Industry Focus (podcast)

Marijuana mania caused a significant pop and drop in Tilray shares this week, including a nearly doubling at one point on Thursday.  Are we witnessing one of the biggest investing opportunities of our generation, or is this marijuana mayhem?

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Apple and Amazon have some hot devices about to hit shelves -- some we expected... some we didn't. We walk through what the new iPhones and Apple Watches mean for Apple and what the new Echo devices and Alexa functionality means for Amazon, and how they work the overall strategy for each company.

Stocks: AMZN, AAPL, SONO

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We continue down the oil supply chain to discuss oilfield servicers. We break down the current state of the industry, assessing whether it is set to bounce back after a few troubled years for the industry, and discuss two of the largest companies in the space.

 

Stocks: HAL, SLB

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Efficacy and safety can make or break a drug, but they’re not the only things that determine if a drug becomes a billion-dollar blockbuster.

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We look at the highest grossing films and studios of 2018 before turning our attention to upstart ticketing service, MoviePass. While this first mover is struggling, the whole industry is quickly following in its footsteps. Stocks: DIS, HMNY, AMC, CNK

 

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Hurricane Florence tore through the Carolinas this weekend, leaving billions of dollars of damage in its wake. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss how listeners can prepare, from both a personal finance and investment perspective.

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There's a big change a-coming. Tech stalwarts like Netflix, Facebook, and Alphabet are being recategorized by S&P and MSCI's Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). We talk about why this is particularly important for the fund and ETF world, and what individual investors need to know.

Stocks: FB, DIS, NFLX, GOOG, GOOGL, VZ, T

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With the explosion of fracking across the United States, demand for fracking-related services is skyrocketing. We discuss the fracking sand industry, its role in the fracking process, and break down some of the biggest companies in the space.

 

Tickers Discussed: HCLP, SLCA

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With events and artists from all over the world, Live Nation has established a firm grip on the live events industry by bringing talent management, venue operations, and a ticketing platform all under the same roof. We take a look at the company’s sprawling empire, including the regulatory attention it has attracted. Stocks: LYV, MSG

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The leaders of large-cap financials have been a data company, a subprime lender, and a unique banking institution.

Intro: The financials sector hasn’t been a great performer so far in 2018, underperforming the S&P 500 by more than six percentage points. However, there are some stocks in the sector that have done extraordinarily well. Here’s why Morningstar (NASDAQ: MORN), Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ: CACC), and SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) have all risen by more than 35% so far this year.

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We tackle one of the more technical tech spaces -- semiconductors -- and do a runthrough of what the industry looks like, how trends like AI, driverless cars, and gaming are boosting demand, and who the major players are.

Stocks: NVDA, INTC, AMD

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Real estate is, to put it mildly, a BIG part of the US economy. In this episode, we cover some of the major ways to invest in companies providing services to homeowners -- from homebuilding to maintenance. Major tickers: NVR, LGIH, MTH, HD, LOW, TTS, LL, TREX

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A new cash lifeline from United Therapeutics buys the diabetes drugmaker more time to increase sales of its inhaled insulin. Also, make-or-break news is fast approaching for cardiovascular drugmaker, Amarin. MNKD, UTHR, AMRN

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On Aug. 31, Coca-Cola announced that it would acquire Costa, a coffee business with thousands of retail storefronts and vending machines stretching from the U.K. to China. Combined with Coke’s industry-leading scale and distribution, the $5.1 billion buyout will help the company tap into the growing coffee industry. Stocks: KO

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Here’s a look at the three leading person-to-person payment apps and where they could be heading in the future.Person-to-person (P2P) payments have surged in popularity in recent years, and three leaders have emerged – PayPal’s (NASDAQ: PYPL) Venmo, Zelle, and Square’s (NYSE: SQ) cash app. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Shannon Jones and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel discuss the three industry leaders and how their surge in popularity could translate into big profits in the future.

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AWS is so last year. Today, we talk about how ads are going to push Amazon even further into profitability, and how that could spell trouble for Alphabet's Google and Facebook.

Stocks: AMZN, FB, GOOG, GOOGL, ROKU.

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Tesla has been on a wild ride for the past month after CEO Elon Musk discussed potentially taking the company private -- and then ultimately opted not to. We tell the story and dive into the details to help you better understand where the company stands today. (Primary ticker discussed: TSLA)

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Growing use of 3D printing in healthcare is driving sales higher at 3D Systems. Could this disruptive company be a bargain-bin buy?

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After 12 years and over $10 billion of ticket sales through its platform, Eventbrite is preparing for its public market debut. By targeting “middle market” events, the company has put up fantastic growth with the latest figure for 2018 coming in at over 60% on the top line. We break down this live event business model and bull/bear prospects for the company. Stocks: EB

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We're revisiting common money myths involving topics ranging from investing in stocks to using credit cards.

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American big tech stocks have had a pretty good 2018, why have China's big names struggled? We bring on The Motley Fool's investing intern Troy Springer to talk about Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent's woes, and why now might be a good time to scoop up the stocks.
Stocks: BABA, BIDU, TCHEY


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Industry Focus welcomes auto specialist John Rosevear back to the show to talk about his most recent interview with Ford CFO Bob Shanks, the sustainability of Ford's dividend after its most recent earnings disappointment, and a roundup of other auto news. Stocks discussed: F, TSLA, GM

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Large-cap healthcare stocks tend to grab all of the headlines, but there are scores of great small-cap companies out there that hold big upside potential. On this week's edition of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Kristine Harjes talks with Fool.com contributor Brian Feroldi about three little-known companies that are growing quickly and show no signs of slowing down: LaMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT),HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY), and Novocure (NASDAQ:NVCR).  

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For several weeks, a group of private equity investors have been negotiating a deal for Yum China, the largest restaurant operator in the country. And just last week, Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich helped orchestrate the merger of CAVA Group and Zoe’s Kitchen to create a dominant player in the fast-casual Mediterranean niche. We dive into these potential buyouts and more. Stocks: ZOES, YUMC

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The Oracle of Omaha is still a buyer of stocks, and President Trump is considering a major change to corporate reporting requirements.(NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B)

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A new email scam is making the rounds -- we breakdown how it works, the signs of a scam, and how you can protect yourself with Fool.com's resident detective, Matthew Cochrane.

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We discuss the current state of defense spending and earnings for the big four defense contractors. Stocks discussed: LMT, RTN, GD, NOC

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Spark Therapeutics, Rite Aid, and Alnylam shares have tumbled following news, but that doesn’t necessarily make all three stocks worth buying. Stocks: ONCE, RAD, ALNY

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With hundreds of parks in the U.S. attracting millions of visitors each year, amusement parks make up a unique corner of the consumer and retail sector. In this episode, we look at three of the biggest park operators out there -- SeaWorld (SEAS), Cedar Fair (FUN), and Six Flags (SIX).

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Is betting against stocks or the entire market ever a smart idea?

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Streaming company Roku's pivot to a platform company is in full swing and the company's results are looking good. But we can't say the same for Snap after the company reported lackluster user figures.

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Listen in as we discuss five midstreamers and the broad trends across energy as we continue our earnings series.

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Here’s why activist billionaire investor Carl Icahn is telling Cigna shareholders to vote against its purchase of Express Scripts. Also, what Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and bluebird bio's new deal means for investors.

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It’s no secret that Amazon has made life difficult for many consumer and retail companies, but not every business has buckled under its competitive pressure. One such survivor is Wayfair, an online home goods retailer that has more than doubled its revenue in the past two years to almost $6 billion. Join us as we discuss the secret sauce for this e-commerce underdog. Stocks: W, AMZN

 

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The conglomerate had an excellent second quarter, but its cash problem continues.

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Apple finally hits the market cap milestone. We talk about the Mac maker's earnings results and the quarterly update from wearables foe Fitbit.

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Listen in to hear us discuss Exxon, BP, Shell, and Chevron's earnings -- and our favorite stock among the four!

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The budding marijuana market is already worth billions of dollars, and it’s expected to grow even more as marijuana momentum accelerates. Here’s what you should know about marijuana’s opportunity and its risks.

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From the $71 billion deal between Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox to The New York Times’ envious subscriber growth, we check in on some of the leading names in the media industry. Stocks: DIS, FOX, CMCSA, NYT

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Both payment processors have grown tremendously, but which is the best to invest in now?

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Facebook's massive post-earnings sell off caught the market off guard, but should investors have been so surprised? We tackle that, and Spotify's second report as a publicly traded company.

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We go back to basics in this episode on the U.S. defense sector. We discuss the history of the industry, what investors need to know about the current climate, best stocks to invest in and why. Stocks mentioned: Boeing (BA), Northrop Grumman (NAC), Raytheon (RTN), General Dynamics (GD), Leidos (LDOS), CACI International (CACI), ManTech (MANT), Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH).

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It’s big pharma week! First, we discuss Eli Lilly’s second quarter earnings and its decision to spin-off its animal health business. Then, we explain why GlaxoSmithKline became an investor in the DNA screening company, 23andMe.

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BJ’s Wholesale Club is up 50% from its June IPO, with investors encouraged by improving growth and profitability trends. But BJ’s large rival sets a high bar for the industry. We also look at Calavo Growers, which has delivered incredible long-term returns thanks to its main staple - avocados. Stocks: CVGW, BJ, COST

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Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley both had excellent growth in the second quarter.

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Short sellers are often characterized as speculators and manipulators, but they play an important role in the financial markets. We run through why shorts are important, but also why the average investor should probably stay away from shorting stocks.

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We take a deep-dive into a stock in our own portfolios: Corning (GLW). We cover the history of the company, its recent underperformance, our appreciation for its long-term focused management team, and why it’s set for growth. Stocks mentioned: Corning (GLW).

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A new spin on an old drug could dent demand for Epidiolex, a marijuana-based epilepsy drug. Plus, here's how important Medicare and Medicaid are to UnitedHealth Group's profits.

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We tackle a listener question from Ryan, who wants to know whether this big box consumer electronics retailer could be a long-term value play with its stable growth and dividend. Best Buy recently came out of its 5-year turnaround effort, and management is now focused on a “New Blue”.

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The “big four” U.S. banks – JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), and Citigroup (NYSE: C) – have all reported their second-quarter earnings. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Michael Douglass and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel discuss the winners and losers, as well as some sector trends investors should be aware of.

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This Chinese consumer tech company has come up on our show several times as a competitor to U.S. firms in the smartphone and wearables space. But today, we focus on Xiaomi, as its shares have just hit the Hong Kong exchange.

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We discuss renewable yieldcos; Pattern Energy Group (PEGI), TerraForm Power (TERP), Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP), and NextEra Energy Partners (NEP). Also, we break-down what exactly MLPs and C-corps are and what they mean for investors.

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Promo: Biogen and Eisai rolled out encouraging data for one of their Alzheimer's disease drugs last week. Also, why is Amazon.com's purchase of PillPack so important? Stocks: BIIB, AMZN, WBA, CVS, RAD

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With its IPO expected to price later this summer, Sonos will be the rare, pure-play option for investors eyeing the fast-growing smart speaker market. Can this $1 billion business go head to head with some of the world’s largest companies?

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When it comes to U.S. banks, there are four that are in a league of their own when it comes to size – JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Citigroup (NYSE: C), and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC). In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Shannon Jones and banking specialist Matt Frankel take a closer look at the big four and what investors should know when evaluating these institutions.

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We run through questions about the software-as-a-service market: what metrics to watch, what to expect from the industry, and what companies we're excited about. Stocks: CRM, SHOP, APPF, BL

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We discuss some headlines from the last week: Tesla finally meeting its production target, GE spinning off healthcare, and Harley-Davidsons latest turmoil. We also chat about the future of flight and Ford’s partnership in China.

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Now that both rounds of the bank stress tests are over, let’s see what we learned.

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25 years ago, most households didn't have a computer in their homes. Today, the five largest U.S. companies are in tech. We discuss what trends led us here and how they aren't done yet.

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In honor of the 25th anniversary of The Motley Fool we are talking about oil and gas 25 years ago, the present state of the industry, and our predictions for the future. Thanks to Blooom for supporting Industry Focus.  

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A $3 billion project to sequence the human genome in the 90's is at the root of a revolution in patient treatment today. Also, can technology bridge the growing gap between healthcare supply and demand? Stocks: TDOC, ISRG, ILMN

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Our theme week continues as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Motley Fool with a look at the innovation and change that could shape the consumer and retail sector going forward.

 

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Here’s what has changed in banking over the past 25 years and what we think is in store for the next 25.

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In today’s show we answer some listener questions from the last month. We discuss the difficulties of getting oil out of the Permian Basin, an attractive pipeline stock, two midstream competitors, and the possible outcome of the impending meeting of OPEC+. Tickers EPD, HAL, SLB.

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Big news sent Foundation Medicine and Sarepta Therapeutics soaring this week. Meanwhile, PTC Therapeutics investors endured a roller coaster ride. Stocks: FMI, SRPT, PTCT 

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Taking a vacation? Online travel agencies are one of the first places consumers go when planning their trips. We look at Booking Holdings and TripAdvisor as two options for investors in this massive, lucrative market. Stocks: FNKO, TRIP, BKNG

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On the surface, White Mountains Insurance’s business model may look a lot like the Oracle of Omaha’s playbook.

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This week, a judge approved the AT&T/Time Warner $85B deal. Why does the telecom giant want a piece of the content world, and what does the deal mean for the marketplace?

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Eugene Mulero, Capitol Hill reporter for Transport Topics, recently visited Project Neon, a $1 billion interstate project in Nevada. He discusses the projects progress and how the Nevada state government secured both federal and private funding. He updates us on President Trumps previously announced spending bill, which included a $200 package for infrastructure. We touch on a few stocks for investors bullish on infrastructure: McDermott International (MDR), Fluor (FLR), AECOM (ACM).

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Celgene's been stumbling lately, but it's got irons in the fire that could get it back on track. Are this company's best days behind it, or are they only beginning? Stocks: CELG

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As the “retail apocalypse” bears down on brick-and-mortar chains across the country, some department stores are showing signs of strength. Shareholders are cheering the impressive year-to-date rallies, but will the party last? Stocks: M, KSS, DDS, SHLD

 

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Here’s what investors need to know about three big news items.

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We've got Fool.com's Brian Feroldi back on to talk under-the-radar tech stocks. He walks us through why Grubhub, Mitek, and BlackLine are currently on his watchlist. Stocks: (NYSE: GRUB) (NASDAQ: MITK) (NASDAQ: BL)

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After facing continuing construction delays caused by political challenges and permitting concerns, Kinder Morgan sold its Trans Mountain Pipeline and expansion project to the Canadian government. We discuss what that means for the company's future prospects. Ticker (NYSE: KMI)

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Gilead Sciences has been one of biopharma's worst performers, and demand for its hepatitis C drugs has yet to bottom. Can its R&D program jump start investor optimism? Stocks: GILD

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After digging into these stock market debuts last year, we’re revisiting Canada Goose, Blue Apron, and Stitch Fix to cover the latest developments at each company and to rethink what investors need to know going forward. Stocks: GOOS, APRN, SFIX

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When most investors think of real estate investment trusts, or REITs, they think of things like apartments, hotels, malls, and office buildings. However, there are REITs that own property types you may not have considered, and some of these companies are quite large. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Michael Douglass and REIT specialist Matt Frankel discuss REITs that own timberlands, data centers, and telecommunications towers.

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We answer a listener question about Universal Display. After seeing revenues surge in 2017, the company has come back to earth in 2018. Does that make it a good time to buy in, or should investors stay away? Stocks: OLED, AAPL

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The past twelve months haven’t been kind to GE shareholders. The stock has lost almost half its value as creative accounting practices, a seriously underperforming power segment, and charges related to its legacy insurance business have undermined investor confidence. We talk about recent events, financial results, and how the turnaround plan is going.

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Precision medicines from Loxo Oncology and Blueprint Medicines could take center stage at the most important cancer conference of the year. Also, here’s why Abiomed’s shares have doubled in 2018. (LOXO) (BPMC) (ABMD)

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After years of playing of second fiddle to Home Depot, Lowe’s recently tapped J.C. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison to help usher the brick-and-mortar retailer into the future. While the home improvement space has resisted competition from online players, neither of the industry leaders are strangers to innovation and change. The cast also covers the latest updates from the Walt Disney and Fox acquisition. Stocks: LOW, HD, DIS, FOX, FOXA, CMCSA

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It's been a busy few months for PayPal. The company just spent $2.2B on "the Square of Europe" and competitors are starting to mount an attack against the company's One Touch approach. How should investors be feeling about it all? Stocks: PYPL, SQ, MA.

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The FAA received 149 proposals for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program and selected 10 from different cities across the U.S. The winning cities, partnered with big-name businesses, will work with the FAA to develop testing zones and develop regulations.

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It’s not just drugmakers disrupting this massive market, medical device makers are pocketing billions of dollars, too. Here’s what you should know about Medtronic, Abbott Labs, Dexcom, Insulet, and Tandem Diabetes. (NYSE: MDT)(NYSE: ABT)(NASDAQ: DXCM) NASDAQ: PODD)(NASDAQ: TNDM).

Direct download: 20180523_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

We officially welcome esports to the “major leagues” as the biggest game developers promote, expand, and monetize the multi-player competitions for some of their best-selling titles. From viewership ratings to multi-million dollar deals and professional gamers on contracts, we cover the latest milestones for this fast-growing industry. Stocks: ATVI, EA, TTWO, NVDA, AMD

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:35pm EDT

Cash is being used less and less, and these three companies could be big winners.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT

Tencent and MercadoLibre both have leading positions in their markets and offer investors exposure to a ton of major tech trends, making them greater starter stocks for folks looking for international exposure.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We take a whirlwind tour of some international stocks, from a truly global infrastructure player, to a Brazilian iron producer dependent on China, and a French oil giant that’s looking to the future and leading the pack.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

With a population of 741 million people, Europe’s a huge market for medicine, yet most U.S. investors avoid European drugmakers, including Sanofi. On today's episode, we explain how drugs win approval in Europe and why Sanofi ought to be on your radar.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Walmart recently announced a $16 billion investment in Flipkart, the biggest e-commerce company in India. For investors around the world, this deal is the opening volley on the latest front of the e-commerce war between Walmart, Amazon, and Alibaba.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

You should definitely have some international exposure in your portfolio, but you don't need to buy foreign stocks to get it.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Chinese video streaming company iQiyi is drawing some big comparisons, can it possibly live up to them? And might the company be interesting enough to make us break one of our investing rules?

Direct download: 20180511_IF_Technology.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Ford's recently announced move away from cars in its North American market has caused quite a stir. We get the real story behind the headlines, the trends driving the changes in the auto industry, and discuss some investor concerns.

Direct download: 20180510_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Activist investors are offering to buy the health records company, but visionary CEO Jonathan Bush might not want to sell. Also, Shire gives the thumbs up to Takeda and patience pays off for Portola Pharmaceuticals investors.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Last week, tech mogul Elon Musk shared his bearish view of competitive moats, spurring a response from Warren Buffett who coined the term 20 years ago. So in this day and age, does frequent innovation hold more value than a wide moat? We tackle that question and more of the Musk-Buffett debate on this episode of Industry Focus.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Here Are The Highlights of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger’s annual Q&A session at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We run through the earnings releases of one of our favorite companies (Apple) and one of our favorite companies to follow (Snap). Can the young social media company turn it around? And what should investors expect from Apple going forward?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Available housing inventory in the U.S. is at historical lows and homebuilders are faced with high costs and labor shortages. Three stocks stand out above the rest for their focus on two important markets – millennials and retirees.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Explaining the pros and cons so you can decide if they're right for you. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

After several false starts and failed negotiations, the No. 3 and 4 wireless carriers officially unveiled their plans to merge over the weekend. The new T-Mobile will be a much stronger challenger to AT&T and Verizon, but the biggest priority right now is to win over regulators.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

All things being equal, higher dividend yields are better. However, many dividend stocks’ high yields are signs of trouble. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Michael Douglass and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel discuss what a yield trap is, how to detect one, and a few examples of stocks that have characteristics of yield traps.   

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Facebook shareholders can breath a big sigh of relief! The company posted solid earnings that had the market forgetting all about the company's data issues. And Twitter posted its second GAAP profitable quarter, but Wall Street wasn't as thrilled.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

This week a Virgin America plane took its last flight under the Virgin umbrella. With the unification of the two brands complete, and a rocky 2017 behind them, can the airline operator start to right the ship in 2018?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Promo: GW Pharmaceuticals scores a big thumbs up from a panel of FDA experts for its marijuana-based drug. Plus, Biogen pays a $1 billion dollars for expanded access to Ionis’ novel pipeline.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Whether you’re a first-time stock buyer or seasoned Fool with years of experience in the market, stock screens can be a powerful tool of discovery for any investor. We cover the basics of creating a stock screen, what metrics to employ, where to run them, and how to handle the end results. Free your mind, Fool!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Here’s a roundup of the past week’s news from Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and SunTrust.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Looking for some new stocks for your watch list? We talk about why we're excited about Paylocity, Hubspot, and AppFolio.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

We tackle a host of news items in Oil and Gas including; British Columbia halts development of the TransMountain pipeline, consumers face high prices at the pumps, and China’s new intelligent highway will be able to charge electric vehicles as they drive. We also pitched two stocks we’re currently working.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Alkermes’ ALKS-5461 gets a do-over, Celldex's lead drug is a bust, and the good and bad of Johnson & Johnson's Q1 earnings report. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Down about 20% from its all-time highs, Ulta stock has seen dampened investor enthusiasm after an otherwise amazing 10-year run as a public company. Listener Joseph wants to know why Ulta stock has struggled as Estee Lauder, another major name in skincare and cosmetics, soars to new all-time highs.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Now that the “big four” U.S. banks have reported earnings, let’s take a look to see what investors need to know.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

There have always been rumors of a paid version of Facebook. Recent comments from Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg prove its something management has been thinking about, but what would it actually look like?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

NV5 and Pattern Energy Group have both been previously pitched on the show. And, both stocks have had a tumultuous time over the past few months. We discuss if recent events have changed the fundamental thesis for each.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Biogen misses out on a huge deal that Novartis completed with AveXis. Plus, Incyte's phase 3 implosion, and what it means for immuno-oncology more broadly.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The $55 billion skincare and make-up giant has seen its shares gain nearly 80% in the past year as robust top and bottom line growth attract investors to the company. For the first time on Industry Focus, we look at Estee Lauder’s impressive brand portfolio, latest results, and management’s vision for the future.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We’re often told to focus on one thing and do it well – but in today’s episode, we cover three sectors (banks, REITs, and insurers) where businesses may be going in the opposite direction, preferring to try and own more of the value chain. Understanding the tradeoffs between specialization and diversification is key to investing smart in these sectors.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Shares of the music streamer are now on the market! With a ballpark on The Street's view of what the company is worth, we try a few different angles to put its valuation into context.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia announced last week a plan to partner with Japanese-based SoftBank to fund a $200 billion solar farm in the desert. We discuss the project, the state of the U.S. solar industry, and solar stocks to buy (and avoid).

Direct download: 20180405_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Takeda may buy Shire, but it might prove costly. Also, the FDA slaps Alkermes with a dreaded Refusal to File letter.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

ADT and its private equity backers have built up the leading name in monitored security with $4.3 billion of revenue in 2017. But after pricing an IPO in January, shares of ADT have tumbled nearly 50%. Is this the bargain opportunity investors should be following?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

A lot of investors like big bank stocks for their dividends and perceived safety. We think, though, that some big trends are lining up to make their business models increasingly tough to sustain. In this episode, we lay out five different areas tech is changing the game for banks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

At SXSW, our quest was simple -- find good food. But when we stumbled upon Kyle Pounder's food truck "Excaliburger" we realized we found even more.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

A big restructuring that could begin to pay off for investors soon could make this a great time to add Hess Corp. to your portfolio.

Direct download: 20180329_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Geron’s future hinges on an uncertainty and AbbVie’s shares are teetering following some disappointing news. Should these stocks be in your portfolio? 

Direct download: 20180328_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The downfall of Toys “R” Us has placed renewed focus on private equity funds and their connection to the recent string of retail bankruptcies. We look at how their desire for high returns and quick exits can hurt the long-term prospects of even the biggest brick-and-mortar chains.

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Direct download: 20180327_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates at its latest meeting, but there’s more important information you need to know. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Michael Douglass and banking specialist Matt Frankel break down the key takeaways and how they could affect your investments.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

A lot of people aren't happy with the social media company these days. We run through the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting story, talk about the existing trend of people leaving Facebook, and work through how we feel about the company as shareholders.

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Direct download: 20180323_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

President Trump announced earlier in March that there will be a 25% tariff on imported steel and a 10% tariff on imported aluminum. This led to widespread criticism and fears of prices going up on everything from washing machines to beer. We discuss the details of the tariffs, the likely outcome, and historical examples of both failed and successful tariffs.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Rain, sleet, and snow can't stop us from covering Arena Pharmaceuticals' slam dunk data.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The airport concession company made its stock market debut in early February, giving investors the opportunity to tap into a robust corner of the retail world. With management forecasting enviable top and bottom line growth, here’s what Fools need to know before diving in.

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Direct download: IF_03.20.2018.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:16pm EDT

The Senate just passed a bill that would loosen regulations on all but the largest U.S. banks. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Michael Douglass and banking specialist Matt Frankel discuss what’s in the bill, and which banks could be the winners and losers.

Direct download: IF_03.19.2018.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:39pm EDT

We wrap up SXSW week with a recap of the big trends we see impacting the tech space over the next few years and a few questions for investors to think about.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The cost of gene sequencing is falling rapidly, and uses for this data are springing up left and right. Simon Erickson calls in from South by Southwest to chat with Kristine about healthcare's role at the traditionally tech-focused conference.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Fresh from his presentation at SXSW 2018, Scott Lachut -- President of Research and Strategy and PSFK -- joins Industry Focus to share his thoughts on major trends and the consumer demands that are changing how companies think about brick and mortar retail. Find out why physical and digital storefronts are more connected than ever and how they’re likely to blend together even further.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

White collar crime just isn't prosecuted the way it used to be. To find out why, we chat with Jesse Eisinger, author of "The Chickens*** Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives."

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

It’s the leading music streaming service. It’s got nearly 160 million users. But is Spotify a good investment? We look through the company’s prospectus to see how things look right now and discuss the company it could become.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We begin with a listener question on the Baker-Schultz carbon tax proposal before discussing the recent IEA report which sees global demand rising 7% over the next five years and the U.S. becoming the largest global exporter. We finish by checking in on GE and Hyundai's Chevy Bolt contender!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Efficacy and safety can make or break a drug, but they’re not the only things that determine if a drug becomes a billion-dollar blockbuster.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We’re turning our attention to two companies that have likely flown under the radar of most of our listeners: Pool Corporation and Spectrum Brands. The first has staked out a dominant position in its industry as the world’s largest distributor of pool supplies. Meanwhile, Spectrum -- a consumer products conglomerate -- is undergoing massive changes to its business and brand portfolio.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

There are several good reasons to consider adding foreign bank stocks to your portfolio, and here are some of our favorites.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

After 11 years of being a private company, unicorn DropBox has decided to go public. We go through the cloud company’s prospectus and see what we like and don’t like about the business ahead of the upcoming IPO.

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Direct download: 20180302_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We get expert opinion from Eugene Mulero of Transport Topics on the President’s proposal for infrastructure spending. We discuss doubts and concerns with the plan, and an alternative – more likely – timeline.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The Cupertino company plans to open healthcare clinics that will rely heavily on its technology. Also, Gilead Sciences partners with Sangamo Therapeutics on gene-editing.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

With revenue trending downward for several years running, General Mills is focused on stabilizing the top line, and management hopes that buying into a whole new industry will do the trick. Blue Buffalo Pet Products is the leader in natural pet foods, but will its double-digit top line growth be enough to move the needle?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Financials takes a look into the latest letter The Oracle of Omaha wrote for Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

February was a busy month for tech earnings -- today we backtrack to look at results and news for Snap and Twitter.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We grapple with last quarter’s results and discuss the company’s worsening free cash flow position, delivery expectations, and margin goals.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Despite significant risks, Berkshire Hathaway’s become Teva Pharmaceutical’s 9th biggest investor. Also, what gives with Rite Aid’s convoluted merger plans?

Direct download: 20180221_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Our coverage of the travel and leisure sector continues as we focus on the steadily growing cruise industry and the three publicly-traded companies that make up its oligopoly: Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line. From seasonality to new markets and long-term growth, here’s how investors can approach the sector.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:32pm EDT

What exactly does it mean when a stock is being delisted, and what should investors watch for in the microcap space? We tackle those questions and talk about the benefits of listing in the first place!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Oil earnings for 2017 were a mixed bag with U.S. giants Chevron and Exxon Mobil lagging their peers. We discuss the themes of the earnings season and the shareholder returns fever that has gripped the industry as big oil competes for investors dollars.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Johnson & Johnson, AbbVie, and Veeva are three gold medal winners in this year’s Motley Fool healthcare Olympic roundtable -- can you guess the other three? Hint: One’s a marijuana stock.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

For years, retailers have paid some of the highest effective tax rates in the business world. With the corporate tax rate reduced to 21%, we look at how major companies are taking advantage of this windfall.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

In part three of our banking series, Industry Focus: Financials dives into commercial banking and the two largest U.S. commercial banks – Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The S&P 500 might be one of the most cited financial barometers out there, but what does it take for a stock to make it into the index? We talk about the requirements, how inclusion benefits companies, and how the index may change a major trend in tech stocks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

2017 was a record setting delivery year for both planemakers. With upwards of 8-year backlogs investors are paying close attention to on-time delivery numbers and, by this metric, one of the two takes the win.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

These two biopharma heavyweights are taking it on the chin following a market-trouncing performance in 2017. Is one a better stock to buy than the other? 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Recreational vehicles, or RVs, have enjoyed consistent, growing demand since the financial crisis. We look at the tailwinds fueling this growth before turning our attention to leading RV makers Winnebago and Thor Industries, two stocks that have outperformed the S&P 500 over one, five, and 10-year investing horizons.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

Financials takes a look at the volatile declines in cryptocurrencies, as well as earnings from two interesting banks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Two big tech names reported this week -- should investors be worried about Facebook's friendlier new stance and Apple's iPhone unit sales declines?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We answer your questions on what the solar tariffs mean for solar, offer our thoughts on the North American railroad and agriculture industries, and discuss interesting stocks in those segments.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

On the heels of the President’s State of the Union address, we explain why the current state of U.S. healthcare has Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan thinking it's time for a change.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The buying spree at JAB Holding Company continues. After spending tens of billions of dollars scooping up coffee brands and restaurant chains, Dr. Pepper Snapple will become the latest addition to the empire after it merges with Keurig Green Mountain, a previous JAB acquisition. Here’s what investors need to know.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Financials Edition host Michael Douglass and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel take a close look at the largest U.S. universal banks – Bank of America, Citigroup, and JPMorgan Chase. Here’s what investors need to know about these three banks’ business models, and the right metrics to evaluate each one.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

China hasn't always seen eye-to-eye with Google and Facebook, could that be changing? We look at the government's history with big U.S. tech firms, talk about how recent regulations have impacted Chinese tech giants, and hit another lesser covered story that shows how hard it can be to operate in the country.

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Direct download: 20180126_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Seth Clevenger, managing editor of features at Transport Topics -- a print and digital industry newspaper covering trucking and freight transportation – is in the studio to talk about the impact of the new ELD mandate and the future of the trucking industry.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Celgene consolidates CAR-T and Sanofi hooks-up in hemophilia. Plus: What’s up with Johnson & Johnson’s post-earnings slide?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

As spending on content surged in 2017, so did subscriber growth across the globe. For Netflix to live up to sky-high expectations (and its rich valuation), management will be upping investments across the company again this year. We break down the latest results and offer a glimpse of what lies ahead for the No. 1 streaming service.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Industry Focus: Financials dives into fourth quarter earnings from the largest U.S. banks, and what investors should pay attention to.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

David Kretzmann hops on the show to chat about what he saw at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Specifically, we wade through two trends that have fallen out of favor, and some fun stuff he noticed in Las Vegas.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Lyft and Aptiv teamed up to give 400 rides in a BMW at CES in Las Vegas, Motley Fool Analyst Taylor Muckerman got to experience it firsthand. In today’s show we discuss what it was like and what demonstrations like this show about the future of driving. We also touch on recent bad news for BP and GE.

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Direct download: 20180118_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Rumors are swirling that Celgene may pay billions to buy Juno Therapeutics lock-stock-and-barrel. Do these rumors make sense? Also, how one tiny company is disrupting the $57 billion market for primary and specialty doctor visits. Is this healthcare's future?

Direct download: 20180117_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Preliminary fourth quarter results from many traditional retailers have turned bullish after momentum from Black Friday held strong, and consumers flocked to stores in December. Find out who posted the best (and worst) results from the holiday season, and what to watch in the year ahead.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

With Amazon's holiday commentary in our hands, we talk about all the reasons the e-tailer is crushing it, and dig deeper to see what the release might have to say about other companies' Q4 results.

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Direct download: 20180112_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

2017 was a tale of two halves for these two U.S. auto giants, while Ford failed to impress the stock market GM delivered market-beating returns. We discuss GM and Ford’s future focus on self-driving technology, connected cars and big data.

Direct download: 20180111_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Three CEO interviews recorded at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, the most important annual industry conference.

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Direct download: 20180110_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

Once a high-flying stock and the face of craft brewing, Boston Beer has struggled in recent years with intense competition from the very industry it helped take mainstream. What lies ahead in 2018? The team also looks at recent news from Weight Watchers and GoPro.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Industry Focus: Financials dives into two stocks that look attractive as we head into 2018.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The push for AI is decades old, so how come it's just now having its moment? We dive into artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and talk about a few companies that are poised to benefit from the mega-trend.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:16pm EDT

The energy industry is home to some great high-yielding stocks, we discuss five companies who have been consistently returning value to shareholders that may make good picks for an income portfolio.

Direct download: 20180104_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Were you lucky enough to own these three top stocks in your portfolio last year? 

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Direct download: 20180103_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The line between brick-and-mortar and online retail continues to blur as companies embrace experimentation with new strategies to win over consumers. We cover three of the biggest trends that investors will want to follow in the new year.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

In the closing act of the Industry Focus Awards, the cast revisits Foolish listener emails before pitching their nominees for most likely to succeed and the infamous participation award.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Notable quotes and M&A take the stage as the next two categories up for grabs. Find out who went home with a prestigious IF Award in hand.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The show must go on! In this episode, the cast doles out their awards for the next two categories: best fact and most valuable player.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We hit the biggest stories of the year — iPhone X, net neutrality, AR/VR, and Verizon buying Yahoo — and talk about how they may impact 2018.

Direct download: 20171222_IF_Technology.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Top Energy and Industrials Headlines From 2017. We look back across various events of the past year in our sector. From arrests of Volkswagen executives to GE’s 40% drop, 2017 has been a big year.

Direct download: 20171221_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Repeal and replace wasn't the only healthcare story this year! Critical policy changes,  revolutionary new medicines, and M&A also sent healthcare stocks on a wild ride in 2017.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Looking back on a busy year, the cast recaps some of the biggest stories and developments in the sector.

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Direct download: 20171219_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Financials takes a look back at the five biggest news stories of 2017 and what they mean to investors.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We're excited for 2018. Why? We've got tax code changes impacting the books of big tech, plus the next phases of the cable revolution, and the continued rise of e-sports.

Direct download: 20171215_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Alternative fuels are still a long way from being ubiquitous but some are gaining steam thanks to a few key players. We discuss what constitutes an alternative fuel, why commercial and heavy goods transport is the gateway to alternatives adoption, and stocks investors may want to consider. Today the show was sponsored by Harrys.com/Fool

Direct download: 20171214_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Celgene and bluebird bio report a stunning success in multiple myeloma, Juno Therapeutics takes it on the chin despite positive data, and Spark Therapeutics suffers in its showdown with BioMarin in hemophilia.

Direct download: 20171213_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:24pm EDT

Subscription-box services have grown incredibly popular in the past few years, and Stitch Fix is the latest company based on this business model to go public. With almost $1 billion of revenue in 2017, we dive into this fast-growing company and what investors need to know about its data-centric approach to selling apparel.

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Direct download: 20171212_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Industry Focus: Financials takes a deep dive into Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley’s business models, valuation, and future growth potential.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

These tech unicorns have long been the subject of IPO speculation. But for all that buzz, are any of them actually good businesses to own long-term?

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UPS, FedEx, and USPS will deliver an estimated two billion packages during the holiday season. We discuss how they make this happen, their past and current struggles to do so profitably, and what this all means for retailers, consumers, and investors.

Direct download: 20171207_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The tax bill includes fine print that could make biopharma companies pay more in taxes than expected. Plus, CVS Health cozies up to Aetna and Apple takes aim at heart disease.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Cut costs, streamline operations, and acquire growth. That has been the recipe for success for 3G Capital (and frequent partner Warren Buffett), but as headwinds mount for packaged food and beverages, Kraft Heinz needs to find other avenues for growth. The cast also looks at Etsy and its trajectory under new CEO Josh Silverman.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Financials takes a deep dive into BofI Holding’s business model, competitive advantages, valuation, and potential future growth catalysts.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We take a look at a few tech products on holiday shopping lists -- Nintendo Switch, Fitbit Ionic, and Xbox One S/X -- and talk about what their popularity really means for the companies that make them.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Canopy Growth co-founder Bruce Linton is interviewed about the company’s strategy for medicinal and recreational marijuana in Canada and beyond.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Early numbers are in for the Black Friday weekend with strong growth over last year. That momentum has even extended to brick-and-mortar retailers, which saw only small traffic declines during the busy period. Find out why department stores are feeling confident about the quarter, and what investors should watch as they head into the final month of the year.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT

Financials sets the record straight on common money myths involving topics ranging from investing in stocks to using credit cards.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

You know the market is risky and you shouldn't own just one or two stocks, but you're probably wondering how many stocks you should own. In today's episode, we dig into diversification to help you build a better portfolio.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

While AT&T and Time Warner investors prepare themselves for a tough legal battle with the Justice Department to close their merger, competitors are circling the valuable media empire that could be going up for sale at Twenty-First Century Fox.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Financials looks at the two tax reform bills currently making their way through Congress, the differences between them, and the likely winners and losers of tax reform.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Roku's first report as a publicly traded company couldn't have gone better. With a second look at their books, are we more sold on the long-term viability of the streaming company?

Editor's note: In the show, we mistakenly said that 1/3 of Roku's platform revenue comes from licensing. That 1/3 portion of the platform revenue is actually from content distribution, the licensing portion is much smaller.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The U.S is increasingly being powered by cheap natural gas and the deployment of pipeline infrastructure is ensuring this remains the case for years to come. In this show we discuss why the commodity is growing in popularity, the billions of dollars being spent transporting it across the country, and investment opportunities in the industry.

Direct download: 20171116_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

A flurry of news has investors clamoring to add Nektar Therapeutics to their portfolios. Plus, we explain why investors are disappointed by Loxo Oncology’s good news and how a new smart pill could change medicine forever.

Direct download: 20171115_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Shares of the #2 toy company and casual dining chain are both up double digits thanks to buyout rumors. For Mattel, the potential deal with Hasbro would create a dominant player in the toy industry. Meanwhile, a private equity firm with significant restaurant experience is courting B-Dubs. The team also takes a look at Canada Goose, one of the best-performing IPOs of the year.

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Direct download: 20171114_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Financials looks at robo-advisors, the automated substitute for financial advisors that has surged in popularity.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

After missing on revenue, earnings, and users, shares of Snap got pummeled following the company's Q3 earnings release. We work through the release, talk about the company's transition to auction-based ad sales, and check in on the Spectacles hardware segment.

Direct download: 20171110_IF_Tech_cut.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

The much-maligned company is making progress on its restructuring plan, but it's not out of the woods yet. Plus, why Keryx Pharmaceuticals shares tumbled despite winning an FDA approval that more than doubles its addressable market.

Direct download: 20171108_IF_HEalthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

In 2014, regulatory opposition forced Sprint to give up on its plan to acquire T-Mobile. Three years later, the two companies returned to the negotiating table, coming close to finalizing an agreement before the deal fell apart once again. What happened? And what lies ahead for the No. 3 and 4 wireless providers?

Direct download: 20171107_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT

Financials looks at the new Federal Reserve chair, rising interest rates in the U.K, and the end of the CFPB class action rule.

Direct download: 20171106_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Great earnings releases from Microsoft and Amazon highlight one thing in particular -- the cloud business is booming for both tech giants.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

2017 hasn’t been kind to GE so far. Three months in we discuss the moves new CEO John Flannery is making to right the business, rumors around the November 13th meeting, and give our bull and bear cases for the stock.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:43pm EDT

Beer, wine, and spirits Goliath Constellation is acquiring a 10% stake in marijuana stock Canopy Growth, plus why CVS Health is eyeing Aetna, and how one fast-growing upstart is fighting back at colon cancer.

Direct download: 20171101_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The Toys “R” Us bankruptcy filing in September sent waves through the industry as toy companies cut shipments to the retailer and adjusted their forecasts ahead of the holiday shopping season. However, the latest earnings results from Mattel and Hasbro paint a picture of two industry leaders with very different outlooks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Financials looks at statistics about emergency savings, credit cards, retirement saving, stock investing, and homeownership.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

AMD and Twitter both beat expectations with their quarterly numbers, so why is the social media company flying while shares of the semiconductor company get pummeled?

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Direct download: 20171027_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We discuss U.S. manufacturing, policy making, and how technology will unlock efficiencies in the oil and gas industry with Mark Mills. Mark has a long and illustrious career as a policy advisor, fund manager, and physicist.

Direct download: 20171026_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

A scary sell-off in Celgene and Ionis Pharmaceuticals shares may have you thinking "sell", but there are good reasons why you shouldn't let what's spooking other investors shake you out of your stock too.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

Up over 70% in the past year, the iconic newspaper has enjoyed a major boost in readership thanks to the current presidential administration. Meanwhile, Blue Apron struggles to build momentum as meal kit rival HelloFresh prepares for its IPO.

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Financials takes a look at bank earnings, important metrics, and catalysts that could move bank stocks higher.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We wrap up pitch week with discussions of IBM, Netflix, and Mindbody. If you want the whole list of pitch week stocks, email industryfocus@fool.com!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Three Motley Fool contributors pitch General Motors, NV5, and Transocean as stocks investors might want to watch.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Novocure, Precision Medicine, and Celgene are three top healthcare stocks. The team discusses their business models and biggest risks in this edition of “Pitch Week.”

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

“Pitch Week” continues on Industry Focus as our Foolish contributors share their takes on Under Armour, Dave & Buster’s, and Tractor Supply Co.

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Direct download: 20171017_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We kick off "Pitch Week" with a look at payment companies Mastercard and Square, and wrap the show with a breakdown of why Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has been such a good business to own.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Netflix got a nice bump after announcing price increases to several of its service tiers – what might the increases mean for the company’s top line and what should investors be paying attention to ahead of the company’s earnings report next week?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The U.S. has a huge number of investment opportunities in the well-developed energy industry. We discuss why the U.S. oil and gas sector has developed the way it has, some complexities in investing in overseas energy companies, and a few stocks with foreign flare you might want to consider.

Direct download: 20171012_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Mylan launches a generic "at-risk" and Flexion's big drug opportunity becomes clearer.

Editor's note: Mylan's drug was mistakenly referred to in the episode as a biosimilar. Copaxone, however, was approved under an NDA, not a BLA, so Mylan's copycat is a generic, not a biosimilar.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We look at the latest quarterly earnings from some of the top performers in the alcohol and restaurant industries.

Slack: Where work happens. Find out why at slack.com.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Financials takes a look at share buybacks, dividends, and other ways of returning capital to shareholders.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Now that we have a sense of Roku's valuation, what do we think of it? That, plus a rundown on all the cool new devices Google showed off earlier this week and their impact on the smartphone, smart home and camera markets. Get $25 off your first purchase at http://bombfell.com/fool

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Tesla missed Q3 Model 3 production targets by 83%. We debate how concerned investors should be, some good news from the update, and a potentially exciting development on the horizon.

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Direct download: 20171005_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Wondering if you can buy, sit back, and collect money on top dividend stocks Johnson & Johnson, AbbVie, and Pfizer? You've come to the right place! In today's episode, we offer up insight into the risk and reward associated with owning these three dividend darlings. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We dive into the high-end corner of the retail industry with one of the most famous luxury brands in the world: Tiffany. Its signature blue boxes have delighted people around the world, and new leadership is now looking ahead to the challenges posed by changing consumer tastes, especially among younger shoppers. We also look at the latest acquisitions from Coca-Cola and Wal-Mart.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

President Trump is interviewing candidates to replace Janet Yellen atop the Federal Reserve. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, we dig into the two types of candidates he's considering for the position, and how that will impact the central bank's policies.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Investors may soon be able to claim a stake in rapper Eminem's music catalog, thanks to a new company Royalty Flow and the JOBS Act. We run through what's been going on in the equity crowdfunding and mini-IPO space, and how these types of investment opportunities are very different than investing in the stocks we normally talk about.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We debate the potential implications of the ITCs recommendation for solar import restrictions, the recent rally in oil prices, and the news that GE is selling its Industrial Solutions business.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Unpacking Axovant Sciences big Alzheimer’s disease disappointment, plus Pfizer accuses Johnson & Johnson of unfairly increasing healthcare costs.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Between its upcoming ESPN and Disney-branded services, the company will give viewers access to 10,000 live sporting events, 500 films, and over 7,000 television episodes. Traditional pay-TV subscriber numbers are on the decline, and CEO Bob Iger sees this streaming transition as his last major priority before retirement.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Data center REITs promise ever-growing dividends from a portfolio of data center assets located all around the world, but growing piles of data don't necessarily lead to extreme rewards for shareholders.

Direct download: 20170925_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Alarm.com, Impinj, and Paycom aren't household names yet, but these tech-savvy upstarts are transforming billion dollar markets and that could make them savvy stocks to buy.

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Direct download: 20170922_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Auto sales have declined 2% this year after sales broke records in 2016, leading many commentators to speculate whether the U.S. has reached peak auto. However, one area of the market – SUV’s, light trucks, and crossovers – continues to demonstrate growth.

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Direct download: 20170921_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Chegg is leading its corner of the classroom with a wide variety of student services, including college applications, textbook materials, and online tutoring. Meanwhile, 2U is acting as a pioneer for online education by creating graduate programs with some of the most prestigious universities in the country. Both of the companies are enjoying double-digit annual growth rates and stand to gain as technology takes on an increasing role in classrooms around the world.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The team talks about how the insurance industry works and how health insurance differs substantially from other types of insurance. With information about evaluating supplemental health insurance policies, planning for Medicare at age 65, and managing the transition from work-related coverage to Medicare, this program will tell you what you need in order to make a more informed decision for your financial and health situation

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Edge-to-edge display? Check. Wireless charging? Check. Facial recognition components? Check. The iPhone X is gorgeous, but what does its release timing mean for Apple’s financials over the next few quarters? We dig into that and Apple’s other upcoming products.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

After years of being dubbed “death traps” for investors the Airlines industry is having something of a renaissance. We discuss which of the big four U.S. national carriers is the better buy for investors today.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

A new study concludes it costs $757 million to develop a new cancer drug, but is that the only reason why drugmakers charge sky-high drug prices or are other reasons to blame too?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

In a strange twist, the newest retail store from Nordstrom will carry no inventory. Instead, the company hopes a unique menu of services will provide a rich enough experience to connect with shoppers – a trend that is growing quickly in the brick-and-mortar world. The cast also looks at how Starbucks is faring under the new leadership of Kevin Johnson.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

It’s not always an easy decision, and in most cases you should do some planning first, but there are times when you’re doing the right thing in quitting your job.  Of course there’s a difference between wanting to quit and needing to quit and some things you should do before giving notice.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The streaming service is planning to go public soon and we have our hands on their filing with the SEC! We run through the company's books, talk about the streaming space, and take a look at the company's long-term prospects.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced the Department of Energy is releasing 500,000 barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves. We discuss the impact and importance of the move.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Promo: Big-cap biopharma could come knocking if Juno Therapeutics’ next-generation CAR-T is safer than its competitors, and Medtronic's already investing billions in Mazor Robotics, a maker of surgical robots. Sponsored link: http://www.casper.com/fool Code: fool.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Amazon has already begun to weaponize its Whole Foods stores, and we look at how competing retailers like Kroger and Costco are feeling the pressure. Meanwhile, the major dollar store chains are facing their own challenges from larger retail rivals.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

IF brings you stories and coverage of different sectors of the stock market every day, but what trends are the hosts most excited about, and what stocks are on their watch lists? We bring everyone into the studio for this bonus episode to answer these questions and introduce the new Thursday host Sarah Priestley.

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We toss around some terms week-to-week and don't always do the best job explaining them in-depth. Today, we dust off our college accounting books to talk about the difference between capitalizing and expensing a purchase, what deferred revenue is, and why operating leverage is a beautiful thing.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

In the ongoing devastation of Hurricane Harvey headlines are surfacing about the storms impact on US oil and Gas -- on this episode we discuss potential outcomes for the industry, and touch on the recent appointment of a new CEO for GE.
 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The FDA approved the world's first CAR-T therapy on Wednesday, one month ahead of schedule, and only days after Gilead Sciences announced it’s buying CAR-T powerhouse Kite Pharma in a deal valued at $11.9 billion. 

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Join us for a look at the incredible growth of e-sports and the opportunity it presents to various industry stakeholders, including game publishers, content networks, and the players themselves. We also discuss the recent legal troubles at iRobot.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Every industry has its shining lights, and the bank industry is no different. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials edition we discuss the top bankers in the modern era, including Jamie Dimon, Richard Davis, Robert Wilmers, and more.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Two years ago we tossed out a terrible ballpark on the revenue Apple Music might be able to bring in for the tech giant. Today we talk about that mistake and how to set yourself up to make better projections.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Everyone makes mistakes, the important thing is to learn from them.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We said what? Let’s face it, sometimes our predictions miss the mark, and with Rite Aid and Opko Health, they missed the mark by a lot. Here’s what we said, why we said it, and what we learned from our mistakes.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We said what?!? That is our theme for Industry Focus this week, and we continue the discussion with missed calls on Wal-Mart’s Jet.com acquisition and the 2,000 stores Amazon was supposed to open in the next several years.

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Direct download: 20170822_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Everyone makes mistakes. But not many of us air them publicly. That's the theme of this week's Industry Focus, starting with our prediction in 2015 that concerns about Wells Fargo's cross-selling culture were much ado about nothing.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We run through recent wearables market data from Strategy Analytics, check in on the major players, and talk about the long-term outlook for Fitbit.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

A solar eclipse occurs Monday -- what that means for solar producers may surprise you.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:57pm EDT

With a slate of promising drugs hitting the market and in its development pipeline, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is becoming one of biotechs most important players.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

For several years, Procter & Gamble has been spinning off low-priority brands and cutting costs to streamline its business. But with little to show for those efforts, billionaire Nelson Peltz wants a seat at the table. Meanwhile, a slow summer blockbuster season is taking a major toll on theater operators.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT

Business development companies are undergoing a sea change as the asset class becomes more institutionalized.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:56pm EDT

Snap's quarterly update was... uninspiring. On this show, we talk about the updated user counts, ask some questions on engagement metrics, and run through the new financials.

Direct download: 20170811_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Fracking has been the oil industry buzzword for years, here’s what the process actually means.

Direct download: 20170810_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Scotts Miracle Gro could be the best marijuana stock to buy, while Illumina could be the best bet to capitalize on DNA-based medicine.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

You might not be able to fire the coach or have a say in drafting new players, but there are ways to invest in professional sports.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Here's the differences between the major credit card processors, and how to evaluate them as investments.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We try and decode what's going on with Twitter's DAU/MAU numbers, and run through the figures on another banner quarter for the world's largest company.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Years after the downturn started, oil majors relent and believe $50 oil is the new reality. Are they right?

Direct download: 20170803_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

How Celgene and Gilead Sciences results are fueling their stock prices this quarter, plus Merck’s Keytruda closes the sales gap between it and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We break down the latest developments in the consumer-retail sector, including Amazon earnings, the $1.4 billion Jimmy Choo buyout, and the turnaround prospects for Target.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Before you follow an advisor's advice on these topics, make sure you know the whole story.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

New quarterly numbers from Alphabet and Facebook sent the stocks in different directions -- why did the Street love one set of estimate-beating numbers and not the other?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Fossil fuels may be critical today, but that fact is changing at an accelerated rate.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Hunting for new small cap stocks to watch? We've got you covered. In today's show, we discuss how NovoCure, Flexion Therapeutics, and Zogenix want to shake-up healthcare.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

Michael Kors scoops up Jimmy Choo to keep pace with Coach, and Lululemon's back after a spring mishap, could its winning days continue? We hit these retail news items and check in on Chipotle's food-borne illness problems ahead of earnings.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:33pm EDT

For years after the financial crisis, bank earnings fluctuated wildly due to high loan losses, volatile markets, and elevated legal expenses. Fortunately, this trend seems to have come to an end, as the results from the second quarter demonstrate.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

OPEC’s production cut compliance continues to drop, is this the end of its attempt to prop up oil prices?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

After Puma Biotech's recent success, the search is on for other clinical-stage biotech stocks being run by proven CEOs. Could experience turn Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, Axovant Sciences, and Esperion Therapeutics into winners too?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We field Foolish questions from the world of consumer and retail. First, Levi wants to know about the prospects for apparel retailer Buckle (and its double-digit dividend yield). Meanwhile, Shubhra is curious about Kirkland Signature and why the Costco private label is available on Amazon.com.

 

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Direct download: 20170718_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Brian Patrick Eha, author of How Money Got Free, joins Gaby Lapera to discuss cryptocurrencies, tokens, blockchain technology, and what it all means for investors, regulators, and financial systems.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We love covering IPOs, but we can't bring ourselves to buy a stock that's only been publicly traded for a few months. We explain why on the final episode of "never will I ever week."

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

 We all make investing mistakes, but buying a commodity producer lacking a cost advantage shouldn’t be one of them.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Only 10% of drugs make it across the FDA finish line from phase 1 clinical trials, making acquiring pre-clinical biotech stocks the riskiest game in town.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We continue with our theme for this week, as Asit Sharma explains the major hurdles day traders and speculators face in their pursuit of easy profits.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, we dig into things we'd never do -- or, at least, that we try to avoid. This includes investing advice, as well as pointers about life more generally.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Looking for a beach read or a podcast to pass the time on the family trip? We run through some of our favorite tech books and shows so you can still get your fix during the slow months of summer.


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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Is being late better than never arriving for America's biggest oil major?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

After Walgreens' abandoned plans to buy it lock-stock-and-barrel, Rite Aid shares are crashing. Does this give Amazon.com the moment it's been waiting for to disrupt the prescription drug market?

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Direct download: 20170705_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

There's no one, right answer, but getting a job while in school can help teach a lot of important things. Tune in to find out what Motley Fool contributors Dan Kline and Gaby Lapera think you ought to know.

Direct download: 20170628_IF_Financials_July3.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

In the past month, Pandora has sold off Ticketfly, announced a large investment stake from Sirius, and had its CEO step down. What should investors make of the shake-up? Plus we check in on Apple Music and Tesla's puzzling streaming music ambitions.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:54pm EDT

Solar stocks are finaly rallying after a year of malaise, is this the long-rumored revound?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The Congressional Budget Office announces a discouraging outlook for Trumpcare. And Portola Pharmaceuticals’ shares increase more in one day than they cost last November.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

After spending several months covering casualties, headwinds, and consolidation in the retail sector, we turn our attention to two companies that have thrived in the era of e-commerce. Ulta Beauty and TJX Companies are growing thanks to their physical store footprints, not in spite of them.

Direct download: 20170627_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Credit ratings agencies (CRAs) have the power to move markets, and decide the fortunes of publicly-traded companies around the world.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

What doesn't MercadoLibre do? Today we talk about the Amazon/eBay/Craigslist/PayPal of Latin America, what's been fueling its impressive growth, and some of the things investors need to keep in mind if they're considering buying in.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

There’s lots of ways to move goods and people in today’s economy, but which option is the most economical?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

AbbVie is developing new drugs to sidestep expiring patents on its best-seller, and a new FDA approval could be on deck at Clovis Oncology. Also, how Novartis plans to shake-up a multibillion dollar indication.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

he grocery industry is bracing itself for further disruption as e-commerce giant Amazon announced a surprise buyout of Whole Foods Market. Meanwhile, the Nordstrom family is weighing their options for taking the department store private.

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Direct download: 20170620_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

If you're a recent graduate, congratulations! Here's what you need to know about your money.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Apple is one of the most bet against stocks in the market... kind of. We explain why it's true, but kind of a misleading stat.

Direct download: 20170616_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

GE’s CEO may have just retired, but he left the company perfectly positioned for a green-energy fueled future.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

A Supreme Court decision that speeds biosimilar drugs to market makes investing in biosimilar stocks even more enticing.  

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Discount supermarket chain Aldi will be investing billions in the U.S. market over the next five years, while its fellow German-based rival Lidl prepares to open its first U.S. locations this week. But the biggest winner from this growing competition will be the U.S. consumer.

Direct download: 20170612_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The House of Representatives voted last week in favor of the Financial CHOICE Act, which is designed to roll back the enhanced regulatory regime laid out in the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. On this episode of Industry Focus, we dig into the Financial CHOICE Act and discuss what this means for banks.

Direct download: 20170612_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The average investor has a wealth of information at their fingertips, they just need to know where to find it. We talk about our favorite free tools and resources, and Michael Douglass explains why he thinks "the numbers obscure the true story."

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Railroad stocks have consistently beaten the market – here’s why investors should give them a look today.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Bluebird bio, TG Therapeutics, and Loxo Oncology investors are smiling following bullish presentations for their respective cancer drugs at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology conference this week.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

In its last private funding round, Blue Apron reached a valuation of over $2 billion. Now, the company has its sights set on the public market, and we are digging into the IPO filing to break down the financials and business model of meal kit delivery for investors.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Citizens Financial became the biggest bank stock IPO in history when it went public in 2014. Since then, it's orchestrated an impressive turnaround.

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Direct download: 20170602_IF_Financials_June5.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Last week we showered Activision, Take-Two, and EA with love, but what about pure-play mobile game publishers like Zynga and Glu Mobile? Do they deserve a spot on your watch list?

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Direct download: 20170602_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Donald Trump is likely to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement – here’s what it means.

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Direct download: 20170601_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Summer may not be the best time to own stocks historically, but embracing this old Wall Street adage is far from risk-less.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We look at major acquisition talks making headlines this week as American Eagle pursues its apparel rival Abercrombie & Fitch, and Kraft-Heinz eyes a mega-deal with Colgate-Palmolive.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Have you ever wondered what the Industry Focus cast is like in real life? This episode gives you a glimpse.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Game publishers Activision, Take-Two, and Electronic Arts have all soared so far in 2017. With all three up over 40% year-to-date, is it too late for investors to hop in and play?

Direct download: 20170526_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

OPEC extended its production cut for another 9 months, could this be a desperate move by a powerless cartel?

Direct download: 20170525_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Extreme birth defects associated with a popular anti-anxiety medicine from the 1960's had a lasting impact on today's healthcare policy -- and the drug is still a major part of Celgene's cancer portfolio.

Direct download: 20170524_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

From McDonald’s “Experience of the Future” to Panera 2.0, the restaurant industry is investing heavily in technology as a means of reducing costs and improving the dining experience. Find out how different companies are approaching the automation and customer demands that loom over the horizon.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

oin us for a primer on how the insurance industry works, how insurers make money, and how to evaluate insurance stocks for potential investment opportunities.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Twilio and Yelp are each down over 20% following earnings, are the drops signs of trouble or buying opportunities for investors?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Saudi Arabia and Russia desperately want oil back to its highs – but just how likely is it?

Direct download: 20170518_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We dig into Valeant and Gilead Sciences' first quarter financials to see if shares are a bargain, or a bust.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

A flurry of earnings reports from Macy’s, Nordstrom, and other department stores were greeted by bearish investors as shares declined as much as 20%. We drill down into the results before considering the longer term outlook for this industry.

Direct download: 20170516_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Bitcoin might be the future. If you really want to understand it, you need to look at its past. Brian Patrick Eha's _How Money Got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance_ gives you the background you need to think about Bitcoin today.
Intro: Bitcoin. It's interesting, it's powerful, and it's confusing to most people. Luckily, Brian Patrick Eha has written a beautiful history and analysis of bitcoin. Join the Motley Fool's Gaby Lapera as she interviews Mr. Eha about his new book, _How Money Got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance_.

Direct download: 20170515_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Snap's first quarter of financial results are out, and the numbers... weren't so great. We sort through the report, and dig into the details we didn't get in the company's original prospectus.

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Direct download: 20170511_IF_Technology.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The oil & gas sector’s first quarter results are out, and the managements of these huge companies have made some interesting capital decisions.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Medtronic, Fitbit, and Apple hope to combine wearable technology with data analytics to improve outcomes in important diseases such as diabetes.

Direct download: 20170510_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

With the $2.4 billion acquisition of Kate Spade, Coach hopes to reach millennial shoppers with a popular brand that it can eventually expand to new markets abroad. Meanwhile, Comcast and Charter team up to tackle the wireless industry.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

Motley Fool analyst Michael Douglass joins analyst Gaby Lapera to discuss key takeaways from this year's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

Our favorite show of the quarter, Apple earnings! Plus what's up with WhatsApp and Facebook's other properties AND the final clues for puzzle week!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Oil has continued its drop in spite of OPEC’s promises to keep production low: What’s an investor to do?

Direct download: 20170504_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Winners and losers can teach us valuable lessons about what's important -- and not important -- when it comes to investing.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

As the No. 2 name worldwide in sports apparel, Adidas deserves some extra attention from investors, especially as it continues to deliver industry-leading growth. With shares up nearly 200% in the past two years, here is what you need to know about the first major brand in sports.

Direct download: 20170502_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

What does the future of banking look like? That question is at the top of bankers' minds today. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, The Motley Fool's Gaby Lapera and John Maxfield discuss new technologies that are shaping the way banks serve customers.

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Direct download: 20170501_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Twitter beat guidance and showed strong MAU growth in its most recent quarter, is it enough to start talking about a turnaround? Plus we hit Amazon's awesome earnings release.

Direct download: 20170428_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Bad news for oil producers, great news for oil pipeline operators.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Missteps on repeal-and-replace mean business as usual for insurers, and first quarter results suggest that's a good thing. Also, Fresenius acquires Akorn, and Express Scripts' ongoing battle with Anthem "gets real".

Direct download: 20170426_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Terrible fourth-quarter results, a slew of store closures, and bankruptcies have led to the perception that brick-and-mortar retail is experiencing a slow death, but opportunities abound for retailers willing to adapt and evolve.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The market looks at alternative asset managers and sees complexity, but some investors may see opportunity.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Answering a listener question, we talk about how hard it is to time the market, and why it's better for investors to ride out the waves and dollar-cost average.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Fracking has been the oil industry buzzword for years, here’s what the process actually means.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

After seeing gambling revenue tumble 40% over two harrowing years, casino operators in Macau are breathing a sigh of relief as new, integrated resorts restore some growth to the region. With a massive new market also on the horizon, this will be an important industry to watch over the next several years.

Direct download: 20170418_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Three of the nation's biggest banks reported first-quarter earnings last week. We discuss the results (and then some) in this week's episode of Industry Focus: Financials.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Russia loaned Venezuela’s state oil company, which owns CITCO, a lot of money – now they want to be paid back.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Deaths due to prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, but new drugs that reduce their use may help end the opioid epidemic.

Direct download: 20170412_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

In the past year, we have discussed the management shake-up at Viacom, as well as the $5.5 billion merger between Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops. Both companies have hit roadblocks with their plans -- here is what you need to know.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

With the April 18 tax filing deadline fast approaching, here are some things you need to know.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The average investor doesn't have a shot at buying shares of an IPO at issuance price... but that could be changing soon. ClickIPO's CEO Scott Coyle hops on the show to talk about the IPO market, and how his company is hoping to democratize access to IPO's and secondary issuances.

Direct download: 20170407_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Oil prices are in limbo -- here's what the bulls have to say.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We all have cognitive biases, but if we're not careful, they can lead to bad investments. In this episode, we investigate the relationship between psychology and investing, and explain how you can outsmart your biases.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We look at recent quotes from the management teams at Target and Dr. Pepper Snapple to determine whether their hopeful plans for the future should be accepted at face value by investors. In other news, Panera Bread hit a fresh all-time high Monday after news broke that the company is fielding buyout offers -- here are the companies likely to pursue a deal.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Over the past two decades, PNC Financial has evolved into one of the best-managed companies in the financial services sector. Listen in as The Motley Fool's Gaby Lapera and John Maxfield dissect what's behind its success.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:02pm EDT

Snap got a bump early this week as a flurry of "Buy" notes came in from sell-side analysts. On this episode, we walk through the sell-side/buy-side dynamic and dig into the analyst reports.

Direct download: 20170331_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

In a classic case of whiplash, hedge funds are now turning sour on crude after bullish bets hit an all-time high just a few weeks ago – the Energy crew weighs in.

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Direct download: 20170330_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

A jam-packed month for news that includes a failed plan to replace Obamacare, a big cardiovascular study, a fast-approaching IPO, and a big advance in treating ovarian cancer has big implications on top healthcare stocks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

With billions of gamers and technology improving each year, video game companies are finding new ways to engage with customers. Here are some of the major takeaways for investors.

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Richard Davis is one of the greatest bankers of the modern era. As CEO of U.S. Bancorp since the end of 2006, Davis has spent the last decade atop the most profitable big bank in America. In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials, we tease out the most interesting insights that Davis, who retires next month, shared in a wide-ranging interview with The Motley Fool’s John Maxfield.

 

 

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You asked for it! Motley Fool Options analyst JP Bennett hops on the show to do an introduction to options and answer some listener questions on the topic. 

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Oil prices are up, but not anywhere near where their highs of 2014 – so why are producers upping production by 1 million barrel?

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Veeva's President discusses the cloud solution company he co-founded, from its small beginnings in healthcare CRM to its latest Vault products and expansion outside of life sciences.

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Asit Sharma joins the show to help answer questions from our Foolish listeners who want to know more about goodwill and the $300 billion food distribution industry.

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Not every legendary investor is worth following, and not every way to get rich is as obvious as it may seem.

 

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Sneaking in one more episode this week so we can bring listeners an interview we did with Comma.ai's George Hotz at SXSW. We talked with Hotz about the self-driving car tech his team is working on, some misconceptions about the segment, and what to watch in the coming years.

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New legislation passed last year that made it possible for the average investor to participate in early stage private investing rounds. How's it going so far? We sit down with Bill Clark of Microventures and Slava Rubin, founder of Indiegogo. 

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The Motley Fool’s Simon Erickson talks with Sean O’Reilly about what he learned at the SXSW Conference.

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Artificial intelligence and gene sequencing are changing how patients are treated. Analyst Simon Erickson shares some of the greatest opportunities and some of the biggest hurdles to adoption of the latest technology in healthcare.

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For the leading streaming service and global entertainment giant, product testing is always happening behind the scenes. Tune in to find out how both companies leverage various tools at their disposal to put forward the “perfect” customer experience.

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In today’s episode, Motley Fool analyst Gaby Lapera is joined by Dylan Lewis, another Industry Focus host. Mr. Lewis reports from Austin, TX at the SXSW Festival, where he attended a session on the future of the payments industry. Both hosts had a lot to say about the relationship between social media and existing payment processors as well as what the space might look like going forward. 
 
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Apparently Snap's IPO has a lot of people thinking about shorting stocks -- we answer a listener question and get into the nitty gritty risks of deciding to go short.

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Motley Fool veteran contributor Tyler Crowe calls in and gives a global view of Energy markets from his current location in Malawi.
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Here's why  Exelixis, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Kite Pharma, Exact Sciences, and Portola Pharmaceuticals are up more than 50% in the first two months of 2017. 

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Based on the latest network quality reports, most consumers will be happy with any of the Big Four wireless carriers, but one company continues to shake up the industry. We also provide an update on the struggle Bass Pro Shops is facing in its $4.5 deal with Cabela’s, before looking at the growing trend of delivery as a differentiator for restaurants.

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The Oracle of Omaha just released his latest letter to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway. In this episode of Industry Focus, we talk about what he had to say. 

 

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Snap's IPO went well, and the stock is flying high, but that hasn't changed our minds about the ephemeral messaging app/camera company.

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Everyone is talking about autonomous vehicles these days, but how long until they are a reality?

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How drugs are priced the way that they are, and how to determine if drug prices are fair. Also, what makes dollar cost averaging such a powerful investing strategy.

 

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The cast looks at the latest earnings results for major department stores as a tough retail environment and major store closures dominate the headlines. They also reach into the mailbag to take a first look at VF Corporation.

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A mortgage is many homeowners single biggest expense each month, so it pays to understand the costs -- especially for new home buyers and people searching for a lower rate to refinance their house. The Trump administration could affect mortgage costs throughout 2017. Join the Motley Fool’s Nathan Hamilton and Gaby Lapera to learn what you need to know about mortgages in 2017.

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Digging through the company's earnings release, we break down what went wrong for Fitbit last year, and what management is doing to turn things around and find growth in 2017.

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Energy storage is a hot topic these days, here’s who is currently leading the charge.

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Carl Icahn's reportedly focusing his brand of investor activism on Bristol-Myers Squibb, but it's anyone's guess if he'll be able to convince the company to sell. Also, Celgene delivers a phase 3 win with blockbuster implications.

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From price wars to automation, Fool.com contributor Daniel Kline offers his take on major trends currently driving innovation and growth at your favorite quick service restaurants.

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Snap is one of the hottest potential IPO's of 2017. Now that we've had a chance to look at the numbers, should investors keep it on their watch list once shares start trading?

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BP plc has released its 2017 Energy Outlook that extends to 2035. For long-term investors, BP's opinions may be both surprising and thought-provoking.

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In this Valentine's Day edition, we explore cholesterol busters, heart surgery, and the latest in anticoagulants.

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Dave was just a business school student when he and his friends decided to start an eyewear company that would eventually revamp the entire industry. Now serving as co-CEO of Warby Parker, he shares his story and offers some insight into the state of retail.

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The Dodd-Frank Act dramatically transformed the bank industry when it was passed in 2010. But fast forward to today and President Trump is promising to make it a thing of the past. On this week's episode of Industry Focus, Gaby and John provide a comprehensive look at not only the history and purpose of Dodd-Frank, but also how it might be reformed.

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We explain why Facebook and Shopify are two tech stocks we really like, and answer Gaby's questions about the companies.

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There are many green stocks in the marketplace, here are two of the top plays today.

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 These companies are disrupting their respective industries, and each has catalysts that could reward investors in the future. Is one a better stock to buy than the other?

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We welcome financials analyst Gaby Lapera to the show to share some of our favorite stocks in the consumer and retail sector. In this case, leading companies in their respective industries can still make for a David and Goliath story. 

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Listen as two great stocks in the financials sector face off against each other.

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Apple's recent quarterly check-ins have been fairly ho-hum, but not this time! The Mac maker is back to growth after an impressive quarter, we explain what segments pushed the company over the top, and what investors can expect next quarter.

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Forget that power plant off in the distance, these places have wind mills present on the horizon.

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Competitors make headway against Teva Pharmaceutical's top-seller, and Biogen's hemophilia drugs become Bioverativ. Here's what you should know.

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Will Airbnb launch its IPO in 2017? Is Macau officially on track for a recovery? Will Japan eventually become the new casino capital of the world? Fool.com contributor Seth McNew shares his insights after traveling through the regio

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Use these tips to get out of debt and make the most of your credit.

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It's earnings season, so we're breaking down quarterly results from two Fool favorites, Alphabet and Paypal. We hit the headline numbers, key metrics, and dig through management's comments to catch all the info investors need to know.

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Aircraft production is basically a duopoloy with just two major players – here’s what investors need to know.

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From a big-time patent settlement between Merck & Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb, to Johnson & Johnson's earnings,  to Aetna and Humana's $37 billion merger bust, we dive into the details behind this week's biggest healthcare stories.

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Take two leading companies in the eyewear industry, combine them, and what do you get? In this case, say hello to EssilorLuxottica, a massive enterprise that will boast 140,000 employees,  $16 billion of annual revenue, and a global scale that overshadows its closest competitors by a wide margin.

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With earnings season in full swing, we now have a good sense for how the nation’s biggest banks performed in the final months of 2016. To say it was a mixed bag would be an understatement. As The Motley Fool’s Michael Douglass and John Maxfield discuss on this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials, two of the nation’s biggest banks had breakout quarters, while two more reported particularly dismal results. Listen in to hear why, as well as to learn the one bank stock we think is best positioned to benefit going forward. 

 

 

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Michael Douglass returns to talk about his framework for analyzing companies and we run Facebook through his wringer. Is it a buy?

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The 2017 Detroit International Auto Show just ended and there were big takeaways for consumers and investors alike.

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A system that could revolutionize gene research and a first-in-class cancer therapy could be two of healthcare's biggest advances this year. Plus, United Healthcare's earnings review, and a preview of Johnson & Johnson's earnings.

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Women have been the driving force behind the rise of activewear in the apparel industry. In this episode, we discuss the long-term trends that will continue to fuel this segment and the companies poised to benefit from the nearly $80 billion athleisure market.

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We run through a couple different tips to make your resolutions easier to hit in 2017 and talk about why we're focusing on doing more stock research, checking out credit cards, and changing our online passwords.

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 U.S. oil production has bottomed out and is on the upswing, here’s what you need to know to position your portfolio the right way.

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Promo: How to build a profit-friendly stock watch list. Plus, Trump’s tough talk on drug costs and why it’s so important to pay off your credit card debt ASAP.

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With just under 51 weeks left to go in 2017, many people are just beginning to hit their stride, working hard on their resolutions. In this episode, the cast discusses their own goals for the new year and why it can be so difficult to keep up with resolutions for the entire year.

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Financials: New Years Resolutions and Prediction Scoreboard

Millions of people will make New Years Resolutions this year. Some will adopt their resolutions completely, while others are forgotten after just a few short weeks. In this edition of Industry Focus: Financials, join The Motley Fool's Gaby Lapera and Jordan Wathen as they discuss their financial New Year's Resolutions, and check the scoreboard on 12 predictions Jordan made for BDCs in 2015. 

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We phone up our boots on the ground at the Consumer Electronics Show to see what big tech trends are being showcased this week in Las Vegas.

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Drilling activity is already increasing in the U.S. – here’s what investors need to know.

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Beaten-up biotech has some work to do to restore investor confidence. Here's how Gilead Sciences, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, and the entire industry can get back on track in 2017.

 

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Grab your popcorn and have a seat as we look back at the record-setting slate of movie releases from last year, the leading entertainment companies behind them, and what film-loving investors can expect in 2017.

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The IF crew is looking back at some of their favorite episodes of 2016 . . .

Companies love to include equity grants in employee compensation, but how does it impact investors?

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The IF crew is looking back at some of their favorite episodes of 2016 . . .

Oil Producers have business models that make them unique on Wall Street, here's what you need to know. 

 

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The IF crew is looking back at some of their favorite episodes of 2016 . . .

These been-there-done-that leaders are at the helm of four different emerging companies that investors should be paying attention to.

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The IF crew is looking back at some of their favorite episodes of 2016 . . .

From the apparel industry to your local grocery store, metrics like inventory turnover can tell investors a lot about a company and its operations. But in the words of one of the most well-known CEOs today, should management treat inventory as “fundamentally evil”?

 

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The IF crew is looking back at some of their favorite episodes of 2016 . . .

Can improving your writing skills boost your investing returns?

 

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We look ahead to the new year and make a few predictions about wearables, M&A, and where big tech companies will be focusing their resources.

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Big players are starting to make big moves as the energy markets gain some certainty -- here's what you need to know. 

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Stuffing holiday stockings with... stocks! Stocks that benefit from the Cure's Act; plus top healthcare stocks to buy in 2017.  

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From the perennial No. 3 fast food chain to a recovering soda company, the team picks their two favorite stocks of the year that surprised the market before turning their attention to 2017 and beyond.

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Need a last minute present? Or maybe you know someone who could use a little book learning? Check out the Motley Fool’s book list!

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A long overdue update on the autonomous driving space -- Alphabet's decision to turn it's self-driving car project into an Alphabet subsidiary, what's going on over at Apple, and why Uber is causing problems in San Francisco.

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The energy sector is getting strong representation in the Trump administration, and here’s what investors need to know.

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Alexion's top-brass has hit the exits amid an investigation into sales practices, and Ophthotech's future is in jeopardy following a high-profile phase 3 failure.

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DirecTV Now is supposed to represent the future of content delivery, but this new service has a long way to go before it makes a difference to AT&T shareholders. And Netflix finally gives in to demands for offline viewing.

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Rumors are swirling that Sirius XM is interested in acquiring the streaming music company. It doesn't make sense at first glance, but Pandora might "get by with a little help from {Sirius'} friends."

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OPEC finally cut production for the first time in 8 years – here’s some of the top plays leveraged to decreasing supplies.

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The 21st Century Cures Act ignites innovation with perks to biopharma and medical device makers. Also, Kite Pharma and Novartis prep plans to pitch their CAR-T cancer therapies to the FDA.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Under Armour announced last week that it would be changing the ticker symbols for its publicly traded A and C shares, but the real story here is the large spread in where those two stocks are trading. We welcome Seth McNew to discuss dual share classes, founder Kevin Plank, and trends for the sports apparel industry.

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It’s tempting to think that the American economy is still struggling to recover from the financial crisis, but the data says otherwise. Eight years after the Crash of 1929, the U.S. economy was still mired in the Great Depression. Fast forward to today, eight years after the financial crisis, which was the worst economic downturn since the 1930s, and the economy is looking as robust as ever. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, The Motley Fool’s Gaby Lapera and John Maxfield talk about the state of the U.S. economy right now, digging through the statistics and trends that matter most. 

 

 

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Facebook recently announced a $6 billion share buyback authorization, but investors shouldn’t expect to see the company’s total shares outstanding dip any time soon. We explain why and draw on a couple other examples to show how buybacks are generally used a little differently in tech.

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After nearly three decades of claiming the industry is a terrible place to invest, the Oracle of Omaha recently purchased shares in several major airlines – is this a major shift?

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Shares in Juno Therapeutics and Amicus Therapeutics tumble on disappointing news; and one important drug at Pfizer takes a big step forward. 

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With hundreds of billions of dollars flowing into exchange-traded funds, we offer an introduction of how ETFs can serve your investing needs and how to leverage them specifically for the consumer and retail sector.

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The end of the year is packed with holidays, family, and a million things to do — but it’s also your last opportunity to take advantage of potential tax deductions. Don’t let the chaos of the holiday season distract you from saving money and taking care of other miscellaneous personal finance activities. Join Motley Fool host Gaby Lapera as she chats about tax lowering strategies and FSAs with Dan Caplinger, an expert on personal finance. Find out what you need to do before the end of the year!

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A cancer drugmaker, a marijuana drug researcher, and an insurer are serving up tasty performance this holiday season. 

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As the holiday shopping season continues to make its outsized contribution to the top and bottom lines of our favorite companies, we look at the forecasts and key retail trends that will come into play this year. Black Friday may be losing its luster, but hundreds of billions of dollars are still up for grabs in the coming weeks.

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No sector of the stock market has benefited more from Donald Trump's win in the presidential election than banks, with shares of the biggest banks in America climbing by upwards of 20% over the past two weeks.

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Amazon and Domino's are aiming to reduce friction anywhere they can in the ordering process. Are they on to something, or are their tactics just gimmicks?

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With GoPro’s crash-laden release of its Karma drone, some may be calling the future of consumer-facing drones into the question. In today’s Industry Focus podcast, Dylan Lewis and Taylor Muckerman discuss various uses for drones in the oil and gas sector, along with some companies that are a step ahead of their competition.  

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Is shareholder dilution always a bad thing? What does it mean for you as an individual investor? What does it mean for activist investors? In this special crossover episode of Industry Focus, Kristine Harjes and Gaby Lapera present two case studies in healthcare and financials to illustrate the complexities of shareholder dilution.

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Mash-up week continues on Industry Focus as we look at six major consumer trends and their close counterparts in the healthcare industry.

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Join the Motley Fool’s Michael Douglass and Gaby Lapera as they dive into the exciting world of healthcare REITs. It’s crossover week on Industry Focus again! When healthcare and financials collide, you get interesting investing opportunities. On this show, Bureau Chief Michael Douglass and Gaby Lapera chat about what a real estate investment trust is, the exciting world of healthcare REITs, and two companies that might interest you in that space. 

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With some post-election market uncertainty looming, we talk about a few dividend stocks we like and explain why it does (and doesn't) make sense to reinvest the dividends those companies pay out.

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The United States has made its choice, here’s how President Trump’s policies will likely affect these dynamic sectors of the economy.

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The election of Donald Trump creates challenges and opportunities across the industry.

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Rumors have emerged that the leading name in e-commerce is evaluating and testing plans for retail store concepts with the potential to create a footprint of 2,000 locations across the country. How viable is this strategy, and what kind of impact would it actually have for a company generating over $120 billion in annual revenue? The cast also discusses new details for the upcoming DirecTV Now service.

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The banking industry loses one of its most important executives while institutions wage war on fees.

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Amazon and Twitter reported last week, but the Street only seemed to like one of the earnings releases. We explain why, and why there's more to the story for each company.

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GE just placed a big bet on the energy industry – could this be a sign of better days ahead?

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Drugmakers can generate future growth by inking collaboration deals or buying competitors outright. Is one approach better than the other?

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Though the original loyalty programs date back as far as the Revolutionary War, the explosion of such offerings to everything from airlines and supermarkets to coffee shops and restaurants did not take hold until the late 20th century. We look at why businesses are so eager to sign up customers and how two companies are leveraging their own programs to succeed.

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Estate planning isn't a fun topic, but it's a vital one to tackle in order to take care of your loved ones. In this Halloween edition of Industry Focus: Financials, Fool analyst Gaby Lapera and Dan Caplinger, the Fool's director of investment planning, talk about this scary subject, breaking it down into manageable bits that you can plan for. You'll learn what documents you need, whether a will or trust is better for you, various types of trusts, the taxes that some estates have to pay, and how you can tell your loved ones what they'll need to know after your death. Make it your Halloween resolution to tackle your estate planning and put a plan in place that will protect your family from financial harm.

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It's our favorite show of the quarter! Apple reported earnings last week, we look at the major segments, digest the guidance the company offered up, and discuss some issues analysts raised during the conference call.

Thanks to Criquet for supporting the Motley Fool.  For 20% off your first purchase, go to criquetshirts.com/fool and use the promo code “fool”.

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Schlumberger and Halliburton are already increasing rates amidst what they say is a recovery in oil, Taylor Muckerman and Sean O’Reilly dive in to learn just what this means for investors. Thanks to Criquet for supporting Motley Fool.  For 20% off your first purchase, go to criquetshirts.com/fool and use the promo code fool.

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Why staying the course with Intuitive Surgical and Illumina could be investors most profit-friendly move.

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One company boasts millions of wireless, Internet, and pay-TV subscribers – the other a portfolio of leading entertainment properties spanning film, television, video games, and digital mediums. We look at the potential behind this massive acquisition, the steep regulatory hurdles, and major points of consideration for shareholders of each company. Thanks to Criquet for supporting the Motley Fool.  For 20% off your first purchase, go to criquetshirts.com/fool and use the promo code “fool”.

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 If you want to improve your performance as an investor, you need to boost your critical thinking skills.

Studies have shown that the average investor tends to underperform the market. Why does this happen? It all boils down to the way we make decisions.

In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, The Motley Fool’s Gaby Lapera and John Maxfield dig into how investors, and people more generally, can improve their critical thinking skills and thereby boost the performance of their portfolios.

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Answering a listener question, we talk about what the introduction of an activist investor might mean for a company and its shareholders.

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After over a year of speculation that the world’s largest tech company was poised to become an auto manufacture, Apple has reportedly backed off – here’s why.

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Every diversified portfolio needs global exposure. We dive into some of the benefits and risks involved with international stocks.

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For supertrend no. 2, we look at the SKU, or stock keeping unit. Retail and consumer companies must strike the right balance between product breadth and operational complexity to succeed, and SKU rationalization (or reduction) lies at the heart of that challenge. Initiatives at Unilever and Procter & Gamble exemplify the efforts companies are taking in this space.

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Business Development Companies (BDCs) are primarily small caps, but their dividends are anything but small. The industry offers investors double-digit dividend yields earned primarily by lending to, and investing in, companies that are too small for Wall Street. High yields come with high risks, however, and there is little public information about the investments that BDCs hold on their balance sheets.

In this edition of Industry Focus: Financials, join The Motley Fool’s Gaby Lapera and Jordan Wathen as they discuss the ins and outs of BDCs, the rise of activism in the sector, and why investors may be better off avoiding this industry than investing in it.

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The Galaxy Note 7 line has officially been axed. What does it mean for Samsung and who could benefit from the fallout?

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Can oil companies use drones to reap bigger profits?

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debated Obamacare during the second Presidential debate. Here's what they said, why they said it, and whether their comments during the debate were true of false.

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With the recently announced $4.5 billion deal, the combined entity will employ 40,000 employees in 180 stores and feature millions of square footage of hunting, fishing, and camping equipment. The cast also take a look at Costco following its break-up with American Express. Thanks to Tommy John for supporting Motley Fool. Go to tommyjohn.com/fool and use the promo code “fool” to get 20% off your first order!

 

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Tune in as Joe Magyer and Gaby Lapera talk about leverage, return on assets, and whether or not to buy Australian banks. 

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We look at recently public Nutanix, explain what they do and break down their business.

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Taser International just lost a big client, but things aren’t always what they seem.

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The approval of Medtronic's artificial pancreas system ushers in a new era for type 1 diabetes treatment. Plus, a new study includes some surprising revelations regarding medical marijuana.

 

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From the shoes on your feet to your daily dose of caffeine, many consumer and retail companies are giving people the opportunity to add a flair of customization to the products they buy, generating growth and brand loyalty in the process.

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Index funds are one of the hottest products in the world of investing. Here’s why they’re so popular, and why investors are choosing index funds over traditional mutual funds.

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Twilio is up 400% from where it priced shares when it went public in June -- there are a lot of reasons to like the cloud communication company, but can the company keep growing fast enough to justify the valuation?

Thanks to Pearl Auto for supporting the Motley Fool. Go to pearlauto.com/fool to get FREE two-day shipping!

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For the first time since the Great Recession, OPEC has agreed to cut production – but things might not be what they seem.

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These money-saving tips can take some of  the sting out of skyrocketing healthcare costs. 

Thanks to Pearl Auto for supporting the Motley Fool. Go to pearlauto.com/fool to get FREE two-day shipping!

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Over 30 million Americans lack access to high-speed, broadband internet connections due to the prohibitive cost of connecting rural households, but AT&T wants to leverage the country’s existing utility infrastructure to service this large market. Meanwhile, we provide an update on the volatile situation at Viacom.

 

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ITT Tech’s bankruptcy could mark the beginning of the end for for-profit colleges and universities.

Colleges and universities that are designed to make a profit could soon be a thing of the past, as federal regulators have begun zeroing in on the industry’s habit of exploiting students. The last example of this is ITT Tech, which recently filed for bankruptcy after losing access to federally backed student loans.

In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, The Motley Fool’s Gaby Lapera and John Maxfield discuss the latest developments in the for-profit education space.

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Several companies are reportedly interested in buying Twitter. Do any of the rumors make sense, and how should Twitter shareholders feel?

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Exxon Mobil’s oil reserves have been barely marked down at all, despite the two year downtown, is the SEC right to be suspicious or is Exxon truly an outlier?

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Hit or miss data, delays, and contentious debate preceded the FDA's green-lighting of the first drug to target the cause of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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GoPro founder and CEO Nick Woodman wowed industry followers yesterday with the highly-anticipated Karma drone, which investors hope will present the company with a new multi-billion dollar opportunity. But consumer drones are just a small part of the story for this emerging technology.

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Not all banks mistreat their customers, the trick is to identify and avoid the ones that do.

The recent revelation that Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), the nation’s third biggest bank by assets, systematically defrauded customers from 2011 to 2015 could leave people wondering how to choose a good bank. That’s the topic of this week’s edition of Industry Focus: Financials.

Tune in to hear The Motley Fool’s Gaby Lapera and John Maxfield discuss the latest updates in the Wells Fargo case, as well as the things to look for (and avoid) when choosing a bank.

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We break down what features to expect with the iPhone 7 and what we know about pre-orders so far.

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A bevy of deals have been announced recently, is this a sign that oil & gas’s fortunes are about to change?

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Unraveling the ins and outs of Medicare, including what it covers, what it costs, and what stocks move higher or lower because of it.

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Coca-Cola and PepsiCo may dominate the headlines, but the No. 4 beverage company has made its mark in this fast growing niche. Meanwhile, billionaire investor Bill Ackman has made Chipotle his next project.

 

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Wells Fargo opened 2 million unauthorized accounts for unwitting customers.

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Companies love to include equity grants in employee compensation, but how does it impact investors?

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There’s more to valuing stocks than P/E ratios and net income.

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Revealing the difference between small molecule drugs and biologics and illustrating why cash and equivalents is the most important line item on biotech balance sheets.

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School is in session on Industry Focus as we provide a 101-style overview of important investing topics. First up: return on invested capital with real world examples from Buffalo Wild Wings, Whole Foods Market, and Marriott International.

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We run through a Fool U class on how to spot disruptive companies and a few caveats to keep in mind as you look.

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This traditionally "Red" state is leading the way with wind power generation, and that has big ramifications for investors.

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Americans are spending more money on their pets than ever before and that's good news for people investing in these pet stocks.

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McDonald’s and Wal-Mart -- the two biggest names in their respective industries. Steve Easterbrook and Doug McMillon -- the two men who have risen through the ranks over two decades and now hold the reins at each company. Facing major headwinds, we look at these massive businesses and how their CEOs are leading them into the future.

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 As school starts up, make sure your money can make the grade.

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We talk about one of the toughest decisions an investor faces -- when to sell a stock.

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Driverless car technology will be available to any automaker that wants it by 2019 – here’s what investors need to know.

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An EpiPen pricing debacle, an unexpected FDA rejection, and a sticker-shock inspiring M&A deal led to wild moves in Mylan N.V., Portola Pharmaceuticals, and Medivation this week.

 

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BAMTech currently provides the streaming infrastructure for the MLB, NHL, WWE, and even HBO -- Disney and ESPN will soon be the latest names to join that list. We also revisit the drama surrounding Viacom and the fight for control of the company.

 

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If one stock recommendation is good, how about four? Everybody likes a good stock recommendation. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, The Motley Fool's Gaby Lapera and John Maxfield talk about four stocks that they like right now. Listen in to hear about two industries that seem to offer opportunities for bargain hunters, as well as one popular stock that's seen its price cut in half over the past year.

 

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Following this week's survey of the payment landscape on the Financials show, we do a deep dive into payments and services company Square.

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The devil is in the details when comparing Canadian and U.S. Oil Stocks. 

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Insurers and Washington clash over Obamacare profitability and marijuana advocates get dealt a big blow by the DEA on this week's Industry Focus Healthcare.

 

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Macy’s, Kohl’s, Nordstrom, and J.C. Penney investors must be smiling as all four companies have enjoyed 20% share price gains since reporting their second quarter results last week. Adam Levine-Weinberg joins Industry Focus to break down the earnings and what the future holds for major department stores.

 

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Every month trillions of dollars of transactions move around digital networks between consumers, merchants, and banks. Payment processors are the companies that make all that commerce possible, and in 2016, the business of payment processing is good.

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Several key execs have stepped down from their posts at Alphabet subsidiaries in the past few months. We explain why investors shouldn't worry too much.

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Earnings season is upon us and some of the oil & gas industry’s top names are announcing plans to increase production in spite of stubbornly low oil prices.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo came up short in a key lung cancer trial, causing shares to plummet. Should investors panic?

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In the past week, two major companies have written large checks to buy into what they believe represents the future of their businesses. Time Warner inked the first deal as it paid over $580 million for a 10% stake in Hulu. And just days later, Wal-Mart announced its $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet.com.

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If you thought earnings season was coming to a close, think again. Earnings season for high-yield business development companies is just beginning.

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Chris Hill joins the podcast to talk about HBO's Silicon Valley and the different aspects of the tech start up world it explores.

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Popular culture is replete with examples of evil oil executives – but is their reputation deserved?

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The doctors on TV make it look like curing disease is simple and that the hospital industry is exciting, but the reality is far different than the fiction. Also, how one big challenge for charity paid off with a new advance in researching a deadly disease.

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Our latest theme week combines pop culture and investing as we look at the business behind cable news networks via HBO’s “The Newsroom”. And taking a page from Michael Lewis, we discuss lesser known companies that can deliver for shareholders like the Oakland A’s surprised baseball fans in his 2003 book, “Moneyball”.

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Pop songs might blend into the background of your morning drive – but do they have hidden messages about personal finance?

Tune in to hear Jason Moser, Mark Reeth, and Gaby Lapera weigh in on pre-nuptial agreements, budgeting, and conspicuous consumption.

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Apple and Facebook released their quarterly results this week. We run through the headline numbers and dig into each company's report.

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Oil Producers have business models that make them unique on Wall Street, here's what you need to know. 

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These been-there-done-that leaders are at the helm of four different emerging companies that investors should be paying attention to.

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We welcome special guest Rana Pritanjali to give us the latest insights on Unilever, the $1 billion buyout of Dollar Shave Club, a future without Game of Thrones, and more.

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials, The Motley Fool’s Gaby Lapera and John Maxfield discuss second-quarter bank earnings.

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Stock market darling Netflix has had a rough 2016 so far and the company’s recent earnings report didn’t make things any easier for the streaming giant. Simon Erickson hops on the podcast to talk through the numbers and how he’s thinking about the business.

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Elon Musk is going all-in on a carbon free future.

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What you should know about Juno Therapeutics' recent cancer trial stop and restart. Also, we help you prep for biopharma's second quarter earnings deluge.

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With year after year of declining soda sales, increasingly health-conscious consumers seem ready to give up these sugary drinks, but industry leaders Coca-Cola and Pepsi have plenty up their sleeves to deliver another century of success.

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Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN ) may be the largest international bank no one really talks about. With a branch network nearly three times larger than Bank of America (NYSE: BAC ) and about $1.5 trillion in assets in geographies that include Spain, the UK, and Latin America, it is undoubtedly one of the world’s most complex retail banking institutions. 

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We break down the biggest tech public offering so far in 2016, messaging service Line, and discuss why it’s such an interesting IPO.

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Government investigations, Forbes articles, and Twitter arguments abound – but what do Tesla Motors' competitors think of the fateful accident?

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Exploring how healthcare companies create demand for their products. What’s legal, what’s not, and what are the key takeaways for investors? Joining in on today’s discussion is Brian Feroldi, a Motley Fool healthcare writers who spent more than a decade working in the industry.

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We welcome Seth McNew to detail his experience at the opening ceremony and tour of UA Lighthouse, the company’s newest manufacturing facility in Baltimore, which features some of the high-tech initiatives that Kevin Plank believes will lay the foundation for his company’s future success.

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Even though the Federal Reserve has been in existence for over a century, it remains a point of political contention. What is it about the Fed that makes it so controversial? And what does history tell us about the institution’s founding as well as its performance over the first century of its operation?

Roger Lowenstein, author of America’s Bank, which tells the story of the Fed’s establishment, speaks to these issues on this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials.

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We examine the online dating space and its market share leader, Match Group.

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The downturn in oil has forced companies to become even more efficient - and that means they require a lower oil price to make profits.

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We compare Biogen's and Celgene's current valuations and consider what might be in store for Gilead Sciences now that its new hepatitis C drug is approved.

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We talk value investing in tech to follow up our P/E episode on growth investing. Analyst John Rotonti explains some key metrics he looks at and discusses a few companies he really likes in the tech space.

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Volkswagen’s price tag to settle its emissions cheating scandal are now over $15 billion, but is it possible that the worst is behind the German auto maker?

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Digesting how the U.K. decision to exit the EU could impact healthcare stocks here and abroad.

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Is Sin City losing its edge? Special guest Seth McNew gives us a firsthand account of the evolving economy and landscape in Las Vegas as companies look to opportunities outside the smoky casino floor.

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Last week’s vote in the United Kingdom to separate from the European Union is the most important thing to happen on the global stage since the end of World War II, rivaling only China’s moves in the 1970s and 1980s to participate actively in the global economy.

In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, The Motley Fool’s John Maxfield and Gaby Lapera put the vote in historical perspective and explain why it has hit stock prices so hard. Then, Dan Caplinger and Gaby follow-up with investing strategies for the economic dip.

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We wrap up interns ask week with a question Peter Lynch would love and a discussion of how to "invest in what you know."

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Land rig counts that drill for oil & gas have risen 3 weeks in a row, is this the first sign of a turnaround in the sector?

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Insurers can make or break drug developers, politicians can derail profits, and tax inversions are dead in the water -- should investors avoid healthcare stocks?

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The theme for this week of Industry Focus brings Motley Fool’s summer interns into the studio to learn more about different industries and companies. Minashsha Lamisa wants to know: “What are the potential effects of the recent Orlando tragedy on the gun industry?”

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It’s interns week on the Motley Fool’s Industry Focus: Financials edition podcast, a special week when this summer’s most Foolish interns have the chance to pepper host Gaby Lapera and analyst Jay Jenkins with all the financial industry related questions they’ve been thinking but never had the chance to ask.  

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We run through Microsoft’s $26 billion purchase of LinkedIn, explain the details of the deal and whether or not it makes sense.

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Explaining diabetes, its various treatment options, and what the future may have in store for this disease.

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Major U.S. automakers trade at historically low valuations despite huge sales success and spectacular profits. How can this be? The Motley Fool’s John Rosevear and Sean O’Reilly dive in.

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Coinciding nicely with National Bourbon Day, we look at the latest developments in the alcohol industry from a spin-off at Constellation Brands to the incredible growth of new “beer” categories and a controversial offering from SodaStream.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT

There’s more to a fund than just its name. Here’s how to do deep due diligence into the mutual funds in your retirement account.

For video highlights of our Fool Fest Digital Pass go to http://digitalpass.fool.com/focus

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:47pm EDT

The video game industry is booming thanks to strong consumer demand, the rise of Esports, and the franchise extensions into other forms of media. Analyst David Kretzman joins us to talk about some trends to watch and his favorite company in the space. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

Elon Musk’s pet project SpaceX is still a private company, but would you invest in it if the situation was otherwise?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT

What cancer drug companies came out ahead at this weekend's ASCO conference and a closer look at Biogen's recent disappointment.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:41pm EDT

With massive, multi-billion dollar valuations, unicorn start-ups Uber and Lyft are locked in an intense, sometimes controversial, race to become the ride of choice for users all over the world. We look at the stories behind each company and how their expansion plans are pushing them into complementary industries like delivery and driverless cars, often with the help of industry incumbents. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:11pm EDT

Understanding the ins and outs of individual retirement accounts can give your retirement savings a jump-start. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:39pm EDT

We discuss the P/E ratio and what it implies. Premium analyst Simon Erickson joins the show to explain how some Fools’ mentality towards the metric is different than most investors.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:47pm EDT

Tune in to hear why Petrobras and Vale, two Brazilian energy companies that seem to be bottoming out, might not be worth the potential upside amidst seemingly endless corruption scandals.

Also, our analysts look at the most important points from OPEC’s meeting this week, and why 2015 clocked the lowest level of oil finds we’ve seen in six decades.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:42am EDT

Investing gurus are snapping up shares in healthcare companies, but investors should do their own research before buying too.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

From mental competency hearings to billionaire family trusts and rebelling management, Viacom has become the stage for a very public, very ugly dispute between ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone, his daughter, and the company’s CEO and Board of Directors. But what about the company’s long-term business prospects?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:10pm EDT

This episode we go inside Apple’s supply chain, explain the contract manufacturing model that the company uses, and highlight a few manufacturers to show how many different pieces go into the iPhone.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT

It’s found in the ground and winds up in your gas tank – but who makes money making this process happen?  

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

Walking investors through drug discovery, development, and approval and how to profit at each stage along the way.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:24pm EDT

For over 20 years, Chipotle has prided itself on fresh, quality ingredients sourced from only the best vendors – in other words, “food with integrity”. Asit Sharma joins Industry Focus to discuss the company’s suppliers, its high standards, and some of the growing pains Chipotle has encountered adapting its supply chain to work for over 2,000 restaurants.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

How interest rates have shaped stocks and the economy since the Great Depression.

If you want to understand the last century of finance, it helps to have a general idea about the trend in interest rates since the 1930s. Not only does this explain the spectacular bull market that began in 1982 and ended when the technology bubble burst in 2000, but it also helps one understand why and how the U.S. economy grew so rapidly during this stretch.

In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, The Motley Fool’s Gaby Lapera and John Maxfield kickoff lifecycle week by discussing how and why interest rates have gone full circle since the Great Depression.

 

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Wearables industry expert and long-time fan of the Fool Ramon T. Llamas joins us to talk about his team’s work at IDC, what’s going on in the smartwatch and fitness wearables markets, and some trends to watch in the next couple quarters.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Shell Oil is feeling the strain of its massive debt load, and just announced plans to do something about it.  

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Peter Lynch once said “never invest in any idea you can’t illustrate with a crayon.” Does that hold true in the highly scientific world of biopharma? Find out in this special edition of Industry Focus: Healthcare with Motley Fool healthcare analysts Kristine Harjes and Max Macaluso.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

From the apparel industry to your local grocery store, metrics like inventory turnover can tell investors a lot about a company and its operations. But in the words of one of the most well-run retailers today, should management treat inventory as “fundamentally evil”?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:59pm EDT

After a very difficult first quarter, it’s time to reevaluate the online marketplace model.

On this Financials edition of The Motley Fool’s Industry Focus podcast, host Gaby Lapera and analyst Jay Jenkins go beyond the headlines in their discussion to explain why these problems are much more than a short term speed bump. 

How did these companies get to this low point? What will it take for them to turn it around? Is it ever a good idea to make puns about something as boring as banking? To find out the answers to these questions and more, listen now.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:31pm EDT

Inspired by a Seinfeld clip, we dive into the topic of write-offs and the different forms they take. A special thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Listeners can get a free 30 day trial at audible.com/fool.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

Tesla’s sky high valuation prices the company for perfection; is this warranted or should investors beware?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:50pm EDT

GlaxoSmithKline takes on Pfizer and Biogen battles Celgene in this healthcare edition of Industry Focus.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:26pm EDT

Big changes are happening in the world of entertainment and coffee consumption, here’s how investors can position their portfolios.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:55am EDT

There's reason to believe that they will.

It's been nearly eight years since the financial crisis, yet Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) is still earning half as much money as it should be given its size. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, The Motley Fool's Gaby Lapera and John Maxfield discuss the role that Bank of America's 2008 purchase of Merrill Lynch plays in its subpar profitability. Thanks to Audible for supporting this episode. Get a free 30-day trial at audible.com/fool.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT

We discuss stock splits, the strategy behind them, and why Facebook announced they were using C shares to offer investors a 3-to-1 split.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:20pm EDT

If Tesla Motors plans for growth and its new Model 3 weren't ambitious enough, it now wants to make it all happen by 2018. Plus, earnings from Royal Dutch Shell, BHP Billiton & Vale's nightmare situation, and we dip into the mailbag.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT

Discussing the details behind the FDA's negative vote on Sarepta's DMD drug and Gilead Sciences' sliding hepatitis C sales.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:09pm EDT

At $3.8 billion, Dreamworks founder and CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg called the buyout “the deal I’d always hoped would come along.” But after a major restructuring and string of box office disappointments for the animation studio, is Comcast getting its money’s worth?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:59am EDT

Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting is often referred to as “Woodstock for capitalists.”  Join us to learn why… from someone who was there!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

We call on old Industry Focus host Nathan Hamilton to run through Apple’s recent earnings report and provide some perspective on how the company has changed in the past year.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:21am EDT

What we got right and what we got incredibly wrong in our predictions for the energy sector two years ago.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:50am EDT

Some things never change – and in healthcare, we sometimes feel like we’re talking about the same stuff year in and year out. Join us as we cover some stories that were a big deal in 2014, check in on how they’re going now, and predict some major trends in 2018.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:20am EDT

We welcome fellow Fool Mark Reeth this week to look back at some of the top consumer and retail investing stories from his time covering the industry.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:34pm EDT

Industry Focus: Financials gets in its time machine to check in with David Hanson, one of the former hosts of the show. Gaby Lapera and David chat about his investing hypotheses for mega banks from two years ago and whether or not they still hold up. Is everything different? Have things changed at all? Tune in to find out.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

As companies start to report earnings, we take a look at some of the big themes from the energy, industrial manufacturing, and airlines sector. Plus, investors fight back against excessive CEO pay and whether you should be excited about the Saudi Aramco IPO on the New York Stock exchange

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

Marc Andreessen and Peter Thiel are two of the most successful tech investors around; tune in to learn their secrets.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:40pm EDT

Make more profit-friendly decisions by developing a specific and repeatable process for evaluating stocks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:12pm EDT

The sporting goods industry has become the latest example of how competition and disruption are forcing everyone from big box chains to mom and pop stores to adapt to the new world order in retail.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:10pm EDT

Bank stocks are up, but only because the largest U.S. banks did less bad than Wall Street expected.

On this financials edition of the Motley Fool’s Industry Focus podcast, host Gaby Lapera and analyst Jay Jenkins try to make sense of the good, the bad, and the downright ugly first quarter numbers at the nation’s largest banks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:16am EDT

We swear capital allocation is sexy! On this episode we explain what it is, the different strategies businesses use for maximizing shareholder value, and profile two companies – one that has done a great job... and one that hasn’t.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:28am EDT

Peabody Energy's Chapter 11 filing this week has led to many saying "it's the brutal coal market", but we take a look at why there is much more to the story. Plus: dividend cuts at National Oilwell Varco, Alcoa's earnings, and what's on our radar.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:26am EDT

Intuitive Surgical's robotic surgery and Illumina's DNA sequencers are reshaping healthcare.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:55am EDT

The state of Macau in 2016: a look at how bad the regulations have hurt, and how a few companies are working to recover.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:25am EDT

Can improving your writing skills boost your investing returns?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT

On this episode we recap everything we know about Google’s self-driving car project.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:12pm EDT

 It is becoming more and more apparent that solar and wind energy is not only changing the way in which we produce power, it's completely upending the whole electricity industry. We take a deeper look at the nuances of investing in the renewable energy field. Plus, Halliburton's deal faces another hurdle and we celebrate national beer day.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT

The ins-and-outs of Pfizer and Allergan's failed $160 billion merger.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:07pm EDT

Thomas Staggs joined Disney 25 years ago and has left an impressive mark on the company in his various roles, including CFO and chairman of the Parks and Resorts segment. Just last year, he seemed to be a shoo-in for future CEO, but with his sudden resignation, the company and its investors must now grapple with renewed uncertainty as Bob Iger approaches his 2018 retirement.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:04pm EDT

Insurance companies can be tremendous investments, if you know what to look for. Here’s the simple breakdown of a very complicated industry.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT

We unveil our newest product, Motley Fools Rush In and talk with the product manager Ilan Moscovitz. To show off the exciting new investment opportunities available to everyday individuals, we shine a spotlight on one of the platform’s first investment opportunities, Park Slope Pizza Society and chat with the owner Buddy Swole.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:05pm EDT

We dig into why oil companies haven't been able to replace their production with new reserves lately and the ripple effects it will have a cross the industry. Plus, Sean tests his knowledge of the American power industry with an energy quiz.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:40am EDT

Here's how cable companies are thriving when customers are cutting their cords, and what you need to know about spectrum auctions.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:02pm EDT

Merck, Gilead Sciences, and Ionis get a verdict in their patent suit, and Congressmen call for a patent review of Medivation's Xtandi.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

It is no exaggeration to say that banks, and the credit they provide, grease the wheels of the American economy. But a look back at the last 150 years of banking reveals that the path hasn’t always been smooth for the nation’s leading lenders, including JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), and Citigroup (NYSE: C).

In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, Gaby Lapera and John Maxfield trace this past back to the 1860s, when the modern American banking system was established to help the Union Army finance the Civil War.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

On this episode we reflect on the tough market conditions from earlier this year and some lessons we learned along the way.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT

After a recent court decision that puts once sacred pipeline contracts, some contractors are looking to renegotiate more lenient terms. Plus, the trouble with LNG, another bump in the Halliburton-Baker Hughes merger, and answering mailbag questions. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT

The Motley Fool discusses how investors might want to think about Valeant Pharmaceuticals' share price tailspin and marijuana drugmaker GW Pharmaceuticals' skyrocketing valuation.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

In a surprising move to investors and customers alike, the “Amazon Cable Store” is officially here, offering television, Internet, and phone bundles from Comcast that feature the e-commerce leader’s simple ordering process and a dedicated customer service team.

Meanwhile, Under Armour finalizes its long-delayed stock split as we consider the implications for both current and future shareholders.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:08pm EDT

 Deciding what age to start getting benefits is a key decision in retirement, and finances are only part of the issue. Find out how to make the right decision for you.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Three interviews from our time on the ground in Austin at SXSW exploring how different businesses are thinking about virtual reality.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:44am EDT

Steve Levine, author of The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World, joins us in studio to discuss the current status of batteries and the impact they could have on the energy market over the next 10-20 years.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:23am EDT

MuleSoft founder Ross Mason talks security, wearables, and electronic health records and lays out an optimistic prediction about the future of healthcare.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

We welcome special guest Brian Dodge from the Retail Industry Leaders Association to share with us his view of some of the trends, challenges, and innovative opportunities that retail management teams are focused on in 2016 and beyond.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:12pm EDT

Small bank investing requires a little extra work, but the benefits can pay off mightily.

Host Gaby Lapera and special guest Tim Hanson think that small banks are not only an interesting niche in the investing markets, but one very much worth your time. What makes these banks “small”? Why should an investor even bother with the effort of researching and investing in them? What are the advantageous, disadvantages, and common mistakes investors make when wading into these waters? What are the key checkboxes you must check off before clicking “buy”? The answers to these questions – and more – are right here in today’s financials edition of the Motley Fool’s Industry Focus podcast.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:15am EDT

Listen in to hear about the two new products Apple has announced, one nifty way the company is returning value to shareholders, and how Apple is performing in the detachables space.

Then, on the Tesla side of things: what we know about Tesla’s Model 3, how it’ll make electric cars far more accessible to the public than they have been, and what might come of a significantly increased number of EVs on the road.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

The Motley Fool’s Tayor Muckerman and Sean O’Reilly weigh in on recent production moves by oil giant Chevron and analyze the repercussions of a new partnership between SolarCity and Whole Foods.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

The Motley Fool's Kristine Harjes and Todd Campbell discuss what trial failure, commercial failure, and patent expiration at Celldex, MannKind, and PDL BioPharma, respectively, teaches investors about managing risk in the industry.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT

Extending a wave of industry consolidation, the No. 2 and 4 theater operators in the U.S. will combine to create the largest theater chain in the country. The combined entity will have over 8,000 screens and 600 locations in 45 states. And in other news, stellar revenue growth may soon be a source of nostalgia for Shake Shack investors.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT

Around the world, savers are grappling with negative interest rates. Here’s why negative interest rates are unlikely to hit American shores.

Years after the Great Financial Crisis, interest rates are heading even lower. From Japan to Germany, interest rates are so low that they’re negative -- that’s right, negative! Some investors are actually choosing to lose money by investing in government bonds.

But this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials has it all. Join us as The Motley Fool’s Gaby Lapera and Jordan Wathen discuss accounting ratios, negative interest rate policy, and why it’s so darn hard to make accurate predictions about the future.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:02pm EDT

Next week Fools will be on the ground in Austin for SXSW -- we run through three speakers we're excited to see and why.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:52pm EDT

We say goodbye to one of the nations pioneers and most controversial figures in America's shale revolution: Aubrey McClendon. Plus, a look at what Warren Buffet had to say about energy in his annual letter, ExxonMobil's big upcoming decisions, and we answer listener questions. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:09pm EDT

The Zika Virus is a top healthcare concern globally, but investors might want to approach companies working on a Zika cure cautiously.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

Hilton announced last week that it will be restructuring into three publicly traded entities, including one of the last REITs after Congress passed legislation in December barring the tax-free REIT spin-offs that had become popular with hotels, restaurants, and casinos. Meanwhile, Lego gets one step closer to the title of world’s largest toy company.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

Starting from the observation that the payments industry is dominated by the oligopoly of Visa, MasterCard and American Express, Gaby Lapera and John Maxfield talk about why it seems to be so prone to disruption.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Down over 35% since reporting earnings earlier this month, LinkedIn has some investors thinking about jumping ship. On this episode we break down the reasons for the dip and some growth drivers investors should keep an eye on.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:23am EDT

To celebrate the energy sector’s 18th month of endemic misery, this week’s episode is all about the most ominous shadows looming on energy’s horizon.

Listen in to hear which three oil companies have done the worst in the last fiscal year; how a new court ruling in Nevada has put a serious wrench in SolarCity’s business model; how an upcoming filing by two defunct companies could set a seriously nasty precedent for the pipeline space; and, what may be oil’s biggest upcoming threat – electric cars.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:09am EDT

Presidential candidates from both sides of the aisles have views on how they'll improve the healthcare system. In this episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, Motley Fool's Kristine Harjes and Todd Campbell discuss the proposals and their potential impact on the sector.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

We field listener questions this week. First, we learn about what $500 million of Deadpool box office receipts mean for Walt Disney. Then, we get into some gray area as we discuss the moral challenges governments and companies face as they try to put autonomous cars on the road.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

In this episode of the Motley Fool’s Industry Focus: Financials podcast, host Gaby Lapera and analyst Jay Jenkins break down the forces driving big bank valuations today and try to read the tea leaves on where the market will push this industry next.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:34pm EDT

Facebook announced plans to monetize its Messenger property beginning Q2 2016. We dig into the announcement, why investors should be happy, and why users shouldn’t be too worried about being overloaded by ads.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:08pm EDT

The band is back together after a week off! This week, the energy team dives into the details of Berkshire Hathaway's purchase of Kinder Morgan and answer some listener questions about the move. Plus, dissecting the rumor mill about Saudi Arabia's production freeze and the woes of mining giants.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

Motley Fool analysts discuss the challenges biotech companies face when they walk the fine line between patient centered medicine and profit.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

Over the long weekend, Deadpool set multiple box office records for Twenty-First Century Fox with over $280 million in global ticket sales. And after the movie, we treat listeners to dinner as we revisit 3G Capital and the latest results from Burger King and Tim Hortons.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:26pm EDT

Listen in to hear more about which two players are dominating the healthcare IT industry, how feasible it is to invest in the little guys, and what areas look most promising for data management companies.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:16am EDT

As society eagerly awaits the coming era of autonomous vehicles, automakers are working with regulators and technology companies to change how the consumers think about their commute. Meanwhile, the struggling 3D printing sector turns to new opportunities in the industrial sector.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT

Fitbit might be able to give insurance providers a treasure trove of data, and cybersecurity firms like FireEye will help them protect it.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:06am EDT

On this special episode of Industry Refocus, we welcome Gaby from the Financials team to break down credit cards and the billions of dollars retailers are generating from their brand-specific credit offerings. She also has an update for the housing market and mortgages.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

We're mixing things up this week on Industry Focus with some cross sector topics.

To kick it off, Tyler Crowe of the Energy & Industrials team joins Gaby for the Finance show to talk about how captive finance companies fit into the role of a industrial manufacturer and the challenges they can present for a company. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

ADR’s, goodwill and fiscal years are explained as we run through some listener questions.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:49pm EDT

We take a look at the less than impressive earnings from the integrated majors and ConocoPhillips' decision to cut its "sacred" dividend. Plus, what can an NBA finals game teach you about investing? 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:29pm EDT

Do Gilead Sciences financials deserve high honors? Motley Fool analysts review Gilead Sciences' earnings report to find out.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

The CDC has cleared Chipotle just as it prepares to announce full-year 2015 results and new food safety initiatives at a company-wide meeting in Denver. Meanwhile, Coach and Michael Kors bucked the negative trends ailing much of the retail sector during the crucial holiday shopping season.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT

 From a discussion of peer-to-peer lending to a deep dive into why companies are added to and removed from the S&P 500, as well as many things in between.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:15pm EDT

Two tech giants announced earnings this week. We run through the numbers and conference calls for Apple and Amazon and explain what investors need to know.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:37pm EDT

Earnings are starting to trickle in for energy industrial stocks, so we discuss the three stocks that interest us the most and the themes we're focused on this quarter. Plus, we dip into the mailbag for a reader question.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

Motley Fool's Kristine Harjes and Todd Campbell distill J&J's financials and discover that there's more to the story than the headline numbers suggest.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:33pm EDT

From empty grocery store shelves to cold weather apparel sales, we take a Foolish look at the impact of winter storm Jonas on retailers. Also, Coach shares soar after breaking out of a multi-year streak of declining sales.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:07pm EDT

India is viewed as one of the most appealing markets for big tech firms, but it doesn’t come without challenges. On today's episode we run through some of the issues and how tech companies have found creative solutions around them.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:01pm EDT

The oil market has been on a wild ride lately, and all of these stock movements can make us forget that we're investing in companies. So today we're getting up close and personal with Distribution NOW CEO Robert Workman.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT

Highlighting the major investing take-away's from this years J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:16am EDT

Three Fools sit down to discuss their latest views on Chipotle, Take-Two Interactive, Taser, and more.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT

A deep dive into business development companies

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

We dig into declining growth rates in smartphone and PC shipments and try to identify the culprits.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:17pm EDT

The Motley Fool’s Tyler Crowe, Taylor Muckerman, and Sean O’Reilly discuss oil’s fall to $30 and its ramifications for the rest of the economy – particularly car sales. 

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:54pm EDT

Special guest David Kretzman talks CES highlights and fitting healthcare into a portfolio. See supernovaradio.fool.com for more!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:37pm EDT

Macy’s is off to a strong start in 2016 as investors applaud its efforts to close underperforming stores and reduce expenses, while Under Armour continues its months-long slide, shedding 6.7% on Monday following the release of a bearish research report. And Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz reaffirms his excitement around opportunities in China.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:37pm EDT

What investing in real estate can teach you about investing in stocks

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:32pm EDT

A shakeup in the wearables space and big news from Netflix are two stories making headlines so far this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – we explain what’s up and what each item means for investors.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:28pm EDT

The oil market has started off 2016 on a wild ride. So we do a quick rundown of the reasons why investors are in such a panic about oil prices this time. Plus, we look at surging SUV sales and Carl Icahn's Christmas gifts.

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

On this episode, Motley Fool analysts explain how to break down biotech mergers and acquisitions.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

While global economic and political uncertainty rattles markets in the New Year, gun makers see their shares surge on executive orders from President Obama.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT

Let's kick off 2016 with a very special interview! The CEO of Electronic Transactions Association – Jason Oxman – joins us to talk about the history, the inner workings, and the future of the payment industry.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:48pm EDT

2015 was a rough year for energy, filled with drama, uncertainty, and rough, rough performances across the board.

In this episode of Industry Focus: Energy, Sean O’Reilly, Taylor Muckerman, and Tyler Crowe throw around their ideas about how the sector looks in for 2016. Can oil bounce back? Can coal? Natural gas? What companies need to get their act together, and who’s been on their game throughout last year? How much should we worry about OPEC cornering the market, and what other factors might affect the price of oil?

Listen in to hear their takes on these issues and more.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT

Tune in for a fun episode, where we adapt the popular game to the healthcare industry.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:22pm EDT

How it happens, how to prevent it, and what to do if it's already happened.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:50pm EDT

It's a good time to think back on this year’s highs and lows in the energy sector – or, the lows and lowers.

On this very special episode, our energy team compare their fantasy-energy-draft portfolios, some of the most dramatic and unexpected news stories that played out this year from Kinder Morgan’s soap opera to the U.S. export sanction shift, just how accurate predictions from earlier this year turned out to be, and what everyone’s learned from investing in and following this troubled sector this year.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:05am EDT

We're talking about stocks that investors might like to wake up owning on Christmas morning.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:51pm EDT

What Walt Disney, Netflix, and Boston Beer investors can learn from young generation's spending habits.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:35pm EDT

Well-meaning family and friends might tell one of these very nuggets over the holidays – do you know which ones to seriously consider?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:48am EDT

Updates on Google’s EC issues and the CRB’s Web IV ruling and its impact on Pandora for the final tech show of 2015.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:50pm EDT

After securing an extension of the investment tax credit, things are looking awfully bright for the solar industry. Plus, Federal Reserve Interest Rate hikes, lifting oil export ban, and more troubled oil producers, oh my!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:08pm EDT

There were a record number of healthcare deals in 2015. Here are some of our favorites.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:24am EDT

M&A activity continues to pick up in the consumer goods sector with this $15 billion deal.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:29pm EDT

Knowledge is a gift that will last forever. Here are four of our favorite investing books for you to read or give to a loved one.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:23pm EDT

GoPro jumped this week after one analyst suggested Apple scoop it up with some of the cash it has sitting around. What should investors make of this news and M&A chatter in general?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

This week’s OPEC meetings ended with shockingly few changes or agreements, Kinder Morgan dramatically cut its dividend, and two of the world’s biggest chemical companies are merging in a way that may or may not set off regulatory alarm bells.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:56am EDT

Digging into the balance sheet of two drugmaking powerhouses to see which may be a better investment.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT

An international coffee conglomerate adds Keurig to its portfolio for $13.9 billion. And at Amazon, its Prime TV service just got even better.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT

In a rapidly changing environment, here's how a company's adaptability affects their survival. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:08am EDT

Breaking down IDC wearables shipment data – a look at the winners, losers, and trends in the space. Also, an explanation on how Apple and Samsung decided to bury the patent hatchet just in time for the holidays.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:25pm EDT

With the Paris climate talks in full swing, here’s a look at what lies ahead for this rapidly-changing sector.

Application for our summer 2016 internships is officially open! Check out all our openings at Careers.Fool.com

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:07am EDT

This episode we're highlighting what we think are the most significant, needle-moving drugs to hit the market this year.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:03pm EDT

Disney’s biggest cash cow is in danger as subscriber losses at ESPN accelerate. Will the other businesses be able to fill the void?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

We hope you had a happy Thanksgiving! Here's a grab bag episode on Wells Fargo's sales tactics, the state of the housing market, and an end-of-year to-do list for your investment accounts.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT

This holiday, we’re thankful for innovation, passion, and greater purpose in the healthcare sector.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:11pm EDT

From its origins to present day, we dive into this annual tradition and its impact on the retail industry.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:44pm EDT

On this episode we talk about what 13Fs are, shorting stocks, and a Gallup poll about how well do ordinary people understand the basics of their own finances.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:12am EDT

We tackle how new investors should think about buying stocks, what to look for in potential dividend investments, and cover mistakes some investors make by focusing on the wrong metric.

To find out our picks for the top dividend stocks in 2016, check out dividends.fool.com.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:45pm EDT

Continuing with our dividend week theme, we take a deeper dive into why its so much more difficult for energy and materials companies to maintain dividends and what investors should look for in a dividend stock that deals in commodities.

To find out our picks for the top dividend stocks in 2016, check out dividends.fool.com.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:27pm EDT

Understanding the anatomy of great dividend paying healthcare stocks, including what to look for and what to avoid. 

For our best dividend stock ideas, go to dividends.fool.com.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

Retailers have sold off and that’s good news for income investors, particularly those willing to take a close look at department store operator Macy’s.

For our best dividend stock ideas, go to dividends.fool.com.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT

It's Dividend Week on Industry Focus and today we learn about dividend stocks in general and in the financial industry in particular.

For our best dividend stock ideas, go to dividends.fool.com.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:06am EDT

Following earnings, several big name tech stocks took a beating. We discuss Pandora, FireEye and HP and see what's caused their dips and debate whether they can earn their way back to "buy" status.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT

Oil's low prices have stuck around much longer than so many originally thought. Now, more than a year later, we're starting to see companies buckle under the pressure. Our energy team looks at the implications and the lesson to learn from these companies' demise.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:48am EDT

Exelixis has a newly approved melanoma drug hitting the market soon and Colorado voters will weigh in on universal healthcare in 2016.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT

Traditional apparel retailers like Macy’s and Nordstrom have limped through 2015. What is driving weakness in the sector, and what should investors watch in the latest quarter?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:07pm EDT

Tune in for discussions on the NYCB-Astoria Financial merger, New York Mellon Bank, and whether or not CEOs should live near HQ.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:04am EDT

On this episode we talk earnings numbers, some cool stats from the conference call and check in on Facebook’s other big internet properties.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:32am EDT

Energy results are as diverse as the industry itself, and Motley Fool’s Tyler Crowe, Taylor Muckerman and Sean O’Reilly weigh in.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:26am EDT

Motley Fools dig into recent announcements that could impact the marijuana and hepatitis C markets next year.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:19pm EDT

On this episode we dig into Apple’s record-setting quarter, explain why the market shouldn’t have been surprised, and figure out what segments fueled the company’s great top and bottom line growth.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT

Oil sands are becoming more common in the energy sector, and with the amount of work it takes to clean these sands, it's no wonder the cost is so high. Shell not only dropped out of the Arctic after building up all the hype, but now they're letting go of oil sands projects, citing the company's business structure as the problem.

All the while, a "cash crunch" is enveloping the Fab Four in the oil and gas sector, but although these numbers are huge to a layperson, their cash reserves seem to be singing a different tune.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

This week we're discussing Walgreens acquiring Rite Aid. Did this retail pharmacy giant play its cards right? Does an overlapping footprint mean the two retail pharmacies will step on each other’s toes? Tune in to find some answers.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT

As the king of retail recognizes its growing reliance on online sales, the company plans to experiment with drones to beat Amazon at its own game.

On this episode we also learn how Cheesecake Factory serves up continued success, we preview Buffalo Wild Wings' earnings release and discover a retailer who says "no" to the Black Friday shopping craze.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:56pm EDT

"Competitive Advantage" is the book where economy guru Michael Porter outlines the way to review, research, and plan when assessing an industry for a potential investment.

With big names investors such as Warren Buffett using competitive advantage as a guideline prior to investing, it's quite obvious that success is found when these tools are used.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:15am EDT

Google and Amazon both had impressive earnings releases this week and the market sent both stocks up 10% after hours. On this episode of Industry Focus we walk through the numbers and see what segments drove growth for each company.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT

Glencore is known as a giant in the commodities sector, but their recent bout of bond needs has left investors fearing the worst outcome for the company.

Meanwhile, Petrobras is trying to save face as Brazilian currency takes a dive, and Tyler has a favorite stock, Enterprise Products Partners; but there's a fun fact behind this company that might have you jumping on the investment train as well.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:06am EDT

Our guest Michael O’Neil, CEO of GetWellNetwork, shares how his company is boosting outcomes and improving experience through patient engagement.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT

From a division spin-off to a major celebrity partnership, investors are buying up shares of these consumer goods companies with the hope that they have found the solution to years of underperformance.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT

On today's episode we take a look at the performance of a few "too big to fail" banks in the most recent quarter.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT

Dell’s $67 billion purchase of EMC stands to be the largest acquisition in tech history, but will we look back in a few years and say it was money well spent?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:29am EDT

Job cuts have begun for some oil companies as they attempt to bring margins to a normalized number. And as stock prices drop for oil, renewable energies seem to have little to no relation with these numbers.

On this episode, our analysts will tell you what they'll be looking for over the next month as earnings are announced for the energy sector.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:09am EDT

Both democratic front-runners have outlined healthcare reform that could impact healthcare stocks, so let's learn more about their plans and the companies that could be affected.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

Following a publicized and contentious month-long courtship, the No. 1 and No. 2 brewers are combining to create a massive entity controlling 30% of the global beer market.

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller expect to realize billions of dollars in synergies and a worldwide reach, but the combined entity still needs to clear regulatory hurdles and manage a ballooning debt balance before the union is official.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT

Welcome to not your typical financials podcast!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:16pm EDT

Earlier this week, Pandora announced it had acquired Ticketfly, an online ticketing company, for $450 million. Does the move make sense, and what should investors think of the company moving forward?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT

After several straight days of big oil price gains, are energy stocks headed back on the right track. Plus, a Challenge to Warren Buffett's energy empire and the state of energy M&A.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:50pm EDT

Biotech stocks may have fallen sharply in the past few months, but that doesn't mean that everyone of them should be avoided. In this episode, we uncork some of our best ideas for investors to buy.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:16pm EDT

We cover all-day breakfast, massive M&A deals, and standout earnings on this episode of Industry Focus.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT

On this episode we break down Apple’s controversial decision to allow content blocking in iOS9 – who does it hurt most, why users should love it and how you can get enable it on your device?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:51pm EDT

From Glencore's debt scares to Shell's Arctic drilling debacle, the energy guys at Industry Focus take a look at some of the big moves from energy and commodities companies this past week.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:34pm EDT

The highly anticipated switch over to ICD-10 medical coding kicks October off and a FDA decision later in the month could move the needle at Shire Plc.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

A major product launch and multi-billion dollar deals color this episode of Industry Focus.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT

Earnings season is coming up. Are you ready?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

It’s tough to stay up to date on VR news -- in hardware, Samsung recently unveiled its update to its Gear VR headset, while loose details about a consumer-ready Oculus Rift circulate. Facebook is starting to feature immersed video content while Google is interested in  being behind the camera (so to speak).

On this episode, Motley Fool’s Dylan Lewis and Sean O’Reilly break down who is doing what in virtual reality.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:40pm EDT

Pretty soon, oil producers will need to show bankers that they are still worthy of borrowing money. So our energy guys take a look at what this could mean for companies. Plus, another mailbag question and Big Oil is turning into Big Renewables?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:47pm EDT

The Motley Fool highlights potential winners and losers in Hillary Clinton's proposed plan to curb soaring drug prices.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:37pm EDT

From streaming video and music to virtual reality and more, we round-up the latest stories from the consumer goods sector.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

Listen in as we discuss Bank of America’s upcoming vote on Brian Moynihan role, the Fed doing nothing, and the current state of the US economy.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT

Google is under fire from Russian authorities over competitive issues and the European Union isn’t far behind. Meet the competitor that sounded the horn and learn how the decision from Russia, expected to be finalized next week, could set up Google for a tough battle in Europe.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

It appears that the seeds of a slowdown in oil production have been planted, so Sean, Tyler, and Taylor sit down and discuss when those seeds will start to bear fruit.

Plus, we dip into the mailbag and Sean gets to ask a "what's puzzling me" question.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:33pm EDT

Growing use of healthcare IT offers plenty of investing opportunity, but challenges remain and that makes picking the right healthcare IT stock to buy important.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

Despite being one of the most heavily shorted companies trading on the NASDAQ Composite, Sirius XM has proven satellite radio is here to stay as it launches new growth initiatives to shore up its long-term future with connected cars and SXM17. And in the world of beer, MillerCoors is feeling the pressure from increasing craft beer sales as it closes one of its eight U.S. breweries.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:53pm EDT

A primer on Social Security’s current funding situation and how it may affect you.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

Christmas morning finally came for investors eager to set their eyes on the latest Apple gadgets – the company unveiled its updates for the iPhone and Apple TV lines and showed off the highly anticipated iPad Pro in its event earlier this week. What new features do these products boast and how do they fit into the market place?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:07pm EDT

While everyone else is getting ready for football season, Sean, Tyler and Taylor are drafting energy stocks this week with our first ever energy stock fantasy draft.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

The diabetes pandemic and medical marijuana are two of the healthcare's biggest trends, but not all diabetes or marijuana stocks are likely to succeed. The Motley Fool's Kristine Harjes and Todd Campbell explain what you need to consider before investing in these growing markets.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:43pm EDT

Following the underwhelming debut of its Keurig 2.0, Keurig Green Mountain has pegged its future success to the Kold beverage system.

Meanwhile, Skullcandy moves forward with its expansion efforts as its multi-year turnaround seemingly takes hold. With both stocks suffering significant losses year-to-date, is this the right time for investors to buy?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

While the broader market has begun to stabilize after macro concerns pushed down stocks the past two weeks, there are still several tech companies that have yet to rebound, thanks to some idiosyncratic concerns. Are these companies bargains for a reason, or do they belong on your watchlist?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:03pm EDT

On this energy edition of Industry Focus we take a look at what's going on with oil prices, how its impacting producers, and what investors can do about it.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:10am EDT

Motley Fool's Kristine Harjes and Todd Campbell discuss whether investors ought to be buying 3 of biotech's worst performing stocks over the past month.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:03pm EDT

After years of building its subscriber base with a vast library of content, Netflix is making a risky bet that will see it lose thousands of popular movies in favor of exclusive titles. Is the company making another Qwikster-like mistake or preparing itself for a bright, new future?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:46pm EDT

Should an intangible quality like corporate culture affect how you invest?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT

Facebook has entered the personal assistant space, announcing testing has begun on “M,” a new digital helper nested in their Messenger app -- what does it say about the company’s plans to monetize Messenger and WhatsApp? In other tech news, new data from IDC shows Apple and Xiaomi are catching up to wearables leader Fitbit. Is the recently public company about to get pinched?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:35pm EDT

In the midst of popping and dropping markets, the Motley Fool's Kristine Harjes and contributor Todd Campbell tackle what healthcare stocks investors can buy.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:51pm EDT

Major indexes all over the world have suffered some of their steepest losses since the financial crisis over the past week. Smart investors, however, should sit tight.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:43pm EDT

Inevitable market corrections can be great opportunities. Learn how on today's Industry Focus, financials edition.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:09pm EDT

Over 30 million users from the popular online dating site have had their information leaked after Ashley Madison was hit by a cyberattack. Given the nature of the site’s business, its data breach has been widely reported on, but how does it compare to some of the biggest corporate data breaches in history and how can other companies prevent it from happening to them?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

This week we dip into the mailbag to answer questions from our listeners; covering topics from natural gas vehicles, oil services sustainability, and sinking solar stocks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

Motley Fool's Kristine Harjes and contributor Todd Campbell discuss second quarter earnings winners and losers.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

Sales growth has stalled out at most department stores in the past couple of years. But that's not true at Nordstrom, where revenue continues to grow at a high single-digit pace. What is Nordstrom's secret to success?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT

Banks are in a highly competitive industry so they constantly look for advantages -- sometimes illegal ones. Tune in to find out the details!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

Google’s leadership shocked the market earlier this week when they announced the company would restructure under the holding company “Alphabet”.

It’s a savvy move that should help the tech giant focus operations, increase transparency, and keep valuable talent, but what does it mean for investors?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT

We have a tendency to get deep into the weeds with energy stocks on the show, so this week we decided to give a refresher on the basics of investing in energy. Plus, we tackle the big story of the week, China's currency, and pull a question from the mailbag.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT

Motley Fool's experts weigh in on payer pushback to new cholesterol busting medicine and surging Obamacare penalties in 2016.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:52am EDT

The first earnings announcement for the combined entity shares the bare minimum with investors. Also, Verizon follows in T-Mobile’s footsteps as it prepares to end subsidized two-year contracts.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:26am EDT

This episode we take a closer look at the theories and policies underlying the Greek debt crisis.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:17pm EDT

In a recent interview, Apple exec Eddy Cue said the free trial of Cupertino’s new music streaming service has a 11 million users – that’s a far cry from Spotify’s active user base of over 70 million. After some early tech setbacks and brutally critical reviews, what is the outlook for the tech giant’s new music offering?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT

As coal plants are slowly dying off, new regulations are being placed by the Obama administration to clear the air of carbon’s residue. 

While coal is on its way down, natural gas is gaining momentum and becoming one of the most efficient and most affordable energy resources in our nation. And Tyler Crowe takes a moment to let us in on a secret stock he’s been watching, on today’s Industry Focus, energy edition.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:15pm EDT

CVS's plan to boost prescription revenue by abandoning Tobacco might be panning out, and Regeneron's pricey new drug could become a multibillion blockbuster.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT

The FCC cleared the way for AT&T to complete its acquisition of DirecTV last month, creating the largest pay-TV provider in the country. Can AT&T leverage its now comprehensive suite of service offerings to jumpstart its stock price?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:22pm EDT

As he’s recently thrown his hat into the ring as a presidential candidate, The Motley Fool is diving in head first to get the full story about Trump.

Find out where Donald Trump started, and how he rose to be the man who has worked his way to the top with no intention of stopping. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:07am EDT

The three most recognizable names in the social media landscape dropped earnings this week and while big picture numbers looked good across the board, Mr. Market didn’t seem too pleased with the results.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT

Big oil continues to report their latest results, and the Motley Fool’s Tyler Crowe and Taylor Muckerman dive in.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:24pm EDT

Motley Fool analysts dig into Teva Pharmaceuticals recent M&A and debate the single most important number reported in Gilead Sciences second quarter earnings results.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Following closely in Uber’s footsteps, Airbnb recently raised $1.5 billion in its latest round of fundraising to become one of the biggest start-ups on the planet.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:17pm EDT

Warren Buffett has highlighted two ways a commoditized business can find lasting competitive advantage – and this bank exemplifies both.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Only Apple could beat expectations for the top and bottom line and still disappoint analysts. Following the company’s recent earnings release, the Street seemed concerned with iPhone sales and the company’s guidance for next quarter – should investors be worried or is this Apple anxiety overblown?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:52pm EDT

Some of the biggest oil service names in the business have surprised to the upside on earnings. In the meantime, Chesapeake Energy just cut its dividend. What does this mean for the industry and its ability to manage its finances?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:36am EDT

Motley Fool analysts tackle risks facing Castlight Health investors and dive into the next generation of Alzheimer's disease medicines.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:14pm EDT

Following its spin-off from eBay, PayPal offers impressive growth at a premium, but eBay shares are beaten down and poised for a rebound if turnaround efforts prove successful.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:25pm EDT

America’s second largest bank by assets had an outstanding past quarter. Has B of A finally turned a new leaf?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

The search giant released its quarterly earnings last week and the market’s reaction was overwhelmingly positive. CFO Ruth Porat shined in her debut, revealing plans to cut costs and teasing investors with the prospect of a capital return program down the road.

On this episode, Motley Fool’s Dylan Lewis and Sean O’Reilly discuss the earnings release and the market rally that ensued.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:07am EDT

Iran is exporting oil again and natural gas surpasses coal for the first time. What should long term investors do to profit?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:27pm EDT

Motley Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell shed light on how Celgene's deal-making frenzy positions it as a potential MS leader and offer up insight into how to value immuno-oncology stocks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

As Comic-Con wraps up, movie goers are sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for the next flick to thrill them once again.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:06pm EDT

Major U.S. banks start reporting earnings tomorrow – how should a long-term investor approach them?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

While YouTube has been our go-to site for all that is visual and melodic, Facebook is adding a new option for music video consumption. While they’ve offered only minor details, it appears the tech mogul will monitor the featured flicks with the most scrutinizing of detail. Will YouTube get lost in the refuse, or should Facebook tread lightly with consideration of their possible demise?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:17am EDT

Conflicting headlines on the oil market come out daily, Industry Focus dives into why this is just plain crazy.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT

Novartis nabs approval for a drug that could revolutionize how we treat heart disease and CVS Health doubles down on its anti-tobacco stance. Our Motley Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell discuss what it means for the companies involved.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

Whole Foods’ new expansion plans involve MUCH smaller stores, here’s why.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

An update on the Greek financial crisis, an unconventional lending strategy, and what to expect in quarterly earnings.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:01pm EDT

Apple Music launched earlier this week, but in the crowded music streaming landscape, can the service stand out?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT

For years consumers have been curious about how BP will fair after the Deepwater Horizon incident, and with today’s events you’ll be pleased to know: it has nothing to do with Greece.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

Celgene Hands $1 Billion To Juno Therapeutics and health insurance on the exchanges will climb 4.4% next year. Our Motley Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell discuss the details.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

These are tough times to be a giant food conglomerate. The Motley Fool dives into the details.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:48pm EDT

Greece is in turmoil, and ripples are spreading around the world. What’s at the heart of the crisis, and what’s coming next?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

Most consumers understand the annoyance of pop-up ads attempting to share what little important screen space you’ve currently got in front of you.

While some consumers are still unaware of the miracle that is ad blocking, corporations like Google who rely on ads for revenue, are freely offering these services as extensions on their browsers. One would think the revenue stream would be affected, yet Apple is launching its ad block option with iOS 9 in the fall. Will this leave profits flat for investors, or does Google have something up their sleeve to defeat the downfall? 

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:13am EDT

Offshore drillers have been hit hard in the last 6 months, how patient should investors be in waiting for a turnaround?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

Phillip Frost's Opko Health shares are soaring, but Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell worry that valuation has become a bit stretched. Here's why.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

Just why is off-price retail so good at making money? We answer this and more on today's consumer goods edition of Industry Focus.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT

The Exports/Imports Bank guarantees loans to foreign companies to buy U.S. exports – find out why opinion on it is divided.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:34pm EDT

Motley Fool analysts Dylan Lewis and Vincent Shen take a look at this week’s big splash IPO, FitBit, and explain why it’s such an unusual tech public offering.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT

As oil drilling has become much less lucrative than it was just a year ago, many smaller companies in the business are starting to fold up shop. Although had they read their oil history text books they would have been ready for this. 

 

On this episode Tyler and Taylor take a look at why this was probably inevitable and what it could mean for investors long term. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT

Rumors that major health insurers are reportedly courting one another could shake up the health insurance industry. Motley Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell consider what could be behind industry consolidation.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:43pm EDT

Gap recently announced it will be closing 175 of its North American stores – Motley Fool analysts Dylan Lewis and Vincent Shen discuss the future outlook for the company, its competitors, and the apparel industry at large.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

With the banking industry trading at across-the-board low valuations, is it a good time to pick up shares?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT

The CEO of Twitter just stepped down and that has big implications for shareholders.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:02am EDT

In case you missed it, the United States has surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia as the top oil producer in the world. It seems that we simply can't stop growing our production. Is this a good or bad thing over the long-term? Only our analysts [think they] know for sure. Tune in for the whole story!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:25pm EDT

The Supreme Court is set to announce its ruling in King v. Burwell, a case that could put health insurance subsidies at risk for millions of people. Our Motley Fools discuss the potential ruling and its impact.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:58am EDT

Sports Promotions are big business and that can have big implications for some of the world’s biggest brands.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT

On this episode we take a look at the history and purpose of the Federal Reserve.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

Apple’s developers conference is right around the corner and that means a lot of news will be coming out of one of the world’s biggest tech companies.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT

The oil price crash has forced oil companies to find creative ways to raise cash.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:55pm EDT

Biotech stocks eye-popping run has investors nervous of a bubble. Healthcare Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell weigh in with their take on biotech valuation.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

Video games are a massive, multi-billion dollar business, and mobile growth is pushing the industry to new heights. Is gaming right for your portfolio?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

This episode we discuss how big data could revolutionize the future of the financial sector.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

The Motley Fool’s Daniel Sparks discusses Google’s latest developers conference and the tech giant’s ecosystem focused initiatives.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

In this week's episode, Sean and Tyler explore three topics on the minds of energy investors: Can coal survive? Will oil companies actually do something about climate change? And why is cash so important to energy investments?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:24pm EDT

Amgen has shelved its once-promising psoriasis drug. Motley Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell help investors understand the impact.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

The Motley Fool’s Sean O’Reily and Vincent Shen discuss the latest buyout news concerning Time Warner Cable.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT

The Motley Fool’s Sean O’Reilly and Dylan Lewis discuss the latest moves being made by Google to conquer the world of mobile.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT

The Motley Fool's Tyler Crowe, Taylor Muckerman, and Sean O'Reilly discuss a slew of energy sector downgrades by Wall Steet investment banks and why long term investors should just ignore them.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT

Johnson & Johnson has inked a licensing deal with Achillion Pharmaceuticals that could threaten Gilead Sciences market share in hepatitis C someday. Motley Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell dig into the details of this deal to see if Gilead Sciences investors should worry.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

The Motley Fool’s Sean O’Reilly and Vincent Shen discuss the energy drink market and how the world’s major beverage players are positioning themselves to cash in on this emerging trend.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

Technology is revolutionizing the financials space as we know it, from lending to investment advising, and more! 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT

On today’s edition of Industry Focus, we’ll hear how Facebook is taking iOS to the next level by making news available instantly, without leaving the comfort of your social media page. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

This week we saw two big buys with Noble Energy buying Rosetta Resources and Williams Companies buying out its subsidiary. Is this a signal that the merger and acquisition wave might actually happen? Taylor Muckerman and Tyler Crowe break down these deals and give some insight as to why the merger wave is taking so long and how these deals could shape the future landscape. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:17pm EDT

Motley Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell dig into MannKind Corp.'s first quarter earnings to see if MannKind is a bargain, or a bust.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT

Motley Fool analysts Vincent Shen and Sean O’Reilly dive into the online travel industry and discuss recent events within the space.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT

Dividend aristocrats, REITs, red flags, and more – a broad look at dividend investing on today's edition of Industry Focus.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

Motley Fool analysts Dylan Lewis and Sean O’Reilly discuss big changes coming to the food delivery industry, with big tech leading the way.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:14pm EDT

Offshore LNG is officially a thing now! Offshore rigs are getting their groove back, and Big Oil companies should stay out of alternative energy for a reason. Our energy team explains all these things in this week's episode of Industry Focus. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:13pm EDT

Alexion Pharmaceuticals is paying $8.4 billion to buy Synageva, a company without any sales, so Fool analyst Michael Douglass and contributor Todd Campbell are digging into this deal to see what it may mean to biotech investors.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:33pm EDT

Motley Fool analysts Sean O’Reilly and Vincent Shen dive into the data behind the supposed “death of cable”, where things aren’t all what they seem.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:52pm EDT

Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson return to the studio to discuss their trip to Omaha.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

Motley Fool analysts Dylan Lewis and Sean O’Reilly break down the week in tech earnings, and explain just how Selerity got its hands on Twitter’s earnings and what went wrong for LinkedIn in the first quarter.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT

Fool Analysts Tyler Crowe and Taylor Muckerman dig into Big Oil's recent earnings results and find some interesting tidbits  about oil prices and why the integrated business model has been successful for so many years in the world of oil. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:20pm EDT

Anthem has been a big beneficiary of health insurance reform, so Motley Fool analyst Michael Douglass and contributor Todd Campbell dig into Anthem's first quarter results to see if the ACA continues to drive results higher.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT

Motley Fool analysts Sean O’Reilly and Dylan Lewis discuss Google’s new cell phone service, “Project Fi” as well as big news from Amazon.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:58pm EDT

Motley Fool analysts Sean O'Reilly and Vincent Shen discuss why the Comcast / Time Warner Cable merger fell apart and where the industry goes from here.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

A 15-minute, 3-step guide to analyzing bank stocks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Oil services companies have been surprising Wall Street this week with better than expected results. Sean and Tyler take a look at why some companies in the space have been able do better than expected and identifies some of the important traits investors should look for when buying oil services stocks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:02pm EDT

A look at Rite Aid’s strategic initiatives for catching up to – and even passing – its competitors.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:38am EDT

Motley Fool Analysts Sean O’Reilly and Vincent Shen discuss the toy industry and how Foolish investors can invest in this huge business.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

Tune in to learn what this week’s earnings reports mean to owners of Wells Fargo, JPMorgan, and other big banks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:31pm EDT

Motley Fool Analysts Dylan Lewis and Sean O’Reilly discuss recent antritrust violations lobbed by the EU at Google Inc.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:54pm EDT

Motley Fool Analysts Tyler Crowe and Sean O’Reilly discuss current myths surrounding the oil market: in particular battery tech advances.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

Two Motley Fool analysts dive into Johnson & Johnson's earnings and
discover that there's both good and bad news that investors need to know.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Motley Fool analysts Sean O'Reilly and Dylan Lewis discuss the latest news in the world of consumer goods investing.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

Highlights from Jamie Dimon’s recent letter to shareholders, as well as a discussion of when is the right time to sell stocks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

Motley Fool Analysts Sean O’Reilly and Dylan Lewis discuss recent venture capital investments in the technology industry and if they are getting too excessive.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

Taylor and Tyler look at the bullish and bearish viewpoints of Shell's recent decision to acquire BG Group for $70 billion.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:28am EDT

Expiring patents threaten billions of dollars in sales at Amgen. Here's what the company is doing to offset the threat to some of its best selling drugs.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Motley Fool Analysts Sean O’Reilly and Vincent Shen discuss Google Fiber and its ramifications for the ISP industry

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

The Oracle of Omaha is practically a force of nature in today’s investing world, but how will he be remembered a century from now?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT

We’ve seen this before… High oil prices create a market where nearly everyone can make money. The surplus of production outstrips supply and prices subsequently fall. This leads to reduced capital investment. It’s called "cyclicality". 

Will 2020 be the next turning point due to underinvestment now? Find out on today's episode of Industry Focus.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:27pm EDT

A drop dead, massively big, upside opportunity exists for this pre-clinical stage biotech star. Motley Fool analyst Michael Douglass and contributor Todd Campbell discuss this and much more.

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