Industry Focus (podcast)

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

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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.

Direct download: 20170411_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
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With the April 18 tax filing deadline fast approaching, here are some things you need to know.

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

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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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Direct download: 20170405_IF_Healthcare.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 20170404_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
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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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Direct download: 04_03_2017_IF_Financials.mp3
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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
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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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