1-Up on Wall Street: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gets a Boost From Asgard, Is More Help on the Way?

Three Fools take to the air to assess the show’s progress as Marvel prepares for a tie in with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

Mar 16, 2014 at 5:45PM

With Lady Sif at their side, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. saw a noticeable ratings boost this week. Can we expect to see more guest appearances in the weeks ahead as Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) continues to build the franchise?

Host Ellen Bowman puts this question to Fool analysts Nathan Alderman and Tim Beyers in this week's episode of 1-Up on Wall Street, The Motley Fool's Web show in which we talk about the big-money names behind your favorite movies, toys, video games, comics, and more.

While Nathan concedes that Jaimie Alexander's appearance as the Lady Sif added excitement, the show's mostly middling viewership may be due to the blandness of Disney's ABC shows. Rather than crafting a series of distinctive properties, the shows breed a too-familiar look and feel that allows none in the lineup to stand out.

Yet both Tim and Nathan say there's little chance Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be cancelled or altered meaningfully. The show offers a lens through which to view and experience the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a role that should prove important in the next three weeks as a planned tie-in with Captain America: The Winter Soldier finally reaches the airwaves.

Now it's your turn to weigh in. Have you been watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Are you more or less interested in Disney stock as a result? Please watch the video as Ellen puts Tim and Nathan on the spot, and be sure to check back here often for more 1-Up on Wall Street segments.

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4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

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Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

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The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

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David Hanson owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and American Express. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Coca-Cola.We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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