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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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Aug 31, 2016

What your business can learn from the US Military, why America will keep on winning, how to conduct a public Q&A session, and other learnings from David's experience with the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference. Plus, a few items from the August mailbag.

Aug 24, 2016

Today David inspects an F-35, fires an M-16, overlooks combat operations, flies in a Blackhawk helicopter, and lands on an aircraft carrier. Has he joined the Special Forces? No, but as a member of this year's Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, David has had the remarkable opportunity to visit with the United States Armed Forces up close, and has come back with stories to share.

Aug 17, 2016

In this fourth installment of RBI's "Great Quotes" series, we're digging into the past with words of wisdom from philosophers and founders, and then jumping to present-day Foolishness – all in the service of helping you create a better future.

Aug 10, 2016

In 1998, Tom & David made an appearance on ABC's The View and recommended a company for investment. Six weeks later, they were invited back to explain why the stock had already dropped by 33%. Luckily we are still keeping score -- and are still invested. Today we take a deep dive into one of the great companies of our time and its truly visionary CEO.

Aug 3, 2016

In 1997 The Motley Fool publicly shorted Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts (DJT). In 1999, after the stock had dropped significantly, David got a call from the CEO, Nicholas Ribis. He invited a handful of Fools to Trump Tower in New York City to hear a defense of the business, and to meet The Donald in person. Here's what happened.

Jul 27, 2016

Should you buy in thirds or set limit orders? What's the big deal about Pokemon Go? Why would anyone ever own a bond with a negative interest rate? And why isn't The Motley Fool a public company? All this and more in this month's mailbag!

 

Jul 20, 2016

State lotteries, disclaimers, and soaps that don’t lather… From the sublime to the ridiculous, David shares his list of pet peeves.

Jul 13, 2016

Five companies that we like over the next 3 years - all inspired by The United Kingdom's recent move to withdraw from the European Union.  

Jul 6, 2016

Motley Fool CAPS (caps.fool.com) is a free service you can use to test your stock-picking prowess. You don’t have to risk any money in the market, but you will be scored for your performance. At the age of 8, David’s son Zack started picking stocks on CAPS, and now, nine years later, you may be surprised by how well he did. Today, a teenaged Zack is in the studio to review those picks, his reasons for making them, and the lessons learned growing up with a Rule-Breaking dad.

Jun 29, 2016

Are you cut out to pick stocks or should you stick to index funds? Should your first thought be your final thought? Is what to buy > when to sell? All this and more as we go over your questions and comments in today’s monthly mailbag episode!

Jun 25, 2016

A few minutes with Rob Daviau in last week's podcast was simply not enough! In today's extended interview, David digs deeper into Daviau's disruptive game design, how he runs his business, and where he finds his inspiration.

Jun 22, 2016

What's more exciting than the next hot IPO? The release of the next blockbuster board game, of course! Today we delve deep into David’s greatest obsession and see how his favorite games relate to you as an investor. And we meet Rob Daviau, a true Rule Breaker and designer of Pandemic Legacy Season One, which at least one sources ranks as the highest-rated of all-time.

Jun 15, 2016

Today David wants you to stay sharp with these simple life hacks. Tweak your thinking just a bit and soon you will be winning bar bets, giving great toasts, and of course, investing better. Do you have a favorite mental tip or trick? Share it with us on Twitter @RBIPodcast.

Jun 8, 2016

In this third installment of RBI's "Great Quotes" series, we're going all Buffett all the time! What is the market really for? Do we need to watch out for "Idiots"? What's the one thing we need to do to become better investors? Find out now from the man who invests like a girl.

Jun 1, 2016

Gather around our campfire for some stories about long-term thinking, investing in people, and the biology of business. Also, monkeys!

May 25, 2016

Should you add a new stock to your portfolio or double down on one of your winners? Why are corporations always the evil villains in the movies? Should your experience as a customer influence your investing decisions? Plus, an optimistic view on the future of Twitter. All this and more as Fools jump in on the May mailbag episode.

May 18, 2016

Today David looks at 4 potential buyout scenarios, and names 3 stocks in each that—for better or worse—look ripe for the picking. While it's fun to see stocks pop at the news of a buyout, in most cases we'd rather see our businesses continue as independent, pure-play investments.

May 11, 2016

Kara Chambers and Lee Burbage are “Resources for Humans” here at The Motley Fool. Today David brings them back to the show to discuss some incredibly helpful tools, tips, and techniques you can use to make your workplace culture shine. Thanks to Audible for supporting this episode. Get a free 30 day trial at audible.com/fool.

May 4, 2016

Today we present five stocks that are poised to win in the information economy – or as David puts it, the thinking economy. Tomorrow’s leading enterprises must be able to acquire knowledge, apply analytics, and use creativity every day to succeed, and these companies do that in spades!

Apr 27, 2016

How to manage a Rule Breaker portfolio, why a company's performance matters more than its stock's, thoughts on company buy backs, and more. Plus, was Kris Jenkin's last-second shot to win the NCAA National Championship really clutch? Fools weigh-in on the April mailbag episode.

Apr 20, 2016

Investing is about looking forward, not back, but we can always learn by examining our winners. Last year’s top 3 stocks in the S&P 500 were Netflix, Amazon, and Activision Blizzard. Today we explore what they have in common, and what they teach us about finding tomorrow’s winners. Also, we want to know your FANG score! Add it up on today’s RBI Podcast.

Apr 13, 2016

Wrapping up this two-part series on investing through the lens of sports, David presents five examples of misguided thinking that are frequently repeated in sports and then draws a direct analogy between each of those and a similarly bad investing cliché.

Apr 6, 2016

March brought us the Madness of college basketball, and April, opening day for Major League Baseball. In this two-part series, David describes his love of sports and cross-overs between that and investing. You can become a better investor by outthinking sports-talk analysts with their clichés and threadbare thinking.

Mar 30, 2016

As always, the last show of the month is mailbag time! Today David answers your questions about risk ratings, conscious capitalism, and when to sell stocks. Then we go Down Under to hear from an awesome Aussie Fool on international investing. Submit your own question for next month's mailbag on Twitter (@RBIPodcast) or by email (rbi@fool.com).

Mar 23, 2016

Investing books are all well and good, but life offers myriad sources of more inspiring material. Today David turns to gurus and geeks to find investing lessons that you probably won't learn in business school. This is the second entry in our recurring Great Quotes series which debuted last December.

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