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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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Description: It’s been a huge year for Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, commonly known as SPACs, with DraftKings, Nikola Motor, Virgin Galactic, and more using SPACs to bring their companies public. Why have SPACs suddenly become so popular? Motley Fool Contributor Luis Sanchez joins the podcast to share his perspective on that question as well as some SPACs currently on his radar.    Stocks Mentioned: SPCE, NKLA, DKNG, SHLL, CCH, GRAF, IPOB, IPOC, LCA   Check out more of our content here: StockUp, The Motley Fool's weekly email newsletter Podcasts Youtube Twitter Reach us by Email @ IndustryFocus@fool.com
Tractor Supply (TSCO) has been one of the niche retail winners over the past decade, but it’s success and brand still remains a mystery for many. Join Dan Kline and Emily Flippen as they take a deep dive into this curious winner and discuss whether its past successes are still replicable or if it’s best days are behind it. Check out more of our content here: StockUp, The Motley Fool's weekly email newsletter Podcasts Youtube Twitter Reach us by Email @ IndustryFocus@fool.com
Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A)(NYSE: BRK.B) just made its first investment of the COVID era by purchasing the natural gas assets of Dominion (NYSE: D). In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss what investors need to know about it. In addition, hear about the latest efforts to force retailers to accept cash as a payment option and get the details on Wells Fargo's (NYSE: WFC) upcoming dividend cut. And finally, Frankel has his eye on Green Dot (NYSE: GDOT) while Moser is watching recent IPO Lemonade (NASDAQ: LMND) 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
On Sunday, Chesapeake Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the New York Stock Exchange began the process of delisting its stock. Financial journalist Bethany McLean is our guest this week to help break down how Chesapeake got to this point and what’s next for the industry, as well as the state of financial journalism today, Wirecard, and her collaboration with co-author Joe Nocera on an upcoming book about the coronavirus response in the United States.   **For those interested in learning more about the oil and gas industry today, I highly recommend Bethany’s book Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It’s Changing the World -- Nick   Stocks Mentioned:  CHK, CHKQ, EOG, WCAGY Check out more of our content here: StockUp, The Motley Fool's weekly email newsletter Podcasts Youtube Twitter Reach us by Email @ IndustryFocus@fool.com
Earlier this week, news broke that apparel brand Lululemon is buying Mirror, maker of a sleek, smart, home fitness device. The move connects a strong lifestyle brand and massive retail footprint with an upstart in a related and quickly growing category -- but does it make sense? We dive into the deal, how Mirror could be a huge boon for Lululemon, and talk about competitor Peloton. Stocks: LULU, PTON
The recently released American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report has shown an evolution of a changing American restaurant experience, the most unexpected of which includes a recovery effort that may be dampened by worsening customer satisfaction. Join guest Dan Kline and host Emily Flippen to discuss this most recent report and what it means for investors in some of the most popular restaurant chains. 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
The Federal Reserve recently released the results of 2020 bank stress tests, and while no banks are in serious danger, some would see capital levels fall a bit too low for comfort in a prolonged and deep COVID-19 recession. As a result, the Fed issued a formula to govern bank dividends, and there's a real chance bank investors could see dividend cuts from some major financial institutions. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss the news and what it could mean for bank investors. Plus, Moser and Frankel answer a listener's excellent question on position size and share why they're watching Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) and American Express (NYSE: AXP) 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
German payments darling Wirecard shocked investors everywhere last week when it announced that the company and auditors could not place over $2 billion in cash the company claimed to have. Over the days that followed, the true story began to come into picture. In this episode, we unpack the apparent accounting fraud that brought down one of Europe's brightest tech stars and what investors can learn from it. Stocks: WCAGY 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
The housing market came roaring out of the gate in 2020, before coronavirus took the air out of the industry. Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall joins the show to take a look at the current state of the housing market and share some housing stocks on his radar.  Stocks Mentioned: MTH, LGIH, NVR 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
Online gambling stocks have been on a tear this year as excitement builds around sports betting legalization in the United States. Motley Fool Contributor Luis Sanchez joins the show to break down the state of the industry today and some of the major players. Stocks Mentioned:  DKNG, PDYPY, GAN, PENN, MGM, WIMHY, LON:GVC   Check out more of our content here: StockUp, The Motley Fool's weekly email newsletter Podcasts Youtube Twitter Reach us by Email @ IndustryFocus@fool.com
Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline joins Host Emily Flippen to discuss what companies may fall victim to the next wave of retail bankruptcies. Stocks to watch: CEC, AMC, BBBY, ASNA, GME, BBY. 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
The U.S. economy entered a recession in February for the first time in over a decade. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss why it's so important for investors to stick to their long-term plans, even in scary times. Plus, reports indicate that Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG) and Brookfield Property Partners (NYSE: BPY) are in discussions to purchase bankrupt department store chain J.C. Penney, and the reason might not be what you think. Finally, hear why Frankel is watching Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE: SRG) after the recent sell-off, while Moser has his eye on Nike (NYSE: NKE) 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
Tech: Dividend Investing

Tech: Dividend Investing

2020-06-1939:223

We dive deep into the world of dividends thanks to a listener question.Listen in to get the core metrics to look at and the major pitfalls to avoid for income investing. Stocks: AAPL, MSFT, EQIX REIT Center: fool.com/millionacres/real-estate-investing/reits/ 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  
Enphase Energy shares fell more than 25% on Wednesday in response to a short report released by Prescience Point Capital Management. Industry Focus Contributor Jason Hall joins the show to break down how investors should respond to short reports and take a look into Prescience Point’s report on Enphase. Stocks Mentioned: ENPH, SEDG, SPWR 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
Cybersecurity stocks have largely held up strong performance over the past few months against the backdrop of extremely volatile market conditions. As more companies move their workplaces remote, are cyber security stocks really the next best opportunity? Or, as an industry, are they just horribly overvalued? Join host Emily Flippen and Motley Fool intern Meilin Quinn as they take a deep dive into the cybersecurity industry on this Wildcard Wednesday. 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
Can these up-and-coming retailers take down last month’s retail bracket winner, Costco? Join Dan Kline and Emily Flippen in the second installment of our Retail Bracket Showdown while we put up Costco against “the best of the rest”. Stocks in Bracket: OLLI, FIVE, TIF, LULU, TSCO, ULTA, ZUMZ, DBI 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
Recently, billionaire investor Marc Cuban compared the current stock market to the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s. The reason? Easy-to-use trading apps, commission-free stock trading, and a lack of other ways to gamble right now have led to a surge in day trading activity. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss why day trading can be so dangerous, and what investors should consider before trying to day trade. Plus, the pair discusses why they're watching EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR) and Shift4 Payments (NASDAQ: FOUR) 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
Tech: Shift4 IPO

Tech: Shift4 IPO

2020-06-1232:04

Even with all the uncertainty in the market, companies are still going public! We dig into the S-1 from Shift4, a payments player focused on the hospitality space, then talk about Grubhub being scooped up by Just Eat Takeaway.com. Stocks: GRUB, FOUR, SQ, PYPL 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  
Electric truck maker Nikola came public last week to an incredible reception in the public markets, with the stock rocketing up over 90%. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear joins the show to break down Nikola, as well as take a look at how the auto industry has fared so far in 2020.  Stocks Mentioned: NKLA, F, GM, FCAU, CNHI, TSLA  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
On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser chats with Fool analyst Brian Feroldi about a recent IPO in the healthcare space that has caught Brian's attention! 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
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Comments (12)

Michael Morris

poor cats

Jul 9th
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Raphael Fajersztajn

loved the episode. she sounds like a little kid, so cute

Jun 17th
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BOO DADDY

Excellent podcast, helped me understand zoom and made me an investor

Jun 10th
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Michael Morris

Omaha steaks??. I love these podcasts but they are promoting eating trash and junk food. so what is a better message? strong finances or bad diet. says a lot about america. we have a big problem with America eating poorly and I always hear this team talking about eating absolute junk. i will soon be out if I keep hearing them promote eating SAD CRAP diet. it is heart wrenching. fix finances but promote poor health. not good.

May 12th
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Jackson Ling

Agreed, one of the most insightful episode. More of Jim’s deep dive on other stocks please!

May 12th
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Raphael Fajersztajn

one of the best industry focus episodes. such a learning

May 8th
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J Wolf

Nice podcast but the intro music is so uninspiring; please change to something more upbeat.

Mar 25th
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Salvatore Pacilio

dear God, you have one guy yelling into the microphone and the other guy talking so low I can barely hear him sometimes. what the hell?

Feb 22nd
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Salvatore Pacilio

for the love of God, can you not turn the volume down on this guy a little bit?

Dec 18th
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phoenix2759

love this podcast, great analysis

Oct 29th
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Lj Calixte

brilliant analysis

Jun 7th
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AltieJean Singleton

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Jul 17th
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