Industry Focus (podcast)

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.

Direct download: 20170902_IF_Financials.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 20170929_IF_Technology.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 20170928_IF_Energy.mp3
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Unpacking Axovant Sciences big Alzheimer’s disease disappointment, plus Pfizer accuses Johnson & Johnson of unfairly increasing healthcare costs.

Direct download: 20170927_IF_Healthcare.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 20170926_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Direct download: 20170919_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
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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

Direct download: 20170918_IF_Financials.mp3
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