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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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By Drew7361518 - Feb 08 2020
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Really enjoy the podcast. However, I agree with others who have mentioned the volume being way lower for phone guests. I always have to crank up the volume when they talk and turn down the volume when the host talks, gets old pretty quick. Otherwise, keep up the good work!

Flawed rating system

By critic1234567837 - Feb 08 2020
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Why do u only read 5 star reviews? Seems like a dishonest way to boost your ratings. Should either read all comments or none. You are providing an incentive to rate your show 5 stars even if it doesn’t deserve that. Still a fan tho

iTunes Ratings

505 Ratings
Average Ratings
392
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20

5 stars

By Drew7361518 - Feb 08 2020
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Really enjoy the podcast. However, I agree with others who have mentioned the volume being way lower for phone guests. I always have to crank up the volume when they talk and turn down the volume when the host talks, gets old pretty quick. Otherwise, keep up the good work!

Flawed rating system

By critic1234567837 - Feb 08 2020
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Why do u only read 5 star reviews? Seems like a dishonest way to boost your ratings. Should either read all comments or none. You are providing an incentive to rate your show 5 stars even if it doesn’t deserve that. Still a fan tho
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Industry Focus

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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: 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 #2: 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 #3: Financials: Visa and PayPal Show the War on Cash is Far From Over

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Visa (NYSE: V) and PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) recently released their fourth quarter earnings. On this week’s Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss the numbers and what it means going forward. We’ll also hear about Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK-B) latest investment move and why Jason and Matt are watching Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) this week.

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Feb 03 2020

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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: 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 #6: CG: A Deep Dive Into the 2020 Super Bowl Ads

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Super Bowl commercials cost $5.6 million for 30 seconds. That’s a lot of money, but the game brings around 120 million viewers and a level of attention for the ads that’s unlike any other marketing opportunity. On this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods Emily Flippen is joined by Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline to break down which ads worked, which didn’t, and the one that really bothered them.

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Feb 04 2020

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Rank #7: Tech: Lyft Deep Dive

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We finally have financials from ride-hailing company Lyft! On today's show we run through how the company makes money, the core business metrics investors need to know about, and the big risks facing the business.

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Mar 08 2019

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: Healthcare: 2 Hot Biotech Stocks On Our Radar

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How Regenxbio is capitalizing on the emerging gene therapy trend and why Neurocrine Biosciences is on the cusp of making the jump to profitability. Also, how Amarin may revolutionize how doctors treat heart disease. Stocks: RGNX, NVS, NBIX, ABBV, AMRN.

Sep 26 2018

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Rank #11: Financials: Strong 2Q Earnings From Two Leading Investment Banks

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Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley both had excellent growth in the second quarter.

Jul 23 2018

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Rank #12: Healthcare: After Torching Shorts This Week, Is Tilray a Buy, Hold, or Sell?

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Marijuana mania caused a significant pop and drop in Tilray shares this week, including a nearly doubling at one point on Thursday.  Are we witnessing one of the biggest investing opportunities of our generation, or is this marijuana mayhem?

Sep 22 2018

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Rank #13: Healthcare: 3 Genomics Stocks Revolutionizing Healthcare And Why Alnylam's New Deal Didn't Excite Investors

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Here's why a $1 billion deal with Regeneron failed to spark a rally in Alnylam shares. Also, will genetic discovery be our generation's biggest trend? If so, Illumina, bluebird bio, and Invitae could be top stocks to watch.

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Apr 10 2019

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Rank #14: Healthcare: Gene Therapy Deals -- What Company Could Be Next?

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Here's why Roche's acquisition of gene therapy pioneer Spark Therapeutics and Biogen's acquisition of gene therapy upstart Nightstar Therapeutics could put Regenxbio in play. RHHBY, ONCE, BIIB, NITE, RGNX

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Mar 06 2019

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Rank #15: Tech: All About EBITDA

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We tackle a listener question on today's show -- why should I care about EBITDA?

Listen in to get a breakdown of the metric, how it can be used for good, and how it can be abused by businesses trying to mask bad results.

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Apr 05 2019

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Rank #16: Tech: Sector Shake-up

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There's a big change a-coming. Tech stalwarts like Netflix, Facebook, and Alphabet are being recategorized by S&P and MSCI's Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). We talk about why this is particularly important for the fund and ETF world, and what individual investors need to know.

Stocks: FB, DIS, NFLX, GOOG, GOOGL, VZ, T

Sep 14 2018

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Rank #17: Financials: Apple’s Upcoming Credit Card and a Major Fintech Acquisition

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Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) are teaming up to offer a new credit card product, so Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss what we know so far. Plus, one of Moser’s favorite fintech stocks is being acquired at a hefty premium – should investors sell or hang on? As if that weren’t enough, Warren Buffett just released his annual letter to investors, and we’ll discuss the key takeaways. You’ll hear all of this and more in this week’s episode.

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Feb 25 2019

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Rank #18: Energy: Tesla’s Big Quarter

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Tesla shocked the investing world on Wednesday night, reporting a surprise profit and positive free cash flow in its third quarter earnings report. Motley Fool Analysts Jim Mueller and Jim Gillies join the show to break down the numbers. 

Stocks Mentioned: TSLA

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Oct 24 2019

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Rank #19: Tech: Amazon at $1T

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Apple and Amazon both put up stellar earnings results, we break down the numbers for each and explain why the companies in the $1T club can keep growing.

Stocks: AAPL, AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, GOOGL

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Jan 31 2020

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Rank #20: Energy: Why We Love Redfin

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The real estate brokerage industry hasn’t changed much in decades, with high commissions and an opaque buying process. However, Redfin is changing the industry for the better, aiming to fulfill its mission to “Redefine real estate in the consumer’s favor.”

With a powerful value proposition, capable management, and a huge addressable market, Redfin is an up-and-coming Rulebreaker that investors should be receiving investors’ attention. Motley Fool Analyst Tim Beyers and Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple, both Redfin shareholders, break down Redfin’s competitive advantages, opportunities, and risks on this week’s episode.

Stocks Mentioned: RDFN, ZG

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May 23 2019

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Tech: Regulators Weigh In

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Investors finally have closure on the Sprint/T-Mobile deal, we explain the decision, what it says about Sprint and T-Mobile, and what it all means for major Sprint shareholder Softbank. Then we switch gears and talk about the FTC's new focus on small acquisitions made over the past few years by Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.

Stocks: AAPL, AMAN, GOOG, GOOGL, MSFT, TMUS, S

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Feb 14 2020

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Energy: Mailbag-- Water Utilities, Natural Gas, Lithium, and More

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Industry Focus Contributor Matt DiLallo joins the show to help tackle some of your questions! Topics include: Water Utilities, Investing in Natural Gas, Whether Antero Midstream is a Dividend Play or Dividend Trap, Opportunity Zones, Lithium, and one stock Matt loves right now. 

Stocks Mentioned: NEE, BAM, BIP, BEP, SQM, AM, AR, AY, AOS, DHR

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Feb 13 2020

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Wildcard: Small-Cap Healthcare Stocks

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We've got three under the radar healthcare stocks for your watchlist. Contributor Brian Feroldi hops on to talk Semler Scientific, LaMaitre Vascular, and Fulgent Genetics.

Stocks: SMLR, FLGT, LMAT

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Feb 12 2020

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CG: In, Out, and Back in Again- Warner Media Files to go Public and What it Means For Investors

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There has been a prospectus making a big splash in a year where IPOs have been anything but exciting. Motley Fool contributor Jason Hall and host Emily Flippen break down Warner Music's new filing and its intent to go public- letting you know what is to love and hate about this music giant.

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Feb 11 2020

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Financials: Markel Earnings and 4 Smart Ways to Invest in Retail

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In this week’s installment of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss the latest results from Markel (NYSE: MKL) and why we’re so excited about the company’s future. Then, Frankel discusses four of his favorite ways to invest in retail through the real estate industry. Plus, we read some more of our listener’s most recent stock purchases and reveal the stocks we’re watching this week.

Feb 10 2020

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Tech: Spotify Keeps Shopping

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Spotify made some big purchases in 2019, buying up Gimlet and two other companies for $400 million. This week, it doubled-down on its podcast bet, announcing it was buying Bill Simmons' media outlet The Ringer. We explain how podcasts fit into Spotify's strategy and check in Google's YouTube now that Alphabet has started breaking out its revenue contribution.

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Stocks: SPOT, GOOG, GOOGL (edited) 

Feb 07 2020

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Energy: A Look at the Oil Market with Tracy Shuchart (@chigrl)

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Last week, we sat down with Tracy Shuchart to discuss the current state of the oil market. Tracy is an expert on the oil and gas market, working as an oil futures trader and managing an energy-focused portfolio for a family office. She’s also built a huge following on Twitter through her @chigrl account, where she shares what she’s watching in the market each day. 

Topics include why shale drillers could be due for a wave of bankruptcies, coronavirus, how changing tanker fuel standards are impacting oil demand, and why a product glut is weighing down the oil market. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation!

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Feb 06 2020

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Wildcard: It's Healthcare Earningspalooza!

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser sits down with Fool healthcare analyst and IF favorite Shannon Jones to catch up on the latest regarding the coronavirus as well as three big healthcare earnings reports and the stock you need to have on your watch list!

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Feb 05 2020

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CG: A Deep Dive Into the 2020 Super Bowl Ads

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Super Bowl commercials cost $5.6 million for 30 seconds. That’s a lot of money, but the game brings around 120 million viewers and a level of attention for the ads that’s unlike any other marketing opportunity. On this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods Emily Flippen is joined by Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline to break down which ads worked, which didn’t, and the one that really bothered them.

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Feb 04 2020

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Financials: Visa and PayPal Show the War on Cash is Far From Over

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Visa (NYSE: V) and PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) recently released their fourth quarter earnings. On this week’s Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss the numbers and what it means going forward. We’ll also hear about Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK-B) latest investment move and why Jason and Matt are watching Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) this week.

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Feb 03 2020

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Bonus: WWE Execs Fired, a Casino Invests in Barstool Sports, and Our Super Bowl LIV Preview

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WWE stock plunged more than 20% on Friday following the surprise departure of its co-presidents. Dan Kline joins the show to break down the news, as well as Penn National Gaming’s recent investment in Barstool Sports. Finally, Dan, Austin, and Nick give their picks for the Super Bowl game and some of the most interesting prop bets on the board. 

Stocks Mentioned: WWE, PENN, PDYPY, DEAC

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Feb 01 2020

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Tech: Amazon at $1T

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Apple and Amazon both put up stellar earnings results, we break down the numbers for each and explain why the companies in the $1T club can keep growing.

Stocks: AAPL, AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, GOOGL

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Jan 31 2020

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Energy: A Look at the Driverless Car Industry with Ed Niedermeyer

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 After years of hype, self-driving cars have entered a Trough of Disillusionment, as optimistic company deadlines for debuting robotaxi services have come and gone. Co-host of the Autonocast Ed Niedermeyer joins Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear and host Nick Sciple to discuss the current state of the autonomy industry. Topics include the recent Cruise Origin vehicle reveal, Uber’s self driving aspirations, regulatory barriers to driverless cars, and Ed’s recent book Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors.

Stocks Mentioned: GM, F, TM, GOOG, APTV, TSLA, HMC, HYMTF, NSANY, UBER, LYFT, DPZ

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Jan 30 2020

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Wild Card: Getting "Into the Weeds" with the Cannabis Industry

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Matt Anderson from Vanguard Scientific joins the show this week from MJBizCon to talk about the ins-and-outs of what retail investors should know when making the decision to invest in cannabis, and if there's truly any more green left in the beaten down segment.

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Jan 29 2020

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CG: McChicken, Bankruptcies, and the Truth About Retail

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The fast food chicken wars are heating up and they’re moving to mornings. Host Emily Flippen is joined by Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline to break down what McDonald’s is doing with its breakfast chicken sandwiches and what that means for shareholders. The two also discuss the latest retail and restaurant bankruptcies while debunking exactly why those companies have failed.

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Jan 28 2020

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Financials: 2 Banks With Impressive Fourth Quarter Earnings and What to Do When the Market Sells Off

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In this week’s installment of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss the impressive fourth-quarter results from JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS). Plus, the pair discusses how investors should react to stock market sell-offs like we’re seeing today. Finally, Moser reads some of the latest stocks our listeners bought and he and Frankel share why they’re watching the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEMKT: VNQ) and Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ: ABCB).

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Jan 27 2020

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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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BONUS: Online Dating, Investing in Bangladesh, and more with Tyro Partners

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Dan McMurtrie (@SuperMugatu) and Alex Draime of Tyro Partners join the show to discuss their recent online dating paper (available here).  The conversation runs the gamut of online dating related topics, from how it’s making meeting through friends obsolete, to its role in increasing cosmetics sales, to how much room online dating companies like Match Group  have to improve monetization, and in this bonus episode we dive into even more topics, including investing in Bangladesh and how to get the most out of Twitter

Stocks Discussed: MTCH, FB, MOMO

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Jan 24 2020

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Energy: 3 Top Dividend Stocks to Add to Your Watchlist

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Matt DiLallo joins the show to share what he looks for in a dividend stock and his three favorite dividend-paying stocks right now.

Stocks Mentioned: EPD, BIP, NEE, MA, JNJ

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Jan 23 2020

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Wildcard: A Look at the Online Dating Market with Tyro Partners

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Dan McMurtrie (@SuperMugatu) and Alex Draime of Tyro Partners join the show to discuss their recent online dating paper (available here). The conversation runs the gamut of online dating related topics, from how it’s making meeting through friends obsolete, to its role in increasing cosmetics sales, to how much room online dating companies like Match Group  have to improve monetization.

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Stocks Discussed: MTCH, FB, MOMO

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Jan 22 2020

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iTunes Ratings

505 Ratings
Average Ratings
392
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23
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5 stars

By Drew7361518 - Feb 08 2020
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Really enjoy the podcast. However, I agree with others who have mentioned the volume being way lower for phone guests. I always have to crank up the volume when they talk and turn down the volume when the host talks, gets old pretty quick. Otherwise, keep up the good work!

Flawed rating system

By critic1234567837 - Feb 08 2020
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Why do u only read 5 star reviews? Seems like a dishonest way to boost your ratings. Should either read all comments or none. You are providing an incentive to rate your show 5 stars even if it doesn’t deserve that. Still a fan tho