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

Episode Date
The 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. Get $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
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.   Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to Linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
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”).   Hello Monday from LinkedIn  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hello-monday/id1121084031?mt=2
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.)   Hello Monday from LinkedIn  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hello-monday/id1121084031?mt=2
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. You can find Laura’s show wherever you get your podcasts, and by clicking here: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-girl
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.   Thanks to Airbnb for supporting MarketFoolery. Go to airbnb.com/fool and start hosting you’ll receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card if you generate $500 in booking value by May 30. Terms and conditions apply.  
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.   Thanks to Airbnb for supporting MarketFoolery!  Go to airbnb.com/fool and start hosting you’ll receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card if you generate $500 in booking value by May 30. Terms and conditions apply.
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.   Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
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.   To check out the new offering from Motley Fool Singapore that David mentioned just go to www.fool.sg/malaysia.
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.   Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting MarketFoolery. Go to linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
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.)   Thanks Audible!  Get Power Moves by Adam Grant for free when you sign up for a free Audible trial at Audible.com/FoolPower or text “foolpower” to 500 500.
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.   To join our live Q&A on February 13th, subscribe to our YouTube channel with one click of a button at www.YouTube.com/TheMotleyFool.   Thanks Audible!  Get Power Moves by Adam Grant for free when you sign up for a free Audible trial at Audible.com/FoolPower or text “foolpower” to 500 500.
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. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
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.   Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
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.)   Thanks to Molekule for supporting MarketFoolery.  Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool75”.
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.   Thanks to Molekule for supporting MarketFoolery.  Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool75”.
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. You can read the latest from Bryan and his colleagues at www.MFAMFunds.com.
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.   Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
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.   Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
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.”   Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to http://linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
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   Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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. Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool.  Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.    
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   Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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   Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool.  Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.
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   Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to Grammarly.com/fool.
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   Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to Grammarly.com/fool.
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.   Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool.  Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.      
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.)   Go to www.Harrys.com/Fool to redeem your offer and let them know we sent you to help support the show!
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.   Thanks to Slack for supporting MarketFoolery. Slack: Where work happens. Go to slack.com to learn more.
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.   Go to www.Harrys.com/Fool to redeem your offer and let them know we sent you to help support the show!
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!   (Tangents include holiday scents and how we may have influenced Bath & Body Works’ candle sales.)
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. Thanks to Netsuite for supporting MarketFoolery. Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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! Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
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.   Thanks to Netsuite for supporting MarketFoolery.  Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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.)   Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
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. Thanks to Molekule for supporting MarketFoolery.  Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool75”.
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
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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.   Thanks to Molekule for supporting our channel.  Get $75 off your first order at http://www.molekule.com code fool75.
Nov 05, 2018
Apple Earnings - 1 Thing To Watch
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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! Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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! Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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
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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.) Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
Oct 10, 2018
Netflix Takes a Left Turn at Albuquerque
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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
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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. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
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! Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool.  Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.      
Oct 04, 2018
Sweet Music for Investors?
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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. Thanks to Netsuite! Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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. Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool.  Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.      
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.  Thanks to Netsuite!  Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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? Go to www.Harrys.com/Fool to redeem your offer and let them know we sent you to help support the show!
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.) Go to www.Harrys.com/Fool to redeem your offer and let them know we sent you to help support the show!
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. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our  podcast.  Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool”.
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