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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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Please only offer advice if you truly are an expert

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Sometimes it’s clear that the speakers don’t have expertise in the companies or industries covered but still offer their advice. It’s almost like “well I don’t really know about this but let me repeat what I read on a blog the other day so I add value”.

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Vitamins of knowledge & fun!

iTunes Ratings

423 Ratings
Average Ratings
328
43
20
14
18

Please only offer advice if you truly are an expert

By TenderWolf - Aug 29 2019
Read more
Sometimes it’s clear that the speakers don’t have expertise in the companies or industries covered but still offer their advice. It’s almost like “well I don’t really know about this but let me repeat what I read on a blog the other day so I add value”.

Theory artist

By theory artist - Aug 30 2018
Read more
Vitamins of knowledge & fun!
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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: Tech: Apple’s Big Day

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Tech: Apple’s Big DayWe’ve set our eyes on the new iDevices! Apple has a refresh of its iPad, iPhone and Watch products, but those new developments have taken a backseat to the company’s larger commitment to streaming services. We dig into the news and what it means for Apple and the other streaming players.

Stocks: AAPL, NFLX

Sep 13 2019
16 mins
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Rank #2: Energy: The Military’s Autonomous Future

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Earlier this month, FedEx announced that it would no longer provide domestic express service to Amazon. What does this breakup mean for Amazon, e-commerce, and the future of logistics? Motley Fool Contributor Dan Kline joins the show to answer this question and more on this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Energy & Industrials.

Stocks Mentioned: KTOS, BA, GD, HII, LMT, TXT 

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Sep 12 2019
25 mins
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Rank #3: Healthcare: How Doctors Treat Dementia and Lung Cancer Could Be About to Change

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Acadia Pharmaceuticals' dementia-related psychosis trial offers new hope to patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.  Also, results from a lung cancer trial just strengthened Eli Lilly's leadership in precision medicine.

Stocks: ACAD, LLY

Sep 11 2019
20 mins
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Rank #4: 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
40 mins
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Rank #5: CG: A Different Way to Play Retail

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The retail-pocalypse has scared a lot of investors out of investing in any of the major names you see in malls, but what if we said there was a way to play retail that didn't bank as much on the success of stores like Macy's? Today we talk about the shopping mall REITs, how their business models are changing a bit, and which ones might be worth putting on your watch list.

Stocks: SPG, MAC, TCO, BPR

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Sep 10 2019
40 mins
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Rank #6: Healthcare: The Hottest IPO You’ve Never Heard Of

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Pinterest, Beyond Meat, and Uber might be grabbing all of the financial headlines, but a little-known medical device company called Shockwave Medical (NASDAQ:SWAV) recently went public and has been a massive winner for early investors.

In this episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones and fool.com contributors Brian Feroldi take a closer look at Shockwave Medical’s technology, market opportunity, and financial statements to discuss why Wall Street is so excited.  

They also provide investors with an update on Novocure (NASDAQ:NVCR), which is another fast-growing medical device maker that recently secured an important regulatory win.

Stocks mentioned: SWAV, NVCR

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Jun 05 2019
18 mins
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Rank #7: Tech: 3 Ad Plays Not Named Facebook or Google

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In the digital ad world, the Google and Facebook swallow up most of the market share... and headlines. But there are a lot of smaller players in digital advertising that could be great ways to play the mega-trend. We run through their recent results on today's show.

Stocks: ROKU, TTD, TLRA

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May 10 2019
27 mins
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Rank #8: Tech: Inside Fiverr

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2019 is the year of IPOs! We're digging through another prospectus from a soon-to-be-public tech company: Fiverr. The gig economy site is getting ready to go public, but should investors be excited?

Stocks: UPWK

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Jun 07 2019
18 mins
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Rank #9: Healthcare: Investor Brad Loncar Breaks Down ASCO 2019's Winners and Loser

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Earlier this month, industry watchers gathered at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference to discuss the latest research in the battle against cancer. In today's show, biotech investing expert Brad Loncar shares his key takeaways from the event, including must-hear insight into programs underway at Iovance Biotherapeutics, MacroGenics, and the biotech unicorn, Grail.

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Jun 12 2019
37 mins
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Rank #10: Healthcare: Does the AbbVie and Allergan Merger Make Sense? And Jason Moser’s Top Healthcare Picks

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Shannon Jones and Jason Moser breakdown the proposed megamerger between AbbVie and Allergan. Also, Jason Moser shares his thinking and the stocks behind his “Healthcare and Wealthcare” basket.

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Jun 26 2019
34 mins
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Rank #11: Healthcare: Medical Device Winners & Losers

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Earnings season continues to heat up and several medical device makers have reported their first-quarter results. In this episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones and Brian Feroldi discuss why Abiomed (NASDAQ:ABMD) and Intersect ENT (NASDAQ:XENT) are off to a rough start in 2019 and why things couldn't be going better for Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD) and Novocure(NASDAQ:NVCR).  

Stocks mentioned: ABMD, XENT, PODD, and NVCR

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May 08 2019
22 mins
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Rank #12: Tech: Big Tech in Trouble?

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A proposed law could be big trouble for the business models of tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Twitter. We explain the laws that currently allow these companies to host user content without being liable for its content and how it could change under the proposed law.

Stocks: WORK, FB, GOOG, GOOGL, TWTR

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Jun 21 2019
24 mins
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Rank #13: Energy: Fiat Chrysler Try to Merge + Why Are We Seeing So Many Auto Partnerships?

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It’s been a wild couple weeks for Fiat Chrysler and Renault. After Fiat made a merger offer in late May, Renault shareholders Nissan and the French government balked at the deal, leading Fiat to withdraw its offer. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear joins the podcast to break down the political issues that have sidetracked the merger and discuss why we’ve been seeing so many major automotive partnerships recently, both between OEMs and autonomy startups.

Stocks Mentioned: FCAU, RNLSY, NSANY, GM, F, VWAGY, RACE, TSLA, HMC, TM

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Jun 13 2019
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Rank #14: Financials: Mortgage REITs, Docusign Earnings, and Some Important Terms to Know

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Mortgage REITs can be attractive to income investors, with many sporting double-digit yields, but it’s important to know what you’re getting into before adding one to your portfolio. In this Industry Focus: Financialsepisode, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discusses the basics of this unique type of company. Plus, host Jason Moser gives his take on Docusign’s (NASDAQ: DOCU) latest earnings report, and the pair answer some listener emails. You’ll hear all this and more on this week’s episode!

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Jun 10 2019
25 mins
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Rank #15: 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
22 mins
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Rank #16: Financials: Six Stocks Our Interns Are Watching

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with Foolish investing interns Alise Montgomery and Greg Bechtel. Tune in to learn more about the companies they're pitching to the investing team as well as the stocks on their radar as earnings season gets underway!

Jul 22 2019
25 mins
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Rank #17: CG: Investing in Videogames and Toys

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Over the last several years, nerdculture and pop culture have become one and the same, with Avengers movies and Game of Thrones dominating the conversation. As this interest has grown, businesses have moved to satisfy audience demand for products associated with pop culture. On today’s episode, Motley Fool Analyst Jim Gillies and Contributor Dan Kline join the show to break down two companies operating in the space: Gamestop and Funko.

Stay tuned to the end to hear us discuss our favorite video games of all time!

Stocks Mentioned: GME, FNKO, BKS

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Jun 04 2019
47 mins
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Rank #18: CG: What to Make of MLMs

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You've undoubtedly been exposed to the multi-level marketing industry -- Facebook posts from people you went to high school with, phone calls asking you to come to Tupperware parties. Millions of Americans participate in the space, whether they call it "direct selling" "network marketing" or something else entirely. On this show, we explain why we won't invest in the industry, and how the average distributor tends to make out.

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May 14 2019
26 mins
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Rank #19: Energy: Time for an Offshore Turnaround

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Since the oil price collapse of 2014, offshore drillers have languished, with several operators going bankrupt. However, stabilizing oil prices and declining breakeven levels for offshore oil has the industry poised for a turnaround. Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall joins the show to discuss the current state of the industry and break down three major offshore operators.

Stocks Mentioned: RIG, ESV, SDRL

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Jun 06 2019
38 mins
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Rank #20: Financials: The June Fed Meeting and PayPal's Unexpected Departure

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In this week's episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Dylan Lewis and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss two recent news stories. As expected, the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady, but opened the door for a rate cut in July. On the more unexpected end of the spectrum, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) announced the unexpected departure of a key executive. Here's what investors need to know about both of them. 

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Jun 24 2019
20 mins
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