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James
 Jan 6, 2020
My favorite stock market podcast

Drew
 Aug 28, 2019
This podcast does a great job to give a weekly round-up of the markets. It's fun and interesting. They supply a wealth of knowledge and a long term investment mindset. I am happy to call myself one of the dozens of dedicated listeners.

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Join host Chris Hill and a team of Motley Fool investment analysts as they cover the day’s top business news and financial headlines, while breaking down the stock market implications for long-term, business-focused investors. Tune in on weekends for the greatest investing classes you never got the chance to take in school and perspectives from special guests helping to shape the future.

Episode Date
More Dealmaking On The Way?
27:25

It’s not quite Merger Monday, but it’s close! (0:25) Jason Moser discusses:
- Starbucks becoming the latest U.S. business to exit Russia

- VMWare shares popping 20% on reports it will be acquired by Broadcom

- The chances more companies with deep pockets will start buying companies at lower valuations

(13:55) Nick Sciple and Asit Sharma take a closer look at Funko and share some of the fundamental reasons they’re feeling bullish about a company that makes bobbleheads.

Stocks discussed: SBUX, VMW, AVGO, FNKO, DIS, EBAY

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Nick Sciple, Asit Sharma
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

May 23, 2022
Real Estate Trends: Residential & Commercial
28:27

We’ve got two CEO interviews and several real estate trends for investors to watch.

(1:10) Deidre Woollard interviews Nick Bailey, President and CEO of RE/MAX, one of the largest residential real estate brokerages in the world. They discuss the long-term forces driving single-family home buying and what may cool the surge in multi-family properties.

(18:25) Motley Fool contributor Marc Rappaport speaks with Joel Marcus, CEO and founder of Alexandria Real Estate Equities. They break down why life sciences buildings have proven to be a bright spot in commercial real estate and how Marcus’ company built long-term relationships with Eli Lilly and Merck.

Hosts: Deidre Woollard, Marc Rappaport
Guests: Nick Bailey, Joel Marcus
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Brandon Gentry

May 22, 2022
SPACs Revisited
25:37

Hey, what happened to all of those SPACs going public? Dylan Lewis and Bill Mann look back on the great SPAC boom, when more than $240 billion flowed into blank check companies between 2020 and 2021, and discuss:
- The incentives that both created the boom and bust
- Rare SPACs that may have a bright future ahead
- A potential arbitrage opportunity for investors watching SPACs

Stocks mentioned: NKLA, DKNG, LCID, QS, UTZ

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Host: Dylan Lewis
Guest: Bill Mann, Chamath Palihapitiya
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

May 21, 2022
Michael Lewis on Crypto, NFTs, and How to Spot Real Experts
39:00

S&P 500 and Nasdaq had their 7th straight negative week and investors (including us) are feeling the pain. (0:30) Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss:
- How history shows staying invested through downturns pays off in the long run
- Major retailers struggling with inventory
- Signs of strength in the home improvement industry
- Two stocks on their radar: Costco and Marqueta

(14:20) Best-selling author Michael Lewis shares insights from the latest season of his podcast, Against The Rules, and discusses:
- Why he chose "expertise" as the theme for this season's episodes
- How you can spot a real expert
- What CEOs can learn from their employees who are six levels down
- His thoughts on cryptocurrency and NFTs
- The experience of going back to re-read his first book, Liar's Poker

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Stocks discussed: WMT, TGT, HD, LOW, COST, MQ

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Ron Gross, Michael Lewis
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Austin Morgan

May 20, 2022
The Lipstick Effect
18:44

What's the Lipstick Effect? So glad you asked. (0:25) Maria Gallagher discusses:
- TJX defying the recent trend of retailers struggling
- How TJX can potentially smooth out its results in good economic times
- Why she thinks beauty companies are the best examples of "Lipstick Effect" stocks

Plus we take a call from Bryan in Kansas City and talk about how to evaluate which stocks in your portfolio might be good candidates to add to.

Got a question for the show? Call our hotline: 703-254-1445

Stocks discussed: TJX, HSY, LVMUY, EL, PG, ULTA, UL

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Maria Gallagher
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd

May 19, 2022
Retail's Inventory Problem
23:08

"We got the inventory wrong." That's basically what Target CEO Brian Cornell said about his company's latest results. (0:30) Bill Mann discusses:
- Why Cornell and Walmart CEO Doug McMillon should have warned investors sooner about their latest quarterly numbers
- The inventory glut major these retailers will have to work through
- Lowe's benefitting from the residential home environment
- Whether Target's stock is more attractive after today's drop

(13:11) Tim Beyers talks with Arista Networks CEO Jayshree Ullal about how her company is diversifying its revenue stream and one thing investors often get wrong about Arista.

Stocks discussed: TGT, WMT, LOW, HD, ANET, MSFT, FB

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Bill Mann, Tim Beyers, Jayshree Ullal
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

May 18, 2022
Walmart & Home Depot vs. Inflation
26:35

Two major retailers, two different results as they battle inflation. (0:30) Asit Sharma discusses:
- Walmart's unusually large stock drop in the wake of disappointing 1st-quarter results
- Being a blacksmith, not a goldsmith
- Home Depot raising guidance after strong 1st-quarter profits
- The role of higher mortgage rates play for home improvement retailers

(15:30) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp continue their conversation with Business Insider's Mark Reeth about unusual economic indicators.

Stocks discussed: WMT, HD, LOW, AMZN

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Asit Sharma, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Mark Reeth
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

May 17, 2022
McDonald's Exits Russia (Who's Next?)
23:31

If you were hoping to start the week with a hostile takeover, you're in luck! (0:30) Jason Moser discusses:
- JetBlue Airways going hostile in its pursuit of Spirit Airlines
- McDonald's leaving a major market for the first time in its history
- The prospect of other major restaurant chains following McDonald's and closing up shop in Russia

(10:35) Jason and Matt Frankel take a closer at how Twilio makes money and one of the company's competitive advantages.

Stocks discussed: JBLU, SAVE, ULCC, MCD, DPZ, SBUX, TWLO, ABNB, CRM, UBER

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Matt Frankel
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

May 16, 2022
Money Lessons from Gandhi, Dante, and Chimpanzees
24:18

You might not think of your money as a flock of sheep, but Dr. Martha Beck does. And it makes more sense than you’d imagine. A best-selling author and life coach, Beck joins Motley Fool contributor Brian Stoffel to discuss:
- Why you should ask yourself “how much is enough?”
- How to align your investments with a personal mission statement
- And yes, financial lessons from chimpanzees

Host: Brian Stoffel
Guest: Martha Beck
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Spencer Daniel

May 15, 2022
Capital Allocation: The Superpower of (Some) Public Companies
28:22

After a company pays its expenses, it has some decisions to make – pay a dividend, buy back stock, make an acquisition, or just hold on to the money. That's capital allocation, and not every company does it well. Motley Fool senior analysts Bill Mann, John Rotonti, and Auri Hughes discuss six companies handling capital allocation in a Foolish way, including:
- How a stock with a slow-growing top-line can become a long-term compounder
- One company that was built to make acquisitions
- When it’s a “crime” for a company to pay a dividend
- How to water-proof your shoes

Stocks discussed: CSU, CNSWF, BRK.A, BRK.B, ACN, WDFC, TXN, ADYEY, MQ, CHD, HD

Bonus resource - https://www.fool.com/investing/2016/09/07/interview-with-broad-run-investment-management.aspx

Host: John Rotonti
Guests: Bill Mann, Auri Hughes
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Dan Boyd

May 14, 2022
The Hidden Upside for Stock Investors
38:41

"This is a once in a blue moon butt-kicking." And we've got the numbers to back it up! (0:30) Jason Moser and Maria Gallagher discuss: - Historic numbers to put the current market into perspective - Disney's better-than-you-might-think results - Rough times for coffee chain Dutch Bros - Unity Software's drive for profitability - Signs of life from Affirm Holdings - The latest from Roblox, The Trade Desk, and Peloton (19:00) Bill Mann talks with Okta co-founder Frederic Kerrest about lessons from his new book, Zero to IPO: Over $1 Trillion of Actionable Advice from the World’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs. (34:15) Maria analyzes Airbnb's platform enhancements, then she and Jason share two stocks on their radar: Airbnb and Home Depot. Stocks discussed: DIS, BROS, U, AFRM, RBLX, TTD, PTON, OKTA, HD, ABNB Host: Chris Hill Guests: Maria Gallagher, Jason Moser, Bill Mann, Frederic Kerrest Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

May 13, 2022
Future Consolidation in Gaming
24:56

If the consumer economy is going well, why do our portfolios not reflect it? (0:20) Asit Sharma discusses:
- Sonos being "underrated" as a business
- Revenue growth being Sonos' key metric to watch
- Why we keep hammering the point about taking the long view in stock investing

(15:30) Jon Quast and Ryan Henderson talk with Reggie Fils-Aime, former president of Nintendo of America, about finding great business leaders and the future of consolidation in gaming.

Stocks discussed: SONO, NTDOY, DIS, NFLX, TTWO, ZNGA, ATVI, SNMSF

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Asit Sharma, Jon Quast, Ryan Henderson, Reggie Fils-Aime
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd

May 12, 2022
Metaverse, Streaming Ads, and The Biz of Freelancing
27:36

Is Wall Street starting to take a breath before reacting to earnings reports? (0:20) Tim Beyers discusses:
- Roblox shares rising despite (on the surface) a disappointing Q1 report
- Developer exchange fees
- Why The Trade Desk is a company in transition

(15:23) Asit Sharma and Bill Mann take a closer look at Fiverr International, an online marketplace for freelance services.

Stocks discussed: RBLX, TTD, FVRR

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Tim Beyers, Asit Sharma, Bill Mann
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

May 11, 2022
Economic Indicators: China, Men's Underwear Index
28:52

Investors are taking a closer look at stocks trading below their IPO price. (0:20) Bill Mann discusses: - Why he believes that "poor uses of capital have not been punished" - Anchoring to 52-week highs and lows, and why it's dangerous - The level of concern over rolling lockdowns in China (14:47) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp talk with Business Insider's Mark Reeth about uncommon leading economic indicators, including the Men's Underwear Index. (Yes, really.) Stocks discussed: SBUX, EL Host: Chris Hill Guests: Bill Mann, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Mark Reeth Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

May 10, 2022
Uber's "Seismic Shift" and Farming's Future
27:29

More companies are getting more serious about cutting spending. (0:20) Jason Moser discusses: - Uber's CEO telling employees they are cutting marketing and treating hiring like a privilege - Meta Platforms placing a freeze on hiring - The huge opening weekend box office for "Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness" - Encouraging data around younger Americans' comfort level with going to theaters (14:55) Motley Fool contributor Rachel Warren talks with AppHarvest CEO Jonathan Webb about why he founded his company, the future of farming, and trends investors should be watching. Stocks discussed: UBER, FB, DIS, PARA, CMCSA, SONY, APPH Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Rachel Warren, Jonathan Webb Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd

May 09, 2022
Metaverse: Unlimited Potential, Very Real Constraints
24:20

The future of the metaverse is murky, even if its present technical challenges are clear. But there may be a few trillion reasons why investors should keep their eyes on this new frontier. Venture capitalist Matthew Ball is author of the upcoming book, “The Metaverse: And How It Will Revolutionize Everything.” Asit Sharma talks with him about: - The technical challenges in bringing the metaverse to life - A murky future for all involved - Why Nike may have meaningful exposure to the metaverse To learn more, click here - https://www.fool.com/investing/stock-market/market-sectors/information-technology/metaverse-stocks/what-is-the-metaverse/ Stocks mentioned: RBLX, FB, NKE, U Host: Asit Sharma Guest: Matthew Ball Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Brandon Gentry

May 08, 2022
Diving Into Hospitality
25:34

Ready for a vacation? You’re not the only one! Deidre Woollard talks with Matt Argersinger, lead investor for Millionacres, about the state of hospitality, and the companies and REITs that stand to benefit from more travel. They also discuss: - How resorts are recovering - The present obstacles for Airbnb - Why the outlook for business travel is a mixed bag Stocks mentioned: SUI, ABNB, RHP, MTN, PEB, DIS Host: Deidre Woollard Guest: Matt Argersinger Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

May 07, 2022
Jobs, Rate Hike, Stocks on Sale
39:01

Busy week for investors as the April jobs report came two days after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates a half-percent. (0:30) Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss: - Pitfalls and potential for stock investors

- Rocky times for e-commerce companies Etsy, Shopify, and Wayfair - Booking Holdings and Marriott leading the travel industry - AMD defying expectations - Under Armour hitting an 11-year low - The latest from Zillow, Block, and Starbucks

(19:00) Malcolm Ethridge, CFP and host of “The Tech Money Podcast”, weighs in on the Nasdaq selloff and the potential for commercial real estate. He also offers a sneak preview of his upcoming book!

(34:15) Jason and Ron discuss a new breakfast innovation and share two stocks on their radar: Outset Medical and Domino’s Pizza.

Stocks discussed: ETSY, SHOP, W, BKNG, MAR, AMD, Z, ZG, SQ, UA, UAA, SBUX, OM, DPZ

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Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Ron Gross, Malcolm Ethridge Engineer: Dan Boyd

May 06, 2022
Nasdaq Pain Continues
31:14

The Nasdaq fell 5%, continuing a rough year for investors. (0:20) Andy Cross discusses:
- The short-term pain being felt by all investors, including us
- Shopify's 1st-quarter results looking similar to Amazon's
- Deliverr, the logistics company Shopify just bought for $2.1 billion
- EPAM Systems, the IT services provider that surprised investors with a strong 1st quarter

(17:00) Jim Gillies talks with Ricky Mulvey about MTY Food Group, a Canadian food franchisor small cap with potential.

Stocks discussed: SHOP, AMZN, EPAM, MTY, MTYFF, WEN

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Andy Cross, Jim Gillies
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

May 05, 2022
Starbucks Heats Up, Lyft Stalls
28:46

Ride-sharing stocks took a hit today, but don't assume they're the same. (0:20) Maria Gallagher discusses:
- Uber's scale outweighing Lyft's
- Prospects for Uber reaching profitability by the end of 2023
- Challenges in China contributing to Starbucks suspending guidance for the rest of the fiscal year
- Starbucks 12% same-store sales growth in the U.S.
- Match Group getting a new CEO

(15:03) Emily Flippen and Asit Sharma discuss the business of pets ownership and the prospects for small-cap Rover Group.

Stocks discussed: UBER, LYFT, SBUX, MTCH, BMBL, ROVR, CHWY, FRPT

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Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Maria Gallagher, Emily Flippen, Asit Sharma
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

May 04, 2022
How To Handle A Raise
22:38

A trio of earnings reports from Hilton Hotels, Expedia, and Avis Budget Group give us the chance to zoom in on the travel industry. (0:20) Asit Sharma discusses:
- Key metrics for hotels, bookings, and car rentals
- Travel industry's growth having a positive ripple effect on advertising revenue
- Why he prefers travel brands with staying power

(13:10) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp discuss how to adjust your monthly budget after you get a raise.

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Stocks discussed: HLT, EXPE, CAR, ABNB, MAR

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Asit Sharma, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp,
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

May 03, 2022
Gut Check Time for Investors
27:06

Just because it's been a rough start to 2022 doesn't mean the market is automatically going higher the rest of this year. (0:20) Jason Moser discusses:
- Why right now is a gut check for every investor
- What recent history says about the Nasdaq falling in the first 4 months of the year
- The types of businesses he's looking to invest in right now

(15:20) Matt Frankel spent the weekend in Omaha, Nebraska at "Woodstock for Capitalists". Ricky Mulvey talks with Matt about his biggest takeaways from the Berkshire-Hathaway annual meeting.

Stocks discussed: PYPL, JNJ, HD, LOW, MKC, BRK.A, BRK.B, PGR, CVX, OXY, ATVI, MSFT

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Matt Frankel
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

May 02, 2022
Money Expert Michelle Singletary
23:04

For more than 25 years Michelle Singletary has penned the nationally syndicated column "The Color of Money". Between her column and her books, she doesn't hold back when it comes to helping people be smarter about budgeting and personal finances. Deidre Woollard caught up with her to talk about:
- How our financial habits changed during the pandemic
- One significant way to take control of your budget
- Why she suggests not buying a home right now

Host: Deidre Woollard
Guest: Michelle Singletary
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Brandon Gentry, Dan Boyd

May 01, 2022
Office Hours: Valuing ETFs, Investing For Kids, and Creating Dividends
24:11

Office Hours: Valuing ETFs, Investing For Kids, and Creating Dividends

You've got questions? We've got answers! John Rotonti and Robert Brokamp answer audience questions about investing in ETFs, cash management, measuring risk, and more.

Got a question for the show? Call our voicemail: 703-254-1445

Bonus resource - https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/07/16/do-you-have-an-investing-checklist.aspx

Host: John Rotonti
Guest: Robert Brokamp
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineer: Rick Engdahl, Dan Boyd

Apr 30, 2022
Mega Caps Struggle, Becky Quick on Berkshire-Hathaway's Future
38:59

The biggest companies in the U.S. markets couldn't stop April being the worst month for the stock market in years. (0:30) Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss:
- Amazon falling more than 10% after a weak 1st-quarter report
- Apple's supply chain outlook
- Microsoft delivering strong earnings across its business units
- Atlassian's guidance outweighing great 3rd-quarter profits
- Pinterest bouncing back from a 52-week low
- The latest from Meta Platforms, Alphabet, and Pinterest

(19:00) CNBC host Becky Quick calls in from the Berkshire-Hathaway annual meeting to discuss Warren Buffett's investing strategies, inflation, the strength of the U.S. economy, and more.

(35:40) Emily and Ron share two stocks on their radar: Teladoc Health and Sherwin-Williams.

Stocks discussed: AMZN, AAPL, MSFT, FB, TEAM, ROKU, GOOGL, PINS, BRK, HP, SHW, TDOC

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Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Ron Gross, Emily Flippen, Becky Quick
Engineer: Dan Boyd

Apr 29, 2022
We Like Big Moats And We Cannot Lie
25:08

It's one of the best advantages a business can have: a moat to keep competitors at bay. (0:21) Asit Sharma discusses:
- Meta Platforms bouncing back from its recent lows
- PayPal's strong 1st-quarter revenue and lowered guidance for the full fiscal year
- The growing strength of ServiceNow's cloud business

(14:22) Jason Moser and Matt Frankel discuss some ways to identify businesses with moats, and share some stocks that know how to protect themselves.

Stocks discussed: FB, PYPL, NOW, BRK.A, BRK.B, AAPL, KO, BB, DIS, GOOG, GOOGL, INTC, AMZN, PGR

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Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Asit Sharma, Jason Moser, Matt Frankel
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Apr 28, 2022
Chipotle's Future is...?
21:09

To understand Alphabet's latest results it helps to look past the headlines and hand-wringing. (0:20) Jason Moser discusses:
- 1st-quarter revenue growing 23%
- Alphabet's board approving a $70 billion share buyback plan
- CFO Ruth Porat's continued strong performance with the company's capital allocation
- The pricing power of Chipotle boosting its 1st-quarter results
- How Chipotle's specific plans for opening new locations provides clues as to where the business goes from here

(12:00) Jim Mueller and Bill Mann square off in a "bull vs. bear" debate over Netflix.

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Stocks discussed: GOOG, GOOGL, CMG, NFLX

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Jim Mueller, Bill Mann
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Apr 27, 2022
Twitter's New Owner
29:25

Now that Elon Musk has a deal in place to take Twitter private, we have a few questions. (0:20) Bill Mann discusses:
- The mediocre performance (to date) of Twitter's business
- Whether Tesla shareholders should be nervous about Musk running another company
- How other ad-driven businesses like Pinterest and Facebook are feeling
- The latest results, and near-term future, for bellwether stock UPS

(14:00) Inflation is rising, but that's probably not a good enough reason by itself to expect a raise at work. Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp talk with Kara Chambers, head of People Development at The Motley Fool, for insights and suggestions.

Stocks discussed: TWTR, DRI, TSLA, FB, PINS, UPS

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Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Bill Mann, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Kara Chambers
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Apr 26, 2022
Big Soda > Big Beer
21:13

Shares of Coca-Cola hit a new all-time high today, continuing a trend of steady results for big soda producers. (0:20) Jason Moser discusses:
- Coke's strong 1st-quarter organic revenue growth
- CEO James Quincey's warning of "storm clouds" on the horizon
- The success of Coke's 2018 acquisition of Costa Coffee
- Why companies like Coke and Pepsi are outperforming major beer companies

(11:00) Senior analysts Maria Gallagher and Alyce Lomax break down what investors need to know about reviewing board members, CEO Pay, and the other big issues surrounding proxy voting.

Stocks discussed: KO, PEP, BUD, TAP, SAM, XOM

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Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Maria Gallagher, Alyce Lomax
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd

Apr 25, 2022
DTC Healthcare with 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki
25:41

Genes aren’t always predictive, but understanding them better could dramatically improve our healthcare system. Motley Fool contributor Brian Orelli interviews Anne Wojcicki, the CEO of 23andMe, about her company and why it’s looking to tell you much more than the names of your long-lost relatives. They discuss:
- Opportunities in direct-to-consumer healthcare
- Creating more personalized medicine
- The limits of genetic testing

Host: Brian Orelli
Guest: Anne Wojcicki
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Brandon Gentry

Apr 24, 2022
6 Companies, 4 Strong Balance Sheets
25:45

What separates a strong balance sheet from a weak one? Motley Fool senior analysts John Rotonti and Bill Mann discuss:
- Assets, liabilities, and when more liabilities can actually be a good thing
- A surprising way one retailer generates cash from its balance sheet
- Companies holding the most formidable cash piles in the world

Stocks: COST, GOOG, GOOGL, LOW, F, NCLH, RAD

Host: John Rotonti
Guest: Bill Mann
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Dan Boyd

Apr 23, 2022
Tesla, Twitter, and Real Estate Trends to Watch
38:57

Comments from Fed Chief Jay Powell on Thursday sent the overall market lower. How should investors think about the impending interest rate hike in May? (0:30) Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss:
- A challenging immediate future for Netflix
- Tesla's record profits in Q1
- Elon Musk's progression towards buying Twitter
- Papa John's signing a new 3-year deal with board member Shaquille O'Neal
- The latest from Gap, Boston Beer Co., and Johnson & Johnson

(19:00) Matt Argersinger, lead investor for Millionacres, analyzes the current state of housing, why we still have too much office space in the U.S., and areas of real estate investing he likes right now.

(31:00) Ron and Jason return to answer a listener's voicemail question about Traeger, and share two stocks on their radar: Atlassian and Twilio.

Stocks discussed: NFLX, TSLA, TWTR, GPS, SAM, JNJ, PZZA, HD, TREX, PEB, RHP, MTN, LYV, MAR, ABNB, COOK, TEAM, TWLO

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Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Ron Gross, Matt Argersinger
Engineer: Dan Boyd

Apr 22, 2022
Beth Kindig on Tech Stocks
29:27

As major airline stocks pop, it's reasonable to ask what the long-term prospects are for shareholders. (0:20) Jim Gillies discusses:
- American, United, and the other major U.S. carriers
- The airline-tangent stock he prefers
- AT&T's timing with the spinoff of Warner Media
- HBO Max gaining subscribers
- Sleep Number's cash flow being better than its stock price would indicate

(19:30) Deidre Woollard talks with Beth Kindig, lead tech analyst for the I/O Fund, about where she's finding opportunities in the recent downturn in tech stocks.

Stocks discussed: AAL, UAL, AER, T, WBD, SNBR, NVDA, ROKU, AMD, MU

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jim Gillies, Deidre Woolard, Beth Kindig
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Tim Sparks

Apr 21, 2022
Netflix Plummets, Lululemon Plans
24:59

For the first time in over a decade, Netflix had a quarterly net-loss of subscribers and shares fell more than 35%. (0:20) Tim Beyers discusses:
- The growing competition in video streaming
- Shares of Roku and Disney falling as well
- How investors should think about the growth prospects for Netflix
- Lululemon Athletica's plan to double its annual revenue in the next five years

(15:30) Ricky Mulvey talks with Motley Fool senior analyst Sanmeet Deo about Xponential Fitness, a small-cap company rising in the boutique space.

Stocks discussed: NFLX, ROKU, DIS, LULU, XPOF, PLNT

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Tim Beyers, Sanmeet Deo
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Tim Sparks

Apr 20, 2022
The Good, Bad, and Ugly of TikTok Financial Advice
24:48

Is Wall Street starting to give companies the benefit of the doubt? (0:20) Bill Mann discusses:
- Johnson & Johnson's rise despite lowering guidance
- How J&J's margins are better than they appear
- The company's 60-year streak of increasing its dividend
- Didi Global's upcoming shareholder meeting to vote on delisting from the NYSE

(10:30) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp talk with Motley Fool bureau chief Kirsten Guerra about how to find good financial advice on TikTok.

Stocks discussed: JNJ, DIDI, AMC, GME, GOOG, GOOGL

Got a question about stocks, industries, or trends?
Call our voicemail: (703) 254-1445

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Bill Mann, Alison Southwick, Kirsten Guerra, Robert "Bro" Brokamp
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Apr 19, 2022
While Wall St. Was Sleeping...
27:04

The ongoing drama surrounding Elon Musk and Twitter distracted investors from relevant news involving one of the most important companies in America. (0:20) Jason Moser discusses:
- His headline from Amazon CEO Andy Jassy's annual shareholder letter
- Why AWS isn't getting spun off
- Amazon doubling their fulfillment capacity in just 2 years
- The company's approach to MLPs (Minimum Loveable Products)

(13:59) Jason is joined by Matt Frankel to take a closer look at lending platform Upstart Holdings, which is down nearly 80% from its 52-week high.

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Stocks discussed: AMZN, UPST, SQ

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Matt Frankel
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd

Apr 18, 2022
How to Value a Company with the Discounted Cash Flow Model
43:41

Grab your notebook and get ready to dive deep. 

Motley Fool Senior Analyst John Rotonti discusses how investors can value a company using the discounted cash flow model. This method is the fundamental way to determine if you’re getting a bargain or paying too much when you buy any stock. 

Rotonti discusses:
 
- How to pick a discount rate for investments. 
- The key difference between fair and intrinsic value.
- How to project free cash flows. 

Have an investing question for John? Call 703-254-1445, leave a voicemail, and he may answer your question in an upcoming episode. 

Additional resource: https://www.fool.com/investing/2022/01/19/expectations-investing-qanda-mauboussin-rappaport/ 

Stocks discussed: IBM, NEE, PEP

Host: John Rotonti
Producer: Ricky Mulvey 
Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Apr 16, 2022
12 Spring Cleaning Stocks
38:56

Our portfolios benefit from spring cleaning as much as our closets and yards do. (0:30) Andy Cross and Maria Gallagher discuss:
- Stocks investors should consider trimming like hedges
- 2 stocks to throw out altogether
- Stocks that spark so much joy Marie Kondo would be proud
- Potential comebacks for online retailers
- Why they'd be hold Zscaler and Disney shares like Brood X cicadas
- Actual cleaning tips!

(19:00) Bill Mann talks with Oaktree Capital co-founder Howard Marks, author of Mastering the Market Cycle: Getting the Odds on Your Side.

Got a question about stocks, industries, or trends? Call our voicemail: (703) 254-1445.

Stocks discussed: WIX, OPEN, SFIX, PTON, MSFT, TREX, MELI, REAL, POSH, ETSY, ZS, DIS, OAK-A, OAK-B

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Andy Cross, Maria Gallagher, Bill Mann, Howard Marks
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Apr 15, 2022
“Can we pour one out for the lawyers?”
24:18

Elon Musk offers to take Twitter private in an all-cash deal. (0:14) Dylan Lewis and Bill Mann break down:

- The details of Musk’s offer.
- How the market is pricing in the probability of this takeover.
- The issues at Tesla that may also warrant Musk’s attention right now.

(14:02) Ricky Mulvey interviews Asit Sharma about how investors can find stocks with “escape velocity,” and one cybersecurity company that may have “overcome gravity”.

 

Stocks: TWTR, TSLA, GS, NVDA, CRWD

 

Host: Dylan Lewis

Guests: Bill Mann, Asit Sharma, Ricky Mulvey

Engineers: Dan Boyd, Tim Sparks

Apr 14, 2022
Are psychedelics investable?
24:56

Earnings season is here, and JPMorgan Chase is offering some “pessimistic optimism.” (00:22) Deidre Woollard and Jason Moser discuss:
- How rising interest rates may affect mortgage lenders.
- PayPal’s CFO moving to Walmart.

- A rebound for Delta Airlines.

 

Running a double-blind study isn’t easy. It’s even tougher when the drug being tested is a psychedelic. (13:45) Emily Flippen and Meilin Quinn discuss the regulatory challenges psychedelic companies are facing, and if investors should jump into this growing trend.

Stocks mentioned: DAL, WFC, JPM, PYPL, WMT, JNJ, CMPS, JAZZ, MNMD

 

Link: 6 Psychedelic Stocks to Consider in 2022 | The Motley Fool


Host: Deidre Woollard
Guests: Jason Moser, Emily Flippen, Meilin Quinn
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineer: Tim Sparks

Apr 13, 2022
Inflation Runs Hot
31:05

Inflation hit 8.5% in the month of March, the highest since 1981, and signs of demand destruction may be appearing in the used car market.

 

(0:17) Yasser El-Shimy joins Asit Sharma to discuss:

- Why investors are hoping that inflation has peaked.
- Carmax’s earnings miss and the state of the used car market.
- The growing trend of buying homes sight unseen.

When are you gonna get me a car? (14:55) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp continue their conversation with Ron Lieber, personal finance columnist for The New York Times and the author of “The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money.”

 

Got a question about stocks? Call our voicemail: 703-254-1445

 

Stocks mentioned: KMX, CVNA, FTCH, ZG, RDFN

 

Host: Asit Sharma
Guests: Yasser El-Shimy, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Ron Lieber

Producer: Ricky Mulvey

Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Apr 12, 2022
Musk being Musky
30:27

Twitter’s board was going to look a little different. Not so much anymore. (0:22) Tim Beyers joins Deidre Woollard to discuss:
- The potential reasons why Elon Musk is jumping off Twitter’s board.

- Warner Bros. Discovery’s first day as a publicly traded company.

- A potential seller’s strike at Etsy.

(20:05) Matt Argersinger joins Deidre in a discussion on how rising interest rates could impact Zillow and Redfin, and what those companies are doing differently from each other.

Stocks discussed: WBD, T, DIS, TWTR, ETSY, ABNB, RDFN, ZG

 

Host: Deidre Woollard

Guests: Tim Beyers, Matt Argersinger

Producer: Ricky Mulvey

Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl, Annie Franks

Apr 11, 2022
Investing Lessons from The Bond King
33:00

Beating a market for decades isn’t easy. Mary Childs, author of “The Bond King: How One Man Made a Market, Built an Empire, and Lost It All” joins Ricky Mulvey to talk about PIMCO founder Bill Gross and what retail investors can learn from his story. Childs discusses: - How Gross traded bonds to beat the market for decades - Why PIMCO may have “started the party” that led to the Great Recession - Why Bill Gross was blasting 50 Cent’s music at his neighbor’s house Bonus resource! How to Invest in Bonds - https://www.fool.com/investing/how-to-invest/bonds/ Host: Ricky Mulvey Guest: Mary Childs Engineer: Steve Broido, Tim Sparks

Apr 10, 2022
Guide to Financial Statements (2 of 2)
23:39

Motley Fool Senior Analyst John Rotonti continues his discussion on the most important financial statements, focusing on the cash flow statement and what it reveals to investors. In part two of this two-part series, Rotonti discusses: - How net income becomes free cash flow - The choices companies can make with free cash flow (and why investors should care) - Margins that can indicate the health of public companies Bonus resource! How Net Income Becomes Free Cash Flow: https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/09/24/reconciling-net-income-to-free-cash-flow.aspx

Stock discussed: CMG Host: John Rotonti Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Apr 09, 2022
Sports Business, Virtual Currency, Buffett’s Latest Buy
38:57

The topic of inflation has focused on the Federal Reserve’s response, but how are companies responding? (0:30) Emily Flippen and Maria Gallagher analyze Walmart’s aggressive push to hire more full-time truckers, as well as:
- Meta Platforms working on a currency for the metaverse
- Twitter’s incoming director: Elon Musk
- Berkshire-Hathaway’s new stake in HP
- Rite Aid’s tenuous future
- Coca-Cola’s latest flavor innovations

(19:00) John Ourand from the Sports Business Journal discusses Tiger Woods’ impact on The Masters’ ratings, Apple and Amazon striking deals with Major League Baseball, and why ESPN has one of the best TV deals for live sports.

(33:30) Maria and Emily recommend three books (The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson, The Art of Statistics: How to Learn from Data by David Spiegelhalter, Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail by Ray Dalio) and share two stocks on their radar: Airbnb and Etsy.

Got a question about stocks?  Call our voicemail: 703-254-1445

Stocks discussed: WMT, COST, AMZN, TGT, FB, TWTR, TSLA, BRK, HP, BBY, RAD, KO, T, PARA, AAPL, CMCSA, AMZN, DIS, ABNB, ETSY

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Emily Flippen, Maria Gallagher, John Ourand
Engineers: Steve Broido, Rick Engdahl

Apr 08, 2022
Unsexy Stocks, Rewarding Returns
19:59

Let's face it, some businesses just have that "Ick Factor" because they do the jobs most people don't want to do. (00:20) Jim Mueller discusses:

- Whether people going back to offices could be a growth catalyst for Waste Management

- The underrated subscription part of Rollins' business

- How businesses like Sherwin-Williams can be compounding machines for shareholders

 

(12:00) Alicia Hammond discusses the psychological underpinnings of why we give someone "the benefit of the doubt" and how it relates to investing.

 

Stocks discussed: WM, WCN, ROL, SHW

 

Got a stock question? Email podcasts@fool.com!

 

Host: Chris Hill

Guests: Jim Mueller, Alicia Hammond

Producer: Ricky Mulvey

Engineer: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks

Apr 07, 2022
Bull vs. Bear: Best Buy
29:51

(00:22) Acquisition battles are heating up as travel season kicks off. Asit Sharma joins Deidre Woollard to discuss:

- JetBlue’s competition with Spirit to buy Frontier Airlines.

- Amazon’s plan to launch 3,000 satellites into orbit for its broadband internet plans.
- Restaurants in the metaverse.

Jim Gillies and Brian Feroldi take a “Bull vs. Bear” approach to investing in Best Buy, (18:56) the company that was supposed to become Amazon’s showroom. You can decide who made the better argument @MotleyFoolMoney on Twitter.

 

Link: Metaverse Stocks -  https://www.fool.com/investing/stock-market/market-sectors/information-technology/metaverse-stocks/


Stocks: JBLU, SAVE, ULCC, AMZN, NKE, RBLX, CMG, BBY

Host: Deidre Woollard
Guests: Asit Sharma, Brian Feroldi, Jim Gillies
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Tim Sparks, Rick Engdahl

Apr 06, 2022
6 Great Books for Investors
25:28

April is Financial Literacy Month and we've got some recommendations to make you a smarter investor! (00:20) Anand Chokkavelu mentions a couple of popular titles investors may want to skip, before he recommends the following books: Liar's Poker - Michael Lewis The Big Short - Michael Lewis (Shameless Plug Alert!) The Motley Fool Investment Guide - David and Tom Gardner The Little Book That Beats The Market - Joel Greenblatt One Up On Wall Street - Peter Lynch Beating The Streat - Peter Lynch (10:00) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp talk with best-selling author Ron Lieber about how to help your kids be smarter about money (without looking like a jerk). Host: Chris Hill Guests: Anand Chokkavelu, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Ron Lieber Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks

Apr 05, 2022
Leaders Gonna Lead
31:51

One thing we like to focus on is the people running the businesses we own shares of. (00:20) Jim Gillies discusses: - Howard Schultz suspending Starbucks' stock buyback plan on his 1st day as interim CEO - The likelihood of Schultz remaining CEO beyond his "interim" period - Elon Musk taking a 9% "passive stake" in Twitter, according to the SEC - The subtle-yet-important difference between a 13D filing and a 13G filing - Whether Tesla shareholders are bothered by Musk paying attention to another company (18:30) Asit Sharma and Brian Stoffel examine cloud infrastructure company DigitalOcean through the lens of competitors like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Stocks: SBUX, TWTR, TSLA, DOCN, SHOP, MSFT, AMZN, ORCL Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jim Gillies, Asit Sharma, Brian Stoffel Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks

Apr 04, 2022
Russia, China, and Global Energy Markets
27:56
Sanctions go on a whole lot easier than they come off. Daniel Yergin is the Vice Chairman of S&P Global and the author of “The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations". He’s been studying Russia's and China’s roles in the global energy markets for decades, and shares the implications of Russia becoming an unreliable oil and gas supplier in Europe.  In this conversation with Motley Fool Senior Analyst Ben Ra, Yergin discusses: - Russia’s economic relationship with China - The role of shale for US energy independence - Supply chain obstacles for wide-spread electric vehicle adoption Bonus Resources! Investing in Energy Stocks - https://www.fool.com/investing/stock-market/market-sectors/energy/ Investing in Copper Stocks - https://www.fool.com/investing/stock-market/market-sectors/materials/metal-stocks/copper-stocks/ Host: Ben Ra Guest: Daniel Yergin Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Brandon Gentry
Apr 03, 2022
Guide to Financial Statements (1 of 2)
19:16

Motley Fool Senior Analyst John Rotonti walks you through the most important financial statements through the sale of a burrito. (Yes, really.)

 

In part one of this two part series on financial statements, Rotonti discusses:

- How to understand balance sheets and income statements.

- A key metric that can tell you about a company’s pricing power.

- What you’re actually purchasing when you buy a stock.

 

Bonus Resources!

Chipotle’s valuation metrics - https://www.fool.com/premium/company/nyse/cmg/

Reconciling Net Income to Free Cash Flow - https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/09/24/reconciling-net-income-to-free-cash-flow.aspx

 

Stock discussed: CMG

 

Host: John Rotonti

Producer: Ricky Mulvey

Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks

Apr 02, 2022
David Gardner on Intriguing Stocks and the Fool Foundation
38:56
The U.S. economy added 1.7 million jobs in the 1st quarter of 2022. Meanwhile, the stock market gave investors a negative quarter for the first time in two years. (0:30) Emily Flippen and Tim Beyers discuss the relative strength of the economy, as well as: - Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel's prediction for summer travel - Baidu being added to the SEC's list of stocks potentially facing delisting - Chewy's struggles in its latest quarter - Brand growth continuing in the hard seltzer market - The latest from Lululemon, FedEx, and Five Below (19:00) David Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool, shares advice for investors rattled by recent underperformance in the market, a few Rule Breaker stocks he believes look attractive at their current prices, and the launch of The Motley Fool Foundation. (36:30) Tim and Emily share two stocks on their radar: Jamf Holding and Rover Group. To be part of The Motley Fool Foundation, join us here - www.foolfoundation.org Stocks discussed: BKNG, BIDU, CHWY, LULU, FDX, FIVE, SAM, BUD, Z, TTD, NFLX, AXON, NVDA, JAMF, ROVR Host: Chris Hill Guests: Emily Flippen, Tim Beyers, David Gardner Engineer: Rick Engdahl
Apr 01, 2022
"You are the baker of your own cake."
28:56

For the 1st time in two years, investors experience a negative return in the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq. But don't worry, you got this! (00:20) Asit Sharma discusses: - Amazon renewing its deal with JP Morgan Chase to issue Amazon's rewards credit card - Why shareholders of both companies should be happy with the outcome - How investors can take solace in a growing economy, even as stocks cooled off this quarter (14:00) Dylan Lewis talks with Brian Feroldi about how investing in the stock market is the great wealth creation machine in the world, and Brian's upcoming book "Why Does The Stock Market Go Up?" Post a review on Apple and include a question about a stock or industry! Stocks: AMZN, JPM, AXP, C, SYF, AAPL Host: Chris Hill Guests: Asit Sharma, Dylan Lewis, Brian Feroldi Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks

Mar 31, 2022
A CEO's Dire Forecast
23:08

Having led Restoration Hardware since 2014, Gary Friedman is an experienced CEO. But on his company's latest earnings call Friedman says he's never been more uncertain about the future. (00:20) Bill Mann discusses: - The record year RH just closed - Friedman invoking the 2008 collapse of Bear Stearns - Why RH is doing a 3-for-1 stock split Bill also answers a listener's question about small-cap stock 22nd Century Group. Post a review on Apple and include a question about a stock or industry! (14:00) Tim Beyers and Andy Cross talk with Jay Chaudhry, CEO of Zscaler, about what other cybersecurity companies are missing and the biggest misconception that Wall Street has about his company. Stocks: RH, WSM, XXII, ZS, CRM, TSLA Host: Chris Hill Guests: Bill Mann, Tim Beyers, Andy Cross, Jay Chaudhry Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks

Mar 30, 2022
Real Estate Trends We're Watching
34:19

Real Estate Trends We're Watching FedEx CEO Fred Smith may not fit the traditional definition of "Visionary CEO" that we've come to accept, but he saw an industry where none previously existed. (00:20) Jason Moser discusses: - McCormick's 1st-quarter results being fueled by the B2B part of the company - Why executives are optimistic about the rest of the fiscal year - Fred Smith stepping down after more than 50 years of running FedEx - The leap of faith investors must take when it comes to CEO succession (17:30) Investing in real estate is less appealing if it involves 3 am phone calls from a renter. Matt Argersinger talks with Robert Brokamp about some current real estate trends he's excited about, as well as some key points of investing in REITs. Check out TMF's free guide to investing in real estate: http://realestateinvesting.fool.com

Stocks: MKC, FDX, VNQ, RHP, PEB Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Robert Brokamp, Matt Argersinger Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks

Mar 29, 2022
Ignore "The Slap", Here's How Last Night Changed the Business of Streaming
28:49

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock onstage at the Academy Awards. That single moment overshadowed everything else during the event, including how a single award altered the landscape for streaming video businesses. (00:20) Tim Beyers discusses: - Ripple effects of Apple becoming the 1st streaming service to win Best Picture
- Overall spending on content increasing 
- How things are going today at the offices of Netflix
- Tesla's proposed stock split (14:00) It's 2022. Weren't we supposed to have flying drones delivering packages to our homes by now? Ricky Mulvey talks with Jacob Goldstein, host of the new podcast "What's Your Problem?", about drone delivery, self-driving cars, and the future problems that entrepreneurs are trying to solve right now. Stocks: AAPL, NFLX, DIS, AMZN, TSLA, UBER Host: Chris Hill Guests: Tim Beyers, Ricky Mulvey, Jacob Goldstein Engineer: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks

Mar 28, 2022
A Language Guide for Financial Stocks
24:27

Looking to brush up your language skills when it comes to financial stocks? Motley Fool senior analyst Jason Moser and Matthew Frankel dive deep into the metrics they use to judge financial companies, and provide comparison guidelines for investors to watch. They discuss:
- Why the P/E ratio is less important than you may think
- The nuance of judging a bank’s efficiency
- One metric to watch for any fintech company

Additional resource - https://www.fool.com/investing/stock-market/market-sectors/financials/bank-stocks/how-banks-make-money/

Stocks: AXON, WFC, COF, PYPL, JPM, AFRM

Host: Jason Moser
Guest: Matthew Frankel
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineer: Tim Sparks

Mar 27, 2022
Hollywood Rivalries and Business Tips from the Oscars
29:33

Before the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday, we're taking a closer look at the battle between streaming services and some of the bitter rivalries in entertainment history.  Chris Hill is joined by Maria Gallagher, Catie Peiper, and Mac Greer, as they discuss:
- The Academy’s tenuous relationship with Netflix and other streamers
- Warner Brothers' history of trying to recreate Disney’s magic
- Unexpected business lessons from Oscar winners and nominees

Stocks: DIS, NFLX, T

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Gordon Gekko, Maria Gallagher, Catie Peiper, Mac Greer
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Steve Broido, Tim Sparks

Mar 26, 2022
Improving Market, Attractive Stocks
39:01

The S&P 500 rose for the 2nd week in a row, giving investors more reasons for optimism. Are we the only ones who believe the narrative for investors is shifting away from fear and towards increasing confidence? (0:45) Jason Moser and Andy Cross discuss investor sentiment, as well as:
- Google striking an app-store deal with Spotify
- Uber teaming up with New York City taxis
- Reports that Apple is developing a hardware subscription service
- Darden Restaurants seeing improvement in its fine dining segment
- The latest from Berkshire-Hathaway, Adobe, and Nike

(19:00) Corporate governance expert Nell Minow analyzes how public companies are doing with their communications related to Russia, and why she's unimpressed with how Starbucks' board of directors handled the latest CEO change. Then she puts on her film critic hat to offer a preview of the Academy Awards and share who will win (and should win) Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Picture.

(32:00) Jason and Andy discuss Pepsi's latest limited-run flavor and share two stocks on their radar: McCormick and KB Home.

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Stocks discussed: SPOT, GOOG, GOOGL, MTCH, BMBL, UBER, BRK, AAPL, NKE, DRI, SBUX, DIS, PEP, MKC, KBH

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Andy Cross, Nell Minow
Engineer: Steve Broido

Mar 26, 2022
3 Stocks We Just Bought
27:53

If you think Chairman Powell and some of the Federal Reserve governors are sounding more hawkish, you're not alone. (00:18) John Rotonti discusses:
- Why investors should expect more interest rate hikes this year
- The increasing attractiveness of companies with pricing power and strong ROIC
- Balancing growth stocks with profitable businesses that can self-fund their operations
- Three stocks he just bought (and why he bought them)

(14:30) The most rewarding stocks can come from the most boring businesses. Dylan Lewis and Jason Hall make the case for keeping boring businesses in your portfolio and discuss one in particular that Jason's excited about.

Stocks: PYPL, KKR, RH, AAPL, AMZN, GOOGL, TREX

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: John Rotonti, Dylan Lewis, Jason Hall
Engineer: Tim Sparks

Mar 24, 2022
Adobe's No-Win Situation
28:26

Offering guidance to Wall Street analysts can be a tricky proposition. There are downsides to being either too vague or too specific. (00:22) Tim Beyers discusses:
- Adobe's 1st-quarter results and the $75 million hit to its business in Russia and Belarus
- How worried Okta's corporate customers should be
- Why no one should expect Okta's public communications on its recent security breach to be highly detailed

(14:56) Ricky Mulvey talks with Alicia Hammond about the psychological forces that encourage you to sell, and some actionable ways to make calmer, better decisions about your money.

Stocks: ADBE, OKTA, SHOP

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Tim Beyers, Ricky Mulvey, Alicia Hammond
Engineer: Tim Sparks

Mar 23, 2022
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
25:34

If you want to soothe supply chain woes, try cutting out the middleman. Nike’s direct-to-consumer sales now make up more than 40% of the company’s revenue. (00:18) Auri Hughes joins Asit Sharma to discuss:
- Nike’s earnings beat and global strategy
- Okta’s hack, and what it means for the cybersecurity company
- How rising fertilizer prices could cause wider-spread inflation.  

(10:44) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp discuss how millionaires save, spend, and invest on this week’s Answers.

Stocks: NKE, OKTA, WFC

Host: Asit Sharma
Guests: Auri Hughes, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Tim Sparks, Rick Engdahl

Mar 22, 2022
Price Matters
22:23

After six years Warren Buffett finally pulled the trigger. Berkshire-Hathaway is buying insurance company Alleghany for $11.6 billion. (0:20) Jason Moser analyzes:
- The reaction from investors
- Berkshire-Hathaway's increased exposure to the insurance industry
- Potential for another acquisition in the next few years
- Buffett's patience and relentless focus on price, and what it can teach all investors

(12:30) Rick Munarriz talks with Carnival Cruise Line CEO Arnold Donald about how his company is preparing for the post-pandemic world.

Stocks discussed: BRK, Y, CCL, DIS, AMC

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Rick Munarriz, Arnold Donald
Engineer: Tim Sparks

Mar 21, 2022
The Inside Story of Instagram
30:03

Few people know Instagram better than Bloomberg News tech reporter Sarah Frier. Author of the award-winning book No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram, she talked with Ricky Mulvey about: - How parent company Meta Platforms affects Instagram’s user experience today - CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s role in company acquisitions - The company’s shift into the metaverse Want more background on investing in metaverse stocks? Click here: https://www.fool.com/investing/stock-market/market-sectors/information-technology/metaverse-stocks/

Stocks: FB, SNAP, AAPL Host: Ricky Mulvey Guest: Sarah Frier Engineers: Tim Sparks, Rick Engdahl

Mar 20, 2022
How to Evaluate Company Leadership
23:39

You probably can’t meet with the CEO of a company on your watch list, but you have some tools to evaluate them. Motley Fool Senior Analyst John Rotonti talks with fellow analysts Auri Hughes and Alyce Lomax about how to spot great business leaders. We also break into our archives to share a 2012 interview with former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal. Both conversations discuss: - Identifying great corporate leaders - How excellent CEOs balance stakeholder needs - Why company culture is one of the most important competitive advantages Want more tips for evaluating a CEO? Click here: https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/08/28/esg-investing-how-to-evaluate-a-ceo-using-the-4-cs.aspx Stocks: SHOP, COST, SBUX, ACN, HD, TXN, BRK, MSFT, AMZN Host: John Rotonti Guest: Auri Hughes, Alyce Lomax Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Tim Sparks, Rick Engdahl

Mar 19, 2022
0.25% Increase? No Problem!
39:01

For the first time since 2018 the Federal Reserve raised interest rates. Not only did everyone survive, but investors actually seemed to embrace the first of what will probably be several rate hikes this year. (0:45) Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss the impact on the stock market, as well as:
- GameStop's 4th-quarter loss
- FedEx weathering challenges to get through its latest quarter
- Williams-Sonoma closing out the fiscal year with record results
- Amazon and Netflix making moves to strengthen their video streaming businesses
- The latest from Starbucks, Accenture, and Walmart

(19:00) Andy Cross talks with Fred Reichheld, author of "Winning On Purpose", about the Net Promoter Score and how it can help long-term investors beat the market.

(33:00) Ron and Jason answer a question about Berkshire-Hathaway and share two stocks on their radar: Taiwan Semiconductor and Chewy.

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Stocks discussed: GME, FDX, SBUX, DPZ, WSM, ACN, AMZN, NFLX, WMT, DFS, FRC, WRBY, INTU, BRK, CHWY, TSM

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Ron Gross, Andy Cross, Fred Reichheld
Engineer: Steve Broido

Mar 18, 2022
Russia/China: What's Next?
19:34

Russia's stock market was supposed to open this week. Even if you don't own Russian stocks directly, you may own them through global funds or ETFs. 

(0:20) Bill Mann discusses:
- How Russia's market remained closed
- Potential for Russia to default on its debt
- The one thing every U.S. investor should do if they have exposure to Russian stocks
- Chinese stocks suddenly rebounding on comments from the central government
- Why he believes the turnaround is a "yellow flag" for investors

Stocks discussed: YNDX, BABA, TCEHY, JD, BIDU

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Bill Mann
Engineer: Tim Sparks

Mar 17, 2022
Meet Starbucks' New Boss (Same As The Old Boss)
25:32

Kevin Johnson surprises almost everyone by announcing his retirement, with Howard Schultz returning (again) to run Starbucks. (0:20) Jason Moser discusses: - The company's board of directors taking their time in searching for the next permanent CEO - Why Walgreens' CEO Roz Brewer should be at the top of the board's list of candidates - Starbucks' plan to reduce the use of disposable cups by 2025 (12:00) Emily Flippen and Asit Sharma take a closer look at a stock that's returned 250% over the past five years: Intuit. Stocks discussed: SBUX, INTU, ADBE Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Asit Sharma, Emily Flippen Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks

Mar 16, 2022
Chinese Stocks? Not Now.
26:44

The SEC is threatening to delist several U.S.-listed ADRs of Chinese companies. What does this mean for American investors?
(0:20) Bill Mann discusses: - Why China's government is happy with the SEC's threat - How a quick and easy end to this impasse is difficult to see - How the NCAA basketball tournament can help your approach to investing better - Why hoops programs with a history of winning records resemble winning businesses (14:00) Jennifer Gennaro Oxley, executive director of The Motley Fool Foundation, talks with Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp about how thinking like an investor can lead to better outcomes in your charitable giving. Stocks discussed: YUMC, BABA, JD, BIDU, TCEHY Host: Chris Hill Guests: Bill Mann, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Jennifer Gennaro Oxley Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Rick Engdahl

Mar 15, 2022
How to Be Less Emotional About Stocks
31:33

It's nice (among other things) to see that even investing legends like Warren Buffett face skepticism from shareholders. (0:20) Jason Moser discusses: - A Berkshire-Hathaway shareholder proposal to have Buffett be replaced as chairman - Focusing on numbers instead of a company's story - Comcast getting into live sports in a bigger way - The "sports media rights" bubble remaining firmly intact (16:25) Entrepreneur and investor Moiz Ali understands Shopify both as a shareholder and a customer. He talks with Motley Fool senior analyst Yasser El-Shimy about Shopify's data insights and subscription platform, the bull case for the company, and more. Stocks discussed: BRK, TDOC, DOCU, AAPL, CMCSA, SHOP Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser,  Yasser El-Shimy, Moiz Ali Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks

Mar 14, 2022
Understanding the Oligarchs
29:33

Best-selling author Ben Mezrich has captured the attention of millions of readers with his true-life books about Facebook ("The Accidental Billionaires") and Las Vegas ("Bringing Down The House"). In this conversation with Dylan Lewis he revisits his 2015 book “Once Upon a Time in Russia” to talk about the rise of the oligarch and his experiences with Russia’s billionaire class. They discuss: - The history leading to the creation of Russia’s billionaire class - Potential ways oligarchs could affect Russian's war with Ukraine - Why Russia’s billionaires are closer to “The Sopranos” than the technology titans of Silicon Valley Books discussed: Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs - https://www.amazon.com/Once-Upon-Time-Russia-Oligarchs-ebook/dp/B00RM266ZM The Midnight Ride - https://www.amazon.com/Midnight-Ride-Ben-Mezrich/dp/1538754630 Host: Dylan Lewis Guest: Ben Mezrich Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Mar 13, 2022
Financial Metrics that Actually Drive Profits
21:59

A company's financials are more than just a set of numbers. They can tell a story that helps us understand the core of a business and where its growth opportunity lies.

John Rotonti talks with fellow Motley Fool senior analyst Auri Hughes about the financials to watch before putting your money into a publicly traded company. They discuss:
- Profit drivers in a company’s balance sheet
- The portions of a 10-K that investors should pay close attention to
- Metric that provide insights about a company’s growth prospects

Stocks discussed: AAPL, SBUX, CPRT, CNSWF

Host: John Rotonti
Guest: Auri Hughes
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineer: Tim Sparks, Rick Engdahl

Mar 12, 2022
Amazon's Big Split, The Future of Work
39:33

Last month is was Alphabet. This week Amazon became the latest mega-cap company to announce a 20-for-1 stock split. (0:45) Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss how Amazon, without changing their underlying businesses, has found a way to strengthen ties with one of their key stakeholders (employees), as well as:

- DocuSign's strengthening business in the face of a declining share price - Enthusiasm for dating app Bumble - Ulta Beauty continuing to grow same-store sales - Chipotle and Jones Soda launching very different products - The latest from Oracle, Stitch Fix, and Marqeta

(19:00) Tess Vigeland, host of The Wall Street Journal's new podcast "As We Work", talks about the changing dynamics of the workplace, the rise of pay transparency, and the challenge facing companies hoping to retain employees. (35:30) Ron and Jason share two stocks on their radar: Intellia Therapeutics and Apple. Stocks discussed: AMZN, DOCU, ORCL, SFIX, BMBL, MQ, ULTA, CMG, JSDA, NTLA, AAPL You'll find 15 stocks and 5 ETFs in our free Investing Starter Kit:  http://fool.com/StarterKit Investing questions? Email podcasts@fool.com Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Ron Gross, Tess Vigeland Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Mar 11, 2022
"It's almost everything for the Russian economy."
22:12

That's how Bill Mann describes the importance of the oil & gas industry in Russia. (0:20) As we take stock of where we are at this moment, Bill discusses: - Ripple effects for European countries - Whether seizing property of Western companies would spell the end of foreign investment in Russia - Why Energy Secretary Granholm's recent comments give him hope - Rising raw material costs affecting companies like McDonald's and Domino's Pizza - The J Curve (12:15) If Russia provides just 3% of America's oil supply then why have gas prices spiked? Ricky Mulvey talks with Nick Sciple to get some context. Stocks discussed: MCD, SBUX, KO, DPZ Host: Chris Hill Guests: Bill Mann, Nick Sciple Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Rick Engdahl

Mar 10, 2022
Apple Sends a Message
25:26

The hour-long event gave Apple the chance to highlight multiple upgrades to their devices, but some were more noteworthy than others. (0:20) Tim Beyers discusses: - How the new iPhone SE indicates Apple's unwillingness to cede market share to anyone - Pricing the Max Studio desktop for a small consumer base - The "super chip" powering the Max Studio - Live sports being added to Apple+ - Netflix taking a "never say never" approach to ads on their platform (13:00) Rickey Mulvey moderates a "bull vs. bear" debate between Matt Frankel and Jason Moser over Block (aka, the company formerly known as Square). Stocks discussed: AAPL, DELL, NFLX, DIS, SQ, UA Host: Chris Hill Guests: Tim Beyers, Jason Moser, Matt Frankel Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks

Mar 09, 2022
Investing Lessons from 20 Years of Stock Advisor
29:02

On this day in 2002, The Motley Fool launched its first subscription service: Stock Advisor. To celebrate we're not breaking out champagne and cake. Instead, we've gathered three members from our investing team (Andy Cross, Asit Sharma, Emily Flippen) to share some of the most important lessons learned over the past two decades, including:
- The idea that sometimes the best place for new money is a stock you already own - Importance of diversification - Putting money into the stock market on a regular basis - The challenge (and payoff) of letting your winners run Stocks discussed: SFIX, LMND, NFLX, CWBHF, BBY Host: Chris Hill Guests: Andy Cross, Asit Sharma, Emily Flippen Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks

Mar 08, 2022
How To Write an Investment Thesis
28:12

Before you buy that stock, have you thought about why you're buying it? It can help (in part, for future reference) to go through the process of writing out your investment thesis. (0:25) Jason Moser discusses: - Recognizing short-term catalysts - Why home improvement is "one of the most obvious long-term trends out there" - Travel and return-to-work being two trends worth watching (15:45) Using language-learning app Duolingo as an example Alicia Alfiere shares key questions to ask when writing an investment thesis, including: - What are its competitive advantages? - Who's running the company? - Will broader trends help or hurt? Stocks discussed: BKNG, HD, LOW, MSFT, DUOL Host: Chris Hill Guest: Jason Moser, Alicia Alfiere Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Mar 07, 2022
The Bull Case for Bitcoin
25:36

Motley Fool co-founder and CEO Tom Gardner interviews Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, an enterprise software and business intelligence company. Saylor has put billions of his company’s money into Bitcoin and hundreds-of-millions of his personal wealth into the cryptocurrency. They discuss: - Bitcoin as a hedge against an increasing money supply - Environmental implications of mining cryptocurrency - The security of Bitcoin’s network Additional Resources: What Is Bitcoin? Should You Invest? - https://www.fool.com/investing/stock-market/market-sectors/financials/cryptocurrency-stocks/bitcoin/ Investing in Bitcoin ETFs - https://www.fool.com/investing/stock-market/market-sectors/financials/cryptocurrency-stocks/bitcoin-etfs/ Hosts: Tom Gardner, Chris Hill Guest: Michael Saylor Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Mar 06, 2022
Where Do Stock Ideas Come From?
18:38

Buying any stock starts with an idea, but where do you find them? Consider this a starting spot for investors. John Rotonti talks with fellow Motley Fool analysts Auri Hughes and Yasser El-Shimy in a discussion about finding stock ideas and what to look for once you've found them. They discuss: - Using 3rd-party research tools to discover new companies. - What to look for in investor letters and 10-Ks - The utility of “cloning” versus using stock screeners Stocks discussed: KKR, AMZN, KIND, SNAP, FTCH, ETSY Additional resource: How to Find Investment Ideas - https://www.fool.com/investing/how-to-invest/stocks/where-find-investment-ideas/

Hosts: John Rotonti Guests: Yasser El-Shimy, Auri Hughes Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Tim Sparks, Rick Engdahl

Mar 05, 2022
Disney+, Jobs, and Big Tech's Return to Office
39:30

Nearly 700,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in February. The biggest gains were in the leisure and hospitality industries. Apple, Alphabet, and other Silicon Valley companies announced plans for returning to their offices. (0:30) Jason Moser and Emily Flippen discuss employers taking an "omnichannel" approach with their employees, as well as: - Target's stellar results - Costco's mixed quarter - Salesforce focusing on Slack (instead of more big acquisitions) - Disney's plan to launch an ad-supported tier for Disney+ - The latest from Sweetgreen, Domino's Pizza, Best Buy, Elastic, and Zoom Video (31:00) Emily and Jason answer a listener's question about whether to sell index funds in order to buy more stocks, and share two stocks on their radar: Bilibili and Accenture. Stocks discussed: AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL, CRM, TWTR, TGT, COST, SG, DPZ, BBY, ESTC, DIS, NFLX, ZM, CAN, BILI You'll find 15 stocks and 5 ETFs in our free Investing Starter Kit:  http://fool.com/StarterKit Investing questions? Email podcasts@fool.com Host: Chris Hill Guests: Emily Flippen, Jason Moser Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Mar 04, 2022
Buffett’s Next Acquisition?
27:54

“We’re not stock pickers, we’re business pickers.” Warren Buffett’s most recent letter reminded investors of the discipline he and his investing team at Berkshire-Hathaway apply to their work each day. And while there’s nearly $150 billion in cash on the balance sheet, Buffett still hasn’t pulled out his famed “elephant gun” just yet.

(0:25) John Rotonti discusses: - His top takeaway from the letter

- Buffett’s praise for Apple CEO Tim Cook

- The case for Berkshire-Hathaway buying semiconductor design company Arm Limited (13:00) Dylan Lewis and Jason Hall discuss two unexpected companies that are winning due to higher inflation. Stocks discussed: BRK, AAPL, NVDA, F, GM, TSLA, MA, BIP, SBUX Host: Chris Hill Guest: John Rotonti, Dylan Lewis, Jason Hall

Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Mar 03, 2022
Allocation Strategies for a Down Market
24:02

Between President Biden's State of the Union address and Fed Chair Jay Powell testifying before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, there are multiple investing-related stories coming out of Washington, DC. (0:25) Bill Mann discusses: - The current state of play for the oil & gas industry - Why investors should be looking at exploration and production companies - How the stock market has already priced in the first interest rate hike of 2022 - The increasing lure of businesses with great free cash flow and the ability to raise prices. (13:00) Jason Moser and Matt Frankel share allocation advice for a down market. Stocks discussed: OXY, GOOG, GOOGL, AAPL, BRK, RHP, PYPL, SQ Host: Chris Hill Guest: Bill Mann, Jason Moser, Matt Frankel Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Mar 02, 2022
Which Pandemic Stocks Are Holding Up?
32:02

The latest results from Zoom Video seem like as good a reason as any to check in on the state of "pandemic stocks". As we've witnessed repeatedly throughout investing history, some businesses are more sustainable than others. (0:25) Tim Beyers discusses: - Zoom's continued customer growth and gross margins - CEO Eric Yuan's steady approach to offering guidance - Why he believes DocuSign and DoorDash have staying power. - Ritch Allison retiring as CEO of Domino's Pizza and handing the keys to the corner office to COO Russell Weiner. - Pizza preferences! (15:30) Alison Southwick and Robert "Bro" Brokamp talk with Matt Argersinger about the ins and outs of being a landlord at a time when real estate is still hot. Stocks discussed: ZM, DOCU, PTON, DASH, DPZ, ABNB Our email address is podcasts@fool.com Host: Chris Hill Guests: Tim Beyers, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Matt Argersinger
Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks

Mar 01, 2022
Russia: Explaining Sanctions and SWIFT
19:34

The fallout from Russia's invasion of Ukraine has investors asking a lot of questions. And while some in the financial media are eager to draw quick and hard conclusions, there are still a lot of unknowns. (0:25) Bill Mann discusses: - The impact of U.S. and European economic sanctions - SWIFT (Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications) and why it's so important - Switzerland abandoning its neutrality in favor of freezing Russian assets - His continued interest in the oil & gas industry right now - An important step anyone should take before making charitable contributions The website we discussed is http://charitynavigator.org

Host: Chris Hill
Guest: Bill Mann
Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Feb 28, 2022
The Dropout: Fraud in Silicon Valley
24:45

Based on the hit podcast of the same name, "The Dropout" is a new mini-series starting March 3rd on Hulu. Rebecca Jarvis, chief business correspondent at ABC News and host of the podcast, discusses the story of Elizabeth Holmes. Founder of Theranos in 2003, Holmes was ultimately convicted of multiple counts of fraud. Jarvis shares: - What made Holmes tick - The nuance of "faking it 'til you make it" - Whether Silicon Valley could produce another Theranos today Stocks mentioned: AAPL, LYFT, UBER Host: Olivia Zitkus Guests: Rebecca Jarvis Producer: Ricky Mulvey, Emily Scharnhorst Engineer: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks

Feb 27, 2022
Good Businesses in Bad Times
23:05

If you want to do well as an investor, you have to get comfortable with the idea of holding great companies through difficult times. (Like the one we're in right now. Motley Fool senior analysts John Rotonti, Maria Gallagher, and Ron Gross take a look at how strong companies bounced back from difficult times, and how investors can apply those lessons today. They discuss: - The tough decisions from management at Domino’s and Apple that ultimately rewarded shareholders - How Disney found strength in its intellectual property - Key takeaways from investing through the Great Recession - Best Buy rebounding from being "Amazon’s showroom" Stocks discussed: DPZ, DIS, AAPL, BBY, AMZN, AMD, SBUX, PTON Host: John Rotonti Guests: Ron Gross, Maria Gallagher Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick Engdahl, Austin Morgan

Feb 26, 2022
Why We Never Try To Time The Market
39:28

A sudden upswing for stocks late in the week is only the latest reminder of why it's a bad idea to try and time the market. (0:40) Jason Moser and Ron Gross share data that proves staying in the market is much more efficient (and lucrative) for investors than jumping in and out, and discuss: - Etsy increasing their seller transaction fee - Block's transaction revenue growth - Home Depot and Lowe's getting different reactions from similar 4th-quarter reports - The latest from Beyond Meat, Mercadolibre, Fulgent Genetics, and Booking Holdings (19:20) Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross talks with Jeff Green, CEO of The Trade Desk. (32:00) Jason and Ron answer a listener's question about how to build a portfolio. Jason's radar stock is Zoom Video and Ron unveils his "Resilient Basket" of stocks! (Costco, Disney, Domino's Pizza, Home Depot, Microsoft, Target) Got a question about stocks, industries, or trends? Drop as an email podcasts@fool.com Stocks discussed: ETSY, SQ, HD, LOW, BYND, MELI, FLGT, BKNG, TTD, ZM, COST, DIS, DPZ, MSFT, TGT Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Ron Gross, Andy Cross, Jeff Green Engineer: Rick Engdahl, Austin Morgan

Feb 25, 2022
The Latest Correction
19:07

With the S&P 500 officially in "correction territory" it's worth remembering that these happen more often than we remember. Timing the market is nearly impossible, which is one more reason we play the long game and stay in the market. (0:25) Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross discusses: - How often we experience corrections - The added uncertainty of Russia invading Ukraine - Nasdaq stocks falling even further - Why being a net-buyer of stocks is so much better than trying to time a market bottom - The importance of taking a break (now and then) from financial news If you're looking for more guidance and stock ideas, check out our free Investing Starter Kit:  http://fool.com/StarterKit Stocks discussed: ZM, HD Host: Chris Hill Guests: Andy Cross Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Feb 24, 2022
Acquisition Mindset
28:46

2022 is gearing up to be a record year for acquisitions. Unfortunately, some of them don't work out for a variety of reasons. How should investors think when a company they own buys another business? (0:20) Jason Moser discusses: - How Teladoc Health's stellar acquisition of BetterHelp is paying off - Why the jury is still out on its purchase of Livongo - (10:00) The case Lowe's Marvin Ellison being an early front runner for CEO of the Year - The company's status as a dividend aristocrat - How Lowe's is effectively dealing with inflation (15:00) Deidre Woollard talks with Boston University professor Makarand Mody about the hospitality industry, Airbnb's pricing model, and how the company affects the price of hotel rooms. Stocks discussed: TDOC, LOW, HD, ABNB Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Deidre Woollard, Makarand Mody Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Feb 23, 2022
Watching Business Evolution in Real Time
26:46

Ford Motor CEO Jim Farley is attempting to grow the electric vehicle part of his company while not alienating any stakeholders, especially employees.

(0:20) John Rotonti discusses:
- Farley's plan to create a separate division for Ford's EV business
- The likelihood of other automotive companies following suit
- Home Depot's highlights after a stellar fiscal year
- Whether today's stock drop creates a good entry point for long-term investors looking to add Home Depot to their portfolio

(14:30) Now that we're well past Valentine's Day, Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp offer financial planning tips for singles.

Stocks discussed: F, TSLA, GM, HD

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: John Rotonti, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Feb 22, 2022
Volatility = Price of Admission
25:03

The recent ups and downs (and more downs) of the stock market have rattled some investors, so we called on a friend to help put this volatility in context. Senior analyst Maria Gallagher talks with bestselling author Morgan Housel about:
- Why time in the market is more important than your yearly return
- How to think about the ups-and-downs as the cost of admission to investing
- Why boring companies can make great investments

Stocks discussed: FB

Host: Maria Gallagher
Guest: Morgan Housel
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Tim Sparks

Feb 20, 2022
Making Sense of Stock Drops
35:08

History doesn’t repeat, but it often rhymes. We're going back in time to make sense of past “stock drops” and pull out the lessons that investors can use today, including:
- What to look for from company executives as they respond to crises
- Questions to help decide if companies are going through structural or cosmetic problems
- How to revisit an investment thesis

Stocks: META, LULU, ZM, NFLX, GE, CMG, PTON

Host: Ricky Mulvey
Guest: Asit Sharma
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl
Special thanks to Steve Broido for voicing “Amazing Moments in Market Volatility!”

Feb 19, 2022
Finding Long-Term Winners in a Rough Market
39:06

After another rough week it's worth remembering that great businesses thrive in volatile markets. So how can investors separate companies at risk from stocks that are experiencing a momentary drop? (0:45) Emily Flippen and Jason Moser make the distinction between volatility and risk, share why it's important to keep adding to your portfolio over time, and discuss:
- Walmart increasing its dividend
- Shopify shares falling despite strong growth in its fiscal year
- Nvidia's guidance for 2022
- Airbnb reporting a profit and booking longer stays
- Roku battling supply chain disruptions
- Roblox getting punished for a small revenue miss
- The Trade Desk wrapping up a strong year

(19:20) Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Rory Kennedy discusses her new Netflix documentary, Downfall: The Case Against Boeing.

(33:15) Emily and Jason ponder the threat of an avocado shortage in America and share two stocks on their radar: Upstart Holdings and Etsy.

Got a question about stocks, industries, or trends?
Drop as an email podcasts@fool.com

Stocks discussed: WMT, SHOP, NVDA, ABNB, ROKU, RBLX, TTD, NFLX, BA, CMG, UPST, ETSY

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Emily Flippen, Jason Moser, Rory Kennedy
Engineer: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Feb 18, 2022
"This is why we can't have nice things!"
25:16

(0:20) Maria Gallagher discusses:
- Nvidia wrapping up the fiscal year with strong results across the board
- DoorDash increasing orders as well as the amount of money spent per order
- Surprisingly strong guidance for DoorDash's 2022
- Cheesecake Factory having pricing power?

(14:45) Jason Moser and Matt Frankel do a deep dive on PayPal.

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Stocks discussed: NVDA, DASH, UBER, CAKE, BRK.A, MELI, AAPL, PYPL

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Maria Gallagher, Jason Moser, Matt Frankel
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineer: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Feb 17, 2022
Consumer Spending, E-Commerce, and the Business of Lodging
24:39

(0:20) Bill Mann discusses:
- Retail sales growing nearly 4% in January
- Shopify's strong growth in 2021 being followed by slightly less growth in 2022
- Why shares of Shopify will never look cheap
- The company's new partnership with JD.com
- Airbnb's record revenue last year
- Hotel stocks hitting new all-time highs
- The wisdom of Ron Gross

(17:30) Olivia Zitkus and Keith Speights discuss a new wave of biosimilar drugs and the challenges (and opportunities for investors) they present.

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Stocks discussed: SHOP, JD, ABNB, MAR, HLT, H, ABBV, AMGN, VTRS

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Bill Mann, Olivia Zitkus, Keith Speights
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineer: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Feb 16, 2022
Intel's $5 Billion Bet
27:33

(0:20) Buying Tower Semiconductor for more than $5 billion in cash is only part of Intel's plan to manufacture chips. John Rotonti analyzes Intel's acquisition and what executives at Taiwan Semiconductor might be thinking in response. John also discusses Arista Networks wrapping up a strong fiscal year and taking market share from Cisco Systems.

(16:00) Now that Valentine’s Day is over, Robert Brokamp and Alison Southwick tackle the top money arguments that couples face and discuss some ways to create more financial harmony in your relationship.

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Stocks discussed: TSEM, INTC, TSM, ANET, CSCO, PTON

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: John Rotonti, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineer: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Feb 15, 2022
Bull vs. Bear: American Express
29:07

(0:20) Companies spent millions of dollars on Super Bowl ads, so how did they do? Jason Moser discusses the hits and misses from Salesforce, Meta Platforms, Hologic, Squarespace and more, as well as the current state of publicly-traded grill companies Weber and Traeger.

(16:00) Jim Gillies and Bill Mann take a "Bull vs. Bear" approach to discussing one of Warren Buffett's biggest investments: American Express.
You can vote for who you think made the better argument on our Twitter account: @MotleyFoolMoney

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Stocks discussed: SQSP, FB, COIN, CRM, PEP, AXP, GM, BUD, HOLX, WEBR, COOK

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Bill Mann, Jim Gillies
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineer: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Feb 14, 2022
Designing A More Engaged Work Life
32:04

The principles of design can improve your life at work. Really. Dave Evans is a lecturer at Stanford University’s design program and the co-author of “Designing Your New Work Life.” Before that, he was an early employee at Apple and a co-founder of Electronic Arts. Producer Ricky Mulvey talks with Evans about:  - The power of creating a “good enough for now” mindset  - Deciding whether to quit or reinvent your job  - How to create more spontaneity in a hybrid-work environment Stocks discussed: PINS, AAPL, HPQ   Host: Ricky Mulvey Guests: Dave Evans Engineers: Dan Boyd

Feb 13, 2022
The Business Side of Super Bowl 56
35:16

Want to sound even smarter before, during, and after the big game? Then listen in as Dylan Lewis explores the big-money implications of the Super Bowl, including:
- How broadcasters and streaming companies approach live sports
- The challenge of getting subscribers to stick with a streaming service
- Why some consumer goods companies are aiming for more than just brand recognition
- Sports betting's evolution and growth
- Prop bets!

Stocks discussed: PEP, TMUS, COKE, FCAU, CMCSA, NFLX, DIS, CZR, PENN, DKNG, WYNN

Host: Dylan Lewis
Guests: Maria Gallagher, Asit Sharma, Nick Sciple
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Feb 12, 2022
Who's Got Pricing Power?
39:02

Warren Buffett called it the "single-most important decision in evaluating a business". If a business can raise prices without losing customers, it tends to be rewarding for shareholders. It also shows up in some of the companies Ron Gross and Jason Moser analyze as they discuss:
- Disney's surprising 1st-quarter results in Parks and Disney+ subscribers
- Peloton changing its leadership and tightening its purse strings
- Affirm Holdings accidentally tweeting its earnings results too early
- Pepsi & Coca-Cola telling similar stories with profits and higher costs
- Cloudflare gearing up for 2022
- The latest from CVS, Chipotle, and Zillow
- Two stocks on their radar: Brookfield Renewable Corp. and The Trade Desk

Plus, Bill Shea from The Athletic offers an advertising preview of Super Bowl 56 and discusses how streaming video platforms are influencing the ad-buying landscape in live sporting events.

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Stocks discussed: DIS, PTON, AMZN, NKE, AFRM, PEP, KO, NET, CVS, CMG, Z, BUD, PLNT, GM, COOK, BEPC, TTD

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Ron Gross, Bill Shea
Engineer: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Feb 11, 2022
1 Business, SO MANY Opinions!
23:45

(:20) Disneyland may be "The Happiest Place On Earth" but The Walt Disney Company is the subject of the widest range of differing opinions in some time. Despite strong 1st-quarter results, Wall Street analysts have very different views on varying parts of the business. Today Bill Mann analyzes:
- The strength in the Parks division
- How Disney+ was the company's life raft
- The brand-extending powers of streaming video
- Bob Chapek's track record in his 2 years as CEO

(13:00) Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen discuss an underrated financial metric to know about before investing in any consumer goods or subscription business.

Stocks discussed: DIS, CHWY, PTON, APRN, BIRD

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Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Bill Mann, Asit Sharma, Emily Flippen
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Feb 10, 2022
Chipotle's Pricing Power is Real
23:49

(1:00) Three months ago Chipotle's CFO made a bold proclamation regarding the company's pricing power. Chipotle's 4th-quarter results prove he was correct. But how much more can the company raise the price of their menu without lose customers? Jason Moser analyzes the restaurant landscape, including:
- Yum Brands' eye-popping unit growth over the past year
- How the economics of Yum's franchise model stack up against Chipotle's decision to own all of their locations
- Whether Chipotle can get to 7,000 locations

(15:00) Ron Gross discusses the business of acquisitions, including:
- The different ways that companies fund buying another business
- Horizontal vs. vertical acquisitions
- Hostile takeovers
- Whether investors should wait for an acquisition to close before selling their shares

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Stocks: CMG, YUM, MSFT, ATVI, TTWO, ZNGA

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Ron Gross
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Feb 09, 2022
Is Peloton the Next Chipotle? (No, seriously)
28:11

In one announcement Peloton announced layoffs, cut its investment in a new factory, and replaced its CEO. Are these the moves of a company preparing itself to be sold or retooling for the long haul. Bill Mann shares why he thinks new CEO Barry McCarthy is the right choice for the job and how the company's situation reminds of what Chipotle went through a few years ago. Also today:
- Nvidia abandons its attempt to buy Arm Limited due to "significant regulatory challenges"
- Steven Spielberg proving that past performance is generally a good indication of future results
- Alison Southwick and Robert "Bro" Brokamp discuss how to talk about money with that special someone in your life (16:00)

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Stocks: PTON, CMG, NVDA, SFTBY

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Bill Mann, Alison Southwick, Robert "Bro" Brokamp
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Feb 08, 2022
Why We're Not Sweating the Fed's Next Move
24:28

Is someone going to buy Peloton? And if so, will it be Apple, Amazon, Nike, or a player to be named later?
Jason Moser shares why Nike's track record of success make it the more logical candidate. Also on today's episode:
- Spirit Airlines and Frontier agree to merge, creating the 5th-largest airline in the U.S., with a strong emphasis on leisure travel
- What's the main driver of a toy business? Hasbro's TV production division gets the credit for stronger-than-expected 4th quarter
- Deirdre Woollard and Matt Argersinger discuss real estate investing and why they're not worried about the Federal Reserve raising interest rates (17:00)

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Stocks: AAPL, AMZN, NKE, PTON, SAVE, ULCC, HAS, MAT, PLD, STAG, EGP

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Deidre Woolard, Matt Argersinger
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Feb 07, 2022
Diving Into 5G
33:22

Greater speeds. More capacity. Jason Moser and Matthew Frankel, CFP, discuss the wide ranging implications of 5G technology, and how investors should think about the rollout. Because it’s not just faster speeds for your phone– 5G technology could change the way you bank, game… and even smoke your ribs.

Additional topics include:
- The fundamentals of 5G
- Implications on artificial intelligence, internet-of-things devices, immersive technology, and connected vehicles
- Allocation strategy for 5G investors

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Stocks: QRVO, TSLA, T, QCOM, CCI, AMT, AX, V, MSFT, ATVI, TCEHY, SONY

Host: Jason Moser
Guest: Matthew Frankel
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Dan Boyd

Feb 06, 2022
Investing When You’re Down
31:53

Some of your stocks getting stung? Ours too. Tim Beyers and Robert "Bro" Brokamp offer some mindset help and historical perspective on this Saturday classroom. They discuss how you can be opportunistic in a down market, and how to think about your cash position.

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Stocks: SBUX, AMZN

Host: Tim Beyers
Guest: Robert Brokamp
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Dan Boyd

Feb 05, 2022
“This is why we invest the way we do.”
39:00

The last few weeks have been particularly head-spinning for investors. We've seen stocks setting records (both good and bad) as volatility seems like it's becoming the norm. It's sometimes difficult but still important to remember how much better investing can be when we focus on the long term. Jason Moser and Emily Flippen share some perspective on their approach to investing and discuss:
- Amazon's digital ad business and raising the cost of Prime to $139
- Alphabet splitting its stock (20 for 1) and posting huge 4th-quarter results
- Meta Platforms battling "an unprecedented level of competition"
- Snap's 1st-ever quarterly net profit
- PayPal continuing to struggle with its transition away from eBay
- Pinterest increasing revenue while losing global users
- The latest from Qualcomm, Spotify, AMD, and Starbucks
- Two stocks on their radar: Chipotle and Tenable Holdings

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Stocks: AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL, FB, AAPL, SNAP, PYPL, PINS, QCOM, SPOT, AMD, SBUX, MKC, DASH, SHAK, TENB, CMG

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Emily Flippen, Jason Moser
Engineer: Dan Boyd

Feb 04, 2022
2 Companies Testing Investors' Patience
33:00

This is one of those times when almost no company is going to get the benefit of the doubt from Wall Street and investors in general. Meta Platforms and Spotify are two timely examples. Meta Platforms faces headwinds in the form of inflation, its own investments, and Apple's new iOS privacy changes. Spotify is showing growth, but guidance has some spooked and the latest controversy involving podcast host Joe Rogan isn't helping matters either. Tim Beyers analyzes both companies and discusses the very public roles that CEOs Mark Zuckerberg and Daniel Ek are taking as their companies deal with varying challenges.
Plus, Dylan Lewis and Brian Feroldi do a deep dive on Digitalocean, a cloud company some are comparing to a young Shopify.

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Stocks: FB, SPOT, AAPL, ALGN, DOCN, AMZN, MSFT

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Tim Beyers, Dylan Lewis, Brian Feroldi
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Feb 03, 2022
Investing in Great Leadership
28:38

Sundar Pichai (Alphabet), Dan Schulman (PayPal), and Kevin Johnson (Starbucks) have been running their respective companies for years, giving investors a track record by which to judge them. While all three stocks have been long-term winners, each is in the spotlight for a different reason. Alphabet announced a 20-for-1 stock split. PayPal's guidance sent shares to their worst day ever. Starbucks plows ahead in the face of multiple headwinds. Ron Gross analyzes each business through the lens of their CEOs and the leadership teams they've built around them. Plus, Ricky Mulvey talks with Maria Gallagher about the history of the NASDAQ and why it matters to investors today.

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Stocks: GOOG, GOOGL, PYPL, NFLX, SBUX, MSFT, META, TSLA

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Ron Gross, Maria Gallagher
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Feb 02, 2022
Bellwether Stocks, Managing Your Investment Risk, Alphabet Preview
27:09

UPS is the largest delivery company in the world. It's also frequently mentioned as a "bellwether stock". Bill Mann analyzes the recent strength in their business, why he thinks it's already priced into shares of UPS, and other companies he looks to when he wants to gauge the strength of the economy. He also discusses ExxonMobil's fast-rising revenue, why he believes energy stocks like XOM have room to run, and what he's going to be watching when Alphabet reports earnings after the closing bell today. Plus, Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp share tactical advice for managing your investment risk.

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Stocks: UPS, XOM, GOOG, GOOGL

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Bill Mann, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Feb 01, 2022
Understanding Subscription Businesses, Value Investing's Bad Rap
26:22

There are a lot of reasons we love to invest in subscription businesses and high on that list is the recurring revenue model. The Wall Street Journal reports that streaming-video services are losing half of their new subscribers after just a few months. Jason Moser analyzes the challenges of the consumer-facing subscription model and how services like Netflix, Apple+, HBO Max, Disney+ and others are combatting them (to varying levels of success). He also responds to a Motley Fool member's question about whether to focus on buying shares of larger, profitable businesses at the expense of currently-unprofitable companies with potential. Plus, John Rotonti and Jim Gillies discuss value investing and a sleeping tech giant that appears to be getting back on track.

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Stocks: DIS, AAPL, T, NFLX, CMCSA, SPOT, AMZN, NET, V, AI, INTC

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, John Rotonti, Jim Gillies
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Jan 31, 2022
The Power of Regret, with Dan Pink
30:16

"No Regrets" is a popular tattoo but a bad mindset. In his new book “The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward", best-selling author Dan Pink shares how we can apply the feeling of regret to improve our lives. In this conversation with Chris Hill, Dan also discusses:
- The research project that led to people around the world sharing their own regrets
- How reaching out to old connections is never as awkward as you may think
- The future of offices and remote work
- His personal experiences with comedian Bob Saget
- The potential of no Major League Baseball season this year

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Host: Chris Hill
Guest: Dan Pink
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd

Jan 30, 2022
Understanding Your Investing Behavior, with Tom Gardner and Morgan Housel
35:05

Most investors are not as smart as they thought they were a year ago. Fortunately, they're also not as dumb as they feel today. Morgan Housel, author of the international best-selling book “The Psychology of Money” joins Motley Fool co-founder Tom Gardner on to discuss investing behavior and why it is the most fundamental piece of your investing success. They also talk about how you can think about your cash position and how to mentally prepare for down markets.

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Stocks: NFLX, SHOP

Host: Tom Gardner
Guest: Morgan Housel
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Dan Boyd

Jan 29, 2022
Big Tech's Big Returns, Sports Business in the Spotlight
38:59

Apple posts record revenue. Microsoft makes its intentions clear with respect to its gaming division. Visa and American Express rise on strong results. Tesla tells Wall Street not to expect any new models this year. Home Depot's getting a new CEO while Lowe's gets a new partner in Petco. Atlassian raises guidance and McDonald's is optimistic about the McPlant Burger. Emily Flippen and Ron Gross analyze those stories, discuss areas of the market that look attractive right now, and share two stocks on their radar: Fulgent Genetics and Garmin.
John Ourand from Sports Business Journal discusses NFL ratings, what the Olympics mean for NBC, the state of ESPN+, and the prospects for a Major League Baseball season.

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Stocks: AAPL, MSFT, ATVI, V, AXP, PTON, TSLA, TEAM, HD, LOW, WOOF, MCD, DIS, CMCSA, FLGT, GRMN

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Emily Flippen, Ron Gross, John Ourand
Engineer: Dan Boyd

Jan 28, 2022
Betting on the Winter Olympics, Exploring Global FinTech
28:20

Viewership on Peacock is not as high as Comcast would like, so they're doubling their investment in 2022. Maria Gallagher analyzes the streaming landscape and the role the Winter Olympics plays in Comcast's plans. She also discusses how McDonald's, one of the largest employers in the U.S., is dealing with rising costs and why Levi Strauss is optimistic about 2022. Plus, Emily Flippen and Asit Sharma take a closer look at Wise, a financial tech company aiming to make global currency transactions cheaper.

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Stocks: CMCSA, NFLX, DIS, MCD, LEVI, WISE, SQ, PYPL

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Maria Gallagher, Emily Flippen, Asit Sharma
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd

Jan 27, 2022
"The healthiest business on the U.S. stock market"
29:28

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talked about his company doubling down on gaming, which should give gamers and investors pause. Tim Beyers analyzes not only the impressive 2nd-quarter results but the overall health of Microsoft's business and how much room to run the gaming division has. He also discusses Mattel's renewed partnership with Disney, and what investors need to understand about F5's place in the cloud industry. Plus, Olivia Zitkus and Keith Speights discuss how Pfizer, Moderna, and Abbott Laboratories are investing the money they've earned from Covid-19-related sales, and whether one is doing a better job of it than the others.

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Stocks: MSFT, ATVI, MAT, DIS, HAS, FFIV, SNOW, MDB, PFE, MRNA, ABT

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Tim Beyers, Olivia Zitkus, Keith Speights
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd

Jan 26, 2022
4 Ways to Manage Risk
26:23

Will the consumer spending American Express saw in the 4th quarter translate to other companies like Visa and Mastercard? Why will it take Johnson & Johnson two full years to split its company? Bill Mann answers those questions and shares his perspective on the market's recent volatility. Plus, Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp (and some surprise guests!) discuss ways to manage risk.

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Stocks: SHOP, NVDA, JNJ, GSK, BRK-B, BRK-A, AXP, COST, V, MA, PYPL

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Bill Mann, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Jan 25, 2022
Being a Net Buyer of Stocks, Investing in China's Middle Class
29:22

It's never easy to see your stocks go down, especially when the overall market starts the way it has this year. Jason Moser discusses the importance (and psychological challenge) of being a net buyer of stocks and opens up about his decision-making process to buy more shares of Cloudflare, before he and Chris Hill share two stocks on their respective watchlists that they are looking to add shares of next.
Plus, Bill Mann discusses China's enormous middle class, why so many businesses are making a play for it, and the role real estate investing plays in China.

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Stocks: NET, SBUX, TWLO, AMZN, NFLX, PYPL, SHOP, JD, NTDOY

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Bill Mann
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Jan 24, 2022
Diving Into Crypto
35:24

In the complex world of crypto, how do you separate the junk from the value? Motley Fool cryptocurrency expert Bernd Schmid joins producer Ricky Mulvey to discuss what long-term investors should look for in this emerging space, including:  - How to think about allocation  - The real-world problems that blockchain platforms are already solving  - Fundamental differences between Bitcoin and Ethereum. Stocks: OSTK, NVDA Cryptos: BTC, ETH, SOL, MATIC What Is Proof of Stake (PoS) in Crypto? - https://www.fool.com/investing/stock-market/market-sectors/financials/cryptocurrency-stocks/proof-of-stake/ What Is Cold Storage in Crypto? - https://www.fool.com/investing/stock-market/market-sectors/financials/cryptocurrency-stocks/cold-storage/ Host: Ricky Mulvey Guest:  Bernd Schmid Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Dan Boyd

Jan 23, 2022
The Fundamentals of Financial Data, with Tom Gardner and Ayal Cusner
24:02

Understanding the math can help you weather the storm as a stock investor. Ayal Cusner, Investing AI & Automation lead at The Motley Fool, joins CEO and co-founder Tom Gardner to talk about the data that can give you more peace of mind when the market goes sideways. In this episode they discuss:  - The math behind stock volatility  - The fundamentals of owning growth-oriented companies  - The potential long-term rewards of going on stock investing’s wild ride To learn more: How to Calculate Volatility of a Stock - https://www.fool.com/investing/how-to-invest/stocks/how-to-calculate-stock-volatility/ Understanding Portfolio Diversification - https://www.fool.com/investing/how-to-invest/portfolio-diversification/ Host: Tom Gardner Guest:  Ayal Cusner Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Dan Boyd

Jan 22, 2022
Streaming Wars Heat Up and 1 Stock That Could Define the Next Decade
39:03

Netflix shares fall more than 20% as increasing competition from Disney, Apple, and HBO Max (among others) cut into subscriber growth. Peloton's stock fell 25% on Thursday on reports of halted production and potential layoffs. United and American Airlines express optimism about increased travel in the spring and summer. And for the second quarter in a row Procter & Gamble flexes its pricing power muscles. Andy Cross and Ron Gross analyze those stories, Amazon's new clothing store, Winnebago's new EV, and share two stocks on their radar: Restoration Hardware and Intellia Therapeutics.
Aaron Bush discusses the shifting landscape in the video game industry, the move to create ecosystems (instead of merely publishing games), and shares why he believes Roblox could be one of the defining consumer companies of the 2020s.

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Stocks: NFLX, T, DIS, AAPL, MSFT, ATVI, META, PTON, AAL, UAL, PG, RBLX, AMZN, WGO, TSLA, RH, NTLA

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Andy Cross, Ron Gross, Aaron Bush
Engineer: Dan Boyd

Jan 21, 2022
The Art of Pricing Power
27:26

Both Amazon and Costco are expected to increase their membership fees this year. Will they surprise customers (and investors) by increasing their fees by more than they have in the past? Maria Gallagher analyzes what’s expected and why pricing power is harder for entertainment businesses like Spotify, Netflix, and Disney+. She also discusses the expansion of McDonald’s partnership with Beyond Meat, the anticipated IPO of Impossible Foods, and why she’s not as bullish as others on the plant-based protein industry.
Plus, Jason Moser and Matt Frankel dig into Shift4 Payments and share why it’s more than simply a payments processing business.

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Stocks: AMZN, COST, WMT, NFLX, DIS, SPOT, MCD, BYND, UL, FOUR, TOST, SQ

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Maria Gallagher, Jason Moser, Matt Frankel
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd

Jan 20, 2022
Alphabet's Discipline, 5G's Potential
28:08

Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard wasn't just a shot at Meta Platforms. Shares of Sony continue to fall in the wake of Microsoft's move, causing some to question the future of Sony's PlayStation. Tim Beyers analyzes the shifting landscape in entertainment, including Google's move to shut down its original programming division at YouTube. He also discusses whether winning regulatory approval to become a bank holding company makes SoFi Technologies a more attractive investment and Verizon and AT&T changing some of their plans for today's nationwide rollout of 5G.
Plus, Ricky Mulvey talks with John Laconte from The Vail Daily about how Vail Mountain Resorts is managing a labor shortage after a difficult holiday season.

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Stocks: SONY, GOOG, GOOGL, MSFT, ATVI, META, SOFI, SQ, VZ, T, MTN

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Tim Beyers, John LaConte
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Jan 19, 2022
Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard and Takes Aim at Meta Platforms
26:09

With its biggest acquisition ever, Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. Jason Moser analyzes why the move signals a direct shot at Meta Platforms and why Microsoft shareholders should be optimistic about the company's gaming aspirations. He also examines shares of Goldman Sachs and The Gap, both falling similar amounts, and why one of them represents a potential buying opportunity.
Plus, Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp discuss actionable ways to stay on track with your financial goals for 2022, including a rare triple-tax advantage to help prepare for future healthcare costs.

Stocks: MSFT, ATVI, META, NVDA, GPS, GS

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Jan 18, 2022
Factory to Your Front Door: Inside the Global Supply Chain
28:52

At some point in their journey, 90% of the world's goods travel by ship. Ordering something on Amazon may be simple, but getting to your front door is anything but. It's a topic that Christopher Mims, technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal, covers in his book Arriving Today: From Factory to Front Door – Why Everything Has Changed About How and What We Buy.

In this episode producer Ricky Mulvey talks with Mims about his book, covering topics including:
- The roots of the microchip shortage
- Why Uber had a difficult time disrupting the trucking industry.
- What it’s like to work in an Amazon fulfillment center
- How to explain the metaverse to your mom

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Host: Ricky Mulvey
Guest: Christopher Mims
Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Dan Boyd

Jan 16, 2022
How to Start a Financial Plan, with Tom Gardner and Amanda Kish
32:58

While many wouldn’t go on vacation without a plan, that’s exactly how most people begin their investing journey. Amanda Kish, Financial Planner Specialist, joins Motley Fool co-founder Tom Gardner to discuss how to build a financial plan.

In this episode, they cover:
- How to understand yourself as an investor.
- The key financial planning steps that new parents should take
- How often you need to revisit a financial plan
- The times you may want professional financial planning advice, and the parts you can do yourself.

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Host: Tom Gardner
Guest: Amanda Kish
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Dan Boyd

Jan 15, 2022
Big Banks, Big Opportunities, and What Did The Fed Chief Say?
39:04

Earnings season kicks off with the latest results from JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Citigroup. Take-Two Interactive buys Zynga for $12.7 billion. Elastic's CEO moves to the CTO role. Virgin Galactic needs more money. Meta Platforms shuts down its dating service. Domino's makes changes to deal with inflation. Crocs makes a play for the luxury market. Maria Gallagher and Jason Moser analyze those stories, discuss why they're most curious about upcoming results from Pinterest and Etsy, and share two stocks on their radar: Adyen and Nvidia.

CFP Malcolm Ethridge analyzes what Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell said on Capitol Hill this week and why it matters to investors. Plus, he offers a preview of the 2nd season of "The Tech Money Podcast" and shares why he's keeping an eye on real estate, health care, PayPal, and UnitedHealth Group.

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Stocks: WFC, C, JPM, TTWO, ZNGA, ESTC, PINS, AMZN, ETSY, SPCE, MTCH, META, DPZ, CROX, PYPL, UNH, NVDA, ADYEY

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Maria Gallagher, Jason Moser, Malcolm Ethridge
Engineer: Dan Boyd

Jan 14, 2022
"This is the most important company on planet Earth."
24:57

Taiwan Semiconductor posted record profits in the 4th quarter, but that's not why John Rotonti believes the company is so important. He analyzes their commitment to invest more than $40 billion this year to increase their manufacturing capacity, as well as the latest news from homebuilders KB Home and Lennar.
Plus, Deidre Woollard and Matt Argersinger discuss Sun Belt migration, remote work, and other big trends in real estate, along with some investment opportunities to consider.

Stocks: KBH, LEN, TSM, AAPL, QCOM, VNQ, MAA, META, ROKU, ARE

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: John Rotonti, Deidre Woolard, Matt Argersinger
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineer: Dan Boyd

Jan 13, 2022
Inflation, Pizza Excellence, and an Overlooked IPO
26:19

Inflation's record rise (highest in 40 years!) gets a shrug from investors. Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Global gets ready to be listed in Hong Kong. Bill Mann analyzes those stories and discusses the technological excellence of Domino's Pizza's business and the potential for its stock.
Later in the show Dylan Lewis and Brian Feroldi take a closer look at Semrush Holdings, a search company that went public in March 2021.

Stocks: DIDI, JD, DPZ, CMG, SBUX, SEMR

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Bill Mann, Dylan Lewis, Brian Feroldi
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineer: Dan Boyd

Jan 12, 2022
Intel's Smart Hire, Importance of Earnings Guidance, and 5 Tips for Increasing Your Wealth
26:36

Intel hires away Micron Technology's CFO as it preps to raise capital this year. Rivian Automotive's COO retires. Tim Beyers analyzes those stories, the latest on Juniper Networks, and shares why Netflix's management team is the best at offering guidance on their business results.
Later in the show Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp share five things you can do in five minutes to be richer in five years (or less). Plus, Bro proposes a new holiday for late February!

Stocks: INTC, MU, RIVN, JNPR, CSCO, ANET, NFLX

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Tim Beyers, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineer: Dan Boyd

Jan 11, 2022
Grand Theft Auto Comes to Farmville, The Hidden Costs of Trading
29:56

Take-Two Interactive is buying Zynga in a cash-and-stock deal worth $12.7 billion. Shares of Lululemon fall as the retailer lowers expectations for its next quarterly report. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories, the latest innovation from Deere & Co., and why he's focusing on both capital-light and capital heavy businesses this upcoming earnings season.
Later in the show Ricky Mulvey talks with Maria Gallagher about how trading costs can still affect investors in a world where the cost of executing a trade is $0.

Stocks: TTWO, ZNGA, LULU, NKE, DE, UNF, HD, HOOD, AMTD, SCHW

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Asit Sharma, Maria Gallagher
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineer: Dan Boyd

Jan 10, 2022
Behind the Scenes at CNBC with Becky Quick
30:13

Having her family move around to different states wasn't fun for Becky Quick when she was a kid, but it made transitions later in life less frightening. She shares how she started working at her college newspaper before she even started classes, helped launch The Wall Street Journal's first website, and was initially reluctant to move to CNBC.
Becky also discusses:
- Early (and humorous) struggles in the transition from print journalism to TV
- The importance of having fun on the set
- Her unexpected introduction to Warren Buffett
- Why she loves the business world

You can (and should) follow her on Twitter @BeckyQuick.

Host: Chris Hill
Guest: Becky Quick
Engineer: Dan Boyd

Jan 09, 2022
Why and How to Invest, with Tom and David Gardner
33:40

There's no substitute for being invested with skin in the game in the world at large. In this weekend conversation, Co-founders of The Motley Fool Tom and David Gardner explain why.
In this discussion the Gardners cover:
- How investing fits into the pursuit of becoming smarter, happier, richer
- The importance of being a lifelong learner and investor
- Using index funds and how to approach buying individual stocks
- Two core Motley Fool approaches -- Rule Breaker and Everlasting investing philosophies
- Setting the right expectations for returns
- Mastering the mindset of investing and managing volatility

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Jan 08, 2022
7 Stocks For Your Watch List, Portfolio Strategies, and Weird Tech from CES
39:02

The Nasdaq falls 5% to start the year. How should investors react? Ron Gross and Jason Moser analyze what's happening with stocks, the potential for Federal Reserve responses, and the mindset investors need right now. They also share seven stocks they believe are looking more attractive right now due to their underlying business strength and future potential.

Other headlines include:
- GameStop focusing on NFTs
- Hasbro's new CEO
- Bed Bath & Beyond's continued turnaround
- Gen Z's affinity for Apple
- Constellation Brand's new beverage venture with Coca-Cola

Plus, we discuss portfolio strategies, what to look for in an S-1 filing, and some of the weirdest new tech introduced at this week's CES in Las Vegas.

Stocks: ADBE, PYPL, MSFT, AAPL, TWLO, ZEN, HUBS, GME, HAS, BBBY, STZ, KO, SONY, STLA, AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL, F, SSNLF, CRNC, RBLX

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Ron Gross
Engineer: Dan Boyd

Jan 07, 2022
NY Times Buying The Athletic, Big Beverage Partnership, and Potential IPOs
28:47

The New York Times is reportedly buying The Athletic for $550 million. Rivian Automotive shares fall in the wake of Amazon's new partnership with automaker Stellantis. Bill Mann analyzes those stories, shares what he considers to be the most interesting businesses to watch in the EV industry, and discusses the potential for Constellation Brands' new partnership with Coca-Cola for Fresca Mixed Cocktails.
Later in the show Dylan Lewis and Motley Fool contributor Brian Feroldi take a closer look at three private companies expected to go public this year: Instacart, Reddit, and Stripe.

Stocks: NYT, RIVN, AMZN, STLA, TM, VWAGY, STZ, KO

Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Bill Mann, Dylan Lewis, Brian Feroldi
Engineer: Dan Boyd

Jan 06, 2022
The Future of Food, EVs in the Spotlight, and 3 Trends To Watch in 2022
26:13

KFC launches a Beyond Meat version of its fried chicken in 4,000 restaurants across America. Nikola shares rise on an announced deal to sell 10 trucks (with the possibility of 90 more) to a logistics business.  Emily Flippen analyzes those stories, and weighs in on Sony rolling out an electric SUV as it aspires to becoming an automaker. Then Jason Moser discusses three trends for investors to watch this year:

- How Shopify, Etsy, Wayfair, and Lowe’s are approaching their own investments in “the last mile”

- Semiconductors being at the center of global supply chain issues and how businesses like AMD and Marvell Technology are reacting

- Tech behemoths like Apple, Alphabet, and Meta Platforms are preparing for the metaverse, but so are smaller companies like Unity Software

 

Stocks: BYND, YUM, NKLA, TSLA, SNE, AAPL, SHOP, ETSY, W, LOW, AMD, MRVL, META, GOOG, GOOGL, U

 

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Host: Chris Hill

Guests: Emily Flippen, Jason Moser

Producer: Ricky Mulvey

Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

Jan 05, 2022
Introducing the new Motley Fool Money
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Now entering its 14th year, Motley Fool Money is going daily on January 5th. Here’s a sneak preview of what to expect!

Jan 03, 2022
21 Stocks for 2022
38:37

Why should investors be watching fintech, renewable energy, and the “buy now, pay later” industries in 2022? What’s so exciting about home improvement, healthcare, and an increased focus on stakeholders? Do Crown Castle, Costco, and C3ai really have upside potential? Why investors should keep shares of Mondelez, Peloton, and Zillow on a short leash? And should the CEOs at MarketAxess, Zillow, and Alteryx be updating their resumes? Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser tackle those questions and share why they might regret not owning shares of Monday.com, Visa, and Matterport. They also explain why Okta, Home Depot, and Lowe’s are going to surprise investors in the new year, and make some reckless predictions about Twitter, Berkshire Hathaway, and the Metaverse.

Dec 31, 2021
Carl Quintanilla’s Path to CNBC, Chris Diamantopoulos on “Silicon Valley” and Searching for Unicorns
38:37

One week before our “2022 Preview” show, Chris Hill takes a step back from stocks to share two conversations.

Carl Quintanilla may have been distracted as a college student, but he knew that media was in his future. From a small newspaper to The Wall Street Journal, from print journalism to TV, from reporting to anchoring, he’s demonstrated a willingness to try new things and take on challenges like reporting in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Chris Diamantopoulos gets recognized on the street for playing over-the-top billionaire Russ Hanneman in HBO’s comedy series “Silicon Valley”. He shares how he got started investing, why he’s enjoying being a judge on the investing reality show “Unicorn Hunters”, and feeling the weight of history as one of the few people to voice Mickey Mouse.

Dec 24, 2021
2021 Rewind: Investing Discoveries, Best CEOs, and Dumbest Investments
38:37

What were the biggest headlines of the year for investors? Who made the most questionable comments? Why were Ford Motor, Bath & Body Works, and Synaptics such surprising stocks in 2021? What makes the underlying businesses of Roku, Axon Enterprise, and Twilio better than their recent stock performances? Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser answer those questions and share why Arkadiy Dobkin (EPAM Systems), Satya Nadella (Microsoft), and Marvin Ellison (Lowe’s) get their votes for CEO of the Year.

Plus, the guys share investing discoveries they made in 2021 and three stocks on their radar (Chipotle, Costco, Crocs) that have a common trait among them.

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Dec 17, 2021
Inflation, Retail, Restaurants, and 401K Insights
38:37

The US inflation rate rises to a 39-year high. Pet supply retailer Chewy tumbles on earnings. Costco rises on big 1st-quarter results. CVS hits an all-time high after its investor day presentation. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Lululemon Athletica, Rent the Runway, Stitch Fix, RH Holdings, Intel, Beyond Meat, Jack in the Box, and Shake Shack,  Plus, our analysts share two stocks on their radar: Tyler Technologies and Accenture. And CFP Dan Messeca talks 401Ks and last-minute financial planning tips for investors.

For more from Dan Messeca and his co-host Ross Anderson, check out their podcast “Check Your Balances”.

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Dec 10, 2021
CEO Shakeups, Fowl Earnings, and Hot Holiday Toys
38:41

The unemployment rate falls but job growth disappoints. Salesforce reports better-than-expected profits and promotes Bret Taylor to co-CEO. Square changes its name to Block. Jack Dorsey steps down as CEO of Twitter. And Docusign plummets on weak guidance. Motley Fool analysts Maria Gallagher and Ron Gross discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Ulta Beauty, Okta, Allbirds, and Chipotle. Our analysts share two stocks on their radar: DoorDash and NextEra Energy.  Plus, toy industry analyst Jackie Breyer talks holiday toys, supply chain, and bumper cars for toddlers!

Dec 03, 2021
Stocks for Thanksgiving and the Power of Habit
38:37

It's our Thanksgiving Special! Host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser explain why they're thankful for The Trade Desk, Costco, Home Depot, and Lowe's. We discuss why investors might want to avoid Peloton, Zillow, and Avis Budget Group. And since no Thanksgiving is complete without dessert, we dig into a few slices of humble pie and talk Under Armour, Verizon, and Macy's. Ron and Jason share why the Energy Select Sector SPDR and Roblox are on their radar, as well as investing resources for anyone hoping to learn more about finance. Plus, we talk Procter & Gamble, Target, and toothpaste when we revisit our conversation with Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.

Nov 26, 2021
New Highs, “Oscar Buzz” Movies, and a Sweet IPO
38:37

Target and Walmart report big earnings but shares slip on margin concerns. Sweetgreen surges 85% on the salad restaurant’s first day of trading. And Intuit, Nvidia, Home Depot, and Lowe’s all hit new highs. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and discuss the latest from Axon Enterprise and Bilibili. Plus, our analysts share two stocks on their radar: Farfetch and Peloton. And corporate governance expert and film critic Nell Minow talks ESG, executive compensation, and must-see movies with Academy Awards potential.

Nov 19, 2021
Inflation and Investing
38:37

Consumer prices rise by more than 6% in October, the biggest increase in inflation in more than 30 years. Johnson & Johnson announces plans to split into two companies. Rivian Automotive records one of biggest IPOs of all time. And Disney slips on slowing streaming growth. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Roblox, The Trade Desk, Upstart Holdings, and PayPal. Plus, our analysts debate the merits of Arby’s Vodka and share two stocks on their radar: Sea Limited and Unity. And Motley Fool analyst Maria Gallagher talks with bestselling author Ben Mezrich about his new book, The Antisocial Network: The GameStop Short Squeeze and the Ragtag Group of Amateur Traders That Brought Wall Street to Its Knees.

Nov 12, 2021
Strong Jobs Report, Travel Stocks, Metaverse 101
38:40

The Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq all hit new highs after October’s robust jobs report sent the unemployment rate down to 4.6%. Booking Holdings hits a new high as Airbnb posts record revenue. Peloton takes a hatchet to their guidance, so investors take a hatchet to the stock price. Mercadolibre bounces back with a strong 3rd-quarter report. Andy Cross and Ron Gross analyze those stories, discuss the latest with Zillow Group, Pinterest, Square, Under Armour, Etsy, PayPal, and share two stocks on their radar: Axon Enterprise and Titan International. Plus, Motley Fool analyst Asit Sharma talks with futurist Cathy Hackl about the business potential of the metaverse.

Nov 05, 2021
Microsoft’s Ascension, Facebook’s Metamorphosis
38:37

Microsoft becomes the world’s most valuable company. Amazon and Apple deal with supply chain issues. Alphabet rises on (what else?) strong ad sales. Visa gets a visit from the U.S. Department of Justice. Facebook changes its name to Meta. Atlassian hits a new all-time high.

Ron Gross and Jason Moser analyze those stories, discuss the latest earnings from Starbucks, McDonald’s, Shopify, Twilio, and share two stocks on their radar: Asana and Teladoc Health.

Oct 29, 2021
Google’s Pivot, Tesla’s Record, Netflix’s New High
38:37

Google lowers service fees in its app store. Snap plummets on 3rd-quarter results and a warning. Tesla reports record profits. Netflix hits a new all-time high. Chipotle serves up strong sales. And Buffalo Wild Wings tests a robot cook. Emily Flippen and Maria Gallagher analyze those stories and weigh in on the latest from Boston Beer, Crocs, Facebook, JD.com, PayPal, Pinterest, Tencent, and Zillow Group. Plus, they offer up some reading recommendations for investors and share two stocks on their radar: Doximity and Rent the Runway.

Oct 22, 2021
September Retail, Big Banks, Consumer Tech Events
38:37

What do surprisingly good retail sales in September indicate for holiday shopping? Will Google’s new Pixel phone be a hit? Which major retailer could be the next to drop tobacco products? Are we in for a record-setting Halloween? Maria Gallagher and Jason Moser answer those questions, analyze the latest from Domino’s Pizza, Virgin Galactic, Shopify, Microsoft, Oracle, Restaurant Brands International, and share two stocks on their radar: Zillow Group and Marvell Technology.

Oct 15, 2021
Big Macro, Earnings Season Previews
38:37

What does the disappointing September jobs report mean for investors? Which two stocks need a win this earnings season? What trends should investors be watching? Why are Roku and Zoom Video suddenly looking more attractive? And which CEOs are under more scrutiny? Jason Moser and Ron Gross answer those questions and more, analyze the latest with Facebook, Constellation Brands, Pepsi, Levi Strauss, Delta Air Lines, and share two stocks on their radar: Matterport and Voyager Therapeutics.

Oct 08, 2021
“Generation Gamble” and the Rise of the Machines
38:37

September ends up being the worst month of the year for investors. Merck shares pop on encouraging results from its Covid-19 pill study. Alphabet and General Motors move one step closer to getting self-driving ride-sharing services on the road in California. Amazon unveils Astro, a $1,000 robot for your home. Warby Parker makes a strong debut on Wall Street. Zoom Video and Five9 call off their marriage. Andy Cross and Ron Gross analyze those stories and the latest from Bed Bath & Beyond, McCormick, Dollar Tree, and Sherwin-Williams. They also share why PubMatic and Editas are on their radar.

Plus, Melissa Lee discusses the intersection of online betting, stock trading, and gaming in the upcoming CNBC primetime documentary “Generation Gamble”.

Oct 01, 2021
New Stock Highs, Supply Chain Woes, and Big Tech Insights
38:37

Costco ends the fiscal year on a strong note. Nike struggles with global supply chain issues. Adobe posts record revenue. FedEx cuts full-year guidance. Stitch Fix surprises with a quarterly profit. Salesforce and Darden Restaurants hit new all-time highs. And Toast pops 50% on its first day of trading. Emily Flippen and Jason Moser analyze those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Coupang and Compass.

Plus, CNBC host Jon Fortt discusses the latest revelations about Facebook, what investors should know about new Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, and WeWork’s upcoming debut in the public markets.

Sep 24, 2021
Apple’s Latest, Hot IPOs, and the Future of AI
38:37

Apple unveils new iPhones and iPads. Intuit buys MailChimp for $12B in cash and stock. Amazon gets ready to sell Amazon-branded TVs. Coffee retailer Dutch Bros rises 60% on its IPO. Walmart and Ford Motor team up on robo-deliveries. And Taco Bell tests a taco subscription service. Motley Fool analysts Maria Gallagher and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Teladoc Health and Duolingo. Plus, Karen Hao, senior A.I. editor at MIT Technology Review, talks with Motley Fool senior editor Anand Chokkavelu about machine learning, which industries are being affected the most by A.I., and the new jobs being created.

Sep 17, 2021
High Fashion, Hard Seltzer, and the Business of Football
38:37

Lululemon shares hit an all-time high on earnings. Dave & Buster’s delivers a surprise. Boston Beer falls on sluggish seltzer sales. And fintech company Affirm soars on strong revenue growth and an Amazon partnership. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and talk about the latest from RH, Coupa Software, Paypal, and Caseys General Stores. Our analysts share a couple of investment ideas on their radar: C3AI and Allbirds. Plus, Villanova sports law professor Andrew Brandt talks about the business of football and the future of sports betting.

Sep 10, 2021
Fall 2021: Investing Preview
38:37

The S&P 500, Nasdaq, and Dow Jones Industrial Average have each risen more than 15% so far this year. How should investors feel about the rest of 2021? Which stocks should be on a short leash? What capital allocation strategies should Berkshire-Hathaway and Chipotle be considering? Andy Cross and Jason Moser answer those questions, make business predictions about acquisitions and CEO changes, and share two stocks on their radar: Digital Ocean and PayPal.

Plus, as the trial of Elizabeth Holmes begins we revisit our conversation with Alex Gibney about the rise and fall of Theranos and his documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley.

Sep 03, 2021
Apple’s Concession, Peloton’s Stumble, and Real Estate’s Future
38:37

Apple loosens its rules for app developers. Peloton stumbles on slowing growth. Best Buy and Williams-Sonoma report big earnings. And Dick’s Sporting Goods hits a new high. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Autodesk, Bill.com, and Elastic. Plus, they share two stocks on their radar: Traeger and The Glimpse Group. Plus, Matt Argersinger, lead advisor of Millionacres, a Motley Fool investing service, discusses red-hot REITs, Amazon’s department stores, and the impacts of COVID-19 on commercial real estate.

 

 

Aug 27, 2021
Buy, Sell, or Hold?
38:37

Will Amazon’s department stores be a hit with shoppers? Who is the next CEO to announce retirement? What’s the next big trend in alcohol sales? Maria Gallagher and Jason Moser tackle those questions, as well as the latest earnings from Walmart, Target, Lowe’s Home Depot, Foot Locker, Nvidia, Farfetch, and Robinhood. Plus, they discuss Chipotle’s newest menu item, share 11 stock ideas for the return of weddings and two stocks on their radar: Roblox and Elastic.

Aug 20, 2021
Disney, Airbnb, and The Scout Mindset
38:37

Disney’s blowout 3rd quarter is fueled by growth in Disney+ subscribers. Airbnb predicts record revenue on the horizon. Unity Software’s 2nd-quarter report calms shareholder concerns. Boston Beer and Pepsi team up to create an alcoholic version of Mountain Dew. Jason Moser and Ron Gross analyze those stories, discuss the latest from eBay, Chegg, DoorDash, and The Trade Desk, and share two stocks on their radar: Outset Medical and bluebird bio.

Plus, Motley Fool analyst Maria Gallagher talks with Julia Galef about her book, The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don’t.

Aug 13, 2021
Hot Jobs, Square Deals, and Hot IPOs
38:37

The stock market hits a record high on a stronger-than-expected jobs report. Square buys Australian fintech company AfterPay for $29 billion in stock. Etsy tumbles on earnings. And Weber Grill makes its public markets debut. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Cloudflare, CVS Health, Mercadolibre, Wayfair, and Draftkings. Our analysts share two stocks on their radar: Synaptics and 10x Genomics. Plus, we revisit our July interview with Fiverr CEO Micha Kaufman and talk about the future of work.

 

Aug 06, 2021
Earnings: Big Tech Surprises and Disappointments
38:37

Amazon has its worst day in over a year after missing expectations. Alphabet hits a new high and announces a $50 billion buyback plan. Apple and Microsoft dip despite reporting huge profits. And McDonald’s serves up a chicken sandwich-fueled surprise. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest earnings from Facebook, PayPal, Shopify, Starbucks, Qualcomm, Twilio, Teladoc Health, Pinterest, and Hasbro. Plus, our analysts share two stocks on their radar: Beyond Meat and Etsy.

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Jul 30, 2021
Restaurant Record Highs and The Cult of We
38:37

Domino’s delivers. Chipotle serves up big earnings. Snap surprises. Netflix slips. Crocs kicks it up a notch. Zoom Video buys Five9. Johnson & Johnson rises. And Boston Beer fizzles. Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Maria Gallagher discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: PayPal and Squarespace. Plus, Wall Street Journal reporter Elliot Brown talks about the new book he co-authored, The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion.

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Jul 23, 2021
Big Banks, Taco Czars, and Seeing Success
38:37

Prices rise as inflation concerns grow. Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and Wells Fargo report earnings. Delta reports its first profit since 2019. And McCormick hires a taco czar. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Disney, Netflix, Pepsi, and UnitedHealthcare. Plus, our analysts share two stocks on their radar: AppHarvest and Intuitive Surgical. And we revisit our interview with NYU Professor of Psychology Emily Balcetis, author of Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World.

Jul 16, 2021
Streaming Wars, Curious Acquisitions
38:37

Google is sued over its app store. Wells Fargo cuts its personal lines of credit. The Chinese government slows down ride-hailing app Didi. Stamps.com gets taken private. Levi Strauss expands its bottom line. Philip Morris buys a pharmaceutical company. And college students have food delivery robots to look forward to this fall. Jason Moser and Emily Flippen analyze those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Itron and Chewy. Plus, Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers discusses the current state of the streaming wars with Netflix, Disney+, Peacock, etc., and what to expect from Apple’s event this fall.

 

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Jul 09, 2021
2nd-Half Preview, Summer Reading for Investors
38:41

Rising more than 14% the S&P 500 had its 2nd-best start to the year this century! But meme stocks and inflation also became headline stories for investors. Emily Flippen and Jason Moser look back at the 1st half of 2021 and share why Procore’s IPO and opportunities from the pending infrastructure legislation should be getting more attention, and why Forrest Li (Sea Limited) and Dan Springer (Docusign) are early frontrunners for “CEO of the Year”. They also discuss why Peloton and Quidel both need a strong 2nd half, and why they’re keeping their eyes on the cannabis industry and the ongoing semiconductor shortage. Plus, Jason and Emily recommend several books for investors’ summer reading lists.

Best-selling author Dan Heath reveals how creating a powerful experience for customers can deliver economic upside for businesses, the key to making better decisions, and other insights from his book, The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact.  

 

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Jul 02, 2021
Bezos, Musk, and the Race for Space
38:37

Nike just does it. Google delays removing cookies. Visa makes a big buy. Peloton ventures into wearables. Accenture surges on earnings. And FedEx stumbles. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross, Emily Flippen, and Jason Moser weigh in on those stories and share a couple of stocks on their radar: Virgin Galactic and FactSet. Plus, Washington Post space reporter Christian Davenport talks Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and the business of space.

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Jun 25, 2021
Software Eating The World, Healthcare Stocks to Watch
38:37

Adobe hits an all-time high on earnings. Kroger raises guidance and announces a $1B stock buyback. The Honest Company issues its first report as a public company. Homebuilder Lennar posts strong profits. And electric-truck maker Lordstown Motors needs new management. Ron Gross and Jason Moser analyze those stories, discuss value plays vs. value traps, weigh in on El Pollo Loco’s flying chickens, and share two stocks on their radar: Qorvo and GAN Limited.  Plus, Motley Fool healthcare contributor Keith Speights discusses the latest on Covid vaccines, Johnson & Johnson, and the controversy surrounding the FDA’s approval of Biogen’s treatment for Alzheimer’s.

 

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Jun 18, 2021
Investors vs. Inflation
38:37

Despite increased fears about inflation the S&P 500 hits a new all-time high. Chewy, RH, and Marvell Technology all post better 1st-quarter results than Wall Street was expecting. Dave & Buster’s pops. Casey’s General Stores drops. Monday.com makes its public debut. Stitch Fix shows encouraging growth as it gets ready for a new CEO. Jason Moser and Ron Gross analyze those stories and share why Masimo and Accenture are on their radar. Plus, best-selling author and Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman shares insights from his new book, Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment.

 

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Jun 11, 2021
AMC’s Drama and the Future of Restaurants
38:37

AMC Entertainment takes investors on a wild ride. DocuSign, Five Below, Lululemon, and Zoom Video report strong earnings. Twitter launches a subscription service. Etsy makes a big buy. And enterprise search company Elastic gets a nice bounce on earnings. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Brazilian payment processor StoneCo and hardware and software maker Trimble. Plus, restaurant industry expert David Henkes talks winners and losers, the importance of chicken sandwiches, and why investors should expect more restaurants to go public.

 

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Jun 04, 2021
Amazon’s Entertaining Buy, Tesla’s Ford-Tough Competition
38:37

Amazon buys MGM Studios. Costco slips a bit despite strong earnings. Salesforce rises. And Dick’s Sporting Goods swings higher thanks to strength in its golf business. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Okta, Ulta Beauty, Autodesk, and Williams-Sonoma. Plus, Ron and Jason share two stocks on their radar: Elastic and Toro. And Reuters automotive reporter Paul Lienert discusses Ford’s new electric F-150, Tesla, Apple, and the future of the auto industry.

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May 28, 2021
Big Retail, Big Deals, and 1 Big IPO
38:37

Target and Walmart rise on strong sales growth. Home Depot and Lowe’s slide. Bitcoin tumbles during a volatile week. AT&T’s WarnerMedia merges with Discovery to make a new entertainment juggernaut. Twilio and Snap rise after each makes a big acquisition. Oatly surges in its Wall Street debut. And Pringles and Wendy’s team up to create a spicy chicken sandwich-flavored chip. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Autodesk and Qualcomm. Plus, Motley Fool analyst Maria Gallagher talks with Beyond Capital Co-Founder and CEO Eva Yazhar, author of The Good Your Money Can Do: Becoming a Conscious Investor

May 21, 2021
Amazon Unbound
38:37

Disney+ subscriber growth falls short of Wall Street’s expectations. Marriott International and Airbnb find room for improvement. Roblox pops on strong revenue. DoorDash shares rev 20% on upbeat guidance.

The Trade Desk and Unity Software both fall despite encouraging 1st-quarter reports. Bill Ackman orders up a 6% stake in Domino’s Pizza. Krispy Kreme plots a return to the public markets. Jason Moser and Ron Gross analyze those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Home Depot and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical.
Plus, Bloomberg senior editor Brad Stone shares how Amazon secretly developed the Echo, which cities were the real finalists to be the home of HQ2, and other insights from his new book Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire.

 

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May 14, 2021
Peloton, PayPal, and Investing in Real Estate
38:37

Peloton shares fall and its CEO apologizes for not recalling treadmills sooner. Activision Blizzard, Cloudflare, PayPal, and Square deliver stronger results than their stock movements indicate. Beyond Meat slips. Match Group connects. And Etsy tumbles. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share a couple of stocks on their radar: Bill.com and Fiverr. Plus, Matt Argersinger, lead advisor of Millionacres, a Motley Fool investing service, shares why he believes the housing market will stay hot and what he’s watching in commercial real estate.

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May 07, 2021
Big Tech, Huge Earnings
38:37

Alphabet, Amazon, and Apple report record earnings. Microsoft reports its biggest revenue growth in three years. Shopify rises on a strong quarter. Shares of Crocs, Facebook, and Waste Management hit all-time highs. Pinterest and Teladoc tumble. And Domino’s reports double-digit growth. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and dig into earnings news from Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Visa. Plus, our analysts share a couple of stocks on their radar: Axon Enterprise and Skillz.

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Apr 30, 2021
Netflix Earnings and Oscars Preview
38:37

Netflix slides on slowing growth. Boston Beer, Chipotle, and Intuitive Surgical serve up big earnings. MarketAxess slips. Johnson & Johnson reports surprising results but continues to deal with vaccine issues. And automation software maker UiPath has a big debut on Wall Street. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories, weigh in on a potential increase in the capital gains tax rate for wealthier Americans, and offer up a few tips on international investing. Plus, our analysts share two stocks on their radar: Roblox and PJT Partners. And corporate governance expert and film critic Nell Minow talks financial scandals and previews the Oscars.

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Apr 23, 2021
Microsoft’s Big Deal and Coinbase’s Big Debut
38:37

Microsoft buys Nuance Communications in a $16 billion deal. Coinbase makes an $86 billion Wall Street debut. FDA hits the pause button on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. Katrina Lake steps down as the CEO of Stitch Fix. Bed Bath & Beyond slips on earnings. White Claw introduces Surge. Pepsi serves up big growth in its snack division. And IBM unveils a surprising name for its cloud business. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Bilibili and Ecolab. Plus, e.l.f. Beauty CFO Mandy Fields talks about the big business of cosmetics.

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Apr 16, 2021
Are You $avvy?
38:37

The stock market hits a new high. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon expresses bullishness about the economic recovery and concern about the future. Constellation Brands serves up strong growth. Amazon gains ground in digital advertising and announces plans to open its first grocery stores on the East Coast. Okta shares soar on optimism from the company’s investor day. FuboTV shares rise after the securing exclusive rights to World Cup ’22 qualifying matches. Twitter explores an acquisition of audio-based social network Clubhouse. And AppHarvest makes a big buy in artificial intelligence. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar, Sprout Social and Ciena. Plus, award-winning director Robin Hauser talks about $avvy, a new documentary about women taking control of their financial futures.

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Apr 09, 2021
Spring Cleaning for Investors
38:37

Do you have stocks that need to be cleaned out of your portfolio? What about trimming the gains of your high-fliers? Does any stock in your portfolio spark joy in a way that would make Marie Kondo proud? Analysts Jason Moser and Ron Gross reveal why Disney, Editas, Etsy, Five Below, GameStop, Stitch Fix, TripAdvisor, and Wayfair are part of our springtime special before sharing actual cleaning tips. Plus, best-selling author and personal finance expert Jean Chatzky shares takeaways from her latest book, Women with Money: The Judgment-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and, Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve.

 

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Apr 02, 2021
GameStop, Adobe, and Domino’s CEO Ritch Allison
38:37

GameStop’s volatility continues in the wake of earnings. Adobe has a strong start to the fiscal year. Restoration Hardware hits an all-time high. Laser equipment maker Coherent settles on a suitor. Darden Restaurants serves up a stronger-than-expected quarter. And Pepsi teams up with Peeps on a marshmallow-flavored cola. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Marvell Technology and Vulcan Materials. Plus, Domino’s CEO Ritch Allison talks about the rise of delivery services and the changing competitive landscape.

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Mar 26, 2021
The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb
38:37

FedEx rises on a strong holiday quarter. Nike stumbles on earnings. Williams-Sonoma surges on strong stay-at-home sales. Laser technology company Coherent rises on competing buyout offers. Five Below ramps up expansion plans. Lennar raises the roof. Disney prepares to reopen Disneyland. And Hershey’s introduces a peanut butter cup without chocolate. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Teradyne and Titan International. Plus, Motley Fool retirement expert Robert Brokamp talks with Ed Slott, author of The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb: How to Take Financial Control, Avoid Unnecessary Taxes, and Combat the Latest Threats to Your Retirement Savings.

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Mar 19, 2021
Roblox’s Debut and the Future of Gene Editing
38:37

Ulta Beauty’s CEO steps down. Docusign and JD.com decline on earnings. Bumble bounces higher. Poshmark misses the mark. Roblox has a big debut. And Dick’s Sporting Goods and Funko deliver on earnings. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories, take stock of the sports betting market, and share two stocks on their radar: DexCom and Coupang. Plus, bestselling author Walter Isaacson talks about his new book, The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race.

Mar 12, 2021
Tech Sell-Off, Square Deals, and Power Moms
38:37

The Trade Desk, Magnite, and other ad-tech companies tumble after Google announces some big changes. Costco and Target fall on earnings. Zoom Video reports a big jump in revenue but the stock tumbles. Okta buys rival Auth0 for $6.5B in stock. Square buys a majority stake in Jay Z’s streaming service, Tidal. Mercadolibre slips despite record revenue. And Amazon looks to secure some Prime programming with the NFL. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Lam Research and AppHarvest. Plus, author Joann Lublin talks about her new book, Power Moms: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work and Life.

Mar 05, 2021
Market Volatility, Airbnb, and Dan Ariely
38:37

The stock market falls as interest rates rise. Airbnb reports a big loss but shares rise on stronger than expected revenue. Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Square slip on growth concerns. Etsy rises on earnings. Papa John’s and Domino’s don’t. Beyond Meat makes two big deals. And Door Dash declines in its debut quarter as a public company. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stories, weigh in on Amazon and Chewy, and share two stocks on their radar: Curiositystream and ResMed. Plus, Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics Dan Ariely talks risk, luck, and how to navigate market declines.

Feb 26, 2021
Retail, Tech Earnings, and Berkshire’s Surprising Buys
38:37

Walmart shares slip on earnings. The Trade Desk surges on record revenue. Roku rises on an unexpected profit. Fastly falls on growth concerns. Shopify slips. CVS Health treads water. Berkshire-Hathaway makes some big investments. And Marriott suffers a big loss with the death of its CEO, Arne Sorenson. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on autonomous driving, big tech break-ups, and the streaming wars. Plus, Ron and Jason share two stocks on their radar: Bluebird Bio and RadNet.

Feb 19, 2021
Disney’s New High, Bumble’s IPO, and Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner
38:37

Disney hits an all-time high as Disney+ reports 95 million subscribers. Dating app Bumble surges 70% in its Wall Street debut. Twitter and Zillow surge on earnings. Affirm Holdings and Cloudflare slip. Electronic Arts buys mobile video game developer Glu Mobile. And Under Armour reports a surprise profit. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories, weigh in on the future of pharmacies, and share two stocks on their radar: Brooks Automation and Unity Software. Plus, Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner shares his thoughts on Amazon’s next CEO, Jeff Bezos’ second act, and how today’s stock market compares to the one 20 years ago.

Feb 12, 2021
End of an Era
38:37

Jeff Bezos announces he’s stepping down as CEO, with Andy Jassy (the head of AWS) named to take over. Amazon also reports a $125 billion quarter. Activision Blizzard, Alphabet, PayPal, and Pinterest rise on earnings. Chipotle and Unity Software fall on earnings. And Uber surges after it announces plans to buy alcohol-delivery company Drizly. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Scotts Miracle-Gro and Synaptics. Plus, Chad Millman, Chief Content Officer at The Action Network, talks about the big business of Super Bowl betting.

Feb 05, 2021
$5.5M for One Ad?
02:03

Super Bowl ad time are the most expensive you’ll find on television. So after companies spend the money, what’s the best advertising strategy to use with your time? Jeanine Poggi, senior editor at Ad Age, believes that branding (over a specific call-to-action) is the way to go.

Feb 02, 2021
As GameStop Turns
38:37

Investors react to the escalating drama with Redditt, speculators, and GameStop. Johnson & Johnson reports Phase 3 trial results from its one-shot vaccine. Apple reports record-breaking revenue. Microsoft hits a new high on earnings. Facebook slides. Atlassian rises. Starbucks surprises. And Tesla dips. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Mastercard, Visa, and General Motors. Ron and Andy share two stocks on their radar: NextEra Energy and Unity Software. Plus, Ad Age’s Jeanine Poggi previews the advertising for Super Bowl LV.

Jan 29, 2021
Dan Heath on the Economic Upside of “Moments”
04:16

Creating a powerful experience for customers can deliver economic upside for businesses. Dan Heath, co-author of the best-selling book The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact, explains how Southwest Airlines makes more money by entertaining passengers during their flights.

 

Jan 26, 2021
The Power of Netflix
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Jan 22, 2021
Hot IPOs, Big Banks, and Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson
38:37

JPMorgan Chase reports big earnings. Citigroup surprises. Wells Fargo disappoints. Online clothing reseller Poshmark and fintech company Affirm have big Wall Street debuts. Petco rises on its IPO. Zoom Video and Lemonade issue secondary offerings. Visa and Plaid call things off. Beyond Meat rises on a deal with Taco Bell. Intel gets a new CEO. And Ben & Jerry’s launches frozen dog treats. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Penumbra and Pinterest. Plus, Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner and Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers talk with Twilio co-founder and CEO Jeff Lawson about his new book, Ask Your Developer: How to Harness the Power of Software Developers and Win in the 21st Century.

Jan 15, 2021
Adam Grant on Finding Leaders Outside Their Comfort Zone
01:51

Does having deep expertise automatically ensure a leader will be great? Adam Grant, author of The New York Times bestseller Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, explains how the ability to get outside of one’s comfort zone contributes to leadership success.

Jan 12, 2021
Wall Street Reacts, CES Preview
38:37

The business world reacts to the insurrection at the United States Capitol Building. Bezos, Buffet, and Dimon pull the plug on health venture Haven. Teledyne Technologies and FLIR Systems team up in an $8 billion merger. Bed Bath & Beyond tumbles on earnings. Constellation Brands rises on earnings. Fintech start-up SoFi prepares to go public via a SPAC. Qualcomm’s CEO retires. Starbucks’ CFO steps down. And Roku buys the Quibi catalog. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on Burger King’s rebranding and Chipotle’s cauliflower rice. And Ron and Jason share two stocks on their radar: Beam Therapeutics and Itron. Plus, Wall Street Journal Senior Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern talks CES, Facebook, Twitter, and weird tech.

Jan 08, 2021
Quarterly Conference Calls: Morning vs. Afternoon
03:17

When a company in your portfolio holds a conference call with analysts, is the call in the morning or afternoon? As best-selling author Dan Pink writes in his book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, the answer matters more than you think.

Jan 05, 2021
2021 Preview
38:37

Why should investors be watching 5G, financials, healthcare, and industrials in 2021? Why do Cloudflare and Docusign have big upside potential? Will Berkshire Hathaway, Etsy, and NBC’s Peacock surprise investors in 2021? Will Roblox score a big IPO? Are Marriott International and Match Group poised for a comeback? And how will the cannabis industry fare in the new year? Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser tackle those questions and make some reckless predictions about 2021. And our analysts discuss Airbnb, Cerence, Discord, Live Events, Nikola, nCino, Peloton, and Quidel. 

Jan 01, 2021
Dave Barry’s Tip for Writing Humor
02:21

Dave Barry is the rare humor writer who has also been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. For anyone looking to inject some humor in their writing, Dave has some simple advice to follow.

 

Dec 29, 2020
2 Cutting-Edge Companies in 2020
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In 2020, Zoom Video grew from 10 million daily meeting participants to 300 million daily meeting participants. How has Zoom managed to scale? How will Zoom maintain its culture? What’s it like when your company becomes a verb? Motley Fool senior analyst Bill Mann explores those questions with Zoom Chief People Officer Lynne Oldham. One of 2020’s most successful IPOs was insurance company Lemonade. Motley Fool CEO Tom Gardner and Motley Fool contributor Asit Sharma talk with Lemonade co-founder and CEO Daniel Schreiber about disruption, data, and the future of insurance.

Dec 25, 2020
The Case for Giving Your Kid Cash
01:55

Are digital payments on the rise? Yes. But if you’re looking to teach your kid about money, best-selling author Beth Kobliner shares why handing them cash can help make the lessons stick.

Dec 22, 2020
2020 in Review: Best CEOs, Surprising Stocks, and Dumbest Investments
38:37

Teladoc and Livongo join forces in a mega-merger. Airbnb, DoorDash, and Snowflake headline a red-hot IPO market. Jose Andres and Jack Dorsey set a high bar for benevolence. Medtronic shares its design for ventilators with the world. Disney makes a successful pivot to streaming video. And DraftKings and Rollins score big returns for investors. Host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss some of the year’s top stories and explain why Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, and Zoom CEO Eric Yuan get their votes for CEOs of the year. We talk about some of the year’s more questionable investments, including Lululemon’s purchase of Mirror and Viagogo’s purchase of StubHub.  We reflect on two of the year’s big surprises: Bed Bath & Beyond and Cloudflare. And Jason and Ron share two stocks on their radar: Alarm.com and Editas Medicine. Plus, Motley Fool cofounder and CEO Tom Gardner talks with Appian founder and CEO Matt Calkins about the big business of low-code software.

 

Dec 18, 2020
“When” is a Dangerous Word
02:18

With the market on track to finish up for 2020, some investors are already asking when the next downturn will come. Howard Marks, co-founder of Oaktree Capital, explains why “when” is a word investors should avoid.

 

Dec 15, 2020
Disney’s Latest Magic and Year-End Financial Tips
38:37

Disney shares surge on big news from Disney Plus. DoorDash delivers a big IPO. Airbnb delivers an even bigger IPO. Starbucks hits an all-time high. And Chipotle serves up clothing! Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and talk about the latest from Chewy, Costco, Lululemon, and Stitch Fix. Plus, Jason and Emily share a couple of stocks on their radar: Axon Enterprises and Qualcomm. And Motley Fool retirement expert Robert Brokamp shares some year-end financial tips.

Dec 11, 2020
Get Rid of the Penny
02:59

A single penny costs more than two cents to make, which means the U.S. government loses roughly $90 million a year on its production. Stephen Dubner, co-author of the bestselling "Freakonomics" books and host of “Freakonomics Radio”, makes the case for getting rid of the penny altogether.

 

Dec 08, 2020
Big Buys, New Highs, and Hot Holiday Toys
38:37

Wall Street shrugs off disappointing jobs numbers. Salesforce buys Slack and squares off against Microsoft. Docusign beats on the top and bottom lines. Crowdstrike, Five Below, and Zscaler all hit all-time highs. Zoom Video reports strong earnings but slips on slowing revenue growth. Ulta Beauty slips on slowing sales. Okta rises on earnings. WarnerMedia disrupts the movie business. And Oreos go Gaga! Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross weigh in on those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Fulgent Genetics and Lemonade. Plus, toy industry analyst Jackie Breyer talks holiday toys, scented Play Doh, and the state of the toy business.

 

 

Dec 04, 2020
Motivation is a Skill
02:59

Motivation is important for a number of reasons, but how and why it works can be misunderstood. In his best-selling book Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg shares how motivation can be a learned skill.

 

Dec 01, 2020
Giving Thanks For Stocks
38:41

It’s our Thanksgiving Special! Host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser explain why they’re thankful for Cerence, Nike, and PayPal. We discuss why investors might want to avoid stock market turkeys Blue Apron, Macy’s, and Slack. And since no Thanksgiving is complete without dessert, we dig into a few slices of humble pie and talk Zillow and EPR Properties. Our analysts explain why they don’t want to talk about Robinhood, stock splits, or “Stay at home” stocks at the Thanksgiving table. Plus, we revisit our conversation with Collaborative Fund’s Morgan Housel, author of the best-selling book, The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness. 

Nov 27, 2020
A Gem for Thanksgiving
01:39

Looking for a movie to fit the Thanksgiving season? Nell Minow, corporate governance expert and film critic, shares why the often-overlooked Thanksgiving movie “What’s Cooking?” is worth finding.

 

Nov 24, 2020
Retail Surprises and the Future of Video Games
38:37

Walmart delivers big online sales. Target and Williams-Sonoma hit all-time highs. Home Depot and Lowe’s fall on earnings. Amazon gets into the pharmacy business. And Radio Shack returns! Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Intuit, Workday, Goldman Sachs, and Zaxby’s. Plus, Andy and Jason share two investment ideas on their radar: Cerence and Roblox. And Loup Ventures managing partners Gene Munster and Doug Clinton take stock in the future of video games and talk Apple, Google, and Microsoft.

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Nov 20, 2020
Pixar & Disney: Spanning the Range
03:25

Disney dominates the film industry, but within the company itself the studios are a smaller fish in a big pond. How much pressure is there for the animated films to generate revenue beyond the box office? Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar and longtime executive at Disney, shares how his teams maintain the balance between commercial output and artistic risk.

 

Nov 17, 2020
A Vaccine Boost
38:37

Pfizer announces encouraging results from its COVID-19 vaccine. Disney gives investors 73 million reasons for optimism. Beyond Meat reports a surprising loss. Lyft reports a surprising increase in revenue. And DoorDash prepares for an IPO. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Cisco Systems, DraftKings, McDonald’s, and Unity Software. And Ron and Jason share a couple of stocks on their radar: Cloudflare and Titan International. Plus, Motley Fool analyst Emily Flippen talks about what the election outcome means for the cannabis industry.

 

Nov 13, 2020
Is Bitcoin Money?
03:23

Investors keep asking if bitcoin is a good investment, but is the digital currency actually, y’know…..money? Charlie Wheelan, author of the best-selling “Naked” series of books (e.g, Naked Economics) shares why bitcoin doesn’t pass the money test.

Nov 10, 2020
Election Drama and New All-Time Highs
38:41

Investors react to the election. Uber reports a big loss but scores a big win at the ballot box. The Trade Desk soars on earnings. CVS Health names a new CEO. Match Group and MercadoLibre hit all-time highs. Paycom and Qualcomm surprise. And Clorox cleans up. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on PayPal, Peloton, Roku, Square, Upwork, and Wayfair. Plus, our analysts share two stocks on their radar: Alarm.com Holdings and Scotts Miracle-Gro.

Nov 06, 2020
Theranos & the Power of a Good Story
02:04

Theranos promised the world a breakthrough in blood-testing technology, until everything came crashing down in early 2018. Alex Gibney, director of the award-winning documentary The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley, discusses Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes’ talent for telling a story.

 

Nov 03, 2020
Earnings and Elections
38:41

Alphabet surges on strong earnings. Microsoft reports higher profits but disappoints with guidance. Amazon reports record quarterly sales. Facebook falls on concerns over a decline in U.S. and Canadian users. Starbucks serves up a surprise. Apple dips on weak iPhone sales. And Netflix raises prices. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and dig into the latest results from Etsy, Pinterest, Shopify, Tupperware, Twitter, and Under Armour. Our analysts share three stocks on their radar: Wix.com, Inphi, and EPAM Systems. And we talk about what the upcoming election means for investors.

Oct 30, 2020
Chocolate Secrets from Inside Mars
04:05

Mars makes some of the most popular chocolate candies in the world. It’s dedication for secrecy rivals Willy Wonka. Joelle Glen Brenner, author of the book The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars, shares why secrecy is such a crucial ingredient in the industry.

Oct 27, 2020
Netflix, Tesla, and the State of the Movie Business
38:37

Intel falls on a big drop in its data center business. Netflix reports its weakest subscriber growth in 4 years. Tesla reports its 5th consecutive quarter of profitability. Southwest Airlines rises despite reporting its biggest loss ever. Chipotle falls despite a surge in digital sales. Procter & Gamble hits an all-time high. Boston Beer gets a big boost from hard seltzer and Twisted Tea. Coca-Cola reports better-than-expected profits. Quibi calls it quits. And Jack in the Box serves up chicken-scented face masks. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories, weigh in on some recent dividend hikes, and share two stocks on their radar: Ameris Bancorp and CRISPR Therapeutics. Plus, corporate governance expert and film critic Nell Minow shares some surprising insights on the state of the movie business.

Oct 23, 2020
The #1 Mistake Small Businesses Make
02:27

The overwhelming majority of small businesses in America are one-person operations. Unfortunately, there are aspects to running a business that even prepared minds don’t think of. Laura Adams, personal finance expert and author of Money-Smart Solopreneur: A Personal Finance System for Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and Side-Hustlers, shares the most common mistake people make when starting a new business.

Oct 20, 2020
Apple, Amazon, and Common Sense Technology
38:37

Apple unveils its new iPhones. Fastly falls on TikTok concerns. United Airlines CEO predicts flying won’t return to normal until 2024. Amazon reports that third-party sellers brought in $3.5 billion on Prime Day. Intuitive Surgical deals with headwinds from the pandemic. Johnson & Johnson pauses its COVID vaccine trial. Disney restructures its business around streaming. Coca-Cola pulls the plug on Tab. And Edge Innovations makes robot dolphins a reality. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Visteon and Bed Bath & Beyond. Plus, Common Sense Media Founder Jim Steyer talks social media and the shifting technology landscape.

Oct 16, 2020
Tim Cook’s Leap of Faith
02:42

Even before he became CEO of Apple, Tim Cook was known as a steady operator who was both thoughtful and, at times, cautious. Best-selling author Leander Kahney shares how joining Apple in the late 1990s might have been the biggest risk Tim Cook has taken in his professional life.

 

Oct 13, 2020
When More is Not Better
38:41

Roku and Netflix rise on upgrades. AT&T prepares to sell DirecTV at a steep loss. Movie theater stocks AMC, Cinemark, and Cineworld tumble on news that Cineworld is closing all cinemas in the U.S. and U.K. IBM spins off its legacy business. AMD gets serious about acquiring chip maker Xilinx. Domino’s dips due to rising cheese costs. Software company Alteryx surges on a boost in guidance. Costco reports big sales numbers for September. And Apple and Amazon get primed for big events. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Equinix and EXP World Holdings. Plus, management consultant Roger Martin shares insights from his book, When More Is Not Better: Overcoming America’s Obsession with Economic Efficiency.

Oct 09, 2020
“The rest of your life begins now.”
02:53

Ever buy a ticket to something, not enjoy yourself, and stay anyway? Sunk costs can be a powerful force, but Professor Richard Nisbett says the smarter move is to resist them and walk out.

 

Oct 06, 2020
Market Uncertainty, Surprising Earnings, and Thinking Bigger
38:37

The market reacts to news that President Trump has tested positive for COVID-19. The Labor Department reports slowing jobs growth. Bed Bath & Beyond soars on surprising earnings. Twilio hits a new high. Pepsi gets a boost from snacks. McCormick serves up strong earnings and a stock split. Popeye’s gets into the chocolate-stuffed beignet business. And the Supreme Court of Ireland rules that Subway bread isn’t really bread. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stores and share two stocks on their radar: Union Pacific and Rocket Companies. Plus, journalist Matthew Yglesias talks about his new book, One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger.

Oct 02, 2020
Warning: Financial Jargon Ahead!
03:17

Financial jargon can make even the smartest people feel stupid. Jason Zweig, longtime columnist for The Wall Street Journal, shares his insights into why it works and how to get around it.

Sep 29, 2020
Costco, Tesla, and Temptation Bundling
38:37

Costco reports strong growth but shares slip. Nike just does it. AutoZone revs up revenues. Stitch Fix gets slammed. Tesla generates some buzz from Battery Day. Nikola founder and Chairman Trevor Milton abruptly resigns. Quibi explores strategic alternatives. And Amazon unveils an indoor drone security camera. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Unity and Inspire Medical. Plus, Wharton Professor and consumer behavior expert Katy Milkman talks temptation bundling and how an increase in temperature makes us bad at shopping.

Sep 25, 2020
Rethinking Transportation
02:33

When are the self-driving electric cars going to flood our streets and highways? Tony Seba, co-founder of the independent think tank RethinkX, believes it will happen sooner than most do. Part of his rationale has to do with how many companies and organizations he believes will be pushing for it to happen.

 

Sep 22, 2020
Let It Snow!
38:37

Snowflake dazzles with the biggest software IPO ever. Adobe reports record revenue. Lennar Corp raises the roof with big earnings. Nvidia makes a $40 billion buy. Telehealth company AmWell makes its debut on Wall Street. FedEx hits a new all-time high. Dave & Buster’s declines on bankruptcy concerns. And the nation prepares for a Peeps-free Halloween. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share a couple of stocks on their radar: Nike and Freshpet. Plus, award-winning personal finance expert Laura Adams offers helpful tips for anyone starting a business and shares other insights from her new book, Money-Smart Solopreneur: A Personal Finance System for Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and Side-Hustlers.

 

 

Sep 18, 2020
Netflix & the Rise of Comedy Specials
03:04

Once upon a time, 1-hour comedy specials were a rare bird. Will the big investments Netflix has made in stand-up comedy backfire? Jason Zinoman, comedy critic for The New York Times, weighs in on the business of comedy.

 

Sep 15, 2020
Your Most Important Moneymaking Asset
38:37

Peloton revs up on earnings. Chewy wavers. RH Holdings hits a new all-time high. Lululemon tumbles. Citigroup makes history with a new CEO.  And investors refuse to cut Slack any slack. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Kroger and Dave & Buster’s. Plus, our analysts share two stocks on their radar: Editas and Synaptics. And Motley Fool retirement expert Robert Brokamp talks portfolio allocation, dividend aristocrats, and how to grow your most important moneymaking asset.

Sep 11, 2020
Getting Rich vs. Staying Wealthy
38:53

It was the best August for the stock market since 1984. Is the market overvalued? What stocks should investors keep on a short leash? What stocks still have room to run? What should investors be focused on going forward? Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser tackle those questions and weigh in on holiday retail, Apple, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, and Teladoc. The guys share some surprising predictions about Chipotle and Tesla and share two stocks on their radar: Docusign and Walmart. Plus, the Collaborative Fund’s Morgan Housel shares insights from his new book, The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons onWealth, Greed, and Happiness. 

 

Sep 04, 2020
Why You Make Bad Decisions About Money
02:53

Ok, it’s not just you. It’s all of us. Why do human beings tend to make bad decisions when it comes to spending money? According to Dan Ariely, best-selling author and professor of psychology and behavioral economics, a lot of it comes down to the environment we face as consumers.

 

Sep 01, 2020
TikTok Deals, Investing in Real Estate
38:37

Microsoft and Walmart team up to pursue TikTok. Salesforce reports a record quarter. Workday gets the job done. Okta hits an all-time high. Best Buy gets a big boost from online sales. Ulta Beauty surges. And McDonald’s adds some spice. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Chewy and Medallia. Plus, Matt Argersinger, lead advisor of Millionacres, a Motley Fool investing service, talks about the current environment for commercial real estate and shares some opportunities for investors in real estate today.

 

Aug 28, 2020
Change One Word to Win Support For Your Idea
02:41

Looking to get support for your ideas? Dr. Robert Cialdini, author of the best-selling book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, recommends using a key word when making the request.

 

Aug 25, 2020
Retail Records, Home Improvement Highs, and Pro Sports
38:37

Walmart reports big earnings and big growth in e-commerce. Target surges on record same-store sales growth. Home Depot and Lowe’s hit all-time highs. Uber and Lyft attempt to navigate regulatory concerns. Foot Locker gets a boost from its latest quarter and reinstates its dividend. Apple becomes the first U.S. company to hit a $2 trillion-dollar valuation. Citigroup makes a $900 million mistake. And Burger King gets creative with custom facemasks. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Ross Stores and Autodesk. Plus, Washington Post sports columnist Barry Svrluga talks about the future of the college and pro sports.

Aug 21, 2020
How Good is Your Investing Behavior?
01:52

Award-winning writer Morgan Housel shares how behavior can have a greater impact on your financial life than investing skills. His book The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness will be released September 8th.

 

Aug 18, 2020
Fortnite vs. Apple and the Future of Malls
38:41

Simon Property Group talks with Amazon about mall-based distribution centers. Microsoft announces plans to sell a $1,400 foldable phone. Marriott rises despite reporting its first quarterly loss in more than eight years. Apple and Fortnite engage in a battle royale. Lyft deals with sinking revenue and California concerns. SmileDirectClub gives investors something to frown about. And Starbucks, Dunkin’, and Hershey’s get a head start on fall and Halloween. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Bed Bath & Beyond and Qualcomm. Plus, Lakehouse Capital Chief Investment Officer Joe Magyer discusses investing during the pandemic, why digital payment companies are creating structural changes, and how his thinking on Berkshire-Hathaway has evolved.

Aug 14, 2020
David Bowie, Financial Genius
02:14

The late, great David Bowie was not just one of the most influential musicians of the past 50 years. He was also brilliant at hedging financial risk. In her book An Economist Walks Into A Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk, economist Allison Schrager explains how Bowie turned his song catalog into a bond.

Aug 11, 2020
Disney’s Streaming Surprise, Telemedicine Mergers, and Operation HOPE
38:37

Disney’s streaming service gets the job done. Wayfair crushes expectations. Arista Networks sells off despite beating expectations. Square gets a boost from the Cash App. Teladoc and Livongo Health enter into a telemedicine merger. Wix.com posts strong revenue growth but swings to a loss. Etsy generates triple digit revenue growth. Twilio reports record results, but the stock takes a breather. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: LivePerson and Health Catalyst. Plus, entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist John Hope Bryant talks financial dignity and economic empowerment.

 

Aug 07, 2020
Making Solomon’s Paradox Work for You
01:48

Solomon’s Paradox, the ability to think more sensibly about other people’s problems than our own, is common. In her book Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World, Olga Khazan shares how people can use Solomon’s Paradox to their own advantage.

Aug 04, 2020
Revenge of the Big Tech Stocks
38:37

Amazon, Apple, and Facebook all rise on their latest earnings reports. Alphabet 2nd-quarter makes history, but not in a good way. PayPal and Teladoc Health hit all-time highs, while Visa and Mastercard deal with lower payment volumes. Andy Cross, Jason Moser, and Ron Gross analyze those stories, as well as the latest from Starbucks, UPS, Sherwin-Williams, Scotts Miracle-Gro, McDonald’s, and Pinterest. Plus they share three stocks on their radar: CEVA, Kinsale Capital Group, and J M Smucker.

 

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Jul 31, 2020
The Case for Breaking Up Big Tech
02:46

 Scott Galloway is a professor at NYU Stern and author of the best-selling book The Four: The Hidden DNA of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google. As the CEOs of those four businesses get ready to head to Capitol Hill, Galloway makes the case for breaking up their companies.

Jul 28, 2020
Intel’s Drop, Microsoft’s Record, MercadoLibre’s Future
38:38

Intel plunges on chip delays. Microsoft declines despite a record quarter. Twitter pops on strong user growth. Chipotle serves up strong digital growth but slips on closed restaurants. Coca-Cola’s CEO says the worst is over. Intuitive Surgical surprises. Boston Beer surges. Tesla slides. Disney delays Mulan indefinitely. And Slack goes to war with Microsoft. Analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar:  Equinix and Qorvo. Plus, MercadoLibre’s Head of Investor Relations Federico Sandler talks online retail, online payments, and the future of the e-commerce giant.

Jul 24, 2020
Michael Lewis on the Two Men Who Changed Our Minds
02:08

Other than their fields of study Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky could hardly be more different. In The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds, best-selling author Michael Lewis shares how these two Israeli psychologists surprised their colleagues by not only working together, but also enjoying the process.

 

Jul 21, 2020
Twitter’s Hack, Silicon Valley’s Changing Landscape
38:37

The FBI investigates a major Twitter hack. Netflix sells off on earnings. Domino’s serves up strong sales growth. Banking software company nCino has a big Wall Street debut. Pepsi gets a boost from snacks. Fiat Chrysler & Peugot unveil Stellantis. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stories and the latest from Johnson & Johnson, UnitedHealth, and big banks. The guys also share two stocks on their radar: Boston Beer and 3M. Plus, CNBC reporter Kate Rooney discusses the latest with Robinhood, fintech, VC investing, and how Silicon Valley is rethinking office space.

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 17, 2020
Forget Networking. Ask This One Question.
02:19

“Marketplace Radio” host Tess Vigeland walked away from her job with no idea what was next. In her subsequent book, Leap: Leaving a Job with No Plan B, to Find the Career and Life You Really Want, she outlines a key piece of advice for anyone thinking about a job switch.

Jul 14, 2020
Buffett’s Buy and the Future of Restaurants
38:37

Retailers continue to struggle as Bed Bath & Beyond announces plans to close more than 20% of its stores over the next two years. Levi’s sales fall more than 60% for the second quarter. Berkshire Hathaway buys Dominion Energy’s natural gas assets. SiriusXM buys Stitcher. And Kraft Heinz makes mayonnaise ice cream a reality! Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Zoom Video Communications and Rollins. Plus, food and beverage industry analyst David Henkes discusses the current state of the restaurant industry, Uber's acquisition of Postmates, and what restaurants will look like post-pandemic.

Jul 10, 2020
The Road to Success in Comedy
03:04

Back in the day a great stand-up comedy set on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” meant instant success, but so much has changed since then. Greg Fitzsimmons, stand-up comedian and host of the long-running comedy podcast “Fitzdog Radio”, explains that despite the increased competition comedy is still a meritocracy for those willing to work for it.

Jul 07, 2020
Tesla, Musk, and the Future of Movies
38:35

It’s our Independence Day Weekend Special! Corporate governance expert and film critic Nell Minow analyzes the latest corporate scandals and the future of the movie industry. Award-winning writer Morgan Housel talks with journalist and best-selling author Bethany McLean about Tesla, Elon Musk, and the business of fracking.

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Jul 03, 2020
The Summer of Beer and Whiskey
02:11

Professional baseball almost didn’t make it out of the 1880s. In his book The Summer of Beer and Whiskey, writer Ed Achorn explains how a new owner of the team in St. Louis helped saved the business of baseball with creative ideas like selling beer at the games.

Jun 30, 2020
Digital Ad Spending and the Power of Weird
38:37

Google deals with slipping ad sales while Facebook and Amazon gain market share. Amazon buys a new car. McCormick hits a new high. Nike stumbles. And Microsoft pulls the plug on its stores. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Albertson’s, Chuck E. Cheese, and Darden Restaurants. The guys share two stocks on their radar: Etsy and Houlihan Lokey. Plus, Atlantic writer Olga Khazan shares some insights from her book, Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World.

Jun 26, 2020
Is Grit Overrated?
02:11
Jun 23, 2020
Retail Rebounds, Dynamic Duos, and the CEO of DocuSign
38:37

Retail sales rebound in May. Walmart teams up with Shopify. Spotify teams up with DC Comics. Wirecard plummets on accounting concerns at the German payment firm. And Groupon investors react to quarterly results and a 1-for-20 reverse stock split. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories, debate the finer points of Disney wine, and share two stocks on their radar: Skyworks Solutions and AeroVironment. Plus, DocuSign CEO Dan Springer talks about the big business of electronic signatures.

 

 

 

Jun 19, 2020
Diversity Is The First Step
01:58

What’s the key to unlocking your team’s potential? Jeff Weiner, longtime CEO of LinkedIn, shares key steps leaders can take to get the most out of a diverse team.

Jun 16, 2020
Fed Warnings, Stock Worries, and Mark Cuban
38:37

The market tumbles as the Fed Chairman warns the recovery might take a couple of years. Adobe hits an all-time high on record revenue. Lululemon slips on earnings. Starbucks closes some locations in the U.S. and Canada. Five Below hangs in. Chewy delivers. Grubhub snubs Uber. And Hertz revs up on news that the bankrupt rental car company is attempting to offer a billion dollars in stock. Analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Fastly and Globus Medical.  Plus, Motley Fool CEO Tom Gardner and analyst Abi Malin talk with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban about the future of sports, the future of work, and the value of money.

Jun 12, 2020
Get Rid of the Jerks
03:09

When a business is looking to grow, it needs to figure out how to effectively spread excellence throughout its organization. Bob Sutton, Stanford professor and author of the book Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More, Without Settling for Less, shares that one way to do that is to get rid of the jerks.

Jun 09, 2020
Surprising Jobs Numbers and Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke
38:37

Investors react to surprising employment numbers. Zoom Video connects with its latest earnings and doubles revenue guidance. Slack sells off. And DocuSign delivers. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Dick’s Sporting Goods, eBay, and Levi Strauss. And Ron and Jason share two stocks on their radar: Target and FLIR Systems. Plus, Motley Fool CEO Tom Gardner talks with Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke about the business of Shopify, the value of diversity, and the future of work.

 

Jun 05, 2020
Space 2020: Musk vs. Bezos 
02:04

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s company, launched NASA astronauts into orbit over the weekend. But they face competition from Jeff Bezos’ company, Blue Origin. Christian Davenport, author of the best-selling book The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos., shares how Bezos has had cosmic ambitions his entire life.

Jun 02, 2020
Market Rebounds and Disney Reopenings
38:37

The total number of unemployment claims climbs above 40 million. Costco slips on earnings. Salesforce sells off. Dollar Tree and Dollar General rise on strong growth. Williams-Sonoma serves up a surprise. And Hertz Global files for Chapter 11. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories, weigh in on the latest from Ulta Beauty, and share two stocks on their radar: Intercontinental Exchange and Bill.com. And we talk with Motley Fool contributor Rick Munarriz about Disney World's reopening, HBO Max, and the streaming wars.

 

May 29, 2020
The Power of Disagreement
01:52

When everyone is in agreement on a project or idea, is there a hidden downside? Jonah Sachs, entrepreneur and author of the book Unsafe Thinking: How to Be Nimble and Bold When You Need it Most, reveals that finding constructive ways to disagree can be a key to unlocking creativity.

May 26, 2020
The Future of Real Estate and Retail
38:37

Facebook, MasterCard, and Spotify announce new work-from-home policies. Lowe’s, Home Depot, Target, and Walmart report big growth in same-store sales. The U.S. Senate passes a bill that would impose new listing requirements for Chinese companies. And Take-Two Interactive hits an all-time high. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss those stories and weigh in on the future of retail and the future of real estate. Our analysts share two stocks on their radar: TJX Companies and Pinduoduo. And Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers and Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline talk with TiVo CEO Dave Shull about television, streaming video, and the future of TiVo.

 

May 22, 2020
Bernie Madoff’s Gift
02:25

How did Bernie Madoff pull off the biggest Ponzi scheme in history? Diana Henriques, journalist and author of the bestseller The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, reveals that Madoff had an unusual gift for someone orchestrating fraud.

May 19, 2020
Retail’s New Record and the Business of RVs
41:22

Retail sales fall more than 16% in April. Uber and GrubHub explore a possible merger. Marriott and Under Armour tumble on disappointing earnings. Diagnostics company Quidel gets a big boost from the FDA. And DraftKings hits a new high. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the best way to build a portfolio. Our analysts share a couple of stocks on their radar: Intellia Therapeutics and Axon Enterprise. Plus, Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis talks about the business of RVs and shares some insights from his CNBC show, The Profit.

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May 15, 2020
For the Class of 2020
03:07

Given the pandemic, high school and college commencements just won’t be the same this year. So we decided we’d have Scott Galloway, NYU professor and author of The New York Times bestseller The Algebra of Happiness: Notes on the Pursuit of Success, Love, and Meaning, shares his advice for the graduating class of 2020.

May 12, 2020
Surging Unemployment, Skyrocketing Stocks
39:35

The unemployment rate surges to nearly 15%. Uber and Lyft shares rise on earnings. MercadoLibre, PayPal, and Twilio hit all-time highs. And Disney announces plans to reopen Shanghai Disneyland. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on Activision Blizzard, Berkshire Hathaway, Beyond Meat, Electronic Arts, Etsy, Pinterest, Roku, Shake Shack, Square, and Wayfair. Plus, our analysts share three stocks on their radar: Costco, Coupa Software, and Smartsheet.

 

May 08, 2020
Predicting the Success of New Ideas
02:19

When new ideas are presented, it turns out that middle managers may not have the best track record for predicting success. Adam Grant, author of The New York Times bestseller Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, explains why peers have the edge in giving feedback.

May 05, 2020
Sell in May and Go Away?
38:37

An additional 4 million Americans file for unemployment as the total number of unemployed tops 30 million. The S&P 500 wraps up its best month since 1987. Amazon reports surging sales and rising costs. Apple sees strength in services. Mastercard and Visa beat expectations. Alphabet gets a boost from YouTube. Microsoft gets a boost from the Cloud. And Facebook rises on strong engagement. Motley Fool analysts Aaron Bush, Andy Cross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Atlassian, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Spotify, Starbucks, Teladoc, and Twitter. Aaron talks about the future of gaming. And the guys share three stocks on their radar: Beyond Meat, Medtronic, and Docusign.

May 01, 2020
Chipotle’s Special Sauce, Netflix’s Big Number, DraftKings’ Latest Bet
38:37

More than 4.4 million Americans file for unemployment as the total number of unemployed climbs to 26 million. Netflix adds 16 million subscribers for the quarter. Verizon loses subscribers and withdraws guidance. Chipotle gets a big boost from digital sales. DraftKings makes its Wall Street debut. Snap surges on surprising growth. Coca-Cola falls on concerns over declining volume. And Domino’s delivers. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share a couple of stocks on their radar: Masimo and Roku. Plus, Time Value of Money Fund manager Michael Shearn talks about what he looks for in leadership and shares some of his favorite stocks.

Apr 24, 2020
How Luck Made “Rock Around The Clock” a #1 Hit
03:53

“Rock Around The Clock” was a flop when Bill Haley & The Comets first released it. Derek Thompson, author of the best-selling book Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction, explains how luck helped give the song a second chance at success.

Apr 21, 2020
Rising Unemployment, Rising Investor Optimism
38:41

More than 5 million more Americans file for unemployment as the monthly total surpasses 22 million. Abbott Labs gets a boost on optimism over its coronavirus testing. Gilead Sciences gets a boost on optimism over its coronavirus treatment. Procter & Gamble reports its biggest U.S. sales gain in decades. Amazon hits an all-time high. Comcast launches a preview of its Peacock streaming service. And Verizon buys BlueJeans Network, a videoconferencing company. Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Ron Gross discuss those stories, take stock in the banking and airline industries, and weigh in on some dividend hikes. Plus, the guys share a few stocks on their radar: Spotify and CRISPR Therapeutics. And Okta co-founder and COO Frederic Kerrest talks cloud-based security software, password protection, and misconceptions about entrepreneurs.

Apr 17, 2020
The Keys to Crucial Conversations
02:58

Having more work conversations via video conference? You’re not alone. Effective conversations at work are more challenging these days. Fortunately Emily Hoffman, the communications expert behind "Crucial Conversations," has some helpful tips to share.

Apr 14, 2020
The New Future of Education
38:41

The Fed announces a new $2.3 trillion program to boost the economy. Another 6.6 million Americans file for unemployment. Shares of Zoom Video fall on security concerns. And Disney+ surpasses 50 million subscribers. Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Emily Flippen discuss those stories, weigh in on the future of retail, and share some spring cleaning tips for investors. Emily and Jason share two stocks on their radar: Kura Sushi and Wayfair. Plus, 2U CEO and co-founder Chip Paucek talks about the future of education and offers up some advice for graduates. Other stocks discussed include Costco, Nordstrom, Ulta Beauty, and Walmart.

Apr 10, 2020
Losing Weight and the Power of Scale
03:04

Trying to lose weight? Might be time to change the scale. Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, offers up some weighty advice on losing weight.

Apr 07, 2020
$350 Billion and 10 Million
38:41

The Federal Government launches a $350 billion small business lending program. Over 10 million Americans file for unemployment. Oil stocks rise. Constellation Brands serves up big earnings. And Luckin Coffee plummets on fraud allegations. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and talk about what to look for when reading a balance sheet. And the guys share a couple of stocks on their radar: Costco and Domino’s. Plus, food and beverage industry analyst David Henkes talks about the government stimulus and the future of the restaurant business.

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Apr 03, 2020
How Corporations are like Teenagers
03:58

Companies make thousands of acquisitions each year. Dan Heath, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work, has a word of warning. The thinking that drives those decisions is the same thinking teenagers use.

Mar 31, 2020
Record Stimulus, Record Unemployment, Volatile Market
39:01

Congress passes a $2 trillion-dollar stimulus. A record 3.3 million Americans file for unemployment. The Federal Reserve cranks up lending. And the stock market has its best 3-day gain since 1931.  Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross, Jason Moser, and Ron Gross discuss what it all means for investors and discuss the future of the insurance, retail, and cruise industries. Our analysts weigh in on how Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson and Nike CEO John Donahoe are navigating the coronavirus crisis. And we make the case for why Warren Buffett should consider buying Chubb, Costco, PayPal, Progessive, Moody’s, Southwest Airlines, or Starbucks. Plus, Jason and Ron share a couple of stocks on their radar: Disney and Sony.

 

Mar 27, 2020
How Napping Makes You Smarter
02:05

Working hard? That’s great. But if you want to avoid burnout then Daniel Levitin, professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience at McGill University and best-selling author, has a tip to help everyone from students to CEOs.

Mar 24, 2020
Navigating the Crisis
41:52

New York and California order nearly all residents to stay home. The government pushes back the tax filing deadline. And the stock market  has another rough week. How should investors navigate the coronavirus crisis? Is it time to buy? Which industries should investors avoid? And which businesses will benefit from changing consumer behavior? Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser tackle those questions and discuss the fear of missing out and the fear of being invested. Plus, the guys share a couple of stocks on their radar: Redfin and Intuitive Surgical.

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Mar 20, 2020
Howard Marks on the Stock Market Rarely Being Average
02:03

The average return of the stock market is 9-10%. So why does the market rarely hit that number in a given year? Legendary investor Howard Marks explains.

 

Mar 17, 2020
Worst Day Since 1987
40:07

The stock market has its worst day since 1987 as coronavirus concerns grow and Wall Street sentiment turns decidedly bearish. How should investors be approaching this market? Which companies are still well-positioned for the long term? Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser tackle those questions and weigh in on the latest from Disney, Docusign, Pepsi, and Slack. The guys discuss why American Tower, Globant, and EPAM Systems are on their radar. The Motley Fool’s co-founder David Gardner shares his thoughts on the market sell-off, black swans, and the future of higher education.

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Mar 13, 2020
Science of Motivation with Dan Pink
02:44

Does the carrot-and-stick method actually work? For certain tasks, yes. But as best-selling author Dan Pink explains, managers who use this as the sole way of motivating their team are making a mistake.

Mar 10, 2020
Market Volatility and How Successful People See the World
39:37

Investors navigate market volatility as coronavirus concerns grow. Campbell Soup heats up. Costco delivers a strong 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon recovers from emergency heart surgery. Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser analyze those stories and the latest news from Chipotle, Okta, and Zoom Video. Plus, the guys discuss why 3M, Churchill Downs, and Luckin Coffee are on their radar. NYU Professor of Psychology Emily Balcetis shares highlights from her book, Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World.

Mar 06, 2020
The Upside of Quitting with Stephen Dubner
02:36

"Winners never quit and quitters never win.” Is it possible quitting is actually underrated? Stephen Dubner, co-author of the bestselling "Freakonomics" books, makes the case for re-examining how we think about quitting.

Mar 03, 2020
Worst Week Since 2008
40:17

The stock market has its worst week since the financial crisis of 2008. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser talk about the coronavirus concerns and market sell-off. Plus, our analysts discuss earnings from Best Buy, Booking Holdings, Etsy, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Shake Shack, and Teladoc. We discuss Disney’s new CEO and Panera’s new coffee subscription. And we share three stocks on our radar: Adobe, Kinsale Capital, and Waste Management.

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Feb 28, 2020
Malcolm Gladwell on Choosing A College
02:33

Millions of high school students are trying to decide where to spend the next four years of their lives. For them, and their parents, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell offers a word of advice.  

 

Feb 25, 2020
The Business of Baby Yoda
40:37
Walmart reports strong e-commerce growth but has problems with fun and games. Dropbox surprises investors and aims for profitability by the end of 2020. Domino’s delivers again. And McDonald’s introduces Quarter Pounder-scented candles. Motley Fool senior analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser, and Jeff Fischer of 1623 Capital, discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Amazon, Boston Beer, Stamps.com, Texas Roadhouse, and Virgin Galactic. Plus, the guys share three stocks on their radar: Pinterest, Synaptics, and Hasbro. And toy expert Chris Byrne analyzes the current state of the industry and the business of Baby Yoda.
 
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Feb 21, 2020
The Power of Habit with Charles Duhigg
02:41

How does a routine become habit-forming? One important part is figuring out a reward for the routine itself. For example, as Charles Duhigg (best-selling author of “The Power of Habit”) explains, the reward for brushing your teeth is not necessarily what you think it is.

Feb 18, 2020
Record Highs, Coronavirus Concerns, Facebook’s New Hobby
41:12

Nvidia shakes off its “crypto hangover” and reports blowout earnings. Shopify soars. Pepsi surprises. And Roku rises. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Mattel, Lyft, Under Armour, and Restaurant Brands International. Plus, our analysts talk about the coronavirus and what it means for investors. We dig into Facebook’s Pinterest-like app, Samsung’s foldable phone, Kellogg’s Incogmeato, and Kentucky Fried Crocs. And our analysts share three stocks on their radar: Appian, Tencent, and Salesforce.

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Feb 14, 2020
Jenny Anderson on Love and Dirty Dishes
03:41

The key to a lasting relationship is…economics? Jenny Anderson, co-author of the best-seller “Spousonomics: Using Economics to Master Love, Marriage, and Dirty Dishes” offers tips on how your loving relationship can benefit from cost-benefit analysis. (Yes, really.)

 

Feb 11, 2020
Video Stars, Academy Awards, and 1 Sleepy IPO
38:41

Alphabet breaks out its YouTube revenue for the first time. Activision Blizzard scores with “Call of Duty: Mobile”. Casper’s IPO turns into a snoozefest. Pinterest pops. And Chipotle serves up strong growth. Analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Disney, Take-Two Interactive, Twitter, and Yum! Brands. And we share three stocks on our radar: Empire State Realty Trust, Limelight Networks, and Moody’s. Plus, corporate governance expert and film critic Nell Minow talks diversity in the boardroom and makes predictions for this year’s Academy Awards. (To get 50% off our Stock Advisor service, go to http://RadarStocks.fool.com.)

Feb 07, 2020
Roger Ebert on Money Movies
02:47

Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert wasn’t just a lifelong fan of movies. He also knew the business well enough to see Blockbuster Video’s demise months before Netflix was even a public company. Moreover, he could recognize a money line of dialogue.

Feb 04, 2020
Earnings-palooza: Welcome to Club Trillion!
38:41

Amazon’s huge 4th-quarter gets the company back above the trillion-dollar market cap. Apple and Microsoft continue their hot streaks, while Facebook sells off due to margin concerns. Jason Moser, Andy Cross, and Ron Gross analyze the latest earnings results from Tesla, Visa, Colgate-Palmolive, McCormick, Starbucks, McDonald’s, and PayPal. Plus, we discuss IBM’s new CEO, Atari’s new line of hotels, and why the guys have Mastercard, Walker & Dunlop, and Pinterest are on their radar.

 

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Jan 31, 2020
Michael Lewis Saw Football’s Future
02:58

The NFL’s financial health is not in doubt. The health of its players, however, is getting more attention than ever. Back in 2011, when concussions were just beginning to become a topic of interest, best-selling author Michael Lewis saw a future in which star players would walk away from the game before it was too late.

 

 

Jan 28, 2020
Chips, Netflix, and Betting on the NFL
41:26