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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.




David Gardner on Rule Breakers, Rule Makers, and Financial Freedom For All

Before you make the rules, you might have to break the rules. Chris Hill talks with David Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool and Chief Rule Breaker, about: - How he taught his children to invest - Memorable financial lessons from April Fool’s Day pranks in the past - What happens to rule breaker companies when they grow - The Fool Foundation’s mission and upcoming online event To register for the free online event on April 14th with David Gardner, just go to...


Surprisingly Strong Q1, Stocks To Watch, Bezos' Next Move

The Nasdaq rose 17% in the 1st quarter, but we're not popping champagne just yet. (0:21) Ron Gross and Matt Argersinger discuss: - New inflation data and real estate concerns in Silicon Valley - Why they're watching company margins and guidance updates over the next few weeks - Disney shutting down its metaverse division - Lululemon's (unsurprising) write-down of Mirror - The latest from Walgreens, RH, and McCormick (19:11) Brad Stone, head of Bloomberg's global tech coverage, weighs...


3 Bank Stocks We Just Bought

It helps to know the difference between an investing opportunity and a falling knife. (0:21) Asit Sharma discusses: - RH (aka, Restoration Hardware) wrapping up a rough fiscal year. - How the retailer's great margins during the pandemic have gotten....less great. - Electronic Arts and Roku joining the list of tech companies laying off employees. (12:40) Jason Moser and Matt Frankel take a closer look at beaten-down bank stocks with strong fundamentals. Companies discussed: RH, ROKU,...


Tech's Past and Future

Gordon Moore and Moore's Law helped define a transformational period in technology. We reflect on his legacy and look at how the next chapter of tech leaders are trying to shape the future and the development of AI. (00:21) Tim Beyers discusses: - Moore's Law and Gordon Moore's mark on the tech industry and the world - How semiconductors became such a critical industry - Intel's disciplined approach to capital allocation AI Open...


How to Evaluate a CEO

Before you buy shares of a company, what should investors look for in a CEO? (0:21) Bill Mann discusses: - Alibaba announcing its intention to split into 6 separate companies - Whether Amazon and Alphabet are discussing (or hearing from investment banks about) the same thing - Why he's watching where these companies raise money for their eventual IPOs (11:05) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp talk with Asit Sharma about his framework for evaluating leadership. Companies discussed:...


First Citizens Bank Soars on SVB Asset Purchase

Shares of the Raleigh, NC-based bank rose more than 50%. (0:20) Jason Moser discusses: - First Citizens Bank buying (at a discount) $72 billion worth of Silicon Valley Bank's assets - Four tools (two free, two with a subscription fee) he uses in his investing research - The balance of weighing a company's information with the financial media's reporting on that information (10:30) Buck Hartzell talks with Michael Kehoe, CEO of Kinsale Capital Group, about the specialty insurance...


Scams, Secrets, and the Future of Fraud

Even if there are not many obvious warning signs, a gut feeling can tell you when something seems amiss. Kelly Richmond Pope is the Dr. Barry Jay Epstein Endowed Professor of Forensic Accounting at DePaul University and the author of the book “Fool Me Once: Scams, Stories, and Secrets from the Trillion-Dollar Fraud Industry.” Pope joined Ricky Mulvey to discuss: - How to talk to aging relatives about fraud - What your “gut feeling” can tell you about potential scams - What generative AI...


When Investing is Irrational

Should you save in a 401(k) or is it better to keep that money available in cash? Justin Richmond is the host of new podcast “Started from the Bottom”. where he interviews successful people who grew up on the outside – people of color and people who grew up in a world where almost nobody went to college. He’s also the co-host of the popular music podcast "Broken Record" podcast alongside Rick Rubin, Bruce Headlam, and Malcolm Gladwell. Ricky Mulvey caught up with Richmond to discuss: -...


TikTok Under Fire

The Fed's quarter-percent interest rate hike went as expected. The CEO of TikTok's testimony on Capitol Hill did not. (0:21) Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss: - Fear of a recession vs. fear of a banking contagion - Whether social media giants like Meta Platforms and Snap stand to benefit from the drama around TikTok - Ford Motor's plan to go from losing billions on EVs to being profitable by the end of 2026 - The latest from Block, KB Home, and Accenture (19:11) Emily and Ron...


The Rate Hike Wall Street Expected

Just because things go as expected doesn't mean the ripple effects aren't surprising. (0:20) Andy Cross discusses: - The Fed's 0.25% rate hike - Unfortunate timing around Chairman Powell's press conference and Sec. Yellen's public testimony - Why he's going to be paying more attention to annual reports in the coming weeks (10:20) Nick Sciple and Jim Gillies face off in the semi-finals of our stock investing version of March Madness! Choose the winner by casting your vote in our...


Nike Looks Expensive, Some REITs Look Cheap

Inventory problems persist for the athletic apparel leader, but the latest results show improvement. (0:20) Matt Argersinger discusses: - Nike beating Wall Street's low expectations in the 3rd quarter - Why being a higher-end discretionary consumer business puts Nike at risk - How the banking drama is putting some commercial real estate businesses in peril while four REITs appear to have been oversold (8:20) Kirsten Guerra and Tim Beyers face off in the semi-finals of our stock...


Inflation vs. Banking Drama

Which one is Fed Chief Jay Powell weighing more in advance of Wednesday afternoon's announcement about interest rates? (0:20) Bill Mann discusses: - The current state of play in the banking industry - Risks of trouble spreading to other industries - What Jay Powell is (probably) focusing on as he weighs the next decision around interest rates (10:37) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp answer your questions about asset allocation, company spin-offs, and bond ETFs. Companies discussed:...


Meanwhile, in Switzerland...

(0:21) Jason Moser discusses: - UBS buying Credit Suisse for $3.2 billion - The ripple effects of everyone checking with their bank - Why Amazon's latest layoff announcement has him looking at the revenue-per-employee metric (13:58) Ricky Mulvey catches up with Jacob Goldstein, host of the podcast "What's Your Problem?" to talk about bank runs, why they happen, and how businesses could potentially prepare for them. Companies discussed: UBS, CS, AMZN, SIVB Host: Chris Hill Guests:...


Vince McMahon’s Advantage

If you hate Vince McMahon, then maybe you’ll buy a tee-shirt for his rival. And that’s a great outcome for the WWE. Abraham Josephine Riesman is the author of “Ringmaster: Vince McMahon and the Unmaking of America.” Ricky Mulvey caught up with Riesman to discuss: - Vince McMahon’s early life as a “pretty nice kid”, and the parts of his story he doesn’t want wrestling fans to know. - WWE’s potential deal with the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund. - The Montreal Screwjob, and the...


Waze Co-Founder on Entrepreneurship, Autonomous Vehicles, and ChatGPT

When venture capital investors walk into a pitch meeting, they usually know if they’re saying yes before anyone starts talking. Uri Levine is the co-founder of Waze and the author of “Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs.” Alex Friedman caught up with Levine to talk about: - The early days of Waze. - One way to know if a company “will die.” - What happens, behind the scenes, when venture capital investors choose investments. - ChatGPT,...


The Fed's Next Move, ESPN’s Future

Inflation data and the state of play in the banking industry has investors wondering: What will the Fed decide next week about interest rates? (0:21) Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger discuss: - First Republic getting $30 billion in deposits from 11 major banks - The latest CPI and PPI numbers continuing the trend of cooling inflation - Whether the Federal Reserve should raise rates next week (and if so, by how much) or hit the pause button - The latest from FedEx, Adobe, Lennar, and...


Retail & Tech Try To Transform

Adobe wants to be a customer experience platform, and a discount retailer is upscaling. (0:21) Deidre Woollard and Asit Sharma discuss: - Adobe’s quarter, and issues acquiring Figma. - Tech companies rushing to launch generative AI. - Five Below converting stores to Five Beyond. - Labor issues for Dollar General. Plus, (15:50) stock market madness continues. Bill Mann and Nick Sciple face off to pitch a stock in a better buy debate. Companies discussed: ADBE, FIVE, DG, PAC,...


Big Telecoms vs. Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds is joining the T-Mobile team, as Verizon and AT&T adjust. (0:21) Tim Beyers discusses: - T-Mobile buys the parent company of Mint Mobile in a cash and stock deal worth $1.3 billion - How (and when) Mint's business could be accretive to T-Mobile - Why the ripple effect from Silicon Valley Bank's situation will hit potential IPOs and what it means for investors (14:05) Our stock version of March Madness continues! Kirsten Guerra and Jason Moser face off to make the case on...


Is Buffett Targeting This Bank?

Just because the "Oracle of Omaha" has been quiet lately doesn't mean he isn't sizing up his next big buy. (0:21) Bill Mann discusses: - The latest CPI numbers and the current state of play in the banking industry - One bank that fits the description of something Warren Buffett might be interested in - Meta Platforms announcing another round of layoffs (14:58) Sanmeet Deo and Tim Beyers face off against one another with stocks they believe are a better buy right now. Companies...


Big Banks Sure Are Quiet These Days

Regulators seized another bank over the weekend, as the federal government came up with a plan to use money from a fund paid into by U.S. banks to make SVB's depositors whole again. (0:21) Jason Moser discusses: - Signature Bank failing and shares of First Republic Bank falling 60%. - Why "bailout" is probably not the right word to describe what's happening - How big banks like JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America are gaining strength simply by going about their business (11:20) We're...