Industry Focus

Tune in for a fun episode, where we adapt the popular game to the healthcare industry.

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How it happens, how to prevent it, and what to do if it's already happened.

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It's a good time to think back on this year’s highs and lows in the energy sector – or, the lows and lowers.

On this very special episode, our energy team compare their fantasy-energy-draft portfolios, some of the most dramatic and unexpected news stories that played out this year from Kinder Morgan’s soap opera to the U.S. export sanction shift, just how accurate predictions from earlier this year turned out to be, and what everyone’s learned from investing in and following this troubled sector this year.

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We're talking about stocks that investors might like to wake up owning on Christmas morning.

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What Walt Disney, Netflix, and Boston Beer investors can learn from young generation's spending habits.

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Well-meaning family and friends might tell one of these very nuggets over the holidays – do you know which ones to seriously consider?

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Updates on Google’s EC issues and the CRB’s Web IV ruling and its impact on Pandora for the final tech show of 2015.

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After securing an extension of the investment tax credit, things are looking awfully bright for the solar industry. Plus, Federal Reserve Interest Rate hikes, lifting oil export ban, and more troubled oil producers, oh my!

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There were a record number of healthcare deals in 2015. Here are some of our favorites.

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M&A activity continues to pick up in the consumer goods sector with this $15 billion deal.

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Knowledge is a gift that will last forever. Here are four of our favorite investing books for you to read or give to a loved one.

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GoPro jumped this week after one analyst suggested Apple scoop it up with some of the cash it has sitting around. What should investors make of this news and M&A chatter in general?

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This week’s OPEC meetings ended with shockingly few changes or agreements, Kinder Morgan dramatically cut its dividend, and two of the world’s biggest chemical companies are merging in a way that may or may not set off regulatory alarm bells.

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Digging into the balance sheet of two drugmaking powerhouses to see which may be a better investment.

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An international coffee conglomerate adds Keurig to its portfolio for $13.9 billion. And at Amazon, its Prime TV service just got even better.

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In a rapidly changing environment, here's how a company's adaptability affects their survival. 

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Breaking down IDC wearables shipment data – a look at the winners, losers, and trends in the space. Also, an explanation on how Apple and Samsung decided to bury the patent hatchet just in time for the holidays.

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With the Paris climate talks in full swing, here’s a look at what lies ahead for this rapidly-changing sector.

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This episode we're highlighting what we think are the most significant, needle-moving drugs to hit the market this year.

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Disney’s biggest cash cow is in danger as subscriber losses at ESPN accelerate. Will the other businesses be able to fill the void?

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We hope you had a happy Thanksgiving! Here's a grab bag episode on Wells Fargo's sales tactics, the state of the housing market, and an end-of-year to-do list for your investment accounts.

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This holiday, we’re thankful for innovation, passion, and greater purpose in the healthcare sector.

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From its origins to present day, we dive into this annual tradition and its impact on the retail industry.

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On this episode we talk about what 13Fs are, shorting stocks, and a Gallup poll about how well do ordinary people understand the basics of their own finances.

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We tackle how new investors should think about buying stocks, what to look for in potential dividend investments, and cover mistakes some investors make by focusing on the wrong metric.

To find out our picks for the top dividend stocks in 2016, check out

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Continuing with our dividend week theme, we take a deeper dive into why its so much more difficult for energy and materials companies to maintain dividends and what investors should look for in a dividend stock that deals in commodities.

To find out our picks for the top dividend stocks in 2016, check out

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Understanding the anatomy of great dividend paying healthcare stocks, including what to look for and what to avoid. 

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Retailers have sold off and that’s good news for income investors, particularly those willing to take a close look at department store operator Macy’s.

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It's Dividend Week on Industry Focus and today we learn about dividend stocks in general and in the financial industry in particular.

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Following earnings, several big name tech stocks took a beating. We discuss Pandora, FireEye and HP and see what's caused their dips and debate whether they can earn their way back to "buy" status.

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Oil's low prices have stuck around much longer than so many originally thought. Now, more than a year later, we're starting to see companies buckle under the pressure. Our energy team looks at the implications and the lesson to learn from these companies' demise.

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Exelixis has a newly approved melanoma drug hitting the market soon and Colorado voters will weigh in on universal healthcare in 2016.

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Traditional apparel retailers like Macy’s and Nordstrom have limped through 2015. What is driving weakness in the sector, and what should investors watch in the latest quarter?

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Tune in for discussions on the NYCB-Astoria Financial merger, New York Mellon Bank, and whether or not CEOs should live near HQ.

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On this episode we talk earnings numbers, some cool stats from the conference call and check in on Facebook’s other big internet properties.

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Energy results are as diverse as the industry itself, and Motley Fool’s Tyler Crowe, Taylor Muckerman and Sean O’Reilly weigh in.

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Motley Fools dig into recent announcements that could impact the marijuana and hepatitis C markets next year.

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On this episode we dig into Apple’s record-setting quarter, explain why the market shouldn’t have been surprised, and figure out what segments fueled the company’s great top and bottom line growth.

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Oil sands are becoming more common in the energy sector, and with the amount of work it takes to clean these sands, it's no wonder the cost is so high. Shell not only dropped out of the Arctic after building up all the hype, but now they're letting go of oil sands projects, citing the company's business structure as the problem.

All the while, a "cash crunch" is enveloping the Fab Four in the oil and gas sector, but although these numbers are huge to a layperson, their cash reserves seem to be singing a different tune.

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This week we're discussing Walgreens acquiring Rite Aid. Did this retail pharmacy giant play its cards right? Does an overlapping footprint mean the two retail pharmacies will step on each other’s toes? Tune in to find some answers.

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As the king of retail recognizes its growing reliance on online sales, the company plans to experiment with drones to beat Amazon at its own game.

On this episode we also learn how Cheesecake Factory serves up continued success, we preview Buffalo Wild Wings' earnings release and discover a retailer who says "no" to the Black Friday shopping craze.

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"Competitive Advantage" is the book where economy guru Michael Porter outlines the way to review, research, and plan when assessing an industry for a potential investment.

With big names investors such as Warren Buffett using competitive advantage as a guideline prior to investing, it's quite obvious that success is found when these tools are used.

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Google and Amazon both had impressive earnings releases this week and the market sent both stocks up 10% after hours. On this episode of Industry Focus we walk through the numbers and see what segments drove growth for each company.

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Glencore is known as a giant in the commodities sector, but their recent bout of bond needs has left investors fearing the worst outcome for the company.

Meanwhile, Petrobras is trying to save face as Brazilian currency takes a dive, and Tyler has a favorite stock, Enterprise Products Partners; but there's a fun fact behind this company that might have you jumping on the investment train as well.

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Our guest Michael O’Neil, CEO of GetWellNetwork, shares how his company is boosting outcomes and improving experience through patient engagement.

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From a division spin-off to a major celebrity partnership, investors are buying up shares of these consumer goods companies with the hope that they have found the solution to years of underperformance.

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On today's episode we take a look at the performance of a few "too big to fail" banks in the most recent quarter.

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Dell’s $67 billion purchase of EMC stands to be the largest acquisition in tech history, but will we look back in a few years and say it was money well spent?

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Job cuts have begun for some oil companies as they attempt to bring margins to a normalized number. And as stock prices drop for oil, renewable energies seem to have little to no relation with these numbers.

On this episode, our analysts will tell you what they'll be looking for over the next month as earnings are announced for the energy sector.

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Both democratic front-runners have outlined healthcare reform that could impact healthcare stocks, so let's learn more about their plans and the companies that could be affected.

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Following a publicized and contentious month-long courtship, the No. 1 and No. 2 brewers are combining to create a massive entity controlling 30% of the global beer market.

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller expect to realize billions of dollars in synergies and a worldwide reach, but the combined entity still needs to clear regulatory hurdles and manage a ballooning debt balance before the union is official.

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Welcome to not your typical financials podcast!

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Earlier this week, Pandora announced it had acquired Ticketfly, an online ticketing company, for $450 million. Does the move make sense, and what should investors think of the company moving forward?

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After several straight days of big oil price gains, are energy stocks headed back on the right track. Plus, a Challenge to Warren Buffett's energy empire and the state of energy M&A.

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Biotech stocks may have fallen sharply in the past few months, but that doesn't mean that everyone of them should be avoided. In this episode, we uncork some of our best ideas for investors to buy.

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We cover all-day breakfast, massive M&A deals, and standout earnings on this episode of Industry Focus.

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On today's episode we're exploring the companies behind the acronym.

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On this episode we break down Apple’s controversial decision to allow content blocking in iOS9 – who does it hurt most, why users should love it and how you can get enable it on your device?

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From Glencore's debt scares to Shell's Arctic drilling debacle, the energy guys at Industry Focus take a look at some of the big moves from energy and commodities companies this past week.

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The highly anticipated switch over to ICD-10 medical coding kicks October off and a FDA decision later in the month could move the needle at Shire Plc.

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A major product launch and multi-billion dollar deals color this episode of Industry Focus.

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Earnings season is coming up. Are you ready?

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It’s tough to stay up to date on VR news -- in hardware, Samsung recently unveiled its update to its Gear VR headset, while loose details about a consumer-ready Oculus Rift circulate. Facebook is starting to feature immersed video content while Google is interested in  being behind the camera (so to speak).

On this episode, Motley Fool’s Dylan Lewis and Sean O’Reilly break down who is doing what in virtual reality.

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Pretty soon, oil producers will need to show bankers that they are still worthy of borrowing money. So our energy guys take a look at what this could mean for companies. Plus, another mailbag question and Big Oil is turning into Big Renewables?

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The Motley Fool highlights potential winners and losers in Hillary Clinton's proposed plan to curb soaring drug prices.

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From streaming video and music to virtual reality and more, we round-up the latest stories from the consumer goods sector.

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Listen in as we discuss Bank of America’s upcoming vote on Brian Moynihan role, the Fed doing nothing, and the current state of the US economy.

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Google is under fire from Russian authorities over competitive issues and the European Union isn’t far behind. Meet the competitor that sounded the horn and learn how the decision from Russia, expected to be finalized next week, could set up Google for a tough battle in Europe.

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It appears that the seeds of a slowdown in oil production have been planted, so Sean, Tyler, and Taylor sit down and discuss when those seeds will start to bear fruit.

Plus, we dip into the mailbag and Sean gets to ask a "what's puzzling me" question.

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Growing use of healthcare IT offers plenty of investing opportunity, but challenges remain and that makes picking the right healthcare IT stock to buy important.

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Despite being one of the most heavily shorted companies trading on the NASDAQ Composite, Sirius XM has proven satellite radio is here to stay as it launches new growth initiatives to shore up its long-term future with connected cars and SXM17. And in the world of beer, MillerCoors is feeling the pressure from increasing craft beer sales as it closes one of its eight U.S. breweries.

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A primer on Social Security’s current funding situation and how it may affect you.

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Christmas morning finally came for investors eager to set their eyes on the latest Apple gadgets – the company unveiled its updates for the iPhone and Apple TV lines and showed off the highly anticipated iPad Pro in its event earlier this week. What new features do these products boast and how do they fit into the market place?

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While everyone else is getting ready for football season, Sean, Tyler and Taylor are drafting energy stocks this week with our first ever energy stock fantasy draft.

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The diabetes pandemic and medical marijuana are two of the healthcare's biggest trends, but not all diabetes or marijuana stocks are likely to succeed. The Motley Fool's Kristine Harjes and Todd Campbell explain what you need to consider before investing in these growing markets.

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Following the underwhelming debut of its Keurig 2.0, Keurig Green Mountain has pegged its future success to the Kold beverage system.

Meanwhile, Skullcandy moves forward with its expansion efforts as its multi-year turnaround seemingly takes hold. With both stocks suffering significant losses year-to-date, is this the right time for investors to buy?

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While the broader market has begun to stabilize after macro concerns pushed down stocks the past two weeks, there are still several tech companies that have yet to rebound, thanks to some idiosyncratic concerns. Are these companies bargains for a reason, or do they belong on your watchlist?

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On this energy edition of Industry Focus we take a look at what's going on with oil prices, how its impacting producers, and what investors can do about it.

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Motley Fool's Kristine Harjes and Todd Campbell discuss whether investors ought to be buying 3 of biotech's worst performing stocks over the past month.

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After years of building its subscriber base with a vast library of content, Netflix is making a risky bet that will see it lose thousands of popular movies in favor of exclusive titles. Is the company making another Qwikster-like mistake or preparing itself for a bright, new future?

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Should an intangible quality like corporate culture affect how you invest?

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Facebook has entered the personal assistant space, announcing testing has begun on “M,” a new digital helper nested in their Messenger app -- what does it say about the company’s plans to monetize Messenger and WhatsApp? In other tech news, new data from IDC shows Apple and Xiaomi are catching up to wearables leader Fitbit. Is the recently public company about to get pinched?

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In the midst of popping and dropping markets, the Motley Fool's Kristine Harjes and contributor Todd Campbell tackle what healthcare stocks investors can buy.

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Major indexes all over the world have suffered some of their steepest losses since the financial crisis over the past week. Smart investors, however, should sit tight.

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Inevitable market corrections can be great opportunities. Learn how on today's Industry Focus, financials edition.

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Over 30 million users from the popular online dating site have had their information leaked after Ashley Madison was hit by a cyberattack. Given the nature of the site’s business, its data breach has been widely reported on, but how does it compare to some of the biggest corporate data breaches in history and how can other companies prevent it from happening to them?

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This week we dip into the mailbag to answer questions from our listeners; covering topics from natural gas vehicles, oil services sustainability, and sinking solar stocks.

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Motley Fool's Kristine Harjes and contributor Todd Campbell discuss second quarter earnings winners and losers.

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Sales growth has stalled out at most department stores in the past couple of years. But that's not true at Nordstrom, where revenue continues to grow at a high single-digit pace. What is Nordstrom's secret to success?

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Banks are in a highly competitive industry so they constantly look for advantages -- sometimes illegal ones. Tune in to find out the details!

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Google’s leadership shocked the market earlier this week when they announced the company would restructure under the holding company “Alphabet”.

It’s a savvy move that should help the tech giant focus operations, increase transparency, and keep valuable talent, but what does it mean for investors?

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We have a tendency to get deep into the weeds with energy stocks on the show, so this week we decided to give a refresher on the basics of investing in energy. Plus, we tackle the big story of the week, China's currency, and pull a question from the mailbag.

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Motley Fool's experts weigh in on payer pushback to new cholesterol busting medicine and surging Obamacare penalties in 2016.

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The first earnings announcement for the combined entity shares the bare minimum with investors. Also, Verizon follows in T-Mobile’s footsteps as it prepares to end subsidized two-year contracts.

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This episode we take a closer look at the theories and policies underlying the Greek debt crisis.

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In a recent interview, Apple exec Eddy Cue said the free trial of Cupertino’s new music streaming service has a 11 million users – that’s a far cry from Spotify’s active user base of over 70 million. After some early tech setbacks and brutally critical reviews, what is the outlook for the tech giant’s new music offering?

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As coal plants are slowly dying off, new regulations are being placed by the Obama administration to clear the air of carbon’s residue. 

While coal is on its way down, natural gas is gaining momentum and becoming one of the most efficient and most affordable energy resources in our nation. And Tyler Crowe takes a moment to let us in on a secret stock he’s been watching, on today’s Industry Focus, energy edition.

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CVS's plan to boost prescription revenue by abandoning Tobacco might be panning out, and Regeneron's pricey new drug could become a multibillion blockbuster.

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The FCC cleared the way for AT&T to complete its acquisition of DirecTV last month, creating the largest pay-TV provider in the country. Can AT&T leverage its now comprehensive suite of service offerings to jumpstart its stock price?

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As he’s recently thrown his hat into the ring as a presidential candidate, The Motley Fool is diving in head first to get the full story about Trump.

Find out where Donald Trump started, and how he rose to be the man who has worked his way to the top with no intention of stopping. 

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The three most recognizable names in the social media landscape dropped earnings this week and while big picture numbers looked good across the board, Mr. Market didn’t seem too pleased with the results.

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Big oil continues to report their latest results, and the Motley Fool’s Tyler Crowe and Taylor Muckerman dive in.

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Motley Fool analysts dig into Teva Pharmaceuticals recent M&A and debate the single most important number reported in Gilead Sciences second quarter earnings results.

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Following closely in Uber’s footsteps, Airbnb recently raised $1.5 billion in its latest round of fundraising to become one of the biggest start-ups on the planet.

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Warren Buffett has highlighted two ways a commoditized business can find lasting competitive advantage – and this bank exemplifies both.

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Only Apple could beat expectations for the top and bottom line and still disappoint analysts. Following the company’s recent earnings release, the Street seemed concerned with iPhone sales and the company’s guidance for next quarter – should investors be worried or is this Apple anxiety overblown?

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Some of the biggest oil service names in the business have surprised to the upside on earnings. In the meantime, Chesapeake Energy just cut its dividend. What does this mean for the industry and its ability to manage its finances?

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Motley Fool analysts tackle risks facing Castlight Health investors and dive into the next generation of Alzheimer's disease medicines.

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Following its spin-off from eBay, PayPal offers impressive growth at a premium, but eBay shares are beaten down and poised for a rebound if turnaround efforts prove successful.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:25pm EDT

America’s second largest bank by assets had an outstanding past quarter. Has B of A finally turned a new leaf?

Direct download: 150720_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

The search giant released its quarterly earnings last week and the market’s reaction was overwhelmingly positive. CFO Ruth Porat shined in her debut, revealing plans to cut costs and teasing investors with the prospect of a capital return program down the road.

On this episode, Motley Fool’s Dylan Lewis and Sean O’Reilly discuss the earnings release and the market rally that ensued.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:07am EDT

Iran is exporting oil again and natural gas surpasses coal for the first time. What should long term investors do to profit?

Direct download: 150716_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:27pm EDT

Motley Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell shed light on how Celgene's deal-making frenzy positions it as a potential MS leader and offer up insight into how to value immuno-oncology stocks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

As Comic-Con wraps up, movie goers are sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for the next flick to thrill them once again.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:06pm EDT

Major U.S. banks start reporting earnings tomorrow – how should a long-term investor approach them?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

While YouTube has been our go-to site for all that is visual and melodic, Facebook is adding a new option for music video consumption. While they’ve offered only minor details, it appears the tech mogul will monitor the featured flicks with the most scrutinizing of detail. Will YouTube get lost in the refuse, or should Facebook tread lightly with consideration of their possible demise?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:17am EDT

Conflicting headlines on the oil market come out daily, Industry Focus dives into why this is just plain crazy.

Direct download: 150709_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT

Novartis nabs approval for a drug that could revolutionize how we treat heart disease and CVS Health doubles down on its anti-tobacco stance. Our Motley Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell discuss what it means for the companies involved.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

Whole Foods’ new expansion plans involve MUCH smaller stores, here’s why.

Direct download: 150707_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

An update on the Greek financial crisis, an unconventional lending strategy, and what to expect in quarterly earnings.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:01pm EDT

Apple Music launched earlier this week, but in the crowded music streaming landscape, can the service stand out?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT

For years consumers have been curious about how BP will fair after the Deepwater Horizon incident, and with today’s events you’ll be pleased to know: it has nothing to do with Greece.

Direct download: 150702_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

Celgene Hands $1 Billion To Juno Therapeutics and health insurance on the exchanges will climb 4.4% next year. Our Motley Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell discuss the details.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

These are tough times to be a giant food conglomerate. The Motley Fool dives into the details.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:48pm EDT

Greece is in turmoil, and ripples are spreading around the world. What’s at the heart of the crisis, and what’s coming next?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

Most consumers understand the annoyance of pop-up ads attempting to share what little important screen space you’ve currently got in front of you.

While some consumers are still unaware of the miracle that is ad blocking, corporations like Google who rely on ads for revenue, are freely offering these services as extensions on their browsers. One would think the revenue stream would be affected, yet Apple is launching its ad block option with iOS 9 in the fall. Will this leave profits flat for investors, or does Google have something up their sleeve to defeat the downfall? 


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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:13am EDT

Offshore drillers have been hit hard in the last 6 months, how patient should investors be in waiting for a turnaround?

Direct download: 150625_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

Phillip Frost's Opko Health shares are soaring, but Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell worry that valuation has become a bit stretched. Here's why.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

Just why is off-price retail so good at making money? We answer this and more on today's consumer goods edition of Industry Focus.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT

The Exports/Imports Bank guarantees loans to foreign companies to buy U.S. exports – find out why opinion on it is divided.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:34pm EDT

Motley Fool analysts Dylan Lewis and Vincent Shen take a look at this week’s big splash IPO, FitBit, and explain why it’s such an unusual tech public offering.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT

As oil drilling has become much less lucrative than it was just a year ago, many smaller companies in the business are starting to fold up shop. Although had they read their oil history text books they would have been ready for this. 


On this episode Tyler and Taylor take a look at why this was probably inevitable and what it could mean for investors long term. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT

Rumors that major health insurers are reportedly courting one another could shake up the health insurance industry. Motley Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell consider what could be behind industry consolidation.

Direct download: 150617_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:43pm EDT

Gap recently announced it will be closing 175 of its North American stores – Motley Fool analysts Dylan Lewis and Vincent Shen discuss the future outlook for the company, its competitors, and the apparel industry at large.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

With the banking industry trading at across-the-board low valuations, is it a good time to pick up shares?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT

The CEO of Twitter just stepped down and that has big implications for shareholders.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:02am EDT

In case you missed it, the United States has surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia as the top oil producer in the world. It seems that we simply can't stop growing our production. Is this a good or bad thing over the long-term? Only our analysts [think they] know for sure. Tune in for the whole story!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:25pm EDT

The Supreme Court is set to announce its ruling in King v. Burwell, a case that could put health insurance subsidies at risk for millions of people. Our Motley Fools discuss the potential ruling and its impact.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:58am EDT

Sports Promotions are big business and that can have big implications for some of the world’s biggest brands.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT

On this episode we take a look at the history and purpose of the Federal Reserve.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

Apple’s developers conference is right around the corner and that means a lot of news will be coming out of one of the world’s biggest tech companies.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT

The oil price crash has forced oil companies to find creative ways to raise cash.

Direct download: 150604_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:55pm EDT

Biotech stocks eye-popping run has investors nervous of a bubble. Healthcare Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell weigh in with their take on biotech valuation.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

Video games are a massive, multi-billion dollar business, and mobile growth is pushing the industry to new heights. Is gaming right for your portfolio?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

This episode we discuss how big data could revolutionize the future of the financial sector.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

The Motley Fool’s Daniel Sparks discusses Google’s latest developers conference and the tech giant’s ecosystem focused initiatives.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

In this week's episode, Sean and Tyler explore three topics on the minds of energy investors: Can coal survive? Will oil companies actually do something about climate change? And why is cash so important to energy investments?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:24pm EDT

Amgen has shelved its once-promising psoriasis drug. Motley Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell help investors understand the impact.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

The Motley Fool’s Sean O’Reily and Vincent Shen discuss the latest buyout news concerning Time Warner Cable.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT

The Motley Fool’s Sean O’Reilly and Dylan Lewis discuss the latest moves being made by Google to conquer the world of mobile.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT

The Motley Fool's Tyler Crowe, Taylor Muckerman, and Sean O'Reilly discuss a slew of energy sector downgrades by Wall Steet investment banks and why long term investors should just ignore them.

Direct download: 150521_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT

Johnson & Johnson has inked a licensing deal with Achillion Pharmaceuticals that could threaten Gilead Sciences market share in hepatitis C someday. Motley Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell dig into the details of this deal to see if Gilead Sciences investors should worry.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

The Motley Fool’s Sean O’Reilly and Vincent Shen discuss the energy drink market and how the world’s major beverage players are positioning themselves to cash in on this emerging trend.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

Technology is revolutionizing the financials space as we know it, from lending to investment advising, and more! 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT

On today’s edition of Industry Focus, we’ll hear how Facebook is taking iOS to the next level by making news available instantly, without leaving the comfort of your social media page. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

This week we saw two big buys with Noble Energy buying Rosetta Resources and Williams Companies buying out its subsidiary. Is this a signal that the merger and acquisition wave might actually happen? Taylor Muckerman and Tyler Crowe break down these deals and give some insight as to why the merger wave is taking so long and how these deals could shape the future landscape. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:17pm EDT

Motley Fool's Michael Douglass and Todd Campbell dig into MannKind Corp.'s first quarter earnings to see if MannKind is a bargain, or a bust.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT

Motley Fool analysts Vincent Shen and Sean O’Reilly dive into the online travel industry and discuss recent events within the space.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT

Dividend aristocrats, REITs, red flags, and more – a broad look at dividend investing on today's edition of Industry Focus.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

Motley Fool analysts Dylan Lewis and Sean O’Reilly discuss big changes coming to the food delivery industry, with big tech leading the way.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:14pm EDT

Offshore LNG is officially a thing now! Offshore rigs are getting their groove back, and Big Oil companies should stay out of alternative energy for a reason. Our energy team explains all these things in this week's episode of Industry Focus. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:13pm EDT

Alexion Pharmaceuticals is paying $8.4 billion to buy Synageva, a company without any sales, so Fool analyst Michael Douglass and contributor Todd Campbell are digging into this deal to see what it may mean to biotech investors.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:33pm EDT

Motley Fool analysts Sean O’Reilly and Vincent Shen dive into the data behind the supposed “death of cable”, where things aren’t all what they seem.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:52pm EDT

Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson return to the studio to discuss their trip to Omaha.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

Motley Fool analysts Dylan Lewis and Sean O’Reilly break down the week in tech earnings, and explain just how Selerity got its hands on Twitter’s earnings and what went wrong for LinkedIn in the first quarter.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT

Fool Analysts Tyler Crowe and Taylor Muckerman dig into Big Oil's recent earnings results and find some interesting tidbits  about oil prices and why the integrated business model has been successful for so many years in the world of oil. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:20pm EDT

Anthem has been a big beneficiary of health insurance reform, so Motley Fool analyst Michael Douglass and contributor Todd Campbell dig into Anthem's first quarter results to see if the ACA continues to drive results higher.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT

Motley Fool analysts Sean O’Reilly and Dylan Lewis discuss Google’s new cell phone service, “Project Fi” as well as big news from Amazon.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:58pm EDT

Motley Fool analysts Sean O'Reilly and Vincent Shen discuss why the Comcast / Time Warner Cable merger fell apart and where the industry goes from here.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

A 15-minute, 3-step guide to analyzing bank stocks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Oil services companies have been surprising Wall Street this week with better than expected results. Sean and Tyler take a look at why some companies in the space have been able do better than expected and identifies some of the important traits investors should look for when buying oil services stocks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:02pm EDT

A look at Rite Aid’s strategic initiatives for catching up to – and even passing – its competitors.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:38am EDT

Motley Fool Analysts Sean O’Reilly and Vincent Shen discuss the toy industry and how Foolish investors can invest in this huge business.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

Tune in to learn what this week’s earnings reports mean to owners of Wells Fargo, JPMorgan, and other big banks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:31pm EDT

Motley Fool Analysts Dylan Lewis and Sean O’Reilly discuss recent antritrust violations lobbed by the EU at Google Inc.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:54pm EDT

Motley Fool Analysts Tyler Crowe and Sean O’Reilly discuss current myths surrounding the oil market: in particular battery tech advances.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

Two Motley Fool analysts dive into Johnson & Johnson's earnings and
discover that there's both good and bad news that investors need to know.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Motley Fool analysts Sean O'Reilly and Dylan Lewis discuss the latest news in the world of consumer goods investing.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

Highlights from Jamie Dimon’s recent letter to shareholders, as well as a discussion of when is the right time to sell stocks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

Motley Fool Analysts Sean O’Reilly and Dylan Lewis discuss recent venture capital investments in the technology industry and if they are getting too excessive.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

Taylor and Tyler look at the bullish and bearish viewpoints of Shell's recent decision to acquire BG Group for $70 billion.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:28am EDT

Expiring patents threaten billions of dollars in sales at Amgen. Here's what the company is doing to offset the threat to some of its best selling drugs.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Motley Fool Analysts Sean O’Reilly and Vincent Shen discuss Google Fiber and its ramifications for the ISP industry

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

The Oracle of Omaha is practically a force of nature in today’s investing world, but how will he be remembered a century from now?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT

We’ve seen this before… High oil prices create a market where nearly everyone can make money. The surplus of production outstrips supply and prices subsequently fall. This leads to reduced capital investment. It’s called "cyclicality". 

Will 2020 be the next turning point due to underinvestment now? Find out on today's episode of Industry Focus.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:27pm EDT

A drop dead, massively big, upside opportunity exists for this pre-clinical stage biotech star. Motley Fool analyst Michael Douglass and contributor Todd Campbell discuss this and much more.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

This week’s tech edition looks at Google’s new algorithm, Twitter’s Periscope, and the Facebook announcement that is all one of our analysts can talk about.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:10am EDT

Motley Fool Analysts Sean O’Reilly and Vincent Shen discuss the recent Kraft buyout in the context of past consumer goods mega-deals.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

This episode we learn why AmEx losing its Costco partnership is actually a long-term win.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

America's abundance of oil has some investors wondering how high levels of storage and shut in wells could impact energy stocks. So Taylor and Tyler break down the situation and give some quick words of caution.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT

Can Amarin Corp Plc convert promise into profit? Motley Fool healthcare analyst Michael Douglass and healthcare contributor Todd Campbell discuss the challenges ahead for this volatile biotech stock.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT

Motley Fool Analysts Sean O’Reilly and Vincent Shen discuss the merits and drawbacks of investing in the movie theatre industry.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT

The competitive landscape of the financial industry has changed greatly over the last century – what does this mean for today’s banks?

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:52am EDT

Nintendo stock is making moves, while Glu Mobile’s Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game is climbing the iTunes charts. Motley Fool analysts Nathan Hamilton and Sean O’Reilly discuss why on this week’s Industry Focus Podcast.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

A 742% spending surge for hepatitis C, pricey new diabetes medications, and one new drug class that has payers nervous -- all discussed today by healthcare analyst Michael Douglass and healthcare contributor Todd Campbell on today's Industry Focus.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT

Motley Fool Analysts Sean O’Reilly and Vincent Shen Dive into the international businesses of some of America’s most storied household brands.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT

Stress tests results reveal whether banks are prepared for economic downturn and if they can return more capital to shareholders.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

It was a busy week as normal for tech stocks. Microsoft made a bold move, Intel shares slumped, and Amazon is jumping into the booming IoT industry. Fool analysts Nathan Hamilton and Sean O'Reilly discuss each news event and what it means for shareholders.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

Today’s Industry Focus is talking Exxon, Chevron, and how not to fall prey to silly journalism in the energy space.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:18am EDT

MannKind and Orexigen: two companies with big promise, but can they deliver on profit? Healthcare analyst Michael Douglass and healthcare contributor Todd Campbell discuss the risks facing these biotech stocks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:48pm EDT

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:12am EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:35pm EDT

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:01pm EDT

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:44pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:16pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:57pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:34pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:33am EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:34pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:49am EDT

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:45am EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:14pm EDT

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:31pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:25pm EDT

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

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT

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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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:30pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:32pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:10pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:52pm EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

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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