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2026 episodes

The One Perspective To Never Forget

Chris Hill wraps up MarketFoolery with a story about one race, two photos taken at the finish line, and how it applies to stock investing.

Dec 30, 2021
Introducing the new Motley Fool Money

Mark your calendar! Motley Fool Money goes daily on January 5, 2022 and here’s what listeners can expect.

Dec 28, 2021
‘Twas The Night Before The Night Before Christmas

Chris Hill checks in to see how your shopping is going, makes a confession about his upcoming Christmas Eve, and hands the rest of the show off to Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong.

Dec 23, 2021
Oracle’s Big Deal, Spider-Man’s Big Box Office

Oracle gets into healthcare tech with its record-setting acquisition of Cerner for $28 billion in cash. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” sets a few records of its own with a $600 million opening weekend. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and encourages investors to find ways to unplug from business news over the holidays.   Holiday Song - Looks Like A Cold, Cold Winter by Ingrid Michaelson

Dec 20, 2021
“They’re in a league of their own.”

Delta Air Lines projects a profit for its next earnings report but investors seem dubious. Accenture shares rise after a strong 1st-quarter report comes with raised guidance for the full fiscal year. Maria Gallagher analyzes her story and shares why Niall Ferguson’s “The Ascent of Money” is her investing discovery of 2021.   Want to share your thoughts about our new daily show? Click the link to take our 4-question survey about TMF podcasts:   Holiday Song - Christmas Calling (Jolly Jones) by Norah Jones

Dec 16, 2021
Overreacting To Retail Data

The retail sales report for November underwhelms Wall Street. Comments from Lowe’s executives cause momentary panic. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, and we discuss why the CEOs of The Trade Desk, Cloudflare, and Dick’s Sporting Goods should receive strong consideration for “CEO of the Year”.   We want your input! Please click the link to take our 4-question survey about TMF podcasts:   Holiday Song - If We Make It Through December by Pistol Annies

Dec 15, 2021
1 Transatlantic Deal, 2 Reactions

Beyond Meat bounces back on an analyst upgrade tied to McDonald’s. Rentokil buys rival Terminix Global in a $6.7 deal that prompts different reactions from investors. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and discusses the impending break-up of GE, what it means for shareholders, and why he appreciates British naming conventions. Plus, Chris Hill shares a podcast update.   We want to hear from you! Please click the link to take our 4-question survey about TMF podcasts:   Holiday Song - I'm Going Surfing for Xmas by Mad Caddies

Dec 14, 2021
Avoiding Seller’s Remorse

Harley-Davidson merges its electric motorcycle division (Livewire) with a SPAC. Rivian Automotive wins Motor Trend’s “Truck Of The Year” award. Peloton responds to a fictional character dying on one of their bikes with a new commercial. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and discusses the hidden upside of “seller’s remorse”.   Holiday Song - You and I at Christmas Time by The Bird and the Bee

Dec 13, 2021
2 Stocks for the Great Outdoors

Thor Industries, the dominant RV maker in North America, starts its fiscal year with a bang. Weber Grill’s 4th-quarter loss comes in smaller than Wall Street was expecting. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories as well as CEO Elizabeth Spaulding’s “multi-quarter transformation” plans for Stitch Fix. Holiday Song - That Was The Worst Christmas Ever! by Sufjan Stevens

Dec 08, 2021
Intel’s Bet, Buzzfeed’s Debut

AutoZone hits a new high after an impressive 1st-quarter report. Intel announces it will spin off its self-driving car unit (Mobileye) in mid-2022 as a way to raise money. Bill Mann analyzes those stories, as well as Buzzfeed’s uninspiring first day as a public company and what the future of SPACs might look like. Holiday Song - Ho Ho Ho (Santa's Got To Go) by smoota and Meah Pace

Dec 07, 2021
1 Question Investors Need To Answer

After a rough few weeks in the stock market, Chris Hill has a question he hopes you can answer. Holiday Song - Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) by The Ramones

Dec 06, 2021
2 Stocks Too Cheap To Ignore

Okta pops on strong 3rd-quarter results and raised guidance. Square is changing its name to Block. Bill Mann analyzes those stories, reflects on Wednesday’s rough day for investors, and identifies a couple of businesses that are in the “too-cheap-to-ignore” category. Holiday Song - The Dreidel Song by The Slackers

Dec 02, 2021
Salesforce Has a Co-CEO…Again

Strong results in the 3rd-quarter are overshadowed by Salesforce’s guidance in Q4, but maybe the company’s 2nd attempt at a co-CEO structure will improve the picture for shareholders. Shares of Box pop 12% as the cloud storage company continues its revenue growth. Allbirds falls as revenue growth for the apparel company is outweighed by increasing losses. Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories and we kick off our annual drive to expand the universe of holiday music.   Holiday Music - Mer Jul (More Christmas) by Adolpson & Falk

Dec 01, 2021
Would Meta Platforms Buy Roblox?

As Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook) continues to invest in the metaverse, would acquiring Roblox fit with their plans? Asit Sharma answers that question and weighs in on the results from Cyber Monday and the stock market uncertainty caused by the omicron variant.

Nov 30, 2021
Jack Dorsey Exits Twitter

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey resigns as longtime CTO Parag Agrawal moves into the corner office. Amazon executive Dave Clark says the Everything Store is about to pass UPS and FedEx as the largest delivery service in the U.S. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and we preview our annual holiday tradition!

Nov 29, 2021
“It’s the mud that makes us.”

Some races end with the runners covered not only in sweat, but also in mud. Chris Hill recently ran one such race, and shares a lesson he learned from a fellow runner and how it applies to stock investing.

Nov 24, 2021
Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Zoom Video

Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Zoom Video all issue 3rd-quarter earnings reports with a similar pattern: better-than-expected results followed by shares falling. Asit Sharma analyzes all three and shares why he believes the short-term pain for shareholders should be buoyed by the strength of each business.

Nov 23, 2021
Is a Monster Merger Brewing?

Jay Powell gets nominated for another term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Cerence shares drop 20% on guidance. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and reports that Monster Beverage and Constellation Brands are engaged in merger talks.

Nov 22, 2021
Big Retail Earnings, Packers For Sale

Shares of Walmart fall despite strong 3rd-quarter results and raised guidance. Home Depot hits a new all-time high after a monster 3rd quarter fueled by higher average tickets. Bill Mann analyzes those stories and weighs in on the Green Bay Packers selling $90 million worth of stock in the team.

Nov 16, 2021
Holiday Spending Preview

Oatly falls well below its IPO price on revenue challenges. WeWork issues its first report as a public company. Mastercard’s predictions for holiday spending next week include big expectations for luxury goods and apparel. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and shares why he thinks physical store retail (and related REITs) will be worth watching.

Nov 15, 2021
The Beauty of Predictability

Rivian Automotive gears up for one of the biggest IPOs of 2021. DoorDash shares rise on an international acquisition. Coinbase falls as trading activity in the 3rd quarter was lower than expected. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and shares why business predictability is coveted by investors.

Nov 10, 2021
The End of GE

General Electric CEO Larry Culp announces the plan to split into three companies that will focus on aviation, energy, and health care. PayPal shares sink on 3rd-quarter results and guidance for 2022. Bill Mann analyzes those stories and the eye-popping rise of Roblox shares after its latest earnings report.

Nov 09, 2021
How Many Stocks Do You Own?

Shares of The Trade Desk pop more than 25%. Were 3rd-quarter results that good? PayPal issues its own 3rd-quarter results after the closing bell today. What should investors be watching for? Jason Moser answers those questions, and shares how many stocks he owns and why.

Nov 08, 2021
Booking Holdings: A Study in Resilience

As shares get close to a new all-time high after 3rd-quarter results, Booking Holdings demonstrates its toughness in the face of adversity. Roku shares fall despite encouraging 3rd-quarter numbers heading into the holidays. Tim Beyers analyzes those stories, and shares a hopeful (and skeptical) view of Fastly’s plans for the future. 

Nov 04, 2021
Zillow’s Falling. Don’t Rush In.

Zillow announces the layoff of 25% of its staff and the shuttering of its home-buying business, causing shares to hit a 52-week low. Bed Bath & Beyond pops on a partnership with Kroger and an update on its share buyback plan. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and Lyft’s ongoing struggle to work out its own economics.

Nov 03, 2021
8 Bellwether Consumer Tech Stocks

Shares of Avis Budget skyrocket as increased demand for rental cars fuels strong 3rd-quarter profits. Under Armor’s restructuring plan bears fruit in the form of 3rd-quarter profits doubling and full-year guidance being raised. Chegg shares fall 46% on a dismal earnings report. Bill Mann analyzes those stories and makes his pitch for a new acronym encompassing the top 8 consumer technology stocks in America.

Nov 02, 2021
Coke’s Biggest Deal Yet

Coca-Cola buys Bodyarmor for $5.6 billion. Trivago’s 3rd-quarter results were much better than expected, but shares remain flat. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and discusses the importance of setting expectations with McCormick and other stocks.

Nov 01, 2021
Affectionate Hostility

It’s our eighth “Apropos Of Nothing” episode! Chris Hill gets together with a couple of friends to discuss important topics like: - Pro sports moments we’d change with supernatural creatures - The Mount Rushmore of Greasy Foods - Top robots in movies and TV - Helpful suggestions for a prominent cookie business And more!

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Oct 30, 2021
Big Beer Gets Bigger

eBay’s stock falls despite better-than-expected results in Q3. Ford Motor pops on strong results and raised full-year guidance. Anheuser-Busch InBev surprises Wall Street with strong 3rd-quarter profits. Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories and tags one of the most popular Halloween candies as overrated. Plus, we offer a sneak preview of this weekend’s bonus episode of MarketFoolery!

Oct 28, 2021
Microsoft: Building & Buying

Fastest revenue growth since 2018 fuels Microsoft shares to a new all-time high. Robinhood’s 3rd-quarter revenue is much lower than expected as shares fall close to their IPO price. Bill Mann analyzes those stories, discusses Twitter’s ongoing struggles as a business, and shares why Almond Joy needs to be rebranded.

Oct 27, 2021