Halfway through 2022 it's time for investors to see where we've been and what to look for in the 2nd half of the year. Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss investing headlines for the 1st half of the year, early frontrunners for "CEO of the Year", who needs a stronger 2nd half of 2022, and three stocks poised for upside. Also, we're dipping into the vault for one of our favourite conversations. Recorded in front of a live audience, best-selling author David Epstein discusses Tiger Woods, predictors of success in the business world, and other takeaways from his book 'Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World'. Stocks discussed on the show: PFE, TTD, SBUX, TWTR, TGT, DIS, NFLX, DOCU, ADBE, MSFT, ZM, MAR, ABNB, UBER. Host - Chris Hill;
Guests - Jason Moser, Ron Gross, David Epstein
Corruption is a trillion-dollar drag for investors. So why doesn’t it get more attention? Oliver Bullough is the author of “Butler to the World: How Britain Helps the World's Worst People Launder Money, Commit Crimes, and Get Away with Anything.” He joined Bill Mann, Maria Gallagher, and John Rotonti to discuss the “easy” process of money laundering, a look inside the business of corruption, and super yachts, volcanic islands, and opaque legal structures. Hosts - Bill Mann, Maria Gallagher, John Rotonti; Guest - Oliver Bullough
Most restaurant businesses operate in a single category, but not Darden Restaurants. Jason Moser discusses Olive Garden driving the bulk of revenue, a comeback by Darden's fine dining segment, capital decisions that we like (dividend increase!) and don't like (share buyback plan), and Rite Aid's stock pop and raised guidance still not being enough to get us interested in buying shares. Plus, at 14:41 minutes in and with shares down nearly 70% over the past year, is Zoom Video a screaming buy or past its prime? Jason Hall and Ryan Henderson debate bull vs. bear! Stocks discussed - DRI, RAD, CVS, WBA, ZM, MSFT; Host - Chris Hill; Guests - Jason Moser, Jason Hall, Ryan Henderson
We’ve got a lot of space. And a whole lot of it is unused in office buildings, city centers, and shopping malls. We also need a lot of space for multifamily housing, data centers, and warehouses. Is there some opportunity in the middle for investors? Deidre Woollard and Matt Argersinger discuss the complexities in transforming an office building into apartments, commercial real estate trends catching their attention, and ideas for investors who like dividends. Stocks/REITs mentioned - BX, AMZN, HHC, PLD, SRG, STAG, DRE, ARE, MAA, VICI, EPR; Host - Deidre Woollard; Guest - Matt Argersinger
The Fed raises interest rates as the S&P 500 heads for its worst week since March 2020. Ron Gross and Maria Gallagher discuss stocks rallying on Wednesday afternoon only to fall on Thursday, Adobe's latest results being outweighed by guidance, Roku's new partnership with Walmart, winners and losers from the trend of people returning to restaurants and the latest from Kroger, Oracle, and Chewy. Meanwhile senior analyst Auri Hughes and CEO Tom Gardner talk with Rimini CEO Seth Ravin about his company's unique opportunity and its legal battle with Oracle and Maria and Ron share two stocks on their radar: Rover Group and Sportradar Group. Stocks discussed on the show: KR, ADBE, NFLX, ROKU, WMT, YELP, DASH, KO, PEP, ORCL, CHWY, RMNI, ROVR, SRAD; Host - Chris Hill; Guests - Maria Gallagher, Ron Gross, Auri Hughes, Tom Gardner, Seth Ravin
Maria Gallagher, Ron Gross, Auri Hughes, Tom Gardner, Seth Ravin
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates three-quarters of a percent, the biggest hike since 1994. Ron Gross discusses the positive reaction in the stock market, prospects for much lower inflation in 2023, borrowing costs going higher and expectations for more rate hikes later this year. Plus, Asit Sharma talks with Pubmatic CEO Rajeev Goel about why his company is becoming more predictably profitable, and the growing opportunity in connected TV. Stocks discussed: PUBM, PG, WPP; Host - Chris Hill; Guests - Ron Gross, Asit Sharma, Rajeev Goel.
Inflation hits a 40-year high. We know the effect on consumers, but what about investors? Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss DocuSign's 25% drop, Target's bold moves, Stitch Fix continuing to struggle, Vail Resorts benefitting from relaxed Covid restrictions, the latest from Campbell Soup, Netflix, Amazon, and more. Plus, Matt Argersinger, lead investor for Millionacres, discusses the current state of the housing market, how a potential recession may affect real estate, and his interest in an alternative asset class: vintage comic books. Meanwhile Emily and Ron share two stocks on their radar: Bilibili and Airbnb. Stocks discussed on the show: DOCU, MSFT, TGT, SFIX, MTN, CPB, NFLX, ROKU, AMZN, SHOP, GOOG, GOOGL, DIS, EBAY, BILI, ABNB; Host: Chris Hill; Guests: Emily Flippen, Ron Gross, Matt Argersinger
SEC chairman Gary Gensler outlined rule changes to require trading firms to compete directly to execute trades from individual investors. Andy Cross discusses why payment-for-order-flow (PFOF) is going to be a big topic this summer, potential threats to Robinhood's business model, Five Below's recent (and uncharacteristic) struggles, and takeaways from Spotify's investor day event, including a push into audiobooks. Plus, Deidre Woollard continues her conversation with Jason Hall about homebuilders, including key metrics to watch and a few stock ideas. Stocks discussed: HOOD, FIVE, DLTR, DG, WMT, SPOT, AMZN, AAPL, MTH, LGIH, NVR; Host: Chris Hill; Guests: Andy Cross, Deidre Woollard, Jason Hall.
After 14 years at Chief Operating Officer at Meta Platforms Sheryl Sandberg is stepping down in the fall. Asit Sharma discusses Sandberg's leadership in growing revenue and defending the company in public and how the company's pivot to the metaverse most likely contributes to her departure. Also - Chewy's strong 1st-quarter profits against albeit modest expectations, why the pet retailer needs to focus on getting fulfillment and infrastructure right, and the numbers behind Chewy's customers spending more each year. Plus, Tim Beyers talks with Cameron Deatsch, Chief Revenue Officer at Atlassian, about the software company's humble origin and its cloud transition that could be worth billions.
Stocks discussed: FB, CHWY, TEAM, MNDY, ASAN, AMZN
Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Asit Sharma, Tim Beyers, Cameron Deatsch
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Spencer Daniel
Women have different challenges in investing, including a wage gap and longer life expectancies. We’ve got two conversations addressing some of those challenges. Deidre Woollard talks with Sallie Krawcheck, co-founder and CEO of Ellevest (a bank and robo-advisor specifically designed for women) about how she’s helping more women invest and a lesser-known savings tool for investors who want to give back. And 18:39 minutes in, Dana Corl Kasarda talks with Kathryn Tuggle, co-author of the new book “How to Money”, about some of the positive ways that stereotypes are changing for women and investing.
Hosts: Deidre Woollard, Dana Corl Kasarda
Guests: Sallie Krawcheck, Kathryn Tuggle
Producer: Ricky Mulvey
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Brandon Gentry, Spencer Daniel
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