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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
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.   Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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.)   Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to http://www.Grammarly.com/Fool.
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.)   Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go tohttp://www.Grammarly.com/Fool.
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.   Thanks Netsuite. Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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.   Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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. Thanks Netsuite. Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits," at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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.  Thanks Netsuite. Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits," at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.    
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.   Click here to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bumQ8QGMjpc
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.   Get $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
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.   Get $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
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.   Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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.   Thanks to DataSiteOne from Merrill Corporation for supporting our show. To learn more and sign up for a free demo, go to www.merrillcorp.com/fool.  
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.   Thanks to DataSiteOne from Merrill Corporation for supporting our show. To learn more and sign up for a free demo, go to www.merrillcorp.com/fool.
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.   Get $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
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.    Check out www.paypal.com/fool.
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. Get $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
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.   Check out www.paypalcredit.com/fool.
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.   Thanks to Molekule for supporting our podcast.  Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool75”.
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.   Thanks to Molekule for supporting our show.  Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool75”.
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.   Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.  
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.  Thanks NetSuite. Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits,” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.  
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.   Thanks NetSuite. Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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.     Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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.   Thanks to NetSuite. Download their FREE guide, “Seven Key Strategies to Grow your Profits,” today at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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.”   Thanks to Sprout Social for supporting Motley Fool. To learn how your brand can create real connection, visit sproutsocial.com/fool today.
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.   Thanks to NetSuite. Download their FREE guide, “Seven Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” today at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
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.   Thanks to Sprout Social for supporting Motley Fool. To learn how your brand can create real connection, visit sproutsocial.com/fool today.
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.   Get $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
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.   Get $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
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! To see great investing videos (for free!) on The Motley Fool’s YouTube channel just click here: https://www.youtube.com/TheMotleyFool
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!) Thanks Clear.  Get your first two months of Clear for free by going to clearme.com/fool2019 and using promo code fool2019.
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.   Thanks Clear.  Get your first two months of Clear for free by going to clearme.com/fool2019 and using promo code fool2019.
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.   Thanks to Airbnb for supporting our show.  Go to airbnb.com/fool and start hosting you’ll receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card if you generate $500 in booking value by July 31. Terms and conditions apply.
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.   Thanks to Sprout Social for supporting Motley Fool. To learn how your brand can create real connection, visit www.sproutsocial.com/fool today.
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.   Thanks to Sprout Social for supporting Motley Fool. To learn how your brand can create real connection, visit sproutsocial.com today.
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.   Get $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
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.   Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to Linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
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.   Thanks Clear. Get your first two months of Clear for free by going to clearme.com/fool2019 and using promo code fool2019.
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!   Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to http://www.Grammarly.com/Fool.
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.   Thanks Clear.  Get your first two months of Clear for free by going to clearme.com/fool2019 and using promo code fool2019.
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.   Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to http://www.Grammarly.com/Fool.
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! (If you have random topics to suggest for the episode please email us: marketfoolery@fool.com).
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.   Thanks to Molekule for supporting our  podcast.  Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool75”.
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.   Thanks to Molekule for supporting our  podcast.  Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool75”.
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.   Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to http://www.Grammarly.com/Fool.
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.   Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to http://www.Grammarly.com/Fool.  
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. (Tangents include how many weeks are in a year, the Easter bonnet industry, and Opening Day for Major League Baseball.) Hello Monday from LinkedIn  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hello-monday/id1121084031?mt=2
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.   Hello Monday from LinkedIn  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hello-monday/id1121084031?mt=2
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. 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