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Join host Chris Hill and a team of Motley Fool investment analysts as they cover the day’s top business news and financial headlines, while breaking down the stock market implications for long-term, business-focused investors. Tune in on weekends for the greatest investing classes you never got the chance to take in school and perspectives from special guests helping to shape the future.


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Join host Chris Hill and a team of Motley Fool investment analysts as they cover the day’s top business news and financial headlines, while breaking down the stock market implications for long-term, business-focused investors. Tune in on weekends for the greatest investing classes you never got the chance to take in school and perspectives from special guests helping to shape the future.




Diving Into Crypto

In the complex world of crypto, how do you separate the junk from the value? Motley Fool cryptocurrency expert Bernd Schmid joins producer Ricky Mulvey to discuss what long-term investors should look for in this emerging space, including: - How to think about allocation - The real-world problems that blockchain platforms are already solving - Fundamental differences between Bitcoin and Ethereum. Stocks: OSTK, NVDA Cryptos: BTC, ETH, SOL, MATIC What Is Proof of Stake (PoS) in...


The Fundamentals of Financial Data, with Tom Gardner and Ayal Cusner

Understanding the math can help you weather the storm as a stock investor. Ayal Cusner, Investing AI & Automation lead at The Motley Fool, joins CEO and co-founder Tom Gardner to talk about the data that can give you more peace of mind when the market goes sideways. In this episode they discuss: - The math behind stock volatility - The fundamentals of owning growth-oriented companies - The potential long-term rewards of going on stock investing’s wild ride To learn more: How to...


Streaming Wars Heat Up and 1 Stock That Could Define the Next Decade

Netflix shares fall more than 20% as increasing competition from Disney, Apple, and HBO Max (among others) cut into subscriber growth. Peloton's stock fell 25% on Thursday on reports of halted production and potential layoffs. United and American Airlines express optimism about increased travel in the spring and summer. And for the second quarter in a row Procter & Gamble flexes its pricing power muscles. Andy Cross and Ron Gross analyze those stories, Amazon's new clothing store,...


The Art of Pricing Power

Both Amazon and Costco are expected to increase their membership fees this year. Will they surprise customers (and investors) by increasing their fees by more than they have in the past? Maria Gallagher analyzes what’s expected and why pricing power is harder for entertainment businesses like Spotify, Netflix, and Disney+. She also discusses the expansion of McDonald’s partnership with Beyond Meat, the anticipated IPO of Impossible Foods, and why she’s not as bullish as others on the...


Alphabet's Discipline, 5G's Potential

Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard wasn't just a shot at Meta Platforms. Shares of Sony continue to fall in the wake of Microsoft's move, causing some to question the future of Sony's PlayStation. Tim Beyers analyzes the shifting landscape in entertainment, including Google's move to shut down its original programming division at YouTube. He also discusses whether winning regulatory approval to become a bank holding company makes SoFi Technologies a more attractive investment and...


Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard and Takes Aim at Meta Platforms

With its biggest acquisition ever, Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. Jason Moser analyzes why the move signals a direct shot at Meta Platforms and why Microsoft shareholders should be optimistic about the company's gaming aspirations. He also examines shares of Goldman Sachs and The Gap, both falling similar amounts, and why one of them represents a potential buying opportunity. Plus, Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp discuss actionable ways to stay on track with your...


Factory to Your Front Door: Inside the Global Supply Chain

At some point in their journey, 90% of the world's goods travel by ship. Ordering something on Amazon may be simple, but getting to your front door is anything but. It's a topic that Christopher Mims, technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal, covers in his book Arriving Today: From Factory to Front Door – Why Everything Has Changed About How and What We Buy. In this episode producer Ricky Mulvey talks with Mims about his book, covering topics including: - The roots of the microchip...


How to Start a Financial Plan, with Tom Gardner and Amanda Kish

While many wouldn’t go on vacation without a plan, that’s exactly how most people begin their investing journey. Amanda Kish, Financial Planner Specialist, joins Motley Fool co-founder Tom Gardner to discuss how to build a financial plan. In this episode, they cover: - How to understand yourself as an investor. - The key financial planning steps that new parents should take - How often you need to revisit a financial plan - The times you may want professional financial planning advice,...


Big Banks, Big Opportunities, and What Did The Fed Chief Say?

Earnings season kicks off with the latest results from JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Citigroup. Take-Two Interactive buys Zynga for $12.7 billion. Elastic's CEO moves to the CTO role. Virgin Galactic needs more money. Meta Platforms shuts down its dating service. Domino's makes changes to deal with inflation. Crocs makes a play for the luxury market. Maria Gallagher and Jason Moser analyze those stories, discuss why they're most curious about upcoming results from Pinterest and Etsy, and...


"This is the most important company on planet Earth."

Taiwan Semiconductor posted record profits in the 4th quarter, but that's not why John Rotonti believes the company is so important. He analyzes their commitment to invest more than $40 billion this year to increase their manufacturing capacity, as well as the latest news from homebuilders KB Home and Lennar. Plus, Deidre Woollard and Matt Argersinger discuss Sun Belt migration, remote work, and other big trends in real estate, along with some investment opportunities to consider. Stocks:...


Inflation, Pizza Excellence, and an Overlooked IPO

Inflation's record rise (highest in 40 years!) gets a shrug from investors. Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Global gets ready to be listed in Hong Kong. Bill Mann analyzes those stories and discusses the technological excellence of Domino's Pizza's business and the potential for its stock. Later in the show Dylan Lewis and Brian Feroldi take a closer look at Semrush Holdings, a search company that went public in March 2021. Stocks: DIDI, JD, DPZ, CMG, SBUX, SEMR Host: Chris...


Intel's Smart Hire, Importance of Earnings Guidance, and 5 Tips for Increasing Your Wealth

Intel hires away Micron Technology's CFO as it preps to raise capital this year. Rivian Automotive's COO retires. Tim Beyers analyzes those stories, the latest on Juniper Networks, and shares why Netflix's management team is the best at offering guidance on their business results. Later in the show Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp share five things you can do in five minutes to be richer in five years (or less). Plus, Bro proposes a new holiday for late February! Stocks: INTC, MU, RIVN,...


Grand Theft Auto Comes to Farmville, The Hidden Costs of Trading

Take-Two Interactive is buying Zynga in a cash-and-stock deal worth $12.7 billion. Shares of Lululemon fall as the retailer lowers expectations for its next quarterly report. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories, the latest innovation from Deere & Co., and why he's focusing on both capital-light and capital heavy businesses this upcoming earnings season. Later in the show Ricky Mulvey talks with Maria Gallagher about how trading costs can still affect investors in a world where the cost of...


Behind the Scenes at CNBC with Becky Quick

Having her family move around to different states wasn't fun for Becky Quick when she was a kid, but it made transitions later in life less frightening. She shares how she started working at her college newspaper before she even started classes, helped launch The Wall Street Journal's first website, and was initially reluctant to move to CNBC. Becky also discusses: - Early (and humorous) struggles in the transition from print journalism to TV - The importance of having fun on the set -...


Why and How to Invest, with Tom and David Gardner

There's no substitute for being invested with skin in the game in the world at large. In this weekend conversation, Co-founders of The Motley Fool Tom and David Gardner explain why. In this discussion the Gardners cover: - How investing fits into the pursuit of becoming smarter, happier, richer - The importance of being a lifelong learner and investor - Using index funds and how to approach buying individual stocks - Two core Motley Fool approaches -- Rule Breaker and Everlasting...


7 Stocks For Your Watch List, Portfolio Strategies, and Weird Tech from CES

The Nasdaq falls 5% to start the year. How should investors react? Ron Gross and Jason Moser analyze what's happening with stocks, the potential for Federal Reserve responses, and the mindset investors need right now. They also share seven stocks they believe are looking more attractive right now due to their underlying business strength and future potential. Other headlines include: - GameStop focusing on NFTs - Hasbro's new CEO - Bed Bath & Beyond's continued turnaround - Gen Z's...


NY Times Buying The Athletic, Big Beverage Partnership, and Potential IPOs

The New York Times is reportedly buying The Athletic for $550 million. Rivian Automotive shares fall in the wake of Amazon's new partnership with automaker Stellantis. Bill Mann analyzes those stories, shares what he considers to be the most interesting businesses to watch in the EV industry, and discusses the potential for Constellation Brands' new partnership with Coca-Cola for Fresca Mixed Cocktails. Later in the show Dylan Lewis and Motley Fool contributor Brian Feroldi take a closer...


The Future of Food, EVs in the Spotlight, and 3 Trends To Watch in 2022

KFC launches a Beyond Meat version of its fried chicken in 4,000 restaurants across America. Nikola shares rise on an announced deal to sell 10 trucks (with the possibility of 90 more) to a logistics business. Emily Flippen analyzes those stories, and weighs in on Sony rolling out an electric SUV as it aspires to becoming an automaker. Then Jason Moser discusses three trends for investors to watch this year: - How Shopify, Etsy, Wayfair, and Lowe’s are approaching their own investments in...


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21 Stocks for 2022

Why should investors be watching fintech, renewable energy, and the “buy now, pay later” industries in 2022? What’s so exciting about home improvement, healthcare, and an increased focus on stakeholders? Do Crown Castle, Costco, and C3ai really have upside potential? Why investors should keep shares of Mondelez, Peloton, and Zillow on a short leash? And should the CEOs at MarketAxess, Zillow, and Alteryx be updating their resumes? Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser tackle those questions...