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Hidden Moats

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Release Date: 11/26/2022

Lessons from Buffett’s Investing Framework show art Lessons from Buffett’s Investing Framework

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Can you think of any stocks in the S&P 500 that will have higher earnings five years from now? Are you 90% confident in your prediction?  If you have a good answer to these questions, then you might be able to start investing like Warren Buffett. Motley Fool Senior Analyst John Rotonti joins Ricky Mulvey to discuss: - What one of Buffett’s lieutenants revealed about Berkshire’s stock-buying framework - How investors can use the framework, and why so few stocks fit - One company that may fulfill Berkshire’s criteria Companies discussed: BRK.A, BRK.B, KO, USB, NVR Interview with...

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GDP, Tesla, FinTech, and GDP, Tesla, FinTech, and "Burrito Season"

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As much as we love stocks, sometimes the Big Macro really does drive the market.  (0:21) Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss: - Stronger-than-expected GDP sending stocks higher - Tesla ending the year on a high note - Chevron's record profits and huge buyback plan - Visa and Mastercard delivering strong profits (again)  - The latest from Intel, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, and Johnson & Johnson (19:11) Deidre Woollard talks with Corrado Russo, head of global securities at Hazelview Investments, about real estate, REITs, and a part of the market investors might want to avoid. ...

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Netflix, Comcast, Southwest Airlines show art Netflix, Comcast, Southwest Airlines

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If you attempted to fly Southwest Airlines over the holidays, you're not going to be surprised by their latest earnings results. (0:20) Tim Beyers discusses: - Southwest's $220 million loss - Why the airline has "a more fundamental problem" - Comcast's growing subscribers (and costs) in its streaming service, Peacock (11:00) Ricky Mulvey talks with Catie Peiper about Netflix's international expansion and programming strategy.  Companies discussed: LUV, CMCSA, NFLX, WBD Host: Chris Hill Guests: Tim Beyers, Catie Peiper Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks

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Eyes on the Cloud show art Eyes on the Cloud

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Investors are paying up for stability, as big tech growth slows down. (0:15) Dylan Lewis and Motley Fool Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross discuss: - Microsoft's quarter, and lower growth expectations for its cloud business. - What long-term investors can expect from Microsoft. - The Department of Justice's suit against Alphabet, and a shifting regulatory environment. - Kimberly Clark's "less than stellar" quarter. Plus, (16:25) Motley Fool Canada's Jim Gillies joins Ricky Mulvey to give the bull case for one of the most heavily shorted stocks of 2022. Companies discussed: MSFT, GOOG, GOOGL,...

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How long will macroeconomic pressures persist in 2023? (0:21) Asit Sharma discusses: - Johnson & Johnson's 4th-quarter profits falling 25% - Why he likes the company's balance of pharma and medtech - 3M's challenges and why an increase in consumer-facing solutions may be a better route (10:40) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp answer your questions about saving for retirement, bonds, and more. Looking for stocks trading at a discount? Go to to get your free copy of our "5 Stocks Under $49" report. Stocks discussed: JNJ, MMM, BND Host: Chris Hill Guest: Asit Sharma, Alison Southwick, Robert...

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Big Banks vs. Apple & PayPal show art Big Banks vs. Apple & PayPal

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Major banks are teaming up like The Avengers to take on powerful forces: Apple Wallet and PayPal. (0:21) Jason Moser discusses: - Spotify becoming the latest company to announce layoffs - Seven large banks combining forces to create a digital wallet product - How and why Apple and PayPal have such a large lead in this industry (12:40) Asit Sharma and Rickey Mulvey discuss corporate governance and an under-the-radar pop culture company going through some fundamental changes.  Our new report, "5 Pullback Stocks" is available for free to Stock Advisor members. To access the report just go to...

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GE’s Legacy & Lessons for Investors show art GE’s Legacy & Lessons for Investors

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You wouldn't know it from its recent struggles, but for most of the 20th century General Electric was one of the most important companies (and stocks) in America. William D. Cohan is a founding partner of digital news business Puck and the author of “Power Failure: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon.” Cohan joined Ricky Mulvey to discuss: - The mythology behind General Electric’s birth - How corporations struggle mightily with CEO succession - Jack Welch and the religion of earnings consistency - Why he believes a combination between Warner Brothers Discovery and NBCUniversal is...

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Real Estate Trends w/ Opportunity show art Real Estate Trends w/ Opportunity

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The broad real estate market underperformed the S&P 500 in 2022, but the upside is investors can find some cheaper opportunities in a cyclical sector. Deidre Woollard and Motley Fool Contributor Matt Frankel discuss:  - How REITs differ from stocks - Publicly traded vs. private REITs - One office REIT that's evolving  - Ways to spot a yield trap - REITs benefiting from e-commerce trends Companies/REITs discussed: ESRT,  SPG, PLD, GOOG, GOOGL, META, O, SKT, KIM, VNQ, EWRE, IIPR  Host: Deidre Woollard  Guest: Matt Frankel Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick...

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Big Tech Layoffs, Signs of Housing Trouble show art Big Tech Layoffs, Signs of Housing Trouble

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Alphabet and Microsoft are laying off a combined 22,000 employees. Is Apple next? (0:21) Matt Argersinger and Jason Moser discuss: - The ripple effect of Big Tech Layoffs - Netflix founder Reed Hastings stepping down from his co-CEO role - Cancellation rates soaring in one segment of the housing market - Differing views on interest rates from two major bank CEOs - The latest from Procter & Gamble, Nordstrom, and holiday retail data (19:11) John Rotonti talks with Jurrien Timmer, Director of Global Macro at Fidelity Investments, about what history can teach about the current market cycle and...

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China, India, and the Question of Population Growth show art China, India, and the Question of Population Growth

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Data this week suggest India is about to pass China as the world's most populous country.    (0:25) Bill Mann discusses: - Procter & Gamble bumping up against the limits of its pricing powers - Why China still has a demand problem - How companies in the U.S. are moving some operations from China to Vietnam and India   (11:25) Sanmeet Deo talks with Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer about his company's work in continuous glucose monitors and a major shift affecting the future of healthcare. Stocks discussed: PG, CMG, AAPL, SBUX, DXCM   Host: Chris Hill Guest: Bill Mann, Sanmeet Deo,...

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Some moats are obvious, like a fortress balance sheet or Live Nation’s ownership of the live music. Others are made on mountains that nobody else wants. If you look hard enough, you can find companies with unusual competitive advantages. 

Motley Fool Canada’s Jim Gillies and Iain Butler join Ricky Mulvey to discuss:
- What it means for a company to have a moat
- Key metrics that can show whether a company has a competitive advantage
- Moats in utility poles, engineering software, and gentlemen’s clubs

Companies mentioned: ADSK, LYV, POOL, RICK, MO, STLJF

Host: Ricky Mulvey
Guests: Jim Gillies, Iain Butler
Engineer: Rick Engdahl