Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Is it the end of the road for the iconic retailer? Analysts Emily Flippen and Matt Argersinger talk about the past, present, and future of Sears and discuss some of the lessons for Amazon and other retailers.
Take a deep breath, folks. Jeff Fischer stops by the studio to add some perspective on the stock market’s volatility and history of downturns. We discuss Square’s bad week being compounded by the news that CFO Sarah Friar is leaving at the end of the year. Plus, Jeff shares some ideas on how investors can decide for themselves whether it’s time to buy or sell.
It’s our 1500th episode! Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger analyze the market’s volatility and look for opportunities among falling stock prices. Sears falls 35% as it prepares for bankruptcy. Starbucks gets a new investor. Snap hits a new low as a leaked memo from the CEO makes headlines. Plus, we take a quick look back at where the market was when we started doing MarketFoolery in January 2011. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
Alphabet shuts down Goole+, its failed social media platform, after the private data of 500,000 users was exposed. Netflix buys ABQ Studios in New Mexico. Jim Mueller analyzes those stories and shares why he’s watching the ripple effect of tariffs this earnings season.
Facebook has unveiled a new device for the home called Portal. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes Facebook’s entry into the home assistant space. “Venom” had a record-breaking opening weekend at the box office. Plus, Bill shares why he’s watching margins this earnings season. (Tangents include the New York Yankees, Halloween candy, and the prospects for another “Apropos Of Nothing” episode. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
The bookseller’s for sale, but with the price 20% higher today than it was yesterday who’s going to buy? Seth Jayson analyzes Barnes & Noble’s quandary, and the latest results from Constellation Brands. Seth shares why companies facing tariffs (e.g., Titan International) are on his radar this upcoming earnings season, and we share the news of our upcoming listener meetup in Denver! Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool. Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.
JC Penney names a new CEO. General Motors and Honda team up on self-driving cars. And China’s largest streaming music service files to go public in the U.S. Analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss these stories and offer some predictions about the future of autonomous vehicles. Thanks to Netsuite! Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Stitch Fix falls 30% on 4th-quarter results, so how bad was it? Bill Mann analyzes the damage and shares why he believes now might be the time to buy. Plus, we discuss Pepsi’s latest quarter, Amazon’s wage increase, Diageo’s new whisky (inspired by “Game Of Thrones”), and Bill’s encounter with a soccer legend. Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool. Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.
General Electric dumps CEO John Flannery after barely a year on the job. Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser analyze the sudden move, as well as Elon Musk’s settlement with the SEC and Facebook’s latest data challenge. Thanks to Netsuite! Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson stops by the studio one last time to share highlights from Howard Marks’ annual letter, Upwork’s impending IPO, and the relative attractiveness of General Motors’ stock. Plus, we engage in a surprisingly heated debate over the only question that truly matters this time of year: What’s the deal with “fun size” candy? Go to www.Harrys.com/Fool to redeem your offer and let them know we sent you to help support the show!
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