MarketFoolery

Microsoft agrees to buy Skype for $8.5 billion dollars.  Is picking up the telephony company a good deal for Microsoft? Hertz and Avis engage in a bidding war in the battle for Dollar Thrifty.  Should investors take stock in the rental car industry? Our analysts discuss those stories and talk about the latest chapter in Greece's financial woes.

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_10_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:17pm EST

Shares of AIG fall to their lowest level in more than eight months.  Was the federal government's investment in the insurance company really worth the risk? And social networking site LinkedIn gets ready for its public market debut.  Will its IPO conect with investors?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_09_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:18pm EST

The social networking site Renren makes its debut on the public markets.  How does the "Facebook of China" compare to the Facebook of the United States? Green Mountain Coffee Roasters serves up big earnings. Will the coffee company continue to grind out big returns?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_04_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:37pm EST

Pfizer reports an increase in quarterly profits but shares fall.  Bridgepoint Education reports better-than-expected earnings on strong enrollment numbers.  And the CEO of Dish Networks says that Netflix probably has an "insurmountable lead" in streaming video.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_03_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

What kind of long-term effect will Osama bin Laden’s death have on markets around the world?  Our analysts discuss that question and tackle some Berkshire Hathaway-sized questions in the wake of the company's annual meeting.  What industry would Warren Buffett invest in for the next 50 years? How does Buffett really feel about gold? And who will succeed Warren Buffett?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_02_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:43pm EST