Industry Focus

In a follow up to our previous trucking episode, we break down how logistics infrastructures are doing so far this holiday season and discuss how retailers are responding to increased logistical demands in a tight market. In addition, we discuss how key changes in tariffs and at the USPS will impact logistics.

Stocks Mentioned:WMT, TGT, AMZN, UPS, FDX, ADBE

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New drugs, trial failures, M&A, and a little bit of everything else that happened in healthcare in 2018!

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A few months since closing its merger, Keurig Dr. Pepper reported its first quarter of results for the combined entity. The union of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr. Pepper Snapple created a company with $11 billion of annual revenue and a portfolio of 125 brands. How are things shaping up for the No. 3 beverage company? Tune in to find out. Stock: KDP

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Direct download: 20181211_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
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When will the stock market volatility end, and what do investors need to know about it? In the latest edition of the Industry Focus: Financials “Between Two Fools” interview series, Wofford Finance Professor Philip Swicegood discusses his unique approach to teaching college students about investing. And, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss the recent stock market volatility, what it means for long-term investors, and what stocks in particular they have their eyes on right now. You’ll hear all this and more in this week’s episode.

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Direct download: 20181210_IF_Financials.mp3
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Investors are finally getting a glimpse of a potential Lyft IPO in 2019. Unfortunately the company submitted a "confidential filing" meaning we still have to wait for details. We run through what we know about Lyft and its biggest competitor, Uber. We also hit the most recent market data for wearables and VR/AR.

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Direct download: 20181207_IF_Tech.mp3
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With electric scooters and bikes beginning to line the streets of major cities across the country, micromobility has emerged as the newest trend in transportation. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear joins the show to break down the trend, the major competitors, and the opportunities and risks present in the space today.

Stocks Mentioned:GM, F, XIACY

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Direct download: 20181206_IF_Energy.mp3
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This year's American Society of Hematology (ASH) is a wrap. Here are 3 biotech stocks that delivered market-moving news at the high-profile conference. Stocks: $CELG $REGN $GBT

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Direct download: 20181205_IF_Healthcare_reUp.mp3
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Third quarter numbers for the cable industry seem to paint a worsening picture for traditional pay-TV, but does a service still present in over 80 million homes across the country qualify as “dying”? We look at the latest results for players across the industry to identify the trends and companies you should be watching (no pun intended).

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Direct download: 20181204_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
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Hotel giant Marriott (NYSE: MAR) just announced a massive data breach, and consumers can take some steps to ensure their personal information remains safe. Plus, two celebrities are in hot water with the SEC after helping to promote some initial coin offerings, or ICOs, without disclosing they were being paid. And finally, a new study found that the majority of young Americans have tapped into their retirement savings early – and often for the wrong reason. Host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP talk about all of this and more on this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials.

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Direct download: 20181203_IF_Financials.mp3
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Recently Microsoft has been challenging the Mac maker for the crown of the largest publicly traded company. We talk about how the companies got to where they are, which one looks like a safer bet over the next few years, and hit some expansion news from Spotify too!

Stocks: MSFT, AAPL, SPOT

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Direct download: 20181130_IF_Tech.mp3
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