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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…
 
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 ra…
 
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 abo…
 
"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 benefitti…
 
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 …
 
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)…
 
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 ye…
 
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, …
 
"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 …
 
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 …
 
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 marketp…
 
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 Busine…
 
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 young…
 
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: - Th…
 
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 …
 
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 defy…
 
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 w…
 
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…
 
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:…
 
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 …
 
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 pandemi…
 
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/20…
 
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 outweighi…
 
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 discu…
 
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 it…
 
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 result…
 
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 a…
 
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-consume…
 
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,…
 
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-y…
 
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 …
 
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 annua…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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 investmen…
 
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 …
 
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 st…
 
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 ps…
 
It's April, the month of filing taxes here in the US, and "...in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." So said Benjamin Franklin (and several other before him). But while taxes are discussed and debated freely, what of death? Can we talk about death? Shouldn't we talk about death? How should we talk about death?…
 
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…
 
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 disc…
 
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 “sta…
 
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 sho…
 
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 s…
 
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