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Industry Focus

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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Energy Roundtable: Trends to Watch in 2019

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 Stories Mentioned: Jason's Primer on Solar Energy Investing Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTube Twitter Join Our Motley Fool Podcast Facebook Group LinkedIn Or, reach us by email @ IndustryFocus@fool.com

30mins

3 Jan 2019

Rank #1

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CG: Going LOCO with Under Armour and Starbucks

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. Thanks to Molekule for supporting the show. Get $75 off your first order at http://www.molekule.com code “fool”.

29mins

6 Nov 2018

Rank #2

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The Next 10 Years

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. Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTube Twitter Join Our Motley Fool Podcast Facebook Group LinkedIn StockUp, The Motley Fool's weekly email newsletter Check out more music from Burke Ingraffia here: Spotify Pandora

59mins

25 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Tech: Salute Your Shorts

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.

19mins

20 Jul 2018

Rank #4

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

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. 

33mins

10 Oct 2018

Rank #5

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Tech: Grubhub for Sale and Spotify's Ad Strategy

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 Head to IF.Fool.com for a special listener offer for a year of Stock Advisor! Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTube Twitter Join Our Motley Fool Podcast Facebook Group LinkedIn StockUp, The Motley Fool's weekly email newsletter

32mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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Tech: Netflix Feels the Heat, Alphabet Hits a Trillion

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 Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTube Twitter Join Our Motley Fool Podcast Facebook Group LinkedIn StockUp, The Motley Fool's weekly email newsletter Thanks to Grammarly for supporting Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to Grammarly.com/fool.

40mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Tech: Stealth Tech Stocks

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 Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTube Twitter Join Our Motley Fool Podcast Facebook Group LinkedIn StockUp, The Motley Fool's weekly email newsletter

16mins

22 Feb 2019

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Tech: ETFs

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 Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTube Twitter Join Our Motley Fool Podcast Facebook Group LinkedIn StockUp, The Motley Fool's weekly email newsletter

18mins

22 Mar 2019

Rank #9

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Healthcare: How To Build A Better Biotech Portfolio

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. Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTube Twitter Join Our Motley Fool Podcast Facebook Group LinkedIn StockUp, The Motley Fool's weekly email newsletter

25mins

20 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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Tech: Getting SaaSy

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

27mins

6 Jul 2018

Rank #11

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Tech: All Things Apple

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 Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTube Twitter Join Our Motley Fool Podcast Facebook Group LinkedIn StockUp, The Motley Fool's weekly email newsletter

22mins

28 Jun 2019

Rank #12

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

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! Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTube Twitter Join Our Motley Fool Podcast Facebook Group LinkedIn StockUp, The Motley Fool's weekly email newsletter Thanks to Molekule for supporting Industry Focus. Get 10% off your first air purifier at http://www.molekule.com with code fool10.

29mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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Tech: 2U's Tough Day

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%. Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTube Twitter Join Our Motley Fool Podcast Facebook Group LinkedIn StockUp, The Motley Fool's weekly email newsletter Thanks to Molekule for supporting our channel. Get $75 off your first order at http://www.molekule.com code fool75.

19mins

2 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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

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.

26mins

3 Sep 2018

Rank #15

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

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. Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTube Twitter Join Our Motley Fool Podcast Facebook Group LinkedIn StockUp, The Motley Fool's weekly email newsletter Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to http://www.Grammarly.com/Fool.

32mins

1 Apr 2019

Rank #16

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Tech: All About Autodesk

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 Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTube Twitter Join Our Motley Fool Podcast Facebook Group LinkedIn StockUp, The Motley Fool's weekly email newsletter Thanks to DataSiteOne from Merrill Corporation for supporting our show. To learn more and sign up for a free demo, go to merrillcorp.com/fool.

23mins

19 Jul 2019

Rank #17

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Tech: Connected TV

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 Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTube Twitter Join Our Motley Fool Podcast Facebook Group LinkedIn StockUp, The Motley Fool's weekly email newsletter

26mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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Healthcare: 2 Hot Biotech Stocks On Our Radar

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.

35mins

26 Sep 2018

Rank #19

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CG: Where Food and Technology Meet

McDonald's invests in its customer experience and Whole Foods is lowering prices (again). On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Asit Sharma discuss how the fast-food giant is leaning on technology as well as Amazon's long-term strategy with Whole Foods. Plus Jason chats with Aaron Timmons to learn more about his career with Amazon in a new installment of Between Two Fools. Check out more of our content here: TMF's podcast portal YouTube Twitter Join Our Motley Fool Podcast Facebook Group LinkedIn StockUp, The Motley Fool's weekly email newsletter

37mins

2 Apr 2019

Rank #20