Understanding the math can help you weather the storm as a stock investor. Ayal Cusner, Investing AI & Automation lead at The Motley Fool, joins CEO and co-founder Tom Gardner to talk about the data that can give you more peace of mind when the market goes sideways.
In this episode they discuss: - The math behind stock volatility - The fundamentals of owning growth-oriented companies - The potential long-term rewards of going on stock investing’s wild ride
Netflix shares fall more than 20% as increasing competition from Disney, Apple, and HBO Max (among others) cut into subscriber growth. Peloton's stock fell 25% on Thursday on reports of halted production and potential layoffs. United and American Airlines express optimism about increased travel in the spring and summer. And for the second quarter in a row Procter & Gamble flexes its pricing power muscles. Andy Cross and Ron Gross analyze those stories, Amazon's new clothing store, Winnebago's new EV, and share two stocks on their radar: Restoration Hardware and Intellia Therapeutics. Aaron Bush discusses the shifting landscape in the video game industry, the move to create ecosystems (instead of merely publishing games), and shares why he believes Roblox could be one of the defining consumer companies of the 2020s.
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Both Amazon and Costco are expected to increase their membership fees this year. Will they surprise customers (and investors) by increasing their fees by more than they have in the past? Maria Gallagher analyzes what’s expected and why pricing power is harder for entertainment businesses like Spotify, Netflix, and Disney+. She also discusses the expansion of McDonald’s partnership with Beyond Meat, the anticipated IPO of Impossible Foods, and why she’s not as bullish as others on the plant-based protein industry. Plus, Jason Moser and Matt Frankel dig into Shift4 Payments and share why it’s more than simply a payments processing business.
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Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard wasn't just a shot at Meta Platforms. Shares of Sony continue to fall in the wake of Microsoft's move, causing some to question the future of Sony's PlayStation. Tim Beyers analyzes the shifting landscape in entertainment, including Google's move to shut down its original programming division at YouTube. He also discusses whether winning regulatory approval to become a bank holding company makes SoFi Technologies a more attractive investment and Verizon and AT&T changing some of their plans for today's nationwide rollout of 5G. Plus, Ricky Mulvey talks with John Laconte from The Vail Daily about how Vail Mountain Resorts is managing a labor shortage after a difficult holiday season.
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With its biggest acquisition ever, Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. Jason Moser analyzes why the move signals a direct shot at Meta Platforms and why Microsoft shareholders should be optimistic about the company's gaming aspirations. He also examines shares of Goldman Sachs and The Gap, both falling similar amounts, and why one of them represents a potential buying opportunity. Plus, Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp discuss actionable ways to stay on track with your financial goals for 2022, including a rare triple-tax advantage to help prepare for future healthcare costs.
Stocks: MSFT, ATVI, META, NVDA, GPS, GS
Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl