MarketFoolery (general)

Nike’s 1st-quarter profits fall 24%.  Bill Barker from Motley Fool Asset Management analyzes Nike’s challenges and the relative attractiveness of a stock close to a 2-year low.  Plus, we discuss Macy’s attempt to increase appeal among its biggest customers.  (Tangents include the existence of NHL fans, celebrity chefs, and details about our upcoming bonus episode.)

Direct download: Market_Foolery_09_27_2017.mp3
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Sears pops after striking a deal to sell Kenmore-branded appliances on Amazon.com.  Bill Barker from Motley Fool Funds analyzes the deal and explains how news involving Amazon relates to the classic Tom Hanks film “Big.”  Plus, we dig into the latest results from T-Mobile, United Rentals and Polaris Industries.  (Tangents include the moon landing, going over your mobile data plan, college rivalries and the wrong place to get a lobster roll.)

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Direct download: Market_Foolery_07_20_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12pm EDT

Abercrombie & Fitch walks away from buyout discussions, causing shares to hit a 17-year low.  Jason Moser analyzes the retail landscape, Costco’s valuation, and ClubCorp’s 30% pop.  Plus, we’re hiring for Fool Japan and heading to Hong Kong for an event with CEO Tom Gardner!

Direct download: Market_Foolery_07_10_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

Camping World Holdings, Signet Jewelers and Party City deliver 4th-quarter reports.  Motley Fool Funds analyst Bill Barker digs into the results, as well as the overwhelming reaction from listeners to our discussion of Wawa and Casey’s General Stores.  Plus, we share details on our SXSW schedule and our listener meet-up in Austin.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_09_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

Best Buy’s 3rd-quarter profits stunned Wall Street (in a good way).  Analyst Ron Gross shares why Best Buy is poised for a strong holiday quarter.  We discuss the sudden rise in dry ship stocks, how to rebuild a portfolio and Ron’s Thanksgiving Day cooking tips.  Plus, we share the first details on our upcoming live taping in New York City.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_11_17_2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm EDT

Ratings for the Summer Olympics were lower than anticipated, forcing NBC (owned by Comcast) to provide make-goods to advertisers. Since Comcast has paid more than $10 billion for every Olympics through 2032, how optimistic should shareholders be?  Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the Fed's impact on the market and provide a few stock ideas as a birthday present.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_08_22_2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:49pm EDT

Dick’s Sporting Goods spikes as Sports Authority closes its doors, but the direct-to-consumer battle is just heating up. Bayer makes a $62 billion bid for Monsanto, but will Uncle Sam approve the deal? Plus, we share a few takeaways from Fool Fest 2016.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_23_2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm EDT

When Donald Trump ran a public company in the 1990s, The Motley Fool shorted the stock.  In this bonus episode, David Gardner and Jeff Fischer share details of why they shorted Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts, their invitation to New York City, and what it was like sitting down face-to-face with The Donald.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_26_2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Wal-Mart rises on good results and an upbeat forecast. Home Depot’s sales continue to rise. Urban Outfitters decides the path to growth is paved with pizza restaurants. Bill Mann and Bill Barker from Motley Fool Funds analyze those stories and discuss the health benefits of coffee.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_11_17_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am EDT

Greece prepares for a referendum as the debt crisis continues. China’s auditor uncovers corruption at some of the country’s biggest state-owned companies.  Motley Fool Funds portfolio manager Bill Mann analyzes those topics, plus a hot IPO in the UK and a $72 billion-dollar problem in Puerto Rico.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_06_29_2015.mp3
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