The combined sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2020 are shaping up to be the biggest shopping day in recent history. At the same time, the United States is facing unprecedented unemployment and uncertainty. What should consumer good investors make of this shopping holiday? And is Black Friday really dead?
In this week's episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, are doing an IPO roundup. First, they dive into two companies that have recently gone public -- homebuilder Dream Finders Homes (NYSE: DFH) and fintech company Affirm (NASDAQ: AFRM). Then, they'll take a closer look at what we know about upcoming IPOs for cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and mortgage lender HomePoint Capital. Finally, Matt and Jason share why they're watching Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (NYSE: SKT) and Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ: ABCB) ahead of their earnings announcements this week.
What is money? Where does it come from? And how did it end up the way it is today? NPR’s Jacob Goldstein joins Jason Hall and Nick Sciple this week to discuss his work on the Planet Money podcast and his new bookMoney: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing. Topics include: how Planet Money selects and develops podcast topics, where money comes from, bitcoin, the future of money, and more!