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Motley Fool Money is a daily podcast for stock investors. Weekday episodes offer a long-term perspective on business news with The Motley Fool's investment analysts. Weekend shows are a mix of investing classes and longer-form interviews. The show is hosted by Dylan Lewis, Ricky Mulvey, and Mary Long.
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Healthcare, technology, energy, consumer goods, and more. Every day, Motley Fool analysts break down a specific industry and the stocks making headlines. Questions? Comments? Email us at IndustryFocus@fool.com.
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David Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool, is among the most respected and trusted sources on investing. As a best-selling author, hugely successful stock picker, and financial authority, David has led The Motley Fool’s growth into a worldwide investment and financial advisory services company. Each week David shares his insights into today's most innovative and disruptive publicly traded companies -- and how to profit from them by following his signature “Rule Breaker Investing” principles.
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Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. Send your questions to answers@fool.com.
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Cracker Barrel is trading lower than it did when its restaurants were shut down during the pandemic. (00:21) Bill Mann and Ricky Mulvey discuss Nvidia becoming the most valuable company, and review turnaround plans for Cracker Barrel sent in by Motley Fool Money listeners. Plus, (13:55) Alicia Alfiere and Mary Long take a look at Coupang, a dominan…
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The first of the new season, this week’s Market Cap Game Show features an epic showdown between two Bills full of humor, precision(!), wild guesses, and a miss by the thinnest of margins. (Ever!) Can you outscore one… or both… Bills? Companies Discussed: QCOM, CHWY, SNBR, CAVA, MANH, IT, VZ, TGTX, QRVO, TMDX Host: David Gardner Guests: Bill Barker,…
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Sometimes, a billion bucks just isn’t enough to kickstart the engine. (00:21) Asit Sharma and Mary Long discuss Fisker’s bankruptcy and Wells Fargo’s latest credit card bet. Then, at (17:22), Ailson and Bro tackle the listener mailbag, answering questions about retirement distributions, target date funds, and commodities. Learn more about the Range…
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Starboard Value would like to see some changes at Autodesk and isn’t shy about it. And Jensen Huang’s commencement address at Caltech has some timeless life and investing advice. (00:21) Tim Beyers and Dylan Lewis discuss: - Why Starboard Value is putting Autodesk’s management team and board on notice. - Broadcom’s 10-for-1 stock split, and why the…
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Peter Lynch says that some of the best investments can be found by looking at what you use every day. The same thinking might apply to careers, too. Jason Moser is a Senior Analyst at The Motley Fool who heads up our Virtual Revolution portfolio. In today’s episode, Jason talks with Mary Long about early investing successes, what’s shaped his inves…
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How do you go from writing poetry to reading 10Ks for a living? Asit Sharma is a Senior Analyst at The Motley Fool and a frequent guest on the show. In today’s episode, Asit talks with Mary Long about “the long and winding road” of his investing journey, mistakes he’s made along the way, and advice for navigating a career pivot. Have an analyst you…
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Apple arrives on the scene with its AI debut Apple Intelligence, we check in on who is winning the artificial intelligence arms race and whether we’ll actually see a Fed rate cut in 2024 . (00:21) Jason Moser and Emily Flippen discuss: - Apple’s entrance to the world of AI, the details of Apple Intelligence and the OpenAI partnership. . -Tesla shar…
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Is the software giant still a growth company? (00:21) Tim Beyers and Ricky Mulvey break down results from Oracle and why Microsoft is focusing on start-ups for the next leg of its AI strategy. Plus, (18:10) Mary Long and Motley Fool analyst Anthony Schiavone look at Hershey’s near-term headwinds and long-term opportunity for investors. Companies di…
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If everyone else is buying, should you be too? (00:21) Jim Gillies and Mary Long discuss macro news from the US and Canada. Plus, Jim reflects on down markets of days gone by. Then, at (16:10) Alex Friedman talks with organizational psychologist Richard Davis, author of the new book “Good Judgment,” about the importance of a CEO’s personality. Publ…
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For the second week in a row, David launches Volume 1 of a new episodic series. This time it’s “Pet Perks,” a celebration of the small joys that enhance our investing, business, and life. What little things make a big difference? Tune in for practical tips and a touch of humor as we explore the finer points of living a Foolish life.…
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It’s not artificial intelligence. It’s Apple Intelligence. (00:21) Nick Sciple and Ricky Mulvey discuss the updates from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and what they mean for the tech giant’s customers and investors. Plus, they look at how Cracker Barrel is trying to reinvent itself. Then, (17:48) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp check…
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Elliott Management amps up the activist activity, and puts Southwest’s leadership and board on notice. (00:21) Asit Sharma and Dylan Lewis discuss: - Why Elliot Management is looking to shakeup leadership at Southwest after taking a 10%+ stake in the airline. - Nvidia’s stock split, and why this one may matter more than most. - The new names in the…
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Nearly half of Americans say they’re willing to pay for weight-loss drugs. But what are the downsides to these so-called “miracle drugs”? Johann Hari is the author of the book, “Magic Pill: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight Loss Drugs.” Ricky Mulvey caught up with Hari for a conversation about: The medical magic that…
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Last year, 440,000 new apartments went on the market – a 36-year high. This year, even more new builds are coming. That’s good news for renters, but perhaps less good for developers. What about REIT investors? Matt Argersinger and Ricky Mulvey discuss the state of the multifamily market and why REITs (of any stripe!) aren’t out for the count quite …
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Gotta-have-it businesses like Crowdstrike aren’t seeing any slowdown this earnings season, but goods like RVs and high-end athleisure aren’t exactly flying off the shelves. (00:21) Bill Mann and Jason Moser discuss: - The strength of Crowdstrike’s recent earnings and cybersecurity spend, a cyclical company that looks interesting, and why even at va…
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If you own an S&P 500 index fund then about 20% of your money is in Microsoft, Nvidia, and Apple. (00:21) Asit Sharma and Ricky Mulvey discuss why big tech is driving the market, earnings from Lululemon, and mindset advice for new investors. Plus, (17:05) Mary Long interviews Tom Steyer, author of “Cheaper, Faster, Better: How We’ll Win the Climate…
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Growth comes easy when the product speaks for itself. At (00:21), David Meier and Mary Long discuss CrowdStrike earnings and a tender offer from Monster Beverage. Then, at (17:08), Asit Sharma catches up with John McCool, Chief Platform Officer at Arista Networks. They discuss Arista's role in the AI race, how competition fuels innovation, and what…
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This week, ChatGPT asks David its five “most thought-provoking questions” about Rule Breaker Investing, and he takes his best shot answering every one! Cutting-edge technology meets timeless investing wisdom in our newest episodic series. Stocks Mentioned: META, ABNB, UBER, CAVA, SG, TOST, OLO, NFLX, TSLA, NVDA, AXON, CMG, MELI, WRBY, AMZN…
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A juicy short report goes up against business fundamentals. (00:21) Jim Gillies and Ricky Mulvey break down Hindenburg Research’s report on Axos Financial. Plus, Jim discusses why investors should consider adding Academy Sports + Outdoors to their watchlists. Plus, (16:47) Robert Brokamp interviews Eileen Freiburger, Managing Director of the Garret…
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The biggest name in waste is looking to build out its business, and it might have found a cheap way to get into medical waste and document shredding with Stericycle. (0:25) Bill Barker and Dylan Lewis discuss: - Waste Management’s planned $7B acquisition of medical waste company Stericycle, and how it’s a cheap addition to help WM build out its off…
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Almost half of the United States believes the S&P 500 is down for the year. The chart says otherwise. So, what can explain the disconnect? Kyla Scanlon is an economic commentator and educator. Her new book is “In This Economy? How Money & Markets Really Work.” Mary Long caught up with Scanlon for a conversation about: - The challenges of measuring …
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… and other legendary leaders. David Novak is the former CEO of Yum! Brands. He’s also the author of the new book, “How Leaders Learn: Master the Habits of the World’s Most Successful People.” Ricky Mulvey caught up with Novak to discuss: Using power to empower others. Lessons from market-beating executives. Why prioritizing people over results is …
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Abercrombie and Fitch and Dick’s Sporting Goods show the familiar names near the food court are doing just fine, and we share one stock that wins regardless of where you stop in to shop. (00:21) Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger discuss: - Cava’s valuation at fresh all-time highs post-earnings, why Salesforce might be a buy on the dip, and Chewy’s s…
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Sales slow for the software company. But is that the end of the growth story? At (00:21), Tim Beyers and Mary Long break down Salesforce earnings and ask whether the stock’s slump is warranted. Then, at (17:22), Asit Sharma and Ricky Mulvey take a look at some companies that could ride the tailwinds of Nvidia’s standout earnings. Check out the Rang…
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On May 29, there is one investing account that deserves a celebration. First up, (00:21) Ricky Mulvey and Bill Barker break down earnings from Chewy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and CAVA. Then, (16:16) Robert Brokamp discusses the fundamentals of 529 Plans and saving for college with Roger Young, CFP and Thought Leadership Director at T. Rowe Price. Che…
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Sometimes, great isn’t good enough. (00:21) Jason Moser and Mary Long discuss T-Mobile’s latest purchase and why Elliott Management has beef with a company that’s trading at all-time highs. Then, at (14:51), Yasser el-Shimy joins for a look at Rocket Lab, the end-to-end space company. Companies discussed: TMUS, VZ, T, TDS, USM, TXN, RKLB Learn more…
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Venture capitalists don’t mind strike-outs, so long as they get their home runs. What can stock investors learn from that approach? Ricky Mulvey talks with Ilya Strebulaev and Alex Dang, co-authors of “The Venture Mindset: How to Make Smarter Bets and Achieve Extraordinary Growth,” about: The benefits of building an “anti-portfolio” Why it pays to …
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In 2018, the U.S. box office grossed almost $12 billion. This year, it’s expected to bring in closer to $8 billion. What’s eating the silver screen? Catie Peiper, the Fool’s resident entertainment expert, joins Ricky Mulvey for a look at the state of the movie industry. They discuss: The relationship between streamers, studios, and theaters. How lo…
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AI continues to float Nvidia’s boat, and it's helping an unlikely old school name in tech. (00:21) Jason Moser and Bill Mann discuss: - Nvidia’s blowout quarter and upcoming stock split. - Why buy-now-pay-later is going to start looking more like the credit card industry, and what Jamie Dimon has to say about the state of JP Morgan. - Earnings upda…
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The tech giant continues to crush analysts’ lofty expectations. (00:20) Asit Sharma joins Ricky Mulvey to discuss the boom of Nvidia’s data center business, future growth stories for the company, and some questions about its valuation. Then, (13:08) Matt Frankel and Mary Long continue their conversation about David and Goliath business match-ups. C…
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We celebrate the breaking of rules, but… laws? Not so much. This week, David returns to this episodic series to cover six more laws that will level up your game and make you smarter, happier, and richer. (5:08) Newton’s First Law of Motion (11:16) Arthur C. Clarke’s Second Law (16:07) Sutton’s Law (24:47) Amara’s Law (32:15) Cunningham’s Law (37:17…
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Just how resilient is resilient? (00:21) Jason Moser and Mary Long take a look at Target earnings, the “resilient consumer,” and new rules for the Buy Now, Pay Later industry. Then, at (14:47), Matt Frankel joins for some David-versus-Goliath stock matchups. Companies discussed: TGT, WMT, COST, AFRM, PYPL, FICO, UPST, DKNG, CHDN Host: Mary Long Gue…
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A lot, actually. (00:21) Bill Mann and Ricky Mulvey discuss JPMorgan’s investor day and CEO Jamie Dimon’s thoughts on stock buybacks and inflation. They also talk about the shift toward fast-casual dining and Red Lobster’s bankruptcy. Then, (17:05) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp answer listener questions about 403(b) accounts and saving for co…
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Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly have soared on GLP-1 weight-loss drugs – now Hims & Hers is trying to get in on the action with a more available and affordable option. (00:21) Asit Sharma and Dylan Lewis discuss: - Hims & Hers getting into the business of GLP-1 weight loss injections and what the compound market means for Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly. - A…
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So, you want to grow your wealth. What’s the best way to do it? In this special episode of Motley Fool Money, we team up with our friends at the real-estate investing site Bigger Pockets to debate whether stocks or real-estate investing will get you more bang for your buck. Fool analysts Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger are our fighters for stocks.…
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The Dow’s fresh 40k milestone reminds us that the index isn’t all about industrials, and that it’s caught up with the tech-heavy times. (00:21) Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger discuss: - The Dow Jones at 40k, and a look back at the major companies that have led the exchange as it’s moved from traditional industrials and manufacturing to other indu…
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The streamer now has Christmas football games. First, (00:21) Nick Sciple and Ricky Mulvey discuss Netflix’s play into live TV and the bundling of streaming services. Plus, they take a quick look at earnings from Walmart. Then, (17:12) Motley Fool Contributor Lou Whiteman joins Mary Long to discuss how airlines and Airbnb are experiencing a cooldow…
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Step aside, Siri. A new generation of AI voice assistants has arrived. First, (00:21) Asit Sharma and Mary Long dive into today’s inflation report and talk through the latest AI offerings from Alphabet and OpenAI. Then, (16:03) Ricky Mulvey asks Jason Hall whether co-CEOS are ever a good idea. Stock Advisor discount for podcast listeners: www.fool.…
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It's the gift that keeps on giving. As we celebrate David’s birthday, we'd like to thank you for all the notes, emails, and tweets summarizing the lessons that matter most to you. Let's celebrate! (8:51) Investing (41:26) Business (45:45) Life Companies Mentioned: AAPL, CMG, NFLX Host: David Gardner Producer: Dez Jones…
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One tweet is all it takes to add a few billion dollars in market cap. First, (00:21) Jim Gillies and Ricky Mulvey discuss the surge in short term speculation over meme stocks, and the long-term investment story at Home Depot. Then, (19:05) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp discuss how investors can evaluate exchange traded funds. Companies/Ticker…
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Private equity has $2.6 trillion in dry powder to put to work, is Squarespace at the top of a long shopping list? (00:21) Jason Moser and Dylan Lewis discuss: - Permira private equity’s plans to take website-builder Squarespace private at $6.9B. - The Biden administration’s reported plans to raise tariffs on EVs, solar equipment, and medical suppli…
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“Ideas are cheap; the people are what matter.” Startups face a lot of risk. But research suggests that 65% of startups fail because of one particular problem: people. Ricky Mulvey caught up with Martin Gonzalez, creator of Google’s Effective Founders Project, to discuss what public investors can learn from the people problems that plague startups… …
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Sure, the Apple Vision Pro has some flaws, but it’s incredible to be in a recording studio with Alicia Keys. Mary Long and Jason Moser checked out the new headset and discuss: - The training and educational use cases for spatial computing. - How Apple and Meta products stack up against each other. - Meta’s virtual reality strategy. - The strong val…
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Relatively strong earnings results from Shopify and Roblox were overshadowed by questions about the outlook for the rest of the year and whether consumers will keep up the online shopping and in-game spending.. (00:21) Ron Gross and Andy Cross discuss: - Disney’s path to streaming profitability, and the warnings from Shopify and Roblox that growth …
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Wall Street thinks two growth stock prices have gotten a little too high. Plus, we feature a weed company with a lot of cash. (00:21) Kirsten Guerra and Ricky Mulvey break down earnings from Duolingo and Roblox. Then, (16:30) Nick Sciple takes a look at the legal pot business, and a legislative change that could have profound implications on the ma…
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Uber’s earnings may seem a little hand-wavy, but there's more to the story. At (00:12) Tim Beyers and Mary Long take a look at earnings from Uber and Toast. Then, (16:34) Alicia Alfiere and Ricky Mulvey ask if AI will kill Chegg, the homework helper. Tickers discussed: UBER, SICP, JOBY, TOST Host: Mary Long Guests: Tim Beyers, Alicia Alfiere, Ricky…
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In this week’s episode, the ninth in this historic series, David rummages around the archives to bring back another five standout Rule Breaker insights to improve your investing, business, and life. Featured Blast From The Past Topics: Style-Boxing Add Up, Don't Double Down Navigating the Emotional & Practical Challenges of Selling a Business The P…
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For anyone besides Netflix? First up, (00:21) Jason Moser and Ricky Mulvey break down earnings from Disney and Axon Enterprise. Then, (19:44) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp look at the 60/40 portfolio, and if it still holds up in 2024. Tickers discussed: DIS, AXON, NFLX, GLD Learn more about the Range Rover Sport at www.landroverusa.com Host: …
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When Warren Buffett talks, investors listen. We unpack the quotes and commentary from the market’s most anticipated annual meeting and check in on the state of Berkshire Hathaway. (00:13) Jim Gillies and Dylan Lewis discuss: - Berkshire’s past and future succession-- planning. - What Buffett’s cash stack and shrinking Apple position might signal ab…
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