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Join host Chris Hill and a team of Motley Fool investment analysts as they cover the day’s top business news and financial headlines, while breaking down the stock market implications for long-term, business-focused investors. Tune in on weekends for the greatest investing classes you never got the chance to take in school and perspectives from special guests helping to shape the future.




Apropos of Something

Chris Hill loves coffee, curiosity, and people. To celebrate his run as the host of Motley Fool Money, Mary Long rounded up a few Fools to talk about what they’ve learned from Chris as an investor, colleague, and friend. They discuss: Companies mentioned: SBUX, V, MA, PYPL, SQ Host: Mary Long Guests: Ron Gross, Steve Broido, Alison Southwick, Bill Mann, Mac Greer, Bill Barker, Jason Moser, Chris Harris, Dan Boyd Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick Engdahl


Big Tech's Banner 2023 Continues

Tech is leading the market higher in 2023, but a few giants are doing the heavy lifting. (00:21) Matt Argersinger and Jason Moser discuss: - Nvidia's AI-fueled earnings report and the company's historic pop. - Intuit's latest results and how proposed IRS free-file software could affect the company. - Zoom's post-pandemic slump - The signs retailers are fixing inventory problems, but high-end merchandise still isn't selling. (19:11) Motley Fool contributor Lou Whiteman talks with former United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz about his approach to turning the airline around, dealing with personal setbacks, and the lessons in leadership from his book “Turnaround Time.” (34:14) Matt and Jason discuss Netflix's $7.99/month solution to password sharing and two stocks on their radar: Salesforce and Invitation Homes. Stocks discussed: NVDA, INTU, ZM, WSM, ULTA, COST, SPG, URBN, GPS, CRM, INVH Host: Dylan Lewis Guests: Jason Moser, Matt Argersinger, Oscar Munoz, Lou Whiteman Engineer: Dan Boyd, Tim Sparks


Nvidia Booms

The graphics processing maker became $200 billion more valuable in a single day. (00:21) Jim Gillies and Ricky Mulvey discuss: - Nvidia’s blockbuster quarter and valuation questions to consider. - The history of tech cycles and lessons for investors. - If Best Buy needs sales growth to reward shareholders. Plus, (16:21) Tim Beyers and Meilin Quinn interview Digital Ocean CEO Yancey Spruill about how the cloud service provider differentiates itself from competitors like Microsoft and Amazon. Companies discussed: NVDA, BBY, QCOM, CSCO, INTC, MSFT, DOCN, AMZN Host: Ricky Mulvey Guests: Jim Gillies, Yancey Spruill, Meilin Quinn, Tim Beyers Engineers: Dan Boyd, Heather Horton Stock Advisor Roundtable podcast:


The Chip War’s Next Chapter

Tech tensions between the U.S. and China continue to heat up. Micron is stuck in the middle and Apple looks to future-proof its supply chain. [00:21] Asit Sharma and Dylan Lewis discuss: China’s ban on Micron chips for companies working on key infrastructure projects. Apple’s multibillion dollar deal with Broadcom and the company’s increased investment in U.S. manufacturing and supply chain. How investors should be looking at the tech hardware companies in their portfolio. [13:57] Deidre Woollard talks with Yanely Espinal, author of "Mind Your Money," about the unique challenges that immigrant families face while saving for retirement and the dangerous appeal of "Buy Now Pay Later." Companies discussed: MU, AAPL, AVGO, BRK Host: Dylan Lewis Guests: Asit Sharma, Deidre Woollard, Yanely Espinal Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Austin Morgan


Is Zoom Still A Growth Stock?

Zoom’s quarter showed that it’s no longer growing at its pre-pandemic levels. Can it move beyond video chat? (0:21) Bill Barker discusses: - Zoom’s growth trajectory - Where Zoom’s revenue might come from next - Are Lowe’s and Home Depot too similar? (14:02) Social Security reform has been back in the news lately. Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp break down the myth-conceptions that surround Social Security. Companies discussed: ZM, MSFT, HD, LOW, DKS, AMZN Host: Deidre Woollard Guests: Bill Barker, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl


The Next Chipotle or the Next Sweetgreen?

Mediterranean restaurant chain Cava has filed for an IPO later this year. Will investors be as satisfied as Cava’s customers? (00:21) Jason Moser discusses: - The growth of Cava and the company’s plans for capital raised during the IPO - How Cava could end up as the next Chipotle (or not) - What another big week of retail earnings portends (12:43) A lot of companies are talking about artificial intelligence on their conference calls this earnings season. Ricky Mulvey talks with Motley Fool analyst Meilin Quinn about a business that may be getting a genuine tailwind from AI. Companies discussed: CMG, SG, COST, LOW, BBY, HD, WMT, TGT, CHGG, DUOL Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Meilin Quinn Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Dan Boyd


AI is Much More than ChatGPT

An artificial intelligence program could soon create a digital version of yourself. So, what are the implications when that’s possible? Rob LoCascio is the founder and CEO of LivePerson, a company that develops conversational commerce and AI software. Ricky Mulvey caught up with LoCascio to discuss: - How artificial intelligence will change how you interact with brands - Starboard Value’s campaign to change LivePerson’s board and CEO - The unlocks that quantum computing could provide tech companies - What natural language processing programs are revealing about interspecies communication Companies mentioned: LPSN, GOOG, GOOGL Host: Ricky Mulvey Guest: Rob LoCascio Engineer: Rick Engdahl Production Assist: Dana Corl


Managing Cash Amid High Inflation

The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates 10 times since 2022. But you probably wouldn’t notice those hikes in a traditional savings account. Dylan Lewis caught up with Robert Brokamp to discuss: - How banks benefit from your inertia, and how that costs you - Ideas for managing cash for the next few weeks, months, and years - Money market funds paying more than 4%, and the caveats to understand before utilizing those accounts - Who can benefit from I Bonds and less-liquid savings vehicles Website mentioned: Host: Dylan Lewis Guest: Robert Brokamp Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick Engdahl


Big Retail, Apple, and the Fight for "Taco Tuesday"

As reports of Apple's next device surfaced, major retailers highlighted the week's earnings. (0:21) Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss: - Walmart's grocery division (once again) doing the heavy lifting in its latest results - Reports that Apple will unveil a $3,000 device at its developer conference in early June - Netflix impressing advertisers and Wall Street - The latest from Home Depot, Target, Foot Locker, and Deere (19:11) Scott Phillips, chief investment officer at Motley Fool Australia, shares the current state of play for investors Down Under, Australian stocks to watch, and predictions for this year's Rugby World Cup. (30:28) Ron and Jason discuss Taco Bell fighting to free the phrase "Taco Tuesday" from its current trademark holder and share two stocks on their radar: Owens Corning and Lowe's. Stocks discussed: WMT, HD, TGT, FL, AAPL, MSFT, DE, NFLX, DIS, TTD, ASX, AMZN, MDB, GOOG, GOOGL, TEAM, TNE, YUM, LOW, OC Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Ron Gross, Scott Phillips Engineer: Dan Boyd, Tim Sparks


TikTok's 1st Ban

Is Montana's move against TikTok a speed bump or the start of a trend? (00:21) Bill Mann discusses: - How Snap, Meta Platforms, and Alphabet are watching the latest act in the TikTok drama - Shares of Bath & Body Works popping 10% on its latest earnings report - Names for scented candles (14:15) As the retail landscape continues to evolve, Motley Fool contributor Rachel Warren talks with Anjee Solanki, Director of Retail Services at Colliers, about one category that's holding its own. Companies discussed: META, GOOG, GOOGL, SNAP, BBWI, DG, ELF, ULTA Host: Chris Hill Guests: Bill Matt, Rachel Warren, Anjee Solanki Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Kyle Carruthers


Short-Seller vs Prize Fighter

What happens when a short-seller collides with an activist investor? (00:21) Bill Barker discusses: - Target's 1st-quarter results beating expectations - CEO Brian Cornell's comments about organized (and violent) retail theft - Retail sales rising in April (11:15) Dylan Lewis and Bill Mann discuss Hindenburg Research's report on Icahn Enterprises, raising questions about the conglomerate's accounting practices and its dividend. Companies discussed: TGT, HD, IEP Host: Chris Hill Guests: Bill Barker, Dylan Lewis, Bill Mann Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd


Buffett's Latest Buys (and Sells)

Late Monday Berkshire-Hathaway filed a 13-F with the SEC, so we're taking a closer look at what they've been buying and selling. (00:21) Jim Gillies discusses: - Home Depot's lackluster 1st-quarter results masking an otherwise strong business - Capital One getting a boost from the Oracle of Omaha - The surprising energy stock the Berkshire Hathaway team took a stake in (19:15) Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp dip into the mailbag to answer your questions about investing, retirement, and more. Companies discussed: HD, BRK.A, BRK.B, COP, USB, BK, TSM, RH, BAC, OXY, AAPL, HPQ, ATVI, VTS Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jim Gillies, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl


Time To Buy Golf Stocks?

Sometimes you need to stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball. (00:21) Jason Moser discusses: - EU regulators approving Microsoft's deal to buy Activision Blizzard (but investors being skeptical) - Peloton recalling more than 2 million exercise bikes - Why he's keeping a close eye on Home Depot's earnings report on Tuesday (13:00) Nick Sciple joins Jason to discuss the business of golf and analyze two publicly-traded golf companies. Companies discussed: MSFT, ATVI, SONY, PTON, HD, WMT, TJX, TGT, MODG, GOLF Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Nick Sciple Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl


Making Cash vs Preserving Money

If you like to tinker with your investments, then it’s tough to beat the market over a long period of time. John M. Jennings is the president of St. Louis Trust & Family Office, a Professor at Washington University’s Olin Business School, and the author of “The Uncertainty Solution: How to Invest with Confidence in the Face of the Unknown.” Deidre Woollard caught up with Jennings to discuss: - Why the improbable happens all the time - 1 key attribute that some of the best-performing stocks have in common - And the business advantage that “fast followers” have over pioneers Companies mentioned: SCHW, TJX, APPL, HUM, SHW Host: Deidre Woollard Guest: John M. Jennings Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Heather Horton


Foolish Advice for College Grads

Congratulations on finishing up college! So what are you going to do now? Mary Long caught up with four Fools to get some actionable advice for new college grads. They discuss: - What to do when you get your first paycheck. - How risk-averse grads can get in the stock market. - Preparing your finances for job hopping. - The difference between being a Rule Breaker and a Bridge Burner. Stocks, ETFs mentioned: SPY, QQQ, BRK.B Host: Mary Long Guests: Ron Gross, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, David Gardner Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Rick Engdahl


Alphabet's Event Serves Notice To Wall St.

At its annual developers conference, Google's parent company reminded everyone how it got to be one of the most dominant businesses in America. (0:21) Matt Argersinger and Andy Cross discuss: - The latest inflation data and the current state of play for investors - Skepticism around the near-term future of Airbnb sending the stock lower - Alphabet shares rising 10% after the company unveiled new devices and AI-enhanced software - The latest from Disney, Roblox,, and PayPal (19:11) Ross Anderson, co-founder of Craftwork Capital and co-host of the "Check Your Balances" podcast, shares the most common question he's getting from clients, advice for college graduates, and the economic data he's watching most closely. (31:50) Matt and Andy answer a mailbag question about portfolio strategy, discuss The Cheesecake Factory's new rewards program, and share two stocks on their radar: A.O. Smith and Deere. Got a question about stocks? Email You can find the "Check Your Balances" show on your favorite podcast app, including Apple Podcasts: Stocks discussed: ABNB, DIS, RBLX, JD, PYPL, GOOG, GOOGL, CAKE, AOS, DE Host: Chris Hill Guests: Matt Argersinger, Andy Cross, Ross Anderson Engineer: Dan Boyd


Money Advice from Moms

Spending, investing, dealing with debt...moms have seen it all. (00:21) Tim Beyers discusses: - Disney shares falling after a lackluster 2nd-quarter report - The fate of Hulu - Why The Trade Desk is an attractive business (with a richly-valued share price) (11:17) Mother's Day is on Sunday! To celebrate, Lysha Fuentes, Jim Mueller, Anand Chokkavelu, and Jim Gillies share money lessons they got from their moms. Got a question about personal finance? Email and your question might get used in next week's mailbag segment! Companies discussed: DIS, CMCSA, TTD Host: Chris Hill Guests: Tim Beyers, Lysha Fuentes, Jim Mueller, Anand Chokkavelu, Jim Gillies Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl


Writers Strike & The Future of Streaming

The last writers strike lasted 100 days. How long will this one last and what will it mean for entertainment businesses? (00:21) Bill Barker discusses: - The latest inflation data putting a smile on Wall Street's face - Pricing data for gasoline and bacon - Axon Enterprise succeeding despite today's stock drop (8:48) What will the writers strike mean for streaming businesses? Dana Corl talks with Vulture television critic Jen Chaney about why the writers are striking and the ripple effects for companies like Netflix and Disney. Companies discussed: AXON, WBD, NFLX, DIS Host: Chris Hill Guests: Bill Barker, Dana Corl, Jen Chaney Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl


Guidance Trumps Results...Again

Sometimes it really doesn't matter if your quarterly profits were higher than Wall Street was expecting. (00:21) Bill Barker discusses: - Shares of PayPal falling close to a 5-year low after guidance for the current quarter was low - How PayPal's CEO search is affecting shareholders - Under Armour's continued struggles and less-than-impressive record of share buybacks (14:40) If college tuition payments are in your future, are you ready? Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp talk with Megan Brinsfield of Motley Fool Wealth Management about different scenarios for paying for college. Companies discussed: PYPL, UA, UAA Host: Chris Hill Guests: Bill Barker, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Megan Brinsfield Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl Motley Fool Wealth Management (“MWFM”) is an SEC registered investment adviser. MWFM, an affiliate of The Motley Fool LLC (“TMF”) is a separate legal entity, and all financial planning and discretionary asset management services for our clients are made independently by the financial planners and asset managers at MFWM. No TMF analysts are involved in the investment decision making or daily operations of MFWM. MFWM does not attempt to track any TMF services. All investments involve risk, including loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Certain statements may be deemed forward-looking. There is not guarantee that these projections or forward-looking statements will come to fruition. This discussion is for informational and illustrative purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice or recommendations.


Buffett on Apple, Banks, and Value Investing

When Warren Buffett speaks, investors and Wall Street tend to listen. (00:21) Jason Moser discusses: - Berkshire Hathaway's 1st-quarter results and highlights from the annual meeting - Buffett's comments about Apple and the banking industry - Charlie Munger's warning about over-diversification (9:51) In a segment that originated in the Motley Fool Live videostream, Jim Gillies shares observations from his trip to Omaha for the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting with Nick Sciple and Deidre Woollard. The three discuss whether value investing is actually harder for Buffett and Munger than it is for average investors. Companies discussed: BRK.A, BRK.B, AAPL, TSE: HCG Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Nick Sciple, Jim Gillies, Deidre Woollard Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd