Industry Focus

Are shares of Chipotle copy-cats becoming overvalued? Tune in to find out.

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Initial bank stress tests results are out, and analysts discuss their importance and potential implications of this Wednesday’s round two results.

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The tech world was focused on one event this past week – The Mobile World Congress. Held in Spain, the event serves as barometer of tech trends in coming years. Fool analysts Nathan Hamilton and Sean O’Reilly sit down to discuss the event and what it means for investors.

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Healthcare analyst Michael Douglass and healthcare contributor Todd Campbell discuss the pitfalls and potential of two small cap biotech stocks.

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Motley Fool analysts Sean O’Reilly and Vincent Shen discuss the global gaming industry and opportunities for investors.

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Fool contributor John Maxfield takes on a few key points from this year’s letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders.

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A lot has been said about the concerns and potential capabilities of AI. But how close is AI is to becoming reality? It may be farther out on the horizon than some believe.

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With Seadrill and Transocean reporting earnings, some analysts out there are saying sell for some pretty ridiculous reasons. Here's why you shouldn't listen to them.

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In this healthcare edition of Industry Focus, healthcare analyst Michael Douglass and healthcare contributor Todd Campbell speculate which of these two biotech titans is a better buy.

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Join Motley Fool Analysts Sean O'Reilly and Vincent Shen for an investing happy hour as they discuss the alcohol industry.

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Falling oil prices and rising interest rates are two catalysts that could significantly impact the banking industry over the next year in far-reaching ways.

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Fool Tech analyst Nathan Hamilton recently returned from a trip to Asia and discusses some trends that Apple followers should pay attention to.

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SolarCity missed their EPS guidance and suffered a double-digit drop overnight. Meanwhile, analysts are jumping to conclusions about ExxonMobil’s glaring absence from Berkshire Hathaway’s holdings disclosure, but Taylor Muckerman has his own theory. 

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In this episode of Industry Focus, analysts Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell discuss the oncoming opportunity with biosimilars and identify the stocks they’re most excited about in this space.

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Motley Fool Analysts Simon Erickson and Sean O’Reilly discuss two top plays for the emerging trend that is the Internet of Things

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Talking about the energy stocks we secretly admire as Valentines day approach

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In this week’s healthcare-focused episode of Industry Focus, analysts Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell discuss two small biotechs that recently reported hepatitis C data and look at their opportunity in this large and competitive market.


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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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Find out why ideal balance sheets and superstar CEO’s are essential to the success of banks.

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Motley Fool Analysts Sean O’Reilly and Simon Erickson discuss LinkedIn’s latest results and dive into Invensense’s current product offerings and what the company might have around the corner.


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Another wrench was thrown in the wheels of the Keystone XL pipeline amid a 20% rally in oil prices this week, while Petrobras brings the Axe on its CEO and top executives.

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Biotech bellwether Gilead Sciences shares sagged after reporting a blockbuster quarter. Here's what investors need to know before they sell too.

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The Motley Fool’s Morgan Housel interviews author Patrick O’Shaugnessy about his new book “Millennial Money: How Young Investors Can Build a Fortune”.

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In the 1980’s, a sharp drop in oil prices produced the first too-big-to-fail bank. Are falling oil prices today going to cause a similar wave of bank failures?

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Motley Fool Analysts Sean O’Reilly and Eric Bleeker discuss the latest earnings results from Facebook,, and Google.

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On today’s show the guys discuss earnings from Phillips 66 and Valero, and then argue about the best income investment in the energy industry.

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Motley Fool healthcare analysts take a closer look at Novartis’ pipeline, its most recent earnings report, and what lies ahead for 2015 and beyond.

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Industry focus takes a closer look at the tobacco industry and its merits with the broader category of “Sin Stocks”.

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Fool tech analyst Nathan Hamilton dives into the numbers to uncover what investors should focus on

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Earnings are kicking off for the energy sector with a few surprising better than expected results from oil services companies.

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Why aging America, healthcare clinics, and sticky relationships could make Rite Aid and CVS Health soar.

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Tech: Why U.S. Internet Speeds are so slow

President Obama wants to fix the U.S.'s Internet problem. In this tech-centric episode of Industry Focus, Sean O'Reilly and Nathan Hamilton jump into why the President took notice of Internet services and how subpar it really is. Where does the U.S. rank in terms of its internet and what does this all mean for investors? Find out now!

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Energy: Big Banks' Oil Problems

On this energy-centric episode of Investor Focus, Taylor Muckerman and Tyler Crowe discuss the problems with Oil and how confused Big Banks really are.

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Healthcare: Investing Thoughts for Marijuana Stocks in 2015

With so many marijuana stocks wanting you to invest in 2015, how can an investor make the right decision? Michael Douglass and Todd Campell dive into companies jumping into marijuana and talk about companies standing out to them.

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Consumer Goods: Why Netflix and Amazon Were the Big Winners at the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes featured A-listers vying for top honors, but what two companies outshown even the best actor award? In this Consumer Goods edition of Industry Focus, Nathan Hamilton and Sean O'Reilly discuss two well-known companies who won big at the Golden Globes.

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Financials: Are Wall Street Bonuses Out of Control?

In this financial edition of Industry Focus, Motley Fool analysts John Maxfield and Michael Douglass discuss the destabilizing impact of Wall Street bonuses as well as the Federal Reserve's record earnings in 2014.

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The guys discuss the investment takeaways and awesome technology showcase at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV.

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The guys talk the biggest headlines in energy this week, focusing on the price of oil.

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The healthcare guys riff about the investing takeaways from Obamacare.

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We got a little snow today, so please enjoy this interview with Container Store CEO and Fool friend Kip Tindell.

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The guys talk banking in 2015 and the leverage loan market.

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Tech guys take a look back at 2014 and talk about the best CEO of the year, Tim Cook.

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Energy guys take a look ahead into 2015 with analysis of 2014's energy stock woes.

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