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Mid-Year Checklist for Investors

15:41 | Jul 1st

Time to rebalance? Is cash building up in your portfolio? Ron Gross shares some tips for investors doing a mid-year review of their stock holdings. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the prospects of profit-taking, as well as where investo...Show More
The Immortal Howard Hughes

20:24 | Jun 27th

Rite Aid is hanging on for dear life after a 1st-quarter loss, while McCormick rises after raising earnings guidance. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes those stories and shares key takeaways for investors. Plus, shares of Howard Hugh...Show More
General Mills’ Unhealthy Returns

15:19 | Jun 26th

General Mills slips on weakness in its snacks business. FedEx warns that trade disputes and an economic slowdown have created “significant uncertainty” for FedEx Express. And Netflix announces that The Office is leaving in 2021. Motley Fool analyst R...Show More
5 Summer Vacation Stocks

17:46 | Jun 25th

AbbVie buys Allergan for $63 billion in cash and stock. Jason Moser analyzes the pros and cons of the deal. Warren Buffett denies any tension between Berkshire-Hathaway and 3G Capital but, would anyone blame him if there was tension? Plus, Jason shar...Show More
New King of Las Vega$

21:25 | Jun 24th

Eldorado buys Caesars Entertainment to create the largest owner & operator of casinos in the U.S. Dan Kline analyzes the hidden value in the deal and why he believes it will pay off down the line. Plus, we discuss the current state of the burger indu...Show More
Wall Street Gets Some Slack

24:32 | Jun 20th

Slack makes its debut as a public company. Will the cloud-based collaboration platform make it rain for investors? Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross tackle that question and discuss interest rates, Olive Garden, and the future of Google. Thanks t...Show More
Drama in the Toy Industry

19:47 | Jun 19th

Adobe’s 2nd-quarter revenue rose 25% sending shares higher. Winnebago’s 3rd-quarter report showed improving margins. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes those stories as well as the on-again-off-again deal between Mattel and MGA Enterta...Show More
Facebook Launches Zuck Bucks

21:14 | Jun 18th

Facebook unveils its new digital currency. Sotheby’s goes private. And a new bill on Capitol Hill aims to level the playing field for investors. Bill Mann analyzes those stories, as well as the latest food business in Germany and a surprising liquor ...Show More
Big Pharma’s Latest Buy

16:05 | Jun 17th

Pfizer buys Array Biopharma for $11.4 billion, sending shares of Array up 57%. Ron Gross analyzes the acquisition spree among big pharmaceutical companies. Target has a massive outage over the weekend, but we still have a few more questions about why...Show More
Truist? “We actually thought it was a joke.”

24:27 | Jun 13th

Lululemon athletica and RH both rise on strong 1st-quarter reports, but MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker is more bullish on one than the other. Plus, Suntrust and BB&T unveil the name of their recently-merged $66 billion bank and it’s……Truis...Show More
Play Time’s Over for D&B

20:34 | Jun 12th

Dave & Buster’s misses quarterly earnings by one penny and shares drop 22%. Seth Jayson analyzes why a new multi-year low isn’t enough to get him interested in this stock. Plus, we discuss Tesla’s annual meeting, TheStreet.com leaving the public mark...Show More
Mighty Casey’s Home Run

16:01 | Jun 11th

Casey’s General Stores hits a new all-time high after blowout 4th-quarter earnings. Bill Mann analyzes how Casey’s is quietly a threat to McDonald’s. Plus, we discuss Foxconn’s potential move out of China, Wells Fargo’s challenge to find a new CEO, ...Show More
Merger Monday, Beyond Meat, and Zoom

27:52 | Jun 10th

United Technologies and Raytheon combine forces to form the second largest aerospace and defense company in the U.S. Salesforce.com buys Tableau Software. Video conferencing technology company Zoom continues its rise. And Canadian cannabis producer T...Show More
GameStop Might Be Done

17:08 | Jun 5th

GameStop shares fell nearly 40% this morning. Can anything save the video game retailer? Jason Moser analyzes prospects for survival. Plus, we discuss Salesforce.com’s strong 1st-quarter report, augmented reality takeaways from Apple’s WWDC, and shar...Show More
2 Potential Buyouts

18:34 | Jun 4th

Box (cloud storage) and Lands’ End (apparel) are two very different businesses, but what do they have in common? Both are looking like potential buyout opportunities. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the latest quarterly results fro...Show More
Uncle Sam vs. Alphabet

16:21 | Jun 3rd

The U.S. Department of Justice is going to have a few questions for the folks at Google. Emily Flippen analyzes whether Alphabet should pre-emptively spin off a business and prospects for the stock. Nestle gears up to launch the “Awesome Burger” in t...Show More
BONUS: Greg Fitzsimmons

43:37 | May 31st

Greg Fitzsimmons is one of the most popular stand-up comedians in America.  Having played in clubs all over the country, Greg has also produced stand-up specials for Netflix and Comedy Central and won multiple Daytime Emmy Awards as a writer on “The ...Show More
Discount Retail’s Steady Rise

22:10 | May 30th

Dollar Tree and Dollar General report solid 1st quarters. Both stocks rise, with Dollar General’s hitting a 52-week high. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes how both retailers have steadily grown their businesses. Movado Group, on the ...Show More
Not All 25% Drops Are The Same

17:52 | May 29th

Canada Goose and Abercrombie & Fitch fall 25% after their latest quarterly reports, but Seth Jayson thinks one of those is an overreaction. It’s a retail-heavy show as we discuss those companies and the treading-water existence of Dick’s Sporting Goo...Show More
A Merger of Equals

25:28 | May 28th

Global Payments merges with Total System Services on an all-stock deal worth $21.5 billion. Jason Moser analyzes the deal and shares why Global Payments’ margin for error is getting smaller. Plus, we discuss why Citigroup bailed on the Apple credit c...Show More
Value Traps & Grilling Tips

17:58 | May 23rd

Best Buy falls on guidance while L Brands soars after beating very low expectations. Ron Gross analyzes the retail landscape, and we dip into the Fool Mailbag to share experiences getting caught in a value trap. Plus, with the start of summer grillin...Show More
Time to Buy Target?

26:07 | May 22nd

Target pops on earnings thanks to strong same-store sales growth. Nordstrom plummets on slowing sales and problems with its loyalty program. And Lowe’s gets hammered after cutting its full-year forecast. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason M...Show More
Bad News for Traditional Retail

19:58 | May 21st

Matt Koppenheffer returns after a far-too-long absence from the studio to share his thoughts on Warren Buffett in the wake of Berkshire-Hathaway’s latest annual meeting. Ascena Retail Group brings a merciless end to the Dressbarn era by announcing th...Show More
T-Mobile & Sprint Cleared For Launch

20:49 | May 20th

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai plans to recommend approval of the $26.5 billion-dollar merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. Dan Kline analyzes the future of telecom in a post-merger world. CBS offers to buy Starz from Lionsgate Entertainment in an attempt to a...Show More
Apropos of Nothing V: Roman Numerals Strike Back!

1:14:37 | May 18th

Hang on as longtime Fool Roger Friedman returns to join MFAM Funds’ Bill Barker and Chris Hill to discuss the relative importance of Roman numerals, cursive writing, and knowing how to drive a stick-shift. We share summer jobs we had as kids, cities...Show More
Berkshire Shuffles Its Deck

16:25 | May 16th

Walmart’s stock approaches an all-time high after same-store sales growth in the 1st quarter was the strongest in nearly a decade. Seth Jayson analyzes Walmart’s ability to steadily improve e-commerce sales. SpaceX gets ready to launch satellites wi...Show More
“The hype cycle is REAL.”

13:49 | May 15th

E-commerce giant Alibaba posted strong 4th-quarter results. So why isn’t the stock moving? Emily Flippen analyzes the report and shares why she thinks Alibaba has a lot of runway ahead of it. We discuss the latest quarterly reports from Tilray and A...Show More
Walmart’s Big Delivery

19:36 | May 14th

Walmart announces free next-day delivery on its most popular items. Disney takes control of Hulu. And Ralph Lauren reports some unfashionable numbers for North America. Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser discusses those stories and weighs in on the futu...Show More
SCOTUS Rules Against Apple

26:03 | May 13th

The Supreme Court rules 5-4 that a lawsuit against how Apple manages its App store can proceed. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the potential damage. Plus, we discuss Uber’s 2nd day of trading, how the latest in the US-China trade w...Show More
Is Roku for Real?

25:23 | May 9th

Shares of Roku surge on earnings. The video streaming device company added more than 2 million subscribers but is not profitable. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss the future of Roku, weigh in on earnings from Disney and Etsy...Show More
Swiping Right on Match Group

25:42 | May 8th

Match Group shares hit an all-time high after a stellar 1st-quarter report. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes Match Group’s growing strength and how crucial Tinder is to the business. Lyft shares hit a new low after its first-ever qua...Show More
Meat, Beyond Meat, and Free Beer

14:52 | May 7th

Tyson Foods gets ready to take on Beyond Meat. Emily Flippen analyzes the future of plant-based meat substitutes and shares why even free beer promotions won’t help SeaWorld Entertainment in a meaningful way. Plus, we discuss Planet Fitness’ plan to ...Show More
“It’s not an easy business.”

20:30 | May 6th

Now that the dust has settled from Berkshire-Hathaway’s annual meeting, Kraft Heinz would like to restate some earnings and Warren Buffett would like to remind Elon Musk about the relative difficulty of the insurance industry. Jason Moser analyzes wh...Show More
A Good Fit for Investors?

24:59 | May 2nd

Under Armour rises on strong international sales. Fitbit scores with its smartwatches. Eventbrite tumbles on growing losses. And Tesla raises more money. Analysts Andy Cross and Emily Flippen discuss those stories and talk Square and the war on cash.
Apple’s Back in Club Trillion

21:24 | May 1st

Apple’s latest quarter (and dividend hike) were enough to push the company’s market cap over $1 trillion again. Aaron Bush analyzes how Apple’s focus on its services division is going. Shopify’s shares rise 10% after 1st-quarter revenue growth impres...Show More
Alphabet Slides, McDonald’s Glides

24:36 | Apr 30th

Alphabet’s ad revenue growth slows down in the 1st quarter and $70 billion gets shaved off the company’s market cap. General Electric shares rise after the company loses less money than expected. McDonald’s and Texas Roadhouse post similar same-store...Show More
The Ripple Effect of “Avengers: Endgame”

13:38 | Apr 29th

With an opening weekend record $1.2 billion in box office receipts, “Avengers: Endgame” not only rules the movie industry but also sets Disney up for the launch of Disney+ and higher sales in its consumer products division. Spotify hits 100 million p...Show More
Meet The MVFs (Most Valuable Franchises)

20:40 | Apr 25th

Facebook posts record profits in the 1st quarter, while Microsoft’s 3rd-quarter report pushes its stock to a new all-time high. Bill Mann analyzes the latest for these two tech behemoths and shares why Microsoft has the most valuable recurring-revenu...Show More
ALWAYS Look Past The Headline

16:30 | Apr 24th

iRobot’s 1st-quarter profits came in higher than expected, but shares are falling 20%. Ron Gross analyzes the results and shares how looking past the headline can explain iRobot’s rough day. Domino’s Pizza shares pop despite the slowest same-store sa...Show More
Twitter’s Pop and Hasbro’s Buzz

23:52 | Apr 23rd

Twitter and Hasbro pop on strong 1st-quarter results. Procter & Gamble increases its dividend for the 63 year in a row. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to get some on-the-ground resea...Show More
Samsung (Smartly) Postpones Release of Galaxy Fold

15:32 | Apr 22nd

If you were looking forward to Samsung’s event on Wednesday unveiling its new Galaxy smartphone with a foldable display, bad news. Samsung postponed the event after early reviews of the device were much worse than expected. Seth Jayson analyzes the p...Show More
Prescription for Success?

24:28 | Apr 16th

Shares of Johnson & Johnson rise on strong earnings and strong growth in prescription drug sales. AT&T unloads its stake in Hulu. And Walmart announces a fashionable partnership with Kidbox. Analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those storie...Show More
Trash, Turnarounds, and Tiger

18:27 | Apr 15th

Waste Management buys Advanced Disposal Services for $3 billion in cash. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross talk about the big deal with trash and evaluate the prospects of Waste Management’s market-beating stock. Plus, we discuss Best Buy’s new CEO a...Show More
PagerDuty Sends a Message to Wall Street

21:53 | Apr 11th

Software company PagerDuty soars in its Wall Street debut. Tesla slips on news about its Gigafactory. And Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos challenges the competition. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stories and debate the merits of Paramount's p...Show More
Delta, JetBlue, and Pricy Jeans

13:53 | Apr 10th

Delta Air Lines posts a strong 1st quarter. Analyst Emily Flippen shares why she’s not surprised, and why JetBlue’s reported move to transatlantic routes is a smart one. Levi Strauss delivers its first quarterly report as a public company, but we ca...Show More
“Are we talking about GE or GM?”

22:41 | Apr 9th

Bank of America announces its raising its own minimum wage to $20 an hour. Conveniently, this news comes 24 hours before BofA’s CEO appears (along with other bank CEOS) before the House Financial Services Committee. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill...Show More
Pinterest’s Price, Sports Betting’s Growth

18:55 | Apr 8th

Pinterest prices its IPO range at $15 - 17 a share. Dan Kline analyzes the conservative price and shares why management’s taking the long view could pay off big for future shareholders. As the NCAA men’s basketball championship game gets ready to tip...Show More
Tesla’s Double Trouble

18:07 | Apr 4th

Shares of Tesla slip on slowing sales as a federal judge begins hearings on whether Elon Musk violated a fraud agreement. And Constellation Brands gets a boost from beer as it unloads some wine. Analysts Andy Cross and Emily Flippen discuss those sto...Show More
GameStop CEOs 5, Shareholders 0

17:48 | Apr 3rd

GameStop shares fall after warning of a loss in the current quarter. Will the company’s 5th CEO in just over a year have the answers? Emily Flippen analyzes the troubled video game retailer, as well as the latest results from Dave & Buster’s. Plus, w...Show More
As Delta Goes, So Go Airline Stocks

16:52 | Apr 2nd

Delta Air Lines raised guidance on next week’s earnings report, which sent shares of all major U.S. airlines higher. Bill Mann analyzes the rationale for the ripple effect and shares the one airline stock he owns. (Hint: It’s not in the U.S.) We disc...Show More
2 Stocks Hitting New Highs

14:53 | Apr 1st

Roman Financial crushes 4th-quarter results sending the stock up 10%. Shares of McCloskey Holdings (aka, “the next Baby Berkshire”) hit an all-time high. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the latest founder-led businesses hitting new highs. P...Show More
Fashion Stocks Rising

30:26 | Mar 28th

Lululemon athletica hits a new all-time high while shares of PVH Corp. (parent company of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger) pop 15%. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker compares the two apparel companies and analyzes the relative valuations of th...Show More
Southwest’s Max Challenge

18:32 | Mar 27th

Southwest Airlines cuts its first-quarter forecast due to the grounding of its 737 Max fleet. Tesla’s new chairman defends Elon Musk’s Twitter habit. And Facebook and Google discover the danger in paying bills. Motley Fool analyst Bill Mann discusses...Show More
Activists to Board: “Everybody out!”

16:46 | Mar 26th

Bed Bath & Beyond shares pop 25% as activist groups look to clean house. Abi Malin analyzes the role short-selling plays in today’s stock move, as well as how spinoffs could lead to a brighter future for the challenged retailer. Plus, we share our r...Show More
3 Unicorns Going Public

23:21 | Mar 25th

Pinterest filed their S-1. Lyft’s IPO is Friday. And Uber is buying ride-sharing company Careem Networks for $3 billion. Jason Moser analyzes all three unicorns as they prepare for the public markets. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss glo...Show More
The Lollipop War Has Begun

17:51 | Mar 21st

Biogen falls 30% after halting trials for its Alzheimer’s drug. Healthcare analyst (and Industry Focus host) Shannon Jones discusses potential next moves for the suddenly-embattled pharmaceutical company. CVS starts selling cannabis products in eight...Show More
FedEx, Brexit, and Levi’s IPO

21:57 | Mar 20th

FedEx shares fall as it deals with Brexit, the threat of Amazon, and a whole lot more. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the near-term future for FedEx, as well as the latest results from General Mills. Plus, we discuss Levi’s impend...Show More
The Challenges of Investing in Cannabis

24:14 | Mar 19th

Tilray reports a wider-than-expected loss but sales more than double. Should investors take stock in the Canadian cannabis producer? What’s the best way to invest in the cannabis space? Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Emily Flippen tackle those q...Show More
Uber’s Foggy Future

18:24 | Mar 18th

“It’s like trying to run a race in the fog.” That’s how senior analyst Seth Jayson describes trying to predict how Uber and Lyft will get to profitability. We discuss those businesses in advance of their impending IPOs, plus we sift through the wre...Show More
Bad Suits & Blazing Saddles

21:38 | Mar 14th

Dollar General falls despite a relatively strong 4th-quarter report. Tailored Brands (parent company of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank) falls 25% after same-store sales in the 4th quarter fall. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes th...Show More
2 Video Game Stocks We Like Right Now

20:14 | Mar 13th

Aurora Cannabis pops 10% when a famous activist investor enters the scene. Aaron Bush shares how he views activist investing and why he’s not buying Aurora Cannabis on this news. Plus we discuss Spotify’s complaint against Apple Music and dip into t...Show More
Will Stitch Fix Continue to Deliver?

18:31 | Mar 12th

Stitch Fix surges on strong earnings and upbeat guidance. Will the personalized apparel company continue to deliver for investors? Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross tackle that question, delve into earnings from Dick’s Sporting Goods, and celebrate t...Show More
$30 Billion in Gold

18:03 | Mar 11th

Boeing shares fall after another deadly crash involving its 737 Max 8 aircraft. Taylor Muckerman analyzes the challenges for Boeing, as well as a big merger in the gold mining industry between Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining. Plus, we discuss innovat...Show More
Can Facebook Pivot to Privacy?

20:08 | Mar 7th

In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook wanted to become a "privacy-focused communications platform." What would a move toward privacy mean for investors? Analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss Facebook’s nee...Show More
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Abercrombie & Fitch?

16:48 | Mar 6th

Abercrombie & Fitch rises 20% on better-than-expected earnings. So why isn’t analyst Emily Flippen impressed? We discuss the challenged apparel retailer’s future, along with the latest earnings from Dollar Tree, Brown-Forman, and NIO (the “Tesla of C...Show More
The State of Food Delivery

19:58 | Mar 5th

Target rises on strong holiday results. Salesforce.com falls on guidance (not results). Abi Malin discusses those stories, analyzes the current landscape for food delivery stocks, and shares her Fat Tuesday experiences.
Old Navy, New IPO

25:15 | Mar 4th

Gap prepares to spin off Old Navy into a separate public company. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes Gap’s stagnant revenue growth over the past 15 years and shares why Old Navy has earned a higher multiple from investors. Plus, we dip...Show More
Laura Adams (aka, “Money Girl”)

15:34 | Mar 1st

Laura Adams became the first star of financial podcasting in 2008 when she started hosting the “Money Girl” podcast. An award-winning writer and personal finance expert, Laura sits down with Chris Hill to discuss her origins in finance, how she got ...Show More
Can Oprah Save Weight Watchers?

18:14 | Feb 27th

WW, the company formerly known as Weight Watchers, craters on disappointing earnings. Can WW investor and spokesperson Oprah Winfrey help right the ship? Motley Fool analyst Ron Gross tackles that question, digs into better-than-expected earnings ...Show More
Etsy: The Cutest Monster on Wall Street

15:21 | Feb 26th

A federal judge gives Tesla CEO Elon Musk a March 11th deadline. Bill Mann analyzes the latest in the ongoing saga of Musk, his company, and one of the most hotly-debated stocks in the public markets. We admit we thought Etsy’s business was cute but...Show More
A Letter from Mr. Buffett

15:25 | Feb 25th

Berkshire-Hathaway posted a loss in the 4th quarter. Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross analyzes Warren Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders and shares why a new acquisition probably won’t happen in 2019. Plus, we delve into GE’s $21 billion sale...Show More
Is Facebook Undervalued?

11:38 | Feb 21st

Domino’s delivers solid 4th-quarter results, but shares fall. Meanwhile Boston Beer pops 11% on strong profits and optimism for 2019. Emily Flippen analyzes those stories, and we dip into the Fool Mailbag to ponder Facebook’s valuation. Thanks to ...Show More
The Restaurant To Watch

22:46 | Feb 20th

Texas Roadhouse posts solid comps growth in the 4th quarter. David Kretzmann analyzes why the management team is just one reason he likes this restaurant. Plus, we discuss Tesla’s latest executive departure and dip into the Fool Mailbag. To check...Show More
Walmart Delivers

15:49 | Feb 19th

Walmart reports strong quarterly earnings fueled by toys, groceries, and e-commerce. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser take stock in Walmart’s happy holidays, discuss Alphabet’s new investment in the war on cash, and weigh in on a Facebo...Show More
Sex, Coke, and Video Streaming

19:36 | Feb 14th

Coca-Cola shares have their worst day in over a decade. Apple gets ready to launch a video streaming service. Jim Mueller analyzes those stories and answers the timeless question, “How many stocks should someone have in their portfolio?” Plus we dis...Show More
Avengers vs. Frozen 2 vs. Star Wars

25:45 | Feb 13th

TripAdvisor stumbles, while Activision Blizzard gives shareholders their first good day in a while. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the latest earnings from those two companies, and discusses Wall Street’s impact on the upcoming bas...Show More
Is Amazon Becoming Facebook?

27:26 | Feb 12th

A Bank of America Merrill Lynch Survey finds that professional investors took their highest cash positions in 10 years during the month of January. Ellie Mae gets acquired. And Amazon buys the router company Eero and stirs up privacy concerns. Analys...Show More
Expect More Bank Deals

12:34 | Feb 11th

Morgan Stanley buys Solium Capital for $900 million. Abi Malin analyzes why the deal makes sense for Morgan Stanley and shares why investors should expect more deals in the banking industry. Plus we look at the latest results from Restaurant Brands ...Show More
The Bank Merger You Didn’t Know You Wanted

15:34 | Feb 7th

SunTrust and BB&T team up to create the 6th-largest bank in America. Bill Mann analyzes the deal and shares why he’s optimistic about the combined entity’s future. Plus, we discuss Twitter’s 4th-quarter disappointment and Chipotle’s surprising comps...Show More
Snap’s Pop

18:43 | Feb 6th

Snap shares pop 27%, so why aren’t we more encouraged? David Kretzmann analyzes the social media company’s struggles and shares why time is running out for Snap to succeed. Disney’s 1st-quarter results come in higher than expected, but all eyes are o...Show More
Speed Bump on Alphabet Street

14:26 | Feb 5th

Despite 4th-quarter revenue of more than $39 billion, shares of Alphabet fell due to concerns about spending. Emily Flippen analyzes the latest results and shares why the cloud business bears watching. Plus, we discuss Viacom’s new deal with Netflix,...Show More
Pizza & Beer, with a Side of Clorox

24:35 | Feb 4th

After the Super Bowl, isn’t it appropriate that Papa John’s is in the news? MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the ongoing drama with Papa John’s, as well as the latest earnings report from Clorox. “Merger Monday” lives up to its name ...Show More
Facebook, PayPal, and 2 Execs on the Move

19:01 | Jan 31st

Facebook shares have their biggest post-earnings rise in 3 years, Apple bans a Facebook research app from its store. PayPal’s costs are rising, but its 4th-quarter report gives investors plenty of reasons for optimism. Tesla’s CFO is leaving while In...Show More
Apple’s Second Act?

19:16 | Jan 30th

Shares of Apple rise on earnings despite declining iPhone sales. Apple disclosed that the total number of iPhones worldwide is 900 million. But what do declining iPhone sales mean for investors? Does Apple need a second act? Analysts Andy Cross and J...Show More
Huawei? Meet the U.S. Justice Dept.

17:45 | Jan 29th

Verizon closes out the fiscal year with a whimper, not a bang. PG&E’s stock rise after the California utility files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Bill Mann analyzes those stories, and shares why the U.S. Department of Justice is not messing a...Show More
The China Hits Keep On Coming

14:37 | Jan 28th

NVIDIA shares take a hit after the chipmaker warns quarterly revenue will drop because of the economic slowdown in China. Caterpillar drags down the Dow after 4th-quarter sales came in lower due to (wait for it!) lower demand in China. Emily Flippen ...Show More
Airlines Soar While McCormick Loses Some Spice

21:04 | Jan 24th

JetBlue, Alaska Air, Southwest, and American Airlines all saw their stocks take off today on the latest batch of earnings. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes this cyclical industry, as well as McCormick’s disappointing 4th-quarter repo...Show More
IBM, Comcast, and eBay’s Quandary

16:17 | Jan 23rd

Big Blue shares pop on a good 4th-quarter report and guidance for 2019. Aaron Bush analyzes the challenges facing IBM and warns investors not to get too excited. Plus, we discuss Comcast’s latest results and the activist shareholders pushing for more...Show More
Investor’s Guide to Oscar Nominations

15:00 | Jan 22nd

What happens with a board of directors suddenly backs out of a deal? In the case of Arconic, the aluminum parts manufacturer, one result is shares hitting a 30-year low. Taylor Muckerman analyzes the prospects for a rebound and shares why investors a...Show More
“Thank you, Jack Bogle.”

19:06 | Jan 17th

Bill Mann and Chris Hill celebrate the life and legacy of Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard and creator of the first index fund.
Big Deals and Snap Judgements

20:20 | Jan 16th

Financial technology provider Fiserv announces plans to buy payment processor First Data in a $22 billion all-stock deal. United flies higher on strong earnings. Snap sinks on news that its CFO is leaving after only 8 months on the job. And McDonalds...Show More
5 Conference Calls Investors Should Listen To

17:28 | Jan 15th

JP Morgan Chase misses quarterly results for the first time in nearly 4 years, but it’s CEO Jamie Dimon’s comments that have our attention. Bryan Hinmon, chief investment officer at MFAM Funds, analyzes Dimon’s current view of the U.S. economy. Bryan...Show More
WWE & the Future of Sports Media Rights

19:17 | Jan 14th

Lululemon raises guidance after a surprisingly good holiday quarter. Gannett pops 20% on a takeover bid. PG&E files for bankruptcy as the stock price craters. Dan Kline analyzes those stories, shares why World Wrestling Entertainment is one of the fe...Show More
Is Macy’s a Bargain?

19:35 | Jan 10th

Shares of Macy’s plummet on disappointing holiday sales. Is Macy’s a bargain or should buyers beware? Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross tackle that question and discuss earnings news from Target and Bed, Bath, & Beyond.
Guidance? We don’t need no stinking guidance!

19:01 | Jan 9th

Constellation Brands falls after lowering guidance for 2019 thanks to a write-down in its investment in Canopy Growth. Lennar wraps up its fiscal year by deferring guidance altogether. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the beverage an...Show More
2 CEOs to Watch This Year

17:59 | Jan 8th

Why is Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross watching the financial industry this year? We discuss stocks his radar and two CEOs investors would do well to keep an eye on. Plus, Andy weighs in with reckless predictions about business and sports!
Golden Globes & the Switzerland of Video Streaming

15:54 | Jan 7th

Roku rises more than 20% on strong pre-earnings data. Seth Jayson shares why he compares Roku to Switzerland and analyzes the video streaming landscape for investors. Plus, we share takeaways from last night’s Golden Globe awards and Seth talks about...Show More
“Dear Apple shareholders...”

23:24 | Jan 3rd

Apple falls after CEO Tim Cook lowers revenue guidance for the 1st quarter. Bristol-Myers Squibb gives Celgene shareholders $74 billion reasons to smile. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the latest headlines and what it means for inv...Show More
Energy & Materials: Two Industries for 2019

19:10 | Jan 2nd

Happy new year? More evidence of an economic slowdown emerges from China. Seth Jayson analyzes the current state of uncertainty in the stock market and shares why he’s taking a closer look at the energy and materials industries this year. Plus, Seth ...Show More
Investing from the Great Beyond

14:24 | Dec 31st, 2018

Imagine finding out that for 35 years you’ve owned shares of one of the biggest companies in America. Chris Hill wraps up 2018 with a story about his late father and a long-lost stock. Plus, he shares a few thanks, and a few thoughts on how maratho...Show More
Visa Goes Shopping

20:03 | Dec 27th, 2018

We survived Christmas! Jason Moser analyzes two deals from the world of banking and finance. Ameris Bancorp merges with Fidelity Southern in a move to strengthen its position in the southeastern United States. Shares of British payment company Earth...Show More
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

12:09 | Dec 24th, 2018

Chris Hill shares a few holiday wishes and thoughts on holiday music, before turning the show over to the late, great Louis Armstrong.
5 Stocks We Just Bought

21:32 | Dec 20th, 2018

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the 4th time this year. Matt Argersinger analyzes the recent (and continuing) volatility and shares five stocks he has bought recently. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to take stock of iQiyi (aka, the...Show More
1st Bear Spotted

18:18 | Dec 19th, 2018

FedEx has its worst day in 10 years. Bill Mann analyzes why the comments of CEO Fred Smith are worthy of every investor’s attention. The Russell 2000 index officially enters bear market territory. And start-up fintech company Robinhood gets a call f...Show More
Fashion Stocks, Anyone?

18:40 | Dec 18th, 2018

Ok seriously, how SHOULD we be thinking about apparel stocks? Seth Jayson analyzes the landscape and shares why U.S. investors should be paying more attention to what’s happening in Europe. Plus, more talk about Uxin and we dip into the Fool Mailba...Show More
Used Cars in China, PayPal, and the Future of Apple

31:35 | Dec 17th, 2018

It's time for another round of Yes, No, or Maybe So. Analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser share two stocks they're bullish on, two stocks they're bearish on, and two stocks they're on the fence about. Emily weighs in on Chinese used car dealer Uxin...Show More
Tailored Brands Gets Pantsed

30:35 | Dec 13th, 2018

Tailored Brands (parent company of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A Bank) falls 30% on rough guidance. Visa moves to help companies eliminate paper checks. Markel falls when regulators come knocking on the front door. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and...Show More
China's Change of Tune?

26:43 | Dec 12th, 2018

The market gets a boost from a Wall Street Journal report that China is working to increase access for overseas companies. Tencent Music rises in its Wall Street debut. And Dave & Buster’s declines on earnings. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discu...Show More
Apparel Retail Is Nuts

19:35 | Dec 11th, 2018

Stitch Fix falls 30% on weak 2nd-quarter guidance, while Ascena Retail Group pops 25% on better-than-expected comps. What in the world is going on??? Emily Flippen analyzes the apparel retail landscape and shares why she’s not treating Stitch Fix’s ...Show More
Mission: To Make Online Education Suck Less

21:52 | Dec 10th, 2018

Merger Monday! Tivity Health buys Nutrisystem in a deal that a lot of investors seem to hate. Taylor Muckerman analyzes the numbers and shares why he understands the skepticism. Uber and Lyft file to go public. Plus, Taylor shares some highlights fro...Show More
High-Tech Intrigue and the Price of Friends

26:22 | Dec 6th, 2018

The stock market continues its sell-off. Canada arrests Huawei’s CFO after a request from the U.S. And Netflix pays $100 million for another year of Friends. Motley Fool analysts Bill Mann and Jason Moser discuss those stories and dig into earnings f...Show More
Are Index Funds Becoming Dangerous?

24:34 | Dec 5th, 2018

How dangerous are index funds becoming? How bad is Anheuser Busch Inbev’s dividend cut? Those are just two of the questions MFAM Funds’ Bill Barker analyzes as we dip into the Fool Mailbag. We also revisit our recent conversation about James Bond, an...Show More
A Recession Indicator Appears

20:54 | Dec 4th, 2018

4th-quarter profits for Toll Brothers soars 62%, but the stock doesn’t respond. Meanwhile RH Holdings (aka, Restoration Hardware) pops on a strong 3rd-quarter report. Emily Flippen analyzes those two companies, and discusses the (potentially) increas...Show More
He Said, Xi Said

25:02 | Dec 3rd, 2018

A truce in the trade war with China sends stocks higher. Jason Moser analyzes the landscape for investors and discusses the ripple effects of Amazon’s new arrangement with Apple Music. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to answer the question, how mu...Show More
Han Solo vs. Indiana Jones

1:42:32 | Dec 1st, 2018

We’re back with another non-investing episode!  Strap in as MFAM Funds’ Bill Barker and Chris Hill are joined by longtime Fool (and good friend) Bill Mann to talk about James Bond’s early training and the smallest hill we’re willing to die on.  Plus,...Show More
A Tale of Two Retailers

16:36 | Nov 29th, 2018

Abercrombie & Fitch soars while Express falls in the face of a tough holiday quarter. Emily Flippen analyzes the apparel retail industry and shares the secret to Abercrombie & Fitch’s latest success. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the ...Show More
The Golden Equation

29:17 | Nov 28th, 2018

Tiffany shares have their worst day in nearly 4 years. JM Smucker struggles on several fronts. And shares of Chico’s fall nearly 40%. MFAM Funds analyst Bill Barker discusses those stories and shares how Burlington Stores has found the golden equatio...Show More
Big Breakups and Pricier Apples

19:40 | Nov 27th, 2018

United Technologies splits itself into three separate companies. President Trump suggests that the U.S. could impose 10% tariffs on iPhones imported from China. And Amazon says Cyber Monday was its biggest shopping day in history. Analysts Andy Cross...Show More
General Motors, Retail Records, and Cannabis Conventions

20:51 | Nov 26th, 2018

General Motors lays off 15% of its employees and scales back production. David Kretzmann analyzes why GM had to make these tough decisions. Black Friday sets a new record for online sales. We discuss why the holiday quarter is so crucial to some reta...Show More
Black Friday Can’t Come Soon Enough

27:38 | Nov 20th, 2018

Retails stocks get hammered as Target, Lowe’s and L Brands all report 3rd-quarter earnings. MFAM Funds analyst Bill Barker discusses those companies and tries to make sense of where the opportunities exist (or don’t) for investors. Plus, we preview o...Show More
Business (Not Politics) for Your Thanksgiving

22:48 | Nov 19th, 2018

Looking to steer your Thanksgiving dinner table conversation away from politics? We’re here to help! Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser offer perspective on some timely business discussion topics, including seasonal hiring for retail and restaurants...Show More
Walmart's Online Surprise

24:51 | Nov 15th, 2018

Walmart reports a 43% growth in e-commerce. Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway reports its ten biggest holdings. And Levi’s considers a return to the public markets. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stories and share a few fashion tips...Show More
Chips & Fried Pickles

17:09 | Nov 14th, 2018

With NVIDIA, Western Digital, and Micron Technology all falling in recent days, are chipmakers a buying opportunity or should investors stay away? Bill Mann analyzes the landscape as we dip into the Fool Mailbag. Plus, we discuss Amazon’s missed opp...Show More
Can Someone Explain Home Depot’s Drop?

17:40 | Nov 13th, 2018

Amazon makes it official by selecting NYC and Crystal City for its two new offices. Jim Mueller discusses the process Amazon went through, starting with its list of 20 finalists. Plus, we try to make sense of Home Depot shares falling despite a stron...Show More
“I have some breaking news...”

24:29 | Nov 12th, 2018

SAP gives Qualtrics International 8 billion reasons not to go public, and shares of SurveyMonkey rise as a result. Bill Barker from MFAM Funds analyzes the state of SAP, as well as Comcast winning the weekend box office with the new animated version ...Show More
To Hedge Or Not To Hedge?

20:43 | Nov 8th, 2018

Mail time! Jason Moser dips into the Fool Mailbag to explain “forward earnings” and discuss whether a hedged ETF is preferable to a non-hedged ETF.  Plus, we wave a fond farewell to the unfortunately-named Oath.
Investing in Australia

17:39 | Nov 7th, 2018

What’s better than talking to one analyst from Motley Fool Australia?  TWO!  Andrew Leggett and Ed Vesely fly in from Down Under to discuss dividend investing, growth stocks, and why U.S. investors should ignore half of Australia’s public companies. ...Show More
About That 2nd Headquarters...

20:40 | Nov 6th, 2018

Marriott falls on tepid 3rd-quarter results and even tepider (is that a word?) guidance. Matt Argersinger analyzes Marriott’s potential and challenges. Bojangles becomes the latest restaurant to be taken private.  Plus, Amazon reportedly has chosen t...Show More
Buffett’s Buyback and SeaWorld’s Surprise

23:14 | Nov 5th, 2018

Warren Buffet buys back $12.6 billion in stock. Lowe’s closes 51 stores in the U.S. and Canada. And SeaWorld reports better-than-expected earnings and attendance. Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Emily Flippen discuss those stories. Thanks to...Show More
Apple Earnings - 1 Thing To Watch

14:12 | Nov 1st, 2018

Fitbit soars on strong 3rd-quarter earnings and increased guidance for the holidays. Spotify falls despite reporting an unexpected 3rd-quarter profit. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Charly Travers analyzes those stories and shares why he’s not going ...Show More
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Pizza Hut?

25:12 | Oct 31st, 2018

Yum Brands’ 3rd-quarter report featured strong results from KFC and Taco Bell, while Pizza Hut continues to struggle. Seth Jayson analyzes Yum’s strengths and discusses how Pizza Hut might get out of the doldrums. We look at eBay’s latest quarter and...Show More
Under Armour Soars, GE Fizzles

14:58 | Oct 30th, 2018

Shares of Under Armour have their biggest pop in a decade, while GE’s latest quarterly results come with 92% cut to the quarterly dividend. Taylor Muckerman analyzes all that plus the latest earnings from BP and the headline-grabbing lawsuit ExxonMob...Show More
A Game Changer for IBM?

21:55 | Oct 29th, 2018

IBM agrees to buy Red Hat for $33 billion. Analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser talk about what the deal means for investors and dig into the latest from Amazon and Twitter.
“Oh look, it’s all red.”

15:19 | Oct 24th, 2018

Another day, another sea of red in the public markets. Bill Mann analyzes the investing landscape and how the narrative is shifting for investors. Bill shares why he’s looking at stocks in Japan. Plus, we discuss Noodles & Company’s 20% drop and wond...Show More
Live from Denver!

11:56 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Caterpillar falls more than 7% due to the rising cost of steel. Aaron Bush and Matt Argersinger analyze the effect that tariffs are (increasingly) having on the markets. Plus, we discuss investing outside the U.S. and dip into the Fool Mailbag to ta...Show More
Hasbro Needs More Elves

24:25 | Oct 22nd, 2018

We can’t keep up with demand” was the headline for Hasbro’s 3rd-quarter. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the toymaker’s struggles in the wake of the Toys-R-Us liquidation. Plus, we discuss the latest results from Polaris Industrie...Show More
Why isn’t Visa’s dividend even higher?

22:08 | Oct 18th, 2018

Visa raises its quarterly dividend by four whole cents. Jason Moser analyzes Visa’s history of stock buybacks and compares it to the company’s dividend strategy. Plus, we discuss Travelers’ steady (and completely unsexy) business and the latest activ...Show More
Netflix, Destroyer of Worlds

17:27 | Oct 17th, 2018

Netflix added 7 million new subscribers, blowing away expectations. Andy Cross analyzes Netflix’s growth and shares how the company is planning to keep a handle on growing costs. Plus, we discuss IBM’s new 52-week low and dip into the Fool Mailbag to...Show More
RIP, Paul Allen

24:49 | Oct 16th, 2018

Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, owned professional sports teams, and made contributed billions to philanthropic efforts. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker discusses Allen’s amazing life in and out of Microsoft. Plus, we discuss earnings fr...Show More
Sears Final Chapter?

13:58 | Oct 15th, 2018

Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Is it the end of the road for the iconic retailer? Analysts Emily Flippen and Matt Argersinger talk about the past, present, and future of Sears and discuss some of the lessons for Amazon and other re...Show More
“Everybody calm down!”

22:55 | Oct 11th, 2018

Take a deep breath, folks. Jeff Fischer stops by the studio to add some perspective on the stock market’s volatility and history of downturns. We discuss Square’s bad week being compounded by the news that CFO Sarah Friar is leaving at the end of the...Show More
1500th episode? “We’re just getting started.”

22:35 | Oct 10th, 2018

It’s our 1500th episode! Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger analyze the market’s volatility and look for opportunities among falling stock prices. Sears falls 35% as it prepares for bankruptcy. Starbucks gets a new investor. Snap hits a new low as a le...Show More
Netflix Takes a Left Turn at Albuquerque

17:44 | Oct 9th, 2018

Alphabet shuts down Goole+, its failed social media platform, after the private data of 500,000 users was exposed. Netflix buys ABQ Studios in New Mexico. Jim Mueller analyzes those stories and shares why he’s watching the ripple effect of tariffs th...Show More
Why We’re Watching Margins This Earnings Season

21:47 | Oct 8th, 2018

Facebook has unveiled a new device for the home called Portal. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes Facebook’s entry into the home assistant space. “Venom” had a record-breaking opening weekend at the box office. Plus, Bill shares why ...Show More
Barnes & Noble For Sale

18:57 | Oct 4th, 2018

The bookseller’s for sale, but with the price 20% higher today than it was yesterday who’s going to buy? Seth Jayson analyzes Barnes & Noble’s quandary, and the latest results from Constellation Brands. Seth shares why companies facing tariffs (e.g.,...Show More
Sweet Music for Investors?

19:25 | Oct 3rd, 2018

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Does Stitch Fix Need Fixing?

20:10 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Stitch Fix falls 30% on 4th-quarter results, so how bad was it? Bill Mann analyzes the damage and shares why he believes now might be the time to buy. Plus, we discuss Pepsi’s latest quarter, Amazon’s wage increase, Diageo’s new whisky (inspired by “...Show More
Shakeup at GE

20:50 | Oct 1st, 2018

General Electric dumps CEO John Flannery after barely a year on the job. Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser analyze the sudden move, as well as Elon Musk’s settlement with the SEC and Facebook’s latest data challenge. Thanks to Netsuite! Get the FR...Show More
The “Fun Size” Candy Debate

25:52 | Sep 27th, 2018

Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson stops by the studio one last time to share highlights from Howard Marks’ annual letter, Upwork’s impending IPO, and the relative attractiveness of General Motors’ stock. Plus, we engage in a surprisingly heated debate ov...Show More
“We need to go public NOW!”

20:23 | Sep 26th, 2018

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Acquisition Tuesday!

24:22 | Sep 25th, 2018

Michael Kors buys Versace. Inspire Brands buys Sonic. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the latest acquisitions in the apparel retail and restaurant industries. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to recommend a few resources for new ...Show More
SiriusXM Buys Pandora

16:18 | Sep 24th, 2018

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“You better pack a lunch.”

16:30 | Sep 20th, 2018

Darden Restaurants posts strong 1st-quarter results thanks to Olive Garden. General Electric falls on concerns in the power division. And we dip into the Fool Mailbag to look at Elanco’s IPO, Zoetis and more. Jason Moser analyzes all those stories an...Show More
Time to Buy Chinese Tech Stocks?

14:36 | Sep 19th, 2018

Should Square buy eBay? Is there a downside to diversification? And what the heck is going on with Chinese tech giants like Alibaba and Baidu? Matt Argersinger analyzes those questions as we dip into the Fool Mailbag. Thanks to Molekule for support...Show More
Netflix, HBO Bring Home The Gold

15:08 | Sep 18th, 2018

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Tesla's Hellish Progress?

19:35 | Sep 17th, 2018

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WageWorks Has A Numbers Problem

21:25 | Sep 13th, 2018

Shares of WageWorks, the employee benefits administrator, fell 15% after announcing its setting up a special committee to examine an earlier investigation into financial irregularities. (Oh yeah, the chairman of the board also resigned suddenly witho...Show More
Activision's Battle Royale with Fortnite

16:18 | Sep 12th, 2018

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Stocks for Hurricane Florence

21:57 | Sep 11th, 2018

As Hurricane Florence bears down on the East Coast, we dare to ask the question “Is it possible to make a little money off this thing?” Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker shares which industries investors should be watching beyond the usual s...Show More
Purger Monday

19:50 | Sep 10th, 2018

Forget “Merger Monday”, we’ve got Purger Monday. High-profile executives from Alibaba, CBS Corp., and Snap are heading for the exits and shares of all three companies are headed lower. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the news and share their...Show More
Is Facebook Really Losing Its Mojo in the U.S.?

27:48 | Sep 6th, 2018

According to a new Pew survey, 26% of Facebook users in the U.S. have deleted the app from their phones over the past year and 54% have adjusted their privacy settings. Jason Moser and David Kretzmann explain what it means for investors, talk cannabi...Show More
"That's a good question, Senator..."

21:19 | Sep 5th, 2018

Twitter and Facebook send their leaders to Washington to spend a little quality time with the United States Senate. Motley Fool Asset Management's Bill Barker analyzes the prospects for regulation of the social media giants. Plus, we share the latest...Show More
The Curious Case of Richard Liu

17:33 | Sep 4th, 2018

Over the weekend Richard Liu, the billionaire CEO of JD.com, was arrested in Minneapolis and later released. As shares of JD.com hit an 18-month low Matt Argersinger analyzes what we know so far and shares how big a factor Liu is in the bull case for...Show More
The Ascent

14:43 | Sep 3rd, 2018

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Trump vs. Google

16:41 | Aug 30th, 2018

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Is Under Armour Falling Out of Fashion?

17:23 | Aug 29th, 2018

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Tiffany Shines

21:52 | Aug 28th, 2018

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Coffee Drones & Stock Splits

24:25 | Aug 27th, 2018

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The Cons & Cons of After Hours Trading

15:34 | Aug 23rd, 2018

It’s official! We’re in the longest bull market run in U.S. history. Matt Argersinger analyzes why this bull market is also surprisingly unloved. Plus, we discuss Alibaba’s 1st-quarter results and dip into the Fool Mailbag to talk about after hours ...Show More
Home Improvement: The Strong Get Stronger

15:50 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Shares of Lowe’s rise on its 2nd-quarter report and the CEO’s plans for the future. Seth Jayson analyzes how the strength of Lowe’s and Home Depot spells trouble for other companies in the home improvement industry. Plus we discuss Target’s stellar 2...Show More
Toll Brothers, Tesla, and the Bull Case for Unhealthy Foods

17:28 | Aug 21st, 2018

Luxury home builder Toll Brothers surprised some investors with a strong 3rd-quarter report and increased guidance. Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson digs into the home-buying (and rental) trends that indicate Toll Brothers’ boom may have staying power. P...Show More
Pepsi Pays Up for SodaStream

19:43 | Aug 20th, 2018

Pepsi pulls the trigger on a $3.2 billion dollar deal for SodaStream. Are they paying too much? Jason Moser analyzes the prospects for success. Plus we discuss adidas teaming up with Twitter on high school football games, and the chances that Bojangl...Show More
Attention Walmart Shoppers!

13:44 | Aug 16th, 2018

Shares of Walmart pop after the retailer reports its strongest same-store sales growth in a decade. J.C. Penney plummets on bigger-than-expected losses. And China’s second-largest e-commerce company, JD.com, loses steam on revenue concerns. Analysts ...Show More
Retail, Weed, and Free Beer (Yes, really)

19:05 | Aug 15th, 2018

Macy’s posts a rock-solid 2nd-quarter and raises guidance, so why are shares down? Matt Argersinger analyzes the great recent run Macy’s has had and shares why some investors are jumping ship now. Constellation Brands makes a $4 billion investment in...Show More
Home Depot Crushed It

15:43 | Aug 14th, 2018

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The Jeans Are Splitting

22:30 | Aug 13th, 2018

VF Corp announces a spin-off of Lee and Wrangler Jeans. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the silver lining for the new company and why the CEO is staying with the remaining business. Elon Musk clarifies his statement on “Funding secured”, and...Show More
Roku’s Upside and Yelp’s Latest Review

21:45 | Aug 9th, 2018

Roku surges on a surprise profit. Yelp gives investors something to shout about. And Jack in the Box pops on earnings. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stories and weigh in on a controversial commercial.
Funding Secured!

31:14 | Aug 8th, 2018

Elon Musk tweets about taking Tesla private. What happens now? David Kretzmann and Aaron Bush analyze potential outcomes for Tesla and its shareholders. Plus, we discuss the latest results from Match Group, Camping World and Papa John’s. Thanks Handy...Show More
“Please stop buying stuff.”

24:45 | Aug 7th, 2018

Zillow and Etsy report 2nd-quarter results, and the resulting directions of the stocks indicate how important revenue is. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes Zillow’s acquisition strategy and the degree to which Etsy is Amazon-proof. ...Show More
Pepsi’s Star is Stepping Down

19:42 | Aug 6th, 2018

After 12 years as CEO, Pepsico announced that Indra Nooyi is stepping down in October. Jason Moser analyzes her tenure and shares why the next CEO has very big shoes to fill. Plus, we discuss Berkshire-Hathaway’s 2nd-quarter results and Facebook’s d...Show More
“CEO of the Year” Race is Over

16:59 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Tesla’s 2nd-quarter loss was its biggest ever, so of course shares are up 10% today. Emily Flippen and Ron Gross analyze the electric automaker’s results and near-term future. Plus, we discuss the latest from FitBit and Square, say goodbye to Brooks...Show More
Apple *Yawn* Posts Another Record Quarter

16:45 | Aug 1st, 2018

Apple inches closer to a $1 trillion market cap with record sales in the 3rd quarter. Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross analyzes the latest results from the world’s largest fruit company. Plus, we discuss Baidu’s drop (despite a strong underlying...Show More
Uh-Oh, Chipotle’s In The News Again

22:02 | Jul 31st, 2018

Texas Roadhouse shares fall as costs rise for the restaurant chain. Chipotle shares fall on another health scare, this time in Ohio. Bill Mann analyzes what the two have in common, and how Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol needs to be ready for his close-up...Show More
Big Machines, Big Oil

14:54 | Jul 30th, 2018

Caterpillar posts strong 2nd-quarter results and raises guidance for the full fiscal year. Taylor Muckerman analyzes Caterpillar’s recent rise and the potential for the stock from here. Plus, we discuss the latest quarterly results from ExxonMobil ...Show More
Facebook’s Revenue Picture

18:58 | Jul 26th, 2018

Facebook shares plummet after the social network’s CFO makes it clear that revenue is going down in 2018. Troy Springer and Maria Gallagher analyze the damage, as well as Spotify’s 2nd-quarter results. Plus, they share why General Mills and Stitch Fi...Show More
Delivery Stocks Pop

25:03 | Jul 25th, 2018

UPS shares pop on a strong 2nd-quarter report, but it pales in comparison to the 25% rise in GrubHub’s stock after a record 2nd-quarter report. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes companies, as well as the struggles of General Motors ...Show More
“The shark flag is flying.”

15:43 | Jul 24th, 2018

Great white sharks lurk near the beaches of Cape Cod, while pine trees in Maine can startle you if you’re not paying attention. Recording at the Podcast Movement conference in Philadelphia, Chris Hill shares a couple of investing takeaways from his v...Show More
Stocks for the Ultra-Long Term

17:04 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Hasbro’s 2nd-quarter profits send the stock higher, while Halliburton’s 2nd-quarter results cause a sell-off. Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser analyze those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to suggest stocks for a 3-year-old investor.
Domino's Pizza and Canadian Cannabis

29:43 | Jul 19th, 2018

Domino’s has delivered huge returns for investors over the past 5 and 10 years. On Thursday, shares of the pizza giant slipped on concerns over slowing growth. Analysts David Kretzmann and Jason Moser discuss the future of Domino’s, and weigh in on e...Show More
Google's Big Fine, United's Rapid Ascent

15:03 | Jul 18th, 2018

EU regulators slap Google with a record 5 billion dollar fine. United Continental flies higher on better-than-expected earnings. And Amazon wraps up its biggest shopping event in company history. Motley Fool analyst Matt Argersinger discusses those s...Show More
Is Netflix Slowing Down?

23:50 | Jul 17th, 2018

Netflix falls on concerns over slowing subscriber growth. United Health reports healthy earnings. And Johnson & Johnson rises on strong pharmaceutical sales. Analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories. Thanks to Harry’s for supporting...Show More
Is Papa John's Cooked?

18:58 | Jul 16th, 2018

Papa John’s evicts its founder from the company’s headquarters. Bank of America rises on strong earnings. And Amazon launches Prime Day. Analysts Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser discuss those stories and open up the Fool Mailbag to talk MasterCard, ...Show More
Volatility, Opportunity, and Conflict

24:31 | Jul 12th, 2018

What does a trade war mean for investors? Which stocks are best positioned for a volatile market? Which stocks are our analysts conflicted over? Jason Moser and Jeff Fischer tackle these questions and weigh in on volatility and opportunity.
Sky-High Deals

16:16 | Jul 11th, 2018

21st Century Fox agrees to buy Sky, trumping a rival offer from Comcast. Tesla agrees to open a factory in China. And Google gets into more trouble with the EU. Motley Fool analyst Aaron Bush talks about what it all means for investors.
Pepsi’s Pop

25:32 | Jul 10th, 2018

Pepsi rises on strong snack sales. Microsoft unveils a lower-priced tablet. Nordstrom thinks digital. And Twitter sheds some light on suspended accounts. Analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and debate the relative merits of Dori...Show More
Apple vs. Spotify

24:24 | Jul 9th, 2018

Apple Music overtakes Spotify in the U.S. Tencent spins off its music service. PayPal looks to make a deal. And Twitter suspends millions of accounts. Analysts Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman discuss these stories and weigh in on Starbucks’ future i...Show More
Fool 100 Index Gets Some Surprising Additions

16:31 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson analyzes the latest update on the Fool 100 Index and shares why big banks and airlines are in the spotlight. Plus, we discuss the state of Tesla and the knockout round of the World Cup. To learn more about the Fool 100 ...Show More
The Popularity of Low-Cost Investing

31:25 | Jul 2nd, 2018

The 1st half of 2018 is in the books! Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the landscape for investors as we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss beginning investing, the pros and cons of Westrock, and the new flavors of Oreos. (Tange...Show More
“When I think of Pier 1 Imports...”

31:13 | Jun 28th, 2018

Home furnishing retail has a rough day as both Pier 1 Imports and Bed Bath & Beyond fall after dismal 1st-quarter reports. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the damage and shares why today’s IPO of BJ’s Wholesale might look good in...Show More
Anybody Got $90 Billion To Spare?

16:54 | Jun 27th, 2018

Comcast looks for more cash to bid for 21st-Century Fox’s assets. Will it take $90 billion to outbid Disney? Andy Cross analyzes the latest report on the battle for the future of entertainment. Plus, we discuss Conagra buying Pinnacle Foods to take ...Show More
GE (Finally!) Has a Good Day

27:09 | Jun 26th, 2018

Harley-Davidson gets a taxing threat from the White House. General Electric shares pop on the sale of its health care unit. Jeff Fischer analyzes those stories, shares some perspective on the trade deficit, and offers a few thoughts on the current st...Show More
Campbell Soup Bidding War?

15:39 | Jun 25th, 2018

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Can Intel Find the Next Nadella?

20:57 | Jun 21st, 2018

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Disney Goes Bigger

20:05 | Jun 20th, 2018

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The Tronc Era is Over

15:27 | Jun 19th, 2018

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Google, China, Apple, and Oprah

17:43 | Jun 18th, 2018

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Comcast Goes Big

14:48 | Jun 14th, 2018

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AT&T + Time Warner = Ripple Effects

22:57 | Jun 13th, 2018

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Cannabis Legalization in Canada is Only the Start

19:43 | Jun 12th, 2018

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Will Twitter Fly Higher?

22:42 | Jun 11th, 2018

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“Let the business be the business.”

22:18 | Jun 7th, 2018

J.M. Smucker becomes the latest consumer staples company to make us want to avoid investing in consumer staples companies. Five Below soars 20% on a strong 1st-quarter report, while Ambarella’s 1st-quarter report makes us wonder if the video-processi...Show More
Investing in Trucking & the Coming War on Credit Cards

25:39 | Jun 6th, 2018

Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the trucking industry (including the shortage of drivers) and how it affects different industries. Plus, he shares investing takeaways from his recent trip to Singapore and Hong Kong, the near-ubiq...Show More
Starbucks Venti Shake-up

27:04 | Jun 5th, 2018

Shares of Starbucks slip on news that Chairman Howard Schultz is stepping down. What does the move mean for shareholders? Analysts Matt Argersinger and David Kretzmann tackle that question, weigh in on Twitter’s big news, and talk about some underapp...Show More
“Microsoft LOVES developers.”

18:37 | Jun 4th, 2018

Microsoft buys Github for $7.5 billion in stock. David Kretzmann analyzes the deal as we wonder why Microsoft didn’t pay in cash. We dip into the Fool Mailbag to consider the relative merits of Garmin, both as a business and a stock. Plus, we shares...Show More
“Let’s talk about Italy...”

18:00 | May 30th, 2018

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The 132-Year Streak Is Over

22:24 | May 29th, 2018

Shares of Universal Display pop on news that Apple may be going with OLED screens on all of its 2019 iPhone models. Jason Moser analyzes the perils and promise of being a key supplier for the world’s biggest public company. We also discuss Disney pot...Show More
How To Value Valuation

16:38 | May 24th, 2018

Best Buy’s 1st-quarter same-store sales crushed expectations. So why is the stock dropping? Matt Argersinger analyzes Best Buy’s upcoming fiscal year and shares why consumer electronics might be on shaky ground. Plus, we discuss a potential catalyst ...Show More
Bigger Surprise: Lowe’s or Tiffany?

13:19 | May 23rd, 2018

Lowe’s 1st-quarter sales came in light, but shares still rose 10%. Did the announcement of a new CEO top Lowe’s actual performance? Abi Malin analyzes the results, as well as Target’s 1st-quarter miss and Tiffany’s new all-time high.
The Hyper-Fragmentation of Retail

17:47 | May 22nd, 2018

Have you seen the latest drama at CBS? It’s not on the network, it’s in the board room. Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson analyzes the battle for the future of CBS. Plus, he shares why he’s watching the increasingly fragmented world of retail and why com...Show More
The Growing Case for Marijuana

18:32 | May 21st, 2018

Though currently littered with penny stocks, the landscape for investing in marijuana is improving. Shannon Jones analyzes the recent merger of Aurora Cannabis and MedReleaf, and the impending FDA approval for GW Pharmaceuticals. Plus, we discuss h...Show More
Fortnite’s Effect on Wall Street

23:18 | May 17th, 2018

Walmart’s 1st-quarter results had a great headline, but struggles underneath. David Kretzmann analyzes the retail giant’s business and offers advice on how to spend its own money. We discuss the latest results from video game maker Take-Two Interact...Show More
Retail Surprises and Starbucks’ Tall Order

21:02 | May 16th, 2018

Macy’s surges on surprising earnings. Tencent racks up big profits thanks to its social networking and gaming businesses. And Starbucks announces a venti-sized expansion in China. Motley Fool analysts Matt Argersinger and Ron Gross weigh in on those ...Show More
Investing in Black Magic

18:17 | May 15th, 2018

A colder-than-usual April put a chill on Home Depot’s latest quarter. Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson analyzes why Home Depot’s sales are deferred, not gone forever. We also explore Scotts Miracle Gro as a backdoor way to invest in the marijuana trend ...Show More
“The Howard Stern thesis”

19:56 | May 14th, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court clears the way for states to legalize sports betting. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the ripple effects of the decision and share some hidden winners for investors. Plus we discuss Canadian Tire’s acquisition of Helly...Show More
Betting on Booking

26:21 | May 10th, 2018

Booking Holdings (aka, Priceline) beats expectations in the 1st quarter, but guidance for the 2nd quarter has some investors running. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker shares why patient shareholders will probably be glad they held on. Plus...Show More
Wall Street’s Problem with Disney

21:40 | May 9th, 2018

Disney reports better-than-expected earnings but shares slip. Why are investors not feeling the Disney magic? Analysts Matt Argersinger and Andy Cross tackle that question and talk about the latest from Trip Advisor, Electronic Arts, and Walmart.
Buffett on Buybacks & Moats

16:16 | May 8th, 2018

Matt Koppenheffer returns! We discuss last week’s Berkshire-Hathaway meeting and Warren Buffett’s comments on Apple’s stock buyback plan and why he prefers moats. Plus, Matt analyzes Buffett’s push into Germany’s real estate market and the latest twi...Show More
Starbucks, Shopify & Square

16:17 | May 7th, 2018

Starbucks gets a $7 billion check from Nestle. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the new global coffee marketing deal, as well as the latest results from Shopify and Square.
“About that Tesla conference call...”

26:27 | May 3rd, 2018

Tesla shares fall after 1st-quarter results and Elon Musk’s questionable performance on the conference call with analysts. Spotify’s 1st-ever quarterly report wasn’t as bad as some feared, while Fitbit drops on less-than-inspiring guidance. David K...Show More
Apple, Crypto, Snap, and Facebook

21:30 | May 2nd, 2018

Apple reports strong growth in its services business, buys back $100 billion in stock, and raises its dividend. Snap tumbles on concern over slowing growth. And Facebook gets into the online dating business. Analysts Andy Cross and Aaron Bush discuss...Show More
Under Armour’s Key Metric?

23:13 | May 1st, 2018

Under Armour’s 1st-quarter revenue comes in higher than expected, but shares still fall. Jason Moser analyzes the quarter and shares why the company’s management (besides CEO Kevin Plank) is so important this year. Plus, we discuss Teladoc’s upcomi...Show More
Is This Merger Happening or Not?

24:52 | Apr 30th, 2018

T-Mobile wants to buy Sprint for $26 billion in stock, but will it actually go through? Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes Wall Street’s reaction to the deal’s prospects. Plus, we discuss McDonald’s latest quarter and Walt Disney’s ...Show More
“Blue Horseshoe loves Chipotle.”

28:07 | Apr 26th, 2018

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Twitter Surprises, Comcast Looks Skyward

14:22 | Apr 25th, 2018

Twitter surprises Wall Street with a 1st-quarter profit. Comcast’s 1st-quarter earnings take a back seat to its $31 billion bid for Sky. Abi Malin analyzes those stories and shares her thoughts on Costco’s latest dividend hike.
Alphabet Keeps Printing Money

17:36 | Apr 24th, 2018

Alphabet racks up more than $9 billion in quarterly profits, so why is the stock down? 3M falls on lowered guidance, but is the stock now a value play? And what in the world is going on with Wells Fargo? Bill Mann answers those questions and shares ...Show More
Toys, Pets & Oil

16:27 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Hasbro’s 1st-quarter report was no fun. McDermott International shares pop after rejecting a takeover bid. And Henry Schein spins off its pet health business. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze those stories, preview Caterpillar’s report on Tu...Show More
Jim Miller

35:21 | Apr 20th, 2018

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Big Banks vs Tiny Banks

16:34 | Apr 19th, 2018

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Planes, Trains and Surgical Robots

23:05 | Apr 18th, 2018

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Video Stocks in the Spotlight

16:58 | Apr 17th, 2018

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3 Questions for Earnings Season

22:24 | Apr 16th, 2018

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Walmart’s $10 Billion Bet

15:45 | Apr 12th, 2018

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Zuckerberg’s Testimony and the Future of Facebook

21:53 | Apr 11th, 2018

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McDonald’s Nordic Expansion & Verifone’s Payday

27:45 | Apr 10th, 2018

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5 Books for Investors

20:20 | Apr 9th, 2018

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Trade War or Trade Kerfuffle?

25:42 | Apr 4th, 2018

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GM’s Bold Move

17:47 | Apr 3rd, 2018

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3 CEOs Making Headlines

21:01 | Apr 2nd, 2018

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“What is your quest?”

19:04 | Mar 28th, 2018

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Is It Over For Dividend Stocks?

14:57 | Mar 27th, 2018

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Spring Cleaning Your Portfolio

15:11 | Mar 26th, 2018

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Facebook’s Apology and Fashionable Earnings

17:17 | Mar 22nd, 2018

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Zuckerberg’s Ticking Clock, Tesla’s Vote

18:54 | Mar 21st, 2018

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Oracle’s Struggle is Real

25:18 | Mar 20th, 2018

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Facebook’s Data Debacle

23:35 | Mar 19th, 2018

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SXSW – Esports vs “Offline” Sports

17:59 | Mar 15th, 2018

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SXSW – The DC Business Scene

15:51 | Mar 14th, 2018

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SXSW – “Make Google do it.”

15:20 | Mar 13th, 2018

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SXSW – The End of the Smartphone

17:56 | Mar 12th, 2018

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Prescription for Success?

21:57 | Mar 8th, 2018

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The Next Netflix Is Almost here

17:35 | Mar 7th, 2018

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The Nordstrom Conundrum

28:30 | Mar 6th, 2018

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Meal Kits Just Got Interesting

21:43 | Mar 5th, 2018

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Retail Rebounds and Ad Struggles

30:12 | Mar 1st, 2018

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Will America’s Sports Betting Work Like Australia’s?

17:40 | Feb 28th, 2018

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The Generational Shift In Restaurants

21:13 | Feb 27th, 2018

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3 Stocks Buffett Should Buy NOW

26:32 | Feb 26th, 2018

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Is the Honeymoon Over for Roku?

25:42 | Feb 22nd, 2018

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