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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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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.
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.
End of an Era

End of an Era

2021-02-0538:374

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.
$5.5M for One Ad?

$5.5M for One Ad?

2021-02-0202:03

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.
As GameStop Turns

As GameStop Turns

2021-01-2938:373

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.
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.  
The Power of Netflix

The Power of Netflix

2021-01-2238:374

Netflix hits an all-time high on strong subscriber growth. Bank of America, IBM, Intuitive Surgical, and Procter & Gamble slip on earnings. Intel stays flat despite surprising PC sales. Lumentum joins forces with fellow laser maker Coherent. Google grounds its balloon initiative. And Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group complete their merger and take on a new name: Stellantis. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: McCormick and Schrodinger. Plus, Professor Erin Meyer talks about her best-selling book, No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2021 Preview

2021 Preview

2021-01-0138:3710

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. 
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.  
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.
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.
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.  
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.  
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.
Get Rid of the Penny

Get Rid of the Penny

2020-12-0802:591

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.  
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.    
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Comments (33)

Clement Ailuros

is there some reason this episode says 38min, when Its only. 2 min long?

Jan 20th
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Andrew Smith

this was good

Jan 10th
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Eldridge Shillingford

what are the songs playing?

Oct 21st
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Andrew Smith

enjoyed this

Aug 5th
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Jamie Kurisunkal Jacob

These big tech earned and sacrificed to get where they are today especially Amazon and Apple.

Jul 29th
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Jamie Kurisunkal Jacob

I hope there will still be big hits movies and a few sleeper hits at the movie theatre while the rest of the films goes straight to streaming.

Jul 17th
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Phillip Glass

All dems think diversity is about skin color and not ideas and thought. “Let me see a picture of your board”. Stfu

Jul 7th
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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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