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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.
280 Episodes
Back in the olden days of flip phones and paper newsletters, every issue of Stock Advisor and Rule Breakers started with a short essay conveying timeless investing lessons. Well, as long as they're timeless, why not revisit them? Today we look back to yesterday's Foolishness with today's fresh eyes.
Should you let your winners win or keep your sectors diversified? How much should you spend on investment advice services? Is 50 too late to get your finances in order? All that, and how 'bout a stay-cation on Investor Island? It's mailbag time!
It's officially an annual event: we ask you what you've learned from this podcast, and we amplify! Side A is the greatest hits; Side B is the deep cuts--stories of what you've learned, and that we all can learn as we embrace the future as Foolish investors.
Time to tune up the ol' guitar and take out a harmonica for another round of campfire stories. Interviewing for Jobs, a drink with Wolfe, and breaking the cycle of being raised to be poor. And ooh, look! A shooting star! Sponsored link: code fool10.
Today we're back to an old format, a new show, borrowed wisdom and some celebration blues. Drop a six-pence in your shoe and let's get Motley!
Are dividends worth more when the share price drops? Is it possible to get your friends and family interested in investing? And do we need a new stock-basket acronym now that FAANG has gone all BFAAAMN? The answer to at least one of those questions is yes. Find out which one on this month's mailbag!
It's time once again to review our 5 stock samplers from 1, 2, and 3 years past. Has the current market volatility crushed returns? Fool analysts Karl Thiel, Maria Gallagher, and Tom King join us to take a look at the score, review the performance, and bid adieu to APRIL the Giraffe.
Dividend Fools

Dividend Fools


Top dog and first mover? Check. Sustainable advantage? Check. Strong past price appreciation? Check. Increased dividend every year for at least 25 consecutive years? Ch... Wait, what?! Why are we talking about dividends on the RBI Podcast? Because you asked for it, Fools!
As lifelong investors, we save regularly and invest regularly. In any market. In good times and bad. So an event like the Coronavirus is not a buying opportunity, but rather a learning opportunity. How will we respond? How will we adapt? What are the businesses that will help us recover and improve our lives going forward? These represent our best vision for our future, and our portfolio should reflect that.
An atom is a tiny little thing. Throw a few together and you start to build big things. And within every atom lies enormous power. Same goes for atomic habits: small changes in behavior that work together to make big changes, holding the power to help you build your best self. Today we welcome James Clear, author of Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results, for an incredibly simple, practical, and powerful conversation that could change improve your life.
Did you sell at the top? Will you buy at the bottom? Does it really matter if you're in it for the long term? Andy Cross and Aaron Bush join David to hear your stories, answer your questions, and check your temperament as we slog through a brutal month's mailbag, only to find...inspiration!
When the market falls, we are very aware of stock prices and our portfolio performances. But don't forget that market caps are also dropping! How big are our businesses? How do they compare to each other? Can Aaron Bush get his head around these new numbers or will Andy Cross steal his throne? We'll find out, only on the Market Cap Game Show. Sponsored link: code fool10. Post your job today at and get a free sponsored job upgrade on your first posting
As a health issue, we should absolutely take the Coronavirus outbreak seriously. However that doesn't mean we need to change the way we invest, even when the market drops sharply. So please wash your hands and then sit on them, as we contemplate the troubled times we're living through. Sponsor Link: Get the first $50 off your first job post at Terms and conditions apply.
The market has dropped! Investors are spooked! The end is nigh! What better time to step away from the fray and consider some timeless wisdom from our fellow humans. No news here; just 5 great quotes submitted by you and shared back out for Fools to ponder.
Should you be investing during the Coronavirus outbreak? Are dividends right for you? Where did our Foolish culture come from? All this and more as David is joined by his brother Tom Gardner, The Motley Fool Answers team, Aaron Bush, and others to answer your mailbag questions. Show Links: Listener Survey Investor Island Message Board Investor Island Game Analysis Video
Two years ago the market seemed a little volatile, so David picked 5 More Stocks to Feed the Next Bear. Where did that hungry bear go? A year before that, the presidential election had lots of people in a tizzy, so David picked 5 Stocks The World Needs Right Now. Did the world need them after all? Join David and guest Emily Flippen as we look back and review these stock picks.
Do you remember when the Internet was new? When eBay was worth more than Amazon? When Blockbuster was streaming video and Netflix wasn't? Today, Tom Gardner and Mac Greer join David for another spin in the wayback machine, to visit some old friends — like Jeff Bezos, Reed Hastings, and Mr. Rogers — from the radio past. Sponsor link: Get the first $50 off  your first job post at Terms and conditions apply.
Do you remember what makes a business win? How about the official signs of a Rule Breaker stock? The all-time greatest secret of investing? Well in case you didn't memorize 4 1/2 years of this podcast, or in case you're new around here (welcome!), we're circling back to revisit some of the most important lessons from the past. The Businesses That Win 6 Traits of a Rule Breaker: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 The Greatest Investing Secret of All The Tale of Spiffy Pop David's Biggest Losers - Part 2  
The market crashed in January, finally putting an end to a long bull market. Or did it? Depends how closely you were listening. Today we look back at a month full of losers, lessons, and outright fabrications. DC area Fools: our next Conscious Capitalism DC event is a night with John Mackey, “Leading with Love,” with Tom Gardner conducting an interview, post-presentation. At the National Press Club on February 4th. Use code: RBI for 50% off! BONUS: next 48 hrs only use code RBI to attend the event FREE.
5 Stocks that Spark Joy

5 Stocks that Spark Joy


It's not about what you should get rid of; it's about what you want to keep forever. It's time to KonMari your portfolio! Plus, a review of last year's 5 Stocks Shrouded in Mystery. Sponsor Links: Thanks to Health IQ. See if you qualify for lower rates! 20% off a Grammarly premium account at
Comments (4)

Andrew Smith


Jun 4th

Andrew Smith

very interesting

May 14th

D Neufeld

thanks for reading the 'raised to be poor' , it really struck a chord with me. I was raised in a similar way and have very similar values regarding generosity. however with the picks from stock adviser I'm experiencing my first 1 baggers. very thrilling for me. happy birthday David.

May 13th

Andrew Smith

this was very insightful

Mar 16th
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