We’re back with another non-investing bonus episode! Hang on as longtime Fool Roger Friedman returns to join MFAM Funds’ Bill Barker and Chris Hill to discuss the relative importance of Roman numerals, cursive writing, and knowing how to drive a stick-shift. We share summer jobs we had as kids, cities that surprised us (in a good way) and which liquor brands we’d put on Mount Rushmore. We also discuss “Avengers: Endgame” [SPOILERS], which great movies Roger hasn’t seen yet, and the amazing game producer Dan Boyd used to play with his father.
May 18,2019 • 00:00
Listen to Apropos of Nothing V: Roman Numerals Strike Back!
Bank of America announces its raising its own minimum wage to $20 an hour. Conveniently, this news comes 24 hours before BofA’s CEO appears (along with other bank CEOS) before the House Financial Services Committee. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes that news, Cerner Corp’s new board members, and Kellogg’s selling off its cookie brands. Plus, as we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss value stocks you’ll notice we spend a bit of time talking about General Electric when we really mean General Motors. (Thanks in advance for your patience.)
Pinterest prices its IPO range at $15 - 17 a share. Dan Kline analyzes the conservative price and shares why management’s taking the long view could pay off big for future shareholders. As the NCAA men’s basketball championship game gets ready to tip off, we discuss the rise of sports betting and which businesses stand poised to benefit. Plus, we tip our jester caps to Proctor & Gamble hitting a new all-time high as it enters its 62nd straight year of raising its dividend!
Shares of Tesla slip on slowing sales as a federal judge begins hearings on whether Elon Musk violated a fraud agreement. And Constellation Brands gets a boost from beer as it unloads some wine. Analysts Andy Cross and Emily Flippen discuss those stories and weigh in on Warren Buffett’s next big acquisition.
GameStop shares fall after warning of a loss in the current quarter. Will the company’s 5th CEO in just over a year have the answers? Emily Flippen analyzes the troubled video game retailer, as well as the latest results from Dave & Buster’s. Plus, we discuss the rise of meatless companies, the FDA’s upcoming hearing on legalizing CBD, and more. Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to http://www.Grammarly.com/Fool.
Delta Air Lines raised guidance on next week’s earnings report, which sent shares of all major U.S. airlines higher. Bill Mann analyzes the rationale for the ripple effect and shares the one airline stock he owns. (Hint: It’s not in the U.S.) We discuss Lyft’s suddenly-challenged stock price and the potential effect on Uber’s upcoming IPO. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to talk about cash, as well as our April Fool’s Day episode.
Roman Financial crushes 4th-quarter results sending the stock up 10%. Shares of McCloskey Holdings (aka, “the next Baby Berkshire”) hit an all-time high. Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman analyze the latest founder-led businesses hitting new highs. Plus, we discuss the latest hot IPO and whether investors should jump in now or wait for a pullback. Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to http://www.Grammarly.com/Fool.
Lululemon athletica hits a new all-time high while shares of PVH Corp. (parent company of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger) pop 15%. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker compares the two apparel companies and analyzes the relative valuations of their stocks. Plus, we discuss the latest results from Five Below and dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss long-term shorting. (Tangents include how many weeks are in a year, the Easter bonnet industry, and Opening Day for Major League Baseball.) Hello Monday from LinkedIn https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hello-monday/id1121084031?mt=2
Southwest Airlines cuts its first-quarter forecast due to the grounding of its 737 Max fleet. Tesla’s new chairman defends Elon Musk’s Twitter habit. And Facebook and Google discover the danger in paying bills. Motley Fool analyst Bill Mann discusses those stories and explains the significance of the inverted yield curve.
Bed Bath & Beyond shares pop 25% as activist groups look to clean house. Abi Malin analyzes the role short-selling plays in today’s stock move, as well as how spinoffs could lead to a brighter future for the challenged retailer. Plus, we share our reactions to Apple’s big event and discuss McDonald’s biggest acquisition in 20 years. Hello Monday from LinkedIn https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hello-monday/id1121084031?mt=2
Pinterest filed their S-1. Lyft’s IPO is Friday. And Uber is buying ride-sharing company Careem Networks for $3 billion. Jason Moser analyzes all three unicorns as they prepare for the public markets. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss global payments businesses Klarna and AfterPay Touch, as well as sharing what we’re hoping to see in Apple’s big event.
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