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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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Oct 11, 2017

It’s back to basics today as we revisit some of the most important tenets of Rule Breaker Investing. If you’re well steeped in Foolishness, these truths may indeed seem self-evident, but to much of the investing world, they’re still wildly contrarian. Hint: you might want to share this episode with someone who doesn’t get it yet!

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Oct 4, 2017

Today we have the privilege of interviewing the expert on expertise, Anders Ericsson. In his book, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, Anders and his collaborator, Robert Pool, introduce a powerful approach to learning through "deliberate practice" — a concept that has been popularized as the "10,000 hour" rule. But we move beyond the shorthand and discover how to harness the full potential of human performance.

Sep 27, 2017

Summer is over, kids are at school, and the Tar Heels just lost to Duke. It must be September, and time for another RBI mailbag! Today we cover trusting kids with an inheritance, how to avoid missing the boat on Motley Fool stock recommendations, learning while we’re earning, and much more.

Sep 20, 2017

Last week David highlighted 5 great stocks that you've probably never heard of. A few days later, one of those stocks announced a buyout offer from Northrop Grumman, leading to a 20% pop in a day! What can we learn from this good fortune? Join us for some inductive reasoning and a little boardgaming to find out how to spot a likely buyout candidate.

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Sep 13, 2017

Not every great investment comes in the form of a big company that consumers everywhere know and love. And while we usually like companies with a prominent brand, there is also opportunity in obscurity. Today David digs deep into his Supernova Universe of stock recommendations to bring you 5 hidden gems with very promising prospects.

Sep 6, 2017

It wouldn’t be the Rule Breakers Investing show if we didn’t spend some time talking stocks. Today we go back and review David’s picks from September 2015’s “5 Stocks for the Next 5 Years” episode, as well as last September’s “5 Low-Risk Stocks for the Next Year.” How do these picks measure up to the big bull market? Strap in for some highs, some lows, and a healthy dose of alpha.

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Aug 30, 2017

“Invest me in my motley; give me leave to speak my mind, and I will through and through.” — As You Like It, Act 2 Scene 7

Today we give David leave to speak his mind on a rich bag of email correspondence. And from discounted cash flow analysis to turfgrass management, from index funds to cryptocurrency, this colorful patchwork of questions is as motley as they come!

Aug 23, 2017

Way back in 1996, we released the first edition of The Motley Fool Investment Guide. Our aim then, as it is now, was to educate, amuse and enrich individual investors, and to show how anyone can take control of their own finances. Today we’re announcing a brand new, completely revised edition for 2017 and beyond. Who is it for? Where should you position your dollars today? Why is a book better than the internet? All that and more on today’s show!

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Aug 16, 2017

Today we go back to the bottomless well of great quotations. Whether touching on culture, games, brand, or indeed investing, we like to keep this podcast Motley! These 5 quotes (plus a few) will leave you with new thoughts and new perspectives to take with you on your Foolish journey.

Aug 9, 2017

Today David picks up the long, skinny, game show microphone to play host in our first ever Market Cap Game! Contestant and special guest, Matt Argersinger will compete against you, dear listener. Your prize for winning will be bragging rights and free use of the #IBeatMatt hashtag on Twitter!

Aug 2, 2017

 Make your organization’s corporate culture more engaging, rewarding, happier, more productive… more Foolish! David welcomes back return guests Kara Chambers and Lee Burbage.

Jul 26, 2017

What is Amazon-safe? Is there an Amazon killer? Why does the market go up over time? And hey, did I just hear NFLX pop a hundred-bagger? The end of the month brings us to the RBI mailbag episode, where David gives his irreverent take on these questions and more.

Jul 19, 2017

This week David offers a new take on the term “story stocks.” He and a few of his fellow Fools share some of their favorite stock stories. Some will make you laugh, some cry, and all are Motley.

Jul 12, 2017

It’s been just over a year since Britain decided to leave the European Union and David made five Brexit-inspired stock picks. While those were meant as long-term picks (3 years at least), it’s fun to check on their progress. The FTSE 100 (or Footsie) is up since then. How we doin’?

Jul 5, 2017

David interviews McKenna Haase, a 20-year-old student, race car driver, entrepreneur, and Rule Breaking investor. They discuss how she started racing, what it is like to be one of the only females in her sport, and how she balances racing, school, and her two companies. Plus McKenna shares some of her favorite stock picks and investing heroes.

Jun 28, 2017

It's the end of June and you've outdone yourselves again! Our mailbag is full and we've got a packed show. Today David tackles how to build a new portfolio from scratch, considers whether to sell or add to losers, and attempts to solve an ancient, riddle that left Plato pondering. All that and more on this week's mailbag. Thanks to Harry's for supporting The Motley Fool. Get your Free Trial — go to Harrys.com/fool

Jun 21, 2017

Let's face it, the stock market has been a raging bull for a long time now. It can't go on forever, right? It might even crash, and hard! So, what's a Rule Breaker to do? Pick 5 stocks that are hitting all-time highs, of course! Because great companies are worth owning. Because today's highs will be tomorrow's memories. And, well, because that's just the way we roll.

Jun 16, 2017

By now you have heard the news of the shooting at a Congressional baseball practice here in Alexandria, just a few blocks from us here at Fool HQ. In response, David urges us to maintain independent thinking, civility, a motley influence, and the humility that is the core of Foolishness.

Jun 14, 2017

Are you concerned by the “market drop” we experienced over the last few days? If you’re a Rule Breaking Investor, chances are it hit you pretty hard, and that can be painful. But if you’re a Rule Breaking Investor, chances are you’re also going to be holding some of the best companies for a decade or more, and that is sure to cheer you up. As David has said before, and will say again, “Stocks always go down faster than they go up, but they always go up more than they go down.”

Jun 7, 2017

You may not yet be familiar with Zack Kanter, but the self-described entrepreneur, speaker, futurist, writer, amateur chef, and all-around nerd is someone you should get to know if you’re curious about the future. Today Zack is here to talk with David about why Ford and Geico should fear the autonomous car, how an entrepreneur like you could improve the news, and Amazon’s path to becoming the world’s most valuable company.

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May 31, 2017

It is the last day of the month, which means, as always, it’s mailbag time! Today David looks at the Great Man Theory vs. the Cultural View of investing, whether to invest a little bit at a time or in big lump sums, and why the market’s P/E ratio shouldn’t guide your investing decisions. Plus, another misattributed quote and quite possibly a dirty joke!

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May 24, 2017

The sun is settling in, the pool is almost open, grills are heating up... That’s right: ‘tis the season for graduation speeches! Any day now, successful alumni will be returning to their alma maters to dole out optimism and advice to bright-eyed, graduating seniors. One such speech from back in 1995 is worth revisiting, and today David does just that with special guest, Guy Kawasaki. Join us as we look ahead from the past in this, our 100th episode! Thanks to Harry’s for supporting The Motley Fool. Get your Free Trial Set – go to Harrys.com/fool.

May 17, 2017

When Warren Buffet was asked on CNBC why he still isn’t buying Amazon – a company he greatly admires – he quipped, “Stupidity.” But why should the greatest investor of our time regret sitting out on a single company that sits outside the framework of his self-ascribed circle of competence? Buffett doesn’t need to be a Rule Breaker. That’s for you and me, fellow Fools!

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May 10, 2017

Nick Epley is a social psychologist and the author of "Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want." Today David speaks with Nick about the errors we make when we try to understand each other, why we fail at The Newlywed Game, and the dangers of anthropomorphizing stocks.

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May 3, 2017

This time last year, David picked “5 Winners in a Thinking World,” highlighting 5 companies for the Information Age (or is it the Internet Age?). As always, these were meant as long-term picks (3 years at least), but today we’re checking in to see how they’ve doing in year one. Did you buy shares? Are you doing a happy-dance?

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