Morgan Stanley buys Solium Capital for $900 million. Abi Malin analyzes why the deal makes sense for Morgan Stanley and shares why investors should expect more deals in the banking industry.  Plus we look at the latest results from Restaurant Brands International and dip into the Fool Mailbag.

 

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Feb 11, 2019
The Bank Merger You Didn’t Know You Wanted
15:34

SunTrust and BB&T team up to create the 6th-largest bank in America.  Bill Mann analyzes the deal and shares why he’s optimistic about the combined entity’s future. Plus, we discuss Twitter’s 4th-quarter disappointment and Chipotle’s surprising comps growth in its own 4th quarter.

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Feb 07, 2019
Snap’s Pop
18:43

Snap shares pop 27%, so why aren’t we more encouraged? David Kretzmann analyzes the social media company’s struggles and shares why time is running out for Snap to succeed. Disney’s 1st-quarter results come in higher than expected, but all eyes are on the company’s streaming services. Plus, David shares investing takeaways from his trip Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Feb 06, 2019
Speed Bump on Alphabet Street
14:26

Despite 4th-quarter revenue of more than $39 billion, shares of Alphabet fell due to concerns about spending. Emily Flippen analyzes the latest results and shares why the cloud business bears watching. Plus, we discuss Viacom’s new deal with Netflix, preview Disney’s upcoming earnings, and share some programming news of our own.

 

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Feb 05, 2019
Pizza & Beer, with a Side of Clorox
24:35

After the Super Bowl, isn’t it appropriate that Papa John’s is in the news? MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the ongoing drama with Papa John’s, as well as the latest earnings report from Clorox. “Merger Monday” lives up to its name as Ultimate Software is acquired in an all-cash deal worth $11 billion. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss dividend reinvestment strategies, and debate the ripple effects of a single beer commercial during the Super Bowl.  (Tangents include charcoal brands and how seriously Anheuser-Busch InBev takes their marketing.)

Feb 04, 2019
Facebook, PayPal, and 2 Execs on the Move
19:01

Facebook shares have their biggest post-earnings rise in 3 years, Apple bans a Facebook research app from its store. PayPal’s costs are rising, but its 4th-quarter report gives investors plenty of reasons for optimism. Tesla’s CFO is leaving while Intel’s interim CEO gets the “interim” tag removed. Jim Mueller analyzes those stories, and shares how he looks at a company’s management when he’s evaluating the business.

Jan 31, 2019
Apple’s Second Act?
19:16

Shares of Apple rise on earnings despite declining iPhone sales. Apple disclosed that the total number of iPhones worldwide is 900 million. But what do declining iPhone sales mean for investors? Does Apple need a second act? Analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser tackle those questions, dig into SiriusXM earnings, and debate whether there’s life after Howard Stern.

Jan 30, 2019
Huawei? Meet the U.S. Justice Dept.
17:45

Verizon closes out the fiscal year with a whimper, not a bang. PG&E’s stock rise after the California utility files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Bill Mann analyzes those stories, and shares why the U.S. Department of Justice is not messing around with its indictment of Huawei and the company’s CFO. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the deadly disaster in Brazil that involves Vale, the world’s largest iron-ore miner.

Jan 29, 2019
The China Hits Keep On Coming
14:37

NVIDIA shares take a hit after the chipmaker warns quarterly revenue will drop because of the economic slowdown in China. Caterpillar drags down the Dow after 4th-quarter sales came in lower due to (wait for it!) lower demand in China. Emily Flippen analyzes the results and shares why NVIDIA has more challenges than just the ones in China. Now that the federal government is open for business again we discuss how many companies will use the month-long shutdown as an excuse for future misses. Plus, producer Dan Boyd weighs in with the results of this morning’s taste test of the new limited-edition Oreos.

Jan 28, 2019
Airlines Soar While McCormick Loses Some Spice
21:04

JetBlue, Alaska Air, Southwest, and American Airlines all saw their stocks take off today on the latest batch of earnings. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes this cyclical industry, as well as McCormick’s disappointing 4th-quarter report. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the relative price swings of individual stocks. (Tangents include phases of the moon, the baseball Hall of Fame, and the latest limited-edition Oreos.)

 

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Jan 24, 2019
IBM, Comcast, and eBay’s Quandary
16:17

Big Blue shares pop on a good 4th-quarter report and guidance for 2019. Aaron Bush analyzes the challenges facing IBM and warns investors not to get too excited. Plus, we discuss Comcast’s latest results and the activist shareholders pushing for more spinoffs from eBay.

Jan 23, 2019
Investor’s Guide to Oscar Nominations
15:00

What happens with a board of directors suddenly backs out of a deal? In the case of Arconic, the aluminum parts manufacturer, one result is shares hitting a 30-year low. Taylor Muckerman analyzes the prospects for a rebound and shares why investors are right to be unsettled. Plus, we discuss restaurants that are bucking the current trend of lowering guidance and share an investor’s guide to this mornings Academy Awards nominations.

 

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Jan 22, 2019
“Thank you, Jack Bogle.”
19:06

Bill Mann and Chris Hill celebrate the life and legacy of Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard and creator of the first index fund.

Jan 17, 2019
Big Deals and Snap Judgements
20:20

Financial technology provider Fiserv announces plans to buy payment processor First Data in a $22 billion all-stock deal. United flies higher on strong earnings. Snap sinks on news that its CFO is leaving after only 8 months on the job. And McDonalds loses a Big Mac battle. Analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser tackle those stories and talk about some surprising news from Apple. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.

Jan 16, 2019
5 Conference Calls Investors Should Listen To
17:28

JP Morgan Chase misses quarterly results for the first time in nearly 4 years, but it’s CEO Jamie Dimon’s comments that have our attention. Bryan Hinmon, chief investment officer at MFAM Funds, analyzes Dimon’s current view of the U.S. economy. Bryan also shares why Mastercard and Fastenal are two of the five quarterly conference calls he always makes time to listen to. Plus, we discuss Netflix raising prices and the ripple effects of their decision.

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Jan 15, 2019
WWE & the Future of Sports Media Rights
19:17

Lululemon raises guidance after a surprisingly good holiday quarter. Gannett pops 20% on a takeover bid. PG&E files for bankruptcy as the stock price craters. Dan Kline analyzes those stories, shares why World Wrestling Entertainment is one of the few stocks he owns, and discusses the future of sports media rights.

 

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Jan 14, 2019
Is Macy’s a Bargain?
19:35

Shares of Macy’s plummet on disappointing holiday sales. Is Macy’s a bargain or should buyers beware? Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross tackle that question and discuss earnings news from Target and Bed, Bath, & Beyond.

Jan 10, 2019
Guidance? We don’t need no stinking guidance!
19:01

Constellation Brands falls after lowering guidance for 2019 thanks to a write-down in its investment in Canopy Growth. Lennar wraps up its fiscal year by deferring guidance altogether. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the beverage and housing industries. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag in search of coffee stocks.

 

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Jan 09, 2019
2 CEOs to Watch This Year
17:59

Why is Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross watching the financial industry this year? We discuss stocks his radar and two CEOs investors would do well to keep an eye on. Plus, Andy weighs in with reckless predictions about business and sports!

Jan 08, 2019
Golden Globes & the Switzerland of Video Streaming
15:54

Roku rises more than 20% on strong pre-earnings data. Seth Jayson shares why he compares Roku to Switzerland and analyzes the video streaming landscape for investors. Plus, we share takeaways from last night’s Golden Globe awards and Seth talks about the importance of having a “temperament edge.”

 

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Jan 07, 2019
“Dear Apple shareholders...”
23:24

Apple falls after CEO Tim Cook lowers revenue guidance for the 1st quarter. Bristol-Myers Squibb gives Celgene shareholders $74 billion reasons to smile. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the latest headlines and what it means for investors. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss investing for your (adult) children. (Tangents include company rebranding fails, Harry Potter’s effect on today’s mega-merger, and why Bill hasn’t been in the studio in awhile.)

Jan 03, 2019
Energy & Materials: Two Industries for 2019
19:10

Happy new year? More evidence of an economic slowdown emerges from China. Seth Jayson analyzes the current state of uncertainty in the stock market and shares why he’s taking a closer look at the energy and materials industries this year. Plus, Seth shares why Eagle Materials is on his radar, why he’s not necessarily shying away from restaurant stocks, and why household names like Alphabet, Facebook, and Home Depot look attractive.

Jan 02, 2019
Investing from the Great Beyond
14:24

Imagine finding out that for 35 years you’ve owned shares of one of the biggest companies in America.  Chris Hill wraps up 2018 with a story about his late father and a long-lost stock.  Plus, he shares a few thanks, and a few thoughts on how marathon running and investing are even more alike than previously thought.

Dec 31, 2018
Visa Goes Shopping
20:03

We survived Christmas! Jason Moser analyzes two deals from the world of banking and finance.  Ameris Bancorp merges with Fidelity Southern in a move to strengthen its position in the southeastern United States. Shares of British payment company Earthcorp soar 280% after Visa comes knocking with a check for $250 million. Plus, we discuss the recent volatility and share why investors need to be prepared for more of the same.

Dec 27, 2018
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
12:09

Chris Hill shares a few holiday wishes and thoughts on holiday music, before turning the show over to the late, great Louis Armstrong.

Dec 24, 2018
5 Stocks We Just Bought
21:32

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the 4th time this year. Matt Argersinger analyzes the recent (and continuing) volatility and shares five stocks he has bought recently.  Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to take stock of iQiyi (aka, the “Netflix of China) and Matt shares why he believes Berkshire-Hathaway is as close to a “can’t-miss” stock as exists right now.

 

Holiday Music: “All For Christmas” by Sebastian Forslund

Dec 20, 2018
1st Bear Spotted
18:18

FedEx has its worst day in 10 years. Bill Mann analyzes why the comments of CEO Fred Smith are worthy of every investor’s attention. The Russell 2000 index officially enters bear market territory.  And start-up fintech company Robinhood gets a call from their friendly neighborhood regulator. Plus, Bill shares a key piece of non-investing advice he received on this day 19 years ago.

 

Holiday Music: “Aires De Navidad” by n’klabe

Dec 19, 2018
Fashion Stocks, Anyone?
18:40

Ok seriously, how SHOULD we be thinking about apparel stocks?  Seth Jayson analyzes the landscape and shares why U.S. investors should be paying more attention to what’s happening in Europe.  Plus, more talk about Uxin and we dip into the Fool Mailbag and ponder if shares of Skechers are cheap for a reason or just cheap.

 

Holiday Music: “Let It Snow” by Boys II Men

Dec 18, 2018
Used Cars in China, PayPal, and the Future of Apple
31:35

It's time for another round of Yes, No, or Maybe So. Analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser share two stocks they're bullish on, two stocks they're bearish on, and two stocks they're on the fence about. Emily weighs in on Chinese used car dealer Uxin, JCPenney, and Stitch Fix. And Jason talks PayPal, Zillow, and Apple.

Dec 17, 2018
Tailored Brands Gets Pantsed
30:35

Tailored Brands (parent company of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A Bank) falls 30% on rough guidance. Visa moves to help companies eliminate paper checks. Markel falls when regulators come knocking on the front door. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and shares the two stocks he bought shares of last week. Plus, KFC is selling fried chicken-scented logs for your fireplace, and we’ve got a holiday sale at http://shop.fool.com for the investor in your life!

 

Holiday Music: “O Come, All Ye Faithful“ by Twister Sister

 

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Dec 13, 2018
China's Change of Tune?
26:43

The market gets a boost from a Wall Street Journal report that China is working to increase access for overseas companies. Tencent Music rises in its Wall Street debut. And Dave & Buster’s declines on earnings. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss these stories and talk about Verizon’s broken Oath.

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Dec 12, 2018
Apparel Retail Is Nuts
19:35

Stitch Fix falls 30% on weak 2nd-quarter guidance, while Ascena Retail Group pops 25% on better-than-expected comps. What in the world is going on???  Emily Flippen analyzes the apparel retail landscape and shares why she’s not treating Stitch Fix’s drop as a buying opportunity.  Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to answer two important questions: What’s the rule-of-thumb when your stock gets bought out?  How come ducks don’t get frostbite?

 

Holiday Music: “Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over” by Jack White

 

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Dec 11, 2018
Mission: To Make Online Education Suck Less
21:52

Merger Monday! Tivity Health buys Nutrisystem in a deal that a lot of investors seem to hate. Taylor Muckerman analyzes the numbers and shares why he understands the skepticism. Uber and Lyft file to go public. Plus, Taylor shares some highlights from his recent meetings with executives from Venmo, WW, and 2U.

 

Holiday music: “8 Days (of Hanukkah)” by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

 

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Dec 10, 2018
High-Tech Intrigue and the Price of Friends
26:22

The stock market continues its sell-off. Canada arrests Huawei’s CFO after a request from the U.S. And Netflix pays $100 million for another year of Friends. Motley Fool analysts Bill Mann and Jason Moser discuss those stories and dig into earnings from Kroger.

Dec 06, 2018
Are Index Funds Becoming Dangerous?
24:34

How dangerous are index funds becoming? How bad is Anheuser Busch Inbev’s dividend cut? Those are just two of the questions MFAM Funds’ Bill Barker analyzes as we dip into the Fool Mailbag. We also revisit our recent conversation about James Bond, and pay tribute to the late, great Ricky Jay.

 

Holiday music: “Hanukkah Waltz” by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

 

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Dec 05, 2018
A Recession Indicator Appears
20:54

4th-quarter profits for Toll Brothers soars 62%, but the stock doesn’t respond. Meanwhile RH Holdings (aka, Restoration Hardware) pops on a strong 3rd-quarter report. Emily Flippen analyzes those two companies, and discusses the (potentially) increased likelihood of a recession after the appearance of the inverted yield curve.

 

Holiday music: “Hanukkah on Japonica” by Panorama Jazz Band

 

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Dec 04, 2018
He Said, Xi Said
25:02

A truce in the trade war with China sends stocks higher. Jason Moser analyzes the landscape for investors and discusses the ripple effects of Amazon’s new arrangement with Apple Music. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to answer the question, how much consideration should investors put into a CEO’s pay?

Dec 03, 2018
Han Solo vs. Indiana Jones
01:42:32

We’re back with another non-investing episode!  Strap in as MFAM Funds’ Bill Barker and Chris Hill are joined by longtime Fool (and good friend) Bill Mann to talk about James Bond’s early training and the smallest hill we’re willing to die on.  Plus, we also discuss Bill Mann’s comedy influences, Barker’s death threat, Hill’s origin story movie pitches, and who would win a fight between Han Solo and Indiana Jones.  Producer Dan Boyd weighs in on various topics and kicks off our 4th annual drive to share awesome holiday music with some help from Dropkick Murphys.

Dec 01, 2018
A Tale of Two Retailers
16:36

Abercrombie & Fitch soars while Express falls in the face of a tough holiday quarter. Emily Flippen analyzes the apparel retail industry and shares the secret to Abercrombie & Fitch’s latest success. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the unsexy-yet-profitable world of waste management stocks.

 

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Nov 29, 2018
The Golden Equation
29:17

Tiffany shares have their worst day in nearly 4 years. JM Smucker struggles on several fronts. And shares of Chico’s fall nearly 40%. MFAM Funds analyst Bill Barker discusses those stories and shares how Burlington Stores has found the golden equation for retailers. (Tangents include listeners in Sweden, open jobs at JM Smucker, our idea for a Yukon Cornelius origin story.)

 

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Nov 28, 2018
Big Breakups and Pricier Apples
19:40

United Technologies splits itself into three separate companies. President Trump suggests that the U.S. could impose 10% tariffs on iPhones imported from China. And Amazon says Cyber Monday was its biggest shopping day in history. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stories and indulge in some elevator humor.

 

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Nov 27, 2018
General Motors, Retail Records, and Cannabis Conventions
20:51

General Motors lays off 15% of its employees and scales back production. David Kretzmann analyzes why GM had to make these tough decisions. Black Friday sets a new record for online sales. We discuss why the holiday quarter is so crucial to some retailers. Plus, David shares highlights from attending MJBizCon in Las Vegas.

 

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Nov 26, 2018
Black Friday Can’t Come Soon Enough
27:38

Retails stocks get hammered as Target, Lowe’s and L Brands all report 3rd-quarter earnings. MFAM Funds analyst Bill Barker discusses those companies and tries to make sense of where the opportunities exist (or don’t) for investors. Plus, we preview our upcoming “Apropos Of Nothing” episode and the start of our annual holiday music campaign with producer Dan Boyd!  

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Nov 20, 2018
Business (Not Politics) for Your Thanksgiving
22:48

Looking to steer your Thanksgiving dinner table conversation away from politics?  We’re here to help!

Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser offer perspective on some timely business discussion topics, including seasonal hiring for retail and restaurants, the rise of cord-cutting, and the increasing drama in Facebook’s C-Suite.

Nov 19, 2018
Walmart's Online Surprise
24:51

Walmart reports a 43% growth in e-commerce. Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway reports its ten biggest holdings. And Levi’s considers a return to the public markets. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stories and share a few fashion tips.

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Nov 15, 2018
Chips & Fried Pickles
17:09

With NVIDIA, Western Digital, and Micron Technology all falling in recent days, are chipmakers a buying opportunity or should investors stay away?  Bill Mann analyzes the landscape as we dip into the Fool Mailbag. Plus, we discuss Amazon’s missed opportunity, SurveyMonkey’s 1st report as a public company, and National Pickle Day!

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Nov 14, 2018
Can Someone Explain Home Depot’s Drop?
17:40

Amazon makes it official by selecting NYC and Crystal City for its two new offices. Jim Mueller discusses the process Amazon went through, starting with its list of 20 finalists. Plus, we try to make sense of Home Depot shares falling despite a strong 3rd-quarter report and raising its guidance, and we dip into the Fool Mailbag.

 

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Nov 13, 2018
“I have some breaking news...”
24:29

SAP gives Qualtrics International 8 billion reasons not to go public, and shares of SurveyMonkey rise as a result. Bill Barker from MFAM Funds analyzes the state of SAP, as well as Comcast winning the weekend box office with the new animated version of “The Grinch”.  

(Tangents include monkeys vs. dolphins, the “Arsta Rule”, and Bill’s upcoming appearance on CNBC.)

 

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Nov 12, 2018
To Hedge Or Not To Hedge?
20:43

Mail time! Jason Moser dips into the Fool Mailbag to explain “forward earnings” and discuss whether a hedged ETF is preferable to a non-hedged ETF.  Plus, we wave a fond farewell to the unfortunately-named Oath.

Nov 08, 2018
Investing in Australia
17:39

What’s better than talking to one analyst from Motley Fool Australia?  TWO!  Andrew Leggett and Ed Vesely fly in from Down Under to discuss dividend investing, growth stocks, and why U.S. investors should ignore half of Australia’s public companies. Plus, the guys share why Collins Foods and Afterpay Touch Group are stocks on their radar.

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Nov 07, 2018
About That 2nd Headquarters...
20:40

Marriott falls on tepid 3rd-quarter results and even tepider (is that a word?) guidance. Matt Argersinger analyzes Marriott’s potential and challenges. Bojangles becomes the latest restaurant to be taken private.  Plus, Amazon reportedly has chosen two cities for its new 2nd headquarters.

Nov 06, 2018
Buffett’s Buyback and SeaWorld’s Surprise
23:14

Warren Buffet buys back $12.6 billion in stock. Lowe’s closes 51 stores in the U.S. and Canada. And SeaWorld reports better-than-expected earnings and attendance. Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Emily Flippen discuss those stories.

 

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Nov 05, 2018
Apple Earnings - 1 Thing To Watch
14:12

Fitbit soars on strong 3rd-quarter earnings and increased guidance for the holidays. Spotify falls despite reporting an unexpected 3rd-quarter profit. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Charly Travers analyzes those stories and shares why he’s not going to be focused on iPhone sales when Apple reports after the closing bell.

Nov 01, 2018
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Pizza Hut?
25:12

Yum Brands’ 3rd-quarter report featured strong results from KFC and Taco Bell, while Pizza Hut continues to struggle. Seth Jayson analyzes Yum’s strengths and discusses how Pizza Hut might get out of the doldrums. We look at eBay’s latest quarter and another blue-chip stock cutting its dividend.  Plus, Seth and Chris share a few highlights (and lowlights) from Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon. OORAH!

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Oct 31, 2018
Under Armour Soars, GE Fizzles
14:58

Shares of Under Armour have their biggest pop in a decade, while GE’s latest quarterly results come with 92% cut to the quarterly dividend. Taylor Muckerman analyzes all that plus the latest earnings from BP and the headline-grabbing lawsuit ExxonMobil is facing.

Oct 30, 2018
A Game Changer for IBM?
21:55

IBM agrees to buy Red Hat for $33 billion. Analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser talk about what the deal means for investors and dig into the latest from Amazon and Twitter.

Oct 29, 2018
“Oh look, it’s all red.”
15:19

Another day, another sea of red in the public markets. Bill Mann analyzes the investing landscape and how the narrative is shifting for investors. Bill shares why he’s looking at stocks in Japan. Plus, we discuss Noodles & Company’s 20% drop and wonder if it’s overblown.

Oct 24, 2018
Live from Denver!
11:56

Caterpillar falls more than 7% due to the rising cost of steel.  Aaron Bush and Matt Argersinger analyze the effect that tariffs are (increasingly) having on the markets. Plus, we discuss investing outside the U.S. and dip into the Fool Mailbag to talk spin-offs.

Oct 23, 2018
Hasbro Needs More Elves
24:25

We can’t keep up with demand” was the headline for Hasbro’s 3rd-quarter. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the toymaker’s struggles in the wake of the Toys-R-Us liquidation. Plus, we discuss the latest results from Polaris Industries and dip into the Fool Mailbag to answer a question about shorting stocks. (Tangents include Bill’s own experiences with shorting, Dungeons & Dragons, and potential movies from the Hasbro universe.)

Oct 22, 2018
Why isn’t Visa’s dividend even higher?
22:08

Visa raises its quarterly dividend by four whole cents. Jason Moser analyzes Visa’s history of stock buybacks and compares it to the company’s dividend strategy. Plus, we discuss Travelers’ steady (and completely unsexy) business and the latest activist investor target: Campbell Soup!

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Oct 18, 2018
Netflix, Destroyer of Worlds
17:27

Netflix added 7 million new subscribers, blowing away expectations. Andy Cross analyzes Netflix’s growth and shares how the company is planning to keep a handle on growing costs. Plus, we discuss IBM’s new 52-week low and dip into the Fool Mailbag to offer a few tips on researching company initiatives.

Oct 17, 2018
RIP, Paul Allen
24:49

Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, owned professional sports teams, and made contributed billions to philanthropic efforts.  Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker discusses Allen’s amazing life in and out of Microsoft. Plus, we discuss earnings from both the financial and restaurant industries, and Walmart’s new partnership with Advance Auto Parts.  (Tangents include Bill’s recent trip to Boston and what jobs are available in the state of Maine.)

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Oct 16, 2018
Sears Final Chapter?
13:58

Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Is it the end of the road for the iconic retailer? Analysts Emily Flippen and Matt Argersinger talk about the past, present, and future of Sears and discuss some of the lessons for Amazon and other retailers.

Oct 15, 2018
“Everybody calm down!”
22:55

Take a deep breath, folks. Jeff Fischer stops by the studio to add some perspective on the stock market’s volatility and history of downturns. We discuss Square’s bad week being compounded by the news that CFO Sarah Friar is leaving at the end of the year. Plus, Jeff shares some ideas on how investors can decide for themselves whether it’s time to buy or sell.

Oct 11, 2018
1500th episode? “We’re just getting started.”
22:35

It’s our 1500th episode! Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger analyze the market’s volatility and look for opportunities among falling stock prices. Sears falls 35% as it prepares for bankruptcy. Starbucks gets a new investor. Snap hits a new low as a leaked memo from the CEO makes headlines. Plus, we take a quick look back at where the market was when we started doing MarketFoolery in January 2011.

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Oct 10, 2018
Netflix Takes a Left Turn at Albuquerque
17:44

Alphabet shuts down Goole+, its failed social media platform, after the private data of 500,000 users was exposed. Netflix buys ABQ Studios in New Mexico. Jim Mueller analyzes those stories and shares why he’s watching the ripple effect of tariffs this earnings season.

Oct 09, 2018
Why We’re Watching Margins This Earnings Season
21:47

Facebook has unveiled a new device for the home called Portal. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes Facebook’s entry into the home assistant space. “Venom” had a record-breaking opening weekend at the box office. Plus, Bill shares why he’s watching margins this earnings season. (Tangents include the New York Yankees, Halloween candy, and the prospects for another “Apropos Of Nothing” episode.

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Oct 08, 2018
Barnes & Noble For Sale
18:57

The bookseller’s for sale, but with the price 20% higher today than it was yesterday who’s going to buy? Seth Jayson analyzes Barnes & Noble’s quandary, and the latest results from Constellation Brands. Seth shares why companies facing tariffs (e.g., Titan International) are on his radar this upcoming earnings season, and we share the news of our upcoming listener meetup in Denver!

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Oct 04, 2018
Sweet Music for Investors?
19:25

JC Penney names a new CEO. General Motors and Honda team up on self-driving cars. And China’s largest streaming music service files to go public in the U.S. Analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss these stories and offer some predictions about the future of autonomous vehicles.

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Oct 03, 2018
Does Stitch Fix Need Fixing?
20:10

Stitch Fix falls 30% on 4th-quarter results, so how bad was it? Bill Mann analyzes the damage and shares why he believes now might be the time to buy. Plus, we discuss Pepsi’s latest quarter, Amazon’s wage increase, Diageo’s new whisky (inspired by “Game Of Thrones”), and Bill’s encounter with a soccer legend.

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Oct 02, 2018
Shakeup at GE
20:50

General Electric dumps CEO John Flannery after barely a year on the job. Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser analyze the sudden move, as well as Elon Musk’s settlement with the SEC and Facebook’s latest data challenge. 

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Oct 01, 2018
The “Fun Size” Candy Debate
25:52

Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson stops by the studio one last time to share highlights from Howard Marks’ annual letter, Upwork’s impending IPO, and the relative attractiveness of General Motors’ stock.  Plus, we engage in a surprisingly heated debate over the only question that truly matters this time of year: What’s the deal with “fun size” candy?

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Sep 27, 2018
“We need to go public NOW!”
20:23

Nike’s $10 billion-dollar quarter wasn’t good enough for Wall Street.  KB Home falls despite a better-than-expected 3rd-quarter. And Lyft gets one step closer to going public. Matt Koppenheffer analyzes those stories and more on an episode we recorded before the Federal Reserve’s announcement about interest rates.

Sep 26, 2018
Acquisition Tuesday!
24:22

Michael Kors buys Versace. Inspire Brands buys Sonic. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the latest acquisitions in the apparel retail and restaurant industries. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to recommend a few resources for new investors, and discuss the late-breaking rebrand of Dunkin’ Donuts. (Tangents include company mottos, mergers vs. acquisitions, and tomorrow’s front page news in New England.)

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Sep 25, 2018
SiriusXM Buys Pandora
16:18

SiriusXM buys Pandora for $3.5 billion. Will the deal produce sweet music for investors? Matt Argersinger tackles that question, explains why Disney may want to send Comcast a fruit basket, and shares his favorite airline stock. 

Sep 24, 2018
“You better pack a lunch.”
16:30

Darden Restaurants posts strong 1st-quarter results thanks to Olive Garden. General Electric falls on concerns in the power division. And we dip into the Fool Mailbag to look at Elanco’s IPO, Zoetis and more. Jason Moser analyzes all those stories and gives a preview of Monday’s episode of Industry Focus.

Sep 20, 2018
Time to Buy Chinese Tech Stocks?
14:36

Should Square buy eBay? Is there a downside to diversification? And what the heck is going on with Chinese tech giants like Alibaba and Baidu? Matt Argersinger analyzes those questions as we dip into the Fool Mailbag.

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Sep 19, 2018
Netflix, HBO Bring Home The Gold
15:08

Netflix & HBO dominated last night’s Emmy Awards. Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss the payoff for spending billions on original content. Plus, we analyze the latest results from FedEx, General Mills, and AutoZone, and share a few TV recommendations.

Sep 18, 2018
Tesla's Hellish Progress?
19:35

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says that Tesla has gone from “production hell to delivery logistics hell.” What should investors make of Tesla’s newest "hell"? Analysts Andy Cross and Jim Mueller tackle that question, weigh in on the prospects of an Amazon break-up, and talk Coke and cannabis.

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Sep 17, 2018
WageWorks Has A Numbers Problem
21:25

Shares of WageWorks, the employee benefits administrator, fell 15% after announcing its setting up a special committee to examine an earlier investigation into financial irregularities. (Oh yeah, the chairman of the board also resigned suddenly without comment.) David Kretzmann analyzes the damage and shares why more shoes may be dropping.  Plus, David shares his recent trips to cannabis conferences in Toronto, as well as meeting with executives at MedMen Enterprises. And did we mention we’re hiring??  We are! Check all our job postings at Careers.Fool.com.

Sep 13, 2018
Activision's Battle Royale with Fortnite
16:18

Shares of Activision Blizzard jump on positive reviews for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Will the new Call of Duty, with its Battle Royale mode, kill Fortnite? Motley Fool analyst Aaron Bush tackles that question, weighs in on Alibaba’s big deal in Russia, and talks Netflix vs. HBO. 

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Sep 12, 2018
Stocks for Hurricane Florence
21:57

As Hurricane Florence bears down on the East Coast, we dare to ask the question “Is it possible to make a little money off this thing?” Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker shares which industries investors should be watching beyond the usual suspects (e.g., home improvement stocks). Plus we discuss the latest report from Casey’s General Stores, dip into the Fool Mailbag, and share a few memories from the start of the financial crisis 10 years ago this month.

Sep 11, 2018
Purger Monday
19:50

Forget “Merger Monday”, we’ve got Purger Monday. High-profile executives from Alibaba, CBS Corp., and Snap are heading for the exits and shares of all three companies are headed lower. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the news and share their thoughts on the future of the companies and the stocks. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss how much of your own company’s stock is too much?

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Sep 10, 2018
Is Facebook Really Losing Its Mojo in the U.S.?
27:48

According to a new Pew survey, 26% of Facebook users in the U.S. have deleted the app from their phones over the past year and 54% have adjusted their privacy settings. Jason Moser and David Kretzmann explain what it means for investors, talk cannabis stocks, and weigh in on Snap’s new low.  

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Sep 06, 2018
"That's a good question, Senator..."
21:19

Twitter and Facebook send their leaders to Washington to spend a little quality time with the United States Senate. Motley Fool Asset Management's Bill Barker analyzes the prospects for regulation of the social media giants. Plus, we share the latest update on JD.com's CEO, 2nd-quarter earnings from RH (aka, Restoration Hardware), and another health scare from Kellogg's.

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Sep 05, 2018
The Curious Case of Richard Liu
17:33

Over the weekend Richard Liu, the billionaire CEO of JD.com, was arrested in Minneapolis and later released. As shares of JD.com hit an 18-month low Matt Argersinger analyzes what we know so far and shares how big a factor Liu is in the bull case for the company. Plus we discuss Amazon hitting the $1 trillion market cap mark, Nike shares falling in the wake of its latest ad campaign, and Dunkin’ Donuts pouring salt in the wounds of football fans in Massachusetts.

Sep 04, 2018
The Ascent
14:43

What is The Ascent? After sharing a few thoughts on Coca-Cola’s recent acquisitions, Chris Hill talks with Brendan Byrnes about a new consumer finance site, TheAscent.com. 

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Sep 03, 2018
Trump vs. Google
16:41

Salesforce slips on earnings. President Trump attacks Google. And an NFL linebacker gets indicted for insider trading. Motley Fool analyst Bill Mann tackles those stories and shares an international stock on his radar. Thanks to Molekule for supporting MarketFoolery. Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool”.

Aug 30, 2018
Is Under Armour Falling Out of Fashion?
17:23

Dick’s Sporting Goods blames disappointing earnings on declining Under Armour sales. Amazon readies a rival to Roku. And Microsoft turns Xbox into a subscription service. Analysts Matt Argersinger and Aaron Bush discuss those stories.

Aug 29, 2018
Tiffany Shines
21:52

Tiffany reports strong earnings. Should investors take stock in the iconic jewelry retailer? Andy Cross and Jason Moser talk Tiffany and weigh in on earnings from Best Buy, BJ’s Wholesale, and DSW. Thanks to Molekule for supporting MarketFoolery. Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool”.

Aug 28, 2018
Coffee Drones & Stock Splits
24:25

Tesla decides to remain public. What fallout, if any, awaits Elon Musk?  Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the potential for shareholder lawsuits. We dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss stock splits and investing in children’s entertainment. Plus, IBM now holds the patent on coffee drones!

 

Aug 27, 2018
The Cons & Cons of After Hours Trading
15:34

It’s official! We’re in the longest bull market run in U.S. history.  Matt Argersinger analyzes why this bull market is also surprisingly unloved. Plus, we discuss Alibaba’s 1st-quarter results and dip into the Fool Mailbag to talk about after hours trading.

Aug 23, 2018
Home Improvement: The Strong Get Stronger
15:50

Shares of Lowe’s rise on its 2nd-quarter report and the CEO’s plans for the future. Seth Jayson analyzes how the strength of Lowe’s and Home Depot spells trouble for other companies in the home improvement industry. Plus we discuss Target’s stellar 2nd-quarter report, the relative appeal of Culver’s, and training for the upcoming Marine Corps Marathon.

Aug 22, 2018
Toll Brothers, Tesla, and the Bull Case for Unhealthy Foods
17:28

Luxury home builder Toll Brothers surprised some investors with a strong 3rd-quarter report and increased guidance. Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson digs into the home-buying (and rental) trends that indicate Toll Brothers’ boom may have staying power. Plus, we discuss a survey of Tesla’s suppliers as well as the stock idea Tim picked up on a recent family vacation to western Canada. Thanks to Away for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to awaytravel.com/fool and use the promo code “fool” to get $20 off a suitcase!

Aug 21, 2018
Pepsi Pays Up for SodaStream
19:43

Pepsi pulls the trigger on a $3.2 billion dollar deal for SodaStream. Are they paying too much? Jason Moser analyzes the prospects for success. Plus we discuss adidas teaming up with Twitter on high school football games, and the chances that Bojangles’ is preparing itself for a sale.

Aug 20, 2018
Attention Walmart Shoppers!
13:44

Shares of Walmart pop after the retailer reports its strongest same-store sales growth in a decade. J.C. Penney plummets on bigger-than-expected losses. And China’s second-largest e-commerce company, JD.com, loses steam on revenue concerns. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross weigh in on those stories and take stock in the future of retail.

Aug 16, 2018
Retail, Weed, and Free Beer (Yes, really)
19:05

Macy’s posts a rock-solid 2nd-quarter and raises guidance, so why are shares down? Matt Argersinger analyzes the great recent run Macy’s has had and shares why some investors are jumping ship now. Constellation Brands makes a $4 billion investment in Canopy Growth, one of Canada’s biggest marijuana companies. And Bud Light offers free beer to Cleveland Browns fans, but with one tiny catch. Plus, we discuss the rough year international markets are having, as well as the increasingly frothy private markets. Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool.  Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.      

Aug 15, 2018
Home Depot Crushed It
15:43

After a rough spring, everything’s coming up roses in Home Depot’s 2nd-quarter report. Seth Jayson analyzes the home improvement landscape, as well as the latest earnings from Redfin and Tapestry. Plus we discuss (and applaud) Southwest Airlines’ decision to revise its policy on emotional support animals.

Aug 14, 2018
The Jeans Are Splitting
22:30

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.
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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.
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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!)

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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? 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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. 

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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!

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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.) 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.)

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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.

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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). 
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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
Corrections Favor The Patient
18:10

The market takes another tumble. Industry Focus host Michael Douglass shares why interest rates might be going higher more quickly than some investors thought.  Plus, we discuss Twitter’s surprise 4th-quarter profit, emails from Finland, our listener meet-up from last night, and biotech opportunities for investors.

Feb 09, 2018
Investing in the “Capacity To Suffer”
23:30

Motley Fool Asset Management’s Chief Investment Officer Bryan Hinmon stops by to discuss companies’ “capacity to suffer”, why free cash flow is not automatically a good thing, and how he discovered he was wrong about Tractor Supply. 

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Feb 07, 2018
Who’s Afraid of the Bear?
17:47

After a turbulent couple of days, calm returns to the stock market. Bill Mann analyzes the single security at the center of Monday’s market drop. Plus, we discuss trouble in the House of Lululemon, Tapestry’s turnaround, and the Pringles ad during the Super Bowl.

Feb 06, 2018
Take A Deep Breath
21:33

IS IT TIME TO PANIC???  Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman share why, despite the Dow falling 4-5% in the last week, investors need to take a deep breath and separate the signal from the noise. Plus, we discuss the latest retailer to declare bankruptcy, Janet Yellen dropping the mic on Wells Fargo, and memorable Super Bowl ads.

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Feb 05, 2018
Apropos Of Nothing 3: Let The Games Begin!
01:05:31

We’re back with another non-investing bonus episode! Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker and Chris Hill are joined by longtime producer Mac Greer to talk about the Winter Olympics, Olympic-themed movies, and the history of Motley Fool radio. Plus, we talk about Bill’s connection to the “Miracle on Ice”, traditional skijoring, Mac’s Mt. Rushmore of comedy, why tug-of-war needs to be an Olympic sport, and more.

Feb 02, 2018
Don’t Fear All-Time Highs
20:32

Shares of Facebook and Microsoft hit all-time highs after their latest earnings reports.  Ron Gross analyzes the results and shares his thoughts on quarterly conference calls.

 

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Feb 01, 2018
EA, Align, and the Fool 100
13:37

Electronic Arts hits a new all-time high. Align Technology falls slightly, but is the timing of its conference call to blame? Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson analyzes those stories and provides an update on the Fool 100 Index.  For more details go to www.fool100.com

Jan 31, 2018
Healthcare’s Latest Game Changer
21:46

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase announce a partnership aimed at cutting health care costs and improving services for employees. What will the deal mean for investors? Jason Moser and David Kretzmann tackle that question, dig into McDonald’s earnings, and kick the tires on Waymo’s new ride. Thanks to LegalZoom for supporting The Motley Fool.

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Jan 30, 2018
Merger Monday: Beverage Edition
19:44

Dr. Pepper Snapple teams up with Keurig Green Mountain. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the deal, as well as Lowe’s new $5 billion stock buyback plan and the disappointing news on U.S. consumer savings.  Plus, we unveil The Motley Fool’s $10,000 College Student Award! For more details go to www.fool.com/competition.

Jan 29, 2018
Meanwhile, in Hong Kong...
25:45

Brian Richards, head of Motley Fool Asia, returns from his trip to Hong Kong and Tokyo to share his observations about bitcoin, the “4-3-2-1” method of investing, and more.

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Jan 25, 2018
Baidu’s Big Tease
16:39

Comcast reports strong earnings and hikes its dividend. And Baidu hints at a new deal with Netflix. David Kretzmann and Matt Argersinger talk about those stories and weigh in on the coming battle between Disney and Netflix.

Jan 24, 2018
Netflix Crushes Expectations (Again)
22:47

Netflix soars after 4th-quarter subscriber growth surprised even them. Jim Mueller and Abi Malin analyze Netflix’s potential (and perils) over the next couple of years. Plus, we discuss Tesla’s new compensation plan for CEO Elon Musk, Johnson & Johnson’s not-as-bad-as-it-seems 4th-quarter loss, our listener meet-up in San Francisco, and movie recommendations!

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Jan 23, 2018
The BAE Episode (Biotech, Apparel, Energy)
17:26

Celgene buys Juno Theraputics. Halliburton delivers results in the 4th quarter and optimism for 2018.  Abercrombie & Fitch soars 10% on a better-than-expected holiday season. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze those stories and discuss opportunities in the energy industry.

Jan 22, 2018
Of Course There’s a CoffeeCoin
17:19

In a rare Friday episode, Bill Mann shares why he believes Amazon will pick Atlanta for its 2nd headquarters. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss buying at the top, bitcoin scenarios, and why Pringles needs better distribution.

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Jan 19, 2018
Apple’s Big Homecoming
18:53

Apple announces plans to invest 350 billion in the U.S. over the next 5 years. And the company says it will pay a one-time repatriation tax of 38 billion dollars on its overseas cash holdings. Analysts Ron Gross and Jeff Fischer weigh in on the Apple news, crypto hacking, and the finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters.

Jan 18, 2018
GE So Crazy
32:09

A break-up of General Electric??  Shares of GE approach a 6-year low on reports CEO John Flannery is considering it. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker shares why breaking up GE might not be easy or smart.  Nestle sells its U.S. candy business.  Papa John’s is looking for a new CEO. And shares of Tiffany hit a new high on strong holiday sales, thanks to a $450 silver ruler.  (Tangents include The Bob Newhart Show and stupid money.)

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Jan 17, 2018
The Day CES Died
19:16

David Kretzmann returns from Las Vegas to share insights from CES. We discuss the latest in autonomous driving, drones, and more.  Plus, David shares the biggest change from last year’s CES, what happened during the blackout, and why we might be close to having a ping-pong playing robot at Fool Global HQ.

Jan 16, 2018
The Question of Leverage
26:26

KB Home and Delta Air Lines hit new highs on 4th-quarter results. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the results. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to consider the question of leverage. We also preview this weekend’s radio show and provide an update on the podcast shop! (http://shop.fool.com)   

(Tangents include the “Coffee Achievers”, state licensing, and owning your own airline.)

 

Jan 11, 2018
The 130-Year-Old Growth Stock?
19:52

Shares of Eastman Kodak soar after the company announces a cryptocurrency for photographers. Warren Buffett moves closer to a successor. And Domino’s CEO announces plans to step down. Matt Argersinger and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on reports that Facebook is getting into the home device market.

 

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Jan 10, 2018
Target’s Promise & Peril
14:12

Target shares rise on strong holiday sales. Matt Argersinger analyzes the results and shares why Target’s e-commerce sales need to be even higher. Plus, Matt shares his preview for 2018 and we get an update on the race to a $1 trillion market cap.

Jan 09, 2018
1 Holiday Winner, 1 Holiday Loser
21:55

Kohl’s hits a 52-week high after a strong holiday report, while GoPro shares fall 30% after a litany of bad news. Jason Moser analyzes it all and issues his own downgrade of Snap. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag.

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Jan 08, 2018
Winter Weather, Auto Parts, and Retail
28:36

The Dow hits 25,000, winter weather spells good news for auto parts stocks, while L Brands falls on weak holiday sales. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes those stories and more as we dip into the Fool Mailbag. Plus, we announce the opening of The Motley Fool Podcast Shop (http://shop.fool.com)

(Tangents include Bill’s almost-interview with The New York Times, potential names for candles, moose encounters and more.)

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Jan 04, 2018
A Bonus for Investors?
22:45

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines announce plans to give employees a $1,000 bonus due to the new tax law. What does the news mean for investors? Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger tackle that question and weigh in on some surprising retail numbers and a potential Amazon acquisition.

Jan 03, 2018
CES Preview
13:52

CES is the largest consumer technology trade show in the world.  Before analyst David Kretzmann heads to Las Vegas (with 150,000 of his closest friends), he offers a preview of CES and what it means for investors. Thanks to Audible for supporting MarketFoolery.  Get a free audiobook with a free 30-day trial at audible.com/fool or text FOOL to 500-500.

Jan 02, 2018
A Return to the Medical Tent
16:23

Investing lessons show up in the darnedest places. Chris Hill wraps up 2017 with some thoughts on what he learned running (for the 2nd time) the Marine Corps Marathon and ending up (for the 2nd time!) flat on his back in the medical tent.

Dec 30, 2017
Of Medical Devices and Online Apparel
15:03

On the last trading day of 2017, Abi Malin analyzes the medical device industry and shares why Globus Medical is on her watch list. Plus, we discuss the promise of (and challenges facing) Stitch Fix.

Dec 29, 2017
Money in your Genes?
08:35

Will gene therapy companies produce healthy returns for investors? Ron Gross explains why he’s investing in gene therapy companies and shares his big question for the year ahead.

Dec 28, 2017
Let’s Talk About Boxes (Yes, Really)
17:02

With more people buying more stuff online and more stuff getting shipped, who’s making all those cardboard boxes?  Mike Olsen shares why he’s interested in box-makers like WestRock and International Paper. Plus, we discuss the curious case of consumer goods stocks as Mike makes the case for why “dividends have become quite sexy.”

Dec 27, 2017
Twitter, Telehealth, and Tax Reform
14:22

Will Twitter fly higher in 2018?  Jason Moser tackles that question, explains why he’s bullish on a telehealth company, and talks about what tax reform means for investors.

Dec 26, 2017
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
10:12

The holiday season can be a joyous, fun time. It can also be tough for any number of reasons. Chris Hill shares a few thoughts about the sudden loss of a Motley Fool colleague, before handing the show over to the late, great Louis Armstrong.

Dec 23, 2017
Blockchain Insanity Reaches New High
37:23

Bed Bath & Beyond struggles, while Pacific Gas & Electric suspends its dividend in the face of mounting lawsuits. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the latest on both. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag and shake our heads in amazement as Long Island Iced Tea Corp. pivots to blockchain technology. (Tangents include New Orleans restaurants vs. San Francisco’s, the Ark of the Covenant, and the comedic stylings of Bob Newhart.)

Dec 21, 2017
The 1st Annual Timmy Awards!
20:36

FedEx hits a new high while Stitch Fix gets hit with margin pressures. Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson discusses those stories and hands out his awards for Best (and Worst) CEO of the Year, Business Quote of the Year and more. Also, the holiday music festival rolls on with a little help from the late, great John Holt!

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Dec 20, 2017
Jack in the Box Pops
21:21

Jack in the Box rises on news that it’s selling Qdoba. Olive Garden serves up strong results. And the Dow breaks another record. Jason Moser and Ron Gross discuss these stories and talk about some challenges with the Disney/Fox deal. The Godfather of Soul also makes an appearance as we continue to bring you fresh music this holiday season!

Dec 19, 2017
Sudden Loss at CSX
17:13

Just days after taking a medical leave of absence, CSX announced that CEO Hunter Harrison has died. Taylor Muckerman discusses Harrison’s life as an industry titan, and how crucial he was to the recent success of CSX.  Plus, we analyze the challenges facing movie theaters and get Taylor’s pick for CEO of the year. MarketFoolery’s holiday music marathon rolls on with a little help from Tom Waits.

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Dec 18, 2017
A Game-Changer for Disney?
22:29

Disney buys most of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets for 52.4 billion in stock. What does the deal mean for investors? What does the deal mean for Netflix and other competitors? Ron Gross and Jason Moser talk about some winners and losers in the Disney deal. And Boyz II Men keeps MarketFoolery's holiday music festival going strong!

 

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Dec 14, 2017
Surrender, Mattel
24:37

Hasbro rises as investors realize a new Star Wars film is opening soon.  Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the toymaking landscape and shares why it’s probably just a matter of time before Mattel gives in to Hasbro’s acquisition offer. Plus, we discuss a stumble by Casey’s General St