Industry Focus

We call on old Industry Focus host Nathan Hamilton to run through Apple’s recent earnings report and provide some perspective on how the company has changed in the past year.

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What we got right and what we got incredibly wrong in our predictions for the energy sector two years ago.

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Some things never change – and in healthcare, we sometimes feel like we’re talking about the same stuff year in and year out. Join us as we cover some stories that were a big deal in 2014, check in on how they’re going now, and predict some major trends in 2018.

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We welcome fellow Fool Mark Reeth this week to look back at some of the top consumer and retail investing stories from his time covering the industry.

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Industry Focus: Financials gets in its time machine to check in with David Hanson, one of the former hosts of the show. Gaby Lapera and David chat about his investing hypotheses for mega banks from two years ago and whether or not they still hold up. Is everything different? Have things changed at all? Tune in to find out.

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As companies start to report earnings, we take a look at some of the big themes from the energy, industrial manufacturing, and airlines sector. Plus, investors fight back against excessive CEO pay and whether you should be excited about the Saudi Aramco IPO on the New York Stock exchange


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Marc Andreessen and Peter Thiel are two of the most successful tech investors around; tune in to learn their secrets.

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Make more profit-friendly decisions by developing a specific and repeatable process for evaluating stocks.

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The sporting goods industry has become the latest example of how competition and disruption are forcing everyone from big box chains to mom and pop stores to adapt to the new world order in retail.

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Bank stocks are up, but only because the largest U.S. banks did less bad than Wall Street expected.

On this financials edition of the Motley Fool’s Industry Focus podcast, host Gaby Lapera and analyst Jay Jenkins try to make sense of the good, the bad, and the downright ugly first quarter numbers at the nation’s largest banks.

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We swear capital allocation is sexy! On this episode we explain what it is, the different strategies businesses use for maximizing shareholder value, and profile two companies – one that has done a great job... and one that hasn’t.

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Peabody Energy's Chapter 11 filing this week has led to many saying "it's the brutal coal market", but we take a look at why there is much more to the story. Plus: dividend cuts at National Oilwell Varco, Alcoa's earnings, and what's on our radar.

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Intuitive Surgical's robotic surgery and Illumina's DNA sequencers are reshaping healthcare.

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The state of Macau in 2016: a look at how bad the regulations have hurt, and how a few companies are working to recover.

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Can improving your writing skills boost your investing returns?

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On this episode we recap everything we know about Google’s self-driving car project.

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 It is becoming more and more apparent that solar and wind energy is not only changing the way in which we produce power, it's completely upending the whole electricity industry. We take a deeper look at the nuances of investing in the renewable energy field. Plus, Halliburton's deal faces another hurdle and we celebrate national beer day.

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The ins-and-outs of Pfizer and Allergan's failed $160 billion merger.

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Thomas Staggs joined Disney 25 years ago and has left an impressive mark on the company in his various roles, including CFO and chairman of the Parks and Resorts segment. Just last year, he seemed to be a shoo-in for future CEO, but with his sudden resignation, the company and its investors must now grapple with renewed uncertainty as Bob Iger approaches his 2018 retirement.

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Insurance companies can be tremendous investments, if you know what to look for. Here’s the simple breakdown of a very complicated industry.

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We unveil our newest product, Motley Fools Rush In and talk with the product manager Ilan Moscovitz. To show off the exciting new investment opportunities available to everyday individuals, we shine a spotlight on one of the platform’s first investment opportunities, Park Slope Pizza Society and chat with the owner Buddy Swole.

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