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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
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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
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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
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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.)

Direct download: MaketFoolery_04052018.mp3
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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
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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
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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

When is a burger more than just a meal?  Chris Hill reflects on the benefits of taking a break and his recent trip to Austin, Texas meeting with listeners.  Plus, he shares what he learned from a serendipitous encounter with the man behind Excaliburger.  Thanks to LegalZoom for supporting The Motley Fool.  Get special savings by going to LegalZoom.com and use the promo code “Fool” at checkout.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_28_2018.mp3
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Now that interest rates are rising and bonds are more attractive, are dividend stocks on their way out?  Ron Gross analyzes the state of dividend stocks and share what investors should look for when they want to add some income to their portfolio.  Plus, Ron discusses his approach to portfolio management. 

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Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_27_2018.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:47pm EDT

Forget that stuff in the back of your closet, let’s talk about spring cleaning your portfolio! Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson discusses his own approach to portfolio maintenance and why he’s interested in Square.  We also discuss the rebalancing of the Fool 100 Index and why Red Hat and Discover Financial Services are in the mix.  Plus, we talk our plans for spring break and Tim shares the origins of his “Standing in line with locals” approach to travel. For more information on the Fool 100 index just go to www.fool100.com.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_26_2018.mp3
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