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Healthcare, technology, energy, consumer goods and more. Every day our analysts break down a specific industry and the stocks making headlines.

Healthcare, technology, energy, consumer goods and more. Every day our analysts break down a specific industry and the stocks making headlines.
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Healthcare, technology, energy, consumer goods and more. Every day our analysts break down a specific industry and the stocks making headlines.

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Episodes

Healthcare: Top MedTech Stocks in Diabetes

5/23/2018
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It’s not just drugmakers disrupting this massive market, medical device makers are pocketing billions of dollars, too. Here’s what you should know about Medtronic, Abbott Labs, Dexcom, Insulet, and Tandem Diabetes. (NYSE: MDT)(NYSE: ABT)(NASDAQ: DXCM) NASDAQ: PODD)(NASDAQ: TNDM).

Duration:00:25:02

CG: Major Esports Leagues Make Their Debut in 2018

5/22/2018
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We officially welcome esports to the “major leagues” as the biggest game developers promote, expand, and monetize the multi-player competitions for some of their best-selling titles. From viewership ratings to multi-million dollar deals and professional gamers on contracts, we cover the latest milestones for this fast-growing industry. Stocks: ATVI, EA, TTWO, NVDA, AMD

Duration:00:28:11

Headline: 3 Top Stocks to Invest In the War On Cash

5/21/2018
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Cash is being used less and less, and these three companies could be big winners.

Duration:00:21:54

Tech: Two All-in-One Tech Companies

5/18/2018
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Tencent and MercadoLibre both have leading positions in their markets and offer investors exposure to a ton of major tech trends, making them greater starter stocks for folks looking for international exposure. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our channel. Get $75 off your first order at http://www.molekule.com code fool.

Duration:00:32:36

Energy: International Adventures in Energy and Industrials

5/17/2018
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We take a whirlwind tour of some international stocks, from a truly global infrastructure player, to a Brazilian iron producer dependent on China, and a French oil giant that’s looking to the future and leading the pack.

Duration:00:31:28

Healthcare: Don’t Ignore European Stocks!

5/16/2018
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With a population of 741 million people, Europe’s a huge market for medicine, yet most U.S. investors avoid European drugmakers, including Sanofi. On today's episode, we explain how drugs win approval in Europe and why Sanofi ought to be on your radar. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our channel. Get $75 off your first order at http://www.molekule.com code fool.

Duration:00:27:28

CG: India Becomes the Next Battleground for 3 Retail Giants

5/15/2018
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Walmart recently announced a $16 billion investment in Flipkart, the biggest e-commerce company in India. For investors around the world, this deal is the opening volley on the latest front of the e-commerce war between Walmart, Amazon, and Alibaba.

Duration:00:35:31

Headline: How to Get International Exposure Without Buying Foreign Stocks

5/14/2018
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You should definitely have some international exposure in your portfolio, but you don't need to buy foreign stocks to get it.

Duration:00:26:40

Tech: The Netflix of China?

5/11/2018
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Chinese video streaming company iQiyi is drawing some big comparisons, can it possibly live up to them? And might the company be interesting enough to make us break one of our investing rules?

Duration:00:26:23

Energy: Are Ford's Sedans Are Going the Way of the Horse and Buggy?

5/10/2018
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Ford's recently announced move away from cars in its North American market has caused quite a stir. We get the real story behind the headlines, the trends driving the changes in the auto industry, and discuss some investor concerns.

Duration:00:29:07

Healthcare: Will Athenahealth Be the Next Big Healthcare Deal?

5/9/2018
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Activist investors are offering to buy the health records company, but visionary CEO Jonathan Bush might not want to sell. Also, Shire gives the thumbs up to Takeda and patience pays off for Portola Pharmaceuticals investors.

Duration:00:21:34

CG: Are Competitive Moats Obsolete?

5/8/2018
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Last week, tech mogul Elon Musk shared his bearish view of competitive moats, spurring a response from Warren Buffett who coined the term 20 years ago. So in this day and age, does frequent innovation hold more value than a wide moat? We tackle that question and more of the Musk-Buffett debate on this episode of Industry Focus.

Duration:00:24:30

Financials: Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual Meeting: What You Need to Know

5/7/2018
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Here Are The Highlights of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger’s annual Q&A session at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting.

Duration:00:24:39

Tech: SnApple - The Best Stuff on Earth?

5/4/2018
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We run through the earnings releases of one of our favorite companies (Apple) and one of our favorite companies to follow (Snap). Can the young social media company turn it around? And what should investors expect from Apple going forward? Thanks to Blooom for supporting Industry Focus. Get a month free with blooom401k.com/fool and code fool.

Duration:00:28:14

Energy: 3 Homebuilder Stocks to Give Your Portfolio Good Foundations

5/3/2018
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Available housing inventory in the U.S. is at historical lows and homebuilders are faced with high costs and labor shortages. Three stocks stand out above the rest for their focus on two important markets – millennials and retirees.

Duration:00:23:01

Healthcare: Here’s What You Should Know About Mutual Funds, Index Funds, and ETFs

5/2/2018
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Explaining the pros and cons so you can decide if they're right for you. Thanks to Blooom for supporting Industry Focus. Get a month free with blooom401k.com/fool and code fool

Duration:00:29:09

CG: Finally! Sprint and T-Mobile Announce $26 Billion Deal

5/1/2018
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After several false starts and failed negotiations, the No. 3 and 4 wireless carriers officially unveiled their plans to merge over the weekend. The new T-Mobile will be a much stronger challenger to AT&T and Verizon, but the biggest priority right now is to win over regulators.

Duration:00:31:46

Yield Traps: When Dividends Sound Too Good To Be True

4/30/2018
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All things being equal, higher dividend yields are better. However, many dividend stocks’ high yields are signs of trouble. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Michael Douglass and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel discuss what a yield trap is, how to detect one, and a few examples of stocks that have characteristics of yield traps.

Duration:00:26:21

Tech: Facebook is Back on Track

4/27/2018
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Facebook shareholders can breath a big sigh of relief! The company posted solid earnings that had the market forgetting all about the company's data issues. And Twitter posted its second GAAP profitable quarter, but Wall Street wasn't as thrilled.

Duration:00:24:25

Energy: Can Alaska Air Group Rebound From Its Fall From Grace

4/26/2018
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This week a Virgin America plane took its last flight under the Virgin umbrella. With the unification of the two brands complete, and a rocky 2017 behind them, can the airline operator start to right the ship in 2018?

Duration:00:22:18

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