MarketFoolery (podcast)

Shares of Alcoa slide after the aluminum producer kicks off earnings season with weaker-than-expected sales.  Is Alcoa a preview of coming attractions?  The NYSE cranks up its party business.   Is the party over for NYSE's traditional stock exchange? And Parents Magazine names its top family-friendly restaurants.  Do family-friendly restaurants make for market-beating stocks?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_13_2011.mp3
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Japan raises the severity level of its nuclear crisis. Cisco says goodbye to the Flip video camera.  And a federal court rules that the Winklevoss twins can't undo their Facebook settlement and must learn to live with $160 million.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_12_2011.mp3
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The world's biggest bond fund manager makes a big bet against Uncle Sam.  Wal-Mart bets that greater supply equals greater demand.  And an online video company in China hits it big with investors.  

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_11_2011.mp3
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The Chinese government bans ads that promote luxurious lifestyles.  Google announces plans to revamp YouTube and invest in original programming.

 

 

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_07_2011.mp3
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Transocean executives donate part of their bonuses to victims of the Deepwater Horizon explosion.  Monsanto produces big profits thanks to strong demand for corn.  And Dish Network decides to make it a Blockbuster night.

 

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_06_2011.mp3
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Microsoft gains weight. Apple loses weight. Procter & Gamble unloads a big chip maker.  And some big stocks increase their dividends.

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_05_2011.mp3
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Southwest Airlines cancels hundreds of flights as it conducts safety inspections of its aircraft.  Deepwater Horizon rig operator Transocean awards bonuses to its executives because 2010 was the "best year in safety performance in our company's history."  We discuss those stories and share some of the reactions to our April Fool's Day podcast.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_04_2011.mp3
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A new day means a whole new (and better!) way to invest.  In a special Friday edition of MarketFoolery, our analysts break down one new investing idea to help you on your way to financial independence.  Hear a fresh new take on the investing styles of Warren Buffett and John Bogle. Plus, the team provides three stock ideas to get you started on your way!

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_01_2011.mp3
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David Sokol, once considered a possible successor to Warren Buffett, resigns following revelations that he bought $10 million in shares of Lubrizol just days before he recommended that Buffett buy the company.  Is there another shoe to drop? How much damage has been done to Buffett’s and Berkshire’s reputation? What does the news mean for the Lubrizol deal? Who is the likely successor to Buffett now?  Our analysts answer those questions and weigh in with their reactions.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_31_2011.mp3
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Does Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen have a legitimate beef with Bill Gates?  What will President Obama's energy plan mean for investors?

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What does a potential class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart mean for investors?  Is there room for optimism in the latest housing numbers?  Is there any line that Abercrombie & Fitch won't cross?

 

 

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_29_2011.mp3
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Are television networks becoming Netflix's worst nightmare?  What do Portugal's problems mean for the future of the euro?  And will IMAX produce big returns in China? 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_24_2011.mp3
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The Egyptian stock market plummets.  Howard Stern sues SiriusXM.  And the Fed rejects Bank of America's dividend hike.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_23_2011.mp3
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Amazon.com opens its app store for Android smartphones.  Apple cries foul and says it holds the "App Store" trademark.  How strong is Apple's case? What will the app store mean for Amazon's business? And which stock will perform better over the next five years?  We'll tackle those questions and talk RVs, oil prices, and the future of Winnebago.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_22_2011.mp3
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Warren Buffett takes stock of Japan. AT&T announces plans to buy T-Mobile. Citigroup resumes its dividend and announces plans for a reverse stock split. And Twitter celebrates its fifth birthday.

 

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_21_2011.mp3
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What does political unrest in Bahrain mean for oil stocks? Does Netflix need to get into original programming and compete with HBO? Is Zediva a serious player in the online video market or a lawsuit waiting to happen?

 

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_17_2011.mp3
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What does the disaster in Japan mean for U.S. companies with significant operations in Japan?

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We talk about the situation in Japan and discuss what uncertainty means for investors.  

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We take stock of the situation in Japan and discuss the future of nuclear power.

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Starbucks announces a big deal with Green Mountain Roasters. Microsoft sets a new record with Kinect. And Uncle Sam considers ditching the one dollar bill. 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_10_2011.mp3
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The bull market celebrates its two-year anniversary.  How long will the party last? Burlington Northern Santa Fe produces $2.25 billion in dividends for Berkshire Hathaway.  Where will Warren Buffett invest his latest billions? Boston Beer reports weaker-than-expected earnings.  What’s on tap for investors?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_09_2011.mp3
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Is Facebook's foray into movie rentals a serious threat to Netflix? Is McDonald's losing steam in the U.S.? How did Bill Gates give away the top spot in Forbes magazine's annual billionaire's list?

 

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_08_2011.mp3
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Will Starbucks grind out bigger profits if it expands beyond the coffee business? Did Warren Buffett miss the boat on gold? Why did Mattel tell Barbie to hit the road in China?

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_07_2011.mp3
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How are retailers like Limited Brands and Costco getting it done? Will raising money overseas help Yahoo! in the U.S.? And why should investors steer clear of the first pure-play Argentina ETF?

 
 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_03_2011.mp3
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Will Apple's iPad 2 connect on Wall Street?  What's behind strong earnings at Costco?

 

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_02_2011.mp3
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The Obama administration issues the first deep water drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP oil spill.  What does it mean for oil stocks? JP Morgan Chase bets big on Twitter.  Is Twitter really worth $4.5 billion? And did Tiffany & Co. make a wise investment when it reportedly paid Academy Awards co-host Anne Hathaway $750,000 to wear Tiffany jewelry during the Oscars?

 

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_01_2011.mp3
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 EDT

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 EDT

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
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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 EDT

Could China be the next Egypt?  Is Amazon primed to compete with Netflix? Will ExxonMobil continue to produce big earnings?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_01_31_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Shares of Netflix hit an all-time high after the company reports blowout earnings.  UnderArmour reports strong sales in Japan and eyes the Chinese market.  Procter & Gamble deals with rising commodity prices.  And the Egyptian stock market drops as political turmoil continues.  

Direct download: Market_Foolery_01_27_2011.mp3
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