Industry Focus

For this Wildcard Wednesday, we're taking a look at the increasingly wild industry of cruise lines. Join Motley Fool contributor and professional cruiser Dan Kline as he digs into how the industry has coped in the wake of the current pandemic and if now is the time to start buying before ultimately answering the question that we know is on the top of all of our listeners minds: Dan has a cruise booked for January, will it happen?

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Direct download: 20200930_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

Warehouse clubs have dominated the landscape for consumers this year, from bulk purchases of toilet paper to drowning our loneliness in discount liquor. But one warehouse retailer stands above the rest. What makes the Costco experience special? And how does it compare to BJs and Sams Club? Join Motley Fool's Dan Kline and Emily Flippen to uncover the economics of the membership-based retail experience.

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Direct download: 20200929_IF_CG.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:22pm EST

On today's Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP take a look back at the first nine months of 2020, and more importantly, discuss what they're watching for the rest of the year. Hear what stocks they've bought recently, what the election could mean to your portfolio, and why third quarter bank earnings could be the most important yet, and more. Plus, Frankel gives listeners a rundown of the new Real Estate stock investing service from The Motley Fool's sister company Millionacres, and why now could be an especially great time to invest in this beaten-down sector. 

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Direct download: 20200928_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

After spending the past few weeks running through software stocks with nosebleed valuations, we're bringing it back down to earth with some cheap stocks to watch.We run through how we think about "cheap" and why IBM, Intel, Blackberry, and Electronic Arts might be interesting for folks looking to avoid the high flyers.Stocks: IBM, INTC, BB, EA

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Direct download: 20200925_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:55pm EST

It’s been a wild 6 months for Nikola Motors, going from the leader of the EV SPAC boom to having its stock cut in half following the publication of fraud allegations in a shortseller report authored by Hindenburg Research. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear joins the show to break down the Nikola saga from start to finish and share his thoughts on where the business might go from here. 

 

Stocks Mentioned:  NKLA, GM, CNHI, BP, TSLA

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Direct download: 20200924_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

What if I told you there's a business growing sales over 40% with 90%+ gross margins and it's profitable?Today we dive into prescription middleman and recent IPO GoodRx.Stocks: GDRX

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Direct download: 20200923_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:44pm EST

Ollie's Bargain Outlet has been one of the big success stories of the pandemic which has brought some attention to the sometimes overlooked retailer. Keurig Dr. Pepper also sometimes flies under the radar and the current health crisis has also shined a light on the beverage brand. Emily Flippen is joined by Daniel Kline on this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods to take a look at the discount store and to tell you how the beverage maker is doing and whether K-Cup sales exploded while we're all stuck at home.

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Direct download: 20200922_IF_CG.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:23pm EST

In this week's episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP take a closer look at AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF), a software-as-a-service company that offers a subscription-based solution for the property management industry. Plus, hear why Matt has Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) at the top of his watch list this week, while Jason is looking closely at Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) ahead of earnings. 
 
Direct download: 20200921_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

Snowflake wound up getting all the headlines this week, but another company hopped into the market -- JFrog.This dev ops business needs some decoding, we break down who they are and what they do, why their financials are incredibly attractive and whether it might be worth its rich valuation.Stocks: FROG

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Direct download: 20200918_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:06pm EST

This week’s guest is Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer prize winning author and renowned expert in energy, international relations, and economics. We discuss his latest book is The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations (available now). Topics include: the growing conflict between the U.S. and China, how U.S. shale has impacted international relations, what the coming energy transition might look like, technologies that will impact the future of energy, how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted energy markets, and more. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation.

Stocks Mentioned:  TSLA, BP

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Direct download: 20200917_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday, telemedicine is having a big year so far and host Jason Moser and Motley Fool analyst Brian Feroldi dig into AmWell's recent S-1 filing as the company prepares to go public and stake its claim on this growing market opportunity. AMWL TDOC LVGO

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Direct download: 20200916_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Join Motley Fool Contributor Dan Kline and Host Emily Flippen to discuss a motley collection of retail stocks that have largely been overlooked by the market, despite dramatic years.
Stocks: JCPenny (JCP), Overstock (OSTK), Lowes (LOW), AtHome (HOME)
Thanks to Motley Fool member Sean for today’s title!

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Direct download: 20200915_IF_CG.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:03pm EST

In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss the recent news that Citigroup (NYSE: C) CEO Michael Corbat will be stepping down in 2021 and current President Jane Fraser will be taking his place, which will be the first time a woman has been CEO of a mega-bank. Plus, we recently learned that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A)(NYSE: BRK.B) will be taking a stake in Snowflake's upcoming IPO. And finally, the pair tells listeners why Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) and Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) are on their radar this week. 

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Direct download: 20200914_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:05pm EST

There are too many Zooms to count in the public markets. While Zoom Video Communications has been one of the stars of the past few months, today we switch our gaze to ZoomInfo Technologies (ZI) - a SaaS business that provides companies with organizational information.

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Direct download: 20200911_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

Boeing received another blow this week as stories emerged of issues affecting its 787 Dreamliner, adding to the woes the company faced with the 737 Max aircraft. Motley Fool Contributor Lou Whiteman joins the podcast to explain what this latest news means for Boeing and to discuss the current state of airlines and air travel. 

Stocks Mentioned:  TSLA, BA, DAL, LUV, UAL, AAL, SAVE

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Direct download: 20200910_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:35pm EST

Revisiting one of our most popular Healthcare episodes from 2019, join Motley Fool contributor Brian Feroldi and Host Emily Flippen as they take a look at some of the most interesting companies improving healthcare through technology, Schrodinger (NASDAQ: SDGR), Simulations Plus (NASDAQ: SLP), and Veeva Systems (NYSE: VEEV).

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Direct download: 20200909_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:05pm EST

Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY) made headlines last week after it beat out Tesla for addition to the S&P500. Was the addition justified? Join Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline and host Emily Flippen as they discuss the business basics of Etsy, what makes the company special, and if Etsy is worthy of a position in your portfolio today.

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Direct download: 20200908_CG.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:09pm EST

We hit the mailbag to do a lightning round of stock talk. Listeners wrote in on Square, Nutanix, Gravity, we explain what's going on with these businesses and what we expect from them going forward. Plus we tackle a tough question about tracking down management info on foreign companies.

Stocks: GRVY, SQ, NTNX, PYPL

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Direct download: 20200904_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

For generations, businesses faced with evidence that their products cause harm to consumers have used public relations campaigns to deny culpability. This week’s guest is Barbara Freese, author of the recent book Industrial Strength Denial: Eight Stories of Corporations Defending the Indefensible, From the Slave Trade to Climate Change. Our conversation delves into corporate denial campaigns in the British slave trade, the fossil fuel industry, the tobacco industry, and more, as well as what changes we can make to make corporate denial less likely.

 

Stocks Mentioned: XOM, BP, GM, F

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Direct download: 20200903_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:04pm EST

Warren Buffett just turned 90, announcing a $6 billion investment in five major Japanese trading firms nearly simultaneously. Law professor, corporate governance expert, writer, and Berkshire Hathaway scholar Lawrence Cunningham joins the show to discuss Berkshire’s latest investments, Buffett’s legacy, and how businesses like Berkshire attract quality shareholders. Additional topics include: Constellation Software, succession at Berkshire, ESG investing, and more. 

Professor Cunningham’s latest book, Quality Shareholders: How the Best Managers Attract and Keep Them is available later this Fall. 

Stocks Discussed: BRK.A, BRK.B, DHR, MKL, JEF, GHC, CNSWF, FRFHF

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Direct download: 20200902_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:09pm EST

In this episode of Industry Focus, Dan Kline joins Host Emily Flippen to break down some of the retailers that are foraging at the front of their own frontiers. These retailers are evolving in unexpected ways, but are all their moves scouting their own paths? Or are they just digging their own graves? 
Stocks: Nike (NKE), GameStop (GME), Ulta Beauty (ULTA), Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS), Chewy (CHWY) 
Special Thanks to Motley Fool Member Keith Justice for today’s title! 

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Direct download: 20200901_IF_CG.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:32pm EST