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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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Nov 22, 2017

Time or money? Talent or luck? Smart or good-looking? Ever since you were a kid you’ve had to make tradeoffs. But what if you could have it all? What if the answer to either/or is…and? Today we give you 5 stock picks for the next 3 years that eliminate false choices and give you cake both to have and to eat.

Nov 15, 2017

It's that special time of year when we all gather around the family dinner table, join hands, and... rant! That's right, it's time to do some pet peeves, so don’t be defensive, don't bail, and let's go change the world!

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Nov 8, 2017

Once again David taps his inner-Trebek, adopting that slightly smug, patronizing affectation that only comes by having all the answers in your pocket. It’s the Market Cap Game Show! It’s you against returning champion, Matt Argersinger. Can you win the coveted #IBeatMatt bragging rights? But first, we check in on “5 Lesser-Known Rule Breakers” that David picked two years ago.

Nov 1, 2017

Don’t Mess With Texas! You’ve seen the bumper sticker on countless pickup trucks, but did you know it began as an anti-littering campaign? Meet Roy Spence, an extraordinary marketing genius and the leading advocate for purpose-driven business. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll learn why businesses that have a purpose beyond making money will make more money. And you’ll probably want to buy his hot sauce. Don’t do mild!

Oct 25, 2017

This month’s mailbag kicks off with some original poetry and wraps up with a serendipitous plug for next month’s interview. In-between, we’ll hear from our resident tax expert, follow-up on your blockchain and Bitcoin questions, and take a peek at Fool Culture.

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Oct 18, 2017

You asked for it! Today we tackle one of our most requested topics, as David is joined by Motley Fool Analyst Aaron Bush, to discuss the past, present, and future of blockchain technology. What is a blockchain? What companies are benefitting from them? Should you buy some Bitcoins? Tune in to find out!

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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.”

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