Rule Breaker Investing

Rule Breaker Investing

David Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool, is among the most respected and trusted sources on investing. As a best-selling author, hugely successful stock picker, and financial authority, David has led The Motley Fool’s growth into a worldwide investment and financial advisory services company. Each week David shares his insights into today's most innovative and disruptive publicly traded companies -- and how to profit from them by following his signature “Rule Breaker Investing” principles.

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February 14, 2024 35 mins

Does cost equal quality? Can your smart watch make you even smarter? And where on Earth is rule.breaker.investing? You're about to be smarter, happier, and richer, Fool! Time for some tips, tricks, and lifehacks.

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

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Stocks, bonds, ETFs, real estate, crypto, art... Wait, what? Art? Is that a thing that you can invest in? There are always more rules to break, Fool! Today we're here to explore the world of art investing. Is it our area of expertise? No. Do we have guests who can teach us where to begin and guide us along the way? You bet! There's wine and cheese in the corner; take a look around and be sure to ask about the context.

Host: David G...

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January 31, 2024 31 mins

Do you own the Magnificent 7? Do you remember FAANG stocks? Do these arbitrary groupings matter? Only if you keep score, as one listener reminds us! Yes, it's the mailbag time of the month again, where we hear from you about what you've learned, what you're teaching, and what you're looking forward to.

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

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High risk? Low risk? MEDIUM risk? What does that even mean? And what the heck is risk anyway? Today, we define risk Foolishly and revisit our risk ratings, a system to quantify the long-term risk your companies may face.

Companies Discussed: KNSL, CHWY

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Emily Flippen, Andy Cross
Producer: Rick Engdahl

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January 17, 2024 50 mins

As Mark Twain once said, "History never repeats itself, but the Kaleidoscopic combinations of the pictured present often seem to be constructed out of the broken fragments of antique legends." Or something like that. In any case, we're here today not just to repeat lessons from the past, but to reflect on them anew, and fit them into our view of the present and more importantly, the future.

Stocks Mentioned: NVDA, DIS, AMZN, TSLA, ...

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January 10, 2024 54 mins

We're here to make you smarter, happier, and richer, and today we're focusing on the smart part. Or that's the aim anyway. You keep score and let us know how we're doing, as our all-star cast tries to help you understand some common and not-so-common investing terms. Do you know them? It's lingo-bingo so prepare to be delighted!

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Matt Argersinger, Bill Barker, Jim Mueller
Producer: Rick Engdahl

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January 3, 2024 46 mins

Remember when Motley Fool newsletters were printed on paper and sent not to your inbox but to your mailbox? If so, thank you! You've been with us for a long time. If not, you may have missed out on some great stock returns (though we believe future returns will be just as great). And you might have missed out on some great stories and lessons, printed on page one of those old paper newsletters. This is the series where we bring the...

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December 27, 2023 29 mins

Another month gone by, indeed another year gone by! We're here to wrap it up in a bow with our final mailbag of 2023. The Market has been kind this year, and we've been rewarded for staying invested. But we're not here to dwell on the past, after all it's the future that matters most. So whether you're wearing a black tie, your best dress, or goofy 2024 sunglasses, have a Happy New Year and we'll see you on the other side!

Host: Da...

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December 20, 2023 68 mins

A company with a $50 price per share might have a million shares outstanding or a billion shares outstanding. And unless you know both numbers, you don't know the price tag of the stock you're about to buy. It's market cap time once again, and we're here to have some fun talking about the true value of companies that the Motley Fool recommends. 

Companies Discussed: VRNS, CLNE, NFLX, DPZ, ALGN, DHR, SHOP, RGEN, BR, INTU

Host: David...

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December 13, 2023 92 mins

Cue the orchestra! It's time for the Besties! This is a celebration of the year that was, and a shout out to 10 of our favorite episodes of 2023. We've got guest stars, cameos, and a song-and-dance number that will leave you speechless. Oh wait, sorry, we had to cut the dance—these award shows are always running long.

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Arthur Brooks, Elizabeth Hargrave, Jordan Ellenberg, Mahan Tavakoli, Thi Nguyen, Warren...

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December 6, 2023 53 mins

We're well into the gift-buying season, so it's time for the annual games podcast! This time we have some classic games (06:00), some casual games (18:55), some strategy games (36:01), and a bonus list of game expansions (46:32). It's all about the happy today, so shuffle your cards, rattle your dice, and and get ready to drop some tiles!

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

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Can November really be over already? It's that time again Fools, and you've packed the mailbag full this time. From silly to serious, softballs and hardballs, we're here to answer your questions. Plus, it's time for a final review of 5 Stocks that will Press On (10:59). Will the 5-stock sampler make it to Foolhalla in one piece?

Stocks Discussed: ZBRA, ODFL, CNI, CRUS, ECL

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Andy Cross, Jennifer Gennaro Ox...

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November 22, 2023 49 mins

What do you have to be grateful for? That's not a rhetorical question — this is the season for letting people know! Say it out loud! Tweet it! X it! Post it! Or in our case, podcast it! We are truly grateful for you, the Fools around the world who listen, learn, and share with us on this journey of investing, business, and life. Thank you!

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

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November 15, 2023 47 mins

We live in a global society, with global conflicts, aspirations, and opportunities. And so today we're seeking words of wisdom and Foolishness from around the world, finding perspective and a bit of rational optimism for a better future. Progress may not be a straight line, but over time it goes up and to the right!

Companies Mentioned: SBUX, META, TSLA, AAPL, NFLX

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

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November 8, 2023 36 mins

Should the Motley Fool file a class action lawsuit against... class action lawsuits? Why do people think in just two dimensions when our world has three? Can you pronounce the name of your best performing stock properly? It's that time of year again; we're getting petty and pedantic. Ok?

Host: David Garner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

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Even if you don't play games, you know what they're about, right? Wars, power, control, money... dudes on a map trying to take over the world! But what if a game was about birds? Butterflies? Mushrooms? Today we talk with Elizabeth Hargrave, one of today's most successful game designers, responsible for the instant-classic, Wingspan. Bringing a feminine aesthetic, along with a formidable business acumen, she is advancing the game i...

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It's time for our monthly mailbag! From the U.S. to Germany and back again this month we’re talking investing, business and life. We look at how the Good Guys not only outnumber the bad in the world but also economically outperform the bad actors. We discuss the importance of Owning our Outcomes and the only 4 acceptable answers for West Point first years.
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The spooky season is upon us, and it doesn't stop with the ghosts and ghouls at your doorstep! The world is full of scary stories, but if you take heed of Robert Brokamp's warnings, you just might survive the financial apocalypse.

  • (07:13) Switcheroo with the Vampire
  • (13:41) The Trade is Coming from within the House
  • (17:51) Dial "M" for my Money is All Gone
  • (25:09) The Ex-IRS-ist
  • (33:09) Invasion of the Money-Snatchers
  • (40:34) ...
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Ah, the eternal verities! Some things never change. But that doesn't mean we don't need to revisit them from time to time. Whether you've been with us from the beginning or have joined us in the last few years, it's important to review the things that we value most as Rule Breaker Investors. 

Stocks Mentioned: GOOG, AMZN, NFLX, HUBS, TSLA, MELI

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

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October 4, 2023 81 mins

Does character always win? In business, investing, and life? What is character anyway? Can we measure it? Manage it? Improve it? These are just a few questions that we address with Dr. Edward Brooks, Executive Director of the Oxford Character Project, as we dive into the long-term benefits of being virtuous. 

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Ed Brooks
Producer: Rick Engdahl

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