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Join host Chris Hill and a panel of Motley Fool investment analysts each week as they cover the week’s top business news and financial headlines, while breaking down the stock market implications for investors. Plus, interviews with best-selling authors, industry experts, and an inside look at stocks on our radar.
New episodes available every Friday.
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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.
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.  
Bernie Madoff’s Gift

Bernie Madoff’s Gift

2020-05-1902:252

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.
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. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our show.   Get 10% off your first air purifier at http://www.molekule.com with code “fool10”.    
For the Class of 2020

For the Class of 2020

2020-05-1203:071

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.
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.  
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.
Sell in May and Go Away?

Sell in May and Go Away?

2020-05-0138:373

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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. The Motley Fool is donating $1 million to Health Research Incorporated, which is managing New York State’s COVID-19 response fund. To contribute, go to donate.fool.com.  
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.
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.  
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.
Navigating the Crisis

Navigating the Crisis

2020-03-2041:528

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. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our podcast. Get 10% off your first air purifier at http://www.molekule.com with code fool10. Post your job today at Indeed.com/motley and get a free sponsored job upgrade on your 1st posting.
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.  
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Salvatore Pacilio

I am so sick of your audio problems, and so often I'm trying to listen in the car but I just can't because of the audio problems. I'm going to stop listening. I don't see the point anymore

May 10th
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Andrew Smith

zzzzzzzzz

Mar 25th
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Andrew Smith

very helpful info for a time like this

Mar 21st
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Andrew Smith

love the home Depot talk

Mar 5th
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Patrecia Sapulette

Love this show! Guys are very informative and sharp on investment matters. What's even interesting is convos at the end got crowded of pizza 101 talks! 😁😁😁

Feb 23rd
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BOO DADDY

Please don't ever do political opinion or Hollywood again, it was terrible.

Feb 10th
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Patrecia Sapulette

Motley! Thanks for your podcasts! to be honest I LOVE your songs in break! I listened not only for the content, presenters but also for the songs 😁

Oct 21st
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David Neill

lol really? batwoman looks good? it looks like woke garbage and will fail miserably.

Jul 24th
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Setumadhava Kathavate

Loved the serendipitous part about happiness.

May 22nd
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JeffK

Opening the show with a review of the previous on the radar stocks will legitimize your picks. Was Disney on a radar last week? If so congrats on your long options!

Apr 13th
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Jonas Fitzpatrick

Bullshit: films are dumbed down generally, not just because intelligent scripts don't do well overseas. They actually do

Apr 12th
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JeffK

Gold stock recommendations?

Dec 10th
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Abhishek Banerjee

Wake up elon

Oct 4th
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Rick Gundermann

either is fine.

Sep 5th
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Lj Calixte

great interview!

Aug 23rd
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Anthony Roach

Woah, your guys' sound quality jumped through the roof. Nice upgrades.

Jul 16th
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Jason & Misty Thomas

looking for good music. Can anyone help?

Jun 12th
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iTunes User

This is easily one of the best podcasts out there. Informative from both a micro and macro perspective and always irreverent and funny. Highly highly recommended.

Aug 30th
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iTunes User

This podcast is not only helpful to the average investor, but also very entertaining. Rare to find both qualities in one show. Keep it up.

Aug 30th
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iTunes User

A well-presented discussion-format conversation on business and economic issues. Well worth the time to listen as it is easy to follow and understand.

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