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A Game Changer for IBM?

IBM agrees to buy Red Hat for $33 billion. Analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser talk about what the deal means for investors and dig into the latest from Amazon and Twitter.


29 Oct 2018

Rank #1

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Uber + GrubHub?

Uber is interesting in buying GrubHub, but how much are they willing to pay?  Jason Moser analyzes the pros and cons of Uber cornering the food delivery market. Plus, we discuss the latest woes from The Container Store and dip into the Fool Mailbag. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our podcast.   Get 10% off your first air purifier at http://www.molekule.com with code fool10.


13 May 2020

Rank #2

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Apple’s Second Act?

Shares of Apple rise on earnings despite declining iPhone sales. Apple disclosed that the total number of iPhones worldwide is 900 million. But what do declining iPhone sales mean for investors? Does Apple need a second act? Analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser tackle those questions, dig into SiriusXM earnings, and debate whether there’s life after Howard Stern.


30 Jan 2019

Rank #3

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Bad Suits & Blazing Saddles

Dollar General falls despite a relatively strong 4th-quarter report.  Tailored Brands (parent company of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank) falls 25% after same-store sales in the 4th quarter fall.  MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes those stories and shares why Tailored Brands is not a buying opportunity.  Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss reverse stock splits and the Fool 100 Index.  (Tangents include award-winning pies and the classic film “Blazing Saddles”.)


14 Mar 2019

Rank #4

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Sex, Coke, and Video Streaming

Coca-Cola shares have their worst day in over a decade. Apple gets ready to launch a video streaming service. Jim Mueller analyzes those stories and answers the timeless question, “How many stocks should someone have in their portfolio?”  Plus we discuss a survey about Americans’ attitudes towards Netflix, including how many would choose Netflix over sex.


14 Feb 2019

Rank #5

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Huawei? Meet the U.S. Justice Dept.

Verizon closes out the fiscal year with a whimper, not a bang. PG&E’s stock rise after the California utility files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Bill Mann analyzes those stories, and shares why the U.S. Department of Justice is not messing around with its indictment of Huawei and the company’s CFO. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the deadly disaster in Brazil that involves Vale, the world’s largest iron-ore miner.


29 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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Trump vs. Google

Salesforce slips on earnings. President Trump attacks Google. And an NFL linebacker gets indicted for insider trading. Motley Fool analyst Bill Mann tackles those stories and shares an international stock on his radar. Thanks to Molekule for supporting MarketFoolery. Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool”.


30 Aug 2018

Rank #7

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Pizza & Beer, with a Side of Clorox

After the Super Bowl, isn’t it appropriate that Papa John’s is in the news? MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the ongoing drama with Papa John’s, as well as the latest earnings report from Clorox. “Merger Monday” lives up to its name as Ultimate Software is acquired in an all-cash deal worth $11 billion. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss dividend reinvestment strategies, and debate the ripple effects of a single beer commercial during the Super Bowl.  (Tangents include charcoal brands and how seriously Anheuser-Busch InBev takes their marketing.)


4 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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A Biotech Breakthrough?

Biogen rises on news that it plans to file for FDA approval of its Alzheimers drug, Aducanumab. Under Armour gets a new CEO. And Hasbro tumbles on tariff trouble. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross tackle those stories and weigh in on the relative merits of Monopoly and Mr. Potato Head. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our channel.  Get 10% off your first air purifier at http://www.molekule.com with code fool10.


22 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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5 Stocks to Watch

Over the next two weeks more than 1,600 companies will report earnings. Jason Moser analyzes what investors should be watching and listening for when Chipotle, PayPal, Facebook, Under Armour, and Boston Beer share their latest results.


18 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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Prescription for Success?

Shares of Johnson & Johnson rise on strong earnings and strong growth in prescription drug sales. AT&T unloads its stake in Hulu. And Walmart announces a fashionable partnership with Kidbox. Analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share some fashion hits and misses.   Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to Linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.


16 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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Microsoft, Twitter, Space Tourism

Microsoft shares rise after a strong 4th quarter, so why are some people disappointed in the cloud division?  Seth Jayson analyzes Mr. Softy’s results, as well as the latest quarters from Twitter and iRobot. Plus, we look ahead to next week’s public market debut of Virgin Galactic, the first stock in the category of space tourism.  And with a 100% chance of rain forecast for Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon, Seth offers Chris a few survival tips. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our podcast.   Get 10% off your first air purifier at http://www.molekule.com with code “fool10”.


24 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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Activision's Battle Royale with Fortnite

Shares of Activision Blizzard jump on positive reviews for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Will the new Call of Duty, with its Battle Royale mode, kill Fortnite? Motley Fool analyst Aaron Bush tackles that question, weighs in on Alibaba’s big deal in Russia, and talks Netflix vs. HBO.  Thanks to Casper for supporting The Motley Fool. Save $50 on a mattress at http://www.casper.com/fool (use the promo code “Fool”)


12 Sep 2018

Rank #13

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Buffett’s $122 Billion, Tyson’s All-Time High, and Altria Group 2029

Berkshire-Hathaway’s 2nd-quarter profits drop 11%, but it’s the cash hoard that interests us.  Shares of Tyson Foods hit an all-time high after strong 3rd-quarter profits.  And what will Altria Group look like in ten years?  MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes these stories and more.  (Tangents include the Liberty Bell, overrated landmarks, the rise of the New York Yankees, and the fall of the Boston Red Sox.)


5 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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Stocks for Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence bears down on the East Coast, we dare to ask the question “Is it possible to make a little money off this thing?” Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker shares which industries investors should be watching beyond the usual suspects (e.g., home improvement stocks). Plus we discuss the latest report from Casey’s General Stores, dip into the Fool Mailbag, and share a few memories from the start of the financial crisis 10 years ago this month.


11 Sep 2018

Rank #15

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Shakeup at GE

General Electric dumps CEO John Flannery after barely a year on the job. Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser analyze the sudden move, as well as Elon Musk’s settlement with the SEC and Facebook’s latest data challenge.  Thanks to Netsuite!  Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.


1 Oct 2018

Rank #16

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2 Stocks Hitting New Highs

Roman Financial crushes 4th-quarter results sending the stock up 10%. Shares of McCloskey Holdings (aka, “the next Baby Berkshire”) hit an all-time high. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the latest founder-led businesses hitting new highs.  Plus, we discuss the latest hot IPO and whether investors should jump in now or wait for a pullback. Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to http://www.Grammarly.com/Fool.


1 Apr 2019

Rank #17

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The State of Food Delivery

Target rises on strong holiday results. Salesforce.com falls on guidance (not results). Abi Malin discusses those stories, analyzes the current landscape for food delivery stocks, and shares her Fat Tuesday experiences.


5 Mar 2019

Rank #18

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“Microsoft LOVES developers.”

Microsoft buys Github for $7.5 billion in stock. David Kretzmann analyzes the deal as we wonder why Microsoft didn’t pay in cash. We dip into the Fool Mailbag to consider the relative merits of Garmin, both as a business and a stock.  Plus, we shares some highlights from FoolFest 2018. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool.  Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get a $50 credit toward your first job post.


4 Jun 2018

Rank #19

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Facebook, Tesla, and Grounded Planes

Facebook’s 2nd-quarter profits come in higher than expected. Tesla shares fall 13% on a disappointing 2nd-quarter report. And American Airlines and Southwest Airlines continue to feel the impact of grounding the Boeing 737 Max planes in their respective fleets. Jim Mueller analyzes those stories and shares his thoughts on the current state of the video streaming wars. Get $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.


25 Jul 2019

Rank #20