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July Mailbag: Combat Football
At The Motley Fool, one of our core values is to "Top It!" We're always looking to go one better. Which is why we go out of our way to add dividends to our portfolio return calculations, conviction ratings to our stock picks, and an extra ball to the game of soccer. Guests Matt Argersinger, Yervand Khoranian, and Robert Brokamp make sense of all that and more on this week's midsummer mailbag.
Campfire Stories, Vol. 3: Community Voices
Pull up a bedroll, gaze up at the stars, and gather ‘round for a little extra warmth as we listen to some campfire stories from the RBI community. Hear tales of how a cheesecake can lead to financial independence, how to recognize an irrational market, the dangers of leverage, the value of investing together, and more.
Extra: Our Interview with Billie Jean King
Long-time producer Mac Greer joins David once again to discuss and feature our whole interview with tennis legend Billie Jean King.
Great Quotes Vol. 7: Making Potential Energy Kinetic
David turns potential into kinetic energy, navigating with a compass, bringing you technology steamrollers, OODA loops, and a different way to grade science exams. Oh, and his second favorite Fool quote ever.
David's Biggest Losers, Vol. 2
Last year around this time we released a two-part podcast entitled David's Biggest Losers. Let's make that a tradition here and talk about another half-dozen stocks that have performed poorly over the past 3 years. We don't like to dwell on failure—and indeed can learn a lot more by studying our wins—but it's good to eat some humble pie once in a while and remember that we don't have to win them all to win the game.
Foolish Superheroes
In the early years of The Motley Fool, an unlikely opportunity came knocking. This is the tale of how David almost became the next Warrior Princess -- and a lesson in how keeping the long game in mind will help you in life, in business, and in investing.
5 Stocks The World Needs Right Now
In a world of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” the political climate seems ever more chaotic and unpredictable. But as investors, by definition, we take a long-term view. And we look to businesses and innovators, not politicians, to bring us into the future. Today, David picks 5 companies that are likely to help us through these troubled times -- and become ever more valuable for doing so.
Gotta Know The Lingo
From the earliest days of The Motley Fool, our mission has been to "Educate, Amuse & Enrich." Today we double-down on the "Educate" with an exploration of some commonly used financial terms. Guest analysts Andrew Fredrickson, Abi Malin, Aaron Bush, and Jim Mueller join David to define and discuss net profit margin, cash flow vs. net income, dividend yield, burn rate, and spiffy-pop!
April Mailbag: How To Get Your Questions Answered
Our mailbag is an embarrassment of riches! So many great questions that we can’t possibly get to them all, which is indeed a great problem to have. After a quick guide on how to get your questions answered, both here and elsewhere at The Fool, David takes on how many stocks make the perfect portfolio, how much cash to save for the next down market, how to add to winners, and much more.
Deborah Meier’s Habits of Mind
Often the best way to improve our investing is to improve our thinking. And to improve our thinking, it’s often helpful to reach outside of the disciplines of investing and business. Today we delve into the teachings of education reformer, Deborah Meier, and the “5 Habits of Mind” that she believes should be taught to all 21st Century students. Perhaps these habits should be taught to 21st Century investors as well!
Dark Clouds I Can See Through
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.
The Language of Investing
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.
The YODA Method of Measuring Management
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!
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.
Extra: Mr. Rogers' Foolish Neighborhood
Rule Breakers are often loud and abrupt, like the sound of shattering glass. But sometimes the most profound Rule Breakers are quiet—changing the landscape over time with gentle consistency. Fred Rogers, through his long-running TV Show, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, broke through the noise and brashness of his time with a soft-spoken kindness that shaped generations. This interview was recorded in 2002. Won't You Be My Neighbor, a documentary about Fred Rogers, opens in theaters this weekend.
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 4
Multiply share price by shares outstanding, add a pinch of Trebek, mix sports metaphors liberally, and you get The Market Cap Game Show! Matty Argersinger joins us once again to see if he can beat you at David's devilish game. Thanks to Blooom and Casper for supporting the show. Get a month free with and code fool. Sponsored link: code fool.
June Mailbag: 20 Years A Fool
Today we go through 20 fantastic lessons learned over 20 years of investing Foolishly. And that's just one of our mailbag items. We also bring in Foolish experts Dylan Lewis, Mark Brooks, and David Kretzmann to answer your questions. And finally... about that breaking glass at the show open -- will it stay or will it go?
Stock Stories, Vol. 2
Not every stock is a "story stock" but every stock does have a story. Today David, some Motley Fool analysts, and special guest Dan Pink all share their stock stories, and the lessons learned along the way.  Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to and get a $50 credit toward your first job post.
5 Mm Mmm Good Stocks
Conventional wisdom would have it that throwing a dart at a list of stocks would give you little chance of beating the market. But what if the list of stocks was the Supernova Universe? And what if the dart landed on the letter M? Let's just say we've never let conventional wisdom slow us down. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting Rule Breaker Investing. Go to and get a $50 off your first job post.
November Mailbag: A Family Gathering
Our mailbag is a veritable cornucopia of questions this month, and in the spirit of the season, we’ve gathered some of our Foolish family together to answer them for you. Joe Perna looks at the benefits of giving stocks to charity, Jeff Fischer shows how options can fit into your long term strategy, and Ally Wines suggests a service to help you with your 401(k) allocations. Plus, some praise for Roy, more pet peeves and a mea culpa. Pull up a chair and dig in! Thanks to Slack for supporting Motley Fool. Learn more at
Rule Breaker Gift-Giving Special
Most everyone is looking for gift ideas this time of year, so we’ve brought some of the Fool’s best gift-givers into the studio to share their ideas and advice. From frugal to financially savvy, meaningful to whimsical, we’ve got you covered. And to top it off, David shares his top 5 board-games to wrap and deliver! To get a limited-edition holiday shave set while supplies last, go to
Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
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! Thanks to Harry’s for supporting Motley Fool. Get your Free Trial Set – go to    
July Mailbag: Netflix Up 100X
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.
Racing to the Top: An Interview with McKenna Haase
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.
Why We Misunderstand Each Other
Nick Epley is a social psychologist and the author of "Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want." Today David speaks with Nick about the errors we make when we try to understand each other, why we fail at The Newlywed Game, and the dangers of anthropomorphizing stocks. Thanks to Harry’s for supporting Motley Fool. Get your Free Trial Set – go to
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Jul 8th, 2015
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Dec 4th, 2019
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