Industry Focus

Recently Microsoft has been challenging the Mac maker for the crown of the largest publicly traded company. We talk about how the companies got to where they are, which one looks like a safer bet over the next few years, and hit some expansion news from Spotify too!

Stocks: MSFT, AAPL, SPOT

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With more focus than ever being placed on sustainability, many people are considering whether solar panels are a good choice for their home. We discuss how homeowners can take advantage of federal tax credits for residential solar, the process of getting solar installed on your home, and tips and tricks for how to get the best deal on your solar installation. In addition, we break down how to figure out whether residential solar is right for your home. For more information on residential solar, check out Brian's article here.

Stocks Mentioned: TSLA, NGG

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The stock market's November swoon could make it time to buy these top healthcare stocks. Here's how Insulet's disrupting diabetes treatment,  Wellcare Health's benefiting from aging America,  HCP's capitalizing on demand for life sciences real estate, and Celgene's side-stepping risk to its best selling drug.  Stocks: PODD, WCG, HCP, CELG

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After two years of sitting in IPO limbo, the premium cooler and drinkware company finally made its market debut in late October. Yeti has fought to restore its momentum after a rough 2017, but will the company’s industry-leading brand be enough to power its expansion into new markets at home and abroad? Stock: YETI

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We spend a lot of time covering the big banks, so here's a closer look at four small-cap bank stocks that probably aren't on your radar -- yet. Plus, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss Amazon Pay and what it could mean to some of our War on Cash favorites. Plus, the team answers listener emails on REITs, bank interest margins, dividends and buybacks, and more. It's all on this week's episode of Industry Focus: Financials.

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Fool HQ got a treat recently. Kyle Pounders, friend of the pod and owner of the food truck Excaliburger, came by to serve up burgers to the office. While he was in town, we got him into the studio to catch up on what he's been up to. Since we first met him at SXSW, Kyle has been traveling the country with his truck, but recently he's gone from touring to targeted trips to areas hit by natural disasters and he's tweaking his business model to try and be able to give more. His story seemed like the perfect one to share at a time when we're all trying to be mindful, thankful, and charitable.

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Shopping for a new ride? No one wants to deal with the sleazy used car salesman. Carvana knows that, and the company is looking to change how consumers go car shopping with a refined online experience. We dig into this fast-growing e-commerce stock that has already tripled since its 2017 IPO. Stock: CVNA

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Do you invest in real estate? In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser sits down with the Fool’s own Matt Argersinger to talk about why this asset class can be a smart addition to investors’ portfolios. Plus, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP sheds some light on the flurry of bank stock buying we’re seeing from Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B). Finally, it’s been a rocky month or so for our “War on Cash” basket of stocks, but that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with these companies business-wise.

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Pen and paper is the way of the past. Docusign is trying to bring contracts into the 21st century with digital signatures and document management. Early indications are that the company is onto something, but should the stock be on your watchlist?

Stocks: DOCU, UPWK

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On today's episode, we discuss midstream pipeline companies and the opportunities they present for investors. In addition, we discuss how the fires blazing through California are affecting the state's largest utility

Stocks Mentioned: PCG, CEQP, CHK, RDS-A, RDS-B, SHLX, WMB, BIP, ENB, PAA, MMP

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Here's how telehealth companies like Teladoc are disrupting patient diagnosis and treatment; why insurers are all-in on telemedicine; and what could be next for this fast-growing industry. Stocks: TDOC, RDNT, CI, ANTM

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As volatility and uncertainty roil the markets, many investors are ready to hit the sell button. But before you make an expensive mistake, consider the stability offered by gold standard names in the consumer staples sector. These businesses can cushion and diversify your portfolio in even the worst bear markets. Stocks: XLP, PG, MCD, TJX, WMT

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Are cryptocurrencies still compelling long-term investments? In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser interviews The Motley Fool’s cryptocurrency expert Aaron Bush to find out the answer. Plus, Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss earnings from fintech favorite Square (NYSE: SQ), The Motley Fool’s new personal finance brand The Ascent, as well as two stocks that are on their radar this week.

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The market has not been kind to Chinese tech stocks Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, and iQiyi in 2018. With trade war threats and local regulations eating into investor optimism, could this be a good time to scoop up shares of these beaten up companies?

Stocks: IQ, TCEHY, BABA, BIDU

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With Motley Fool's annual Foolapalooza gathering this week, we go to the Industry Focus Vault to bring back this episode. Michael Douglass and Fool.com Contributor Lou Whiteman discuss investment opportunities in the commercial space and defense industrie

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Why Alkermes once-promising depression drug failed to impress the FDA's advisory committee. Plus, how a $1.2 billion acquisition of Pacific Biosciences could move the needle at Illumina. Stocks: ALKS, ILMN, PACB

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Earnings season is here, and we’re digging into three reports from the past week. First, we look at the bullish market response to results from Under Armour and Starbucks as their businesses pick up momentum heading into the holiday season. Then, we turn our attention to El Pollo Loco, the California-based fast casual restaurant chain, and its own recovery effort.

 

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It was yet another big week for earnings, and the IRS announced a big change for retirement savers.

Intro: We’re now a few weeks into earnings season, and some of our favorite financials stocks just reported their latest results. Plus, wages are growing faster than they have in years and Americans can look forward to saving a little more for retirement in 2019. In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss all of this news and more.

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Earnings season never disappoints. Apple posted seemingly strong results, but the market was disappointed in changes to its reporting and guidance. Ditto for Spotify, who made some changes to its expected subscriber counts for 2018 and sold off after its report. But Fitbit made a statement with the success of its smartwatch segment and shares are up over 30%.

Should Apple and Spotify investors be worried? And Does Fitbit belong on your watch list?

Stocks: AAPL, SPOT, FIT

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With the recent market volatility, many stocks have fallen near 52-week lows. We discuss several of these stocks to determine whether they are a “Trick” or a “Treat” for your portfolio, and break down whether the market’s recent swoon should have you spooked.

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