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The Motley Fool's daily look at stocks in the news, the top business/investing stories, and occasional tangents.
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Soap company launches hand sanitizer line during pandemic and sales skyrocket! But don’t call Soapbox Soaps an overnight success. David Simnick started Soapbox Soaps with a mission in mind, one that he and his team have never wavered from. In this episode David discusses how Soapbox Soaps started, the consumer goods landscape, and more.   You can learn more about this company by going to
No one studies the video gaming industry like Aaron Bush.  We discuss gaming’s rise during the pandemic, the ripple effect of major league sports being delayed, and the relative valuations of Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, and Take-Two Interactive. Plus Aaron shares the game release he’s looking forward to and the trend investors should be watching. To learn more about this growing industry, check out more from Aaron at
UPS pops 17% as consumer shipments drive an incredible 2nd-quarter report. Mastercard’s 2nd-quarter profits and revenue come in higher than expected, but payment volume drops. PayPal’s record revenue in the 2nd quarter pushes the stock to an all-time high. Brian Feroldi analyzes those stories and shares a thought on Amazon’s report coming after the closing bell today.   Thanks for helping us with our 2-question listener survey!
Starbucks rises despite same-store sales falling 40% in the 3rd quarter. Spotify’s 2nd quarter report has it closing in on 140 million paid subscribers. Scotts Miracle-Gro hits an all-time high after a fantastic 3rd-quarter. Dan Kline analyzes those stories, as well as AMC Theaters striking a landscape-shifting deal with Comcast’s Universal Pictures.
Sherwin-Williams hits a new all-time high on strong 2nd-quarter profits. Jason Moser analyzes the beauty of a paint business that has returned more than 900% over the past decade for shareholders. Plus we discuss DR Horton’s new all-time high, McDonald’s better-than-it-might-appear 2nd-quarter results, and Facebook’s new attempt to take on TikTok.
It’s Mailbag Monday! What percentage of your money should be invested in the stock market? Will payment companies be the big winners in a post-pandemic world? Emily Flippen tackles those questions, along with the latest earnings from Hasbro and the latest news from Moderna.
Twitter shares pop as one key metric in their 2nd-quarter report surprises Wall Street. Microsoft’s cloud business grows “only” 47% in the 4th quarter. Chipotle’s digital sales skyrocket in the 2nd quarter, but overall comps fall nearly 10%. Ryan Henderson and Ian Gray analyze those stories and share two companies on their radar: Procore, a construction management software business that’s filed to go public later this year, and Blackline (Nasdaq: BL), an accounting SasS platform.
Spotify strikes a long-term licensing deal with Universal Music Group. Abit Malin analyzes the deal and shares why she believes it could be a game-changer for Spotify. Plus we discuss iRobot’s lack of clarity overshadowing a strong 2nd-quarter report, and Snap’s 2nd-quarter results having something for both bulls and bears.
IBM and Coca-Cola lift the Dow Jones Industrial Average with their latest 2nd-quarter results. Cadence Design Systems hits an all-time high on its latest quarterly report. eBay finalizes a $9.2 billion deal with Adevinta. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and shares his boots-in-the-air research on Delta Airlines.
Chevron buys Noble Energy in an all-stock deal worth more than $12 billion. eBay reportedly closes in on a deal to sell its classified ads business, but what will the final price tag be? Do investors have an opportunity with “affordable luxury” brands like Tapestry and EssilorLuxottica? Bill Barker analyzes those stories and discusses the long-awaited Opening Day for Major League Baseball.
Twitter got hacked and a lot of questions remain. Johnson & Johnson’s 2nd-quarter revenue fell but the company raised guidance for the full fiscal year. Bankruptcies in the oil & gas industry continue to pile up. Bill Mann analyzes those stories and shares why Chipotle is the “canary in a coal mine” for the restaurant industry this earnings season.
Moderna pops on “robust” early results on its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, but will it pass the next big test? UnitedHealth’s 2nd-quarter profits are much higher than expected, but executives are quick to point out why investors shouldn’t get too excited. Emily Flippen analyzes those stories and shares why she’ll be watching Chinese search giant Baidu this earnings season.
nCino, Man!

nCino, Man!


nCino, a provider of cloud-based software for financial institutions, goes public with the hottest IPO since Beyond Meat. Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase deliver 2nd-quarter reports with one big different: trading revenue. Shares of Delta Airlines fall on a rough 2nd-quarter report and plans for recovery. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and shares the boots-on-the-ground research he’ll be doing later this week.
Pepsi’s 2nd-quarter revenue falls but snack sales help boost overall results. Can Pepsi’s launch of direct-to-consumer sites pay dividends for shareholders? Carnival Cruise Lines cuts its fleet, AMC Entertainment raises $300 million from investors, and Disney opens one park while getting ready to close another. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, shares why Axon Enterprise is the stock he’s the most curious about this upcoming earnings season, and divulges the most surprising act at the Live Aid concert he attended 35 years ago today!
Should I Use Options?

Should I Use Options?


Bed Bath and Beyond falls 20% as 1st-quarter sales are cut in half. Walgreens Boots Alliance struggles with its 3rd-quarter report, while Costco posts strong same-store sales in June. Brian Feroldi analyzes those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss how options could fit into your investing strategy if you have already built a “buy and hold” portfolio of stocks.
REITs & Retail

REITs & Retail


Shares of Levi’s fall on rough 2nd-quarter results and Brooks Brothers declares bankruptcy. Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross analyzes the changing retail landscape, consumer spending habits, and the impact of rising savings rates. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the role of REITs and real estate investing when building your portfolio.
Novavax and Regeneron pop after landing grants from Uncle Sam. SiriusXM buys Stitcher (E.W. Scripps’ podcasting division) for $300 million. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, plus we hop in the wayback machine to revisit The Motley Fool’s (and Bill’s) role in helping the SEC pass “Regulation Fair Disclosure” resulting in a big victory for individual investors.
Warren Buffett finally got out his elephant gun! Berkshire-Hathaway buys Dominion Energy’s natural gas assets for nearly $10 billion, while Uber shells out $2.6 billion in stock to buy Postmates. “Industry Focus” host Nick Sciple analyzes both deals, and weighs in on oil/gas vs. green energy as we dip into the Fool Mailbag.
Tesla hits a new high on higher-than-expected deliveries. McDonald’s hits the pause button on reopening dine-in service. Major League Baseball teams come up with a creative way to get fans at the games (sort of). Dan Kline analyzes those stores, and we dip into the Fool Mailbag and try to make sense of the new marketing campaign from Haagen-Dazs. To check out The Motley Fool’s new swag store, go to
FedEx, Airlines, Wine

FedEx, Airlines, Wine


FedEx shares pop on surprisingly good 4th-quarter results. United Airlines plans to add 25,000 flights in August. Constellation Brands serves up strong 1st-quarter profits and adds Empathy Wines to its portfolio. Abi Malin analyzes those stories, plus we talk about the connection between Bernie Madoff and the greatest contract in the history of professional baseball.
Comments (20)


TSLA reported, but no commentary on that??? Chipotle digital sales more important I guess....

Jul 24th

Jamie Kurisunkal Jacob

Good for Unilever. I hope it sells Lipton to the right buyer.

Jul 20th


Soooo, why would you admit to being a tsla bear? Kinda like saying you're into the flat earth thing, you're just incredibly wrong. Any other great stocks I shouldn't own? My 17yo son's first stock purchase was 1 share of tsla and he's almost tripled up in 3 months, should I tell him he's doing it all wrong?

Jul 2nd
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M Morr

they don't eat healthy at all. lol. cring to think of their health...but finances are in better shape at least??

May 12th

Luke Alley

great podcast. I'd love it if you guys tried something more long form though. 20 minutes is a such a short time, and I know you guys are brimming with ideas and knowledge so why limit the time?

Apr 6th

Andrew Smith

good ep

Mar 28th

Mateus Velasques

great episode, thanks y'all

Mar 16th

Josh Shelton

This is an incredibly informative podcast on stocks and investing in a nice short time frame. I really enjoy this podcast!

Feb 12th

Matt Burke

really weak episode

Jul 10th


"Throw that out the window" talking about proportional pay. The numbers are all that matters professional sports are still a business. This is a business podcast how can you not see how there will be a pay disparity until at least women's soccer brings in the same revenue as men's soccer.

Jul 9th
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Matt Erickson

I think Aaron missed some important info.. peltz is signed on to receive millions in shares under market value, quarterly.. his role being to facilitate ACB developing partnerships / investors with cash flow. putting them on step or beyond canopy, cronos or tilray.

Mar 13th


brilliant show, great analysis for those wanting to learn more about stocks and shares and s great way of finding interesting companies

Sep 14th

Mel Vis

That was a really weak walk-back on yesterday's 'charges weren't pressed so he must be telling the truth' defense you gave of Richard Liu. What was your motive in defending him, I wonder? Boy's club or skin in the game?

Sep 5th

Lj Calixte

love this show!

May 22nd

iTunes User

Love the fool website and their new daily short podcast. MOtley fool podcast on Fridays as well.

Aug 30th

iTunes User

This is a great podcast...both educational and entertaining! I love the Fool and these podcasts really bring it to life. They should promote podcasts and radio more because if people knew it was out there, they'd tune in!

Aug 30th

iTunes User

Dropping knowledge and humor in a tight 4 man weave. And the show is as geeky and fun as that previous sentence.

Aug 30th
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