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Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders was released on Saturday.  Regarding the prospect of Berkshire Hathaway making more acquisitions Buffett wrote, “Our elephant gun has been reloaded, and my trigger finger is itchy.”  So which companies would make for an attractive target?  Our analysts discuss why Costco, Markel, and McCormick might be worthy of Buffett’s attention.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_28_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

General Motors reports its first annual profit in seven years.  Apple shareholders reject a call for the company to disclose its succession plan.  Frito-Lay gets a brand new bag.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_24_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:13pm EST

Oil prices in the U.S. hit their highest level in more than two years.  Which stocks will benefit?  Shares of Hewlett-Packard tumble after the company lowers its revenue forecast.   Will the Palm acquisition improve HP's fortunes?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_23_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:16pm EST

What will higher oil prices mean for investors? Will Amazon's new streaming service pose a serious threat to Netflix? What's behind Wal-Mart's slump in the U.S.?

 

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_22_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:36pm EST

Weight Watchers reports big earnings.  Apple and Google battle it out for publishers.  And IBM's Watson supercomputer records an impressive win on Jeopardy.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_17_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

What's behind better-than-expected earnings at Dell? Is ExxonMobil running out of oil? Will bankruptcy be the final chapter for Borders? And why does IBM's Jeopardy-playing, supercomputer Watson think Toronto is a city in the United States?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_16_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

What's behind Warren Buffett's latest buying and selling? What does higher inflation in China mean for investors in the U.S.?  Is single-serve coffee the next big market for Starbucks?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_15_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

According to reports, social gaming company Zynga is now valued at more than seven billion dollars.  Is the company behind the virtual hit FarmVille worth really worth that much?  JPMorgan Chase is planning to start a fund for social media companies.  Is this a savvy investment or just the latest sign of a tech bubble?  Facebook's valuation is roughly the same as Disney's.  Which company would you rather own in five years? 

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_14_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:38pm EST

What's behind Whole Food's healthy earnings? Is Twitter really worth as much as Southwest Airlines? Is Sardar Biglari the next Warren Buffett? Should investors load up on Activision Blizzard?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_10_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

Will Nokia partner with Microsoft in a bid for smartphone supremacy? What's behind Disney's big earnings? What does a government diagnosis of "pedal misapplication" mean for the future of Toyota?

 

 

 

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_09_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:01pm EST

Is China real estate the next big bubble? Has McDonald's found a healthy way to consumers' pocketbooks? Are Avon consumers really bothered by the company's declining margins? And should Romania really be taxing witches?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_08_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:56pm EST

How should investors feel about Coca-Cola's Super Bowl commercials? Can Eminem boost Chrysler's fortunes? Is Apple really the new Big Brother? And what exactly was Groupon thinking? On today's show, we review this year's Super Bowl commercials.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_07_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:28pm EST

What's the secret behind the better-than-expected earnings from retailers? What will New York City's crackdown on smoking mean for the tobacco business? And will 2012 really be the year that Eastman Kodak regains its mojo?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_03_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

Egypt’s stock market has been closed since last Thursday.  So why were investors snapping up shares of a certain ETF on Monday?  Google accuses Microsoft of copying its search results.  Does Google have a legitimate gripe or is it a case of corporate whining?  And who should Mattel shareholders thank for the latest batch of great quarterly earnings?  Barbie, of course.  Listen now and take our Barbie quiz.  We promise you’ll never look at Barbie or Ken the same way again.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_02_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:15pm EST

Half the states in America are battling the latest storm and airlines are canceling hundreds of flights.  So why is Compass Minerals poised to profit from the historic snowfall? If BP lost close to $4 billion in 2010, why did the company decide to start paying a dividend again? And shares of Tupperware Brands soared on the company’s latest earnings.  Time to party with our Tupperware quiz.

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_01_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:16pm EST

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