Industry Focus

Investors finally have closure on the Sprint/T-Mobile deal, we explain the decision, what it says about Sprint and T-Mobile, and what it all means for major Sprint shareholder Softbank. Then we switch gears and talk about the FTC's new focus on small acquisitions made over the past few years by Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.

Stocks: AAPL, AMAN, GOOG, GOOGL, MSFT, TMUS, S

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Industry Focus Contributor Matt DiLallo joins the show to help tackle some of your questions! Topics include: Water Utilities, Investing in Natural Gas, Whether Antero Midstream is a Dividend Play or Dividend Trap, Opportunity Zones, Lithium, and one stock Matt loves right now. 

Stocks Mentioned: NEE, BAM, BIP, BEP, SQM, AM, AR, AY, AOS, DHR

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We've got three under the radar healthcare stocks for your watchlist. Contributor Brian Feroldi hops on to talk Semler Scientific, LaMaitre Vascular, and Fulgent Genetics.

Stocks: SMLR, FLGT, LMAT

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There has been a prospectus making a big splash in a year where IPOs have been anything but exciting. Motley Fool contributor Jason Hall and host Emily Flippen break down Warner Music's new filing and its intent to go public- letting you know what is to love and hate about this music giant.

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In this week’s installment of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss the latest results from Markel (NYSE: MKL) and why we’re so excited about the company’s future. Then, Frankel discusses four of his favorite ways to invest in retail through the real estate industry. Plus, we read some more of our listener’s most recent stock purchases and reveal the stocks we’re watching this week.

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Spotify made some big purchases in 2019, buying up Gimlet and two other companies for $400 million. This week, it doubled-down on its podcast bet, announcing it was buying Bill Simmons' media outlet The Ringer. We explain how podcasts fit into Spotify's strategy and check in Google's YouTube now that Alphabet has started breaking out its revenue contribution.

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Stocks: SPOT, GOOG, GOOGL (edited) 

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Last week, we sat down with Tracy Shuchart to discuss the current state of the oil market. Tracy is an expert on the oil and gas market, working as an oil futures trader and managing an energy-focused portfolio for a family office. She’s also built a huge following on Twitter through her @chigrl account, where she shares what she’s watching in the market each day. 

Topics include why shale drillers could be due for a wave of bankruptcies, coronavirus, how changing tanker fuel standards are impacting oil demand, and why a product glut is weighing down the oil market. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation!

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser sits down with Fool healthcare analyst and IF favorite Shannon Jones to catch up on the latest regarding the coronavirus as well as three big healthcare earnings reports and the stock you need to have on your watch list!

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Visa (NYSE: V) and PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) recently released their fourth quarter earnings. On this week’s Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss the numbers and what it means going forward. We’ll also hear about Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK-B) latest investment move and why Jason and Matt are watching Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) this week.

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WWE stock plunged more than 20% on Friday following the surprise departure of its co-presidents. Dan Kline joins the show to break down the news, as well as Penn National Gaming’s recent investment in Barstool Sports. Finally, Dan, Austin, and Nick give their picks for the Super Bowl game and some of the most interesting prop bets on the board. 

Stocks Mentioned: WWE, PENN, PDYPY, DEAC

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Apple and Amazon both put up stellar earnings results, we break down the numbers for each and explain why the companies in the $1T club can keep growing.

Stocks: AAPL, AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, GOOGL

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 After years of hype, self-driving cars have entered a Trough of Disillusionment, as optimistic company deadlines for debuting robotaxi services have come and gone. Co-host of the Autonocast Ed Niedermeyer joins Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear and host Nick Sciple to discuss the current state of the autonomy industry. Topics include the recent Cruise Origin vehicle reveal, Uber’s self driving aspirations, regulatory barriers to driverless cars, and Ed’s recent book Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors.

Stocks Mentioned: GM, F, TM, GOOG, APTV, TSLA, HMC, HYMTF, NSANY, UBER, LYFT, DPZ

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Matt Anderson from Vanguard Scientific joins the show this week from MJBizCon to talk about the ins-and-outs of what retail investors should know when making the decision to invest in cannabis, and if there's truly any more green left in the beaten down segment.

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The fast food chicken wars are heating up and they’re moving to mornings. Host Emily Flippen is joined by Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline to break down what McDonald’s is doing with its breakfast chicken sandwiches and what that means for shareholders. The two also discuss the latest retail and restaurant bankruptcies while debunking exactly why those companies have failed.

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In this week’s installment of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss the impressive fourth-quarter results from JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS). Plus, the pair discusses how investors should react to stock market sell-offs like we’re seeing today. Finally, Moser reads some of the latest stocks our listeners bought and he and Frankel share why they’re watching the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEMKT: VNQ) and Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ: ABCB).

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Netflix reported earnings and the market was scared by management's admission that new competitors ate into U.S. subscriber growth, we unpack that and give an update on the newest entrant of the 1,000,000,000,000 club, Alphabet.

Stocks: GOOG, GOOGL, NFLX, DIS

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Dan McMurtrie (@SuperMugatu) and Alex Draime of Tyro Partners join the show to discuss their recent online dating paper (available here).  The conversation runs the gamut of online dating related topics, from how it’s making meeting through friends obsolete, to its role in increasing cosmetics sales, to how much room online dating companies like Match Group  have to improve monetization, and in this bonus episode we dive into even more topics, including investing in Bangladesh and how to get the most out of Twitter

Stocks Discussed: MTCH, FB, MOMO

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Matt DiLallo joins the show to share what he looks for in a dividend stock and his three favorite dividend-paying stocks right now.

Stocks Mentioned: EPD, BIP, NEE, MA, JNJ

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Dan McMurtrie (@SuperMugatu) and Alex Draime of Tyro Partners join the show to discuss their recent online dating paper (available here). The conversation runs the gamut of online dating related topics, from how it’s making meeting through friends obsolete, to its role in increasing cosmetics sales, to how much room online dating companies like Match Group  have to improve monetization.

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Stocks Discussed: MTCH, FB, MOMO

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Analyst Asit Sharma joins Emily Flippen as they take a deep dive into the cruise industry- discussing everything from industry dynamics and headwinds to tailwinds and specific stocks.

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with Huntley Garriott, President of Live Oak Bank to learn more about Live Oak’s tech platform and specialty lending business, how he sees the banking environment taking shape for 2020 and beyond, and much more!

Stocks: LOB, GS, SQ Thanks Health IQ.

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Recent reports from App Annie and eMarketer give us a refresh on the social media space, we dig in and talk about how it all affects Pinterest, Snap, and Bytedance's TikTok.

Stocks: SNAP, PINS, FB, TWTR

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On Monday, Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners offered to buy the rest of Terraform Power that it didn’t already own. Jason Hall joins the show to share what this deal means for investors and to lay out a couple renewable yieldcos listeners may want to add to their watchlists after Pattern Energy and Terraform Power have been bought out over the past year.

Stocks Discussed: BEP, TERP, BIP, AY, CWEN

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We've got our hands on Casper Sleep's prospectus and we're doing a breakdown. We talk about the company's financials, specifically the impact its return policy has on its top line, as well as the incredibly competitive direct-to-consumer mattress market.

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“Mass Personalization” has become one of the biggest trends in consumer goods products of the past decade. While not all companies have embraced the change, Motley Fool advisor Tim Beyers sheds light on some companies that have succeeded in reaching large audiences with seemingly tailored experiences.

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with Matt Argersinger, lead advisor of Mogul, The Motley Fool's real estate investing service to talk about the opportunities for investors in real estate today, what he sees on the horizon for 2020 and much, much more!

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Reports circulated this week that food delivery company Grubhub could be on the sales block and there seem to be interested buyers. We explain why the upstart has been struggling and why a buyout could make sense. After that, we unpack Spotify's announcement that it's investing podcast ad technology and why it could be a gamechanger for the streaming music company.

Stocks: GRUB, SPOT

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It’s been a busy week of news in the oil and gas industry driven by conflict between the U.S. and Iran as well as one of the largest oil finds in years down in South America. Motley Fool Contributor Matt DiLallo joins the show to break down these stories and share why Chesapeake Energy, the highest owned oil and gas stock on Robinhood, belongs nowhere near your portfolio.

Stocks Mentioned: APA, TOT, XOM, HES, CVX, KOS, CHK, FANG

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser sits down with senior analyst Aaron Bush for an in depth conversation on the state of the gaming industry and where he sees things headed. Whether you're a seasoned gamer and investor or just ready to expand your circle of competence to a new space this is an episode you won't want to miss!

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Host Emily Flippen is joined by Dan Kline direct from his hotel room in Las Vegas, sight of the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Dan and Emily break down the hype and help you learn what new tech may actually impact your life. The two also take a quick aside and talk about Yum! Brands buying the parent company of Habit Burger.

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In early 2019, Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP each picked a stock they were watching for 2019. Well, now that the year has wrapped up, it's time to take a look back and see how they did. Then, Moser and Frankel share their picks for 2020 with listeners -- one mall owner and one of our favorite fintechs. Plus, hear our takes on Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE: BRK-B) latest leadership shakeup and the departure of Green Dot (NYSE: GDOT) CEO Steve Streit. 

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We're kicking off 2020 with an episode full of your questions on using margin, working down your watch list to something actionable, and whether it's better to own stocks or ETFs

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With 2020 just beginning, Motley Fool Contributors Matt DiLallo and Jason Hall join the show to preview the year ahead for the energy markets. 

Stocks Mentioned: BEP, BAM, L, BRK-A, BRK-B, CVX, CLNE, CXO, FANG, DVN, MRO, XOM, COP, TSLA, ET, TELL

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