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

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Investor’s Guide to Oscar Nominations
15:00
What happens with a board of directors suddenly backs out of a deal? In the case of Arconic, the aluminum parts manufacturer, one result is shares hitting a 30-year low. Taylor Muckerman analyzes the prospects for a rebound and shares why investors are right to be unsettled. Plus, we discuss restaurants that are bucking the current trend of lowering guidance and share an investor’s guide to this mornings Academy Awards nominations.   Thanks to Molekule for supporting MarketFoolery.  Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool75”.
Jan 22, 2019
“Thank you, Jack Bogle.”
19:06
Bill Mann and Chris Hill celebrate the life and legacy of Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard and creator of the first index fund.
Jan 17, 2019
Big Deals and Snap Judgements
20:20
Financial technology provider Fiserv announces plans to buy payment processor First Data in a $22 billion all-stock deal. United flies higher on strong earnings. Snap sinks on news that its CFO is leaving after only 8 months on the job. And McDonalds loses a Big Mac battle. Analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser tackle those stories and talk about some surprising news from Apple. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
Jan 16, 2019
5 Conference Calls Investors Should Listen To
17:28
JP Morgan Chase misses quarterly results for the first time in nearly 4 years, but it’s CEO Jamie Dimon’s comments that have our attention. Bryan Hinmon, chief investment officer at MFAM Funds, analyzes Dimon’s current view of the U.S. economy. Bryan also shares why Mastercard and Fastenal are two of the five quarterly conference calls he always makes time to listen to. Plus, we discuss Netflix raising prices and the ripple effects of their decision. You can read the latest from Bryan and his colleagues at www.MFAMFunds.com.
Jan 15, 2019
WWE & the Future of Sports Media Rights
19:17
Lululemon raises guidance after a surprisingly good holiday quarter. Gannett pops 20% on a takeover bid. PG&E files for bankruptcy as the stock price craters. Dan Kline analyzes those stories, shares why World Wrestling Entertainment is one of the few stocks he owns, and discusses the future of sports media rights.   Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
Jan 14, 2019
Is Macy’s a Bargain?
19:35
Shares of Macy’s plummet on disappointing holiday sales. Is Macy’s a bargain or should buyers beware? Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross tackle that question and discuss earnings news from Target and Bed, Bath, & Beyond.
Jan 10, 2019
Guidance? We don’t need no stinking guidance!
19:01
Constellation Brands falls after lowering guidance for 2019 thanks to a write-down in its investment in Canopy Growth. Lennar wraps up its fiscal year by deferring guidance altogether. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the beverage and housing industries. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag in search of coffee stocks.   Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
Jan 09, 2019
2 CEOs to Watch This Year
17:59
Why is Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross watching the financial industry this year? We discuss stocks his radar and two CEOs investors would do well to keep an eye on. Plus, Andy weighs in with reckless predictions about business and sports!
Jan 08, 2019
Golden Globes & the Switzerland of Video Streaming
15:54
Roku rises more than 20% on strong pre-earnings data. Seth Jayson shares why he compares Roku to Switzerland and analyzes the video streaming landscape for investors. Plus, we share takeaways from last night’s Golden Globe awards and Seth talks about the importance of having a “temperament edge.”   Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to http://linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
Jan 07, 2019
“Dear Apple shareholders...”
23:24
Apple falls after CEO Tim Cook lowers revenue guidance for the 1st quarter. Bristol-Myers Squibb gives Celgene shareholders $74 billion reasons to smile. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the latest headlines and what it means for investors. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss investing for your (adult) children. (Tangents include company rebranding fails, Harry Potter’s effect on today’s mega-merger, and why Bill hasn’t been in the studio in awhile.)
Jan 03, 2019
Energy & Materials: Two Industries for 2019
19:10
Happy new year? More evidence of an economic slowdown emerges from China. Seth Jayson analyzes the current state of uncertainty in the stock market and shares why he’s taking a closer look at the energy and materials industries this year. Plus, Seth shares why Eagle Materials is on his radar, why he’s not necessarily shying away from restaurant stocks, and why household names like Alphabet, Facebook, and Home Depot look attractive.
Jan 02, 2019
Investing from the Great Beyond
14:24
Imagine finding out that for 35 years you’ve owned shares of one of the biggest companies in America.  Chris Hill wraps up 2018 with a story about his late father and a long-lost stock.  Plus, he shares a few thanks, and a few thoughts on how marathon running and investing are even more alike than previously thought.
Dec 31, 2018
Visa Goes Shopping
20:03
We survived Christmas! Jason Moser analyzes two deals from the world of banking and finance.  Ameris Bancorp merges with Fidelity Southern in a move to strengthen its position in the southeastern United States. Shares of British payment company Earthcorp soar 280% after Visa comes knocking with a check for $250 million. Plus, we discuss the recent volatility and share why investors need to be prepared for more of the same.
Dec 27, 2018
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
12:09
Chris Hill shares a few holiday wishes and thoughts on holiday music, before turning the show over to the late, great Louis Armstrong.
Dec 24, 2018
5 Stocks We Just Bought
21:32
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the 4th time this year. Matt Argersinger analyzes the recent (and continuing) volatility and shares five stocks he has bought recently.  Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to take stock of iQiyi (aka, the “Netflix of China) and Matt shares why he believes Berkshire-Hathaway is as close to a “can’t-miss” stock as exists right now.   Holiday Music: “All For Christmas” by Sebastian Forslund
Dec 20, 2018
1st Bear Spotted
18:18
FedEx has its worst day in 10 years. Bill Mann analyzes why the comments of CEO Fred Smith are worthy of every investor’s attention. The Russell 2000 index officially enters bear market territory.  And start-up fintech company Robinhood gets a call from their friendly neighborhood regulator. Plus, Bill shares a key piece of non-investing advice he received on this day 19 years ago.   Holiday Music: “Aires De Navidad” by n’klabe
Dec 19, 2018
Fashion Stocks, Anyone?
18:40
Ok seriously, how SHOULD we be thinking about apparel stocks?  Seth Jayson analyzes the landscape and shares why U.S. investors should be paying more attention to what’s happening in Europe.  Plus, more talk about Uxin and we dip into the Fool Mailbag and ponder if shares of Skechers are cheap for a reason or just cheap.   Holiday Music: “Let It Snow” by Boys II Men
Dec 18, 2018
Used Cars in China, PayPal, and the Future of Apple
31:35
It's time for another round of Yes, No, or Maybe So. Analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser share two stocks they're bullish on, two stocks they're bearish on, and two stocks they're on the fence about. Emily weighs in on Chinese used car dealer Uxin, JCPenney, and Stitch Fix. And Jason talks PayPal, Zillow, and Apple.
Dec 17, 2018
Tailored Brands Gets Pantsed
30:35
Tailored Brands (parent company of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A Bank) falls 30% on rough guidance. Visa moves to help companies eliminate paper checks. Markel falls when regulators come knocking on the front door. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and shares the two stocks he bought shares of last week. Plus, KFC is selling fried chicken-scented logs for your fireplace, and we’ve got a holiday sale at http://shop.fool.com for the investor in your life!   Holiday Music: “O Come, All Ye Faithful“ by Twister Sister   Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Dec 13, 2018
China's Change of Tune?
26:43
The market gets a boost from a Wall Street Journal report that China is working to increase access for overseas companies. Tencent Music rises in its Wall Street debut. And Dave & Buster’s declines on earnings. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss these stories and talk about Verizon’s broken Oath. Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool.  Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.    
Dec 12, 2018
Apparel Retail Is Nuts
19:35
Stitch Fix falls 30% on weak 2nd-quarter guidance, while Ascena Retail Group pops 25% on better-than-expected comps. What in the world is going on???  Emily Flippen analyzes the apparel retail landscape and shares why she’s not treating Stitch Fix’s drop as a buying opportunity.  Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to answer two important questions: What’s the rule-of-thumb when your stock gets bought out?  How come ducks don’t get frostbite?   Holiday Music: “Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over” by Jack White   Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Dec 11, 2018
Mission: To Make Online Education Suck Less
21:52
Merger Monday! Tivity Health buys Nutrisystem in a deal that a lot of investors seem to hate. Taylor Muckerman analyzes the numbers and shares why he understands the skepticism. Uber and Lyft file to go public. Plus, Taylor shares some highlights from his recent meetings with executives from Venmo, WW, and 2U.   Holiday music: “8 Days (of Hanukkah)” by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings   Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool.  Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.
Dec 10, 2018
High-Tech Intrigue and the Price of Friends
26:22
The stock market continues its sell-off. Canada arrests Huawei’s CFO after a request from the U.S. And Netflix pays $100 million for another year of Friends. Motley Fool analysts Bill Mann and Jason Moser discuss those stories and dig into earnings from Kroger.
Dec 06, 2018
Are Index Funds Becoming Dangerous?
24:34
How dangerous are index funds becoming? How bad is Anheuser Busch Inbev’s dividend cut? Those are just two of the questions MFAM Funds’ Bill Barker analyzes as we dip into the Fool Mailbag. We also revisit our recent conversation about James Bond, and pay tribute to the late, great Ricky Jay.   Holiday music: “Hanukkah Waltz” by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones   Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to Grammarly.com/fool.
Dec 05, 2018
A Recession Indicator Appears
20:54
4th-quarter profits for Toll Brothers soars 62%, but the stock doesn’t respond. Meanwhile RH Holdings (aka, Restoration Hardware) pops on a strong 3rd-quarter report. Emily Flippen analyzes those two companies, and discusses the (potentially) increased likelihood of a recession after the appearance of the inverted yield curve.   Holiday music: “Hanukkah on Japonica” by Panorama Jazz Band   Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to Grammarly.com/fool.
Dec 04, 2018
He Said, Xi Said
25:02
A truce in the trade war with China sends stocks higher. Jason Moser analyzes the landscape for investors and discusses the ripple effects of Amazon’s new arrangement with Apple Music. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to answer the question, how much consideration should investors put into a CEO’s pay?
Dec 03, 2018
Han Solo vs. Indiana Jones
01:42:32
We’re back with another non-investing episode!  Strap in as MFAM Funds’ Bill Barker and Chris Hill are joined by longtime Fool (and good friend) Bill Mann to talk about James Bond’s early training and the smallest hill we’re willing to die on.  Plus, we also discuss Bill Mann’s comedy influences, Barker’s death threat, Hill’s origin story movie pitches, and who would win a fight between Han Solo and Indiana Jones.  Producer Dan Boyd weighs in on various topics and kicks off our 4th annual drive to share awesome holiday music with some help from Dropkick Murphys.
Dec 01, 2018
A Tale of Two Retailers
16:36
Abercrombie & Fitch soars while Express falls in the face of a tough holiday quarter. Emily Flippen analyzes the apparel retail industry and shares the secret to Abercrombie & Fitch’s latest success. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the unsexy-yet-profitable world of waste management stocks.   Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool.  Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.      
Nov 29, 2018
The Golden Equation
29:17
Tiffany shares have their worst day in nearly 4 years. JM Smucker struggles on several fronts. And shares of Chico’s fall nearly 40%. MFAM Funds analyst Bill Barker discusses those stories and shares how Burlington Stores has found the golden equation for retailers. (Tangents include listeners in Sweden, open jobs at JM Smucker, our idea for a Yukon Cornelius origin story.)   Go to www.Harrys.com/Fool to redeem your offer and let them know we sent you to help support the show!
Nov 28, 2018
Big Breakups and Pricier Apples
19:40
United Technologies splits itself into three separate companies. President Trump suggests that the U.S. could impose 10% tariffs on iPhones imported from China. And Amazon says Cyber Monday was its biggest shopping day in history. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stories and indulge in some elevator humor.   Thanks to Slack for supporting MarketFoolery. Slack: Where work happens. Go to slack.com to learn more.
Nov 27, 2018
General Motors, Retail Records, and Cannabis Conventions
20:51
General Motors lays off 15% of its employees and scales back production. David Kretzmann analyzes why GM had to make these tough decisions. Black Friday sets a new record for online sales. We discuss why the holiday quarter is so crucial to some retailers. Plus, David shares highlights from attending MJBizCon in Las Vegas.   Go to www.Harrys.com/Fool to redeem your offer and let them know we sent you to help support the show!
Nov 26, 2018
Black Friday Can’t Come Soon Enough
27:38
Retails stocks get hammered as Target, Lowe’s and L Brands all report 3rd-quarter earnings. MFAM Funds analyst Bill Barker discusses those companies and tries to make sense of where the opportunities exist (or don’t) for investors. Plus, we preview our upcoming “Apropos Of Nothing” episode and the start of our annual holiday music campaign with producer Dan Boyd!   (Tangents include holiday scents and how we may have influenced Bath & Body Works’ candle sales.)
Nov 20, 2018
Business (Not Politics) for Your Thanksgiving
22:48
Looking to steer your Thanksgiving dinner table conversation away from politics?  We’re here to help! Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser offer perspective on some timely business discussion topics, including seasonal hiring for retail and restaurants, the rise of cord-cutting, and the increasing drama in Facebook’s C-Suite.
Nov 19, 2018
Walmart's Online Surprise
24:51
Walmart reports a 43% growth in e-commerce. Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway reports its ten biggest holdings. And Levi’s considers a return to the public markets. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stories and share a few fashion tips. Thanks to Netsuite for supporting MarketFoolery. Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Nov 15, 2018
Chips & Fried Pickles
17:09
With NVIDIA, Western Digital, and Micron Technology all falling in recent days, are chipmakers a buying opportunity or should investors stay away?  Bill Mann analyzes the landscape as we dip into the Fool Mailbag. Plus, we discuss Amazon’s missed opportunity, SurveyMonkey’s 1st report as a public company, and National Pickle Day! Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
Nov 14, 2018
Can Someone Explain Home Depot’s Drop?
17:40
Amazon makes it official by selecting NYC and Crystal City for its two new offices. Jim Mueller discusses the process Amazon went through, starting with its list of 20 finalists. Plus, we try to make sense of Home Depot shares falling despite a strong 3rd-quarter report and raising its guidance, and we dip into the Fool Mailbag.   Thanks to Netsuite for supporting MarketFoolery.  Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Nov 13, 2018
“I have some breaking news...”
24:29
SAP gives Qualtrics International 8 billion reasons not to go public, and shares of SurveyMonkey rise as a result. Bill Barker from MFAM Funds analyzes the state of SAP, as well as Comcast winning the weekend box office with the new animated version of “The Grinch”.   (Tangents include monkeys vs. dolphins, the “Arsta Rule”, and Bill’s upcoming appearance on CNBC.)   Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
Nov 12, 2018
To Hedge Or Not To Hedge?
20:43
Mail time! Jason Moser dips into the Fool Mailbag to explain “forward earnings” and discuss whether a hedged ETF is preferable to a non-hedged ETF.  Plus, we wave a fond farewell to the unfortunately-named Oath.
Nov 08, 2018
Investing in Australia
17:39
What’s better than talking to one analyst from Motley Fool Australia?  TWO!  Andrew Leggett and Ed Vesely fly in from Down Under to discuss dividend investing, growth stocks, and why U.S. investors should ignore half of Australia’s public companies. Plus, the guys share why Collins Foods and Afterpay Touch Group are stocks on their radar. Thanks to Molekule for supporting MarketFoolery.  Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool75”.
Nov 07, 2018
About That 2nd Headquarters...
20:40
Marriott falls on tepid 3rd-quarter results and even tepider (is that a word?) guidance. Matt Argersinger analyzes Marriott’s potential and challenges. Bojangles becomes the latest restaurant to be taken private.  Plus, Amazon reportedly has chosen two cities for its new 2nd headquarters.
Nov 06, 2018
Buffett’s Buyback and SeaWorld’s Surprise
23:14
Warren Buffet buys back $12.6 billion in stock. Lowe’s closes 51 stores in the U.S. and Canada. And SeaWorld reports better-than-expected earnings and attendance. Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Emily Flippen discuss those stories.   Thanks to Molekule for supporting our channel.  Get $75 off your first order at http://www.molekule.com code fool75.
Nov 05, 2018
Apple Earnings - 1 Thing To Watch
14:12
Fitbit soars on strong 3rd-quarter earnings and increased guidance for the holidays. Spotify falls despite reporting an unexpected 3rd-quarter profit. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Charly Travers analyzes those stories and shares why he’s not going to be focused on iPhone sales when Apple reports after the closing bell.
Nov 01, 2018
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Pizza Hut?
25:12
Yum Brands’ 3rd-quarter report featured strong results from KFC and Taco Bell, while Pizza Hut continues to struggle. Seth Jayson analyzes Yum’s strengths and discusses how Pizza Hut might get out of the doldrums. We look at eBay’s latest quarter and another blue-chip stock cutting its dividend.  Plus, Seth and Chris share a few highlights (and lowlights) from Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon. OORAH! Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Oct 31, 2018
Under Armour Soars, GE Fizzles
14:58
Shares of Under Armour have their biggest pop in a decade, while GE’s latest quarterly results come with 92% cut to the quarterly dividend. Taylor Muckerman analyzes all that plus the latest earnings from BP and the headline-grabbing lawsuit ExxonMobil is facing.
Oct 30, 2018
A Game Changer for IBM?
21:55
IBM agrees to buy Red Hat for $33 billion. Analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser talk about what the deal means for investors and dig into the latest from Amazon and Twitter.
Oct 29, 2018
“Oh look, it’s all red.”
15:19
Another day, another sea of red in the public markets. Bill Mann analyzes the investing landscape and how the narrative is shifting for investors. Bill shares why he’s looking at stocks in Japan. Plus, we discuss Noodles & Company’s 20% drop and wonder if it’s overblown.
Oct 24, 2018
Live from Denver!
11:56
Caterpillar falls more than 7% due to the rising cost of steel.  Aaron Bush and Matt Argersinger analyze the effect that tariffs are (increasingly) having on the markets. Plus, we discuss investing outside the U.S. and dip into the Fool Mailbag to talk spin-offs.
Oct 23, 2018
Hasbro Needs More Elves
24:25
We can’t keep up with demand” was the headline for Hasbro’s 3rd-quarter. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the toymaker’s struggles in the wake of the Toys-R-Us liquidation. Plus, we discuss the latest results from Polaris Industries and dip into the Fool Mailbag to answer a question about shorting stocks. (Tangents include Bill’s own experiences with shorting, Dungeons & Dragons, and potential movies from the Hasbro universe.)
Oct 22, 2018
Why isn’t Visa’s dividend even higher?
22:08
Visa raises its quarterly dividend by four whole cents. Jason Moser analyzes Visa’s history of stock buybacks and compares it to the company’s dividend strategy. Plus, we discuss Travelers’ steady (and completely unsexy) business and the latest activist investor target: Campbell Soup! Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Oct 18, 2018
Netflix, Destroyer of Worlds
17:27
Netflix added 7 million new subscribers, blowing away expectations. Andy Cross analyzes Netflix’s growth and shares how the company is planning to keep a handle on growing costs. Plus, we discuss IBM’s new 52-week low and dip into the Fool Mailbag to offer a few tips on researching company initiatives.
Oct 17, 2018
RIP, Paul Allen
24:49
Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, owned professional sports teams, and made contributed billions to philanthropic efforts.  Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker discusses Allen’s amazing life in and out of Microsoft. Plus, we discuss earnings from both the financial and restaurant industries, and Walmart’s new partnership with Advance Auto Parts.  (Tangents include Bill’s recent trip to Boston and what jobs are available in the state of Maine.) Thanks Netsuite.  Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Oct 16, 2018
Sears Final Chapter?
13:58
Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Is it the end of the road for the iconic retailer? Analysts Emily Flippen and Matt Argersinger talk about the past, present, and future of Sears and discuss some of the lessons for Amazon and other retailers.
Oct 15, 2018
“Everybody calm down!”
22:55
Take a deep breath, folks. Jeff Fischer stops by the studio to add some perspective on the stock market’s volatility and history of downturns. We discuss Square’s bad week being compounded by the news that CFO Sarah Friar is leaving at the end of the year. Plus, Jeff shares some ideas on how investors can decide for themselves whether it’s time to buy or sell.
Oct 11, 2018
1500th episode? “We’re just getting started.”
22:35
It’s our 1500th episode! Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger analyze the market’s volatility and look for opportunities among falling stock prices. Sears falls 35% as it prepares for bankruptcy. Starbucks gets a new investor. Snap hits a new low as a leaked memo from the CEO makes headlines. Plus, we take a quick look back at where the market was when we started doing MarketFoolery in January 2011. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
Oct 10, 2018
Netflix Takes a Left Turn at Albuquerque
17:44
Alphabet shuts down Goole+, its failed social media platform, after the private data of 500,000 users was exposed. Netflix buys ABQ Studios in New Mexico. Jim Mueller analyzes those stories and shares why he’s watching the ripple effect of tariffs this earnings season.
Oct 09, 2018
Why We’re Watching Margins This Earnings Season
21:47
Facebook has unveiled a new device for the home called Portal. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes Facebook’s entry into the home assistant space. “Venom” had a record-breaking opening weekend at the box office. Plus, Bill shares why he’s watching margins this earnings season. (Tangents include the New York Yankees, Halloween candy, and the prospects for another “Apropos Of Nothing” episode. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
Oct 08, 2018
Barnes & Noble For Sale
18:57
The bookseller’s for sale, but with the price 20% higher today than it was yesterday who’s going to buy? Seth Jayson analyzes Barnes & Noble’s quandary, and the latest results from Constellation Brands. Seth shares why companies facing tariffs (e.g., Titan International) are on his radar this upcoming earnings season, and we share the news of our upcoming listener meetup in Denver! Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool.  Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.      
Oct 04, 2018
Sweet Music for Investors?
19:25
JC Penney names a new CEO. General Motors and Honda team up on self-driving cars. And China’s largest streaming music service files to go public in the U.S. Analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss these stories and offer some predictions about the future of autonomous vehicles. Thanks to Netsuite! Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Oct 03, 2018
Does Stitch Fix Need Fixing?
20:10
Stitch Fix falls 30% on 4th-quarter results, so how bad was it? Bill Mann analyzes the damage and shares why he believes now might be the time to buy. Plus, we discuss Pepsi’s latest quarter, Amazon’s wage increase, Diageo’s new whisky (inspired by “Game Of Thrones”), and Bill’s encounter with a soccer legend. Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool.  Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.      
Oct 02, 2018
Shakeup at GE
20:50
General Electric dumps CEO John Flannery after barely a year on the job. Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser analyze the sudden move, as well as Elon Musk’s settlement with the SEC and Facebook’s latest data challenge.  Thanks to Netsuite!  Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Oct 01, 2018
The “Fun Size” Candy Debate
25:52
Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson stops by the studio one last time to share highlights from Howard Marks’ annual letter, Upwork’s impending IPO, and the relative attractiveness of General Motors’ stock.  Plus, we engage in a surprisingly heated debate over the only question that truly matters this time of year: What’s the deal with “fun size” candy? Go to www.Harrys.com/Fool to redeem your offer and let them know we sent you to help support the show!
Sep 27, 2018
“We need to go public NOW!”
20:23
Nike’s $10 billion-dollar quarter wasn’t good enough for Wall Street.  KB Home falls despite a better-than-expected 3rd-quarter. And Lyft gets one step closer to going public. Matt Koppenheffer analyzes those stories and more on an episode we recorded before the Federal Reserve’s announcement about interest rates.
Sep 26, 2018
Acquisition Tuesday!
24:22
Michael Kors buys Versace. Inspire Brands buys Sonic. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the latest acquisitions in the apparel retail and restaurant industries. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to recommend a few resources for new investors, and discuss the late-breaking rebrand of Dunkin’ Donuts. (Tangents include company mottos, mergers vs. acquisitions, and tomorrow’s front page news in New England.) Go to www.Harrys.com/Fool to redeem your offer and let them know we sent you to help support the show!
Sep 25, 2018
SiriusXM Buys Pandora
16:18
SiriusXM buys Pandora for $3.5 billion. Will the deal produce sweet music for investors? Matt Argersinger tackles that question, explains why Disney may want to send Comcast a fruit basket, and shares his favorite airline stock. 
Sep 24, 2018
“You better pack a lunch.”
16:30
Darden Restaurants posts strong 1st-quarter results thanks to Olive Garden. General Electric falls on concerns in the power division. And we dip into the Fool Mailbag to look at Elanco’s IPO, Zoetis and more. Jason Moser analyzes all those stories and gives a preview of Monday’s episode of Industry Focus.
Sep 20, 2018
Time to Buy Chinese Tech Stocks?
14:36
Should Square buy eBay? Is there a downside to diversification? And what the heck is going on with Chinese tech giants like Alibaba and Baidu? Matt Argersinger analyzes those questions as we dip into the Fool Mailbag. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our  podcast.  Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool”.
Sep 19, 2018
Netflix, HBO Bring Home The Gold
15:08
Netflix & HBO dominated last night’s Emmy Awards. Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss the payoff for spending billions on original content. Plus, we analyze the latest results from FedEx, General Mills, and AutoZone, and share a few TV recommendations.
Sep 18, 2018
Tesla's Hellish Progress?
19:35
Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says that Tesla has gone from “production hell to delivery logistics hell.” What should investors make of Tesla’s newest "hell"? Analysts Andy Cross and Jim Mueller tackle that question, weigh in on the prospects of an Amazon break-up, and talk Coke and cannabis. Thanks to Molekule for supporting MarketFoolery. Get $75 off your first order at http://www.molekule.com code fool.
Sep 17, 2018
WageWorks Has A Numbers Problem
21:25
Shares of WageWorks, the employee benefits administrator, fell 15% after announcing its setting up a special committee to examine an earlier investigation into financial irregularities. (Oh yeah, the chairman of the board also resigned suddenly without comment.) David Kretzmann analyzes the damage and shares why more shoes may be dropping.  Plus, David shares his recent trips to cannabis conferences in Toronto, as well as meeting with executives at MedMen Enterprises. And did we mention we’re hiring??  We are! Check all our job postings at Careers.Fool.com.
Sep 13, 2018
Activision's Battle Royale with Fortnite
16:18
Shares of Activision Blizzard jump on positive reviews for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Will the new Call of Duty, with its Battle Royale mode, kill Fortnite? Motley Fool analyst Aaron Bush tackles that question, weighs in on Alibaba’s big deal in Russia, and talks Netflix vs. HBO.  Thanks to Casper for supporting The Motley Fool. Save $50 on a mattress at http://www.casper.com/fool (use the promo code “Fool”)          
Sep 12, 2018
Stocks for Hurricane Florence
21:57
As Hurricane Florence bears down on the East Coast, we dare to ask the question “Is it possible to make a little money off this thing?” Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker shares which industries investors should be watching beyond the usual suspects (e.g., home improvement stocks). Plus we discuss the latest report from Casey’s General Stores, dip into the Fool Mailbag, and share a few memories from the start of the financial crisis 10 years ago this month.
Sep 11, 2018
Purger Monday
19:50
Forget “Merger Monday”, we’ve got Purger Monday. High-profile executives from Alibaba, CBS Corp., and Snap are heading for the exits and shares of all three companies are headed lower. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the news and share their thoughts on the future of the companies and the stocks. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss how much of your own company’s stock is too much? Thanks to Casper for supporting The Motley Fool. Save $50 on a mattress at http://www.casper.com/fool (use the promo code “Fool”)
Sep 10, 2018
Is Facebook Really Losing Its Mojo in the U.S.?
27:48
According to a new Pew survey, 26% of Facebook users in the U.S. have deleted the app from their phones over the past year and 54% have adjusted their privacy settings. Jason Moser and David Kretzmann explain what it means for investors, talk cannabis stocks, and weigh in on Snap’s new low.   Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.  
Sep 06, 2018
"That's a good question, Senator..."
21:19
Twitter and Facebook send their leaders to Washington to spend a little quality time with the United States Senate. Motley Fool Asset Management's Bill Barker analyzes the prospects for regulation of the social media giants. Plus, we share the latest update on JD.com's CEO, 2nd-quarter earnings from RH (aka, Restoration Hardware), and another health scare from Kellogg's. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
Sep 05, 2018
The Curious Case of Richard Liu
17:33
Over the weekend Richard Liu, the billionaire CEO of JD.com, was arrested in Minneapolis and later released. As shares of JD.com hit an 18-month low Matt Argersinger analyzes what we know so far and shares how big a factor Liu is in the bull case for the company. Plus we discuss Amazon hitting the $1 trillion market cap mark, Nike shares falling in the wake of its latest ad campaign, and Dunkin’ Donuts pouring salt in the wounds of football fans in Massachusetts.
Sep 04, 2018
The Ascent
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What is The Ascent? After sharing a few thoughts on Coca-Cola’s recent acquisitions, Chris Hill talks with Brendan Byrnes about a new consumer finance site, TheAscent.com.  Thanks to Molekule for supporting MarketFoolery.  Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool”.
Sep 03, 2018
Trump vs. Google
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Salesforce slips on earnings. President Trump attacks Google. And an NFL linebacker gets indicted for insider trading. Motley Fool analyst Bill Mann tackles those stories and shares an international stock on his radar. Thanks to Molekule for supporting MarketFoolery. Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool”.
Aug 30, 2018
Is Under Armour Falling Out of Fashion?
17:23
Dick’s Sporting Goods blames disappointing earnings on declining Under Armour sales. Amazon readies a rival to Roku. And Microsoft turns Xbox into a subscription service. Analysts Matt Argersinger and Aaron Bush discuss those stories.
Aug 29, 2018
Tiffany Shines
21:52
Tiffany reports strong earnings. Should investors take stock in the iconic jewelry retailer? Andy Cross and Jason Moser talk Tiffany and weigh in on earnings from Best Buy, BJ’s Wholesale, and DSW. Thanks to Molekule for supporting MarketFoolery. Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool”.
Aug 28, 2018
Coffee Drones & Stock Splits
24:25
Tesla decides to remain public. What fallout, if any, awaits Elon Musk?  Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the potential for shareholder lawsuits. We dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss stock splits and investing in children’s entertainment. Plus, IBM now holds the patent on coffee drones!  
Aug 27, 2018
The Cons & Cons of After Hours Trading
15:34
It’s official! We’re in the longest bull market run in U.S. history.  Matt Argersinger analyzes why this bull market is also surprisingly unloved. Plus, we discuss Alibaba’s 1st-quarter results and dip into the Fool Mailbag to talk about after hours trading.
Aug 23, 2018
Home Improvement: The Strong Get Stronger
15:50
Shares of Lowe’s rise on its 2nd-quarter report and the CEO’s plans for the future. Seth Jayson analyzes how the strength of Lowe’s and Home Depot spells trouble for other companies in the home improvement industry. Plus we discuss Target’s stellar 2nd-quarter report, the relative appeal of Culver’s, and training for the upcoming Marine Corps Marathon.
Aug 22, 2018
Toll Brothers, Tesla, and the Bull Case for Unhealthy Foods
17:28
Luxury home builder Toll Brothers surprised some investors with a strong 3rd-quarter report and increased guidance. Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson digs into the home-buying (and rental) trends that indicate Toll Brothers’ boom may have staying power. Plus, we discuss a survey of Tesla’s suppliers as well as the stock idea Tim picked up on a recent family vacation to western Canada. Thanks to Away for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to awaytravel.com/fool and use the promo code “fool” to get $20 off a suitcase!
Aug 21, 2018
Pepsi Pays Up for SodaStream
19:43
Pepsi pulls the trigger on a $3.2 billion dollar deal for SodaStream. Are they paying too much? Jason Moser analyzes the prospects for success. Plus we discuss adidas teaming up with Twitter on high school football games, and the chances that Bojangles’ is preparing itself for a sale.
Aug 20, 2018
Attention Walmart Shoppers!
13:44
Shares of Walmart pop after the retailer reports its strongest same-store sales growth in a decade. J.C. Penney plummets on bigger-than-expected losses. And China’s second-largest e-commerce company, JD.com, loses steam on revenue concerns. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross weigh in on those stories and take stock in the future of retail.
Aug 16, 2018
Retail, Weed, and Free Beer (Yes, really)
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Macy’s posts a rock-solid 2nd-quarter and raises guidance, so why are shares down? Matt Argersinger analyzes the great recent run Macy’s has had and shares why some investors are jumping ship now. Constellation Brands makes a $4 billion investment in Canopy Growth, one of Canada’s biggest marijuana companies. And Bud Light offers free beer to Cleveland Browns fans, but with one tiny catch. Plus, we discuss the rough year international markets are having, as well as the increasingly frothy private markets. Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool.  Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.      
Aug 15, 2018
Home Depot Crushed It
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After a rough spring, everything’s coming up roses in Home Depot’s 2nd-quarter report. Seth Jayson analyzes the home improvement landscape, as well as the latest earnings from Redfin and Tapestry. Plus we discuss (and applaud) Southwest Airlines’ decision to revise its policy on emotional support animals.
Aug 14, 2018
The Jeans Are Splitting
22:30
VF Corp announces a spin-off of Lee and Wrangler Jeans. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the silver lining for the new company and why the CEO is staying with the remaining business. Elon Musk clarifies his statement on “Funding secured”, and Netflix is in the hunt for a new CFO. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss investing in China. Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool.  Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.      
Aug 13, 2018
Roku’s Upside and Yelp’s Latest Review
21:45
Roku surges on a surprise profit. Yelp gives investors something to shout about. And Jack in the Box pops on earnings. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stories and weigh in on a controversial commercial.
Aug 09, 2018
Funding Secured!
31:14
Elon Musk tweets about taking Tesla private. What happens now? David Kretzmann and Aaron Bush analyze potential outcomes for Tesla and its shareholders. Plus, we discuss the latest results from Match Group, Camping World and Papa John’s. Thanks Handy. To get your first 3-hour cleaning for $39 when you sign up for a plan, visit Handy.com/fool and use promo code “fool”.
Aug 08, 2018
“Please stop buying stuff.”
24:45
Zillow and Etsy report 2nd-quarter results, and the resulting directions of the stocks indicate how important revenue is. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes Zillow’s acquisition strategy and the degree to which Etsy is Amazon-proof. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag and look forward to ESPN’s re-launch of “The Ocho”. (Tangents include the origins of tennis, random acts of kindness at Wawa, and an upcoming road trip for MarketFoolery!)
Aug 07, 2018
Pepsi’s Star is Stepping Down
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After 12 years as CEO, Pepsico announced that Indra Nooyi is stepping down in October. Jason Moser analyzes her tenure and shares why the next CEO has very big shoes to fill.  Plus, we discuss Berkshire-Hathaway’s 2nd-quarter results and Facebook’s discussions with banks regarding a new feature for Facebook Messenger. Thanks Handy. To get your first 3-hour cleaning for $39 when you sign up for a plan, visit Handy.com/fool and use promo code “fool”.
Aug 06, 2018
“CEO of the Year” Race is Over
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Tesla’s 2nd-quarter loss was its biggest ever, so of course shares are up 10% today. Emily Flippen and Ron Gross analyze the electric automaker’s results and near-term future.  Plus, we discuss the latest from FitBit and Square, say goodbye to Brookstone, and wonder if Jack Dorsey should be handed the “CEO of the Year” trophy right now.
Aug 02, 2018
Apple *Yawn* Posts Another Record Quarter
16:45
Apple inches closer to a $1 trillion market cap with record sales in the 3rd quarter.  Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross analyzes the latest results from the world’s largest fruit company.  Plus, we discuss Baidu’s drop (despite a strong underlying business) and SodaStream’s big pop.
Aug 01, 2018
Uh-Oh, Chipotle’s In The News Again
22:02
Texas Roadhouse shares fall as costs rise for the restaurant chain. Chipotle shares fall on another health scare, this time in Ohio.  Bill Mann analyzes what the two have in common, and how Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol needs to be ready for his close-up. Plus, we discuss Brookfield Asset Management buying Forest City Realty Trust, as well as the recent spate of share buyback plans.
Jul 31, 2018
Big Machines, Big Oil
14:54
Caterpillar posts strong 2nd-quarter results and raises guidance for the full fiscal year.  Taylor Muckerman analyzes Caterpillar’s recent rise and the potential for the stock from here.  Plus, we discuss the latest quarterly results from ExxonMobil and Chevron, as well as the bump the latest “Mission Impossible” has given to Viacom’s stock.
Jul 30, 2018
Facebook’s Revenue Picture
18:58
Facebook shares plummet after the social network’s CFO makes it clear that revenue is going down in 2018. Troy Springer and Maria Gallagher analyze the damage, as well as Spotify’s 2nd-quarter results. Plus, they share why General Mills and Stitch Fix are on their radar. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
Jul 26, 2018
Delivery Stocks Pop
25:03
UPS shares pop on a strong 2nd-quarter report, but it pales in comparison to the 25% rise in GrubHub’s stock after a record 2nd-quarter report. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes companies, as well as the struggles of General Motors and Polaris. (Tangents include quirky metrics, UPS uniforms, and what to name Bill’s new puppy!)
Jul 25, 2018
“The shark flag is flying.”
15:43
Great white sharks lurk near the beaches of Cape Cod, while pine trees in Maine can startle you if you’re not paying attention. Recording at the Podcast Movement conference in Philadelphia, Chris Hill shares a couple of investing takeaways from his vacation.  Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
Jul 24, 2018
Stocks for the Ultra-Long Term
17:04
Hasbro’s 2nd-quarter profits send the stock higher, while Halliburton’s 2nd-quarter results cause a sell-off.  Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser analyze those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to suggest stocks for a 3-year-old investor.
Jul 23, 2018