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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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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.

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.

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