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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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Mar 16, 2016

It's week 3 of Risk Month here at the RBI Podcast, and today we wrap up with points #21 - #25 of our risk scoring system. With these final questions we turn up the Foolishness and break a few of our own rules!

Mar 9, 2016

March is Risk Month here at the RBI Podcast, and today we continue with points #11 - #20 of our quantitative investment risk scoring system. The competition, the stock, and the management get the spotlight this time, along with a little secret sauce involving The Motley Fool's premium services.

Mar 2, 2016

As promised, March is Risk Month here at the RBI Podcast, and today David lays out the structure of his unique 25-point system for quantifying the risk levels of your investments. This is not just a nebulous “high, medium, low” rating; rather, this is a methodical scoring system that you can use yourself to assess the long-term safety of the companies you love.

Feb 24, 2016

The last Wednesday of the month means it's mailbag time! David answers your questions about how to avoid watering weeds, why adding to winners is the key to investing success, what to do with big losers, and "potentially" much more.

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Share your opinion on your favorite stocks, and keep score on your predictions alongside David on Motley Fool CAPS.

Feb 17, 2016

How do you spot Amazon in 1997? Or Starbucks in 1998? How do you know to double down on Netflix in 2004? Today David looks at how we can see the light of optimism through the pessimism of conventional wisdom - and profit by investing in tomorrow's success stories.

Feb 10, 2016

We don't believe in timing the market, but we do believe in taking advantage of a market drop to buy long-term positions in stellar companies. Today David highlights 5 under-the-radar, lower-risk companies with great prospects and discounted price tags. 

Feb 3, 2016

The words we choose when we talk about investing reveal a lot about our thoughts, biases, and motivations. This week, a little rant on diction, etymology, and cliché, along with some thoughts on how better to speak of our investing motives.

Jan 27, 2016

It's the month-end mailbag episode! David Gardner answers questions about hating through inheritance, beating the efficient market, what Star Wars means to Disney, and more. Submit your own question for next month's mailbag on Twitter (@RBIPodcast).

Jan 20, 2016

Not to be mistaken for Luke Skywalker's little green guru, YODA is a helpful mnemonic for some (though not all) of the key traits that David likes to find in managers of companies he’s considering for investment. Help you it will!

Jan 13, 2016

If your New Year’s Resolution for 2016 was to get into the stock market, you might be worried that you made the wrong move. Fear not! A little historical perspective and a long-term point of view will set you right. Get invested, stay invested, don’t start judging your investments until at least 2019.

Jan 6, 2016

As Rule Breaking investors, we often focus on things that others miss. David shares what he'll be focusing on in 2016, and invites you to share your focus with us at @RBIPodcast.

Dec 30, 2015

Maintaining our new end-of-month tradition, David Gardner answers listeners’ investing questions submitted on Twitter (@RBIPodcast).

Dec 23, 2015

We work hard for our money. Why would we forfeit the enjoyment and utility of using this capital now? As investors, we forgo the instant gratification of spending and take on the risk that we may even lose it all. Why? As David explains, it’s for all the right reasons.

Dec 16, 2015

Cyberpunks, Dead Heads, Fools… not all of the best investing ideas come from business books. Today David shares some of the most inspiring quotes he’s collected over the years, often from the most unexpected of sources.

Dec 9, 2015

Frameworks – especially those that can be explained in a matrix – are common in investing, but what should rule-breaking investors think about them? David Gardner discusses the pros and cons of those ubiquitous style boxes, and shares a couple of his own.

Dec 2, 2015

Have you ever wondered how companies create a great company culture -- and how The Motley Fool has created and sustains an award-winning culture of its own? In this episode, David Gardner brings in members of The Fool's own People Team to share insights for investors and entrepreneurs alike.

Nov 25, 2015

Mixing it up this holiday week, David Gardner answers listeners’ investing questions that were submitted on Twitter (@RBIPodcast).

Nov 18, 2015

We all feel like the world's worst investor sometimes. David coaches on how to handle yourself - and your portfolio - when the market is down and your confidence in your investing abilities has been dragged down with it.

Nov 11, 2015

You’ve heard about Netflix – but what about Middleby? David Gardner talks about MIDD and four other lesser-known – but compelling – companies.

Nov 4, 2015

David Gardner shares three principles he uses when evaluating potential rule-breaking investments -- plus several principles from our listeners.

Oct 28, 2015

David Gardner explains seven Foolish principles that long-term investors can use to guide how they invest – and introduces a challenge for listeners.

Oct 21, 2015

There are five important qualities that all great businesses share. David Gardner unpacks these traits and how both investors and entrepreneurs can use them to improve their results.

Oct 14, 2015

You’ve probably heard of the Hype Cycle. But what is it, and how does it apply to long-term investing? David Gardner explains.

Oct 7, 2015

Investing is as much about psychology and intellect as it is reading financial statements. David describes three kinds of thinking that investors can use to get an edge.

Sep 30, 2015

How do you invest in a world that is changing faster than ever before? David Gardner shares five insights into how rapid innovation impacts investing.

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