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We work our way through all-in-one digital and commerce platform Squarespace.

In the show, we breakdown the company's massive user base, why growth is generally fueled by new users, and how the company stacks up to Wix, Shopify, and BigCommerce.

Stocks: SQSP, WIX, SHOP, BIGC

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Direct download: 20210528_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:03pm EST

On Wednesday, Ford held its 2021 Capital Markets Day, outlining its Ford+ strategy for the future of the business, including details on its electric vehicle plans. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear joins the show to break down what we learned at Ford’s event and what it means for the electric vehicle industry. 

Stocks Mentioned: F, GM, TSLA, RIDE

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Direct download: 20210527_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:11pm EST

On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser chats with AppHarvest Founder and CEO Jonathan Webb about the growing opportunity in the agtech space, what makes AppHarvest unique, his vision of the future of farming, and much more. We hope you enjoy their discussion!

Stocks: APPH

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Direct download: 20210526_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:16pm EST

Motley Fool analysts Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen hold a quick-fire discussion over seven consumer goods companies that have recently reported earnings and discuss how their guidance (or lack thereof) may impact investor expectations in the second half of 2021. 


Stocks: Target (TGT), Dicks Sporting Goods (DKS), Lowes (LOW), Home Depot (HD), Poshmark (POSH), ThreadUp (TDUP), TattooedChef (TTCF)

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Direct download: 20210525_IF_CG.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:37pm EST

Here's the latest from around the financial sector.
Intro: Inflation is on the rise, and there are investor fears that it could get out of control. How should you position your portfolio to thrive in an inflationary environment? Are cryptocurrencies inflation hedges, or are you better off with stocks or precious metals? And one of our favorite fintechs, SoFi, is set to finally go public via merger with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings V (NYSE: IPOE). Jason and Matt talk about the latest results from the business, as well as what investors should expect when the SPAC merger is finalized. 

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Direct download: 20210524_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:43pm EST

Today we check in on three companies that at various points over the past few years were down 80% from highs, but roared back to give investors multibagger returns.Listen for breakdowns of how Upwork, Snap, and Twitter transformed, and the lessons we've taken away from each company's rise.

Stocks: SNAP, UPWK, TWTR

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Direct download: 20210521_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:06pm EST

Motley Fool Analyst John Rotonti joins the show to discuss the U.S. housing market and why he thinks NVR could be a top-performing stock over the next 5 years. 

Stocks Mentioned: NVR

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Direct download: 20210520_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:27pm EST

DraftKings Co-founder and CEO Jason Robins joins the show to discuss the online betting landscape and where his company fits in.

Topics include: the founding of DraftKings, how the business has changed since the Supreme Court’s gamblling decision three years ago, the collision of gambling and content, and more!

Stocks Mentioned: DKNG, PENN

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Direct download: 20210519_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:06pm EST

The Honest Company is a small but growing consumer goods business focused on serving the needs of discerning new parents. But should you buy the stock or just the products? Join the Fool’s Brian Feroldi and Emily Flippen as they break down if The Honest Co can earn investors an honest penny. 

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Direct download: 20210518_IF_CG.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:46pm EST

Lending technology disruptor Upstart (NASDAQ: UPST) recently reported earnings that were extremely impressive, but will the company be able to replicate its success in the high-potential auto lending industry? And, we recently learned that JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) and other major banks will start issuing credit cards to consumers without FICO scores. Also, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, discuss the wave of share buybacks so far in 2021, and discuss two stocks on their radar now. 

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Direct download: 20210517_IF_FInancials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:49pm EST

We run through earnings updates from thee companies on Dylan's watch list -- restaurant tech company Olo, "The Amazon of Africa" Jumia, and finsurance player Lemonade.

Stocks: OLO, LMND, JMIA

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Direct download: 20210514_IF_Technology.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

Lou Whiteman joins the show to break down earnings from Palantir, Virgin Galactic, and Transdigm. In addition, Lou and Nick share their thoughts on the Colonial Pipeline shutdown. 

Stocks Mentioned: PLTR, SPCE, TDG

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Direct download: 20210513_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:17pm EST

Motley Fool Canada joins the podcast to discuss Nelnet. Most think of Nelnet as just a student loan servicer, but the company has even more to offer. Viewed on a sum-of-its parts basis, Nelnet appears to offer a compelling value today. 

Stocks Mentioned: NNI, BLKB, SQ

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Direct download: 20210512_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:39pm EST

Despite a solid quarter, Peloton has fought an uphill battle against mismanagement, treadmill recalls, and even data privacy leaks. Join Motley Fool analysts Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they circle back around on Peloton and discuss just how critical Peloton’s recent struggles are to its long-term thesis. 

Stocks: Peloton (PTON)

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Direct download: 20210511_IF_CG.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:46pm EST

On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser and The Motley Fool's Dan Caplinger dig into the crypto market to discuss more about the evolution of the space, puts and takes of the various instruments available today, ways to invest beyond the tokens themselves and much more!

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Direct download: 20210510_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:30pm EST

We have fresh earnings results from MercadoLibre, Square, and Etsy. We break down how Bitcoin was a huge driver for Square this quarter, why digital payments is becoming an unavoidable part of the thesis for MercadoLibre, and why Etsy sunk on seemingly strong results.

Stocks: MELI, SQ, ETSY

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Direct download: 20210507_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:55pm EST

John Rosevear joins the show for a look at this week’s auto news. Topics include GM earnings, ArgoAI’s new Lidar announcement, Stellantis earnings, and more!

Stocks Mentioned: GM, F, STLA, TSLA, LAZR, OUST, VLDR

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Direct download: 20210506_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:49pm EST

Brian Feroldi brings another innovative healthcare company to the show -- Vicarious Surgical. The robotic surgery company will come public via a SPAC with D8 Holdings, we talk through the robotic surgery market, how the company's planned technology stacks up to the business that created the space, Intuitive Surgical, and what investors need to keep in mind with investing in pre-revenue businesses.

Stocks: ISRG, DEH

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Direct download: 20210505_IF_Wildcard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:10pm EST

As the largest oatmilk company in the world, Oatly has taken the alternative milk world by storm. Now, Oatly is setting its sights on financial markets. Join Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they breakdown Oatly’s F-1 and determine if investors should take a big gulp of this unique consumer goods company. 

Stocks: Oatly (planned NASDAQ: OTLY)

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Direct download: 20210504_IF_CG.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:43pm EST

Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE: BRK.A)(NYSE: BRK.B) 2021 annual meeting may have been virtual for the second year in a row, but it certainly didn't disappoint. In this installment of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, discuss five things from the meeting that investors need to hear. Plus, Moser and Frankel discuss the latest results from Capital One (NYSE: COF), SVB Financial (NASDAQ: SIVB), and American Express (NYSE: AXP). 

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Direct download: 20210503_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:50pm EST