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Greg Fitzsimmons is one of the most popular stand-up comedians in America.  Having played in clubs all over the country, Greg has also produced stand-up specials for Netflix and Comedy Central and won multiple Daytime Emmy Awards as a writer on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” He’s also the host of the popular and long-running comedy podcast “Fitzdog Radio”.  In this conversation we discuss the business of comedy, the impact of Netflix, the role of social media, what makes a good comedian, and the worst heckle Greg ever received. 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_31_2019.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Dollar Tree and Dollar General report solid 1st quarters. Both stocks rise, with Dollar General’s hitting a 52-week high. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes how both retailers have steadily grown their businesses. Movado Group, on the other hand, is hitting a 52-week low because luxury watches just aren’t selling like they used to. Plus, Bill shares a few things he observed at a recent investment conference in Singapore. (Tangents include great luxury watch scenes in “Trading Places” and “Doctor Strange”, and this weekend’s bonus interview with comedian Greg Fitzsimmons!)

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:19pm EST

Canada Goose and Abercrombie & Fitch fall 25% after their latest quarterly reports, but Seth Jayson thinks one of those is an overreaction. It’s a retail-heavy show as we discuss those companies and the treading-water existence of Dick’s Sporting Goods. Plus, Seth shares some helpful tips for working out in hot weather.

 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Global Payments merges with Total System Services on an all-stock deal worth $21.5 billion. Jason Moser analyzes the deal and shares why Global Payments’ margin for error is getting smaller. Plus, we discuss why Citigroup bailed on the Apple credit card, Facebook’s plans for crypto, and the surprisingly big weekend “Aladdin” had at the box office.

 

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Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_28_2019.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:35pm EST

Best Buy falls on guidance while L Brands soars after beating very low expectations. Ron Gross analyzes the retail landscape, and we dip into the Fool Mailbag to share experiences getting caught in a value trap. Plus, with the start of summer grilling season this weekend, we offer a few tips to make your summer more delicious.

 

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Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_23_2019.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:51pm EST

Target pops on earnings thanks to strong same-store sales growth. Nordstrom plummets on slowing sales and problems with its loyalty program. And Lowe’s gets hammered after cutting its full-year forecast. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser tackle those stories and discuss the future of retail.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_22_2019.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:06pm EST

Matt Koppenheffer returns after a far-too-long absence from the studio to share his thoughts on Warren Buffett in the wake of Berkshire-Hathaway’s latest annual meeting. Ascena Retail Group brings a merciless end to the Dressbarn era by announcing the closure of 650 stores, which triggers an ominous statistic for traditional bricks-and-mortar retail. Plus, Matt discusses his work at MyWalletHero (www.mywallethero.com) and why he’s excited about Beyond Meat’s recent IPO.

 

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Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_21_2019.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:50pm EST

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai plans to recommend approval of the $26.5 billion-dollar merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. Dan Kline analyzes the future of telecom in a post-merger world. CBS offers to buy Starz from Lionsgate Entertainment in an attempt to add content to its streaming service. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss, for the first time in a long time, Cisco Systems, as well as how HBO plans to compete now that “Game Of Thrones” is over.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_20_2019.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:25pm EST

We’re back with another non-investing bonus episode!  Hang on as longtime Fool Roger Friedman returns to join MFAM Funds’ Bill Barker and Chris Hill to discuss the relative importance of Roman numerals, cursive writing, and knowing how to drive a stick-shift.  We share summer jobs we had as kids, cities that surprised us (in a good way) and which liquor brands we’d put on Mount Rushmore.  We also discuss “Avengers: Endgame” [SPOILERS], which great movies Roger hasn’t seen yet, and the amazing game producer Dan Boyd used to play with his father. 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_18_2019.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Walmart’s stock approaches an all-time high after same-store sales growth in the 1st quarter was the strongest in nearly a decade.  Seth Jayson analyzes Walmart’s ability to steadily improve e-commerce sales. SpaceX gets ready to launch satellites with an aim towards building a high-speed internet network. And with Berkshire-Hathaway’s latest 13-F filing, we discuss Warren Buffett and his team buying Amazon, selling Phillips 66, and trimming its position in Southwest Airlines.

 

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Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_16_2019.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

E-commerce giant Alibaba posted strong 4th-quarter results. So why isn’t the stock moving? Emily Flippen analyzes the report and shares why she thinks Alibaba has a lot of runway ahead of it.  We discuss the latest quarterly reports from Tilray and Aurora Cannabis, and Emily warns investors to look beyond pure-play marijuana producers. Plus, with Tim Horton’s adding Beyond Meat options to its menu we debate the future of the meat-substitute industry.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_15_2019.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

Walmart announces free next-day delivery on its most popular items. Disney takes control of Hulu. And Ralph Lauren reports some unfashionable numbers for North America. Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser discusses those stories and weighs in on the future of NBC’s streaming service.

 

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Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_14_2019.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:06pm EST

The Supreme Court rules 5-4 that a lawsuit against how Apple manages its App store can proceed. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the potential damage. Plus, we discuss Uber’s 2nd day of trading, how the latest in the US-China trade war is affecting the market, and Bed Bath & Beyond’s sudden need for a new CEO.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_13_2019.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:05pm EST

Shares of Roku surge on earnings. The video streaming device company added more than 2 million subscribers but is not profitable. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss the future of Roku, weigh in on earnings from Disney and Etsy, and talk about the potential for a Facebook break-up.

 

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Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_09_2019.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:51pm EST

Match Group shares hit an all-time high after a stellar 1st-quarter report. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes Match Group’s growing strength and how crucial Tinder is to the business. Lyft shares hit a new low after its first-ever quarterly report features a loss of over $1 billion. Wendy’s and Papa John’s produce similar 1st-quarter reports in that both chains are facing challenges (albeit different ones). Plus, we preview this weekend’s bonus episode of MarketFoolery!

 

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Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_08_2019.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:44pm EST

Tyson Foods gets ready to take on Beyond Meat. Emily Flippen analyzes the future of plant-based meat substitutes and shares why even free beer promotions won’t help SeaWorld Entertainment in a meaningful way. Plus, we discuss Planet Fitness’ plan to open 225 new gyms this year and how they’ve sustained 12 straight years of sales growth.

 

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Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_07_2019.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:07pm EST

Now that the dust has settled from Berkshire-Hathaway’s annual meeting, Kraft Heinz would like to restate some earnings and Warren Buffett would like to remind Elon Musk about the relative difficulty of the insurance industry. Jason Moser analyzes why Kraft Heinz has more problems that its accounting and why Tesla’s new business is facing challenges. Starbucks got some surprising publicity that it couldn’t have bought if it wanted to. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to consider the downside of index funds.

 

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Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_06_2019.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:13pm EST

Under Armour rises on strong international sales. Fitbit scores with its smartwatches. Eventbrite tumbles on growing losses. And Tesla raises more money. Analysts Andy Cross and Emily Flippen discuss those stories and talk Square and the war on cash.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_02_2019.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

Apple’s latest quarter (and dividend hike) were enough to push the company’s market cap over $1 trillion again. Aaron Bush analyzes how Apple’s focus on its services division is going. Shopify’s shares rise 10% after 1st-quarter revenue growth impresses Wall Street. Plus, we share takeaways from Facebook’s developer conference and marvel and how Yum China increased sales at its KFC locations.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_01_2019.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

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