T-Mobile wants to buy Sprint for $26 billion in stock, but will it actually go through? Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes Wall Street’s reaction to the deal’s prospects.  Plus, we discuss McDonald’s latest quarter and Walt Disney’s record-breaking weekend at the box office.  (Tangents include the challenges of serving breakfast and “The Incredibles” as a James Bond film.)

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_30_2018.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:04pm EDT

Facebook’s 1st-quarter report features record revenue and a growing pile of cash. Chipotle soars more than 20%. O’Reilly Automotive revs higher on profits and raised guidance.  Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes those stories, plus Royal Caribbean’s latest results.  (Tangents include the movie “Wall Street”, dinner with Jim Chanos, and Chris’ less-than-firm grasp of geography.)

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

Twitter surprises Wall Street with a 1st-quarter profit. Comcast’s 1st-quarter earnings take a back seat to its $31 billion bid for Sky. Abi Malin analyzes those stories and shares her thoughts on Costco’s latest dividend hike.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_25_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

Alphabet racks up more than $9 billion in quarterly profits, so why is the stock down? 3M falls on lowered guidance, but is the stock now a value play? And what in the world is going on with Wells Fargo?  Bill Mann answers those questions and shares some thoughts on the upcoming Berkshire-Hathaway annual meeting.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_24_2018.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT

Hasbro’s 1st-quarter report was no fun. McDermott International shares pop after rejecting a takeover bid. And Henry Schein spins off its pet health business.  Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze those stories, preview Caterpillar’s report on Tuesday morning, and offer three stock ideas for the new royal baby!

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_23_2018.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:57pm EDT

Jim Miller has written best-selling books about Hollywood, Saturday Night Live and the United States Senate.  But he’s probably best-known for writing “Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside The World of ESPN.”  In this wide-ranging conversation, Jim shares his thoughts on ESPN and its relationship with its parent: The Walt Disney Company. Plus, we discuss the one person who could succeed Lorne Michaels, how Jim got into podcasting, the future of sports betting and more.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_20_2018.mp3
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Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson stops by to share why he prefers so-called “tiny banks” to the big banks on Wall Street.  Plus, we discuss Tesla’s latest production delay, whether Elon Musk will need to raise money this year, and what Tim is watching this earnings season.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

As IBM drags down the Dow Jones, we’re talking transportation!  Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the latest quarters from United Continental and CSX.  Plus, after a few years of treading water shares of Intuitive Surgical are on the rise (again) and Amazon teams up with Best Buy to sell smart TVs.  (Tangents include the biggest vehicles we’ve driven and finding the remote control.) 

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Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_18_2018.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:47pm EDT

Netflix pops after 1st-quarter subscriber growth comes in higher than expected.  Roku partners with Disney on the new ESPN+ app. Matt Argersinger analyzes those two stories, discusses buying into iQIYI’s IPO, and shares why he hopes Tencent Holdings and Atlassian Corporation have less-than-amazing reports this earnings season.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_17_2018.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

What companies need a hit? Which conference calls will be the most revealing?  And are we secretly rooting for some companies to have a terrible quarter? Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman answers these questions and share 6 stocks they’re watching closely as earnings season kicks into gear.  Thanks to Blooom for supporting MarketFoolery. 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

Bed Bath & Beyond has its worst day ever. Walmart is reportedly set to spend $10 billion to buy a majority stake in Flipkart, the leading e-commerce business in India.  Bill Mann analyzes those stories and gets positively giddy over a company called Longfin.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_12_2018.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT

On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress. Shares of Facebook recorded their best day in two years. On Wednesday, Zuckerberg continued his testimony. Motley Fool analysts Matt Argersinger and David Kretzmann weigh in on what it means for investors and discuss the implications for other big tech stocks.

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Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_11_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

Verifone System shares rise 52% on buyout news. McDonald’s announces plans to expand in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. Mattel leaves New York as Hasbro deals with a toy shortage. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker discusses those stories, as well as categorizing “restaurants” and “stores”.  (Tangents include Free Cone Day, Wawa Day, and name-dropping.)

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_10_2018.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

Is PayPal trying to become the next Wells Fargo?  Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze PayPal’s moves towards traditional banking.  Plus, we discuss the pros and cons of retailers using their own private labels and dip into the Fool Mailbag to offer up some investing book recommendations. 

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Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_09_2018.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

Shares of AMC Entertainment rise on a new deal to open theaters in Saudi Arabia. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes the global box office landscape. Plus, we discuss JM Smucker’s deal to buy Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, the coffee industry’s fight in California, and more.  (Tangents include the Pillsbury Doughboy, the health benefits of coffee, and the curious case of Larry Williams.)

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:56pm EDT

Investors react to a potential trade war. President Trump continues his war against Amazon. And Dave & Buster’s fail to amuse Wall Street. Motley Fool analysts David Kretzmann and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on Warren Buffett’s next big buy. 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_04_2018.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:04pm EDT

Why did Spotify go the DPO route? Ron Gross explains their rationale and the downside of DPOs (direct public offering). Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag, give a thumbs-up to General Motors’ plan to ditch monthly sales numbers, and discuss our respective spring break trips.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_03_2018.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

Tesla shares fall 20% in the past week on a combination of bad news. While some of it is short-term in nature, Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman discuss why looming debt should give investors pause. Plus, we discuss Under Armour’s data breach and Tim Cook throwing shade at Facebook and Amazon.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_02_2018.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT