Industry Focus

It's earnings season! We dive into the results from one of the largest companies in the world, Apple, and a Fool Favorite Pinterest.

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Direct download: 20200731_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:21pm EST

Options have surged in popularity this year, with many retail investors dabbling in them for the first time. What are options and how can you use them Foolishly? Foolish options Gurus Jim Gillies and Jim Mueller join the show to discuss the basics of option, mistakes to avoid, and a couple options strategies that are appropriate for beginners.

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Stocks Discussed: SBUX

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Direct download: 20200730_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Shares of Kodak are up over 1000% this week on the news that the camera company received a $700 million loan to build out capabilities to manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients. The news is a shot in the arm for a struggling business and a move that brings key operations onto U.S. soil. We talk about that, plus all-you-can-fly passes in China and whether they could make their way to the U.S.

Stocks: KODK

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Direct download: 20200729_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:10pm EST

Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline joins Host Emily Flippen to take a look back at the retail bankruptcy scorecard for the third time since the COVID-19 pandemic shook the world. While bankruptcies themselves are important to discuss, it begs the question: where has discretionary spending moved, if not towards these retailers?

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Direct download: 20200728_IF_CG.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:40pm EST

We recently learned that Warren Buffett invested another $800 million of Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE: BRK.A)(NYSE: BRK.B) capital in Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), and in this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss what we know and what it could mean for investors. Plus, the pair discusses the latest results from American Express (NYSE: AXP) and Ameris Bancorp (NYSE: ABCB) and looks ahead to earnings from Markel (NYSE: MKL) and Mastercard (NYSE: MA) later this week. 

 

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Direct download: 20200727_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:24pm EST

Up over 800% since the beginning of 2019, Sea Limited is one of the hottest little-known tech companies out there. In this episode, TMF Premium analyst Joey Solitro walks us through the bull case.

Stocks: SE, MELI

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Direct download: 20200724_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:17pm EST

With the world poised to transition toward carbon-free energy, investors across the energy and industrials landscape are being affected. Simultaneously, value investing is facing its most challenging period in years. Will Thomson of Massif Capital, a long/short investment firm focused on global opportunities in listed real assets, principally mining, energy, and infrastructure, joins Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple and Motley Fool Analyst Buck Hartzell to discuss how he’s investing in the coming energy transition and where he’s seeing value today. 

Stocks Mentioned: TRQ, PLUG, BE, IVPAF, CCJ, KAS:KZAP 

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Direct download: 20200723_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser chats with Fool analyst Brian Feroldi about 3 healthcare companies he recently added to his portfolio!

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Direct download: 20200722_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:01pm EST

Innovation has been key for retail businesses looking to stay alive during this global pandemic. But while some companies have taken these changes in stride, others seem to be drowning in complacency. Are any of these innovations capable of reviving so many retail outlets that have, to this point, been dead in the water? Join Host Emily Flippen and Motley Fool Contributor Dan Kline to dig into what coronavirus changes are truly here to stay.

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Direct download: 20200721_IF_CG.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:48pm EST

Hear how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Goldman's business, the future plans for growth, and more. 
Intro: In today's episode of Industry Focus: Financials, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP interviews Harit Talwar, Global Head of Consumer Banking at Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS). Talwar discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the bank's business and future growth plans, gives an update on the Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) credit card launch, and much more.

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Direct download: 20200720_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:50pm EST

Shopify competitor BigCommerce filed its IPO prospectus with the SEC. We walk through the company's S-1 and talk about how it stacks up to its much bigger e-commerce rival.

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Direct download: 20200717_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:49pm EST

Description: On Monday, Ford revealed the new Ford Bronco, marking a return after 25 years. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear joins the show to break down what the reveal means for Ford and share his thoughts on recent IPOs in the electric vehicle space, as well as recent autonomy deals reached by both Amazon and Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving subsidiary. 

Stocks Mentioned: F, FCAU, GM, AMZN, NKLA, SHLL, SPAQ, GOOG, VLVLY, 

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Direct download: 20200716_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:18pm EST

The sudden onset of COVID-19 has pushed many company’s backs against the walls as they struggle to keep themselves afloat during unpredictable times. While a global pandemic was not an expected turn of events for most people, we’ve seen a surge in innovation as technology rushes to meet the demands of a changing world. Join host Emily Flippen and Motley Fool intern Meilin Quinn as they dissect the companies and technologies that are building out a future to make the most of the new normal.

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Direct download: 20200715_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:22pm EST

The trend towards cord cutting has continued to accelerate amidst increased competition in the streaming wars. But as streaming services continue to crop up, prices have inflated as well. What does the current state of cord cutting look like now that its prices simply aren’t as appealing? Join Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline and host Emily Flippen to find out!

NoteIn today's show, Dan referred to Crackle as being a Sony company. In March 2019 Sony sold a majority stake in the platform to Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, partnering on a new venture called Crackle Plus, which includes Crackle and other ad-based videos on demand (AVOD) streamers.

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Direct download: 20200714_IF_CG.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:06pm EST

Quicken Loans, the largest mortgage originator in the United States, has filed IPO paperwork under the Rocket Companies brand name, presumably to continue its emphasis on its Rocket Mortgage platform. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss what the company does, how it makes money, and what investors should expect. 

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Direct download: 20200713_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:22pm EST

After months of speculation, the great meal-delivery consolidation has happened!

Spurned by Grubhub, Uber announced it was buying rival Postmates in a $2.65 billion deal. This narrows the space down to three major players, we talk about how it impacts the market and consumers.

Then, we talk about a rumored subscription offering from Twitter, and why it might make sense from a monetization and talent retention standpoint.

Stocks: UBER, GRUB, TWTR

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Direct download: 20200710_IF_Technology.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:21pm EST

On Monday, Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway announced a nearly $10 billion dollar enterprise value deal for Berkshire to acquired the natural gas distribution and processing assets of Dominion Energy. At the same time, we’ve seen multiple court decisions in the past week targeted toward delaying or preventing the construction of new pipelines. Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall joins the show to break down Buffett’s big deal and the operating environment for pipeline companies today.

 

Stocks Mentioned:  BRK-A, BRK-B, D, DUK, ET, KMI

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Direct download: 20200709_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:21pm EST

Description: It’s been a huge year for Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, commonly known as SPACs, with DraftKings, Nikola Motor, Virgin Galactic, and more using SPACs to bring their companies public. Why have SPACs suddenly become so popular? Motley Fool Contributor Luis Sanchez joins the podcast to share his perspective on that question as well as some SPACs currently on his radar. 

 

Stocks Mentioned: SPCE, NKLA, DKNG, SHLL, CCH, GRAF, IPOB, IPOC, LCA

 

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Direct download: 20200708_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:47pm EST

Tractor Supply (TSCO) has been one of the niche retail winners over the past decade, but it’s success and brand still remains a mystery for many. Join Dan Kline and Emily Flippen as they take a deep dive into this curious winner and discuss whether its past successes are still replicable or if it’s best days are behind it.

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Direct download: 20200707_IF_Consumergoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:33pm EST

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A)(NYSE: BRK.B) just made its first investment of the COVID era by purchasing the natural gas assets of Dominion (NYSE: D). In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss what investors need to know about it. In addition, hear about the latest efforts to force retailers to accept cash as a payment option and get the details on Wells Fargo's (NYSE: WFC) upcoming dividend cut. And finally, Frankel has his eye on Green Dot (NYSE: GDOT) while Moser is watching recent IPO Lemonade (NASDAQ: LMND) this week. 

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Direct download: 20200706_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:22pm EST

On Sunday, Chesapeake Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the New York Stock Exchange began the process of delisting its stock. Financial journalist Bethany McLean is our guest this week to help break down how Chesapeake got to this point and what’s next for the industry, as well as the state of financial journalism today, Wirecard, and her collaboration with co-author Joe Nocera on an upcoming book about the coronavirus response in the United States.

 

**For those interested in learning more about the oil and gas industry today, I highly recommend Bethany’s book Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It’s Changing the World -- Nick

 

Stocks Mentioned:  CHK, CHKQ, EOG, WCAGY

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Direct download: IF07022020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Earlier this week, news broke that apparel brand Lululemon is buying Mirror, maker of a sleek, smart, home fitness device.

The move connects a strong lifestyle brand and massive retail footprint with an upstart in a related and quickly growing category -- but does it make sense?

We dive into the deal, how Mirror could be a huge boon for Lululemon, and talk about competitor Peloton.

Stocks: LULU, PTON

Direct download: 20200701_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:33pm EST