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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.




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...


Michael Lewis on Stock Market Overconfidence and Revisiting Moneyball

One sign of a true expert is they often say “I don’t know”. Best-selling author Michael Lewis wrote classics like The Big Short, Liar's Poker, and Moneyball. He also hosts the podcast Against The Rules. Chris Hill talked with Lewis last year for an episode we published on May 20, 2022. Due to time constraints we had to leave some parts of the conversation out of that episode, so we're bringing them to you now! Hill and Lewis discuss: - Unintended consequences of Moneyball - Why single men...


Is Investing a Game?

In everyday life, your value system is complicated and rich. Games make that system simple, and you know exactly how well you’ve done. C. Thi Nguyen is a philosophy professor at University of Utah and author of the book Games: Agency As Art. Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner caught up with Nguyen to discuss: - The bright and dark sides of gamification - How Twitter changed the way we communicate - Good, bad, and evil games Today’s conversation comes from a recent episode of David's...


Not Too Big To Fail

In a wild end to the week, Silicon Valley Bank was shut down by regulators in the biggest bank failure since the Great Recession. (0:21) Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger discuss: - February's jobs report (and potential ripple effects) - The stunning collapse of Silicon Valley Bank - Vail Resorts staffing up to meet demand - How the "Lipstick Effect" is benefitting Ulta Beauty - The latest from Docusign, and Dick's Sporting Goods (19:11) Nell Minow, Vice Chair of Value Edge Advisors,...


"This one's gonna leave a mark."

(0:21) Jim Gillies discusses: - Why shares of SVB Financial Group are plunging more than 45% - The reasons he's a fan of AerCap Holdings' secondary offering (15:24) Ricky Mulvey talks with investigative reporter Marshall Zelinger about Xcel Energy and the fundamentals of being a monopoly. Companies discussed: SIVB, AER, XEL Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jim Gillies, Marshall Zelinger Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Dan Boyd


$30 Million Worth of Bobbleheads

Sometimes the most cost-effective way to deal with inventory glut is to simply throw it away. (0:21) Asit Sharma discusses: - Shares of Crowdstrike rising as the cybersecurity company closed out the fiscal year on a strong note - Taking the "basket approach" to cybersecurity stocks - Funko Pop's surprising solution to having too much inventory (12:13) Mary Long talks with Blackrock managing director Gargi Chaudhuri about the case for bonds, and some economic predictions her team made in...


New Flavors of FIRE

The Fed Chief goes to Capitol Hill, Dick's Sporting Goods crushes expectations, and there's more than one type of FIRE. (0:21) Bill Mann discusses: - The market's reaction to Chairman Powell's testimony in front of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee - Shares of Dick's Sporting Goods popping 11% on same-store sales growth that more than doubled expectations - How inventory management is a key in Dick's Sporting Goods recent success (12:33) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp talk with...


What's Your Investing Thesis?

It's always a good idea to know why you're about to invest in a business. (0:21) Jason Moser discusses: - Short-term catalysts, long-term trends, and why it's ok to invest in both - The importance of understanding how a business makes money - Reasons to sell a stock (10:17) Deidre Woollard looks back at the bear market of 2020 with Liz Hoffman, author of the new book "Crash Landing: The Inside Story Of How The World's Biggest Companies Survived An Economy On The Brink". Companies...