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Rule Breaker Investing

David Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool, is among the most respected and trusted sources on investing. As a best-selling author, hugely successful stock picker, and financial authority, David has led The Motley Fool’s growth into a worldwide investment and financial advisory services company.Each week David shares his insights into today's most innovative and disruptive publicly traded companies -- and how to profit from them by following his signature “Rule Breaker Investing” principles.

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5 Stocks I Own That You Should Too

We’re back to the stock-picking well in our ongoing “5 Stocks…” series. Today David dips not only into the Supernova Universe for inspiration, but into his own personal portfolio. Plus, do you remember April the Giraffe? Neither did we. But we do have a review of the 5 Stocks David picked last "APRIL" and there is something uncannily giraffish about their performance! Thanks to Blooom for supporting Motley Fool Answers. Get a month free with blooom401k.com/fool and code fool.


18 Apr 2018

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December Mailbag: Investing for Others

As always, we wrap up the year with words of wisdom from you, our listeners. We also take a moment to consider why we invest, and find that often it is not for ourselves, but for those about whom we care the most.


25 Dec 2019

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Stock Stories, Vol. 4

The setting is the global economy. The protagonists, a handful of companies that we love. The illustrations are stock charts, full of ups and downs, success and failures. And these are the stories of our heroes' journeys. Sponsor Link: Thanks Health IQ. See if you qualify for lower rates! healthiq.com/fool


1 Jan 2020

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Get Started Investing! (Part 1/2)

Gather your friends and family for today's episode as we walk through the basics of how to become an investor. From opening and funding a brokerage account to picking your first stocks, David and his all-star cast will lead the way through the steps that seasoned investors may take for granted. Slack: Where work happens. Go to slack.com to learn more. Thanks Netsuite. Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at NetSuite Dot Com slash FOOL.


3 Oct 2018

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Look Ahead: 2018

We begin today's show with a review of 5 Stocks To Put Under Your Tree—gifts that keep on giving picked on the podcast this time last year. Then it's back to the future, with analysts Rick Munarriz, Sarah Goddard, and Simon Erickson looking ahead for the most promising trends, sectors, and stocks for the new year.


20 Dec 2017

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The 6 "Hows" of Rule Breaker Investing

If you've been listening to this podcast for a while you are probably familiar with the Six Traits of a Rule Breaker, which help us identify what to invest in. Today we're introducing six new traits, and these will help define how to invest as Rule Breakers. Do we have them right? We welcome your feedback! Sponsored link: www.molekule.com code: fool


19 Sep 2018

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Building A Predictably Successful Business: Interview With Les McKeown

Are you a “Visionary” who sees the world from 10,000 feet, eyes on the future? Are you an “Operator” who loves to break down barriers and get stuff done? Maybe you’re a “Processor” who creates frameworks and craves efficiency. Or a “Synergist” able to set your ego aside and pull the team together. According to our guest, Les McKeown, each of these types are essential to building and scaling a successful business, but each is particularly suited to a different stage of a company’s lifecycle. Getting the right balance and working to move your business through its growth stages is key to building Predictable Success. Sponsored links: www.casper.com/fool code fool Harrys.com/fool


21 Mar 2018

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A Better Future Through Enlightenment: Interview With Steven Pinker

Poverty, disease, violent crime, famine... nearly every measure of human suffering is going steadily down, as surely as overall prosperity is going up. That's not just optimism, that's what the data show. Today we're delighted to present our guest Steven Pinker, author of several books including his latest, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, which highlights an optimistic, if counterintuitive, look at the future.


7 Mar 2018

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Stock Stories, Vol. 1

This week David offers a new take on the term “story stocks.” He and a few of his fellow Fools share some of their favorite stock stories. Some will make you laugh, some cry, and all are Motley.


19 Jul 2017

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Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

You asked for it! Today we tackle one of our most requested topics, as David is joined by Motley Fool Analyst Aaron Bush, to discuss the past, present, and future of blockchain technology. What is a blockchain? What companies are benefitting from them? Should you buy some Bitcoins? Tune in to find out! Thanks to Harry’s for supporting Motley Fool. Get your Free Trial Set – go to Harrys.com/fool    


18 Oct 2017

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Reviewapalooza!: 15 Stocks In the Spotlight

They're never all winners; they're never all losers. But we always learn something as we look back, measure up and keep score on our 5-Stock Samplers.

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3 Jul 2019

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Get Your Kids Started Investing!

We're kicking off the New Year, not with a resolution to make our own lives better, but with a promise to pass Rule Breaker Investing on to the next generation. From infants to college grads, our talented panel will set you on a path to bring great fortune to the young Fools in your life. In the spirit of last Fall's "Get Started Investing" series, this one's for the kids!


2 Jan 2019

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5 Stocks with a Tailwind Blow

Great business leaders can succeed even in adverse conditions, but it sure is easier when the wind is at your back. This listener-inspired 5 stock sampler is focused on companies whose sails are set to catch trends and innovations that will likely define our future. Sponsor Link: Download their FREE guide, “Seven Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” today at NetSuite.com/fool


4 Sep 2019

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Stock Sampler Reviews: 5 Stocks I Own and APRIL the Giraffe

Tajiri. In Swahili, it means hope. For Rule Breakers, and anyone with a particularly acute memory, it's the name of a baby giraffe. And it's a 5 stock sampler, picked two years ago that we're reviewing today, alongside another five stocks from last year. How do these baby portfolios stand up against the S&P 500? Will they be spotty, or will they stand tall? $50 off your first job post. Linkedin.com/fool


17 Apr 2019

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5 Stocks For The Age of Miracles

Speculative fiction writer William Gibson famously said, “The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed.” This is certainly true in the world of biotech, and for Rule Breaker investors, it’s great news! The five companies featured today are operating in the future right now, and by owning them over the next few years, we stand a good chance of profiting as the rest of the world catches on. 20% off a Grammarly premium account at Grammarly.com/fool.


3 Apr 2019

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5 Great Stocks You've Never Heard Of

Not every great investment comes in the form of a big company that consumers everywhere know and love. And while we usually like companies with a prominent brand, there is also opportunity in obscurity. Today David digs deep into his Supernova Universe of stock recommendations to bring you 5 hidden gems with very promising prospects.


13 Sep 2017

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June Mailbag: 20 Years A Fool

Today we go through 20 fantastic lessons learned over 20 years of investing Foolishly. And that's just one of our mailbag items. We also bring in Foolish experts Dylan Lewis, Mark Brooks, and David Kretzmann to answer your questions. And finally... about that breaking glass at the show open -- will it stay or will it go?


27 Jun 2018

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5 Stocks Shrouded in Mystery

It's time for another 5 stock sampler, where David selects a handful of stock picks from his premium services and serves them up for a free tasting. But what is the theme that ties this week's picks together? No spoilers, but longtime listeners might be able to figure it out before the big reveal. Sponsored link: http://www.molekule.com code fool75.


23 Jan 2019

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5 Stocks that Pass the Snap Test

If you could snap your fingers and make a company disappear, who would notice? Who would care? It may seem a simplistic question, but the answer could flag the difference between a Rule Breaker and just another also-ran. Today David picks 5 stocks that pass the test and look oh so promising for the next 3+ years.


5 Jun 2019

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Check-In: 5 Winners in a Thinking World

This time last year, David picked “5 Winners in a Thinking World,” highlighting 5 companies for the Information Age (or is it the Internet Age?). As always, these were meant as long-term picks (3 years at least), but today we’re checking in to see how they’ve doing in year one. Did you buy shares? Are you doing a happy-dance?


3 May 2017

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