Theranos promised the world a breakthrough in blood-testing technology, until everything came crashing down in early 2018. Alex Gibney, director of the award-winning documentary The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley, discusses Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes’ talent for telling a story.
Walmart delivers big online sales. Target and Williams-Sonoma hit all-time highs. Home Depot and Lowe’s fall on earnings. Amazon gets into the pharmacy business. And Radio Shack returns! Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Intuit, Workday, Goldman Sachs, and Zaxby’s. Plus, Andy and Jason share two investment ideas on their radar: Cerence and Roblox. And Loup Ventures managing partners Gene Munster and Doug Clinton take stock in the future of video games and talk Apple, Google, and Microsoft.
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Disney dominates the film industry, but within the company itself the studios are a smaller fish in a big pond. How much pressure is there for the animated films to generate revenue beyond the box office? Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar and longtime executive at Disney, shares how his teams maintain the balance between commercial output and artistic risk.
Pfizer announces encouraging results from its COVID-19 vaccine. Disney gives investors 73 million reasons for optimism. Beyond Meat reports a surprising loss. Lyft reports a surprising increase in revenue. And DoorDash prepares for an IPO. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Cisco Systems, DraftKings, McDonald’s, and Unity Software. And Ron and Jason share a couple of stocks on their radar: Cloudflare and Titan International. Plus, Motley Fool analyst Emily Flippen talks about what the election outcome means for the cannabis industry.
Investors keep asking if bitcoin is a good investment, but is the digital currency actually, y’know…..money? Charlie Wheelan, author of the best-selling “Naked” series of books (e.g, Naked Economics) shares why bitcoin doesn’t pass the money test.