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CG: Will a Labor Dispute Derail Endeavor’s Upcoming IPO?

37:38 | Jul 9th

Endeavor, the world’s largest and longest running talent agency and owner of the UFC, recently filed its S-1 to go public. At the same time, an ongoing feud between the Writers Guild of America and major talent agencies, including Endeavor, has reach...Show More
Financials: Job Growth and Bank Earnings: What Investors Need to Know

23:50 | Jul 8th

The June jobs report shows that our economy is creating far more jobs than expected, and this could make the Federal Reserve hesitant to cut rates as expected. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and contributor M...Show More
Bonus: IF Host Roundtable (Part 3)

19:11 | Jul 3rd

Description: With the 4th of July holiday this week, we’re bringing all the Industry Focus Hosts together to break down the biggest stories of the year so far. In Part 3, we share our wish lists of companies we wish were public but aren’t, give our t...Show More
Bonus: IF Host Roundtable (Part 2)

42:02 | Jul 2nd

With the 4th of July holiday this week, we’re bringing all the Industry Focus Hosts together to break down the biggest stories of the year so far. In Part 2, we break down some of the biggest trends and news items in investing this year to decide whe...Show More
Bonus: IF Host Roundtable (Part 1)

18:48 | Jul 1st

With the 4th of July holiday this week, we’re bringing all the Industry Focus Hosts together to break down the biggest stories of the year so far. In Part 1, we discuss the state of the stock market today, take a look at some indicators that could su...Show More
Tech: All Things Apple

22:32 | Jun 28th

It's been a big news week for Apple -- the company scooped up a self-driving start up, released new figures on Apple Music, and its design head is heading out. We break it all down on today's show. Stocks: AAPL, SPOT Check out more of our content her...Show More
Energy: United Technologies and Raytheon Look to Build an Aerospace Titan

17:35 | Jun 27th

Earlier this month, Raytheon and United Technologies announced a “merger of equals,” promising to create the world’s second largest aerospace company by total revenues. At the same time, United Technologies has also been preparing for the spinoff of ...Show More
Healthcare: Does the AbbVie and Allergan Merger Make Sense? And Jason Moser’s Top Healthcare Picks

34:21 | Jun 26th

Shannon Jones and Jason Moser breakdown the proposed megamerger between AbbVie and Allergan. Also, Jason Moser shares his thinking and the stocks behind his “Healthcare and Wealthcare” basket. Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal...Show More
CG: The Future of Reality Is Augmented

30:30 | Jun 25th

On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and contributor Dan Kline dig into the burgeoning world of augmented reality and talk about the many different ways investors will be able to win from this growing and...Show More
Financials: The June Fed Meeting and PayPal's Unexpected Departure

20:48 | Jun 24th

In this week's episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Dylan Lewis and contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss two recent news stories. As expected, the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady, but opened the door for a rate cut in July...Show More
Tech: Big Tech in Trouble?

24:16 | Jun 21st

A proposed law could be big trouble for the business models of tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Twitter. We explain the laws that currently allow these companies to host user content without being liable for its content and how it could change ...Show More
Energy: FedEx Breaks Up with Amazon

20:47 | Jun 20th

Earlier this month, FedEx announced that it would no longer provide domestic express service to Amazon. What does this breakup mean for Amazon, e-commerce, and the future of logistics? Motley Fool Contributor Dan Kline joins the show to answer this q...Show More
Healthcare: 3 Little-Known Medical Device Makers

27:52 | Jun 19th

Most investors will never come in contact with the products that are made by medical device companies. That fact can make it hard for them to research these types of businesses. However, when a medical device company creates a game-changing product i...Show More
CG: What’s Going On With America’s Malls?

26:23 | Jun 18th

America’s malls are changing. Some well-known retail brands have gone away replaced by digital retailers. That has forced mall operators to be creative in finding alternative ways to fill space. That’s a work in progress at many malls but it’s someth...Show More
Financials: Between Two Fools with Guest Brendan Mathews of Motley Fool Ventures

29:20 | Jun 17th

On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with Brendan Mathews, VP of Motley Fool Ventures to talk about working in venture capital, the types of companies they're looking at, the differences between public and p...Show More
Tech: Slack Me

22:28 | Jun 14th

Another tech unicorn is going public -- Slack! We break down how the SaaS communication company works, its financials and its $17B valuation. We also explain the company's curious name, and why it has an eerie resemblance to Fool favorite Shopify. St...Show More
Energy: Fiat Chrysler Try to Merge + Why Are We Seeing So Many Auto Partnerships?

42:03 | Jun 13th

It’s been a wild couple weeks for Fiat Chrysler and Renault. After Fiat made a merger offer in late May, Renault shareholders Nissan and the French government balked at the deal, leading Fiat to withdraw its offer. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst Joh...Show More
Healthcare: Investor Brad Loncar Breaks Down ASCO 2019's Winners and Loser

37:03 | Jun 12th

Earlier this month, industry watchers gathered at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference to discuss the latest research in the battle against cancer. In today's show, biotech investing expert Brad Loncar shares his key tak...Show More
CG: The Science of Scams

19:01 | Jun 11th

We’re re-airing one of our favorite episodes from last year -- we breakdown how scams works, the signs of a scam, and how you can protect yourself with's resident detective, Matthew Cochrane. Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcas...Show More
Financials: Mortgage REITs, Docusign Earnings, and Some Important Terms to Know

25:02 | Jun 10th

Mortgage REITs can be attractive to income investors, with many sporting double-digit yields, but it’s important to know what you’re getting into before adding one to your portfolio. In this Industry Focus: Financialsepisode, contributor Mat...Show More
Tech: Inside Fiverr

18:08 | Jun 7th

2019 is the year of IPOs! We're digging through another prospectus from a soon-to-be-public tech company: Fiverr. The gig economy site is getting ready to go public, but should investors be excited? Stocks: UPWK Check out more of our content here: T...Show More
Energy: Time for an Offshore Turnaround

38:35 | Jun 6th

Since the oil price collapse of 2014, offshore drillers have languished, with several operators going bankrupt. However, stabilizing oil prices and declining breakeven levels for offshore oil has the industry poised for a turnaround. Motley Fool Cont...Show More
Healthcare: The Hottest IPO You’ve Never Heard Of

18:05 | Jun 5th

Pinterest, Beyond Meat, and Uber might be grabbing all of the financial headlines, but a little-known medical device company called Shockwave Medical (NASDAQ:SWAV) recently went public and has been a massive winner for early investors. In this episod...Show More
CG: Investing in Videogames and Toys

47:06 | Jun 4th

Over the last several years, nerdculture and pop culture have become one and the same, with Avengers movies and Game of Thrones dominating the conversation. As this interest has grown, businesses have moved to satisfy audience demand for products ass...Show More
Financials: The Trade War’s Impact on Banks, and the Best Way to Read SEC Filings

32:51 | Jun 3rd

In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials, Jason Moser sits down with analyst Auri Hughes in the latest installment of our Between Two Fools interview series. Then, contributor Matt Frankel, CFP talks with Moser about why bank sto...Show More
Tech: Uber's First Earnings Release

17:38 | May 31st

We've got our hands on Uber's first set of earnings results as a publicly traded company -- we talk about why losses widened and the comments from management that surprised us. Also, we hit a looming anti-trust issue for Apple. Stocks: AAPL, UBER, LY...Show More
Energy: 5 Hot Tips for Buying a New Home

34:49 | May 30th

A home is the largest purchase the average person makes in his or her lifetime. However, real estate transactions can be intimidating, and because most people only go through the process once or twice, it’s hard to develop the experience needed to “k...Show More
Healthcare: Is Zolgensma's $2.1 Million Price Tag Ridiculous?

23:14 | May 29th

Here's why paying $2 million for Novartis' revolutionary gene therapy for SMA may not be as crazy as it sounds.  Also, why shares slumped after BioMarin reported its gene therapy may virtually eliminate bleeding in hemophilia A patients. Check out mo...Show More
CG: Between Two Fools and the Battle Brewing in Home Improvement

30:04 | May 28th

On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and contributor Asit Sharma take a look at the most recent quarters for The Home Depot and Lowe's and kick the tires on Canadian Tire. Plus Jason sits down with Motley...Show More
Tech: Clarity on Qualcomm

19:45 | May 24th

Back in January, the FTC put out its antitrust case against Qualcomm and now we have Federal Judge Lucy Koh's decision. We explore the decision, what it means for Qualcomm and how it might radically change the business. Stocks: QCOM, AAPL
Energy: Why We Love Redfin

40:20 | May 23rd

The real estate brokerage industry hasn’t changed much in decades, with high commissions and an opaque buying process. However, Redfin is changing the industry for the better, aiming to fulfill its mission to “Redefine real estate in the consumer’s f...Show More
Healthcare: Top Stocks To Watch at ASCO 2019

29:02 | May 22nd

We highlight two biotech stocks making oral presentations that could move their share price next month. Plus, Emily Flippen discusses an SEC proposal that could change reporting requirements for early stage biotechs. Stocks: RGNX BPMC Check out more ...Show More
CG: Luckin Takes on Starbucks; Target Sells Out

22:03 | May 21st

Chinese coffee company Luckin has aggressive plans to add thousands of stores and it's willing to lose a lot of money to do that. That puts it in competition with Starbucks though there might be enough customers for both. In addition Target sold out ...Show More
Financials: Green Dot’s Disappointing Earnings and an Interview With Prudential’s CFO

35:08 | May 20th

In the latest installment of our Between Two Fools interview series, host Jason Moser sits down with Prudential (NYSE: PRU) CFO Ken Tanji to talk about financial wellness and what the company is doing to try to improve the financial wellness of Ameri...Show More
Tech: Checking in on IPOs

19:55 | May 17th

We've got our hands on the first report for recently public Pinterest! We dive in and try and figure out why the stock sold off 10% after earnings, and check in on 2018 IPOs Upwork and Docusign to see how they're faring after their first year on the ...Show More
Energy: A.O. Smith, Hot Stock or in Hot Water?

31:46 | May 16th

If you took a hot shower this morning, there’s a good chance you got your hot water thanks to a product from A.O. Smith, America’s largest manufacturer of hot water heaters. Operating in an oligopoly market with growing demand as more of the world en...Show More
Healthcare: Who Had the Better Quarter, Gilead Sciences or Amgen?

24:32 | May 15th

It's a battle of the big bio's on this episode of Industry Focus Healthcare. Is Gilead Sciences finally overcoming its hep C headwind? Is Amgen beating back biosimilars? We dig into the details as we discuss which of these biopharma behemoths deliver...Show More
CG: What to Make of MLMs

26:43 | May 14th

You've undoubtedly been exposed to the multi-level marketing industry -- Facebook posts from people you went to high school with, phone calls asking you to come to Tupperware parties. Millions of Americans participate in the space, whether they call ...Show More
Financials: A Trio of Big Financial Earnings

31:05 | May 13th

In this installment of Industry Focus: Financials, we sit down for a chat with Fool analyst T.J. Piggott. Then, host Jason Moser and contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss the latest earnings from Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B...Show More
Tech: 3 Ad Plays Not Named Facebook or Google

27:49 | May 10th

In the digital ad world, the Google and Facebook swallow up most of the market share... and headlines. But there are a lot of smaller players in digital advertising that could be great ways to play the mega-trend. We run through their recent results ...Show More
Energy: Occidental, Anadarko, and Berkshire Makes 3

23:48 | May 9th

With Chevron bowing out of the bidding for Anadarko Petroleum, it appears Occidental has won its bid for the Permian E&P giant, with help from Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway. Motley Fool Contributor Matt Dillalo and Industry Focus Host Nick Sc...Show More
Healthcare: Medical Device Winners & Losers

22:56 | May 8th

Earnings season continues to heat up and several medical device makers have reported their first-quarter results. In this episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones and Brian Feroldi discuss why Abiomed (NASDAQ:ABMD) and Intersect ENT ...Show More
CG: Sick Pigs in China -- Why You Should Care

26:48 | May 7th

Over the last nine months, African swine fever has ravaged the pig population in China, causing tens of thousands of animals to be culled from herds. Side effects from this disease will be lasting and wide reaching, affecting everything from global m...Show More
Financials: Between Two Fools and Where Taxes and Investing Part Ways

31:09 | May 6th

On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser and Industry Focus: Tech host Dylan Lewis tackle a real-life financial situation as Dylan tries to figure out what to do with a substantial stock gift he recently received. Plus Ja...Show More
Bonus: Breaking Down Ford and GM Earnings

15:30 | May 4th

Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear and Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple discuss the recent earnings reports from Ford and GM, including Ford’s recent $500 million dollar investment in EV developer Rivian. Stocks Mentioned: GM, F Check out m...Show More
Tech: The Scoop on Uber

31:09 | May 3rd

Shares of the leading ride-sharing company will hit the market soon, so how does giant Uber compare to already-public Lyft? We break that down, and talk results from Apple's most recent quarter. Stocks: AAPL, UBER Check out more of our content here: ...Show More
Energy: Tesla Earnings, Autonomy, and a Capital Raise

43:14 | May 2nd

Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear returns to the show to discuss the latest Tesla news, from its recent earnings report, Investor Autonomy Day, its recent filing to raise capital, and more. Stocks Mentioned: TSLA Check out more of our con...Show More
Healthcare: Who Had The Better Quarter, Tandem Diabetes or Teladoc?

24:46 | May 1st

In this earnings brawl episode of Industry Focus Healthcare, diabetes disruptor Tandem Diabetes faces off against telehealth titan Teladoc. Place your bets, because the winner may surprise you. Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast porta...Show More
CG: The Future of Cars and the Mercadolibre of Africa

23:00 | Apr 30th

Uxin battles a recent short report and Jumia is investing big in Africa. On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Joey Solitro discuss the state of affairs with the leading used car...Show More
Financials: Financial Literacy Month Comes to a Close

33:15 | Apr 29th

In addition to earnings season, we’re also in the final days of financial literacy month. April is financial literacy month, so in this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, contributor Matt Frankel, CFP sat down with Elizabeth Overbay, Chi...Show More
Tech: Let's Get Millennial

20:54 | Apr 26th

A lot of ink has been spilled about the things millennials are killing -- napkins, bar soap -- but as the generation of people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s age into becoming the biggest generation in the workforce, investors want ...Show More
Energy: Chart-ing a Course in LNG & the US Reaffirms Iran Sactions

34:03 | Apr 25th

After issuing 6 month exemptions, the U.S. pledges to fully enforce sanctions against Iranian oil exports. What does this mean for investors? In addition, huge spreads between the price of natural gas around the world has investment in liquefied natu...Show More
Healthcare: Is This Highly-Anticipated Gene Therapy In Trouble?

22:27 | Apr 24th

An infant participating in Novartis' Zolgensma trial has died, raising questions ahead of an expected FDA decision next month for this one-and-done treatment for spinal muscular atrophy. Here's what you should know. Also, why investors should ignore ...Show More
CG: Is the T-Mobile/Sprint Deal in Trouble? And Making Sense of Streaming Services

18:06 | Apr 23rd

T-Mobile and Sprint have faced opposition from federal regulators over their planned $26.5 billion merger. Speculation that the deal may not be approved has led Sprint to send a statement to the Department of Justice saying that if the deal gets deni...Show More
Financials: American Express Has Changed and Bank Earnings Continue

29:48 | Apr 22nd

On this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, contributor Matt Frankel, CFP sits down with Gunther Bright, Executive Vice President, Merchant Services U.S. for American Express to discuss how Amex has evolved in recent years. After, Frankel...Show More
Energy: Chevron Writes Anadarko a Check, Kinder Morgan Reports Earnings, and Oil Company Earnings Previews

18:33 | Apr 18th

Last Friday, Chevron announced a $33 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum, one of the biggest energy mergers in years. Motley Fool Contributor Matt Dilallo and Industry Focus host Nick Sciple break down the deal, take a look at Kinder Morgan’s m...Show More
Healthcare: How Marijuana Legalization Impacted OrganiGram and Aphria's Latest Results

29:02 | Apr 17th

Marijuana stocks OrganiGram and Aphria reported quarterly earnings this week - here's what you should know. Also, Abbott locks horns with DexCom in diabetes and what's next for Bristol-Myers' now that its Celgene acquisition is official. Check out mo...Show More
CG: A Tale of Two Rodents

24:07 | Apr 16th

We're tapping deep into childhood nostalgia on this show -- kids birthday party staple Chuck E. Cheese is planning to go public in 2019 and the details on Disney+ are finally available. One of these developments should have investors happy, the other...Show More
Financials: Bank Earnings and Getting to Know Zelle

26:08 | Apr 15th

In this episode, we look at the bank earnings (so far) and learn about person-to-person payment platform Zelle. In the latest edition of our Between Two Fools interview series, contributor Matt Frankel, CFP sits down with Lou Anne Alexander,...Show More
Tech: A Profitable Unicorn?

25:56 | Apr 12th

Soon-to-be-public Zoom is a Unicorn among Unicorns -- the company grew its top line over 100% last year and it managed to post a profit. We run through the company prospectus and see whether it is worth investing in ahead up its public debut: Stocks:...Show More
Energy: DowDuPont Is Breaking Up -- What It Means For Investors.

24:31 | Apr 11th

4 years ago, Dow and DuPont merged, creating one of the world’s largest industrial conglomerates. From the start, the plan was to break this newly formed company into 3 separate businesses, each more streamlined and nimble than the combined entity. I...Show More
Healthcare: 3 Genomics Stocks Revolutionizing Healthcare And Why Alnylam's New Deal Didn't Excite Investors

31:36 | Apr 10th

Here's why a $1 billion deal with Regeneron failed to spark a rally in Alnylam shares. Also, will genetic discovery be our generation's biggest trend? If so, Illumina, bluebird bio, and Invitae could be top stocks to watch. Check out more of our cont...Show More
CG: Is WWE A Predetermined Winner?

42:30 | Apr 9th

WWE stock is up over 5X in the last three years, making it one of the better performing stocks on the market. With sports licensing fees surging, the company recently negotiated a new deal that should position the company to thrive over the next seve...Show More
Financials: An Insider’s Look at Financial Crimes and Why America Isn’t Living Up to Its Potential

33:53 | Apr 8th

Here’s the latest from around the financial sector, and an interview with a contributor with a unique perspective on financial crimes. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser sits down with contributor Matt C...Show More
Tech: All About EBITDA

22:34 | Apr 5th

We tackle a listener question on today's show -- why should I care about EBITDA? Listen in to get a breakdown of the metric, how it can be used for good, and how it can be abused by businesses trying to mask bad results. Check out more of our content...Show More
Energy: Southwest’s 737 Max Problem

29:00 | Apr 4th

A second crash of Boeing’s 737 Max has shaken the airline industry over the past month. As the world’s largest operator of 737 aircraft, Southwest Airlines has been particularly affected. Motley Fool contributor Adam Levine-Weinberg and Industry Focu...Show More
Healthcare: Where Technology and Healthcare Meet

26:11 | Apr 3rd

Technology has invaded every sector of the market, including healthcare. In this weeks episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones and contributor Brian Feroldi discuss 5 hybrid healthcare/tech stocks that should be on your rad...Show More
CG: Where Food and Technology Meet

37:09 | Apr 2nd

McDonald's invests in its customer experience and Whole Foods is lowering prices (again). On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and contributor Asit Sharma discuss how the fast-food giant is leaning on tec...Show More
Financials: A Socially-Responsible Bank and Wells Fargo’s CEO Search

32:21 | Apr 1st

In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser sits down with Amalgamated Bank (NASDAQ: AMAL) CEO Keith Mestrich to talk about the opportunities and challenges of operating a smaller and socially-responsible bank in the modern financ...Show More
Tech: Interested in Pinterest?

27:21 | Mar 29th

Another unicorn is going public! We take a look at Pinterest's prospectus and explain how the social media company has turned DIY pics into a $12B business. Stocks: PINS, FB, GOOG, GOOGL Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTu...Show More
Energy: A Year in Steel Tariffs

34:33 | Mar 28th

On March 8, 2018, the United States enacted 25% tariffs on imported steel. A year later, have those tariffs accomplished what they set out to do? Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall and Industry Focus host Nick Sciple answer that question and share th...Show More
Healthcare: Is Biogen A Beat-Up Bargain? And Is Bristol-Myers' Mega-Merger On the Rocks?

26:31 | Mar 27th

Biogen's shares fell 30% because it's bailing on a once-promising Alzheimer's disease drug, but it might not be a bargain worth buying yet. Also, why a shareholder revolt could cause Bristol-Myers and Celgene's merger to fall apart. Check out more of...Show More
Consumer Goods: Amazon Kicks out the CRaP, CVS Gets Into CBD

19:35 | Mar 26th

Amazon has increased its focus on profitability and that means getting rid of items where it “can’t realized a profit” or CRaP as the company unofficially calls them. Host Shannon Jones and Fool Contributor Daniel Kline also discuss whether CVS selli...Show More
Financials: The Fed, an Interview With Sallie Krawcheck, and Stocks We’re Watching

36:58 | Mar 25th

In the latest edition of our Between Two Fools interview series, host Jason Moser sits down with Ellevest CEO and co-founder Sallie Krawckeck. Then, contributor Matt Frankel, CFP tells investors what they need to know about the latest Federa...Show More
Tech: ETFs

18:00 | Mar 22nd

Today we talk about a topic we've never covered before -- ETFs! Exchange-traded Funds are a great way for investors to get instant exposure to a basket of companies, and there are plenty of tech funds that have put up big returns over the past few ye...Show More
Energy: Is Graco a Great Co.?

30:58 | Mar 21st

Sometimes great companies are found in under-the-radar places. Graco is one of those companies. You probably haven’t heard of it (I thought it made baby strollers before doing my research), but this maker of industrial fluid and coating machinery has...Show More
Healthcare: How To Build A Better Biotech Portfolio

25:11 | Mar 20th

Fool's have questions, we've got answers! In today's show we offer tips on what to look for before buying clinical-stage and commercial-stage biotech stocks, including 5 checklist items you ought to know. Check out more of our content here: TMF's po...Show More
CG: Investing in March Madness!

41:03 | Mar 19th

It’s March Madness time as the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are set to begin. On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and contributor Asit Sharma look at how their favorite teams made it to ...Show More
Financials: Bank Raises, Conglomerates, and LivePerson’s CEO Drops By

41:41 | Mar 18th

In the latest installment of our Between Two Fools interview series, Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with LivePerson (NYSE: LPSN) CEO Rob LoCascio. Plus, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) CEO Tim Sloan just got a $1 million raise – did he...Show More
Tech: Salesforce turns 20!

28:23 | Mar 15th

The original SaaS business hit a big milestone recently, we recap how the company turned CRM into a business worth over $100 billion. Then we turn our attention to a SaaS stock that's still in its early innings, Shopify. To wrap things up, we get som...Show More
Energy: Boeing Gets Grounded, Tax Lessons and the Joy of Yeildcos

47:07 | Mar 14th

Following a second fatal crash of its 737 Max aircraft, Boeing has grounded the planes worldwide. Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall and IF Host Nick Sciple break down what we know so far and how investors should be reacting and dive into the listene...Show More
Healthcare: An Interview With Brad Loncar, CEO of Loncar Investments, on China’s Biotech Revolution

31:57 | Mar 13th

In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, Shannon Jones and special guest Simon Erickson, sit down with Brad Loncar, CEO of Loncar Investments, to discuss China’s biotech revolution. Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast port...Show More
CG: Papa John, JAB, and the Future of Retail

31:40 | Mar 12th

On this week’s Industry Focus Consumer Goods, Motley Fool Contributor Dan Kline and host Nick Sciple break down some of the latest news in the CG space. “Papa” John Schnatter has reached an agreement with his namesake company to retract his lawsuit w...Show More
Financials: Getting to Know Boston Omaha and Three Key Trends in Retail and Payments

28:02 | Mar 11th

In this week’s Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser sits down with The Motley Fool’s own senior analyst Buck Hartzell to talk about Boston Omaha Corporation (NASDAQ: BOMN), an up-and-coming financial stock that’s been getting lots of attentio...Show More
Tech: Lyft Deep Dive

24:19 | Mar 8th

We finally have financials from ride-hailing company Lyft! On today's show we run through how the company makes money, the core business metrics investors need to know about, and the big risks facing the business. Check out more of our content here: ...Show More
Energy: Tesla: We’ve Got a Lot to Talk About

1:21:14 | Mar 7th

[WARNING: This Episode is Long] In recent weeks, Tesla has released a flood of news onto the public markets, from confusion surrounding deliveries in Europe and Asia, departures of multiple C-level executives, contempt charges against Elon Musk by th...Show More
Healthcare: Gene Therapy Deals -- What Company Could Be Next?

26:01 | Mar 6th

Here's why Roche's acquisition of gene therapy pioneer Spark Therapeutics and Biogen's acquisition of gene therapy upstart Nightstar Therapeutics could put Regenxbio in play. RHHBY, ONCE, BIIB, NITE, RGNX Check out more of our content here: TMF's po...Show More
CG: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

32:42 | Mar 5th

Gap is breaking up with…itself? And why is Levi Strauss giving it another go as a publicly traded company? On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and contributor Asit Sharma give listeners the must-know det...Show More
Financials: A Trio of Fintech Earnings and Competition in Payment Processing

23:09 | Mar 4th

Here's the latest from around the financial sector that investors need to know. In this week's installment of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss earnings from Green Dot (NASDAQ: GDOT), Merc...Show More
Tech: International Stocks Steal the Show

31:44 | Mar 1st

iQiyi and MercadoLibre put up some monster earnings results to end 2018 -- we break down the numbers, and why both businesses still have plenty of growth ahead of them. Stocks: IQ, MELI Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTu...Show More
Energy: X(PO) Gonna Give It To Ya

26:29 | Feb 28th

XPO Logistics is one of the largest freight and logistics providers in the world. Following steady growth over the last 5 years, shares are down more than 50% from their October highs. Bill Barker, a portfolio manager a MFAM Funds, joins Industry Foc...Show More
Healthcare: An Interview With Alexandria Real Estate Equities Executive Chairman Joel Marcus

27:44 | Feb 27th

Marcus explains why  America's most innovative life sciences companies call Alexandria's buildings home, how the biotechnology business is evolving, and what could be in store for his company next.  Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast ...Show More
Consumer Goods: Changes Course and CVS Doubles Down On Health

23:42 | Feb 26th (NASDAQ: STMP) shocked the investing world when it said that it would be dropping its relationship with the United States Postal Service. That’s part of a major shift in the company’s business model and Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host ...Show More
Financials: Apple’s Upcoming Credit Card and a Major Fintech Acquisition

31:13 | Feb 25th

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) are teaming up to offer a new credit card product, so Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser and contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss what we know so far. Plus, one of Moser’s favorite ...Show More
Tech: Stealth Tech Stocks

16:08 | Feb 22nd

What's in a tech stock? Today we explain why three companies that are firmly in other industries -- Domino's, Axon, and Proto Labs -- are really tech companies because of the way they operate. Stocks: DPZ, AAXN, PRLB Check out more of our content her...Show More
Energy: Welcome to the Brookfield Family (Part 2)

32:37 | Feb 21st

Part Two of our discussion of the Brookfield Asset Management family of companies. On this week’s episode, we take a look at Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and Brookfield Renewable Partners to see what opportunities they provide for investors. St...Show More
Healthcare: 3 Medical Device Monopolies

22:26 | Feb 20th

Some medical device companies hold such a strong competitive position in their industry that it isn't a stretch to call them a monopoly. In this week's episode, Motley Fool Contributor Brian Feroldi and Industry Focus host Shannon Jones discuss why I...Show More
CG: What’s Crackin’ @ Cracker Barrel?

37:47 | Feb 19th

Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores. Is it a restaurant, or is it a store? The Motley Fool’s Asit Sharma and Nick Sciple answer these questions and more in an in-depth discussion on the company and its investment opportunities. Stocks Mentioned: CBRL, ...Show More
Tech: SurveyMonkey Slides, Amazon Gets Mesh

18:20 | Feb 15th

Tech: SurveyMonkey Slides, Amazon Gets Mesh Earnings from SaaS surveying company SurveyMonkey showed strong signs that the company's enterprise efforts are taking off.... but the stock sold off 15%. What gives? We talk about the report and explain wh...Show More
Energy: Welcome to the Brookfield Family (Part 1)

34:50 | Feb 14th

Brookfield Asset Management is one of the largest asset managers in the world, with over $300 billion in assets under management. In this week’s episode, Motley Fool Contributor Matt Dillalo and Industry Focus host Nick Sciple give an overview of Bro...Show More
Healthcare: Frustrating Flops, Plus Welcome to the Wrinkle Wars

25:02 | Feb 13th

What Gilead Sciences and Sangamo Therapeutics disappointing data means to investors and why Allergan may face a formidable foe in up-and-comer Evolus. Stocks: GILD, SGMO, AGN, EOLS
CG: What Toys R Us Taught Us

25:02 | Feb 12th

CG: What Toys R Us Taught Us Reports came out earlier this week that legacy retailer Toys R Us might be trying to stage a second act. We break down what went wrong for the retailer in the past, what to watch for in retail stocks, and one company that...Show More
Financials: The Biggest Bank M&A Deal Since The Financial Crisis

34:51 | Feb 11th

In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials, we start with part two of host Jason Moser’s interview with Ameris Bancorp (NYSE: ABCB) CEO Dennis Zember. Then, Moser and contributor Matt Frankel, CFP dive into the merger of BB&T (NYSE...Show More
Tech: Discover Weekly - Spotify & Twitter

23:06 | Feb 8th

More big name tech earnings came out this week! On this episode we break down the new metrics Twitter is giving investors (and what they're taking away) and how Spotify managed to eek out its first ever operating profit.
Energy: Lawyers, Guns, and Cryptocurrency?

42:50 | Feb 7th

Although price volatility has dominated cryptocurrency headlines over the past year, the business and regulatory environment for cryptocurrency and related assets has continued to evolve. To better understand this changing cryptocurrency landscape, I...Show More
Healthcare: 4 Disruptive Healthcare Stocks You've Never Heard Of

24:25 | Feb 6th

Why game-changing medicines, a revolutionary new treatment for sleep apnea, and the chance to be the Amazon of genetics make these under-the-radar stocks intriguing up-and-comers. Stocks: NVTA, INSP, ALLO, MYOV
Consumer Goods: Beyond Meat is Ready for the Spotlight & SiriusXM is Serious About its Growth Plans

42:50 | Feb 5th

Beyond Meat is going public and while the company is pursuing a massive market opportunity it’s worth taking a look under the hood. And SiriusXM is joining forces with Pandora but is this deal going to be more Bababooey or Hit ‘Em With The Hein? On t...Show More
Financials: An Interview With Ameris Bancorp’s CEO and the War on Cash Rages On

32:57 | Feb 4th

In the latest installment of our Between Two Fools interview series, Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ: ABCB) CEO Dennis Zember for the first of an in-depth two-part conversation. Then, Moser and Fool.c...Show More
Tech: Facebook Can't Be Stopped

32:22 | Feb 1st

It doesn't seem to matter what bad news comes Facebook's way, the company just keeps chugging along. Its recent results show that users and revenue keep growing -- we break down earnings and talk about where future growth might come from. Oh, and App...Show More
Energy: Defense Contractors, Government Shutdowns, and the Pentagon's Shopping List

42:12 | Jan 31st

Motley Fool Contributor Lou Whiteman and IF host Nick Sciple round up all the latest news surrounding the defense industry. With the government shutdown on pause until February 15, defense contractors have had to adjust, and their most recent guidanc...Show More
Healthcare: 6 Biotech Stocks With Big News Coming

29:37 | Jan 30th

Biotech's biggest stories this year include trial data and FDA decisions for therapies targeting indications with a massive need for new treatment options, including blood disorders, genetic diseases, and Alzheimer's Disease. Here are six stocks that...Show More
Consumer Goods: Is Starbucks Ending its Days as a Growth Company?

29:23 | Jan 29th

Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) had a very strong quarter largely because it improved its execution and used its digital tools to drive sales. That’s CEO Kevin Johnson’s doing but the coffee chain boss also has scaled back plans to launch 1,000 Reserve Stor...Show More
Financials: A Big Win for Synchrony and Square’s Ecosystem Gets a Little Stronger

29:00 | Jan 28th

Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) just got a big win, with two lingering issues resolved in the bank’s favor. And, Square (NYSE: SQ) recently rolled out yet another new product designed to strengthen its ecosystem even more. On this week’s episode of I...Show More
Tech: The Qualcomm Quagmire

19:53 | Jan 25th

The modem company has been using a "no license, no chips" policy for the longest time to dominate the smartphone supplier market. But with the company battling the FTC, that power dynamic could swiftly change. If Qualcomm is forced to change its busi...Show More
Energy: The Future of Batteries

54:32 | Jan 24th

New and exciting trends like renewable energy, electric vehicles, and micromobility all depend on one thing: batteries. As these applications begin to scale, batteries are set to become an ever more important industry. Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers ...Show More
Healthcare: 3 Low-Risk Ways To Invest In Biotech

30:20 | Jan 23rd

Investing in the biotech sector is not for the faint of heart. But these 3 investing strategies could help investors generate outsized returns with lower volatility. Stocks: IBB, XBI, IQV, PRAH, SYNH, ICLR, WST, VEEV, RGEN Check out more of our conte...Show More
CG: Will the Disney Magic Return in 2019?

39:33 | Jan 22nd

Shares of Disney haven't done much for investors over the past few years. But could that be about to change? The House of Mouse has a bunch of potential blockbusters coming out in 2019 and its Disney+ streaming service should be available soon -- are...Show More
Financials: Junior Achievement is Shaping Financially Savvy Students for Generations to Come

28:56 | Jan 21st

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day which means the markets are off today. It also means that Industry Focus listeners get a very special installment of Between Two Fools for today’s show as host Jason Moser sits down with Junior Achievement of Greater W...Show More
Tech: Netflix Earnings & Snap Departures

26:29 | Jan 18th

Netflix's latest earnings release had some awesome subscriber numbers, but investors seemed preoccupied with the company's slight miss on revenue. On today's show we talk about why that's a mistake, and try to sift through all the news about beat up ...Show More
Energy: What's Up With Autos?

42:14 | Jan 17th

With the North American International Auto Show in full swing, we've seen a flood of news around US automakers. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear to break down all the latest news surrounding Ford, GM, and the global auto market. Stocks M...Show More
Healthcare: The Big News That's Moving Marijuana Stocks Higher

31:55 | Jan 16th

Canopy Growth is the first cannabis company to take advantage of a new path to do business in the U.S. Also, Aurora Cannabis preliminary financials show investors just how significant Canada's recreational market is for the industry, and Cronos Group...Show More
CG: Is It Time to Bet on Casino Stocks?

1:08:10 | Jan 15th

Casinos have attracted activist attention in recent weeks, with Carl Icahn and others taking stakes in major US operators. Motley Fool analysts Asit Sharma and Nick Sciple discuss the latest trends in the casino industry, from sports betting to Las V...Show More
Financials: Fourth-Quarter Bank Earnings: What We're Watching

28:05 | Jan 14th

It's that time again. The big banks are all set to report their fourth quarter earnings this week. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss what investors should be keeping an...Show More
Tech: Stocks for a Shaky 2019

29:10 | Jan 11th

We tend to spend a lot of time talking about stocks with big growth stories and rich valuations to match. But with investors increasingly worried about market volatility, today we run through some solid defensive stocks for people looking to limit do...Show More
Energy: Revisiting our 2019 Roundtable and Mailbag

40:15 | Jan 10th

We return to our predictions from last week's episode to assess where we might have gone wrong in October and look forward to things to watch in 2019. Then, we go to the Industry Focus mailbag to answer your questions about renewable energy yieldcos,...Show More
Healthcare: 3 Biggest Stories At #JPM19 This Year

34:02 | Jan 9th

Bristol-Myers Squibb announced a mega-deal for biotech Goliath Celgene and Eli Lilly acquired precision-cancer drug developer Loxo Oncology for $8 billion at this year's J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Also, Sage Therapeutics rolled out impressive...Show More
CG: These Companies Are Proof Positive That There’s More to Retail Than Just Amazon

32:20 | Jan 8th

Latin American ecommerce leader Mercadolibre continues to prosper and its burgeoning payments business offers investors another way to invest in the global payments space. Meanwhile the long-term tailwinds in home improvement are growing stronger and...Show More
Financials: Square’s New CFO and Our Favorite Investing Books for 2019

27:07 | Jan 8th

Square (NYSE: SQ) recently hired a new CFO, eliminating the uncertainty that had been swirling since Sarah Friar stepped down in late 2018, so Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser and contributor Matt Frankel, CFP give their takes on ...Show More
Tech: One Bad Apple?

20:25 | Jan 4th

Apple has had a rough week: - CEO Tim Cook wrote a letter to shareholders walking back the company's previous quarterly guidance, erasing $7B in expected revenue. - Netflix is making moves to try and claw back some of its subscription revenue from th...Show More
Energy Roundtable: Trends to Watch in 2019

30:53 | Jan 3rd

Description:Motley Fool contributors Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Matt Dillalo join host Nick Sciple for a roundtable discussion on trends to watch in energy for 2019. They break down whether oil can reach $100 in 2019, midstream players to watch as ...Show More
Healthcare: Top Performing Stocks of 2018 -- Can They Continue in 2019?

30:16 | Jan 2nd

These healthcare stocks crushed the S&P 500's return last year, but that doesn't necessarily mean they'll be top performers in 2019 too. Stocks: TNDM, AMRN, ABMD, MRK Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTube Twitter Join Our ...Show More
Financials: Our Boldest Predictions for Investors in 2019

29:40 | Dec 31st, 2018

Here’s what we think could happen next year, and how it could affect investors. None of us has a crystal ball that allows us to predict what the economy and stock market will do, but it’s still fun to make predictions. In this episode of Industry Foc...Show More
Bonus: 2018 All Hands Roundtable Pt 3

37:03 | Dec 28th, 2018

We got all of the Industry Focus hosts in a room to talk about the major stories and stocks of 2018, and what to watch for in 2019. In this episode, the gang talks about stocks to watch in 2019, makes a few reckless predictions, and closes out the co...Show More
Bonus: 2018 All Hands Roundtable Pt 2

37:18 | Dec 27th, 2018

We got all of the Industry Focus hosts in a room to talk about the major stories and stocks of 2018, and what to watch for in 2019. In this episode, the gang breaks down some cautionary tales from 2018, some stories investors might have missed, and t...Show More
Bonus: 2018 All Hands Roundtable Pt 1

32:11 | Dec 26th, 2018

We got all of the Industry Focus hosts in a room to talk about the major stories and stocks of 2018, and what to watch for in 2019. In this episode, the gang breaks down what defined 2018 in each sector, the best debuts of 2018, and the leaders that ...Show More
Tech: What's Got Video Game Stocks Down?

25:02 | Dec 21st, 2018

2018 hasn't exactly been a banner year for the stock market, but it's been particularly rough for video game publishers like Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard -- both stocks are down 25% year-to-date. On this episode we explain why these stocks...Show More
Energy: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Investing in Solar Energy

1:00:23 | Dec 20th, 2018

Motley Fool analysts Jason Hall and Nick Sciple break down the recent news in the oil market coming out of OPEC and break down the important industries and trends affecting solar energy today. Stocks Mentioned:TSLA, FSLR, HQCL, JKS, CSIQ, SPWR, SEDG,...Show More
Healthcare: China’s Biotech Revolution

36:03 | Dec 19th, 2018

China’s biotech industry is booming. Driven by vast government funding and Western partnerships, the country is introducing new commercial drugs at a faster pace than ever before. But could controversial topics such as human genetic engineering derai...Show More
CG: Will Tariffs Kill iRobot’s Momentum in 2019?

22:07 | Dec 18th, 2018

While a new slate of Roomba offerings drives accelerating top and bottom line growth for the company, rising tariffs on iRobot’s China-made vacuums have investors worried about near-term profitability and sales. We break down the latest results and o...Show More
Financials: Robinhood’s New Bank Accounts, Retirement Security, and a Fintech Insider Gives His Insight

41:38 | Dec 17th, 2018

Is a 3% yield on savings too good to be true, and what can people do if their retirement savings aren’t quite on track? In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, Rubicoin’s head analyst Rory Carron sits down with host Jason Moser to talk about t...Show More
Tech: Hot Holiday Gifts... and Stocks?

25:07 | Dec 14th, 2018

We're looking at wish lists to see what companies might be in the headlines this holiday season and how those products fit into the big picture strategy for each business. - How does the Nintendo Switch play into the video game giant's empire? - Does...Show More
Energy: Logistics Redux

31:48 | Dec 13th, 2018

In a follow up to our previous trucking episode, we break down how logistics infrastructures are doing so far this holiday season and discuss how retailers are responding to increased logistical demands in a tight market. In addition, we discuss how...Show More
Healthcare: Top 10 Stories of 2018

39:13 | Dec 12th, 2018

New drugs, trial failures, M&A, and a little bit of everything else that happened in healthcare in 2018! Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTube Twitter Join Our Motley Fool Podcast Facebook Group LinkedIn Or, reach us by e...Show More
CG: Are Coffee and Soda the Right Pairing for Keurig Dr. Pepper?

22:32 | Dec 11th, 2018

A few months since closing its merger, Keurig Dr. Pepper reported its first quarter of results for the combined entity. The union of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr. Pepper Snapple created a company with $11 billion of annual revenue and a portfolio of ...Show More
Financials: The Volatile Stock Market and a new Approach at Teaching Students to Invest

38:38 | Dec 10th, 2018

When will the stock market volatility end, and what do investors need to know about it? In the latest edition of the Industry Focus: Financials “Between Two Fools” interview series, Wofford Finance Professor Philip Swicegood discusses his unique appr...Show More
Tech: Lyft IPO and IDC Data

28:34 | Dec 7th, 2018

Investors are finally getting a glimpse of a potential Lyft IPO in 2019. Unfortunately the company submitted a "confidential filing" meaning we still have to wait for details. We run through what we know about Lyft and its biggest competitor, Uber. W...Show More
Energy: An Introduction to Micromobility

40:16 | Dec 6th, 2018

With electric scooters and bikes beginning to line the streets of major cities across the country, micromobility has emerged as the newest trend in transportation. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear joins the show to break down the trend, ...Show More
Healthcare: 3 Top #ASH18 Updates

27:51 | Dec 5th, 2018

This year's American Society of Hematology (ASH) is a wrap. Here are 3 biotech stocks that delivered market-moving news at the high-profile conference. Stocks: $CELG $REGN $GBT Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTube Twitter...Show More
CG: Revisiting the “Death of Cable”

29:38 | Dec 4th, 2018

Third quarter numbers for the cable industry seem to paint a worsening picture for traditional pay-TV, but does a service still present in over 80 million homes across the country qualify as “dying”? We look at the latest results for players across t...Show More
Financials: Another Data Breach, the Dark Side of Cryptocurrencies, and One Big Retirement Mistake

28:46 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Hotel giant Marriott (NYSE: MAR) just announced a massive data breach, and consumers can take some steps to ensure their personal information remains safe. Plus, two celebrities are in hot water with the SEC after helping to promote some initial coin...Show More
Tech: Microsoft vs. Apple

19:27 | Nov 30th, 2018

Recently Microsoft has been challenging the Mac maker for the crown of the largest publicly traded company. We talk about how the companies got to where they are, which one looks like a safer bet over the next few years, and hit some expansion news f...Show More
Energy: Are Solar Panels a Good Investment?

23:31 | Nov 29th, 2018

With more focus than ever being placed on sustainability, many people are considering whether solar panels are a good choice for their home. We discuss how homeowners can take advantage of federal tax credits for residential solar, the process of get...Show More
Healthcare: Beaten Up Bargains to Buy

35:48 | Nov 28th, 2018

The stock market's November swoon could make it time to buy these top healthcare stocks. Here's how Insulet's disrupting diabetes treatment,  Wellcare Health's benefiting from aging America,  HCP's capitalizing on demand for life sciences real estate...Show More
CG: Keeping It Cool With Yeti

29:15 | Nov 27th, 2018

After two years of sitting in IPO limbo, the premium cooler and drinkware company finally made its market debut in late October. Yeti has fought to restore its momentum after a rough 2017, but will the company’s industry-leading brand be enough to po...Show More
Financials: Small-Cap Banks, Amazon Pay, and More

36:10 | Nov 26th, 2018

We spend a lot of time covering the big banks, so here's a closer look at four small-cap bank stocks that probably aren't on your radar -- yet. Plus, host Jason Moser and contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss Amazon Pay and what it could mea...Show More
Bonus: "Make the Best Decisions You Can and Love People Well"

39:42 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Fool HQ got a treat recently. Kyle Pounders, friend of the pod and owner of the food truck Excaliburger, came by to serve up burgers to the office. While he was in town, we got him into the studio to catch up on what he's been up to. Since we first m...Show More
CG: Carvana -- 5 Years of Triple-Digit Growth and Counting

29:10 | Nov 20th, 2018

Shopping for a new ride? No one wants to deal with the sleazy used car salesman. Carvana knows that, and the company is looking to change how consumers go car shopping with a refined online experience. We dig into this fast-growing e-commerce stock t...Show More
Financials: Real Estate, Buffett’s Bank Stock Buying Spree, and An Update on the War on Cash Basket

37:09 | Nov 19th, 2018

Do you invest in real estate? In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser sits down with the Fool’s own Matt Argersinger to talk about why this asset class can be a smart addition to investors’ portfolios. Plus, contribut...Show More
Tech: Is Docusign a Buy?

27:07 | Nov 16th, 2018

Pen and paper is the way of the past. Docusign is trying to bring contracts into the 21st century with digital signatures and document management. Early indications are that the company is onto something, but should the stock be on your watchlist? St...Show More
Energy: Floating the Midstream

32:47 | Nov 15th, 2018

On today's episode, we discuss midstream pipeline companies and the opportunities they present for investors. In addition, we discuss how the fires blazing through California are affecting the state's largest utility Stocks Mentioned: PCG, CEQP, CHK,...Show More
Healthcare: Let's Talk Telemedicine!

39:26 | Nov 14th, 2018

Here's how telehealth companies like Teladoc are disrupting patient diagnosis and treatment; why insurers are all-in on telemedicine; and what could be next for this fast-growing industry. Stocks: TDOC, RDNT, CI, ANTM
CG: Feeling Panicked? Try Out These Consumer Staples

32:17 | Nov 13th, 2018

As volatility and uncertainty roil the markets, many investors are ready to hit the sell button. But before you make an expensive mistake, consider the stability offered by gold standard names in the consumer staples sector. These businesses can cush...Show More
Financials: Cryptocurrencies, Square Earnings, and The Motley Fool’s New Personal Finance Brand

35:09 | Nov 12th, 2018

Are cryptocurrencies still compelling long-term investments? In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser interviews The Motley Fool’s cryptocurrency expert Aaron Bush to find out the answer. Plus, Moser and contributor Ma...Show More
Tech: Chinese Stocks Are Down Big, Are Any of Them Buys?

28:31 | Nov 9th, 2018

The market has not been kind to Chinese tech stocks Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, and iQiyi in 2018. With trade war threats and local regulations eating into investor optimism, could this be a good time to scoop up shares of these beaten up companies? Sto...Show More
Energy: Space... The Final Frontier

22:56 | Nov 8th, 2018

With Motley Fool's annual Foolapalooza gathering this week, we go to the Industry Focus Vault to bring back this episode. Michael Douglass and Contributor Lou Whiteman discuss investment opportunities in the commercial space and defense indu...Show More
Healthcare: Alkermes Super-Bad Day, and Illumina's Surprising M&A News

26:35 | Nov 7th, 2018

Why Alkermes once-promising depression drug failed to impress the FDA's advisory committee. Plus, how a $1.2 billion acquisition of Pacific Biosciences could move the needle at Illumina. Stocks: ALKS, ILMN, PACB
CG: Going LOCO with Under Armour and Starbucks

29:18 | Nov 6th, 2018

Earnings season is here, and we’re digging into three reports from the past week. First, we look at the bullish market response to results from Under Armour and Starbucks as their businesses pick up momentum heading into the holiday season. Then, we ...Show More
Financials: Earnings, Wage Growth, IRA Changes, and More

29:24 | Nov 5th, 2018

It was yet another big week for earnings, and the IRS announced a big change for retirement savers. Intro: We’re now a few weeks into earnings season, and some of our favorite financials stocks just reported their latest results. Plus, wages are grow...Show More
Tech: Apple, Fitbit, Spotify, Oh My!

20:42 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Earnings season never disappoints. Apple posted seemingly strong results, but the market was disappointed in changes to its reporting and guidance. Ditto for Spotify, who made some changes to its expected subscriber counts for 2018 and sold off after...Show More
Energy: Are These Stocks Tricks or Treats?

29:36 | Nov 1st, 2018

With the recent market volatility, many stocks have fallen near 52-week lows. We discuss several of these stocks to determine whether they are a “Trick” or a “Treat” for your portfolio, and break down whether the market’s recent swoon should have you...Show More
Healthcare: Scary Markets, Frightening Stocks, And How To Keep from Panicking

32:54 | Oct 31st, 2018

October's stock market correction was frightful, and some stocks have been particularly ghoulish performers this year, but fear not dear listeners, because we've got some advice that can help you keep your head in terrifying times.
CG: GrubHub Falls Victim to October Sell-Off

30:51 | Oct 30th, 2018

Shares of GrubHub are down 40% even as the company recorded impressive top line growth of 52% in the third quarter. We take a big picture look at the recent market volatility before digging into the opposing forces at play for the leading restaurant ...Show More
Financials: Big News From The Money 20/20 Conference

32:08 | Oct 29th, 2018

It was a big week in the financial industry, as the massive Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas produced some big announcements. Goldman Sachs’ (NYSE: GS) Marcus division announced that it plans to offer investment management solutions for everyday A...Show More
Tech: What's UpWork?

26:12 | Oct 26th, 2018

The largest freelance marketplace in the world went public earlier this month and Wall Street seemed eager to get its hands on shares of the company. Should investors also want in? In this episode, we break down: - How Upwork makes money - Why the gi...Show More
Energy: Release the Bakken

21:25 | Oct 25th, 2018

The advent of horizontal fracturing has made the Bakken Shale play in North Dakota one of the most productive oilfields in the world. We break down how the Bakken got to where it is today, investment opportunities available in the Bakken, and the fut...Show More
Healthcare: Silicon Valley's Big Bet in Healthcare

31:39 | Oct 25th, 2018

Could cancer diagnostics really be the next biggest thing in healthcare? Special guest Simon Erickson dives into this burgeoning field and shares the top stocks every investor should keep an eye on. Tickers: ILMN, RHHBY, GH
CG: Will Sears Holdings Survive 2018?

28:28 | Oct 23rd, 2018

After more than a decade of declining revenue and mounting losses, Sears Holdings filed for bankruptcy protection in October. While Chairman and major shareholder Edward Lampert hopes to salvage 400 of the company’s best stores, the fate of this near...Show More
Financials: This Week's Bank Earnings: What Investors Need to Know

27:12 | Oct 22nd, 2018

We're now well into earnings season, and while we heard from the big banks earlier on, there have been several other interesting earnings reports over the past week. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and contrib...Show More
Tech: Snap Wants to Be Profitable, Zuckerberg Wants to Stay Chairman

25:10 | Oct 19th, 2018

We've missed some major market news while we've covered some new tech issuances. Today we catch up, talking about: - Snap CEO Evan Spiegel is pushing the company to be profitable in the face of concerns over its cash burn. - Institutional investors w...Show More
Energy: America Needs Truckers

27:17 | Oct 18th, 2018

Although the industry is rarely discussed, there’s a 99% chance that almost everything you own spent at least some time on a truck. We discuss how a looming shortage of truck drivers will impact businesses from the energy sector to retail already abs...Show More
HL: Healthcare: Earnings Season Starts With a Bang!

32:18 | Oct 17th, 2018

Promo: UnitedHealth Group and Johnson & Johnson kicked off earnings season by beating industry-watchers' estimates. Can their winning ways continue? Also, how Genfit hopes to outmaneuver bigger competitors in what could be a $35 billion market. Symbo...Show More
CG: How Nintendo Is Switch-ing It Up in 2018

30:00 | Oct 16th, 2018

After an eight-year streak of declining sales and underperformance, Nintendo wowed gamers and investors last year with the release of its Switch console. Since then, the company has grown its top and bottom lines at a triple-digit rate. We break down...Show More
Financials: Third-Quarter Bank Earnings, Subprime Mortgages, and The War on Cash Continues

30:25 | Oct 15th, 2018

The big U.S. banks kicked off third-quarter earnings season, and the results are pretty strong. Plus, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) reported some much-needed good news. Elsewhere in the financials sector, it looks like zero-down subprime mortgages could be...Show More
Tech: Tencent Music's $25B IPO

17:28 | Oct 12th, 2018

One of the biggest tech IPOs is on hold... for now. But investors shouldn't have to wait too long to see shares of Tencent hit the market, so on this episode, we break down China's streaming music giant: how it makes money, how it is similar (and dif...Show More
Energy: The Tesla Fatigue Podcast

34:50 | Oct 11th, 2018

With Tesla dominating news coverage in the EV industry, other players in the EV space have been starved of attention. We discuss the EV prospects of non-Tesla automakers to highlight the opportunities that these businesses present for investors.     ...Show More
Healthcare: Marijuana Market Roundtable -- What It Is, How Big Could It Be, And Top Stocks To Buy Now

33:12 | Oct 10th, 2018

Our Motley Fool's discuss all things marijuana! Find out what excites them most, what keeps them up at night, and what stocks are their favorites.
CG: Surprise, Surprise, Target Defies Expectations in 2018

28:14 | Oct 9th, 2018

As one of the best-performing stocks in the S&P 500 so far this year, Target has shown investors how a patient, holistic approach to a turnaround can deliver impressive results. We discuss some of the major investments the company has made in e-comme...Show More
Financials: Rising Rates, Bank De-Regulation, and More: This Week In The Financial Sector

32:13 | Oct 8th, 2018

There’s been a lot of news this week that could potentially affect your financial-sector investments, as well as your future investment opportunities. Interest rates are on the rise, the Federal Reserve could be considering further easing of bank reg...Show More
Tech: Surveying SurveyMonkey

16:14 | Oct 5th, 2018

The tech-boom era survey company SurveyMonkey has finally IPO'd after 19 years as a private company. Can the older tech company cut it on the public markets? We run through the company's user base, explore its financials, and explain whether we're in...Show More
Energy: Are Offshore Drillers Poised for a Turnaround?

34:16 | Oct 4th, 2018

After several punishing years for the sector, offshore oil looks like it may be ready to bounce back. We give a primer on the sector and discuss the prospects and positioning of some of the industry’s largest players.   Stocks Discussed: RIG, ESV, DO...Show More
Healthcare: Are These Beaten-Down Clinical-Stage Biotechs Buys?

31:01 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Geron shares tumbled after J&J jilted them and Omeros  shares fell sharply following a clinical-trial update. Should you avoid these stocks, or are they bargain bin stocks worth buying? GERN OMER INCY
CG: Are Sonos Investors Already in Trouble?

27:53 | Oct 2nd, 2018

After making its market debut in August, Sonos stock saw gains of as much as 40% before a mixed earnings report and news from Amazon sent shares tumbling. We break down the quarterly results before considering how new, competing devices might change ...Show More
Financials: This Week's Top News From the Financial Sector

34:04 | Oct 1st, 2018

Here's what investors need to know about the latest interest rate increase, predictions of a major recession, and more. Intro: In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and contributor Matt Frankel, CFP take a look at s...Show More
Tech: Sirius and Pandora Finally Get Together

21:32 | Sep 28th, 2018

Tech: Sirius and Pandora Finally Get Together After years of will-they/won't-they, the two media companies have finally decided to make a deal. What does the acquisition look like, and why is Sirius interesting in the struggling online radio company?...Show More
Energy: A Tariffs Overview

26:28 | Sep 27th, 2018

With the latest rounds of US-China tariffs this week, nearly 100% of US-China trade is set to be under tariff. We break down the substance of the new tariffs, the strategies behind them, and how they will affect businesses and industries across the s...Show More
Healthcare: 2 Hot Biotech Stocks On Our Radar

35:15 | Sep 26th, 2018

How Regenxbio is capitalizing on the emerging gene therapy trend and why Neurocrine Biosciences is on the cusp of making the jump to profitability. Also, how Amarin may revolutionize how doctors treat heart disease. Stocks: RGNX, NVS, NBIX, ABBV, AMR...Show More
CG: A Progress Report for Hudson, GoPro, and P&G

35:12 | Sep 25th, 2018

In the past year, we’ve talked about the bleak outlook for action camera specialist GoPro, a proxy battle at Procter & Gamble, and the unique brick-and-mortar operation at Hudson Ltd. Today, we’re revisiting each of these companies to see what they’v...Show More
Financials: The Future of Banking: The Trends Investors Need to Know

34:04 | Sep 24th, 2018

Banking has evolved rapidly over the past decade or so, and this could just be the tip of the iceberg. Companies like (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Square (NYSE: SQ) could threaten the big banks’ dominance in some key areas, and in this episode of In...Show More
Healthcare: After Torching Shorts This Week, Is Tilray a Buy, Hold, or Sell?

22:46 | Sep 22nd, 2018

Marijuana mania caused a significant pop and drop in Tilray shares this week, including a nearly doubling at one point on Thursday.  Are we witnessing one of the biggest investing opportunities of our generation, or is this marijuana mayhem?
Tech: The New Device Bonanza

29:35 | Sep 21st, 2018

Apple and Amazon have some hot devices about to hit shelves -- some we expected... some we didn't. We walk through what the new iPhones and Apple Watches mean for Apple and what the new Echo devices and Alexa functionality means for Amazon, and how t...Show More
Energy: A Turning Point for Oil Servicers?

32:19 | Sep 20th, 2018

We continue down the oil supply chain to discuss oilfield servicers. We break down the current state of the industry, assessing whether it is set to bounce back after a few troubled years for the industry, and discuss two of the largest companies in ...Show More
Healthcare: How Biopharmas Battle for Billions

27:29 | Sep 19th, 2018

Efficacy and safety can make or break a drug, but they’re not the only things that determine if a drug becomes a billion-dollar blockbuster.
CG: Box Offices Chase the Subscription Business Model

30:08 | Sep 18th, 2018

We look at the highest grossing films and studios of 2018 before turning our attention to upstart ticketing service, MoviePass. While this first mover is struggling, the whole industry is quickly following in its footsteps. Stocks: DIS, HMNY, AMC, CN...Show More
Financials: Hurricane Florence: What Investors Need to Know

20:18 | Sep 17th, 2018

Hurricane Florence tore through the Carolinas this weekend, leaving billions of dollars of damage in its wake. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss how listeners can prepar...Show More
Tech: Sector Shake-up

13:52 | Sep 14th, 2018

There's a big change a-coming. Tech stalwarts like Netflix, Facebook, and Alphabet are being recategorized by S&P and MSCI's Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). We talk about why this is particularly important for the fund and ETF world, ...Show More
Energy: Breaking Down the Frack Sand Industry

39:43 | Sep 13th, 2018

With the explosion of fracking across the United States, demand for fracking-related services is skyrocketing. We discuss the fracking sand industry, its role in the fracking process, and break down some of the biggest companies in the space.   Ticke...Show More
Healthcare: What I've Learned About Investing in Stocks

24:41 | Sep 12th, 2018

In her swan song episode, Kristine shares lessons she's learned about investing while hosting the healthcare show. VEEV ISRG ILMN TDOC
CG: The Undisputed King of Live Entertainment

24:22 | Sep 11th, 2018

With events and artists from all over the world, Live Nation has established a firm grip on the live events industry by bringing talent management, venue operations, and a ticketing platform all under the same roof. We take a look at the company’s sp...Show More
Financials: The 3 Best-Performing Financials Stocks of 2018 (So Far)

24:24 | Sep 10th, 2018

The leaders of large-cap financials have been a data company, a subprime lender, and a unique banking institution. Intro: The financials sector hasn’t been a great performer so far in 2018, underperforming the S&P 500 by more than six percentage poin...Show More
Tech: Semiconductor Stocks

16:02 | Sep 7th, 2018

We tackle one of the more technical tech spaces -- semiconductors -- and do a runthrough of what the industry looks like, how trends like AI, driverless cars, and gaming are boosting demand, and who the major players are. Stocks: NVDA, INTC, AMD
Energy: How to Invest in the Home Sector

35:26 | Sep 6th, 2018

Real estate is, to put it mildly, a BIG part of the US economy. In this episode, we cover some of the major ways to invest in companies providing services to homeowners -- from homebuilding to maintenance. Major tickers: NVR, LGIH, MTH, HD, LOW, TTS,...Show More
Healthcare: MannKind's Back from the Brink

27:32 | Sep 5th, 2018

A new cash lifeline from United Therapeutics buys the diabetes drugmaker more time to increase sales of its inhaled insulin. Also, make-or-break news is fast approaching for cardiovascular drugmaker, Amarin. MNKD, UTHR, AMRN
CG: Coca-Cola Wants a Piece of This $570 Billion Market

25:42 | Sep 4th, 2018

On Aug. 31, Coca-Cola announced that it would acquire Costa, a coffee business with thousands of retail storefronts and vending machines stretching from the U.K. to China. Combined with Coke’s industry-leading scale and distribution, the $5.1 billion...Show More
Financials: Venmo, Zelle, and Square Cash: How They Work and How They Make Money

26:48 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Here’s a look at the three leading person-to-person payment apps and where they could be heading in the future.Person-to-person (P2P) payments have surged in popularity in recent years, and three leaders have emerged – PayPal’s (NASDAQ: PYPL) Venmo, ...Show More
Tech: Amazon's Next Big Moneymaker

21:34 | Aug 31st, 2018

AWS is so last year. Today, we talk about how ads are going to push Amazon even further into profitability, and how that could spell trouble for Alphabet's Google and Facebook. Stocks: AMZN, FB, GOOG, GOOGL, ROKU. For $75 off your first order, visit ...Show More
Energy: Tesla's Rollercoaster Ride

23:08 | Aug 30th, 2018

Tesla has been on a wild ride for the past month after CEO Elon Musk discussed potentially taking the company private -- and then ultimately opted not to. We tell the story and dive into the details to help you better understand where the company sta...Show More
HL: Healthcare: Time to Buy 3D Printing Stocks Again?

19:44 | Aug 29th, 2018

Growing use of 3D printing in healthcare is driving sales higher at 3D Systems. Could this disruptive company be a bargain-bin buy?
CG: Eventbrite Will Be the Next Unicorn IPO of 2018

26:01 | Aug 28th, 2018

After 12 years and over $10 billion of ticket sales through its platform, Eventbrite is preparing for its public market debut. By targeting “middle market” events, the company has put up fantastic growth with the latest figure for 2018 coming in at o...Show More
Financials: 5 of the Most Pervasive Money Myths – Debunked!

22:37 | Aug 27th, 2018

We're revisiting common money myths involving topics ranging from investing in stocks to using credit cards.
Tech: Casey at the BAT

18:26 | Aug 24th, 2018

American big tech stocks have had a pretty good 2018, why have China's big names struggled? We bring on The Motley Fool's investing intern Troy Springer to talk about Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent's woes, and why now might be a good time to scoop up th...Show More
Energy: What's the Story on Ford's 6% Dividend?

27:01 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Industry Focus welcomes auto specialist John Rosevear back to the show to talk about his most recent interview with Ford CFO Bob Shanks, the sustainability of Ford's dividend after its most recent earnings disappointment, and a roundup of other auto ...Show More
Healthcare: 3 Hidden Gems

25:27 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Large-cap healthcare stocks tend to grab all of the headlines, but there are scores of great small-cap companies out there that hold big upside potential. On this week's edition of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Kristine Harjes talks with ...Show More
CG: 2 Restaurant Chains Up for Grabs

26:44 | Aug 21st, 2018

For several weeks, a group of private equity investors have been negotiating a deal for Yum China, the largest restaurant operator in the country. And just last week, Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich helped orchestrate the merger of CAVA Group and Zoe...Show More
Financials: What Warren Buffett is Buying and One Proposed Corporate Rule Change You Need to Know

28:34 | Aug 20th, 2018

The Oracle of Omaha is still a buyer of stocks, and President Trump is considering a major change to corporate reporting requirements.(NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B)
Tech: How to Spot a Scam

20:12 | Aug 17th, 2018

A new email scam is making the rounds -- we breakdown how it works, the signs of a scam, and how you can protect yourself with's resident detective, Matthew Cochrane.
Energy: Our Favorite Defense Stock Coming off Q2 Earnings

23:47 | Aug 16th, 2018

We discuss the current state of defense spending and earnings for the big four defense contractors. Stocks discussed: LMT, RTN, GD, NOC
Healthcare: 3 Tough Luck Tumbles – Are They Buys?

25:27 | Aug 15th, 2018

Spark Therapeutics, Rite Aid, and Alnylam shares have tumbled following news, but that doesn’t necessarily make all three stocks worth buying. Stocks: ONCE, RAD, ALNY
CG: Roller Coasters and Cotton Candy as Investments?

32:27 | Aug 14th, 2018

With hundreds of parks in the U.S. attracting millions of visitors each year, amusement parks make up a unique corner of the consumer and retail sector. In this episode, we look at three of the biggest park operators out there -- SeaWorld (SEAS), Ced...Show More
Financials: Shorting, Inverse ETFs, and Leveraged ETFs – Should They Be a Part of Your Strategy?

21:38 | Aug 13th, 2018

Is betting against stocks or the entire market ever a smart idea?
Tech: Roku and Snap, Good and Bad

20:37 | Aug 10th, 2018

Streaming company Roku's pivot to a platform company is in full swing and the company's results are looking good. But we can't say the same for Snap after the company reported lackluster user figures.
Energy: 5 Midstream Companies Report Earnings: Which Is Our Favorite?

26:16 | Aug 9th, 2018

Listen in as we discuss five midstreamers and the broad trends across energy as we continue our earnings series.
Healthcare: Carl Icahn Fires a Shot at Cigna and Express Scripts’ Planned Tie-Up

26:03 | Aug 8th, 2018

Here’s why activist billionaire investor Carl Icahn is telling Cigna shareholders to vote against its purchase of Express Scripts. Also, what Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and bluebird bio's new deal means for investors.
CG: Is Wayfair “Amazon-proof”?

27:44 | Aug 7th, 2018

It’s no secret that Amazon has made life difficult for many consumer and retail companies, but not every business has buckled under its competitive pressure. One such survivor is Wayfair, an online home goods retailer that has more than doubled its r...Show More
Financials: Berkshire Hathaway’s Earnings and Massive Cash Hoard

21:11 | Aug 6th, 2018

The conglomerate had an excellent second quarter, but its cash problem continues.
Tech: $1 Trillion Reasons Why

25:09 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Apple finally hits the market cap milestone. We talk about the Mac maker's earnings results and the quarterly update from wearables foe Fitbit.
Energy: Oil Supermajor Earnings

27:20 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Listen in to hear us discuss Exxon, BP, Shell, and Chevron's earnings -- and our favorite stock among the four!
Healthcare: Marijuana’s Past, Present, and Future

30:27 | Aug 1st, 2018

The budding marijuana market is already worth billions of dollars, and it’s expected to grow even more as marijuana momentum accelerates. Here’s what you should know about marijuana’s opportunity and its risks.
CG: Media Stocks in the Spotlight

23:22 | Jul 31st, 2018

From the $71 billion deal between Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox to The New York Times’ envious subscriber growth, we check in on some of the leading names in the media industry. Stocks: DIS, FOX, CMCSA, NYT
Financials: Visa vs. Mastercard: Which is the Better Buy Now?

23:15 | Jul 30th, 2018

Both payment processors have grown tremendously, but which is the best to invest in now?
Technology: Spotify & Facebook's Historic Drop

24:14 | Jul 27th, 2018

Facebook's massive post-earnings sell off caught the market off guard, but should investors have been so surprised? We tackle that, and Spotify's second report as a publicly traded company.
Energy: Defense Sector Investing 101

19:11 | Jul 26th, 2018

We go back to basics in this episode on the U.S. defense sector. We discuss the history of the industry, what investors need to know about the current climate, best stocks to invest in and why. Stocks mentioned: Boeing (BA), Northrop Grumman (NAC), R...Show More
Healthcare: Eli Lilly’s Big Announcement, Plus GlaxoSmithKline Cozies Up to 23andMe

21:41 | Jul 25th, 2018

It’s big pharma week! First, we discuss Eli Lilly’s second quarter earnings and its decision to spin-off its animal health business. Then, we explain why GlaxoSmithKline became an investor in the DNA screening company, 23andMe.
CG: Does BJ’s Have What It Takes to Compete With Costco?

29:53 | Jul 24th, 2018

BJ’s Wholesale Club is up 50% from its June IPO, with investors encouraged by improving growth and profitability trends. But BJ’s large rival sets a high bar for the industry. We also look at Calavo Growers, which has delivered incredible long-term r...Show More
Financials: Strong 2Q Earnings From Two Leading Investment Banks

25:46 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley both had excellent growth in the second quarter.
Tech: Salute Your Shorts

19:04 | Jul 20th, 2018

Short sellers are often characterized as speculators and manipulators, but they play an important role in the financial markets. We run through why shorts are important, but also why the average investor should probably stay away from shorting stocks...Show More
Energy: This Specialty Glass Maker Has a Sparkling Future

24:04 | Jul 19th, 2018

We take a deep-dive into a stock in our own portfolios: Corning (GLW). We cover the history of the company, its recent underperformance, our appreciation for its long-term focused management team, and why it’s set for growth. Stocks mentioned: Cornin...Show More
Healthcare: A Brewing Battleground in Epilepsy

20:03 | Jul 18th, 2018

A new spin on an old drug could dent demand for Epidiolex, a marijuana-based epilepsy drug. Plus, here's how important Medicare and Medicaid are to UnitedHealth Group's profits.
CG: Is Best Buy a Value Play?

25:37 | Jul 17th, 2018

We tackle a listener question from Ryan, who wants to know whether this big box consumer electronics retailer could be a long-term value play with its stable growth and dividend. Best Buy recently came out of its 5-year turnaround effort, and managem...Show More
Financials: Big Bank Earnings Recap – Winners and Losers

24:35 | Jul 16th, 2018

The “big four” U.S. banks – JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), and Citigroup (NYSE: C) – have all reported their second-quarter earnings. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Michael Dougl...Show More
Tech: Wow me, Xiaomi

20:10 | Jul 13th, 2018

This Chinese consumer tech company has come up on our show several times as a competitor to U.S. firms in the smartphone and wearables space. But today, we focus on Xiaomi, as its shares have just hit the Hong Kong exchange.
Energy: Renewables Roundup and a Rundown on MLPs and C-Corps

25:39 | Jul 12th, 2018

We discuss renewable yieldcos; Pattern Energy Group (PEGI), TerraForm Power (TERP), Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP), and NextEra Energy Partners (NEP). Also, we break-down what exactly MLPs and C-corps are and what they mean for investors.
Healthcare: Are We on the Cusp of a Big Alzheimer's Disease Breakthrough?

23:38 | Jul 11th, 2018

Promo: Biogen and Eisai rolled out encouraging data for one of their Alzheimer's disease drugs last week. Also, why is's purchase of PillPack so important? Stocks: BIIB, AMZN, WBA, CVS, RAD
CG: Want to Invest in Smart Speakers? Say Hello to Sonos

28:03 | Jul 10th, 2018

With its IPO expected to price later this summer, Sonos will be the rare, pure-play option for investors eyeing the fast-growing smart speaker market. Can this $1 billion business go head to head with some of the world’s largest companies?
Financials: The Big Four U.S. Banks – What Investors Need to Know

29:46 | Jul 9th, 2018

When it comes to U.S. banks, there are four that are in a league of their own when it comes to size – JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Citigroup (NYSE: C), and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC). In this episode of Industry Focus: Financ...Show More
Tech: Getting SaaSy

27:54 | Jul 6th, 2018

We run through questions about the software-as-a-service market: what metrics to watch, what to expect from the industry, and what companies we're excited about. Stocks: CRM, SHOP, APPF, BL
Energy: A News Roundup and Final Hurrah!

25:52 | Jul 5th, 2018

We discuss some headlines from the last week: Tesla finally meeting its production target, GE spinning off healthcare, and Harley-Davidsons latest turmoil. We also chat about the future of flight and Ford’s partnership in China.
Financials: The 2018 Bank Stress Tests: What Investors Need to Know

17:08 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Now that both rounds of the bank stress tests are over, let’s see what we learned.
Tech: How Tech Took Over

33:23 | Jun 29th, 2018

25 years ago, most households didn't have a computer in their homes. Today, the five largest U.S. companies are in tech. We discuss what trends led us here and how they aren't done yet.
Energy: Oil and Gas -- Past, Present, and Future

19:35 | Jun 28th, 2018

In honor of the 25th anniversary of The Motley Fool we are talking about oil and gas 25 years ago, the present state of the industry, and our predictions for the future. Thanks to Blooom for supporting Industry Focus.   Get a month free with blooom40...Show More
Healthcare: Past, Present, and Future Trends

27:52 | Jun 27th, 2018

A $3 billion project to sequence the human genome in the 90's is at the root of a revolution in patient treatment today. Also, can technology bridge the growing gap between healthcare supply and demand? Stocks: TDOC, ISRG, ILMN
CG: Trends and Predictions for the Next 25 Years

28:01 | Jun 26th, 2018

Our theme week continues as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Motley Fool with a look at the innovation and change that could shape the consumer and retail sector going forward.   Thanks to Blooom for supporting Industry Focus. Get a month fre...Show More
Financials: The Banking Industry: Past and Future

28:40 | Jun 25th, 2018

Here’s what has changed in banking over the past 25 years and what we think is in store for the next 25.
Tech: No Arigato, Domo

17:50 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Data analytics company Domo has plans to go public, but should investors want a piece of this former unicorn?
Energy: Listener Mailbag – Permian Basin, Midstream Stocks, and OPEC+

21:53 | Jun 21st, 2018

In today’s show we answer some listener questions from the last month. We discuss the difficulties of getting oil out of the Permian Basin, an attractive pipeline stock, two midstream competitors, and the possible outcome of the impending meeting of ...Show More
Healthcare: Biotech Stock Pops and Drops This Week

25:30 | Jun 20th, 2018

Big news sent Foundation Medicine and Sarepta Therapeutics soaring this week. Meanwhile, PTC Therapeutics investors endured a roller coaster ride. Stocks: FMI, SRPT, PTCT
CG: Travel This Summer With TripAdvisor and Booking Holdings

25:44 | Jun 19th, 2018

Taking a vacation? Online travel agencies are one of the first places consumers go when planning their trips. We look at Booking Holdings and TripAdvisor as two options for investors in this massive, lucrative market. Stocks: FNKO, TRIP, BKNG
Financials: White Mountains Insurance – A Baby-Berkshire or Something Else?

29:00 | Jun 18th, 2018

On the surface, White Mountains Insurance’s business model may look a lot like the Oracle of Omaha’s playbook.
Tech: AT&T Gets the Green Light

22:44 | Jun 15th, 2018

This week, a judge approved the AT&T/Time Warner $85B deal. Why does the telecom giant want a piece of the content world, and what does the deal mean for the marketplace? Thanks to Blooom for supporting Industry Focus. Get a month free with blooom401...Show More
Energy: Infrastructure Projects Are Breaking Ground Despite Spending Bill Slowdown

27:49 | Jun 14th, 2018

Eugene Mulero, Capitol Hill reporter for Transport Topics, recently visited Project Neon, a $1 billion interstate project in Nevada. He discusses the projects progress and how the Nevada state government secured both federal and private funding. He u...Show More
Healthcare: Should You Buy Celgene Corp?

27:33 | Jun 13th, 2018

Celgene's been stumbling lately, but it's got irons in the fire that could get it back on track. Are this company's best days behind it, or are they only beginning? Stocks: CELG
CG: Department Stores Rising From the Ashes?

37:40 | Jun 12th, 2018

As the “retail apocalypse” bears down on brick-and-mortar chains across the country, some department stores are showing signs of strength. Shareholders are cheering the impressive year-to-date rallies, but will the party last? Stocks: M, KSS, DDS, SH...Show More
Financials: June 2018 Financials News Roundup

22:25 | Jun 11th, 2018

Here’s what investors need to know about three big news items. Thanks to Blooom for supporting Industry Focus. Get a month free with and code fool.
Tech: More Stocks For Your Watchlist

25:26 | Jun 8th, 2018

We've got's Brian Feroldi back on to talk under-the-radar tech stocks. He walks us through why Grubhub, Mitek, and BlackLine are currently on his watchlist. Stocks: (NYSE: GRUB) (NASDAQ: MITK) (NASDAQ: BL)
Energy: On Sale for $3.5 Billion -- The Trans Mountain Pipeline

24:42 | Jun 7th, 2018

After facing continuing construction delays caused by political challenges and permitting concerns, Kinder Morgan sold its Trans Mountain Pipeline and expansion project to the Canadian government. We discuss what that means for the company's future p...Show More
Healthcare: Should You Stick With Gilead Sciences?

25:14 | Jun 6th, 2018

Gilead Sciences has been one of biopharma's worst performers, and demand for its hepatitis C drugs has yet to bottom. Can its R&D program jump start investor optimism? Stocks: GILD
CG: The IPO Class of 2017 . . . Where Are They Now?

32:13 | Jun 5th, 2018

After digging into these stock market debuts last year, we’re revisiting Canada Goose, Blue Apron, and Stitch Fix to cover the latest developments at each company and to rethink what investors need to know going forward. Stocks: GOOS, APRN, SFIX Than...Show More
Financials: 3 REITs You May Not Have Heard Of

27:41 | Jun 4th, 2018

When most investors think of real estate investment trusts, or REITs, they think of things like apartments, hotels, malls, and office buildings. However, there are REITs that own property types you may not have considered, and some of these companies...Show More
Tech: Over OLED?

12:56 | Jun 1st, 2018

We answer a listener question about Universal Display. After seeing revenues surge in 2017, the company has come back to earth in 2018. Does that make it a good time to buy in, or should investors stay away? Stocks: OLED, AAPL
Energy: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel for GE?

26:01 | May 31st, 2018

The past twelve months haven’t been kind to GE shareholders. The stock has lost almost half its value as creative accounting practices, a seriously underperforming power segment, and charges related to its legacy insurance business have undermined in...Show More
Healthcare: The One Big Thing to Watch at ASCO 2018 Next Week

20:21 | May 30th, 2018

Precision medicines from Loxo Oncology and Blueprint Medicines could take center stage at the most important cancer conference of the year. Also, here’s why Abiomed’s shares have doubled in 2018. (LOXO) (BPMC) (ABMD)
CG: Can Lowe’s Play Catch-up Under New Leadership?

30:53 | May 29th, 2018

After years of playing of second fiddle to Home Depot, Lowe’s recently tapped J.C. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison to help usher the brick-and-mortar retailer into the future. While the home improvement space has resisted competition from online players, n...Show More
Tech: PayPal Goes Shopping, and the Competition Heats Up

19:43 | May 25th, 2018

It's been a busy few months for PayPal. The company just spent $2.2B on "the Square of Europe" and competitors are starting to mount an attack against the company's One Touch approach. How should investors be feeling about it all? Stocks: PYPL, SQ, M...Show More
Energy: What’s the Buzz About Drones?

23:50 | May 24th, 2018

The FAA received 149 proposals for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program and selected 10 from different cities across the U.S. The winning cities, partnered with big-name businesses, will work with the FAA to develop testing zones a...Show More
Healthcare: Top MedTech Stocks in Diabetes

25:03 | May 23rd, 2018

It’s not just drugmakers disrupting this massive market, medical device makers are pocketing billions of dollars, too. Here’s what you should know about Medtronic, Abbott Labs, Dexcom, Insulet, and Tandem Diabetes. (NYSE: MDT)(NYSE: ABT)(NASDAQ: DXCM...Show More
CG: Major Esports Leagues Make Their Debut in 2018

28:12 | May 22nd, 2018

We officially welcome esports to the “major leagues” as the biggest game developers promote, expand, and monetize the multi-player competitions for some of their best-selling titles. From viewership ratings to multi-million dollar deals and professio...Show More
Financials: 3 Top Stocks to Invest In the War On Cash

21:56 | May 21st, 2018

Cash is being used less and less, and these three companies could be big winners.
Tech: Two All-in-One Tech Companies

32:38 | May 18th, 2018

Tencent and MercadoLibre both have leading positions in their markets and offer investors exposure to a ton of major tech trends, making them greater starter stocks for folks looking for international exposure. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our c...Show More