Industry Focus

Hurricane Florence tore through the Carolinas this weekend, leaving billions of dollars of damage in its wake. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss how listeners can prepare, from both a personal finance and investment perspective.

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There's a big change a-coming. Tech stalwarts like Netflix, Facebook, and Alphabet are being recategorized by S&P and MSCI's Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). We talk about why this is particularly important for the fund and ETF world, and what individual investors need to know.


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With the explosion of fracking across the United States, demand for fracking-related services is skyrocketing. We discuss the fracking sand industry, its role in the fracking process, and break down some of the biggest companies in the space.


Tickers Discussed: HCLP, SLCA

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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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With events and artists from all over the world, Live Nation has established a firm grip on the live events industry by bringing talent management, venue operations, and a ticketing platform all under the same roof. We take a look at the company’s sprawling empire, including the regulatory attention it has attracted. Stocks: LYV, MSG

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The leaders of large-cap financials have been a data company, a subprime lender, and a unique banking institution.

Intro: The financials sector hasn’t been a great performer so far in 2018, underperforming the S&P 500 by more than six percentage points. However, there are some stocks in the sector that have done extraordinarily well. Here’s why Morningstar (NASDAQ: MORN), Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ: CACC), and SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) have all risen by more than 35% so far this year.

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We tackle one of the more technical tech spaces -- semiconductors -- and do a runthrough of what the industry looks like, how trends like AI, driverless cars, and gaming are boosting demand, and who the major players are.


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Real estate is, to put it mildly, a BIG part of the US economy. In this episode, we cover some of the major ways to invest in companies providing services to homeowners -- from homebuilding to maintenance. Major tickers: NVR, LGIH, MTH, HD, LOW, TTS, LL, TREX

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A new cash lifeline from United Therapeutics buys the diabetes drugmaker more time to increase sales of its inhaled insulin. Also, make-or-break news is fast approaching for cardiovascular drugmaker, Amarin. MNKD, UTHR, AMRN

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On Aug. 31, Coca-Cola announced that it would acquire Costa, a coffee business with thousands of retail storefronts and vending machines stretching from the U.K. to China. Combined with Coke’s industry-leading scale and distribution, the $5.1 billion buyout will help the company tap into the growing coffee industry. Stocks: KO

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