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2020 in Review: Best CEOs, Surprising Stocks, and Dumbest Investments

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Release Date: 12/18/2020

Are You $avvy? show art Are You $avvy?

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The stock market hits a new high. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon expresses bullishness about the economic recovery and concern about the future. Constellation Brands serves up strong growth. Amazon gains ground in digital advertising and announces plans to open its first grocery stores on the East Coast. Okta shares soar on optimism from the company’s investor day. FuboTV shares rise after the securing exclusive rights to World Cup ’22 qualifying matches. Twitter explores an acquisition of audio-based social network Clubhouse. And AppHarvest makes a big buy in artificial intelligence....

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Do you have stocks that need to be cleaned out of your portfolio? What about trimming the gains of your high-fliers? Does any stock in your portfolio spark joy in a way that would make Marie Kondo proud? Analysts Jason Moser and Ron Gross reveal why Disney, Editas, Etsy, Five Below, GameStop, Stitch Fix, TripAdvisor, and Wayfair are part of our springtime special before sharing actual cleaning tips. Plus, best-selling author and personal finance expert Jean Chatzky shares takeaways from her latest book, Women with Money: The Judgment-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less...

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GameStop’s volatility continues in the wake of earnings. Adobe has a strong start to the fiscal year. Restoration Hardware hits an all-time high. Laser equipment maker Coherent settles on a suitor. Darden Restaurants serves up a stronger-than-expected quarter. And Pepsi teams up with Peeps on a marshmallow-flavored cola. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Marvell Technology and Vulcan Materials. Plus, Domino’s CEO Ritch Allison talks about the rise of delivery services and the changing competitive landscape....

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FedEx rises on a strong holiday quarter. Nike stumbles on earnings. Williams-Sonoma surges on strong stay-at-home sales. Laser technology company Coherent rises on competing buyout offers. Five Below ramps up expansion plans. Lennar raises the roof. Disney prepares to reopen Disneyland. And Hershey’s introduces a peanut butter cup without chocolate. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Teradyne and Titan International. Plus, Motley Fool retirement expert Robert Brokamp talks with Ed Slott, author of The New Retirement...

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Ulta Beauty’s CEO steps down. Docusign and JD.com decline on earnings. Bumble bounces higher. Poshmark misses the mark. Roblox has a big debut. And Dick’s Sporting Goods and Funko deliver on earnings. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories, take stock of the sports betting market, and share two stocks on their radar: DexCom and Coupang. Plus, bestselling author Walter Isaacson talks about his new book, The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race.

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Tech Sell-Off, Square Deals, and Power Moms show art Tech Sell-Off, Square Deals, and Power Moms

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The Trade Desk, Magnite, and other ad-tech companies tumble after Google announces some big changes. Costco and Target fall on earnings. Zoom Video reports a big jump in revenue but the stock tumbles. Okta buys rival Auth0 for $6.5B in stock. Square buys a majority stake in Jay Z’s streaming service, Tidal. Mercadolibre slips despite record revenue. And Amazon looks to secure some Prime programming with the NFL. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Lam Research and AppHarvest. Plus, author Joann Lublin talks about her new...

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Market Volatility, Airbnb, and Dan Ariely show art Market Volatility, Airbnb, and Dan Ariely

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The stock market falls as interest rates rise. Airbnb reports a big loss but shares rise on stronger than expected revenue. Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Square slip on growth concerns. Etsy rises on earnings. Papa John’s and Domino’s don’t. Beyond Meat makes two big deals. And Door Dash declines in its debut quarter as a public company. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stories, weigh in on Amazon and Chewy, and share two stocks on their radar: Curiositystream and ResMed. Plus, Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics Dan Ariely talks risk, luck, and...

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Walmart shares slip on earnings. The Trade Desk surges on record revenue. Roku rises on an unexpected profit. Fastly falls on growth concerns. Shopify slips. CVS Health treads water. Berkshire-Hathaway makes some big investments. And Marriott suffers a big loss with the death of its CEO, Arne Sorenson. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on autonomous driving, big tech break-ups, and the streaming wars. Plus, Ron and Jason share two stocks on their radar: Bluebird Bio and RadNet.

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Disney hits an all-time high as Disney+ reports 95 million subscribers. Dating app Bumble surges 70% in its Wall Street debut. Twitter and Zillow surge on earnings. Affirm Holdings and Cloudflare slip. Electronic Arts buys mobile video game developer Glu Mobile. And Under Armour reports a surprise profit. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories, weigh in on the future of pharmacies, and share two stocks on their radar: Brooks Automation and Unity Software. Plus, Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner shares his thoughts on Amazon’s next CEO, Jeff Bezos’...

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Jeff Bezos announces he’s stepping down as CEO, with Andy Jassy (the head of AWS) named to take over. Amazon also reports a $125 billion quarter. Activision Blizzard, Alphabet, PayPal, and Pinterest rise on earnings. Chipotle and Unity Software fall on earnings. And Uber surges after it announces plans to buy alcohol-delivery company Drizly. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Scotts Miracle-Gro and Synaptics. Plus, Chad Millman, Chief Content Officer at The Action Network, talks about the big business of Super Bowl...

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