Is Wall Street starting to take a breath before reacting to earnings reports? Tim Beyers discusses Roblox shares rising despite (on the surface) a disappointing Q1 report, developer exchange fees, and why The Trade Desk is a company in transition. Also, Asit Sharma and Bill Mann take a closer look at Fiverr International, an online marketplace for freelance services.
The future of the metaverse is murky, even if its present technical challenges are clear. But there may be a few trillion reasons why investors should keep their eyes on this new frontier. Venture capitalist Matthew Ball is author of the upcoming book, “The Metaverse: And How It Will Revolutionize Everything.” Asit Sharma talks with him about the technical challenges in bringing the metaverse to life, a murky future for all involved, and why Nike may have meaningful exposure to the metaverse
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More than 40 years after Margaret Thatcher introduced Right to Buy, the current Prime Minister is considering plans to revamp the scheme. Could it unleash a home buying revolution and help give a much needed boost to the Government, or is it a bad idea rehashing an old scheme? This week, Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost discuss the plans, how it could work and why it may be unleashed in the near future. Would it be unfair to private renters? With ever increasing property prices, would people be able to purchase them? And what are the current Right to Buy rules? It's safe to say that green bonds, launched by National Savings and Investments last year, have been a damp squib. Rates on them are low, and a three-year fix is a relatively niche product. Just how far have they missed the mark and could the rate head higher again to make them more attractive? On the other hand, Premium Bonds continue to be an incredibly popular way to save. The two jackpot winners this month had huge sums held in them – is that the only chance you have of winning a £1million, maxing out the holdings? There are calls to claim your pension credit – nearly one million people are missing out on extra cash and 'the door to more,' by not taking advantage. Could you, or someone you know, benefit? The Bank of England celebrates 25 years of independence – we ask whether New Labour's gamble of making it independent has paid off, just as it hikes base rate to a 13-year high of 1%. Meanwhile, Lee reveals details of a new This is Money columnist signing – businessman Dave Fishwick is ready to take your business and careers questions – find out how you can contact him.
Busy week for investors as the April jobs report came two days after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates a half-percent. Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss pitfalls and potential for stock investors, rocky times for e-commerce companies Etsy, Shopify, and Wayfair, Booking Holdings and Marriott leading the travel industry, AMD defying expectations, Under Armour hitting an 11-year low, and the latest from Zillow, Block, and Starbucks. Plus, at 19 minutes in, Malcolm Ethridge, CFP and host of “The Tech Money Podcast”, weighs in on the Nasdaq selloff and the potential for commercial real estate. He also offers a sneak preview of his upcoming book! Finally, Jason and Ron discuss a new breakfast innovation and share two stocks on their radar: Outset Medical and Domino’s Pizza.
The Nasdaq fell 5%, continuing a rough year for investors. Andy Cross discusses the short-term pain being felt by all investors, including us; Shopify's 1st-quarter results looking similar to Amazon's; Deliverr, the logistics company Shopify just bought for $2.1 billion; and EPAM Systems, the IT services provider that surprised investors with a strong 1st quarter. Plus, Jim Gillies talks with Ricky Mulvey about MTY Food Group, a Canadian food franchisor small cap with potential.
Office Hours: Valuing ETFs, Investing For Kids, and Creating Dividends. Got questions? We've got answers! John Rotonti and Robert Brokamp answer audience questions about investing in ETFs, cash management, measuring risk, and more. Bonus resource - https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/07/16/do-you-have-an-investing-checklist.aspx
The biggest companies in the U.S. markets couldn't stop April being the worst month for the stock market in years. Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss Amazon falling more than 10% after a weak 1st-quarter report, Apple's supply chain outlook, Microsoft delivering strong earnings across its business units, Atlassian's guidance outweighing great 3rd-quarter profits, Pinterest bouncing back from a 52-week low, and the latest from Meta Platforms, Alphabet, and Pinterest. Plus 19 minutes in, CNBC host Becky Quick calls in from the Berkshire-Hathaway annual meeting to discuss Warren Buffett's investing strategies, inflation, the strength of the U.S. economy, and more, and just before the close Emily and Ron share two stocks on their radar: Teladoc Health and Sherwin-Williams.
Comments from Fed Chief Jay Powell on Thursday sent the overall market lower. How should investors think about the impending interest rate hike in May? Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss a challenging immediate future for Netflix, Tesla's record profits in Q1, Elon Musk's progression towards buying Twitter, Papa John's signing a new 3-year deal with board member Shaquille O'Neal, the latest from Gap, Boston Beer Co., and Johnson & Johnson. Meanwhile Matt Argersinger, lead investor for Millionacres, analyzes the current state of housing, why we still have too much office space in the U.S., and areas of real estate investing he likes right now; and Ron and Jason return to answer a listener's voicemail question about Traeger, and share two stocks on their radar: Atlassian and Twilio.
As major airline stocks pop, it's reasonable to ask what the long-term prospects are for shareholders. Jim Gillies discusses American, United, and the other major U.S. carriers, the airline-tangent stock he prefers, AT&T's timing with the spinoff of Warner Media, HBO Max gaining subscribers, and Sleep Number's cash flow being better than its stock price would indicate. Also, just over 19 minutes in, Deidre Woollard talks with Beth Kindig, lead tech analyst for the I/O Fund, about where she's finding opportunities in the recent downturn in tech stocks.
Inflation hit 8.5% in the month of March, the highest since 1981, and signs of demand destruction may be appearing in the used car market. Yasser El-Shimy joins Asit Sharma to discuss why investors are hoping that inflation has peaked, Carmax’s earnings miss and the state of the used car market, and the growing trend of buying homes sight unseen. Plus, 'When are you gonna get me a car?' Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp continue their conversation with Ron Lieber, personal finance columnist for The New York Times and the author of “The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money.”
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