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T-Mobile & Sprint Cleared For Launch

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.


Apropos of Nothing V: Roman Numerals Strike Back!

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...


Berkshire Shuffles Its Deck

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. Get $50 off...


“The hype cycle is REAL.”

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.


Walmart’s Big Delivery

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. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to and get $50 off your first job post.


SCOTUS Rules Against Apple

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.


Is Roku for Real?

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. Thanks Clear. Get your first two months of Clear for free by going to and using promo code fool2019.


Swiping Right on Match Group

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!...


Meat, Beyond Meat, and Free Beer

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. Thanks Clear. Get your first two months of Clear for free by going to and using promo code fool2019.


“It’s not an easy business.”

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...


A Good Fit for Investors?

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.


Apple’s Back in Club Trillion

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.


Alphabet Slides, McDonald’s Glides

Alphabet’s ad revenue growth slows down in the 1st quarter and $70 billion gets shaved off the company’s market cap. General Electric shares rise after the company loses less money than expected. McDonald’s and Texas Roadhouse post similar same-store sales growth in their respective 1st quarters, but only McDonald’s sees its stock rise. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes those stories and shares why McDonald’s decisions around bacon and donut fries paid off. Plus, we preview...


The Ripple Effect of “Avengers: Endgame”

With an opening weekend record $1.2 billion in box office receipts, “Avengers: Endgame” not only rules the movie industry but also sets Disney up for the launch of Disney+ and higher sales in its consumer products division. Spotify hits 100 million paying subscribers. And 1st-quarter results for Restaurant Brands International were affected by weather. (Yes, really.) Abi Malin analyzes those stories and shares what she’ll be watching when Alphabet reports after the closing bell.


Meet The MVFs (Most Valuable Franchises)

Facebook posts record profits in the 1st quarter, while Microsoft’s 3rd-quarter report pushes its stock to a new all-time high. Bill Mann analyzes the latest for these two tech behemoths and shares why Microsoft has the most valuable recurring-revenue franchises in the world. Plus, we wonder why Tesla shares aren’t falling further after posting a big loss in the 1st quarter, and try to make sense of Chevron and Occidental Petroleum making competing bids for Anadarko Petroleum.


ALWAYS Look Past The Headline

iRobot’s 1st-quarter profits came in higher than expected, but shares are falling 20%. Ron Gross analyzes the results and shares how looking past the headline can explain iRobot’s rough day. Domino’s Pizza shares pop despite the slowest same-store sales growth in more than 5 years. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the link between market highs and IPO offerings. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our podcast. Get $75 off your 1st order at and use the promo...


Twitter’s Pop and Hasbro’s Buzz

Twitter and Hasbro pop on strong 1st-quarter results. Procter & Gamble increases its dividend for the 63 year in a row. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to get some on-the-ground research from Burger King’s “Impossible Whopper” test in the greater St. Louis area. (Tangents include Bill’s upcoming trip to Singapore, investing in addiction, and how our listeners compare to listeners of other business news podcasts.)


Samsung (Smartly) Postpones Release of Galaxy Fold

If you were looking forward to Samsung’s event on Wednesday unveiling its new Galaxy smartphone with a foldable display, bad news. Samsung postponed the event after early reviews of the device were much worse than expected. Seth Jayson analyzes the potential ripple effects and shares why Samsung made the right move. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss buying stocks with high valuations and Seth shares why he’s watching consumer goods stocks this earnings season. Thanks to Molekule...


Prescription for Success?

Shares of Johnson & Johnson rise on strong earnings and strong growth in prescription drug sales. AT&T unloads its stake in Hulu. And Walmart announces a fashionable partnership with Kidbox. Analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share some fashion hits and misses. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to and get $50 off your first job post.


Trash, Turnarounds, and Tiger

Waste Management buys Advanced Disposal Services for $3 billion in cash. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross talk about the big deal with trash and evaluate the prospects of Waste Management’s market-beating stock. Plus, we discuss Best Buy’s new CEO and take stock in Tiger Woods’ big win at the Masters. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to and get $50 off your first job post.