The Future of Food, EVs in the Spotlight, and 3 Trends To Watch in 2022
KFC launches a Beyond Meat version of its fried chicken in 4,000 restaurants across America. Nikola shares rise on an announced deal to sell 10 trucks (with the possibility of 90 more) to a logistics business. Emily Flippen analyzes those stories, and weighs in on Sony rolling out an electric SUV as it aspires to becoming an automaker. Then Jason Moser discusses three trends for investors to watch this year:
- How Shopify, Etsy, Wayfair, and Lowe’s are approaching their own investments in “the last mile”
- Semiconductors being at the center of global supply chain issues and how businesses like AMD and Marvell Technology are reacting
- Tech behemoths like Apple, Alphabet, and Meta Platforms are preparing for the metaverse, but so are smaller companies like Unity Software
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.
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
At some point in their journey, 90% of the world's goods travel by ship. Ordering something on Amazon may be simple, but getting to your front door is anything but. It's a topic that Christopher Mims, technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal, covers in his book Arriving Today: From Factory to Front Door – Why Everything Has Changed About How and What We Buy.
In this episode producer Ricky Mulvey talks with Mims about his book, covering topics including: - The roots of the microchip shortage - Why Uber had a difficult time disrupting the trucking industry. - What it’s like to work in an Amazon fulfillment center - How to explain the metaverse to your mom
You can follow Christopher Mims on Twitter @mims.
Host: Ricky Mulvey Guest: Christopher Mims Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Dan Boyd
While many wouldn’t go on vacation without a plan, that’s exactly how most people begin their investing journey. Amanda Kish, Financial Planner Specialist, joins Motley Fool co-founder Tom Gardner to discuss how to build a financial plan.
In this episode, they cover: - How to understand yourself as an investor. - The key financial planning steps that new parents should take - How often you need to revisit a financial plan - The times you may want professional financial planning advice, and the parts you can do yourself.
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Host: Tom Gardner Guest: Amanda Kish Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Dan Boyd
Earnings season kicks off with the latest results from JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Citigroup. Take-Two Interactive buys Zynga for $12.7 billion. Elastic's CEO moves to the CTO role. Virgin Galactic needs more money. Meta Platforms shuts down its dating service. Domino's makes changes to deal with inflation. Crocs makes a play for the luxury market. Maria Gallagher and Jason Moser analyze those stories, discuss why they're most curious about upcoming results from Pinterest and Etsy, and share two stocks on their radar: Adyen and Nvidia.
CFP Malcolm Ethridge analyzes what Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell said on Capitol Hill this week and why it matters to investors. Plus, he offers a preview of the 2nd season of "The Tech Money Podcast" and shares why he's keeping an eye on real estate, health care, PayPal, and UnitedHealth Group.
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