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Vince McMahon’s Advantage

If you hate Vince McMahon, then maybe you’ll buy a tee-shirt for his rival. And that’s a great outcome for the WWE. Abraham Josephine Riesman is the author of “Ringmaster: Vince McMahon and the Unmaking of America.” Ricky Mulvey caught up with Riesman to discuss:  - Vince McMahon’s early life as a “pretty nice kid”, and the parts of his story he doesn’t want wrestling fans to know. - WWE’s potential deal with the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund. - The Montreal Screwjob, and the groundwork for the modern WWE. - A story about Saddam Hussein’s side job as a wrestling promoter, Andre the Giant, and a golden gun.  Company discussed: WWE Host: Ricky Mulvey Guest: Abraham Josephine Riesman Engineer: Dan Boyd

Mar 19
Waze Co-Founder on Entrepreneurship, Autonomous Vehicles, and ChatGPT

When venture capital investors walk into a pitch meeting, they usually know if they’re saying yes before anyone starts talking. Uri Levine is the co-founder of Waze and the author of “Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs.” Alex Friedman caught up with Levine to talk about: - The early days of Waze. - One way to know if a company “will die.” - What happens, behind the scenes, when venture capital investors choose investments. - ChatGPT, artificial intelligence, and autonomous driving. Company discussed: GOOG, GOOGL Host: Alex Friedman Guest: Uri Levine Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Tim Sparks

Mar 18
The Fed's Next Move, ESPN’s Future

Inflation data and the state of play in the banking industry has investors wondering: What will the Fed decide next week about interest rates? (0:21) Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger discuss: - First Republic getting $30 billion in deposits from 11 major banks - The latest CPI and PPI numbers continuing the trend of cooling inflation - Whether the Federal Reserve should raise rates next week (and if so, by how much) or hit the pause button - The latest from FedEx, Adobe, Lennar, and Williams-Sonoma (19:11) John Ourand from Sports Business Journal and the "Sports Media Podcast" analyzes the economics of March Madness, why he's bullish on the upcoming MLB season, and Disney CEO Bob Iger's latest thinking on ESPN. (32:13) Matt and Jason discuss Google raising the price of YouTube TV and share two stocks on their radar: Charles Schwab and Zebra Technologies. Stocks discussed: SIVB, FRC, BAC, JPM, WFC, C, PNC, MTB, FDX, ADBE, LEN, WSM, FOX, WBD, PARA, DIS, AMZN, AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL, SCHW, ZBRA To get your copy of our free report "Top Stocks For Rising Interest Rates" just go to Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Matt Argersinger, John Ourand Engineer: Dan Boyd

Mar 17
Retail & Tech Try To Transform

Adobe wants to be a customer experience platform, and a discount retailer is upscaling.  (0:21) Deidre Woollard and Asit Sharma discuss:  - Adobe’s quarter, and issues acquiring Figma.  - Tech companies rushing to launch generative AI.  - Five Below converting stores to Five Beyond.  - Labor issues for Dollar General.  Plus, (15:50) stock market madness continues. Bill Mann and Nick Sciple face off to pitch a stock in a better buy debate.  Companies discussed: ADBE, FIVE, DG, PAC, BWXT   Host: Deidre Woollard  Guests: Asit Sharma, Bill Mann, Nick Sciple  Producer: Ricky Mulvey  Engineer: Dan Boyd

Mar 16
Big Telecoms vs. Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds is joining the T-Mobile team, as Verizon and AT&T adjust. (0:21) Tim Beyers discusses: - T-Mobile buys the parent company of Mint Mobile in a cash and stock deal worth $1.3 billion - How (and when) Mint's business could be accretive to T-Mobile - Why the ripple effect from Silicon Valley Bank's situation will hit potential IPOs and what it means for investors (14:05) Our stock version of March Madness continues! Kirsten Guerra and Jason Moser face off to make the case on why their stock is a better buy right now. Companies discussed: TMUS, VZ, T, SIVB, GM, TSLA, OM Host: Chris Hill Guests: Tim Beyers, Kirsten Guerra, Jason Moser Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd

Mar 15
Is Buffett Targeting This Bank?

Just because the "Oracle of Omaha" has been quiet lately doesn't mean he isn't sizing up his next big buy. (0:21) Bill Mann discusses: - The latest CPI numbers and the current state of play in the banking industry - One bank that fits the description of something Warren Buffett might be interested in - Meta Platforms announcing another round of layoffs (14:58) Sanmeet Deo and Tim Beyers face off against one another with stocks they believe are a better buy right now. Companies discussed: FRC, SCHW, SIVB, PNC, META, XPOF, MNDY Host: Chris Hill Guests: Bill Mann, Sanmeet Deo, Tim Beyers Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd

Mar 14
Big Banks Sure Are Quiet These Days

Regulators seized another bank over the weekend, as the federal government came up with a plan to use money from a fund paid into by U.S. banks to make SVB's depositors whole again. (0:21) Jason Moser discusses: - Signature Bank failing and shares of First Republic Bank falling 60%. - Why "bailout" is probably not the right word to describe what's happening - How big banks like JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America are gaining strength simply by going about their business (11:20) We're celebrating our own version of "March Madness" by having analysts face off, bracket-style, as they go head-to-head over which stock is a better buy. Jim Gillies and Jim Mueller kick off the week with a biotech software company and a well-known real estate broker. Companies discussed: SIVB, SBNY, FRC, SCHW, BAC, JPM, SDGR, RMAX Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Jim Gillies, Jim Mueller Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Kyle Carruthers

Mar 13
Michael Lewis on Stock Market Overconfidence and Revisiting Moneyball

One sign of a true expert is they often say “I don’t know”. Best-selling author Michael Lewis wrote classics like The Big Short, Liar's Poker, and Moneyball. He also hosts the podcast Against The Rules. Chris Hill talked with Lewis last year for an episode we published on May 20, 2022. Due to time constraints we had to leave some parts of the conversation out of that episode, so we're bringing them to you now! Hill and Lewis discuss: - Unintended consequences of Moneyball - Why single men fare worse in the stock market - How Iceland responded to the Great Recession - How to spot true experts "Boys Will Be Boys" paper: Host: Chris Hill Guest: Michael Lewis Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Dan Boyd

Mar 12
Is Investing a Game?

In everyday life, your value system is complicated and rich. Games make that system simple, and you know exactly how well you’ve done.  C. Thi Nguyen is a philosophy professor at University of Utah and author of the book Games: Agency As Art. Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner caught up with Nguyen to discuss:  - The bright and dark sides of gamification  - How Twitter changed the way we communicate  - Good, bad, and evil games Today’s conversation comes from a recent episode of David's weekly podcast, Rule Breaker Investing. To hear the entire show, click here: Host: David Gardner Guest: C. Thi Nguyen Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Mar 11
Not Too Big To Fail

In a wild end to the week, Silicon Valley Bank was shut down by regulators in the biggest bank failure since the Great Recession. (0:21) Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger discuss: - February's jobs report (and potential ripple effects) - The stunning collapse of Silicon Valley Bank - Vail Resorts staffing up to meet demand - How the "Lipstick Effect" is benefitting Ulta Beauty - The latest from Docusign, and Dick's Sporting Goods (19:11) Nell Minow, Vice Chair of Value Edge Advisors, offers a prescription for making stock buyback plans more shareholder-friendly, thoughts on ESG guidelines, and predictions for the Academy Awards.  (35:15) Jason and Matt share two stocks on their radar: InterDigital and Global Industrial Co. Stocks discussed: SIVB, MKL, DOCU, MTN, ULTA, DKS, AMC, DIS, GOOG, IDCC, GIC Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Matt Argersinger, Nell Minow Engineer: Dan Boyd

Mar 10
"This one's gonna leave a mark."

(0:21) Jim Gillies discusses: - Why shares of SVB Financial Group are plunging more than 45% - The reasons he's a fan of AerCap Holdings' secondary offering (15:24) Ricky Mulvey talks with investigative reporter Marshall Zelinger about Xcel Energy and the fundamentals of being a monopoly. Companies discussed: SIVB, AER, XEL Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jim Gillies, Marshall Zelinger Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Dan Boyd

Mar 09
$30 Million Worth of Bobbleheads

Sometimes the most cost-effective way to deal with inventory glut is to simply throw it away. (0:21) Asit Sharma discusses: - Shares of Crowdstrike rising as the cybersecurity company closed out the fiscal year on a strong note - Taking the "basket approach" to cybersecurity stocks - Funko Pop's surprising solution to having too much inventory (12:13) Mary Long talks with Blackrock managing director Gargi Chaudhuri about the case for bonds, and some economic predictions her team made in 2022. Companies discussed: CRWD, FNKO Host: Chris Hill Guests: Asit Sharma, Mary Long, Gargi Chaudhuri Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Kyle Carruthers

Mar 08
New Flavors of FIRE

(0:21) Bill Mann discusses: - The market's reaction to Chairman Powell's testimony in front of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee - Shares of Dick's Sporting Goods popping 11% on same-store sales growth that more than doubled expectations - How inventory management is a key in Dick's Sporting Goods recent success (12:33) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp talk with Megan Brinsfield about the FIRE (Financially Independent, Retire Early) movement. Companies discussed: DKS, HD, LOW, TGT, WMT Host: Chris Hill Guests: Bill Mann, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Megan Brinsfield Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl Motley Fool Wealth Management (“MWFM”) is an SEC registered investment adviser. MWFM, as affiliate of The Motley Fool LLC (“TMF”) is a separate legal entity, and all financial planning and discretionary asset management services for our clients are made independently by the financial planners and asset managers at MFWM. No TMF analysts are involved in the investment decision making or daily operations of MFWM. MFWM does not attempt to track any TMF services. Megan Brinsfield is the Director of Financial Planning at MFWM. The comments and ideas presented by the speaker in this podcast are solely those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent those of MFWM or any of its affiliates. This discussion is for informational purposes only and should not be construed an investment or financial planning advice or recommendations. Certain statements may be deemed forward-looking, however there is no guarantee of any outcome. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Mar 07
What's Your Investing Thesis?

It's always a good idea to know why you're about to invest in a business. (0:21) Jason Moser discusses: - Short-term catalysts, long-term trends, and why it's ok to invest in both - The importance of understanding how a business makes money - Reasons to sell a stock (10:17) Deidre Woollard looks back at the bear market of 2020 with Liz Hoffman, author of the new book "Crash Landing: The Inside Story Of How The World's Biggest Companies Survived An Economy On The Brink". Companies discussed: ABND GS, HLT Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Deidre Woollard, Liz Hoffman Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Heather Horton, Rick Engdahl

Mar 06
Paramount: The House of Redstone

It’s one thing to hear that money doesn’t buy happiness. It's another to find that out after wiring $90 million dollars to two separate romantic partners in one afternoon. James B. Stewart and Rachel Abrams are the co-authors of “Unscripted: The Epic Battle for a Media Empire and the Redstone Family Legacy.” They joined Catie Peiper to discuss: - How billionaires try to bend reality - If Paramount chair Shari Redstone can innovate in a new media landscape - Problems with CEO succession at media companies Companies discussed: PARA, DIS Host: Catie Peiper Guests: James B. Stewart, Rachel Stewart Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Tim Sparks

Mar 05
Michelle Singletary on Investing, Retirement, and the Lies We Tell Ourselves About Money

Michelle Singletary is a best-selling author and Loeb Award-winning writer. She also pens “The Color of Money,” a nationally syndicated personal finance column which appears in The Washington Post. Robert Brokamp caught up with Singletary to discuss:  - Why people fall for Ponzi schemes - If you should pay off your mortgage before retirement - Why we often lie about spending habits Host: Robert Brokamp Guest: Michelle Singletary Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Annie Franks

Mar 04
Software, Retail, and Trex CEO Bryan Fairbanks

When the overwhelming majority of your business is in the United States, you have to have a plan for growing internationally. Trex CEO Bryan Fairbanks and his team have just such a plan.  (0:21) Jason Moser and Ron Gross discuss: - Whether Costco is ready to increase membership fees - Salesforce focusing more on profitability - Seeing light at the end of Okta's tunnel - How "it's all ball bearings" for C3.AI - The latest from Target, Lowe's, Best Buy, and Zoom Video (19:11) Trex CEO Bryan Fairbanks discusses his company's opportunities to expand outside the U.S., the housing market, and what informs the guidance Trex offers to Wall Street.  (35:00) Jason and Ron return to share two stocks on their radar: Samsara and T. Rowe Price. Get a copy of our new free report, Top Stocks For Rising Interest Rates, by going to! Stocks discussed: COST, CRM, TGT, LOW, OKTA, AI, BBY, ZM, TREX, IOT, TROW Host: Chris Hill Guests: Ron Gross, Jason Moser, Bryan Fairbanks Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Mar 03
Salesforce Increases Its Focus (and Buybacks)

(0:20) Tim Beyers discusses: - Shares of Salesforce popping 12% on better-than-expected 4th-quarter results - How Salesforce has more focus but is still a business in transition  - The doubling of the company's share buyback program (11:30) Jason Moser and Matt Frankel discuss the decline of the "Nice to have" economy.  Companies discussed: CRM, PTON, NFLX, DIS, SFIX, FIGS Host: Chris Hill Guests: Tim Beyers, Jason Moser, Matt Frankel Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Mar 02
4 Stocks We Just Bought

Lowe's continues a recent trend from major retailers. (0:20) Bill Mann discusses: - Solid 4th-quarter results from Lowe's being overshadowed by their guidance for the new fiscal year - The fact that some people on Wall Street are still surprised by cautious guidance - The relative attractiveness of Lowe's stock (10:00) Yasser El-Shimy and Ricky Mulvey share four stocks they bought recently.  Companies discussed: LOW, HD, WMT, TGT, ARHS, ENPH, BIG, MAA Host: Chris Hill Guests: Bill Mann, Yasser El-Shimy Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks

Mar 01
Target's Improving Inventory

After a particularly rough 2022, Target is getting back to basics.  (0:20) Matt Argersinger discusses: - Zoom Video's slowing revenue growth - How Zoom's brand gives it an advantage against bigger competitors - Target beating expectations with household items, groceries, and a better management of its inventory (11:00) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp take a closer look at tech layoffs in 2023 and one company that's managed them well.  To watch the 30-minute deep dive on dividend investing go to before midnight on Wednesday! Companies discussed: ZM, MSFT, GOOG, TGT, WMT, HD, AAPL, ZM Host: Chris Hill Guests: Matt Argersinger, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Feb 28
Buffett Brings The Heat

It's not often that the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway gets spicy with his annual letter but he did this time. (0:21) Jason Moser discusses: - Buffett's vigorous defense of share buyback programs - How Berkshire Hathaway's investment portfolio reflects Buffett's beliefs on share buybacks  - McDonald's expanding its test of Krispy Kreme doughnuts to 160 locations, and what it could mean for investors (14:45) Toby Bordelon and Jose Najarro engage in a bull vs. bear debate over one of the most popular gaming apps: Roblox On a brand-new bonus episode of the Stock Advisor Roundtable podcast, Motley Fool CEO Tom Gardner shares his 10 stocks for making money in the market! Motley Fool premium members, click here to link your Motley Fool membership to a Spotify account and begin listening to this exclusive new podcast! And if you're not a member, you can get a preview of the show and learn how to get access here on Spotify! Companies discussed: BRK.A, BRK.B, AAPL, AXP, KO, MCD, DNUT, RBLX Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Toby Bordelon, Jose Najarro Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks

Feb 27
The Resilience of Black Wall Street

One of the most important events of America’s economic and racial history is one that hasn’t been discussed often. Gary Lee is the managing editor of the Oklahoma Eagle, a Tulsa-based and black-owned m edia company. Lee joined The Motley Fool’s Bill Mann to talk about: - The history of Black Wall Street, and the rise of the Greenwood community. - The legacy of the Tulsa Race Massacre and Tulsa’s path forward. Host: Bill Mann Guest: Gary Lee Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Tim Sparks

Feb 26
Value Hunting

Motley Fool Senior Analyst Rich Greifner joins Ricky Mulvey for a primer on value investing, or trying to find out how much a company is worth, and buying them for less than that amount. They discuss:  - If there’s even a difference between growth and value investing. - Signs that a business is mispriced. - How investors can find mispriced businesses. - Why companies trade below their accounting-based worth. - If there even needs to be a distinction between growth and value investing. - Unpopular companies that may be worth your attention. Companies discussed: META, WCC Host: Ricky Mulvey Guest:Rich Greifner Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Feb 25
Surprising Earnings, Conservative Management

There's a lot to analyze in this episode, including revenue to the upside, CEOs waving the caution flag, and Hobbits.  (0:21) Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss: - Nvidia's results and place in the AI universe - Block surprising Wall Street with strong 4th-quarter revenue - Mercadolibre's enviable free cash flow - The latest from Walmart, Home Depot, Booking Holdings, Etsy, and Wayfair (19:11) Emily and Jason continue the earnings analysis and discuss: - Warner Bros. Discovery growing subscribers and cutting costs   - The latest from Intuit, Teladoc Health, Domino's Pizza, and Shake Shack  - Their most recent stock purchases - Two stocks on their radar: Adobe and ANSYS Looking for even more stock research and recommendations? Check out the details on our Epic Bundle membership at Stocks discussed: NVDA, WMT, SQ, HD, BKNG, ETSY, MELI, W, INTU, TDOC, WBD, DPZ, TWLO, SPOT, NKE, SHAK, ADBE, ANSS Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Emily Flippen Engineer: Rick Engdahl

Feb 24
Etsy's "Jedi Mind Trick"

There's a lot of three-year comparisons getting thrown around. Is that what investors should focus on? (1:00) Dylan Lewis and Tim Beyers discuss: - Etsy's short-term and long-term story. - The growth levers for Etsy moving forward. - The trends picking up Nvidia and the hype baked into its rally. - One shiny, distraction for investors watching the chipmaker. Plus, (19:02) Maya Lau, host of the podcast "Other People's Pockets" joins Sierra Baldwin to discuss her new show and what she's learned from having conversations about salary, economic class, and careers. Companies discussed: ETSY, NVDA Host: Dylan Lewis Guests: Tim Beyers, Sierra Baldwin, Maya Lau Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks, Annie Franks

Feb 23
What Happened To Intel?

In late January CEO Pat Gelsinger assured Wall Street that Intel was "committed" to its dividend. Today that commitment changed.  (0:21) Bill Mann discusses: - Intel cutting its dividend by 65% - Gelsinger's potential rationale for the cut - How else the company plans to invest the money  (8:00) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp answer more of your questions about home buying, pensions, and investing strategy. Companies discussed: INTC, AMD Host: Chris Hill Guests: Bill Mann, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks

Feb 22
2023: The Year of Cautious Guidance

If the management teams from Home Depot and Walmart had anything in common today, it was their guidance for the year ahead. (0:21) Jason Moser discusses: - Home Depot shares falling 5% after its first revenue miss since 2019 - The capital allocation flex of raising wages and HD's dividend - Walmart crushing its holiday quarter thanks to groceries (11:15) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp answer your questions about investment fees, insurance, and saving in a Roth IRA. Companies discussed: HD, WMT Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Tim Sparks

Feb 21
PJ Vogt on AI, VR, and Tech Cycles

Once a technology is released into the wild, it doesn’t go back in the bottle. Except in one instance. PJ Vogt is the host of Crypto Island and an eponymous show, Weekly. You may have also heard him on Reply All or This American Life. Ricky Mulvey caught up with him to discuss: - The wild present and future for artificial intelligence - How virtual reality parallels early internet chat rooms - Incentives and tradeoffs in the decarbonization movement - The downfall of Flappy Bird   Companies mentioned: META, GOOG, GOOGL, MSFT, TSLA, NTOIY Host: Ricky Mulvey Guest: PJ Vogt Engineer: Tim Sparks

Feb 19
iBuying, Real Estate Investing, Home Inventory

When Zillow and Opendoor stopped their iBuying programs, home buyers didn’t find any deals. So, where did those homes go? Jamil Damji is the co-founder of KeyGlee, a real estate investment and wholesale company with more than 75 franchises. He’s also the star of “Triple Digit Flip” on A&E. Deidre Woollard caught up with Damji to discuss: - Why housing supply remains low, and its implications for homebuilders - How rents have stayed relatively stable - One player that’s fundamentally changed real estate investing -The changing role of the landlord Companies discussed: ZG, OPEN Host: Deidre Woollard Guest: Jamil Damji Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Tim Sparks

Feb 18
The (Wall Street) Hits Keep On Coming

It was another big week of earnings results (and surprises). (0:21) Jason Moser and Ron Gross discuss: - Shopify's guidance outweighing its results - Airbnb nearly doubling profit expectations - Record revenue for The Trade Desk - Shares of Roku popping more than 25% - The latest from Marriott, Twilio, Cisco Systems, and Zillow Group (19:11) Jason and Ron keep the earnings coverage going and discuss: - Boston Beer surprising Wall Street - Outset Medical's latest results - The state of Microsoft's bid to buy Activision Blizzard - The latest from Coca-Cola, Roblox, Chipotle, and Alphabet - Two stocks on their radar: Etsy and Paramount Resources Looking for even more stock research and recommendations? Check out the details on our Epic Bundle membership at Stocks discussed: SHOP, ABNB, TTD, MAR, TWLO, CSCO, ROKU, ZG, SAM, KO, OM, RBLX, ATVI, MSFT, CMG, SG, GOOG, ETSY, POU Host: Chris Hill Guests: Ron Gross, Jason Moser Engineers: Steve Broido, Rick Engdahl

Feb 17