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info_outline Would Meta Platforms Buy Roblox? 11/30/2021
Would Meta Platforms Buy Roblox? As Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook) continues to invest in the metaverse, would acquiring Roblox fit with their plans? Asit Sharma answers that question and weighs in on the results from Cyber Monday and the stock market uncertainty caused by the omicron variant.
info_outline Jack Dorsey Exits Twitter 11/29/2021
Jack Dorsey Exits Twitter Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey resigns as longtime CTO Parag Agrawal moves into the corner office. Amazon executive Dave Clark says the Everything Store is about to pass UPS and FedEx as the largest delivery service in the U.S. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and we preview our annual holiday tradition!
info_outline Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Zoom Video 11/23/2021
Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Zoom Video Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Zoom Video all issue 3rd-quarter earnings reports with a similar pattern: better-than-expected results followed by shares falling. Asit Sharma analyzes all three and shares why he believes the short-term pain for shareholders should be buoyed by the strength of each business.
info_outline Is a Monster Merger Brewing? 11/22/2021
Is a Monster Merger Brewing? Jay Powell gets nominated for another term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Cerence shares drop 20% on guidance. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and reports that Monster Beverage and Constellation Brands are engaged in merger talks.
info_outline Big Retail Earnings, Packers For Sale 11/16/2021
Big Retail Earnings, Packers For Sale Shares of Walmart fall despite strong 3rd-quarter results and raised guidance. Home Depot hits a new all-time high after a monster 3rd quarter fueled by higher average tickets. Bill Mann analyzes those stories and weighs in on the Green Bay Packers selling $90 million worth of stock in the team.
info_outline Holiday Spending Preview 11/15/2021
Holiday Spending Preview Oatly falls well below its IPO price on revenue challenges. WeWork issues its first report as a public company. Mastercard’s predictions for holiday spending next week include big expectations for luxury goods and apparel. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and shares why he thinks physical store retail (and related REITs) will be worth watching.
info_outline The Beauty of Predictability 11/10/2021
The Beauty of Predictability Rivian Automotive gears up for one of the biggest IPOs of 2021. DoorDash shares rise on an international acquisition. Coinbase falls as trading activity in the 3rd quarter was lower than expected. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and shares why business predictability is coveted by investors.
info_outline The End of GE 11/09/2021
The End of GE General Electric CEO Larry Culp announces the plan to split into three companies that will focus on aviation, energy, and health care. PayPal shares sink on 3rd-quarter results and guidance for 2022. Bill Mann analyzes those stories and the eye-popping rise of Roblox shares after its latest earnings report.
info_outline How Many Stocks Do You Own? 11/08/2021
How Many Stocks Do You Own? Shares of The Trade Desk pop more than 25%. Were 3rd-quarter results that good? PayPal issues its own 3rd-quarter results after the closing bell today. What should investors be watching for? Jason Moser answers those questions, and shares how many stocks he owns and why.
info_outline Booking Holdings: A Study in Resilience 11/04/2021
Booking Holdings: A Study in Resilience As shares get close to a new all-time high after 3rd-quarter results, Booking Holdings demonstrates its toughness in the face of adversity. Roku shares fall despite encouraging 3rd-quarter numbers heading into the holidays. Tim Beyers analyzes those stories, and shares a hopeful (and skeptical) view of Fastly’s plans for the future.
info_outline Zillow’s Falling. Don’t Rush In. 11/03/2021
Zillow’s Falling. Don’t Rush In. Zillow announces the layoff of 25% of its staff and the shuttering of its home-buying business, causing shares to hit a 52-week low. Bed Bath & Beyond pops on a partnership with Kroger and an update on its share buyback plan. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and Lyft’s ongoing struggle to work out its own economics.
info_outline 8 Bellwether Consumer Tech Stocks 11/02/2021
8 Bellwether Consumer Tech Stocks Shares of Avis Budget skyrocket as increased demand for rental cars fuels strong 3rd-quarter profits. Under Armor’s restructuring plan bears fruit in the form of 3rd-quarter profits doubling and full-year guidance being raised. Chegg shares fall 46% on a dismal earnings report. Bill Mann analyzes those stories and makes his pitch for a new acronym encompassing the top 8 consumer technology stocks in America.
info_outline Coke’s Biggest Deal Yet 11/01/2021
Coke’s Biggest Deal Yet Coca-Cola buys Bodyarmor for $5.6 billion. Trivago’s 3rd-quarter results were much better than expected, but shares remain flat. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and discusses the importance of setting expectations with McCormick and other stocks.
info_outline Affectionate Hostility 10/30/2021
Affectionate Hostility It’s our eighth “Apropos Of Nothing” episode! Chris Hill gets together with a couple of friends to discuss important topics like: - Pro sports moments we’d change with supernatural creatures - The Mount Rushmore of Greasy Foods - Top robots in movies and TV - Helpful suggestions for a prominent cookie business And more!
info_outline Big Beer Gets Bigger 10/28/2021
Big Beer Gets Bigger eBay’s stock falls despite better-than-expected results in Q3. Ford Motor pops on strong results and raised full-year guidance. Anheuser-Busch InBev surprises Wall Street with strong 3rd-quarter profits. Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories and tags one of the most popular Halloween candies as overrated. Plus, we offer a sneak preview of this weekend’s bonus episode of MarketFoolery!
info_outline Microsoft: Building & Buying 10/27/2021
Microsoft: Building & Buying Fastest revenue growth since 2018 fuels Microsoft shares to a new all-time high. Robinhood’s 3rd-quarter revenue is much lower than expected as shares fall close to their IPO price. Bill Mann analyzes those stories, discusses Twitter’s ongoing struggles as a business, and shares why Almond Joy needs to be rebranded.
info_outline Facebook, UPS, Hasbro 10/26/2021
Facebook, UPS, Hasbro Facebook shares fall on light 3rd-quarter revenue and lowered guidance for the 4th quarter. UPS hits an all-time high as revenue in the 3rd quarter climbs 9%. Hasbro warns of supply chain issues but shares rise on strong 3rd-quarter results. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and discusses the underrated versatility of Heath bars.
info_outline PayPal/Pinterest is Off, Tesla’s New High is On 10/25/2021
PayPal/Pinterest is Off, Tesla’s New High is On PayPal breaks off acquisition talks with Pinterest. Tesla raises the price of certain models and strikes a $4.2 billion dollar deal with Hertz. Wells Fargo gets ready to roll out a new virtual assistant named “Fargo”. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and shares why mini-candy bars are underrated at Halloween.
info_outline Big Shoe > Big Blue 10/21/2021
Big Shoe > Big Blue Shares of Crocs pop nearly 10% after a strong 3rd quarter and raised full-year guidance. IBM falls after disappointing results from its two largest divisions. Ron Gross analyzes those stories, discusses Facebook’s potential name change, and shares where Kit Kats and Reese’s Peanut Butter Brittle Cups fall in the pantheon of Halloween candy.
info_outline Netflix, Verizon, Facebook’s New Name 10/20/2021
Netflix, Verizon, Facebook’s New Name 3rd-quarter subscribers come in higher than expected for Netflix, but shares drop anyway. 5G adoption helps boost Verizon’s 3rd-quarter results. The Verge reports that Facebook will unveil a new name for the company next week. Tim Beyers analyzes those stories and shares his thoughts on overrated/underrated Halloween candies.
info_outline P&G Isn’t Worried About Rising Costs 10/19/2021
P&G Isn’t Worried About Rising Costs Costs are rising for Procter & Gamble but 1st-quarter profits still came in higher than expected. Bank of New York Mellon continues a solid 2021 with 3rd-quarter beats on the top and bottom lines. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and Walmart’s potential for earnings growth.
info_outline Zillow Pauses, Disney Postpones 10/18/2021
Zillow Pauses, Disney Postpones Shares of Zillow Group fall 10% as its home-buying service goes on a brief hiatus. Disney postpones a slate of movies over the next two years as the CEO (reportedly) looks at the pros and cons of spinning off ESPN. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and discusses Walmart’s plan to boost subscribers to its membership service.
info_outline Enterprise Software, Video Software 10/13/2021
Enterprise Software, Video Software German software giant SAP increases guidance for the 3rd time this fiscal year. Vimeo pops 12% on good results in September. Emily Flippen analyzes those stories along with the latest results from JPMorgan Chase. Got suggestions for our upcoming “Apropos Of Nothing” episode? Send them to !
info_outline Southwest Airlines Grounds Itself 10/11/2021
Southwest Airlines Grounds Itself With earnings later this week from Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and other big banks, how are deposits and loan activity looking? And why is JPMorgan Chase more interested in inflation than the others? Jason Moser previews the latest episode of “Industry Focus” and analyzes Southwest Airlines’ rough weekend and the box office results for “No Time To Die”.
info_outline Buying The Dip vs. Adding To Winners 10/06/2021
Buying The Dip vs. Adding To Winners Constellation Brands serves up mixed 2nd-quarter results. Norwegian Cruise Lines’ CEO believes they’ll be at full capacity by April 2022. Alicia Alfiere analyzes those stories, discusses an ongoing dilemma investors face with their portfolios, and shares a stock on her watchlist.
info_outline The Great Facebook Outage of 2021 10/05/2021
The Great Facebook Outage of 2021 Shares of the social network fall 5% as Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp go dark for 6 hours. Pepsi posts strong results for Q3 and raises revenue guidance for the year. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and discusses whether regulatory risk is big enough to dissuade one from investing in mega-cap companies like Amazon.
info_outline “Have you started your holiday shopping?” 10/04/2021
“Have you started your holiday shopping?” Delta Air Lines reinstates their revenue guidance for Q3. Average fares on Uber and Lyft have been going up and aren’t likely to go back down. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and discusses Amazon getting a VERY early jump on its “Black Friday” deals.
info_outline “This is starting to get fun.” 09/30/2021
“This is starting to get fun.” Home prices in July rise nearly 20%. Bed Bath and Beyond shares fall more than 25% on falling store traffic and “pervasive” problems with supply chain. Matt Argersinger, lead investor for Millionacres (The Motley Fool’s real estate investing service), analyzes those stories and shares how he’s learned to embrace the volatility of months like September.