Apple Prepares a Home Invasion as Marvel Beats a Retreat

Three Fools take to the air to tell you how to profit from the rising influence of geek culture.

May 29, 2014 at 10:42PM

News reports say that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will unveil tools for controlling everything in your home... right from your iPhone. Creepy, or a wicked cool investing opportunity for those who don't yet own Apple stock?

Then, we talk about two high-profile defections from Marvel Studios projects. After eight years, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish have left Ant-Man, while Drew Goddard departs the Netflix original Daredevil to focus on the next big installment in The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. Should Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) investors be worried?

From there, we move on to X-Men: Days of Future Past. A huge opening overseas has the movie tracking nearly as well as Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Is this franchise as big a deal as Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA) would like us all to believe?

Finally, we look into the Showtime original Penny Dreadful, and its chances of filling the hole left by Dexter before weighing in on Apple's $3 billion purchase of Beats Music. Will the show defy its name and deliver for CBS (NYSE: CBS) investors? Will Dr. Dre bring new rhythm to the Mac's daddy?

Host Ellen Bowman, Nathan Alderman, and Tim Beyers have these stories and more in this week's episode of 1-Up on Wall Street. Click the video to watch now, and then be sure to follow us on Twitter for more segments and regular geek news updates!

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Ellen Bowman owns shares of Apple and Netflix. Nathan Alderman owns shares of Apple. Tim Beyers owns shares of Apple, Netflix, and Walt Disney. The Motley Fool recommends Apple, Netflix, and Walt Disney. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Netflix, and Walt Disney. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not 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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