Industry Focus

We recap results from two Fool favorites -- Pinterest and Spotify!

The monetization train just keeps chugging along for Pinterest, revenue was up almost 60% and the company added users in the U.S. and internationally.

Wall Street wasn't quite as happy with numbers from Spotify, but some comments from management point to some interesting developments to watch in the coming months.

Stocks: PINS, SPOT

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Will Thomson returns to the show to discuss Massif Capital’s recent paper on how ESG funds are failing to invest in the resources and companies necessary to drive a clean energy transition. We also discuss potential investment opportunities in some of these underappreciated areas. Sectors discussed include: lithium, copper, rare earth metals, electric utilities, SPACs, and more.

Stocks Mentioned:  VWDRY, RWEOY, NEE, TRQ, LAC, FVAC, TSLA, TSX:IVN

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In recent decades, the video game industry has experienced incredible growth, surpassing film and music to become the most valuable form of entertainment in the world. What has driven this growth and what comes for the interactive entertainment industry? Video game researcher, professor, and investor Joost van Dreunen joins the podcast to answer those questions and more! If you’d like to learn more about the video game industry, make sure to check out Joost’s recent book One Up: Creativity, Competition, and the Global Business of Video Games.

Stocks Mentioned:  AAPL, MSFT, NTDOY, EA, FB, GOOG, GOOGL, AMZN, ATVI, ZNGA, GME, TCEHY, BILI, HUYA, DOYU

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YETI, Dick’s, Thor Industries… Investors were only lukewarm on these stocks last year. But COVID has changed everything. Join Motley Fool contributor Asit Sharma and host Emily Flippen as they discuss these three diverse companies and answer the inevitable question of what happens when life returns to normal for each company.

Stocks: YETI, DKS, THO

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Financials host Jason Moser and Motley Fool analyst John Maxfield cover the latest earnings reports from LiveOak Bank, Ameris Bancorp, and American Express. Then they take a look at JP Morgan Chase's efforts to take on Square as well as the news that more banks are releasing reserves and what that could mean for investors!

Stocks: AXP LOB ABCB SQ PYPL JPM

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The Department of Justice filing an anti-trust lawsuit against Alphabet property Google was the tech story of the week. We unpack the DOJ's case, Google's response, and what shareholders should make of all of it. Then we talk about how Snap has quietly become a market beating stock and whether our opinion of the business has changed.

Stocks: SNAP, GOOG, GOOGL

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This week, Motley Fool Contributor Lou Whiteman joins the show to take a look at the upcoming return of the Boeing 737 Max and to discuss the aircraft leasing, which we think is the best way to invest in an air travel recovery. In particular, the conversation focuses on AerCap Holdings (AER), the world’s largest owner of commercial aircraft. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation.

Stocks Mentioned:  BA, LUV, AAL, UAL, AER, GE, AL

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We're back with another basket of stocks that look like they may have 10X potential! Brian Feroldi joins the podcast to talk about why Trupanion, Semler Scientific, and Dermtech are healthcare businesses with big markets in front of them.

Stocks: SMLR, DMTK, TRUP

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Gamestop (GME) has consistently been referred to as “the next Blockbuster” - with more shares sold short than issued, it’s been easy to make a bear case against the company. However, what happens when the bear case doesn’t pan out? Join Hidden Gems Canada Advisor Jim Gillies and Host Emily Flippen as they break down the bull case for GameStop and discuss why this legacy retailer may be breathing new life into its forgotten business.

Stocks: GME

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In this week's episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP dive into earnings from JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) to look for the important points and trends investors need to know. And don't forget earnings season is just getting started -- hear why Matt is keeping his eye on Live Oak Bancshares (NYSE: LOB) and Jason is watching Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ: ABCB). 

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We recap Apple's recent iPhone event, talk about the data from Prime Day, and talk about an unlikely IPO -- Big Hit Entertainment -- the business behind K-Pop megagroup BTS.

Stocks: AAPL, AMZN

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Last month, the U.S. Air Force revealed a prototype for a next generation fighter jet, unveiling a program that had been kept secret throughout its development. What issues do investors face when dealing with classified programs such as this? How should an investor analyze a business that does classified work? Motley Fool Contributor Lou Whiteman joins the show this week to discuss these topics and more!

Stocks Mentioned:  MANT, LDOS, BAH, PLTR, LMT, BA, NOC

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser and Motley Fool advisor Tim Beyers dive into a fresh IPO in Unity Software to talk more about the business, the markets it's pursuing, what investors need to know and much more!

Stocks: U TCEHY ADSK

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Join Motley Fool contributor Asit Sharma and host Emily Flippen as they discuss four of the most pervasive trends in consumer goods that we’ve seen break out in 2020.

Stocks: Etsy (ETSY), Fiverr (FVRR), Proctor & Gamble (PG), Pepsi (PEP), Target (TGT), Kohls (KSS), Chewy (CHWY), Wayfair (W), Carvana (CVNA)

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In this week's installment of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP take a closer look at the new Venmo credit card, what makes it unique, and why it could be a win for both PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) and Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF). Also, the pair takes a look atSquare's (NYSE: SQ) recently-announced investment in bitcoin. And finally, with earnings season upon us, hear what to watch as Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) report third quarter results later this week. 

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You may not recognize the name Asana, but I’m guessing you know the name Dustin Moskovitz. The Facebook co-founder was depicted in 2010s The Social Network and was at one point the youngest self-made billionaire in the world. Moscovitz didn’t rest on his Facebook riches, though. He left the company in 2008 to form the collaboration software company Asana.

On this episode, we dive deep into Moscovitz’s second act in the tech space and whether it might belong on your watch list.

STOCK: ASAN

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:19pm EST

This week, we dive into the Industry Focus mailbag to answer a listener question on the steel industry. Motley Fool Contributor Tyler Crowe joins the show to break down the state of the industry today and take a look at Cleveland Cliffs, a company that’s poised to become North America’s largest integrated steel producer.

Stocks Mentioned:  CLF, MT, NUE

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:12pm EST

Back in July, Luis Sanchez joined the podcast to discuss the SPAC craze and why it was so hot. Since then, SPACs have become even more omnipresent in investing discussions. This week, Nick and Luis dive deeper into investing in SPACs, discuss SPAC companies backed by Bill Ackman and Chamath Palihapitiya, and Luis shares some of his favorite pre-deal and post-deal SPACs right now.

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Stocks Discussed: IPOB, IPOC, PSTH, ENPC, ENPC.U, GOAC, FEAC

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In this episode of Industry Focus (pre-recorded 9/28) Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline joins host Emily Flippen to take a look at how the movie industry has changed in light of the pandemic. Are studios right to withhold blockbuster releases? Can theater chains survive 2020? Additionally, Dan and Emily discuss an important update for our podcast listeners.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50pm EST

Jason and Matt take a closer look at this fast-growing real estate disruptor.
Intro: We all know that Zillow (NYSE: Z)(NYSE: ZG) and Redfin (NASDAQ: RDFN) are disruptors in the real estate world, but you may not have heard of eXp World Holdings (NASDAQ: EXPI) yet. A real estate broker and provider of cloud-based platforms for agents, eXp is growing rapidly and plans to keep expanding its reach around the world. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP take a closer look at this interesting and innovative company. Plus, hear why Frankel thinks bargain hunters should keep their eye on EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR) while Moser is watching PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) after the announcement of its Venmo-branded credit card. 
 
Stocks: Z, ZG, RDFN, EXPI, EPR, PYPL
 
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

The wait is over! After years of speculation about Silicon Valley's most secretive company, we now have our first look at Palantir's books. We run the company through the standard check-list and explain why it's different than any software stock we've discussed before.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:06pm EST

Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall joins the show to share 5 picks for building a renewable energy basket. We also discuss what we look for in a renewable energy investment and a few stocks that missed the list.

Stocks Discussed: BEP, BEPC, AY, VWDRY, TPIC, NEE, FSLR, SPWR, ENPH, SEDG

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Direct download: 20201001_IF_Energy.mp3
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