Alison explains hipster antitrust and wonders how we should feel as investors and consumers, Bro shares the five rules for the Roth five-year rules, listener David asks how to choose what to sell under the 4% Rule.
Apple loosens its rules for app developers. Peloton stumbles on slowing growth. Best Buy and Williams-Sonoma report big earnings. And Dick’s Sporting Goods hits a new high. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Autodesk, Bill.com, and Elastic. Plus, they share two stocks on their radar: Traeger and The Glimpse Group. Plus, Matt Argersinger, lead advisor of Millionacres, a Motley Fool investing service, discusses red-hot REITs, Amazon’s department stores, and the impacts of COVID-19 on commercial real estate.
James Cameron-Wilson analyses the latest UK box office, with Free Guy still #1. At #6 is GI Joe spin-off Snake Eyes with Henry Golding. Sci-fi action film noir Reminiscence with Hugh Jackman only limps in at #11 a film so dire that, for the first time ever, James overheard somebody asking for their money back! As DVD of the week, he recommends the Oscar-winning The Father with Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman with excellent bonus material. And he also likes Netflix's Beckett, a thriller with John David Washington.
Share Radio's technology editor mourns the loss of Peter Corby, inventor not just of the eponymous trouser press but rather more. He looks at Amazon's decision to open physical department stores, Elon Musk's announcement of the Tesla Bot, a crowdfunded "smart" ukulele, why the world's fastest rollercoaster is breaking bones and the British battery researchers who are hoping to make solid-state batteries for cars. He also laments the real-world problems trying to use an electric hire car in France.
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University gives his reflections on the West's withdrawal from Afghanistan, contrasting it to the previous Soviet withdrawal and pointing out how the Taliban has changed over two decades. He looks at the "ground truth" behind food shortages and gaps on the shelves, asking what can be done to ameliorate the situation. And he highlights an article that might set the cat among the pigeons, claiming that the pandemic-induced slump is in fact part of a 20-year financial crisis.
This episode uses the childhood experience of watching Star Trek and the Enterprise crew in order to resolve the challenge of gaining weight as a coping strategy: where it's used as a defence mechanism to deal with issues such as childhood trauma.
Will Amazon’s department stores be a hit with shoppers? Who is the next CEO to announce retirement? What’s the next big trend in alcohol sales? Maria Gallagher and Jason Moser tackle those questions, as well as the latest earnings from Walmart, Target, Lowe’s Home Depot, Foot Locker, Nvidia, Farfetch, and Robinhood. Plus, they discuss Chipotle’s newest menu item, share 11 stock ideas for the return of weddings and two stocks on their radar: Roblox and Elastic.
Back to vault! In this episode, then-CFO of The Motley Fool (now Managing Director of Motley Fool Ventures), Ollen Douglass, joined us to share his advice for how to negotiate your bills (and more!). Alison was mean to a vegan for no good reason while Dayana Yochim shared etiquette for splitting the dinner tab.
As Britain's streets are filled with drivers whizzing deliveries around, there's a new top scam in town. Parcel and package delivery scams are the most common type of 'smishing' text messages, a report said this week. Fraudsters are sneaking into people's text messages, pretending to be couriers that missed you while you were out, or need to arrange or rearrange a delivery. Click the link and you could end up being scammed. This is being enabled by the wave of online deliveries in the pandemic, as online shopping stepped up a number of gears, and the somewhat chaotic way some drivers are delivering those parcels: who doesn't recognise the 'leave it on the doorstep and run away tactic'? Lee Boyce, Georgie Frost and Simon Lambert look at what uou can do to avoid falling victim, what are the risks if you do, and can we do anything about the rise in fraud? Also, its squeaky bum time for the triple lock. Wages are officially up 8.8% and the reference month for pension increases is rapidly approaching, so what will Chancellor Rishi Sunak do? Will a bumper increase for the state pension arrive, or the breaking of a manifesto pledge? Plus, the 'blink and you'll miss it' mortgages, as top rates hang around for a very limited time - and the chip shortage that means people are struggling to buy new cars and sending the price of used ones soaring. And finally, is the current account battle back on? As Nationwide bungs people £100 to sign up, the team take a look.
James Cameron-Wilson tries to make sense of a box office that has risen even though all the existing big movies have seen their takes collapse. Riding high at #1 is Disney's Free Guy with Ryan Reynolds, a film packing cinemagoers in despite little advance buzz. James found it smart and original but was less impressed by the spy thriller The Courier with Benedict Cumberbatch which debuted at #8. On DVD, as well as seeing his earlier recommendation Antebellum again, he also proposes watching 1959's Tiger Bay, the first film to star Hayley Mills.