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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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Jul 10, 2024

In this landmark episode, David reviews and shares perspectives and learnings from the entire collection of 30 five-stock samplers picked from 2015 to 2021, and reviewed into 2024. Using his special 10 1/2 chapter format, David reflects on the themes, results, and lessons from six years of stock picking. How’d we do?! Discover the highs and lows, the glory and the pain, and the enduring principles of Rule Breaker Investing.

Companies Discussed: AAPL, AMZN, BKNG, DIS, GOOG, IPGP, MELI, NFLX, NVDA, PTON, SE, TDOC, TSLA, TWOU

 Host: David Gardner
Producer: Desiree Jones

Jul 3, 2024

Independence Week in the United States is the perfect time to explore financial freedom. This week’s podcast highlights five key points leading to financial independence, featuring insights from American history, Rule Breaker listeners, and David himself. Rediscover Ben Franklin’s wisdom, the Diderot Effect, and Yankee ingenuity. Learn from listener stories about frugality, teaching financial literacy, and entrepreneurial success. Stories and inspiration helping you achieve financial freedom, American-style.

Jun 26, 2024

It’s Rule Breaker Investing’s first-ever outtake — what stock could we NOT feature on last week’s Market Cap Game Show, and why? Bill Barker joins in for a few laughs. David closes out “5 Stocks Pursued by a Bear,” explores with Jim Mueller if The Motley Fool gives options advice, and welcomes a visit from Sean Milliken, head of the Fool’s latest fund. Mailbag!

Companies Discussed: AAPL, AXON, DAVA, NFLX, PTON, SNBR, TTD, U, Z

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Bill Barker, Sean Milliken, Jim Mueller
Producer: Desiree Jones

Jun 19, 2024

The first of the new season, this week’s Market Cap Game Show features an epic showdown between two Bills full of humor, precision(!), wild guesses, and a miss by the thinnest of margins. (Ever!) Can you outscore one… or both… Bills?

Companies Discussed: QCOM, CHWY, SNBR, CAVA, MANH, IT, VZ, TGTX, QRVO, TMDX

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Bill Barker, Bill Mann
Producer: Desiree Jones 

Jun 12, 2024

For the second week in a row, David launches Volume 1 of a new episodic series. This time it’s “Pet Perks,” a celebration of the small joys that enhance our investing, business, and life. What little things make a big difference? Tune in for practical tips and a touch of humor as we explore the finer points of living a Foolish life. 

 

 

 

 

Jun 5, 2024

This week, ChatGPT asks David its five “most thought-provoking questions” about Rule Breaker Investing, and he takes his best shot answering every one! Cutting-edge technology meets timeless investing wisdom in our newest episodic series.

Stocks Mentioned: 
META, ABNB, UBER, CAVA, SG, TOST, OLO, NFLX, TSLA, NVDA, AXON, CMG, MELI, WRBY, AMZN

May 29, 2024

The fifth Wednesday of May brings us a mailbag to close out a remarkable month reflecting back on dividend stocks, David’s birthday learnings, and most of all a provocative and deep mailbag entry, a reflection on three new additional laws to consider….

 

Stocks mentioned: NVDA, CMG, MELI 

May 22, 2024

We celebrate the breaking of rules, but… laws? Not so much. This week, David returns to this episodic series to cover six more laws that will level up your game and make you smarter, happier, and richer.

(5:08) Newton’s First Law of Motion
(11:16) Arthur C. Clarke’s Second Law
(16:07) Sutton’s Law
(24:47) Amara’s Law
(32:15) Cunningham’s Law
(37:17) Hofstadter’s Law

May 15, 2024
It's the gift that keeps on giving. As we celebrate David’s birthday, we'd like to thank you for all the notes, emails, and tweets summarizing the lessons that matter most to you. Let's celebrate!
  • (8:51) Investing
  • (41:26) Business
  • (45:45) Life
Companies Mentioned: AAPL, CMG, NFLX
Host: David Gardner
Producer: Dez Jones
May 8, 2024
In this week’s episode, the ninth in this historic series, David rummages around the archives to bring back another five standout Rule Breaker insights to improve your investing, business, and life. Featured Blast From The Past Topics:

  1. Style-Boxing
  2. Add Up, Don't Double Down
  3. Navigating the Emotional & Practical Challenges of Selling a Business
  4. The Power of Being a "For" Person
  5. Ron Washington’s Lesson: Character Matters
May 1, 2024

Did someone say free money?! After 4 years, we’re diving back into the world of dividend investing with David’s dividend friends Buck Hartzell & Matt Argersinger.

David breaks down dividends in chapters:
   Chapter 1: The Shift Away from Dividend Investing
   Chapter 2: Their Practical Value
   Chapter 3: Challenges & Misconceptions
   Chapter 4: Stock Buybacks vs. Dividends
   Chapter 5: Spotlight on Stock Picks & Strategies

Guests: Buck Hartzell, Matt Argersinger
Stocks Mentioned: GOOG/GOOGL, BRK-B, EBAY , HSY, RPM, SBUX, EGHSF, BIP or BIPC,  MTY

Apr 24, 2024

Happy Shakespeare’s Birthday! On our 102nd Mailbag: Is gold a golden investment? What do ETFs that rebalance get right... and wrong? And do you: Buy Now, and Pay Later? David is joined by fellow Fools Andy Cross and Robert Brokamp to tackle these questions, and more... and producer Rick Engdahl closes it out with a special announcement. It's our April Mailbag! Fool on.

 

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Andy Cross (8:35), Robert Brokamp (24:24)
Producer: Dez Jones

Apr 17, 2024

In the 18th installment of our Great Quotes series, we delve into Shakespeare's "As You Like It," the play that inspired our company's name. David explores five compelling quotes from the Bard's beloved comedy, explaining how they can make us smarter, happier, and richer. Join us as we uncover centuries-old wisdom the play holds for investors.

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Desiree Jones

Apr 10, 2024
Apr 3, 2024

What makes someone an optimist? How do you embody optimism? Who is on your Mount Rushmore of Optimists? And, should we “gather all the optimists and eat the pessimists”?! Cultivating optimism, with Bill Burke, founder of The Optimism Institute.

Mar 27, 2024

The 101st mailbag may not seem as momentous as the one that ended with "0" but Fools know that big round numbers are just a milestone on the path to the future. Today we mark our charts for the course ahead, and hear from the delightful crew that we're sailing with on this ship of Fools. Yo, ho, ho, it's the March Mailbag!

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Mar 20, 2024

It all comes down to this... Who will be the National World Champion of The Market Cap Game Show? In one corner is Bill Mann and in the other is Andy Cross, both investing gurus and indelible Fools. But we're betting on you to come out smarter, happier, and richer as we all play and learn together!

Companies discussed: UNP, WD, UBER, SYNA, SRAD, USB, NARI, DXCM, TDOC, PI, LYV

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Bill Mann, Andy Cross
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Mar 13, 2024

We hope you've filled out your bracket because we're back with the second match of the March Market Cap Madness Final Four. Today it's the OG, Matt Argersinger up against the globetrotter, Bill Mann! Who will make it to next week's final? You will, Fool!

Companies discussed: ELF, MIDD, CCL, ABNB, BRC, EBAY, CRNC, KLG, PAC, BBW

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Bill Mann, Matt Argersinger
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Mar 6, 2024

The Olympics. The World Cup. The Super Bowl. These competitions bring the world together to back their favorite teams as they compete for the ultimate title. But March Market Cap Madness has an even bigger draw, because you not only get to root for your favorite; you get to compete! Strap in and get your pencils ready, it's go time!

Companies discussed: INTU, CMG, MMM, LUV, NTB, TSLA, SNBR, DOC, SSNC, VBAH

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Andy Cross, Emily Flippen
Producers: Dez Jones, Rick Engdahl

Mar 2, 2024

When the party's over, turn out the lights? No way, Fool! Head on over to the after-party and keep the good times rolling! Last Wednesday we had an epic 100th mailbag, joined by several of our long-time listeners. Today we extend that conversation and dig-in to four beautiful questions to make us all smarter, happier, and richer.

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Jason Moore, David Geck, Jumm, Adam Nelson, Mike McMahon, Jason Newman
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Feb 28, 2024

We've always held that the mailbag is a chance for us to learn from each other; to hear the thoughts of Fools from around the world who listen to the show and then respond with wisdom of their own. Today, as we celebrate our 100th mailbag, we're kicking it up a notch! Get ready to meet seven of our most brilliant and prolific correspondents, and this time hear their voices as well as their stories.

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Jason Moore, David Geck, Jumm, Jason Trice, Adam Nelson, Mike McMahon, Jason Newman
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Feb 21, 2024

It's time again for an old format, a new show, borrowed wisdom and some blue sky thinking! You don't have to be a bride to join in the good luck this week.

  • (04:31) Style Boxing
  • (14:23) The Golden Ticket
  • (21:43) The Why of Work
  • (29:25) A Study in Blue

Companies Mentioned: MORN, DIS, ABNB, NFLX, TSLA

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Feb 14, 2024

Does cost equal quality? Can your smart watch make you even smarter? And where on Earth is rule.breaker.investing? You're about to be smarter, happier, and richer, Fool! Time for some tips, tricks, and lifehacks.

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Feb 7, 2024

Stocks, bonds, ETFs, real estate, crypto, art... Wait, what? Art? Is that a thing that you can invest in? There are always more rules to break, Fool! Today we're here to explore the world of art investing. Is it our area of expertise? No. Do we have guests who can teach us where to begin and guide us along the way? You bet! There's wine and cheese in the corner; take a look around and be sure to ask about the context.

Host: David Gardner
Guests:  Tonya Turner Carroll, Michael Carroll
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Jan 31, 2024

Do you own the Magnificent 7? Do you remember FAANG stocks? Do these arbitrary groupings matter? Only if you keep score, as one listener reminds us! Yes, it's the mailbag time of the month again, where we hear from you about what you've learned, what you're teaching, and what you're looking forward to.

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

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