Industry Focus

Americans are spending more money on their pets than ever before and that's good news for people investing in these pet stocks.

Direct download: 20160831_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

McDonald’s and Wal-Mart -- the two biggest names in their respective industries. Steve Easterbrook and Doug McMillon -- the two men who have risen through the ranks over two decades and now hold the reins at each company. Facing major headwinds, we look at these massive businesses and how their CEOs are leading them into the future.

Direct download: 20160830_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

 As school starts up, make sure your money can make the grade.

Direct download: 20160829_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We talk about one of the toughest decisions an investor faces -- when to sell a stock.

Direct download: 20160825_IF_Technology.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Driverless car technology will be available to any automaker that wants it by 2019 – here’s what investors need to know.

Direct download: 20160825_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

An EpiPen pricing debacle, an unexpected FDA rejection, and a sticker-shock inspiring M&A deal led to wild moves in Mylan N.V., Portola Pharmaceuticals, and Medivation this week.


Direct download: 08242016_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

BAMTech currently provides the streaming infrastructure for the MLB, NHL, WWE, and even HBO -- Disney and ESPN will soon be the latest names to join that list. We also revisit the drama surrounding Viacom and the fight for control of the company.


Direct download: 08232016_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

If one stock recommendation is good, how about four? Everybody likes a good stock recommendation. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, The Motley Fool's Gaby Lapera and John Maxfield talk about four stocks that they like right now. Listen in to hear about two industries that seem to offer opportunities for bargain hunters, as well as one popular stock that's seen its price cut in half over the past year.


Direct download: 08222016_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Following this week's survey of the payment landscape on the Financials show, we do a deep dive into payments and services company Square.

Direct download: IF_08192016_Audio_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The devil is in the details when comparing Canadian and U.S. Oil Stocks. 

Direct download: 08182016_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Insurers and Washington clash over Obamacare profitability and marijuana advocates get dealt a big blow by the DEA on this week's Industry Focus Healthcare.


Direct download: 08172016_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Macy’s, Kohl’s, Nordstrom, and J.C. Penney investors must be smiling as all four companies have enjoyed 20% share price gains since reporting their second quarter results last week. Adam Levine-Weinberg joins Industry Focus to break down the earnings and what the future holds for major department stores.


Direct download: 08162016_IF_ConsGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Every month trillions of dollars of transactions move around digital networks between consumers, merchants, and banks. Payment processors are the companies that make all that commerce possible, and in 2016, the business of payment processing is good.

Direct download: 08152016_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Several key execs have stepped down from their posts at Alphabet subsidiaries in the past few months. We explain why investors shouldn't worry too much.

Direct download: 08122016_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Earnings season is upon us and some of the oil & gas industry’s top names are announcing plans to increase production in spite of stubbornly low oil prices.

Direct download: 08112016_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo came up short in a key lung cancer trial, causing shares to plummet. Should investors panic?

Direct download: 08102016_IF_Healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

In the past week, two major companies have written large checks to buy into what they believe represents the future of their businesses. Time Warner inked the first deal as it paid over $580 million for a 10% stake in Hulu. And just days later, Wal-Mart announced its $3.3 billion acquisition of

Direct download: 08092016_IF_ConsGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

If you thought earnings season was coming to a close, think again. Earnings season for high-yield business development companies is just beginning.

Direct download: 08092016_IF_Financials_Patched.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Chris Hill joins the podcast to talk about HBO's Silicon Valley and the different aspects of the tech start up world it explores.

Direct download: IF08052016_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

Popular culture is replete with examples of evil oil executives – but is their reputation deserved?

Direct download: 08042016_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

The doctors on TV make it look like curing disease is simple and that the hospital industry is exciting, but the reality is far different than the fiction. Also, how one big challenge for charity paid off with a new advance in researching a deadly disease.

Direct download: 08032016_IF_healthcare.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

Our latest theme week combines pop culture and investing as we look at the business behind cable news networks via HBO’s “The Newsroom”. And taking a page from Michael Lewis, we discuss lesser known companies that can deliver for shareholders like the Oakland A’s surprised baseball fans in his 2003 book, “Moneyball”.

Direct download: 08022016_IF_ConsGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:22pm EDT

Pop songs might blend into the background of your morning drive – but do they have hidden messages about personal finance?

Tune in to hear Jason Moser, Mark Reeth, and Gaby Lapera weigh in on pre-nuptial agreements, budgeting, and conspicuous consumption.

Direct download: 160801_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:39am EDT