Industry Focus (general)

Since the oil price collapse of 2014, offshore drillers have languished, with several operators going bankrupt. However, stabilizing oil prices and declining breakeven levels for offshore oil has the industry poised for a turnaround. Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall joins the show to discuss the current state of the industry and break down three major offshore operators.

Stocks Mentioned: RIG, ESV, SDRL

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After issuing 6 month exemptions, the U.S. pledges to fully enforce sanctions against Iranian oil exports. What does this mean for investors? In addition, huge spreads between the price of natural gas around the world has investment in liquefied natural gas (LNG) exploding. Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall and Industry Focus host Nick Sciple discuss Chart Industries, a key provider of equipment used to cool and transform natural gas from a gaseous state to a liquid, and what opportunities it may provide to investors.

Stocks Mentioned: GTLS

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Today we talk about a topic we've never covered before -- ETFs!

Exchange-traded Funds are a great way for investors to get instant exposure to a basket of companies, and there are plenty of tech funds that have put up big returns over the past few years. We run through some solid options, and explain the difference between ETFs and mutual funds.


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Sometimes great companies are found in under-the-radar places. Graco is one of those companies. You probably haven’t heard of it (I thought it made baby strollers before doing my research), but this maker of industrial fluid and coating machinery has trounced Mr. Market over the past 25 years. Motley Fool Senior Analyst John Rotonti joins the podcast to discuss why this underfollowed company is an attractive investment today.

Stocks Mentioned: GGG, SHW


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The original SaaS business hit a big milestone recently, we recap how the company turned CRM into a business worth over $100 billion. Then we turn our attention to a SaaS stock that's still in its early innings, Shopify.

To wrap things up, we get some tips on how to talk about money with kids from a visiting team of junior analysts.


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Here's why Roche's acquisition of gene therapy pioneer Spark Therapeutics and Biogen's acquisition of gene therapy upstart Nightstar Therapeutics could put Regenxbio in play. RHHBY, ONCE, BIIB, NITE, RGNX

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Here’s what we think could happen next year, and how it could affect investors. None of us has a crystal ball that allows us to predict what the economy and stock market will do, but it’s still fun to make predictions. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, contributor Matt Frankel, CFP and host Jason Moser discuss some of their boldest predictions for 2019 and what they could mean for investors. From the Fed’s interest rate moves to tech giants potentially acquiring some of our fintech favorites, there’s a lot that could happen, and we’ve got you covered.

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

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

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

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

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In her swan song episode, Kristine shares lessons she's learned about investing while hosting the healthcare show. VEEV ISRG ILMN TDOC  

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Data analytics company Domo has plans to go public, but should investors want a piece of this former unicorn?

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How is one of the world's biggest auto manufacturers thinking about the future of mobility and autonomy? We sit down with Wilko Stark, VP Strategy at Daimler and Mercedes Benz and the head of the company’s CASE initiative, to find out.

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Happy holidays, Fools! This year, the Industry Focus cast is rolling out the red carpet for some of their favorite stocks with the first annual Industry Focus Awards ceremony. The first two categories for your consideration: biggest PR blunder and rookie of the year.

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Nebraska Public Service Commission voted 3-2 to approve an alternative route for the Keystone XL pipeline through the state. We discuss potential implications of Keystones operator TransCanada, and what the decision might mean for investors. Ahead of the OPEC meeting in Vienna, we debate the rumors and conjecture around the assembly.

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Utilities have historically been classified as safe and boring but the industry is changing and there are some potentially exciting opportunities in the often overlooked segment.

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We rip open the mailbag and answer "what gives with interim clinical trials?", "how can drugmakers use patents to stiff-arm generics?" and "why aren't pharmacies cashing in on baby boomers?"

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Shopify and its founder Tobias Lütke have been Fool favorites for a long time -- on this episode we talk about how, despite the stock's crazy run over the past year, we're still interested in the e-commerce company.

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After releasing its first quarter financials, J&J's stock fell over 3%. Is it a buy? In this episode, we dig into the quarter's highlights and low-lights to find out.

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China is welcoming foreign investors to its markets, but should investors accept the invitation?

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On today's episode we're exploring the companies behind the acronym.

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Motley Fool Analysts Sean O’Reilly and Vincent Shen discuss the advent of the e-cigarette industry and how it is likely to unfold for investors in the years ahead.


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For Friday's tech edition of Where the Money Is we cover the latest news on tech giants Apple and Amazon.

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On Wednesday’s healthcare edition of Where the Money Is we cover AbbVie’s cold feet over the Shire Buyout, Johnson & Johnson earnings release, and a stock worth watching. 

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On today’s show the guys take a look at the latest Chinese food scandal to hurt Yum! Brands, as well as what Starbucks is doing with its mobile app. Plus they discuss some of the latest earnings announcements from Chipotle, Netflix, and Hasbro.

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Why I’m buying Blackstone, Markel, and Silicon Valley Bank. Join Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson as they breakdown Matt’s latest Real-Money Portfolio buys. The guys also play a round of Fool in the Blank and look at five Tweets.

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We are continuing our week of special interviews in honor of Memorial Day. Today we have part 1 of an interview with Will Thorndike, author of The Outsiders. We hope you enjoy and will return to normal programing on Monday June 2nd. 

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12 days until the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting!

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Earnings from Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. Plus a very special guest.

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 What are the biggest lessons learned from the bottom of the stock market in March 2009? Join Motley Fool banking analysts Tyler Riggs and David Hanson as they discuss how investors got right and wrong during the scary times in early 2009.

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Is the student loan crisis really as bad as you think? Join Motley Fool analysts Patrick Morris and David Hanson as they discuss the new effort from MasterCard and Visa, the possibility of a dividend at Berkshire Hathaway, and finish off the day examining the NFL’s top draft prospect.

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Join Motley Fool analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson as answer three listener-questions, hear the Bear-case for Warren Buffett's company, and finish off the day looking at an insightful price.

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1 stock spanning the world with a great dividend for your radar. Join Motley Fool analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson as they discuss Bank of Ameica's new product, Fool in the Blank, and finish off the day looking at three tweets.

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Who is the last hedge fund manager you’d bet against? Join Motley Fool analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson as they take a closer look at the New York City taxi industry, play a round of Rank It!, and take a question from their mailbag.

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An in-depth look at “Tangible Book Value.” Join Motley Fool analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson as they look at earnings from JPMorgan and Wells Fargo, debate the future of Uber, and test Elon Musk’s hand at Wall Street.


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 You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Join Motley Fool analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson host an all-mailbag show and answer listeners’ questions.

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