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Nintendo’s Game Changer?

Nintendo shares hit a 9-year high on news of a big partnership. Bed, Bath, and Beyond takes a bath after reporting disappointing earnings. And Amazon gets into the wearables game. Aaron Bush and David Kretzmann discuss those stories and talk about what it all means for investors.

Duration: 00:26:23

Adidas vs. Nike vs. UnderArmour

Toys R Us, the largest toy retailer in America, declares bankruptcy. Abi Malin surveys the damage. As Adidas sales in the U.S. continue to rise, we check in on its competition with Nike and UnderArmour. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to answer the question, “How should I feel when an executive sells shares of his company stock?”

Duration: 00:15:13

Space Investing

Northrop Grumman buys Orbital ATK for nearly $8 billion in cash. Taylor Muckerman analyzes why the deal makes sense for Northrop Grumman and shares why investors should expect more space-related business news. We check in on “The Battle for the Living Room” with Roku pricing their IPO and a discussion of the business winners from last night’s Emmy Awards. Thanks to Harry’s for supporting The Motley Fool. Get your Free Trial Set – go to

Duration: 00:12:57

Home Assistants 101

United Natural Foods benefits from low expectations and a bidding war breaks out for Toshiba’s memory-chip division. Aaron Bush analyzes those stories and breaks down the different strategies Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are employing to gain traction with their home assistant devices.

Duration: 00:21:38

Is Bitcoin a Fraud?

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon calls Bitcoin a fraud. Apple introduces its new iPhone. And Chipotle introduces queso. Aaron Bush and David Kretzmann discuss those stories and talk about what it all means for investors.

Duration: 00:24:26

The ICE Storm

Apple gears up for its big event. Travelers Insurance puts a hold on stock buybacks. And Pizza Hut deals with an image problem. Jeff Fischer and Jim Gillies analyze those stories and discuss the potential ramifications of countries eliminating internal combustion engines.

Duration: 00:28:44

Equifax is falling. Time to buy?

Hurricane Irma isn’t quite as destructive as we feared, but the damage is still being done. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman survey the investing landscape in Irma’s wake and analyze insurers, re-insurers, retail, restaurants and more. Plus, Equifax continues to fall. Is it now a buying opportunity?

Duration: 00:21:30

Tronc & Verizon Roll The Dice

Tronc buys The New York Daily News, while Verizon launches a rewards program that comes with a catch. Jason Moser analyzes the respective moves and shares his skepticism about either one succeeding. Plus, we wrap up “Mistakes Were Made” week by discussing why some company moves belong on a short leash and why you should never fall in love with a stock price.

Duration: 00:24:41

Dave & Buster’s No Good, Very Bad Day

Dave & Buster’s shares slide on disappointing sales. And Kohl’s partners with Amazon to offer smart home products. Matt Argersinger talks about those stories and shares one of his biggest investing mistakes.

Duration: 00:13:43

Biggest. Aerospace. Deal. Ever.

United Technologies buys defense contractor Rockewell Collins in a deal worth $23 billion. Taylor Muckerman analyzes the deal and shares why UTX is in no danger of getting too big. Plus, we borrow from our podcast colleagues at Industry Focus and kick off “Mistakes Were Made” week with a few thoughts on listening to smart analysts and listening to your own gut. Thanks to Casper for supporting this episode. Save $50 on a mattress at and use the promo code “fool”.

Duration: 00:13:26

Rethinking Wells Fargo’s Fraud

Turns out Wells Fargo opened 1.5 million fake accounts more than originally reported. So why isn’t the stock tanking? Bill Barker from Motley Fool Funds surveys the damage, and digs into the latest earnings from Campbell’s Soup and Land’s End. Plus, we preview this weekend’s bonus episode of Industry Focus and next week’s launch of brand new edition of “The Motley Fool Investment Guide”. (For more details, go to

Duration: 00:23:01

Big Pharma’s Big Buy

Gilead Sciences buys Kite Pharma for $12 billion in cash. Kristine Harjes and Jason Moser analyze the deal and what it means for Gilead’s future. Plus, Uber gets a new CEO (courtesy of Expedia), Fitbit rolls out a new smartwatch, and Whole Foods is now selling....Amazon Echo speakers.

Duration: 00:24:13

The Podcast Movement

Chris Hill returns from Podcast Movement 2017 in California and shares a few observations from the conference. As Houston residents prepare for Hurricane Harvey, investors prepare for the impact on the energy industry and potential for disruption to multiple supply chains. Thanks to Harry’s for supporting The Motley Fool. Get your Free Trial Set – go to

Duration: 00:17:18

Asia & the BAT Stocks

Brian Richards (head of Fool Asia) returns from his trip to Singapore, Hong Kong & Japan! We discuss the attractiveness of the BAT stocks (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent), Tom Gardner’s keynote speech, and the culture of basketball in Hong Kong. To access content from Tom Gardner’s speech in Singapore, just go to www.Fool.Sg/InvestFair2017.

Duration: 00:19:25

Are Starbucks Shares Cheap?

Just how many companies will actually blame the solar eclipse for their earnings miss next quarter? Jason Moser analyzes the prospect of former GE CEO Jeff Immelt taking the wheel at Uber. Starbucks makes the cover of Barron’s, begging the question of just how attractive the stock’s valuation. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to make a recommendation to a novice whiskey drinker. Thanks to Harry’s for supporting The Motley Fool. Get your Free Trial Set – go to

Duration: 00:25:54

Walmart, Alibaba & Esports

Walmart’s online sales rise 67%. Aaron Bush analyzes the retail landscape, Alibaba’s latest results, and Elon Musk dabbling in esports.

Duration: 00:20:00

Stop Chasing The Hot Sector

2nd-quarter profits for both Target and Urban Outfitters came in higher than expected, but only one of those stocks is soaring today. Motley Fool Funds analyst Bill Barker digs into the retail industry, and we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss ETFs, diversification and more. (Tangents include things to do in Memphis, the classic film “Diner” and shark vs. tiger.)

Duration: 00:26:10

New Retail Woes

Dick’s Sporting Goods plummets on disappointing earnings. Home Depot sells off despite strong results. And a judge orders Costco to pay up. Motley Fool analyst Ron Gross discusses those stories.

Duration: 00:15:34

TV’s Free Agents

VF Corp makes a deal for more workwear, sending its stock higher. Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser analyze how showrunners moving from broadcast and cable networks to Amazon and Netflix signal further disruption in the TV industry. Plus, we dig into broadcast TV’s remaining ace card and the coming storm for professional sports leagues.

Duration: 00:21:25

Blue Apron’s Missed Delivery

Shares of Blue Apron plunge after the meal delivery company warns of big losses ahead. And Facebook introduces a new video platform. Our analysts discuss those stories and delve into earnings from Macy’s and Kohl’s.

Duration: 00:21:31

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