Happy new year, happy new lockdown. 2021 has seen off 2020, but schools and large chunks of the economy have shut down again and people have been ordered to stay at home, as across the UK the nations adopt their own version of lockdown. It’s probably been the gloomiest start to a year for as long as many can remember and a tough winter for people, businesses and the economy lies ahead. So what happened? The UK stock market jumped, of course. Contrary as this may seem, there is some logic to investors buying into the hope that better times lie ahead. We have Covid-19 vaccines being rolled out that will hopefully make this national lockdown the last people have to endure – and we also have a Brexit deal. On this week’s podcast, Georgie Frost, Lee Boyce and Simon Lambert look at what the fresh lockdown means for the economy and why investors are choosing to look straight through it and develop a new appetite for buying British. Are UK shares undervalued and a great opportunity for 2021 and beyond – and will a strong consumer rebound once the economy is reopened prove the catalyst the FTSE needs? The team also discuss the potential implications of the Brexit deal for people’s finances and businesses. Meanwhile, the FTSE 100’s gains may have been substantial for a week on the stock market, but they are nothing compared to bitcoin’s continuing rise. The cryptocurrency cracked $40,000 this week: what’s going on, are people making real money out of this, and is there any idea what could happen next? Also, on this week’s podcast, the team talk moving home and getting your property looking attractive for a sale and with everyone stuck at home again, how to improve your wifi.
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: The business world reacts to the insurrection at the United States Capitol Building; Bezos, Buffet, and Dimon pull the plug on health venture Haven; Teledyne Technologies and FLIR Systems team up in an $8 billion merger; Bed Bath & Beyond tumbles on earnings; Constellation Brands rises on earnings; Fintech start-up SoFi prepares to go public via a SPAC; Qualcomm’s CEO retires; Starbucks’ CFO steps down; And Roku buys the Quibi catalog. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on Burger King’s rebranding and Chipotle’s cauliflower rice. And Ron and Jason share two stocks on their radar: Beam Therapeutics and Itron. Plus, Wall Street Journal Senior Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern talks CES, Facebook, Twitter, and weird tech.
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's show, Bro reminds us of how living a healthy life increases your chances of a living a wealthy life. And with the help of Jason Moser, the team will explore how you can also grow your wealth by investing in companies that are trying to make us all healthier with a few fitness-related stocks to watch.
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Why should investors be watching 5G, financials, healthcare, and industrials in 2021? Why do Cloudflare and Docusign have big upside potential? Will Berkshire Hathaway, Etsy, and NBC’s Peacock surprise investors in 2021? Will Roblox score a big IPO? Are Marriott International and Match Group poised for a comeback? And how will the cannabis industry fare in the new year? Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser tackle those questions and make some reckless predictions about 2021. And our analysts discuss Airbnb, Cerence, Discord, Live Events, Nikola, nCino, Peloton, and Quidel.
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: In 2020, Zoom Video grew from 10 million daily meeting participants to 300 million daily meeting participants. How has Zoom managed to scale? How will Zoom maintain its culture? What’s it like when your company becomes a verb? Motley Fool senior analyst Bill Mann explores those questions with Zoom Chief People Officer Lynne Oldham. One of 2020’s most successful IPOs was insurance company Lemonade. Motley Fool CEO Tom Gardner and Motley Fool contributor Asit Sharma talk with Lemonade co-founder and CEO Daniel Schreiber about disruption, data, and the future of insurance.
Making predictions can be a mug’s game and never has that proved more true than for any made at the start of 2020. It’s been an astonishing year, when the lives and freedoms we took for granted were dramatically disrupted – and one where ordering people to stay at home triggered the biggest economic crash in the UK since the Great Frost of 1709. While looking forward to what might happen in 2020 will have proved fruitless, looking back certainly provides a few things to talk about. On this week’s podcast, Georgie Frost, Lee Boyce and Simon Lambert look back over 2020 and by popular podcast listener demand combine it with the return of a socially-distanced Zoom Christmas taste test. The team look at the low points, the high points and the bits in the middle of the year that has passed so far – and probably still has more to give. From the economic nosedive, to the flirtation with negative rates and the stock market and housing market’s surprising buoyancy, they pick through the main issues. And they look for the stories that provided some light relief, including Britain’s unlikely pandemic spending spree and hot tub boom.
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's show, 2020 is almost over, but not before our final mailbag of the year. Buck Hartzell joins the teams to answer your questions about owning company stock, investing for kids, emergency accounts, and so much more. Grab a nog, put your feet by the fire, and get yourself some Answers, Fool!
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Teladoc and Livongo join forces in a mega-merger; Airbnb, DoorDash, and Snowflake headline a red-hot IPO market; Jose Andres and Jack Dorsey set a high bar for benevolence; Medtronic shares its design for ventilators with the world; Disney makes a successful pivot to streaming video; And DraftKings and Rollins score big returns for investors. Host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss some of the year’s top stories and explain why Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, and Zoom CEO Eric Yuan get their votes for CEOs of the year. We talk about some of the year’s more questionable investments, including Lululemon’s purchase of Mirror and Viagogo’s purchase of StubHub. We reflect on two of the year’s big surprises: Bed Bath & Beyond and Cloudflare. And Jason and Ron share two stocks on their radar: Alarm.com and Editas Medicine. Plus, Motley Fool cofounder and CEO Tom Gardner talks with Appian founder and CEO Matt Calkins about the big business of low-code software.
Is buy now, pay later the demon it’s made out to be? Klarna, Laybuy and the rest of the delayed spending crew are coming in for lots of scrutiny at the moment. Shoppers love them and shops pay them, but there are concerns on over-spending and the cost of not meeting payments. Yet, surely spreading the cost of a purchase interest-free is a sensible financial move? On this week’s podcast, Georgie Frost, Lee Boyce and Simon Lambert discuss the rise of the buy now, pay later firms, how they work, how they make their money on interest-free credit, and why there are worries over what on the surface looks like a great deal. On the topic of shopping, the team also talk trying to avoid Amazoning everything this Christmas – and where to turn to get things from local shops with convenience. Also, the team looks at why the Bank of England held interest rates even as more tiers pain descended on Britain, the website that matches start-up ideas and the people who can do the work and finally Grace Gausden joins the show to discuss her Grace on the Case consumer column.