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 Apr 14, 2020

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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
“Is this madness or Sparta?”
15:59

Snowflake more than doubles on its 1st day as a public company. Sony announces two versions of the PlayStation 5 to compete with Microsoft latest Xbox news. Dan Kline analyzes those stories and weighs in on the latest in the world of sports betting as DraftKings, Caesar’s Entertainment, ESPN, and Penn National Gaming all make headlines.

Sep 17, 2020
1 New High, 1 Underrated CEO
17:09

FedEx hits a new all-time high after 1st-quarter revenue hits a record $19.3 billion. Adobe shares fall a bit despite record revenue in the 3rd quarter. Apple unveils a new watch and new iPads, but it’s the Fitness+ service that’s getting more of the media’s attention. Brian Feroldi analyzes those stories and shares why more investors should know about Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen.

Sep 16, 2020
Housing, Retail, Entertainment
19:45

Lennar Corp beats expectations (and improves gross margins) in Q3. Lowe’s launches their own “Shark Tank” to help small businesses. ViacomCBS announces that their “CBS All Access” streaming service will get a rebranding in 2021. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and more.

 

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Sep 15, 2020
Mega-Deals Monday!
20:16

Nvidia buys chipmaker Arm Holdings in a deal worth $40 billion. Oracle becomes TikTok’s technology partner in the U.S. Gilead Sciences buys cancer treatment-maker Immunomedics for $21 billion. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and discusses the NFL’s opening weekend and AB-InBev cutting in-stadium sponsorships.

Sep 14, 2020
Citi Makes History
11:21

RH hits an all-time high as the luxury furniture retailer crushes its latest quarterly report. Citigroup announces Jane Fraser will become CEO starting in February, making her the first female CEO of a major U.S. bank. Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories as well as recently-public Rocket Companies.

Sep 10, 2020
2 Stocks We Just Bought
18:40

Slack falls 15% on slowing growth. Lululemon Athletica’s digital sales in the 2nd quarter rose 155% but Wall Street isn’t impressed. Casey’s General Stores hits an all-time high after strong 1st-quarter results. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and shares the two stocks that he and Matt Frankel just bought.

Sep 09, 2020
“Why do you own what you own?
17:48

Nikola Corporation shares pop 35% on a new partnership with General Motors. Peloton broadens its offerings of exercise equipment and Wall Street likes what it sees. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and discusses Tesla’s recent stock movements and ExxonMobil’s worsening financial situation.

Sep 08, 2020
Meet Stig Brodersen
17:15

If you listen to financial podcasts, you’re probably already familiar with Stig Brodersen. The co-founder of The Investor’s Network, he hosts “We Study Billionaires”, one of the most popular investing shows out there. We talked about his approach to investing, the markets he focuses on, how he looks at diversification, and why he’s keeping a close eye on “unloved banks”.

Sep 02, 2020
Zoom Rises, Walmart+ Impresses
17:19

Zoom Video shares soar after 2nd-quarter revenue rises 355%. Liberty Oilfield Services shares pop 30% after a deal with Schlumberger. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, as well as Walmart’s unveiling of details on its new membership service.

Sep 01, 2020
Buffett’s Latest Buys
14:17

Warren Buffett celebrating his 90th birthday by buying shares of the five largest trading companies in Japan. Bill Mann analyzes the latest move by Berkshire-Hathaway, the economic legacy of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the misplaced excitement over Apple and Tesla splitting their stocks.

Aug 31, 2020
Green Light for Rapid Testing?
18:52

Abbott Labs hits a new all-time high after the FDA approves the company’s rapid Covid-19 test. Tiffany and Dollar General issue 2nd-quarter reports, offering an interesting look at both ends of the retail spectrum. Jim Gillies analyzes those stories, and shares some compelling reasons why investors looking for steady yield should take a closer look at the “Big Five” banks in Canada.

Aug 27, 2020
“The most shocking earnings report since the pandemic began.”
18:09

Shares of Salesforce.com rise 26% after 2nd-quarter profits double Wall Street’s expectations. Digital sales in Dick’s Sporting Goods’ 2nd quarter rise 194%. Urban Outfitters reports a profit in the 2nd quarter sending the stock up more than 20%. Emily Flippen analyzes those stories and shares which one is the most surprising.

Aug 27, 2020
Big Shake-Up in the Dow
17:33

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has it’s biggest shake-up in years. Amgen, Honeywell, and Salesforce.com will replace Pfizer, Raytheon Technologies, and ExxonMobil. Jason Moser analyzes the moves, as well as some eye-popping numbers in Best Buy’s 2nd-quarter report. We also dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the basket approach to investing.

Aug 25, 2020
Safety Steps for Airlines, Movie Theaters
18:18

Airline stocks rise on encouraging numbers from TSA and a green light from the EPA. The largest movie theater chains in America team up to create “CinemaSafe” protocols, but will audiences return? Bill Barker analyzes those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss what to do when one stock becomes 40% of your portfolio.

Aug 24, 2020
Potential Hotel Merger, Potential Airbnb IPO
21:20

InterContinental Hotels Group and Accor are reportedly talking about a merger that would result in the largest hotel operator in the world. Airbnb takes a big step towards going public. Intel announces a $10 billion stock buyback plan. Bill Barker analyzes those stories as well as the latest earnings from L Brands. (Tangents include autumnal candle scents and the potential for moving Halloween to another part of the year.)

Aug 20, 2020
Target’s Record-Shattering Quarter
16:29

Target and Lowe’s both hit new all-time highs after their 2nd-quarter reports, but it’s Target that’s breaking more than one record. Emily Flippin analyzes those stories, as well as the latest results from TJX Companies and Apple hitting a market cap of $2,000,000,000,000.

Aug 19, 2020
Walmart & Home Depot Crush Q2
18:23

Walmart’s 2nd-quarter e-commerce sales nearly doubled. Home Depot’s 2nd-quarter profits rise 25%. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, as well as the latest results from Advance Auto Parts.

Aug 18, 2020
“This is a hedge against disaster.”
15:11

That’s how Bill Mann describes Berkshire-Hathaway’s surprising investment in Barrick Gold. Bill also analyzes JD.com’s strong 2nd-quarter report and Citigroup’s “clerical error” for the ages.

Aug 17, 2020
“Why do I want to get in your car?”
18:27

Lyft’s 2nd-quarter revenue fell more than 60%. Tapestry’s online sales in the 4th quarter were strong, but not enough to make up for the numerous questions facing the company. Jim Gillies analyzes those stories, along with AMC Entertainment’s promotion to re-open movie theaters in the U.S.

Aug 13, 2020
Microsoft’s New Phone is Ready
18:02

Tencent’s gaming division boosts 2nd-quarter results. Same-store sales at Chili’s help Brinker International’s 4th quarter come in better than expected. Microsoft announces a launch date (Sept. 10th) and a price ($1400!) for its new Surface Duo phone. Dan Kline analyzes those stories, and we share a few thoughts on the incredible life of Sumner Redstone.

Aug 12, 2020
ESG Hits $1T
18:29

Lumentum Holdings rises on a strong 4th-quarter report and guidance for the new fiscal year. ESG funds now have more than $1 trillion under management. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the wedding industry and its potential for a rebound.

Aug 11, 2020
Hotels & Malls Maneuver for Tenants
17:52

Marriott posts its first quarterly loss in nearly nine years. Simon Property Group is talking with Amazon about taking over vacant mall space. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and explains how the scramble to fill empty space is forcing companies to get creative. Plus we discuss the recent rise and fall of Eastman Kodak’s stock and the latest quarterly results from Berkshire-Hathaway.

Aug 10, 2020
Uncle Nearest: The Whiskey Making History
28:33

You’ve heard of Jack Daniel’s, but have you heard of his mentor Uncle Nearest? CEO Fawn Weaver shares the true-life story behind an iconic American brand, and how she and her team are making history with the fastest-growing whiskey in the U.S.

 

To learn more about this company go to www.unclenearest.com.

Aug 05, 2020
An Overnight Success 10 Years in the Making
25:13

Soap company launches hand sanitizer line during pandemic and sales skyrocket! But don’t call Soapbox Soaps an overnight success. David Simnick started Soapbox Soaps with a mission in mind, one that he and his team have never wavered from. In this episode David discusses how Soapbox Soaps started, the consumer goods landscape, and more.

 

You can learn more about this company by going to www.soapboxsoaps.com.

Aug 04, 2020
Gaming Stocks and the Rise of UGC
16:25

No one studies the video gaming industry like Aaron Bush.  We discuss gaming’s rise during the pandemic, the ripple effect of major league sports being delayed, and the relative valuations of Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, and Take-Two Interactive. Plus Aaron shares the game release he’s looking forward to and the trend investors should be watching.

To learn more about this growing industry, check out more from Aaron at www.masterthemeta.com.

Aug 03, 2020
UPS, PayPal hit All-Time Highs
15:43

UPS pops 17% as consumer shipments drive an incredible 2nd-quarter report. Mastercard’s 2nd-quarter profits and revenue come in higher than expected, but payment volume drops. PayPal’s record revenue in the 2nd quarter pushes the stock to an all-time high. Brian Feroldi analyzes those stories and shares a thought on Amazon’s report coming after the closing bell today.

 

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Jul 30, 2020
“It’s the end of movies as we know it.”
20:32

Starbucks rises despite same-store sales falling 40% in the 3rd quarter. Spotify’s 2nd quarter report has it closing in on 140 million paid subscribers. Scotts Miracle-Gro hits an all-time high after a fantastic 3rd-quarter. Dan Kline analyzes those stories, as well as AMC Theaters striking a landscape-shifting deal with Comcast’s Universal Pictures.

Jul 29, 2020
A Boring Business Rewarding Shareholders
23:30

Sherwin-Williams hits a new all-time high on strong 2nd-quarter profits. Jason Moser analyzes the beauty of a paint business that has returned more than 900% over the past decade for shareholders. Plus we discuss DR Horton’s new all-time high, McDonald’s better-than-it-might-appear 2nd-quarter results, and Facebook’s new attempt to take on TikTok.

Jul 28, 2020
Mailbag: What To Do with Cash?
14:57

It’s Mailbag Monday! What percentage of your money should be invested in the stock market? Will payment companies be the big winners in a post-pandemic world? Emily Flippen tackles those questions, along with the latest earnings from Hasbro and the latest news from Moderna.

Jul 27, 2020
Twitter, Microsoft, Chipotle
20:02

Twitter shares pop as one key metric in their 2nd-quarter report surprises Wall Street. Microsoft’s cloud business grows “only” 47% in the 4th quarter. Chipotle’s digital sales skyrocket in the 2nd quarter, but overall comps fall nearly 10%. Ryan Henderson and Ian Gray analyze those stories and share two companies on their radar: Procore, a construction management software business that’s filed to go public later this year, and Blackline (Nasdaq: BL), an accounting SasS platform.

Jul 23, 2020
Big Music Deal for Spotify
14:30

Spotify strikes a long-term licensing deal with Universal Music Group. Abit Malin analyzes the deal and shares why she believes it could be a game-changer for Spotify. Plus we discuss iRobot’s lack of clarity overshadowing a strong 2nd-quarter report, and Snap’s 2nd-quarter results having something for both bulls and bears.

Jul 22, 2020
5G Stock You Should Know About
17:09

IBM and Coca-Cola lift the Dow Jones Industrial Average with their latest 2nd-quarter results. Cadence Design Systems hits an all-time high on its latest quarterly report. eBay finalizes a $9.2 billion deal with Adevinta. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and shares his boots-in-the-air research on Delta Airlines.

Jul 21, 2020
1 Done Deal, 1 Pending Deal
19:03

Chevron buys Noble Energy in an all-stock deal worth more than $12 billion. eBay reportedly closes in on a deal to sell its classified ads business, but what will the final price tag be? Do investors have an opportunity with “affordable luxury” brands like Tapestry and EssilorLuxottica? Bill Barker analyzes those stories and discusses the long-awaited Opening Day for Major League Baseball.

Jul 20, 2020
Twitter? We’d Like To You Ask a Few Questions…
14:19

Twitter got hacked and a lot of questions remain. Johnson & Johnson’s 2nd-quarter revenue fell but the company raised guidance for the full fiscal year. Bankruptcies in the oil & gas industry continue to pile up. Bill Mann analyzes those stories and shares why Chipotle is the “canary in a coal mine” for the restaurant industry this earnings season.

Jul 16, 2020
Health, Healthcare, Baidu
13:36

Moderna pops on “robust” early results on its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, but will it pass the next big test? UnitedHealth’s 2nd-quarter profits are much higher than expected, but executives are quick to point out why investors shouldn’t get too excited. Emily Flippen analyzes those stories and shares why she’ll be watching Chinese search giant Baidu this earnings season.

Jul 15, 2020
nCino, Man!
17:06

nCino, a provider of cloud-based software for financial institutions, goes public with the hottest IPO since Beyond Meat. Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase deliver 2nd-quarter reports with one big different: trading revenue. Shares of Delta Airlines fall on a rough 2nd-quarter report and plans for recovery. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and shares the boots-on-the-ground research he’ll be doing later this week.

Jul 14, 2020
1 Trend To Watch, 1 Stock To Watch
22:01

Pepsi’s 2nd-quarter revenue falls but snack sales help boost overall results. Can Pepsi’s launch of direct-to-consumer sites pay dividends for shareholders? Carnival Cruise Lines cuts its fleet, AMC Entertainment raises $300 million from investors, and Disney opens one park while getting ready to close another. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, shares why Axon Enterprise is the stock he’s the most curious about this upcoming earnings season, and divulges the most surprising act at the Live Aid concert he attended 35 years ago today!

Jul 13, 2020
Should I Use Options?
14:23

Bed Bath and Beyond falls 20% as 1st-quarter sales are cut in half. Walgreens Boots Alliance struggles with its 3rd-quarter report, while Costco posts strong same-store sales in June. Brian Feroldi analyzes those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss how options could fit into your investing strategy if you have already built a “buy and hold” portfolio of stocks.

Jul 09, 2020
REITs & Retail
16:47

Shares of Levi’s fall on rough 2nd-quarter results and Brooks Brothers declares bankruptcy. Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross analyzes the changing retail landscape, consumer spending habits, and the impact of rising savings rates. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the role of REITs and real estate investing when building your portfolio.

Jul 08, 2020
20 Years Ago: Big Win for Small Investors
27:32

Novavax and Regeneron pop after landing grants from Uncle Sam. SiriusXM buys Stitcher (E.W. Scripps’ podcasting division) for $300 million. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, plus we hop in the wayback machine to revisit The Motley Fool’s (and Bill’s) role in helping the SEC pass “Regulation Fair Disclosure” resulting in a big victory for individual investors.

Jul 07, 2020
Uber Buys Postmates, Buffett Buys Nat Gas Assets
16:37

Warren Buffett finally got out his elephant gun! Berkshire-Hathaway buys Dominion Energy’s natural gas assets for nearly $10 billion, while Uber shells out $2.6 billion in stock to buy Postmates. “Industry Focus” host Nick Sciple analyzes both deals, and weighs in on oil/gas vs. green energy as we dip into the Fool Mailbag.

Jul 06, 2020
Sports, Restaurants, Tesla’s New High
17:00

Tesla hits a new high on higher-than-expected deliveries. McDonald’s hits the pause button on reopening dine-in service. Major League Baseball teams come up with a creative way to get fans at the games (sort of). Dan Kline analyzes those stores, and we dip into the Fool Mailbag and try to make sense of the new marketing campaign from Haagen-Dazs.

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Jul 02, 2020
FedEx, Airlines, Wine
15:10

FedEx shares pop on surprisingly good 4th-quarter results. United Airlines plans to add 25,000 flights in August. Constellation Brands serves up strong 1st-quarter profits and adds Empathy Wines to its portfolio. Abi Malin analyzes those stories, plus we talk about the connection between Bernie Madoff and the greatest contract in the history of professional baseball.

Jul 01, 2020
Lululemon: Investing in the Sweat Life
17:51

Lululemon athletica shares rise after the company buys at-home fitness tech company Mirror for $500 million. Microsoft, Adidas, and Ford Motor join the growing list of companies taking a break from advertising on Facebook. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and discusses selling strategies as we dip into the Fool Mailbag.


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Jun 30, 2020
UA vs. UCLA
14:45

Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Verizon, and Unilever are just a few of the companies that have stopped advertising on social media platforms. How worried should Facebook shareholders be? Is Under Armour’s attempt to get out of a $280 million deal with UCLA a negotiating tactic or the start of a new era in fiscal responsibility? Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories and weighs in on Gap’s new 10-year partnership with Kanye West.

 

Jun 29, 2020
Restaurants, Housing, Coffee’s Latest Win
18:21

Darden Restaurant shares rise on better-than-expected results. Shares of KB Home fall more than 10% as net orders plummet. McCormick’s stock hits a new all-time high. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, and discusses the latest scientific study on the health benefits of coffee.

Jun 25, 2020
$6 Billion Worth of Tea
19:46

Dell Technologies considers spinning off its huge stake in VMware. Simon Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners weigh a joint acquisition of J C Penney. Consumer goods giant Unilever looks to sell its tea brands (including Lipton) as a host of private equity firms show their interest. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and reveals his beverage consumption routine.

Jun 24, 2020
Facebook, Amazon are Taking Market Share from Google
21:10

eMarketer predicts Google’s ad revenue will drop for the first time in over a decade, while Facebook and Amazon continue to see growth. Jim Gillies analyzes the big tech landscape, plus we discuss Mastercard’s latest acquisition and Starbucks’ newest offering.

Jun 23, 2020
“Who wants to buy Chuck E. Cheese?”
16:30

United Airlines and American Airlines are reportedly set to raise more than $8 billion to keep their balance sheets stable. Dan Kline analyzes the industry and shares why investors shouldn’t be tempted by the “value trap” prices of airline stocks. Plus, we discuss TripAdvisor’s latest guidance and Apollo Global Management’s attempt to sell Chuck E. Cheese.

Jun 22, 2020
“You just saved baseball in 2020.”
19:01

Kroger’s 1st-quarter results were better than expected. Wirecard falls more than 60% after auditors can’t find $2.1 billion. Ford Motor unveils plans for hands-free driving in 2021. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, but more importantly comes up with a plan to save Major League Baseball’s season!

Jun 18, 2020
Groupon’s Struggle, Drafkings’ Offering
13:46

Groupon shares sink after a rough 1st-quarter report and a lot of question marks about the company’s direction. Draftkings announces a secondary stock offering just two months after going public. Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories and talks about her path to being a financial analyst as we dip into the Fool Mailbag.

Jun 17, 2020
How big is your TAM?
17:32

Retail sales in May rose nearly 18%. Abi Malin analyzes the results and shares why investors should look beyond the headline number. 24 Hour Fitness files for bankruptcy, so what does that mean for a business like Planet Fitness? Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to explore the topic of “total addressable market” and why investors should be wary of any company’s claims about their own TAM.

Jun 16, 2020
Walmart & Shopify Team Up
16:29

Walmart partners with Shopify to expand its 3rd-party marketplace. BP says its writedown for the current quarter could top $17 billion. Burger King launches the “Impossible Croissan’wich” nationwide. Brian Feroldi analyzes those stories and shares his recent boots-on-the-ground research at Burger King.

Jun 15, 2020
Grubhub Finds A New Buyer
18:23

That Uber/Grubhub deal? It’s off now that Grubhub has accepted an all-stock offering from European delivery company Just Eat Takeaway.com. Dan Kline analyzes the move, as well as Simon Property Group’s deal-terminating letter to Taubman Centers. Plus, we discuss Jay Powell’s comments about economic recovery and whether Major League Baseball will return this year.

Jun 11, 2020
Future of “The 3rd Place”
18:04

Chewy and Five Below both post losses in the 1st quarter, so why is Five Below’s stock the only one popping? Jason Moser analyzes the latest earnings results, and we discuss whether the Starbucks notion of a “third place” is over.

Jun 10, 2020
Software, Retail, Telemedicine
24:19

Macy’s shows signs of life. Coupa Software posts strong quarterly results and guidance. Tailored Brands might be thinking about bankruptcy protection. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss barriers to entry in the tele-medicine industry, as well as Google’s own offering to the video-conferencing competitive landscape.

Jun 09, 2020
Year of the RV?
19:11

Thor Industries, maker of recreational vehicles, hits a 52-week high after strong quarterly results. Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline analyzes the opportunity for Thor, as well as the historic challenges of the RV market. Plus, we discuss Dunkin’ Brands joining Taco Bell, Domino’s and Papa John’s in looking to hire tens of thousands of workers, as well as Sirius XM’s plans to raise $1 billion in a bond offering.

Jun 08, 2020
Zoom Video’s Audacious Call
21:22

1st-quarter results for Zoom Video Communications were impressive, but more noteworthy was the company DOUBLING its revenue guidance for the full fiscal year. Bill Barker analyzes Zoom’s growth potential, as well as prospects for Warner Music Group on the day of its IPO. Plus, we discuss the precarious state of Tiffany’s deal with LVMH and whether jewelry is even worth it.

Jun 03, 2020
Stitch Fix Layoffs, New Test for CVS
16:12

Strong e-commerce sales kept Dick’s Sporting Goods afloat in the 1st quarter. Stitch Fix lays off 18% of its workforce, but only those living in California. CVS partner with a robotics company to test prescription delivery in Houston. Motley Fool contributor analyzes those stories and more on today’s episode.

Jun 02, 2020
“You’re not clairvoyant.”
23:08

Shares of Coty rise as the cosmetics company gets its 4th CEO in four years. Bain & Company believes mergers and acquisition activity in the tech industry is poised to soar. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, and we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss whether it’s worth taking a short-term capital gains tax hit.

Jun 01, 2020
“This is a terrible idea.”
19:52

Dollar General and Dollar Tree post stronger-than-expected 1st-quarter reports. Boeing announces layoffs and a restarting of 737 Max production. Amazon commits to long-term hiring. Regal Cinemas expects to reopen movie theaters in July. Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline analyzes those stories and shares the summer blockbuster film he’s most looking forward to.

May 28, 2020
“Did they get it right? No.”
21:39

Tractor Supply updates guidance, much to the delight of Wall Street. Domino’s latest same-store sales numbers are good, but Papa John’s posts an even bigger number. The Wall Street Journal believes the RV industry is having a moment. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and critiques a scene in the most recent episode of Showtime’s series Billions.

May 27, 2020
Investing in the Wardrobe Mullet
19:45

Hertz Global files for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, sending shares of Avis Budget Group up 15%. Jason Moser analyzes the increasingly changing automotive landscape, including AutoZone’s strong 3rd-quarter report. Crocs rises 10% on the news it’s the only top-30 footwear brand to see an increase in monthly sales.

May 26, 2020
Will Chinese Stocks Be Delisted?
25:32

Boeing shares rise on an upgrade. Mastercard becomes the latest big company to let employees work from home indefinitely. Keurig Dr. Pepper and Ruth’s Hospitality Group announce secondary offerings, sending shares down. Jim Gillies analyzes those stories and the potential for Chinese stocks being delisted in the U.S.

May 21, 2020
Retail, Retail, Retail
17:50

Target, Lowe’s, and Urban Outfitters all deliver 1st-quarter reports. Ron Gross analyzes the latest results from the retail universe.

May 20, 2020
TikTok On The Clock
24:57

1st-quarter reports from Walmart and Home Depot have a lot in common: higher sales, higher salaries, and higher spending on keeping stores clean. Jason Moser analyzes the retail landscape and what it means for investors. Plus, TikTok higher Disney executive Kevin Mayer as its new CEO. Does this mean an IPO is definitely in the startup’s future?

May 19, 2020
Moderna’s Rise, JCP’s Split
14:54

Moderna shares pop 20% on encouraging test results. JC Penney’s plan to survive involves splitting into two separate public companies: one for retail, one as a REIT. Bill Barker analyzes those stories as we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss retail and diversification.

May 18, 2020
Time to Bet on DraftKings?
23:38

Cisco Systems rises on strong 3rd-quarter profits. SmileDirectClub sinks after posting a bigger-than-expected 1st-quarter loss. DraftKings gets some attention from Wall Street, sending the stock to an all-time high. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and shares why he believes the NFL season will start on time.

May 14, 2020
Uber + GrubHub?
17:31

Uber is interesting in buying GrubHub, but how much are they willing to pay?  Jason Moser analyzes the pros and cons of Uber cornering the food delivery market. Plus, we discuss the latest woes from The Container Store and dip into the Fool Mailbag.

 

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May 13, 2020
E-Commerce Gets a Big New Player
18:06

Honda and Toyota shares fall as car rental numbers in the latest Consumer Price Index head lower. Eventbrite shares fall after its latest quarterly report. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and Pepsi’s entry into the e-commerce industry with the launch of Snacks.com.

 

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May 12, 2020
“Let’s check the balance sheet.”
20:04

Shares of Marriott International and Under Armour fall on disappointing (and unsurprising) 1st-quarter reports. Ron Gross analyzes both companies and shares why checking a company’s balance sheet is more important than usual. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag and discuss Quidel’s 25% rise on emergency approval from the FDA on the company’s Covid-19 antigen test.

 

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May 11, 2020
Bad Day for Cash
17:04

Shares of PayPal and Square both rise more than 10% after their respective 1st-quarter reports. The delivery economy gets mixed results as Lyft rises while GrubHub stumbles. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, as well as Peloton’s new high on very strong sales in the latest quarter.

 

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May 07, 2020
Disney, Mercadolibre, Shopify
18:56

Disney shares rise despite 1st-quarter revenue falling 91%. Mercadolibre hits a new all-time high, while Shopify continues to create distance between itself and its competitors. Bill Mann analyzes those stories and shares his new favorite baseball team.

May 06, 2020
Wayfair, Chegg, and Shake Shack
21:53

Wayfair rises thanks to big earnings and brisk sales of office furniture and cookware. Chegg surges on strong growth of its educational technology solutions. And Shake Shack reports a sharp decline in same-Shack sales. Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser weighs in on those stories and offers some advice for building a home office.

May 05, 2020
The Aftermath of Berkshire’s Meeting
20:53

Berkshire-Hathaway’s annual meeting was a subdued affair. Andy Cross analyzes Warren Buffett’s demeanor, his complete sale of airline stocks, and why this loss may sting more than any other. Plus, we discuss the future of apparel retail as J. Crew files for bankruptcy.

May 04, 2020
Big Tech, Consumer Goods, Fashion Retail
15:24

The latest earnings reports from Microsoft and Facebook are a reminder that sometimes bigger is better. Bill Barker analyzes the solid results from Church & Dwight, and the retail woes of Tapestry (aka, parent company of Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman).

Apr 30, 2020
Alphabet: “A tale of two quarters.”
15:17

Alphabet shares rise on a 1st-quarter report and comments from CEO Sundar Pichai and CFO Ruth Porat. Andy Cross analyzes the latest results from Google’s parent company. Plus, we discuss Mastercard’s better-than-expected 1st quarter, and Starbucks’ plan to reopen stores in the U.S. by early June.

Apr 29, 2020
3M, Merck, Pepsi
13:12

3M’s 1st-quarter report gets a boost from the personal safety division. Merck’s 1st-quarter profits rise 10%. Pepsi’s snack division helps offset weakness in 1st-quarter beverage sales. Ron Gross analyzes those stories and discusses dividend protection and the rise in snacking.

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Apr 28, 2020
Dividend Cuts, Drone Deliveries, and Disney Plus
14:04

General Motors suspends its dividend and stock buybacks. UPS and CVS team up to deliver prescription medicine via drones. And Disney announces big plans for Disney Plus. Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline tackles those stories and shares a few streaming recommendations.

Apr 27, 2020
Retail, Financials, Pizza
17:43

Target’s digital sales are soaring, but costs are on the rise too. Discover Financial Services posts a loss in the 1st quarter. Jason Moser analyzes why Discover’s valuation might be attractive to value investors. Plus, we discuss Domino’s 1st-quarter report and our go-to spices for topping a slice of pizza.

Apr 23, 2020
Netflix, Chipotle, Snap
17:59

Netflix adds 16 million global subscribers. Chipotle’s digital sales grow 81%. Shares of Snap rise 30% on strong growth in revenue and daily active users. Jason Moser analyzes the latest earnings reports from all three.

 

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Apr 22, 2020
The “Away-From-Home” Challenge
14:55

Coca-Cola’s 1st-quarter profits and revenue come in higher than expected. Bill Barker analyzes why Coke’s “away-from-home” channel won’t bounce back quickly. Plus we discuss IBM’s changing of the guard, J.M. Smucker raising guidance, and Hertz’s layoffs. (Tangents include mermaids, lengthy Uber rides, and a fistful of cash.)

Apr 21, 2020
Sinking Oil, Facebook Tracking, and 420
21:06

Oil prices hit a 21-year low. United Airlines reports a $2.1 billion quarterly loss. And Facebook unveils a new tracking map for COVID-19 symptoms. Motley Fool analyst Emily Flippen discusses those stories and weighs in on the meaning of 420 and the future of cannabis stocks.

Apr 20, 2020
Verizon: Forever in BlueJeans
14:57

Abbott Labs and Bed Bath & Beyond both deliver better-than-expected quarterly results. CEO Oscar Munoz shares United Airlines’ plan to cut flights in May. Costco boosts its quarterly dividend. Ron Gross analyzes those stories, as well as Verizon getting into the video conferencing business with its acquisition of BlueJeans Network. We also discuss why we’re rooting for Abbott Labs and Medtronic, and an idea for our newest basket of stocks.

Apr 16, 2020
Big Banks, Airlines, March Retail Report
21:26

1st-quarter profits for both Bank of America and Goldman Sachs fall more than 40%. Several major airlines reach an agreement with Uncle Sam on payroll grant funding. Retail in March fell a record-setting 8.7%. Andy Cross analyzes those stories, and weighs in on Comcast’s soft launch of its new video streaming service: Peacock.

Apr 15, 2020
Who’s Raising Their Dividend?
17:55

Johnson & Johnson shares rise after 1st-quarter profits come in higher than expected. Roku’s preliminary results show (shocker!) a big jump in streaming hours. Valero Energy previews a $2 billion loss, while Exxon Mobil sells more debt. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, along with Chesapeake Energy’s 1-for-200 reverse stock split. (Tangents include parental guidance and Jim Gillies’ favorite breakfast cereal.)

Apr 14, 2020
eBay’s New CEO and Disney’s Former CEO
19:33

eBay names Walmart executive Jamie Iannone as its new CEO. The New York Times reports that former Disney CEO and current Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger is reasserting his control over the company. Ad rates tumble on Facebook. And the CDC extends a No Sail Order for cruise ships. Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline tackles those stories and weighs in on the relative merits of ESPN’s Horse Challenge.

Apr 13, 2020
Disney, Starbucks, Costco
17:00

Disney+ has more than 50 million subscribers. Starbucks suspends buybacks and updates guidance. Costco’s same-store sales in March rose nearly 10%. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and discusses which categories of retail (e.g., bread makers) are suddenly soaring.

 
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Apr 09, 2020
Amazon Pauses Shipping
14:45

Amazon suspends its shipping service that competes with UPS and FedEx. Pinterest shares rise despite withdrawing guidance. Williams Companies adds a poison pill to protect against a hostile takeover. Abi Malin analyzes these stories and shares the companies she’ll be watching this upcoming earnings season.

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Apr 08, 2020
Peak Mac and Cheese?
22:46

Kraft Heinz rises on strong first-quarter sales. Carnival gets a lift from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund. Quibi makes its video debut. And SeaWorld says goodbye to another CEO. Motley Fool analyst Dan Kline tackles those stories and weighs in on whether we’ve reached peak mac  and cheese consumption.

Apr 07, 2020
Buffett’s Selling and Zoom’s Future
23:38

Warren Buffett sells part of his position in Southwest Airlines and Delta. Zoom CEO Eric Yuan takes responsibility for the company’s security issues. And Slack sells $600 million of debt. Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers weighs in on those stories and shares a few of his favorite cloud stocks.

Apr 06, 2020
Accounting Scandal Sends Luckin Coffee Crashing
22:07

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

 

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Apr 02, 2020
The Great Divide
23:42

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

 

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Apr 01, 2020
Good Riddance, Q1
24:02

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Mar 25, 2020
Trillion-Dollar Optimism
15:29

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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Mar 16, 2020
Long Live the Bulls
12:47

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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Mar 10, 2020
Deep Breaths, Everyone
23:32

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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Feb 11, 2020
Investing in Buyouts
26:39

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 28, 2020
Coronavirus Hitting Stocks
14:54

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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Jan 22, 2020
“Cash is trash.”
21:12

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

 

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

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


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Jan 16, 2020
4 CEOs to Follow
22:42

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

 

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

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

 

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Jan 14, 2020
The Most Trusted Brands
19:22

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

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Jan 13, 2020
Invest in a Feeling?
14:15
Costco posts strong same-store sales numbers for December, while Bed Bath & Beyond’s 3rd-quarter results send the stock falling 20%. Abi Malin analyzes the latest in retail news. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss space tourism and answer the question, should you invest in something you have a gut feeling about?
Jan 09, 2020
Housing, Airlines, Coffee
15:04
Lennar, the #2 homebuilder in the U.S., closes out the fiscal year with a strong 4th quarter. Boeing’s stock falls in the wake of a deadly crash. Luckin Coffee announces a secondary offering and a move into vending machines. Bill Mann analyzes those stories, shares details about his recent trip to Australia, and discusses the new collective noun for economists.
Jan 08, 2020
The Unbearable Silliness of Price Targets
18:45
Pier 1 Imports falls 15% after announcing it will close roughly half of its locations. Bill Barker analyzes the challenges facing the home furnishings retailer. Every day Wall Street analysts issue upgrades and downgrades. We discuss why the price targets are the least important part of those reports.  Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss Peter Lynch’s classic book “Beating The Street” and a Canadian burger chain. To read Bill’s original article about price targets, click here:
Jan 07, 2020
PayPal, MercadoLibre, and the Future of Cross-Border Payments
21:35
PayPal deepens its relationship with MercadoLibre. Jason Moser analyzes what it means for shareholders and what it bodes for Visa, Mastercard, and the future of cross-border payments. Plus, we discuss SmileDirectClub’s new partnership with Walmart, McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski’s drive to improve corporate culture, and last night’s Golden Globe awards.
Jan 06, 2020
Are Apple & Microsoft Overvalued?
18:31
Given the great run in 2019 that Apple, Microsoft, and Match Group all had, are the stocks overvalued? Andy Cross weighs in on that, as well as a listener question about analyst upgrades. Plus, we share a few business observations from the holidays.   Thanks Health IQ.  See if you qualify for lower rates! Go to .
Jan 02, 2020
In the Company of Fools
13:31
“Misery loves company” turns out to be one of those old sayings that’s true for a reason. Chris Hill wraps up 2019 with a few thoughts on his latest attempt on running a marathon (it didn’t end well), a wedding he attended recently, and why he believes both mindset and the company of investors will be more important than ever in 2020.
Dec 31, 2019
Cannabis, Healthcare, and The Road Ahead for Investors
18:55
Why was 2019 so rough for the cannabis industry? How can investors make better sense of the FDA approval process for drugmakers? Shannon Jones analyzes two of the most interesting industries for investors and shares what to watch in 2020 and beyond.   Thanks Health IQ.  See if you qualify for lower rates! Go to .
Dec 30, 2019
Meet Zia Zaman
37:48
Entrepreneur, Aspen Institute fellow, and innovation evangelist Zia Zaman stopped by Fool HQ last month. Chris Hill talks with Zia about his path from Montreal to MIT to Singapore, as well as what investors can learn from ice hockey.
Dec 26, 2019
‘Twas The Night Before Christmas
08:47
Chris Hill shares a few holiday wishes before turning the show over to the late, great Louis Armstrong.
Dec 24, 2019
War on Cash, Health & Wellness, Apple ‘19, Twitter ‘20
16:23
As we head to the end of 2019, we check in with Jason Moser to see how his “War on Cash” and “Health & Wellness” baskets of stocks performed. Plus, we marvel at Apple’s (and Tim Cook’s) performance in 2019 and wonder about Twitter’s prospects in 2020.   Holiday music - “Christmas in L.A.” by Vulfpeck
Dec 23, 2019
Apropos of Canada
01:11:38
The bonus episode that almost all of you didn’t ask for is back!  Chris Hill and Bill Barker are joined by their longtime friend and colleague from the Great White North, Jim Gillies!  Topics covered include Jim’s home in Guelph, Canada’s Mount Rushmore of comedy, Rocky Balboa ending the Cold War, a quick Canada-centric round of “Underrated/Overrated”, a not-very-quick conversation about “Star Wars”, and the track record of science fiction films’ predictions about the future. Holiday music - “12 Days of Christmas” by Bob & Doug McKenzie
Dec 21, 2019
Investing in Fitness, Bond Trading, and Big Tech
15:19
Can Peleton and Planet Fitness succeed at the same time? Abi Malin analyzes the industry and shares why she believes Peleton doesn’t live up to the hype. Plus, she shares why investors might be overlooking Tradeweb Markets and why Amazon should be worth watching in 2020.
Dec 19, 2019
2019: “A better year for investing than business.”
29:12
FedEx falls 9%, but just how bad was the quarter? The rise of General Mills continues to be fueled by pet food, but just how bright is the future? Bill Barker analyzes those companies and shares his thoughts on the year in investing. (Tangents include breakfast cereals, the importance of action in action movies, and yet another update on our upcoming “Apropos of Nothing” episode.)   Holiday music - “La Rama” by Los Lobos   to save on gift sets and get your first refill free with a refill plan.
Dec 18, 2019
Is Boeing Finally Getting It Right?
17:51
Boeing halts production of the 737 Max indefinitely, but how long will airlines like Southwest wait? Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond rise as Wall Street bets on the retailer’s new CEO. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss how to deal with an overweighted portfolio.   Holiday music - “Santa's Got a Mean Machine” by JD McPherson
Dec 17, 2019
Highlights from MJBizCon
17:32
MJBizCon, the biggest cannabis conference in the world, took place last week in Las Vegas. Emily Flippen returns from the event to share the current state of the business, the most interesting highlights, the strangest thing she saw, and the most memorable meal she had.   Holiday music - “Sing it Now, Sing it Somehow” by The Flaming Lips   www.GETQUIP.COM/fool to save on gift sets and get your first refill free with a refill plan.
Dec 16, 2019
Lululemon's New Move and 1 Hot IPO
18:29
Lululemon reports strong earnings but shares slip on concerns over future growth. And financial software maker bill.com makes a successful debut on Wall Street. Motley Fool analyst Ron Gross discusses these stories and weighs in on the broader IPO market.   Holiday music - “You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” by Small Town Titans
Dec 12, 2019
“Blue Horseshoe hates GameStop.”
22:20
Saudi Aramco becomes the biggest public company in the world after its IPO, but what will the next decade bring for the oil and gas industry? Bill Barker analyzes a disastrous day for specialty retail stocks Children’s Place and GameStop. Plus, we celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the iconic movie “Wall Street”.  (Tangents include an update on our Hallmark Christmas movie and fun ways to name conference rooms.)   Holiday music - “White Christmas” by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings   Get the first $50 off at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
Dec 11, 2019
2 Earnings Reports, 1 CEO on the Move
15:52
Stitch Fix’s stock rises 10% after the company broke even in the 1st quarter. Abi Malin analyzes the state of Stitch Fix, the latest results from online pet products retailer Chewy, and Upwork’s new CEO.   Holiday music - “Bad Kid” by JD McPherson
Dec 10, 2019
Netflix, Golden Globes, Large Caps vs. Index Funds
22:32
Netflix comes away with the most Golden Globe nominations in both the film and TV categories. Jason Moser analyzes the boost Netflix gets from the exposure, as well as Disney’s march to a record-shattering year at the box office. Plus, we share thoughts on the passing of former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and dip into the Fool Mailbag to debate large cap stocks vs. index funds. Today's holiday music: "Sugar and Booze" by Ana Gasteyer Get the first $50 off at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
Dec 09, 2019
United’s Next Destination, Slack’s Future, and 2 Discount Retailers to Watch
23:08
United Airlines announces that CEO Oscar Munoz is stepping down in May and will be replaced by United President Scott Kirby. Messaging platform Slack connects on earnings. And discount retailers Five Below and Dollar General report some healthy growth despite concerns over tariffs.   Thanks to Brave for supporting our show. Change your browser experience today by switching to Brave at www.brave.com/FOOL.
Dec 05, 2019
Google’s New CEO, Expedia’s New CEO, Postmates’ Non-IPO
32:15
Alphabet’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, take a step back from their duties and hand the reins to Sunder Pichai.  Meanwhile, Expedia’s CEO resigns after clashing with chairman Barry Diller. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, as well as Postmates’ missed opportunity to go public and Constellation Brands’ sale of Ballast Point Brewing. (Tangents include the awesomely-named “Kings & Convicts Brewing Company”, casting a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, and podcasts about candle scents.)   Holiday music: “Christmas All Over Again” by Puss N Boots   Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Dec 04, 2019
Retail Stocks, Cash, and 1 Stock to Avoid
23:17
Lands’ End pops 17% on surprising same-store sales growth. Bill Mann analyzes the apparel retailer’s brand strength and makes the case for it being acquired. We reflect on the passing of Mark Butler, CEO of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss what to do with cash in your portfolio, whether Chesapeake Energy is a value play or value trap, and Giving Tuesday.   Holiday Music: “Santa Claus Blues” by Keb’ Mo’.   Thanks to Brave for supporting our show. Change your browser experience today by switching to Brave at www.brave.com/FOOL.
Dec 04, 2019
Cyber Monday, Black Friday, McDonald’s New Test
21:12
Black Friday’s online sales set a new record, but Cyber Monday could be even higher. Gambling revenue in Macau fell in November, so why aren’t casino stocks falling as well? McDonald’s is testing out a new crispy chicken sandwich in two markets. How good does it need to be to get a national rollout? Dan Kline analyzes those stories and helps kick off our annual drive to expand the universe of holiday music.   Holiday Music: “If I Get Home on Christmas Day” by Letters to Cleo   Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Dec 02, 2019
Is Best Buy a Good Buy?
17:53
Best Buy rises on better-than-expected earnings and optimism over the holiday quarter. Alibaba has a big debut on the Hong Kong market. And CVS Health gets a big new investor. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss those stories and talk Dollar Tree and budget retail.   Thanks Health IQ.  See if you qualify for lower rates! Go to www.healthiq.com/fool www.   GETQUIP.COM/fool for your first refill free!
Nov 26, 2019
3 Deals: Luxury Goods, Financial Services, Retail
21:56
Three deals in three different industries. Jason Moser analyzes LVMH buying Tiffany, Schwab and TD Ameritrade finalizing their paperwork, and eBay selling StubHub to Viagogo.  Plus, Jason shares a couple of last-minute cooking tips for Thanksgiving. Thanks Health IQ.  See if you qualify for lower rates! Go to www.healthiq.com/fool www.GETQUIP.COM/fool for your first refill free!
Nov 25, 2019
Schwab’s Big Buy, PayPal’s Sweet Deal, and Google’s Losing Game
25:00
Charles Schwab is reportedly buying TD Ameritrade for $26 billion. What does the deal mean for investors? for consumers? for the competition? Motley Fool analysts Aaron Bush and Emily Flippen tackle those questions and weigh in on PayPal’s acquisition of Honey, Google Stadia’s sluggish start, and Macy’s retail woes.
Nov 21, 2019
Target Crushes, History’s Biggest IPO Approaches
16:08
Target hits a new high after a fantastic 3rd-quarter report. Bill Mann reflects on the leadership of Target CEO Brian Cornell and shares why he thinks Target is still a buy at this price. Plus, we discuss Lowe’s latest results, the upcoming IPO of Saudi Aramco, and the precise location of America’s Midwest. (To get 50% off our flagship Stock Advisor service, go to www.StockIdeas.Fool.com.)   Thanks to Audible for supporting The Motley Fool Podcasts. For a limited time, get 3 months of Audible for $6.95 a month at www.audible.com/Fool or text FOOL to 500500. 
Nov 20, 2019
How “Shrink” Affected Home Depot
21:35
The problem with Home Depot’s latest quarter?  Shrink.  Bill Barker explains the very real challenge retailers face with shrink. Plus, we discuss Kohl’s rough 3rd-quarter report and Roku’s plan to sell one million shares of stock. (Tangents include fictional companies, where the Midwest actually begins, and a preview of our upcoming “Apropos Of Nothing” episode.)
Nov 19, 2019
T-Mobile’s New CEO, Dunkin’s New Cups
22:50
John Legere is stepping down as CEO of T-Mobile, leaving a tough act to follow for his successor. Jason Moser analyzes Legere’s potential next act as well as the prospects for shareholders. A survey of wealthy investors shows skepticism for 2020 and a surprisingly large amount of cash on the sidelines. Dunkin’ Brands is ditching Styrofoam coffee cups and putting money behind a marketing campaign banning “double-cupping”. We discuss those stories and dip into the Fool Mailbag for news on the war on cash, soda comparisons, and an update on our swag shop!   Thanks to Audible for supporting The Motley Fool Podcasts. For a limited time, get 3 months of Audible for $6.95 a month at www.audible.com/Fool or text FOOL to 500500. 
Nov 18, 2019
2 Tech Trends in Australia
13:34
Scott Phillips, host of “Motley Fool Money” in Australia, stops by the studio to analyze the rise of Apple, Google, and Microsoft in his home country. He discusses two popular tech trends Down Under, and shares why U.S. investors might want to put Treasury Wine Estates on their watch lists.  Did you know you can listen to the Australian version of “Motley Fool Money” every week?  Just click the links below to subscribe (for free!) on these apps: Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/triple-m-motley-fool-money/id1118867383   PlayerFM - https://player.fm/series/triple-m-motley-fool-money-1820251   You can pay what you want and the first $50 is on LinkedIn. Just visit www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
Nov 14, 2019
Disney Streaming, Google Checking, and Rebel Whoppers
27:50
Disney Plus made its debut on Tuesday. What will Disney’s new streaming service mean for Netflix and the competition? Motley Fool analysts Tim Beyers and Emily Flippen talk Disney Plus and give their take on Google checking accounts and Burger King’s Rebel Whopper. Thanks Netsuite. Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.  
Nov 13, 2019
Auto Parts, 3D Glasses, Index Funds
21:24
Advance Auto Parts posted its 6th consecutive quarter of sales growth, so why is the stock falling? Snap unveils the newest version of its Spectacles, but are they worth $380? Jason Moser analyzes those stories, and discusses the prospect of investing in multiple index funds.   You can pay what you want and the first $50 is on LinkedIn. Just visit www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
Nov 12, 2019
Singles Day, Apple’s AR Delay
25:28
Alibaba’s in the spotlight as Singles Day hits a record $38 billion in sales. Jason Moser analyzes the pros and cons of investing in China’s biggest ecommerce company.  Apple’s new credit card gets attention from regulators while the company’s augmented reality headset gets a pushed-back launch date.  Plus, how should you prepare for the next market downturn?   Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Nov 11, 2019
Should Amazon Buy Roku?
20:52
Shares of Roku tumble on earnings. The video streaming company reported a 50% increase in revenue but losses more than doubled. Should Amazon buy Roku? Analysts Jason Moser and Emily Flippen tackle that question and weigh in on earnings from Expedia, Trip Advisor, Square, and Baidu.
Nov 07, 2019
Pizza, Healthcare, Luxury Fashion
13:26
Papa John’s stock rises on surprising same-store sales growth. CVS Health continues to transform its business, while Capri Holdings continues to struggle. Abi Malin analyzes those stories and shares why luxury fashion is such a challenging business. (To get 50% off our flagship investing service, Stock Advisor, just go to www.StockIdeas.Fool.com.)
Nov 06, 2019
Uber, Shake Shack, Peloton Interactive
16:46
Uber loses a billion dollars in the 3rd quarter. Shake Shack’s same-store sales come in a half-percent lower than expected, and investors punish the stock. Peloton Interactive issues its first report (and first loss) as a public company. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes those stories and recommends a few books to read.
Nov 05, 2019
Law & Order: Sports Retailers Unit
21:16
The SEC and U.S. Dept. of Justice team up to investigate Under Armour’s accounting practices. McDonald’s fires CEO Steve Easterbrook due to “poor judgment” in a consensual relationship with an employee.  Jason Moser analyzes those stories, mulls the future of both businesses, and weighs in on what Berkshire-Hathaway should do with its record $128 billion in cash on the balance sheet.  
Nov 04, 2019
Time To Buy Etsy?
15:15
Apple’s iPhone revenue is higher than expected, but it’s the services division that deserves your attention. Facebook posts record revenue in the 3rd quarter. And did Etsy’s latest results really warrant a 15% selloff?  Andy Cross analyzes those stories and shares his picks for overrated and underrated Halloween candies.   To get 50% off our flagship investing service, Stock Advisor, just go to www.StockIdeas.Fool.com.
Oct 31, 2019
The CEO You Need to Know About
19:15
Barbie does the heavy lifting (once again) in Mattel’s 3rd quarter pushing the stock up 17%. AMD’s 3rd-quarter coincides with the 5-year anniversary of Lisa Su becoming CEO of the company. Bill Mann discusses Su being the driving force behind AMD’s stock rising over 1,000% during that time. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag and Bill shares why Nestle’s Crunch bars are overrated and Bit-O-Honeys are underrated.   Get the money you need to run your small business. Go to Kabbage.com and use the code FOOL to get $100 credit on your first loan statement. Offer ends November 30, 2019.  Must take a minimum $5000 loan to qualify.  Credit lines subject to review and change. Individual requests for capital are separate installment loans issued by Celtic Bank, Member FDIC.
Oct 30, 2019
50 Shades of GrubHub
24:26
Alphabet falls slightly on lower 3rd-quarter profits. Texas Roadhouse’s stock pops 20% on strong 3rd-quarter results. And GrubHub sinks more than 40% after a disastrous report comes with a warning from the CEO about “promiscuous” customers. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and shares why Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are overrated and Candy Corn is underrated. (To get 50% off our Stock Advisor service, go to www.StockIdeas.Fool.com.)
Oct 29, 2019
Microsoft’s Big Win
24:40
Microsoft wins a $10 billion Pentagon contract. Tiffany entertains a $14.5 billion takeover offer. And Spotify reports a surprise profit. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on underrated and overrated Halloween candy.   Get the money you need to run your small business. Go to Kabbage.com and use the code FOOL to get $100 credit on your first loan statement. Offer ends November 30, 2019. Must take a minimum $5000 loan to qualify.  Credit lines subject to review and change. Individual requests for capital are separate installment loans issued by Celtic Bank, Member FDIC.
Oct 28, 2019
Microsoft, Twitter, Space Tourism
21:45
Microsoft shares rise after a strong 4th quarter, so why are some people disappointed in the cloud division?  Seth Jayson analyzes Mr. Softy’s results, as well as the latest quarters from Twitter and iRobot. Plus, we look ahead to next week’s public market debut of Virgin Galactic, the first stock in the category of space tourism.  And with a 100% chance of rain forecast for Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon, Seth offers Chris a few survival tips. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our podcast.   Get 10% off your first air purifier at http://www.molekule.com with code “fool10”.
Oct 24, 2019
CEO Musical Chairs!
18:10
Nike CEO Mark Parker steps down, with John Donahoe stepping down as ServiceNow CEO to replace Parker. Jim Mueller analyzes the move, and the timing of the announcement coming so close to Under Armour’s CEO news. Plus, we discuss Chipotle’s latest results, where future growth will come from, and WeWork’s admission that it was about to run out of cash. Get $50 off your first job post at  www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
Oct 23, 2019
A Biotech Breakthrough?
19:03
Biogen rises on news that it plans to file for FDA approval of its Alzheimers drug, Aducanumab. Under Armour gets a new CEO. And Hasbro tumbles on tariff trouble. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross tackle those stories and weigh in on the relative merits of Monopoly and Mr. Potato Head. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our channel.  Get 10% off your first air purifier at http://www.molekule.com with code fool10.
Oct 22, 2019
Dunkin’ Is Speeding Up, Buybacks Are Slowing Down
25:54
Boeing’s stock falls 10% in the wake of a damaging report regarding its knowledge of 737 Max problems in 2016. Goldman Sachs warns clients that stock buyback plans are on the decline. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and the potential ripple effects for investors. Plus, Dunkin’ announces a national rollout of its Beyond Sausage sandwich much sooner than anticipated. Get $50 off your first job post at  www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
Oct 21, 2019
Netflix’s Near Term, IBM’s 3rd Act, Brexit’s Potential
19:15
Netflix sees “modest headwinds” ahead, but shares rise on strong 3rd-quarter international growth. IBM suffers its 5th straight quarter of declining sales. Can anything save Big Blue?  Bill Mann analyzes those stories, shares his view of the latest news on Brexit, and sounds the alarm bell whisky tariffs.   Get the money you need to run your small business. Go to Kabbage.com to get started. Credit lines subject to review and change. Individual requests for capital are separate installment loans issued by Celtic Bank, Member FDIC. 
Oct 17, 2019
Bank of America, United Airlines, Retail Sales Report
19:01
Bank of America and United Arlines both see their stocks rise on better-than-expected 3rd-quarter results.  Jason Moser analyzes the strengths (and challenges) of both businesses.  Plus, we discuss the September retail sales report and ripple effects as retailers prepare for the holidays.  Thanks  Zapier.  Go to zapier.com/fool for a free 14-day trial.
Oct 16, 2019
A Tale of Two Banks and Walmart’s New Delivery
12:26
JPMorgan Chase reports record revenues while Goldman Sachs disappoints. UnitedHealth Group rises on healthy earnings. And Walmart kicks off its straight-to-fridge delivery service. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the plusses and minuses of in-home delivery.   Get the money you need to run your small business. Go to Kabbage.com to get started. Credit lines subject to review and change. Individual requests for capital are separate installment loans issued by Celtic Bank, Member FDIC.
Oct 15, 2019
Have Unicorns Ruined Growth Stocks?
32:39
It’s Mailbag Monday! On a slow-ish news day MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the relative risk of growth stocks in the current market, as well as the top reasons new investors quit the stock market. Plus, we discuss the weekend box office results and preview earnings season.  (Tangents include “The Addams Family”, the baseball playoffs, “12 Angry Men”, and an under-the-radar tourist attraction in Philadelphia.)   Thanks  Zapier.  Go to zapier.com/fool for a free 14-day trial.
Oct 14, 2019
Bed Bath & Beyond Belief
20:19
Embattled retailer Bed Bath & Beyond gets a new CEO and the stock rises 20%. Can retail veteran Mark Tritton turn BBBY into a winner?  MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the opportunities and challenges he faces. Plus, we discuss Delta Air Lines’ 3rd-quarter results and reverse stock splits. Tangents include the Washington Nationals advancing in the MLB playoffs, Portland Oregon’s strength as a coffee hub, and Wawa.  (To get 50% off our Stock Advisor service, go to www.StockIdeas.Fool.com.)   Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Oct 10, 2019
Nobel Prizes, PayPal Investments, and Max Delays
19:50
The Nobel Prize in chemistry generates some electricity. American Airlines deals with turbulence over the 737 Max. And PayPal writes down an Uber investment. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jim Mueller discuss those stories and debate the merits of no-frills airlines.   Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to http://www.Grammarly.com/Fool.
Oct 09, 2019
1 Market-Beating Stock You’re Missing
17:49
Domino’s delivers lower-than-expected results in the 3rd quarter.  Is the run over for one of the hottest stocks of the past decade? Helen of Troy isn’t a household name, but it probably should be.  2nd-quarter profits and revenue came in higher than expected for the home & beauty products company.  And with trading commissions at $0, does DRIP investing make sense anymore?  Ron Gross analyzes those topics and gives a preview of Thursday’s live Q&A on YouTube. (It’s free to subscribe to The Motley Fool’s channel. Just go to www.youtube.com/TheMotleyFool and click the subscribe button!)   Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Oct 08, 2019
Will Cutting Plastic Increase Profits?
16:27
Unilever, the $130 billion consumer goods company, announced a pledge to cut its use of new plastics in half by 2025. Seth Jayson analyzes how the move could benefit the environment as well as Unilever’s shareholders, and shares why packaging company AptarGroup is worth keeping an eye on. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to search for inexpensive industries and discuss whether pursuing a finance degree in college is still a good option.   Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool.  For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to http://www.Grammarly.com/Fool.
Oct 07, 2019
Pepsi, Pot, and Uber
18:20
Pepsi rises on earnings. Constellation Brands sells off on concerns over Canopy Growth. And Uber introduces a new app. Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser discusses those stories and weighs in on the relative merits of Coca-Cola, RC Cola, and Mellow Yellow. (To get 50% off our Stock Advisor service, go to http://StockIdeas.Fool.com.) 
Oct 03, 2019
Is Stitch Fix Out of Fashion?
18:36
Shares of Stitch Fix tumble on earnings and a lower-than-expected forecast for the current quarter. And Facebook deals with concerns over its crypto plans. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Emily Flippen discuss those stories and discuss big news from the World Trade Organization.
Oct 02, 2019
Schwab Goes Free
19:26
Shares of Charles Schwab tumble after the brokerage announces that it’s eliminating online trading commissions for U.S. stocks, ETFs, and options. And shares of McCormick rise after the spice maker delivers some spicy earnings. Analysts Andy Cross and Emily Flippen talk about what those stories means for investors and dip into the Fool Mailbag to talk about the future of U.S. exchange-listed Chinese companies.
Oct 01, 2019
Apparel Retail Woes, Real Estate Opportunities, and 401(k) Questions
18:51
Forever 21 declares bankruptcy.  Blackstone Group and Colony Capital agree to a $5.9 billion deal that demonstrates two very different real estate visions at work. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss strategies for rolling over a 401(k).
Sep 30, 2019
Peloton's IPO and McDonald's PLT
23:03
Fitness company Peloton goes public. McDonald’s tests a Beyond Meat burger. And e-cigarette maker Juul makes some big changes. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Emily Flippen weigh in on those stories and talk about the future of Altria. Thanks Zapier. Go to zapier.com/fool for a free 14-day trial.
Sep 26, 2019
2 Trends That Will Surprise Investors
21:45
We wrapped up our 3-day member event by recording in front of a live audience! Ron Gross and Jason Moser share insights from the conference, including why they’re not interested in Uber or crypto, and the two trends they believe will surprise investors in the next 6 months. Plus, we share our thoughts on Zoom Video CEO Eric Yuan, the streaming wars, and more.   Get $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
Sep 25, 2019
Cars, Cars, and More Cars
12:14
WeWork’s CEO reportedly agrees to step down. AutoZone falls 5% despite a strong 4th-quarter report. CarMax’s 2nd-quarter results are good-not-great. And Tesla faces a new legal challenge. Ron Gross analyzes those stories and reflects on BlackBerry’s huge drop in this special episode recorded on location in Washington, DC.   Thanks  Zapier.  Go to zapier.com/fool for a free 14-day trial.
Sep 24, 2019
Dividend Aristocrats, Portfolio Sizing, and Reallocation Strategies
17:56
We dip into the Fool Mailbag to take on queries about knowing when to reallocate, how many stocks are too many, and the wisdom of buying a “dividend aristocrat” ETF.  MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker answers those questions, plus we revisit the topic of overrated tourist attractions.   Get $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
Sep 23, 2019
Apple’s Next Big Service is Here
20:35
Airbnb announces its plan to go public. Datadog, a data analytics company, turns down Cisco Systems’ offer of $7 billion in favor of an IPO. Microsoft raises its quarterly dividend and announces a $40 billion stock buyback plan. Aaron Bush analyzes those stories and shares why Arcade, Apple’s new video game subscription service, could end up being the biggest service the company offers.   Get the money you need to run your small business. Go to Kabbage.com to get started. Credit lines subject to review and change. Individual requests for capital are separate installment loans issued by Celtic Bank, Member FDIC. 
Sep 19, 2019
FedEx Falls, Pets Are Paying Off
15:22
FedEx stock falls 13%, the worst day in over a decade. Emily Flippen analyzes why this isn’t a buying opportunity just yet. Pet food retailer Chewy posts its 1st report as a public company. And General Mills gets a boost from (surprise) its pet division.   Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Sep 18, 2019
WeWork Retreats, Kraft Heinz Sells Off
19:16
WeWork tables its IPO. 3G Capital sells 25 million shares of Kraft Heinz. Will Berkshire-Hathaway follow suit? MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes those stories. Plus, we discuss the forecast for holiday retail sales and debate the odds of “unprecedented uncertainty”.   Get the money you need to run your small business. Go to Kabbage.com to get started. Credit lines subject to review and change. Individual requests for capital are separate installment loans issued by Celtic Bank, Member FDIC. 
Sep 17, 2019
Oil Stocks Rising
18:02
ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP and Halliburton were just some of the oil stocks rising today. Jason Moser analyzes the energy landscape and shares why he’s still not a big fan of oil stocks in the long run. Plus, we discuss a surprising upgrade for Uber and Lyft, as well as the implications of Accenture’s new report on the banking industry.   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.paypalcredit.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
Is Domino’s Cooling Off?
18:08
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 16, 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
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