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Healthcare, technology, energy, consumer goods, and more. Every day, Motley Fool analysts break down a specific industry and the stocks making headlines. Questions? Comments? Email us at IndustryFocus@fool.com.

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Healthcare, technology, energy, consumer goods, and more. Every day, Motley Fool analysts break down a specific industry and the stocks making headlines. Questions? Comments? Email us at IndustryFocus@fool.com.

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Healthcare, technology, energy, consumer goods, and more. Every day, Motley Fool analysts break down a specific industry and the stocks making headlines. Questions? Comments? Email us at IndustryFocus@fool.com.

Rank #1: Energy Roundtable: Trends to Watch in 2019

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Description:Motley Fool contributors Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Matt Dillalo join host Nick Sciple for a roundtable discussion on trends to watch in energy for 2019. They break down whether oil can reach $100 in 2019, midstream players to watch as Permian takeaway constraints subside, opportunities in the liquefied natural gas (LNG), and things to watch in renewable energy in the coming year. This episode was pre-recorded on October 4, 2018.

Stocks Mentioned:BIP, BEP, KMI, PAA, OKE, PSXP, COP, RDS-A, RDS-B, TELL, LNG, NEXT, VSLR, RUN, TERP, SPWR

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Jan 03 2019

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Rank #2: Tech: Facebook Gets Shopified

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Earlier this week Facebook announced Facebook Shops, an e-commerce product that will allow users to browse and buy products while on Facebook -- it seems like a boon for Facebook and one of its partners on the product, Shopify.And anti-trust suits against Google Parent Alphabet seem to be picking up steam, we analyze what regulators are honing in on and some of the problems big tech companies have created for themselves as they've gotten bigger.

Stocks: FB, SHOP, GOOG, GOOGL, AMZN

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May 22 2020

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Rank #3: CG: Going LOCO with Under Armour and Starbucks

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Earnings season is here, and we’re digging into three reports from the past week. First, we look at the bullish market response to results from Under Armour and Starbucks as their businesses pick up momentum heading into the holiday season. Then, we turn our attention to El Pollo Loco, the California-based fast casual restaurant chain, and its own recovery effort.

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Nov 06 2018

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Rank #4: The Next 10 Years

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All of the Industry Focus hosts get together to pitch some of their top stocks for 2020 and to talk about the shelf life of some of the major trends that have shaped the past decade.

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Dec 25 2019

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Rank #5: Tech: Salute Your Shorts

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Short sellers are often characterized as speculators and manipulators, but they play an important role in the financial markets. We run through why shorts are important, but also why the average investor should probably stay away from shorting stocks.

Jul 20 2018

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Rank #6: Energy: Oil Stocks are Hard: Warren Buffett Edition

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 Last Friday, Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett filed their quarterly 13-F form, which reveals what stocks Berkshire held as of the end of the first quarter, March 31, 2020. Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall joins the show to share his thoughts on Uncle Warren’s moves, including one sell he thinks Buffett got wrong.

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May 21 2020

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Rank #7: Healthcare: Marijuana Market Roundtable -- What It Is, How Big Could It Be, And Top Stocks To Buy Now

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Our Motley Fool's discuss all things marijuana! Find out what excites them most, what keeps them up at night, and what stocks are their favorites. 

Oct 10 2018

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Rank #8: Tech: Grubhub for Sale and Spotify's Ad Strategy

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Reports circulated this week that food delivery company Grubhub could be on the sales block and there seem to be interested buyers. We explain why the upstart has been struggling and why a buyout could make sense. After that, we unpack Spotify's announcement that it's investing podcast ad technology and why it could be a gamechanger for the streaming music company.

Stocks: GRUB, SPOT

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Jan 10 2020

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Rank #9: Tech: Netflix Feels the Heat, Alphabet Hits a Trillion

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Netflix reported earnings and the market was scared by management's admission that new competitors ate into U.S. subscriber growth, we unpack that and give an update on the newest entrant of the 1,000,000,000,000 club, Alphabet.

Stocks: GOOG, GOOGL, NFLX, DIS

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Jan 24 2020

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Rank #10: Tech: Stealth Tech Stocks

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What's in a tech stock? Today we explain why three companies that are firmly in other industries -- Domino's, Axon, and Proto Labs -- are really tech companies because of the way they operate.

Stocks: DPZ, AAXN, PRLB

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Feb 22 2019

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Rank #11: Tech: ETFs

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Today we talk about a topic we've never covered before -- ETFs!

Exchange-traded Funds are a great way for investors to get instant exposure to a basket of companies, and there are plenty of tech funds that have put up big returns over the past few years. We run through some solid options, and explain the difference between ETFs and mutual funds.

Tickers: ETFMG, HACK, ARKW, FDN, VGT, XLK

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Mar 22 2019

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Rank #12: Healthcare: How To Build A Better Biotech Portfolio

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Fool's have questions, we've got answers! In today's show we offer tips on what to look for before buying clinical-stage and commercial-stage biotech stocks, including 5 checklist items you ought to know.

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Mar 20 2019

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Rank #13: Tech: Getting SaaSy

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We run through questions about the software-as-a-service market: what metrics to watch, what to expect from the industry, and what companies we're excited about. Stocks: CRM, SHOP, APPF, BL

Jul 06 2018

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Rank #14: Tech: All Things Apple

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It's been a big news week for Apple -- the company scooped up a self-driving start up, released new figures on Apple Music, and its design head is heading out. We break it all down on today's show.

Stocks: AAPL, SPOT

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Jun 28 2019

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Rank #15: Financials: Investing in Real Estate with Mogul Lead Advisor Matt Argersinger

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with Matt Argersinger, lead advisor of Mogul, The Motley Fool's real estate investing service to talk about the opportunities for investors in real estate today, what he sees on the horizon for 2020 and much, much more!

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Jan 13 2020

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Rank #16: Tech: 2U's Tough Day

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Online education business 2U reported earnings this week, and while the past quarter's numbers were fine it seems like the growth story for the company might be changing. Simon Erickson, lead advisor of Motley Fool Explorer joins us to explain what's going on at 2U and why the stock sold off over 60%.

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Aug 02 2019

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Rank #17: Financials: Venmo, Zelle, and Square Cash: How They Work and How They Make Money

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Here’s a look at the three leading person-to-person payment apps and where they could be heading in the future.Person-to-person (P2P) payments have surged in popularity in recent years, and three leaders have emerged – PayPal’s (NASDAQ: PYPL) Venmo, Zelle, and Square’s (NYSE: SQ) cash app. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Shannon Jones and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel discuss the three industry leaders and how their surge in popularity could translate into big profits in the future.

Sep 03 2018

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Rank #18: Financials: A Socially-Responsible Bank and Wells Fargo’s CEO Search

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In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser sits down with Amalgamated Bank (NASDAQ: AMAL) CEO Keith Mestrich to talk about the opportunities and challenges of operating a smaller and socially-responsible bank in the modern financial landscape. Plus, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discusses what Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) CEO Tim Sloan’s abrupt departure could mean for the bank and its investors. And, you’ll hear which two stocks we’re watching this week.

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Apr 01 2019

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Rank #19: Tech: All About Autodesk

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We've got another tech stock on our watch list and.... shocker it's a SaaS business! Brian Feroldi jumps on the show to pitch Autodesk -- a company that makes software tools for engineers, architects, and designers. The company underwent the tough transition from the licensing model to the SaaS model and looks prime to take off.

Stocks: ADSK

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Jul 19 2019

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Rank #20: Tech: Connected TV

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We've got earnings updates from the three big connected tv players -- Roku, The Trade Desk, and Telaria. We dig into their results and the overall market for connected tv advertising.

Stocks: TTD, ROKU, TLRA

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Nov 15 2019

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Tech: Top Stocks of 2020

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It's been a good year to be in tech. The Tech heavy NASDAQ has put up over 20% YTD returns, while the S&P 500 has been relatively flat. But some names in tech have put those returns to shame. On this episode we run through four of the best performing tech stocks YTD and debate whether their runs could continue.Stocks: OSTK, ACMR, FVRR, FSLY

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Aug 07 2020

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Energy: What College Football Can Teach Us About Investing

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Sports have been a constant topic of discussion this year. Will they play? How will they handle COVID? This week, we ask a couple of different questions: (1) What can sports, specifically college football, teach us about investing? and (2) How might cancellation (or limitation to college play to only in-conference games) impact the economy? Jason Hall joins the show to help answer these questions and more. Whether you like college football or not, we hope this episode inspires you to look for investing lessons in some of your favorite hobbies and pastimes. You’ll be surprised at what you can learn if you stop and look around. 

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Aug 06 2020

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Wildcard: A Conversation with LivePerson Founder and CEO Rob LoCascio.

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Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser chats with Founder and CEO of LivePerson Rob LoCascio. Make sure to tune in as they talk more about LivePerson's most recent quarterly results, the company's business during the pandemic, how its Conversational Cloud platform is changing the consumer experience and much more! LPSN

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Aug 05 2020

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CG Bonus Episode: Planet Fitness Earnings Review

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Back as promised! Host Emily Flippen welcomes back Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline to follow-up on yesterday’s discussion on Planet Fitness in light of the company’s most recent earnings report.

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Aug 05 2020

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CG: Pre-Earnings Planet Fitness Deep Dive

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Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline joins Host Emily Flippen to take a deep dive into one of the hottest fitness stocks on the market today, and no, it’s not Peloton. Planet Fitness has struggled as the pandemic forced many of its clubs to close down, but does the work-from-home trend benefit or hurt this discount gym over the long term? Join us as we take a deeper look at Planet Fitness ahead of its earnings report on the 4th.

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Aug 04 2020

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Financials: PayPal Earnings, Apple's Latest Acquisition, and More

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In this week's installment of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP take a look at PayPal's (NASDAQ: PYPL) excellent second quarter, as well as the latest results from SVB Financial (NASDAQ: SIVB). Plus, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) recently announced an acquisition of a startup that turns iPhones into payment terminals (sound familiar?). Finally, as earnings season continues in full swing, hear what the pair are watching as Square (NYSE: SQ) and Bill.com (NASDAQ: BILL) report later this week. 

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Aug 03 2020

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Tech: Apple Splits, Pinterest Soars

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It's earnings season! We dive into the results from one of the largest companies in the world, Apple, and a Fool Favorite Pinterest.

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Jul 31 2020

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Energy: An Intro to Options

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Options have surged in popularity this year, with many retail investors dabbling in them for the first time. What are options and how can you use them Foolishly? Foolish options Gurus Jim Gillies and Jim Mueller join the show to discuss the basics of option, mistakes to avoid, and a couple options strategies that are appropriate for beginners.

To sign up for and learn more about Total Income email Jim at jmueller@fool.com directly.

Stocks Discussed: SBUX

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Jul 31 2020

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Wildcard: Kodak's Back

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Shares of Kodak are up over 1000% this week on the news that the camera company received a $700 million loan to build out capabilities to manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients. The news is a shot in the arm for a struggling business and a move that brings key operations onto U.S. soil. We talk about that, plus all-you-can-fly passes in China and whether they could make their way to the U.S.

Stocks: KODK

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Jul 29 2020

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CG: Retail Bankruptcies: Round 3

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Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline joins Host Emily Flippen to take a look back at the retail bankruptcy scorecard for the third time since the COVID-19 pandemic shook the world. While bankruptcies themselves are important to discuss, it begs the question: where has discretionary spending moved, if not towards these retailers?

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Jul 28 2020

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Financials: Buffett's Latest Investment and Some Financial Sector Earnings

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We recently learned that Warren Buffett invested another $800 million of Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE: BRK.A)(NYSE: BRK.B) capital in Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), and in this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss what we know and what it could mean for investors. Plus, the pair discusses the latest results from American Express (NYSE: AXP) and Ameris Bancorp (NYSE: ABCB) and looks ahead to earnings from Markel (NYSE: MKL) and Mastercard (NYSE: MA) later this week. 

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Jul 27 2020

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Tech: Sea Limited Soars

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Up over 800% since the beginning of 2019, Sea Limited is one of the hottest little-known tech companies out there. In this episode, TMF Premium analyst Joey Solitro walks us through the bull case.

Stocks: SE, MELI

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Jul 24 2020

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Energy: Energy Transitions and Value Investing with Will Thomson of Massif Capital

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With the world poised to transition toward carbon-free energy, investors across the energy and industrials landscape are being affected. Simultaneously, value investing is facing its most challenging period in years. Will Thomson of Massif Capital, a long/short investment firm focused on global opportunities in listed real assets, principally mining, energy, and infrastructure, joins Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple and Motley Fool Analyst Buck Hartzell to discuss how he’s investing in the coming energy transition and where he’s seeing value today. 

Stocks Mentioned: TRQ, PLUG, BE, IVPAF, CCJ, KAS:KZAP 

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Jul 23 2020

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Wildcard: 3 Healthcare Stocks I Bought Last Week

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser chats with Fool analyst Brian Feroldi about 3 healthcare companies he recently added to his portfolio!

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Jul 22 2020

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CG: Which Coronavirus Changes Are Here to Stay

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Innovation has been key for retail businesses looking to stay alive during this global pandemic. But while some companies have taken these changes in stride, others seem to be drowning in complacency. Are any of these innovations capable of reviving so many retail outlets that have, to this point, been dead in the water? Join Host Emily Flippen and Motley Fool Contributor Dan Kline to dig into what coronavirus changes are truly here to stay.

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Jul 21 2020

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Financials: An Interview With Goldman Sachs' Head of Consumer Banking

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Hear how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Goldman's business, the future plans for growth, and more.  Intro: In today's episode of Industry Focus: Financials, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP interviews Harit Talwar, Global Head of Consumer Banking at Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS). Talwar discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the bank's business and future growth plans, gives an update on the Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) credit card launch, and much more.

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Jul 20 2020

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Tech: BigCommerce Deep Dive

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Shopify competitor BigCommerce filed its IPO prospectus with the SEC. We walk through the company's S-1 and talk about how it stacks up to its much bigger e-commerce rival.

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Jul 17 2020

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Energy: The New Ford Bronco, EV IPOs, and AV Consolidation

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Description: On Monday, Ford revealed the new Ford Bronco, marking a return after 25 years. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear joins the show to break down what the reveal means for Ford and share his thoughts on recent IPOs in the electric vehicle space, as well as recent autonomy deals reached by both Amazon and Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving subsidiary. 

Stocks Mentioned: F, FCAU, GM, AMZN, NKLA, SHLL, SPAQ, GOOG, VLVLY, 

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Jul 17 2020

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Wildcard: Technology in the Era of COVID

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The sudden onset of COVID-19 has pushed many company’s backs against the walls as they struggle to keep themselves afloat during unpredictable times. While a global pandemic was not an expected turn of events for most people, we’ve seen a surge in innovation as technology rushes to meet the demands of a changing world. Join host Emily Flippen and Motley Fool intern Meilin Quinn as they dissect the companies and technologies that are building out a future to make the most of the new normal.

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Jul 15 2020

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CG: The Current State of Cord Cutting

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The trend towards cord cutting has continued to accelerate amidst increased competition in the streaming wars. But as streaming services continue to crop up, prices have inflated as well. What does the current state of cord cutting look like now that its prices simply aren’t as appealing? Join Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline and host Emily Flippen to find out!

Note: In today's show, Dan referred to Crackle as being a Sony company. In March 2019 Sony sold a majority stake in the platform to Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, partnering on a new venture called Crackle Plus, which includes Crackle and other ad-based videos on demand (AVOD) streamers.

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Jul 14 2020

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