With April right around the corner the gang discusses why the month has historically been a strong one for the stock market. In addition, they chat about cable industry consolidation and dive into the listener mailbag to answer an index fund vs ETF question.


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On today’s show the guys discuss the latest acquisition in the pharmaceutical industry, the booming breakfast wars, and which company Amazon is preparing to make miserable.


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Columnist Morgan Housel discusses the state of the housing industry, why the last 25 years are so different from the previous 100 years, and the key housing data point we tend to overlook.  Plus he shares some highlights from his recent interview with best-selling author Michael Lewis and two travel tips for anyone heading to New York City.

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Berkshire-Hathaway and 3G team up again as Heinz merges with Kraft Foods.  But is Warren Buffett on the hunt for yet another big deal?  Merck and AutoZone announce stock buyback plans.  Motley Fool Funds analyst Bill Barker shares why AutoZone shareholders should be more happy than Merck’s.  Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to talk annual meetings and proxy statements.

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Google goes to Wall Street to find its next CFO.  Is Silicon Valley offering better opportunities than Wall Street?  Plus, McCormick serves up some spicy earnings, the biggest copper producer in the public markets takes a machete to its dividend and we look for investing opportunities in marijuana.

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What do investors need to know about class action lawsuits? How quickly will flying drones get the green light from Uncle Sam? And why oh why are pop music stars suing start-up food companies? We tackle these legal questions and more with The Motley Fool’s Assistant General Counsel Chris Harris.

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More investing takeaways from South By Southwest! Motley Fool analyst Simon Erickson discusses the growing healthcare trend of “citizen health”, predictive analytics, and how human-computer interfaces will create efficiencies before, of course, the Rise Of The Machines.

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Fresh off their visit to South By Southwest, Motley Fool analysts David Kretzmann and Aaron Bush discuss their impressions, including the continued rise of mobile, the evolution of e-commerce, and why Big Data and the ride-sharing economy are trends worth watching.  Plus, we share listener comments from Twitter and offer travel tips for anyone visiting Austin, Texas.

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American Airlines rises after being added to the S&P 500 index.  Housing starts in February fall 17% due to bad weather.  And which industry gets a major lift from St. Patrick’s Day?  (Hint: It’s not the obvious choice.)

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Cinderella takes in $132.5 million at the box office worldwide and pushes shares of Walt Disney Co. to a new all-time high.  Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to analyze Toyota’s latest results and how to balance a great business with an expensive stock price.

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Shake Shack falls on a quarterly loss.  But was it really that bad?  The Federal Reserve gave the banks their report cards, and almost every one of them passed.   Plus we discuss how CEOs communicate and close encounters with wildlife.

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Vera Bradley hits an all-time low. Google needs a new CFO. Lumber Liquidators rises on one activist investor bets long.  Plus we discuss the case for investing in bonds and the prospect of giant bears in Wyoming.

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The iWatch finally arrives, but what does success look like for Apple?  Motley Fool Funds analyst Tony Arsta explains why HBO was the big winner at Apple’s event.  Plus, we discuss Twitter’s $100 million bet on live-streaming video, Qualcomm’s latest news, and the money involved in the NCAA basketball tournament.

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McDonald’s monthly sales continue to disappoint.  Lumber Liquidators continues to hit new lows.  And we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss mobile transactions.

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Chris Hill reflects on a few lessons about money and investing he took away from this week’s 2-day FoolFest investing conference. 

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Online retailer Wayfair rises on a big 4th quarter.  Abercrombie & Fitch sinks as same-store sales continue to crumble, but could a new CEO turn things around?  Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag.

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Lumber Liquidators’ stock implodes after a negative profile on “60 Minutes”.  Is there more bad news ahead or is this a time to buy?  Ron Gross analyzes LL’s situation, Warren Buffett’s latest letter to shareholders, and using valuation as a way to help invest better.

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Healthcare analyst and “Industry Focus” host Michael Douglass discusses the broad range of healthcare industry stocks, from mainstream consumer companies like Johnson & Johnson and CVS Health, to biotechs like Gilead Sciences.

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