Industry Focus

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.

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Direct download: 151120_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:45pm EDT

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.

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Direct download: 151119_IF_Energy.mp3
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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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Direct download: 151118_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

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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Direct download: 151117_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 151113_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT

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.

Direct download: 151112_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:48am EDT

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT

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?

Direct download: 151110_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:07pm EDT

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

Direct download: 151109_IF_Financials.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 151105_IF_Energy.mp3
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Motley Fools dig into recent announcements that could impact the marijuana and hepatitis C markets next year.

Direct download: 151104_IF_Healthcare.mp3
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